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Apeiron x Satoshi Club AMA Recap from the 9th of February

Hello Dear satoshiclubers welcome to another AMA session

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Hello Satoshi Club community ! We are pleased to announce today AMA with Apeiron

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Let’s welcome our Guest from Apeiron @Frankbocheng

Hello welcome to Satoshi club

Frank

Thank you Jonah and… ROBOCOP!? Nice… Hello Satoshiclubers! Pleasure to meet you all!

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Today our special guests is @Frankbocheng

Welcome to Satoshi Club! Frank

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

We are Happy to have you here

How are you doing @Frankbocheng?

Frank

Pleasure to be here

This is how I feel right now

This is only my 3rd AMA….and please allow me to say…

The quality of the questions asked by this community… is on a whole another level compared with my first 2

Hats off to this community!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Thank you for your compliments

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

We have very smart and intelligent community members

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Also our member really curious and excited with Apeiron

Frank

I sure hope they are!

In my desperate gambit to prepare myself… I have actually set up template answers for all questions LOL

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Great Let’s start our AMA

Frank

The resulting document is longer than my whitepaper…

Frank

Lets go!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

So can you please introduce yourself to us, and How you got involved in crypto and Apeiron

Frank

Oh wow… that’s a long one… but pls.. allow me to engage in some epic copy and paste action for this intro

Yes! Hello everyone, Frank here . Quick rundown of my life -> born and raised in Hong Kong -> went to college in Wisconsin and worked in Chicago for 2 years as a management consultant -> went back to Hong Kong in 2009 to work in a private equity fund -> spent 6 years in the southern china region, investing and watching the tech and equity fund boom there -> then in 2016, I decided to leave the lucrative buy side and start my own digital entertainment company, one that focuses on game development and global franchising….

So yea… I am a silly dreamer…. who wants to create something truly fun and interesting.

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Feel free to always do so

Frank

But yes… I love games, and one of my all time favorite genres was God Games (no i refuse to believe i have a god complex 🥸)… there are many classics out there, but they all have their successors and continuance till this day… but its just god games… this epic genre is almost nonexistent nowadays.. its a real shame.. but I understand… God games are incredibly complex games.. its a cross of aritifical life, simulation and real time strategy…. the scope and complexity is not something normal studios and teams would risk to take…

Frank

But hey, that’s where loyal fans and crazy dreamers like me come into the scene. Some games are just worth the effort and risk, given the right business model that is… and thank god for the arrival of blockchain… its the ultimate platform for epic games to be made!

Frank

So.. Apeiron’s production began when I first founded the company 6 years ago in 2016, with a small team of 5, we have been prototyping game designs, artwork, story and lore

Frank

Originally we intended for Apeiron to be a mobile game… but that never really sat well with me… the size and scope of Apeiron is just too large… and the F2P model just don’t fit very well with my grand dream of Apeiron as a franchise… then… came along the token driven model introduced by Axie Infinity and the play 2 earn movement last year!!

Frank

Walla!! We found the perfect model for Apeiron!!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

I like your silly dreams

Frank

Beginning in the middle of last year, We studied the axie model intensively and began pivoting our game designs to create a new token driven P2E model unique to Apeiron.

Frank

Thanks, its what keeps me alive

And yes… this is the birth story of Apeiron, the first P2E God Game on the blockchain. And how I got myself into crypto… and restless nights staring at the charts trying to prisoner dilemma and game theory my way out of rebase tokens….

Frank

Sorry for the long intro…

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the great intro , btw what is Apeiron?

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

It was detailed enough and gave us a full picture of how this Idea was given birth to

Frank

Apeiron! The first P2E god game on the block chain! Its a game that lets you… play God!

Would you like me to give a quick intro?

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Sure

Frank

well.. not that quick… but … I’ll try my best to shorten it

Frank

So… Apeiron.. to be honest, is a “wanna be” spiritual successor of a 2001 PC game Black and White by Lionhead Studios . We do, of course, add a lot of unique flavors of our own to it, there’s been a lot of break through in technology and consumer demand since 2001… not to mention… a whole play 2 earn economy now as well!

