AMA with DuelistKing, the next IFO project on PancakeSwap
Hi CAKE holders! It’s almost time for the next IFO with DuelistKing on 27th Oct.
In order to get to know them deeper, we held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the team. Here’s how it played out!
What is an IFO?
An IFO (Initial Farm Offering) is a token launch event where you can buy brand new tokens using CAKE-BNB LP tokens.
Questions and Answers
Q: Please briefly introduce yourself and the project, DuelistKing.
A: My name is Nicole and I have been in the blockchain space since 2016 and my most recent job is Head of International Marketing at Tokocrypto — the largest exchange of Indonesia and the company behind TKO token — the 19th project launched on Binance launchpad.
A bit intro about us: Powered by in-house Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Oracle and Random Number Generator, Duelist King is the first generational NFT card game that aims to transform the way people play, participate and earn in card games through top-notch game play, asset designs and advocacy for the sustainable future of Win2Earn.
Q: Why did you choose PancakeSwap to land on the network?
A: PancakeSwap is definitely one of the biggest names in the space that we wish to partner with and introduce our awesome game to the crypto space!
As the first Gamify project to launch on PancakeSwap after 6 months, Duelist King has achieved a number of milestones to get here:
- completed our first NFT offerings with 250,000 NFTs sold out in less than 45 minutes
- hit a record number of registrants and participants on the official launchpad of Cardano as the most popular IDO project on October 21st.
- Scored as the first cross-chain NFT game built on BSC and Cardano and officially supported by Fantom, Polygon and Cronos (powered by Crypto.com).
I saw one question from the community about what kind of partnership we can bring to the Pancake community so yes, I believe we can bring a lot of values to the PancakeSwap community and leverage the support to build a REAL blockchain game with distinct users’ experiences 😄
Q: There are many games in the ecosystem today, what makes you unique?
A: First of all, it’s about the game play and game design. We have completed a playable demo for private access with intensive efforts in game design and outlook. A game teaser can be found HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDNydwAeUE). We want to give people a game that FEELS and LOOKs like a game since people do not need to know if it’s built on blockchain or not.
Secondly, we have developed our own in-house development infrastructure including Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Oracle and Random Number Generator. Duelist King platform is built on BSC and Cardano and supported by Fantom, Polygon and Cronos (powered by crypto.com) to provide a cross-chain supporting platform for NFTs and later Duelist King tokens. This will make sure our gamers won’t have to think twice about which chains or which platforms they have to hop in or hop out to enjoy the game.
Thirdly, we are one of the first to advocate for Win2Earn. Win-to-Earn or #Win2Earn focuses on creating a game where the players are there first to enjoy the gameplay, then to engage with the gaming ecosystem, and finally to earn real-world values tied to in-game engagement including quests, battles and tournaments. Due to the overcrowded and much less affordable Play2Earn space, we want to introduce a game with a lower entry barrier yet still exciting and addictive to play on a regular basis! All of our cards are distributed randomly at the face value of 1 USD where you can have anything from a Common to a shiny pricey Legendary Card.
Lastly, we want to bring community engagement in game to the next level. Duelist King allows the community of gamers, creators and collectors to be part of the game like never before — they can participate in the game plus vote their favorite game play and game design to jointly craft a genuinely community-centric NFT game! When the full DAO model is deployed by the end of next year, Duelist King will evolve towards a real community-owned game!
Q: I saw there is a “lucky wheel” on your website, could you explain a little bit more about what that is?
A: That’s right, lots of our community really love it 😄 We had close to 200,000 spins in the last lucky wheel campaign 😉
Lucky wheel is used as our reward program for the first card sales buyers and later as community engagement to educate our community about Duelist King. We do run the incentives program from time to time to reward early and loyal believers in Duelist King.
People can get free spin, free NFTs, cash in USDT etc. with the lucky wheel so make sure it’s your turn next time 😎
Q: How did you feel when you saw the 250,000 Nfts sold out in less than 45 minutes?