Frank

To briefly describe Apeiron…. is very tough for me… because Apeiron is actually a colossal of a project… but yea… I tried to explain that in a crazy copy and paste marathon yesterday and it took a good 20 minutes lol… so… I’ll spare you guys that TLDR material and give you an extremely gross simplification

Frank

Lets begin with our basic unit of play

Frank

So in order to play Apeiron you will need a Planet NFT to start, one Planet NFT actually consists of two things. The Planet itself, that’s where simulation play occurs… and an Avatar that allows you to explore the Godiverse and do combat!

Frank

When you start in Apeiron you’ll be the god of a planet. And you’ll do godgame simulation stuff 🪴, helping our Doods — they are kind of our mascots, cute and chubby guys — to build their societies. That’s these guys over here…

Frank

As you grow your planet, so will your Avatar! Once you unlock your Avatar, the game opens up, and you can do RPG exploration and combat as well, gather loyal Apostle Doods, collect sweet loot, all that good stuff.

Frank

Then finally you can trigger resets — that’s the roguelike part — and you get to do it all fresh in a new run, but with carry-over and progress in your divine powers and in unlocking the greater story in the Mythology Galaxies, which is where all the heavy Guild contents take place.

Frank

Now all of our game mechanics and in game choices are wrapped around a key fundamental theme, and that is… Good & Evil !

Many player actions and choices in Apeiron can cause a change in the player’s Alignment! If you are a good Godling, who always treat your followers nice, your Planet and Avatar and your people will be more heaven like!

If you treat them in an evil way, yes, you can slap your followers around and throw fireballs at them, they will worship you and give you power either way….but your world and your avatar will look more hellish and spikey!

Frank

We are so into this good and evil concept that we are creating a Discord quest bot that will come live next week, and community members can actually level up their Good and Evil roles by participating in daily miniquests

Frank

Well… I guess I’ll stop here… though this only covers 1/3 of what Apeiron actually provides.. but.. I guess that will do for a simple overview for now….

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Awesome

Frank

A borderline spam of an intro…

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the detailed introduction

Frank

Thank you for reading

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Its really great, i want to know the 2/3 part

Frank

would be my honor to show u

In our next AMA!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

To do so we will like to proceed to community questions are you ready?

Frank

letss goooo

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q1 from Telegram user @chinyere2020

The “Stars NFTs” in Apeiron are said to be similar to the “Lands” in other NFT games whereby, owners of a Stars NFTs will receive bonuses from other players activities happening within the Star’s system. According to your roadmap, you plan to launch the “Star NFT Presale” in Q2 2022. Can you give some details about this? What will be the total supply of the Stars NFTs? Will there be a limit to the number of Stars NFTs a single user can own? At what price will these Stars NFTs be sold during this presale? Are there plans for any whitelist for this presale?

Frank

ahh… the suns and stars of our godiverse

Frank

Our Godiverse game map is made up of 11,498 stars, where multiple stars join to form constellations, and multiple constellations form a galaxy.. and the galaxies themselves make up our Godiverse! There is no limit to how many Stars a user can own, you can even attempt to purchase all the stars in an entire galaxy if you wish! That would make you a pretty cool a despot of an entire galaxy… but… that would be no easy task. For the Stars are bought via Stella Tabular chests, and you cannot control what Star you are going to get!

The presale is in June, you will need to get whitelisted to participate, the current proposal, still under consideration, is for those who stake our governance token to get a chance to be whitelisted. Those who are whitelisted shall have first rights to purchase our Stella Tabular chests!

However

There actually is a more sure fire way to get automatically whitelisted… and that is by collecting our Origins Apostles which we are airdropping weekly now!Notice i have no emojis in this section… usually I even had time to add emojis to my template answers… but this communities’ questions are too hardcore, i had no time for emojis!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

How do users get to be beneficiaries of this Airdrop?

Frank

They will have to participate in the gleam tasks attached to each Apostle airdrop tweet every saturday

Frank

You guys are still good, we have 7 more airdrops incoming every saturday!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Oh great.. Satoshiclubers Take note of This

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Don’t miss this opportunity Satoshi Clubber !

Frank

Good luck! and if you don’t get it… psttt… there’s a prayer channel in discord… i tend to dwell there…

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

You mentioned that your map is made up of 11,498 stars will this be the only number of stars that will be available,or will this number go up in the future?

Frank

Not very likely in the forseeable phase that covers our team token unlock

Frank

of 6.66 years

Frank

there are many other big plans to be built within the Godiverse to realize its full dream first

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Thank you for your Great Answers

Robocop | Satoshi Club

In the future, can user trade this NFT ? which NFT marketplace will you use?