A: We actually did not expect that since we didn’t do any mass marketing before that. We were overwhelmed by the community support and some members cried with us since they couldn’t lay their hands on even a single card 😄 To be frank still there were some technical hiccups at our first sales, hence we are trying hard to rectify it so that our community can enjoy their hassle-free card sales in November.
Some of the lucky winners at the AMA today will be able to have our cards to use in the game so please stay tuned!
Q: How does the affiliate program work?
A: We welcome all advocates and believers of Duelist King with a sizable community outreach to partner with us in card sales and marketing campaigns.
Our affiliates can enjoy up to 40% commission on our card sales (roughly valued at 1 billion USD over 2 years) plus other perks such as joining our leaderboard club to have rewards from buying cards, holding tokens, call for and participating in community voting.
The higher rank you have, the more reward you are entitled to so sign up with us! 🚀🚀🚀
Q: Speaking about rewards, another question from the community: will there be rewards for early adopters?
A: We already did the first round of airdrops to our early donors and followers back in early August. Our community can try out either a Free2Play version of the game or the Standard version that comes with a lot of perks corresponding to their engagement and contribution in the game
Last but not least, early investors in our tokens can definitely expect more holding pressure of the tokens as it’s the governance token in our ecosystem that comes with numerous utilities such as life-time discount to cards, staking to mint rare NFTs and gamers can use tokens later to deposit for in game points and buy cards in late 2022.
Q: The graphics and the NFTs look amazing, what inspired you to create the entire ecosystem?
A: Our founder is a game nerd and he’s been itching to create a kick-ass game with appealing designs.
When it comes to blockchain games these days, normally the ‘blockchain’ part outweighs the ‘game’ one although I think it should be the opposite.
People should be able to enjoy a hassle-free kick-ass game that comes with lucrative earnings without having to master the underlying infrastructure i.e. blockchain.
Ultimately the gamers’ experiences should be the end game and we are striving to elevate such experiences of blockchain games through Duelist King.
A: We have 3 revenue streams:
- Token sales
- Card sales
- Marketplace transaction fee
🌟@VenomOct: Do you consider community and gamer feedback during development of UI/UX optimization, and addition of new items/characters in DuelistKing game, so that your platform will be the best gaming platform?
A: We are a community driven project. We will have votings for our community to help decide the next card design which will go LIVE in the game!
@Naureuri: Collaborations and partnerships are some of the most important cornerstones to help improve adoption. Can you tell us about your current partners, plans for partnerships and what everybody stands to gain from these partnerships?
A: We do engage 20+ KOLs, investors in different countries and regions so we can tap in different local communities. Also we are acquiring some key partnerships with DePay payment solution provider, Refinable NFT marketplace, Ludena Protocol for social gaming platform engagement and JennyDAO for more rare NFTs.
As you can see we are rounding up our partnership circle with credible names that can bring huge benefits to our users. We do other promotion, airdrops and community schemes too — just that everything will tie back to the community and we want to make you feel like the owners of Duelist King as well.
We are built on Cardano and BSC and officially supported by Fantom, Polygon and Cronos (powered by crypto.com) hence our community and network will be cross-chain as well 🙂
A: Character (including Healer, Attacker and Hybrid) can be played by its own while Magic has to be used in combination with the Character and they are categorized in 4 elements of Thunder, Ice, Fire and Poison for now — we will be introducing more elements.
🌟@StefP247: Question (about rarity of the cards in a loot box): In theory, we can get 5 legendary from a loot box, that’s the best case scenario. But what’s the worst one? Is it possible to get 5 common cards or is there a minimum rarity per box (let’s say that 1–2 uncommon is/are guaranteed in a box)?
A: I wouldnt say its the worst or best since you can use the cards plus trade it at the same time 😄 But definitely the 5 common ones in a box comes with lowest power. We don’t control the rarity since the Oracle will do so so may luck be with you 🙂 You can shop a specific card on secondary marketplace later
🌟@ye2ars: NFT projects are based on Play2Earn, but it strikes me that Duelist King has focused mainly on promoting Play2win and Win2Earn, could you tell us about why you have taken this decision? What are the benefits of Win2Earn? What positive impact will this design bring to users?