Frank

but then again… i may have underestimated the fervor of crypto communities…

Frank

Yes of course, before our game launch and before you use them in our game, all our NFTs will be tradeable in Opensea

Frank

Ohh… that should be the marketplace launch in our own website sorry

but yes, it is tradeable just like other NFTs

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the detail answer, its clear for me

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Ready for the next question now?

Frank

yes

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Lets go to next question?

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q2 from Telegram user @Modrumz120

From my exposure, i noticed that many NFT games rely on just two tokens, While Apeiron brings three currencies to the table. Which are Apeiros, Anima and Ringularity. Can you please elaborate abit more on each of these tokens and what are their significant impact and different in the Apeiron game platform? Can a user be able to get all these tokens at once? Are there any restrictions to the number of tokens a user can own if they wish to own all three(3) of these tokens? What are the requirements needed for users to be able to own all three of these mentioned tokens? Thank you.

Frank

Allow me to paste this here pls

So… a quick run through of our 3 tokens!

APRS is our governance token, akin to AXS of axie infinity, it has a limited supply of 1 billion. They can be acquired mainly from the exchanges or in the arenas as rewards in the higher tiers. They are used mainly for Celestial Conjunction (planet breeding) and Relic Minting. Player progress in Apeiron would normally be lost when you reset your planets to earn ANIMA. However, you could actually “save” part of your progress: the volcanoes and waterfalls you groom, the pyramids the doods built for you… and even heroic apostle you recruit from the dungeons! By consuming APRS, you can mint them into Relic NFTs, and use it in a new cycle right from the start! Or, you can always sell them in the marketplace!

Frank

ANIMA is our play 2 earn currency, akin to axie’s SLP, it is unlimited and minted by players themselves, it is created mainly by players “resetting” and sacrificing their progress. (much like tap tap games if you have played any) They will be used mainly for Chrono merging and Celestial Conjunction, that’s planet aging and planet breeding. Breeding should be easy to understand enough, but the planet aging part is new. For you see, Planets have an age in Apeiron, once minted, they will age, just like wine! Each month is like 100 years in Godiverse time, depending on the star you orbit around, some ages faster (due to gravity *wink*). The older your planet, the more Relic slots (aka equipment slots) it can hold. You can speed up aging, by merging another planet NFT with yours, which cost ANIMA only.

RNGU functions like a premium team 2 earn token, it is also unlimited and minted by player actions, but this one is REALLLL tough to mint, for you need to participate in Zodiac (guild) level events that take place in the Mythology Galaxies. The things you can purchase with RNGU in our market place are unique, limited, powerful and generally awesome. RNGU is managed and distributed by the Zodiac as a whole, the guilds can set their own incentives and distribution methods just like a mini dao to incentivize engagement themselves or follow out default distribution methods.

All Tokens shall be tradeable in various CEX and DEX, they can also be staked via unique yield farming mechanisms offered in our Marketplace (it is a unique and new staking and liquidity pool staking mechanism, but i can’t say more, it’s our secret weapon to revolutionize the P2E economy, sorry).

Frank

And… excuse me here… want to take this a little further…

So.. can a player earn every type of token? Yes, they will, but if one wants to maximize their yield, they should specialize. Allow me to paste this slide of what a quintessential Zodiac (guild) looks like in our late game

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Satoshi Club love secret

Frank

Lol .dont we all

Frank

So… this here is what a late game Guild in Apeiron looks like! With Star owners staking their Star NFT and players specializing in different roles to farm various Tokens and NFTs in Apeiron. This chart here is a simple breakdown using the classic Bartle Taxonomy of player types.

Frank

Given our game’s complexity and depth, no one can efficiently earn eeeverything Apeiron has to offer. The time, skill and commitment needed to reach the late levels and hone your play shall be an incredible journey in itself. Only by forming Zodiacs with a diverse range of players can players properly maximize utility as a team and take on the ultimate late game content! And of course, all in the purpose to earn the preciousssss ~~ Ringularity Token!

Frank

I swear my next answers wont be as long!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

I like how you’ve carefully thought out all the details..

Frank

Its a gargantuan project… i try to cram stuff in

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Haha..

Robocop | Satoshi Club

So which CEX/DEX already list the 3 token?

Frank

We spend a lot of time preparing ourselves… after all.. we have worked on apeiron for a long time… we need to do it proper

Frank

Haha… our first governance token is going to launch in April

We just finished pre-seed rounds

And just began our marketing MADNESS awareness month

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Awesome

Thank you for your Answers

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the detail answer

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Will you like to proceed to the next question now?

Frank

lets go

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q3 from Telegram user @DK177

I am curious to know more information on your Decentralized Governance. Although many projects introduce them as community-centered platforms, most of them are handled by a team. What about your situation? What are the decentralized features related to your Governance? You have mentioned every $Apeiros holder can become a DAO member and vote on proposals. To be eligible for this privilege, is there a minimum number of tokens to hold?

Frank

This one is short and sweet

Frank

We believe a true DAO should not only take into consideration the voting power of governance token holders

Being a P2E game, with 3 tokens, NFTs and a large gaming community

Well… soon to be large i hope..

Frank

We will consider the weight and fairness of all asset holders, to ensure the decision is made by the entire community, not just APRS holders!

Frank

Of course, APRS holders will have their fair share of votes… after all.. thats the fundamental point of a governance token

Frank

oops one sec

Frank

Epic copy and pasting fail…. but to answer the first part….yes, we will offer development direction votes for our governance token holders, we will offer our own proposals, as well as proposals from community suggestions up to be voted on. This will typically involve the use of our treasury, new content priority, funny good and evil scenarios with which the canon Apeiron story is gong to take etc….

Frank

And yup that’s that

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

With regards to the governance token is there any minimum required holding?

Frank

I certainly don’t think so

But we will hold a community announcement for our plans, to see if it rings a bell with the community first

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Great..

Thank you again for your great answers

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the answer, lets go to next question?

Frank

Thank you for bearing with my long answers in the beginning…

Yes lets go!

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q4 From Telegram User @V1ct0r_26

Hello, ApeironNFT’s Team!

Could you give us more information about the gameplay of Apeiron NFTs, please? I saw on your whitepaper that players will be able to engage in mind-teasing puzzles through the use of elemental miracles. So, will the game be a puzzle type game in every area or will it have different mechanisms depending on the mode we are playing? Also, what are these elemental miracles you talked about? How do they work and why are they needed to play? Do we need these elemental miracles to play in other aspects/modes of Apeiron or will they only be necessary on the puzzles modality? How can we get elemental miracles? Do you have by any chance any footage for us to see of how the game, puzzles and overall mechanisms will work? Thanks.

Frank

So.. simulation play

Frank

When you start in Apeiron you’ll be the god of a planet. And you’ll do godgame simulation stuff 🪴, helping our Doods — they are kind of our mascots, cute and chubby guys — to build their societies.

You will be using water miracles to cast Rain to grow trees and fruits. This will provide wood and food for the settlements to grow

You can use Fire to destroy things, or to throw fireballs at doods to keep them in line

You can use Air to cast gusts of mini tornadoes to blow things around and change landscapes

And you can use Earth to compress matter, (homage to From Dust), to create rocks and sand and lava!

By using the 4 elements in tandem, players will be able to answer the prayers of their Doods.But puzzle is more of a metaphor, the free rein of apeiron is a beauty in itself, shaping the world to satisfy your doods is one thing, but testing your miracles out to different effects on the doods, shaping the world to become a utopia… and be surprised along the way by what your Doods and yourself can accomplish via dedication and care…

There will be many future modes arising from apeiron, but I have to keep them under the radar now, can’t reveal everything in one AMA… where’s the fun in that! More gameplay footage will come out soon, stay tuned to our social media and communities!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

I hope the fire balls don’t destroy the doors

Frank

So.. jonah… do you see yourself playing…

Frank

A good or evil god?

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

A good one

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

We will be on the lookout for more information

Frank

Thank you satoshi, and I will look forward to coming back to provide more!

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Which one are the best? the good one or evil one?