A: We would consider ourselves to be an evolved version of Play2Win.
We want to draw attention from our people to the game first.
Our slogan is Free2Play — Play2Win — Win2Earn. We believe people need to Enjoy Engage and then Earn in the game.
A: We are offering the game play in Gwent style first yet there are 2 play modes — Free2Play which is more newbie friendly and the standard version that offers a higher strategization skills. Also Standard mode requires you to have 22 cards equivalent to 22 USD which is fairly low in terms of entry barrier vs. other card games so we do believe we can onboard more mainstream users.
A: Below are our token utilities:
- Governance tokens
- Life-time discount to boxes
- Staking to mint rare NFTs
- Deposit token to have in game points to use on marketplace
- Use tokens to buy cards
People can buy tokens on IDO with OccamRazer on Oct 21st and the upcoming IFO on Pancake Swap and soon other CEXes.
A: We do have a running Ambassador Program for Duelist King enthusiasts. Get involved TODAY: https://twitter.com/DuelistKingNFT/status/1447612894854647808?s=20
A: It is totally luck dependant. Our systems are created by RNG (Random Number Generator) Let’s say we know people who have hit the jackpot ;)
We will be announcing more lucky wheels VERY SOON.
@Abukaruba: What are the key milestones on DuelistKing’s roadmap — both things DuelistKing have already achieved and things that we can look forward to? Any partnerships and short/long term technical milestones that DuelistKing want to talk about or bring some attention to?
- Playable demo of the game as the first of its kind advocating for the Win2Earn narrative, by which game economics center around rewards and earnings for gamers based on their engagement in the game through quests, missions, battles and tournaments.
- Development of in-house infrastructure Development of in-house infrastructure including the DAO, Oracle and Random Number Generator, Duelist King is built on BSC and Cardano and supported by Fantom, Polygon and Cronos (powered by crypto.com) to provide a cross-chain supporting platform for NFTs and later Duelist King tokens.
- Initial NFT Offerings of 250,000 NFTs sold out in less than 45 minutes on September 15th 2021. Duelist King aims to distribute 10,000 unique designs in 1 billion cards in the next 2 years.
- Upcoming roadmap: Player vs. Environment game version will be ready by early Q1 2022 followed by Player vs. Player and multi-play feature by Q2 2022, by then Duelist King will be able to host tournaments for the community.
A: We are already partnering with some of the bigger names like NekoZ and some local guilds like GGG in Indonesia to make Duelist King get closer to the mainstream community.
A: You can lend your cards to earn profit or even merge cards to have a more powerful ones. Also you can list and trade on OpenSea and Refinable and soon other platforms.
Here you go — we have backers, media partners, allies to support with different aspects of game development and community support.
A: We offer a fair distribution platform that allows issuing cards in an exciting mystery box way yet giving everyone a feeling of fair and equal chance of winning. Also we offer various immediate utilities to our tokens like life-time discount to mystery boxes, governing rights in Duelist King ecosystem, staking to mint rare NFTs, cash out rewards in the game.
I do believe that the game play and game designs are vital for our project to stand out. We are not trying to jam in the P2E space although we do offer P2E feature. We are investing in Win2Earn — appealing people with our design and game play so they can Enjoy — Engage — Earn instead. Also we do offer lower entry barriers and Free2Play mode for newbies to try out the game.
A: Our tokens have come with a lot of ulitities with card discount, buying cards plus deposit to have in game points. Pancake Swap would also open 2 pools of Syrup Pool and Farm Pool once the IFO completes so you can definitely enjoy more liquidity with $DKT.
🌟 @NN_1971: Duelist King is said to be the first project built on DKDAO a blockchain-agnostic gaming platform. Can you tell us about your partnership with DKDAO? What advantages does building Duelist King on DKDAO network offer your game and ecosystem?
A: DKDAO is actually the underlying infrastructure of our game. That encompasses Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Oracle and Random Number Generator and we have developed everything in house. Other gaming studios might be able to leverage DKDAO platform to develop their own blockchain game.
We are also working on a gaming state channel to facilitate cross-chain transactions so people dont have to hop in hop off a certain chain to enjoy the game!
A: We will sell limited card molds per month where people can insert their favorite designs and customized packets of score to configure their own card. This feature will be available next year — and yes this suits with people who loves collectible and might use it in game or as collectible 🙂
A: We have a background of professionals who are experts in the crypto field. With over 6 years of experience in this niche field, we are confident that our team has all the skills required to be a successful project. We are global, as we have a team of people who operate from Vietnam, India and even Europe. Community is the pillar of our project and we are inclusive as we take them into account for our decisions.
A: A couple of ways for you to earn in our game
- Win a game to receive cards or artifacts (Win2Earn)
- Win a tournament to win stable coin and DKT
- Lend cards to other players and receive token from them
- Sell cards/artifact on marketplace
As a token holder and early adopters, you might stand a chance of joining our leaderboard club to have rewards from buying cards, holding tokens, call for and participating in community voting. The higher rank you have, the more reward you are entitled to.
🌟@novaorchan: Many people want to learn about your project but they have problem with English, so do you plan to spread awareness about your project in different countries where English is not good? Do you have a Marketing strategy aimed at developing many different communities such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Iran, … about your project so that they can easily communicate and understand Project.
A: We plan to integrate local language support. As for us, we ourselves are a global team so we do understand the need for localisation. We will have region specific communities soon to onboard anyone who wants to be a part of our journey and not limit them by their language.
Duelist King aims to be a truly global project with networks all over the world🙂
A: We have 20 team members based in Vietnam, Finland, Dubai, India, Africa and other countries. All of our information is public so you can check on our website.
The masterminds of DK are seasoned blockchain advocates and warriors who are passionate about blockchain and its ultimate goal in breaking silos and boundaries through community empowerment. Our founder and CEO is Chiro Tran who has been in blockchain space since 2015, his most recent job is Solution Architect of HexTrust — a digital asset custodian firm based in HongKong with clients are London Stock Exchange, Bank of Singapore, HSBC, etc..
A: We are actually thinking about this option of producing a physical card as collectible for those interested — we know how many TCG die-hard fans out there would love to feel the cards physically 😄 Please stay tuned till next year.
A: Building a kickass game that centers around game experiences with great game play and design. We definitely want to build a constructive and engaging community to have regular and constant feedbacks to our game.
A: Yes, you need a minimum of 22 cards to make your deck. Then you are ready for battle!
Message from DuelistKing team
The traditional game platform is quite rigid in terms of development and game setting — external parties cannot contribute, alter or vote for their favorite game design, game play or trade assets between different games. However this also presents lots of opportunities for blockchain to decentralize games, break the silos between games and defragment the distributor’s absolute power.
What matters with ‘Play2Earn’ is that it helps increase the experiences and incentives for users. TO us the experience of game players is the most important thing, that’s why our message is Free2Play — Play2Win — Win2Earn. This might sound old-schooled but we believe that the sustainable way to move forward with the game is to entice people with the GAME itself to Enjoy — Engage — Earn in the game.
Happy to be hear and share about Duelist King with you today so join our DK nerds team if you like what we are doing 😎
Thanks everyone for having us — such an amazing time with Pancake community ❤️
Message from PancakeSwap
It feels great to get back in the swing of IFOs and we’re super stoked to be working with DK for this round. GameFi is only just getting started, and BSC is already shaping up to be a really big player in the space.
Really looking forward to your IFO next week guys, but maybe even more than that, I’m especially looking forward to playing the GAME!
Thanks for joining us today.
Sale start time: Approx. 10am UTC on Wednesday 27th October 2021
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