Frank

With shorter.. more concise answers…

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

let’s wait till then and see

Frank

That’s a tough question, and there’s no right answer…

u speak like u already know me!The path to the end is probably a mixed one

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Oh yeah, you’ve proven your self in minutes

Frank

But.. if one could stay pure to their intent from start to the end…. that’s going to be quite an accomplishment

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Thank you for your Superb and detailed answers so far

Frank

Sounds ambigious BUT THANKS! Lets carry on

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Let’s proceed to the next question

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q5 from Telegram User @Rozielyna

I understand that accompanied by heroic Apostle Doods, Avatars are powerful constructs that Grows alongside the planets, and each planet has a unique and customizable Avatar with Different strength and weakness. How many Heroic apostle doods accompanies the Avatar ? Do users have direct access to the herioc apostolic Doods as the game begins? How many planets will a player need to start the Game? What are the unique skills and ability of the each of these heroic apostolic Doods? What happens when a users losses all their planet or Resets it ? Do you like Have a prototype of your Game?

Frank

Here we go

Just a disclaimer… this shot here is old… we have an awesome battle teaser coming up very very soon

Back to the question

Frank

1 planet is all that is required to start the game. Up to 4 Apostles Doods can accompany your Avatar in combat, the initial tutorial is always the last phase of development, so the decision is yet to be made. But we will likely be assigning the most generic Dood soldiers in the beginning. However, if you have been following our airdrop events lately, we are airdropped the 12 classes of apostles each week, if you manage to get your hands on them, you can use them with your first planet upon game launch. I can’t go into details of all 12 classes in this session. That’s not public yet and that is one longggg list.

All in game cinematics are done with our development build, the alpha is scheduled to be out in April.

Frank

Player Planets won’t be lost during resets, only progress

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

I’m sure A lot of Users are excited about this

Frank

My entire community of doods are excited to see it as well

Our artists put a lot of work into it…. and it shows

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Great..so there is not so much to worry about here

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Yeah.. I’m impressed with all I’ve seen and read so far

Frank

oh.. early game and mid game will be breezy enough… but the late levels are… well…

Frank

I don’t want to say sadistic… but it’s… dark souls challenging

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Beside 1 planet, what other preparation that new user must have to play the game?

Frank

Would love for those who have yet to see our simulation teaser trailer to take a look while I select the questions later

Frank

A determination to become a god, an adventurous heart, some time alone to be in awe with the godiverse….

Frank

That’s about it

Just 1 planet would do

Frank

and we will try our best to keep our planets accessible even for those who don’t manage to subscribe for a free seed planet or rent one from others

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Oh really adventurous

Frank

everyone in web3 is

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Thank you For your Great Answers

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Thank you for the detail answer

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Now it’s time for the last question of this first part

Frank

THank you for your kind words of encouragement

Frank

Lets goo

Robocop | Satoshi Club

Q6 From Telegram User @thisistoyin

On your Twitter Handle , i Noticed and Saw that Apeiron recently partnered with ZombieClub in an Whitelist NFT Spot Event, can you please give specifics on how to appropriately participate in this whitelist NFT campaign? I’m sure that there are lots of People here @Satoshi Club who doesn’t know about these Event, can you please give specifics on What the Necessary Steps and Procedures to follow in other for one to get Selected? When did this event take place, and How long would the Event last for? Can you also give specifics to the Numbers of Spots Available? When, where and how would the winners of this Event be Announced?

Frank

Ahh ZombieClub, our proud founding partners who supported us pretty much since we first surfaced in November.

Frank

ZombieClub recently emerged from the void as well, ZombieClub is Asia’s 1st web3 thinktank, pooling together many talents, celebrities and conglomerates around asia to promote best practices and awareness for web3 as a whole.

Their much coveted club membership, 6666 only in total will be one for the books in Asia

We are proud to be assisting them in offering 20 Whitelist spots in our community.

To get your chance at our 20 Zombie WL spots is pretty easy, just complete the tasks in our tweet’s gleam link.

And you will have a chance to be whitelisted! The event began yesterday and will end on 00:00 UTC, 11 Feb 2022. Winners will be announced on our twitter later in the same day when the event ends.

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

Another Opportunity Satoshiclubers

Frank

Get in and offer your brain early!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

What a perfect way to wrap up our first part

Now the challenge begins…

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

At this point out members are fully ready to rain down some questions from their keypads

Frank

Hanging on to my knickers

Lets go

Robocop | Satoshi Club

It has been an amazing time in this first part of the AMA

Is time to proceed with the second part, the live segment, are you ready?

@Frankbocheng

Frank

LFG!

Jonah 🏅🎹 | Satoshi Club

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