Saigon 💎 | OIG: Welcome back OIG! We are very excited to have with us today, Solchicks! The Leading NFT powered fantasy P2E fantasy game based on the Solana Ecosystem.
We have with us today @clintonlui (Investor Relations) and @stojjee (Corporate Development Lead) to lead the AMA with us.
Clinton and Ashlee can you please give a brief intro about yourselves to our community? 🙂
Ashlee: Hey guys!!
Clinton Lui: Hi Everyone!
Ashlee: My name is Ashlee, I’m from the corporate dev team at SolChicks! super excited to be here :)
Clinton Lui: I’m Clinton and I’m also from the corporate dev team at SolChicks. keen to answer some interesting questions today!
Ashlee: wooo wooo
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Awesome! Great to have you both with us here today!! Let’s kick it off and get into the game! 🙂
@stojjee Can you summarise for our community the basic premise/storyline of the game?
Ashlee: sure thinnnnngg!
We like to compare ourselves to a Diablo/League of Legends game with play to earn features. We have PvP and PvE features and players can also participate in Raids to winnings! You can get a feel for our game at Solchicks.io, have a play of our demo and let us know what you think by tweeting us
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Those are two pretty solid fantasy games you just mentioned, so we are very excited by what we’ve seen from SolChicks so far!
@clintonlui You have one of the largest and most qualified teams we have seen in a while! Can you tell us some of the experience and history of your core team?
Clinton Lui: Yep for sure!
Our management team consist of people who have extensive experience in finance and consulting roles from blue-chip companies like McKinsey, Bain and some have even been educated at Wharton (the best business school in the world)! This core team has allowed us to move very quickly in the past 10 weeks as you can see from the rapid growth of our social media (>100k in discord, Twitter and telegram!). We also have a korean game dev team that has experience working on major projects like Maple Story, PUBG and Axion, which has allowed to push out a game demo in a mere 10 weeks!
The combination of the two have made for a killer team 🙂
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Wow, it has seemed like a very accelerated growth for SolChicks, however watching you guys come together it does not seem rushed. But very organically as you have mentioned with the help of a great team backing!
@stojjee Tell us about the SolChick NFTs, we are in love with them buy the way! How many SolChicks are there? What are the different categories? What are their utilities and how can we earn from them? Where can we buy them?
Ashlee: Hehe there’s 10,000! we’ve already fitted the first 5,000. The next mint will be coming shortly! So follow our Twitter to stay up to date. There are different levels of rarity. In terms of utility, you can breed them and create more Solchicks!
buy them on major SOL nft marketplaces, Soloart is a good place to start!
There will be attributes for the head, eyes, accessories, clothing, shoes and background, these will include things like head-wear like a luffy straw hat, and eye-ware like sunglasses and also backgrounds like a desert. These attributes will provide slight buffs for in-game stats, however, the major determinant of a SolChicks ability will still be based on effort, and in turn, skill, to ensure a fair game rather than a pay to win model.
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Very cool!! So there will only ever be 10,000 ever minted?
@clintonlui How do the SolChicks work in regards to raising and nurturing them and earning experience for them?
Ashlee: hahah more info will be released closer to our game demo next year :)
Clinton Lui: The game has a pet interface for players to interact with the SolChicks in a variety of ways. This is to increase the sense of ownership and bonding between the player and their SolChick and will have actual gameplay implications. Players can interact with their SolChicks by feeding and playing with them, depending on how well-fed your SolChick is, this will have different in-game consequences.
Overfeeding your SolChick will actually limit your SolChicks battle effectiveness, breeding and experience gained, whereas starving your SolChick will punish the same in-game stats/features, so ideally you want to make sure your SolChick is well-fed to maximise in-game benefits. SolChicks will be able to earn experience via PvP, raids and also through periodically battling the SolFox to earn rewards.
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Great! So on top of levelling system, there is also a maintenance feature where you have to care for the SolChicks!
@stojjee What is the purpose of your $CHICK token? How will having it benefit a player? When and where can we get some?
Ashlee: There are two purposes of the CHICKS token: 1) it will be used as a governance token that will give holders the right to make important decisions for SolChicks as an organisation as we gradually become a DAO like structure, for example, these might include decisions concerning the allocation of our funds. 2) It will be used as a cost for breeding SolChicks. SolChicks breeding is a unique feature in our game that allows two SolChicks, once they reach a certain level, to hatch/mint a SolChick that potentially possesses rarer attributes than its parent SolChicks. There will be a limit to the number of times a SolChick can breed to preserve the scarcity of SolChicks.
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Gotcha, so there a ton of reasons that investors would want to hold onto $CHICK beyond the in-game utilities!
@clintonlui Tell us a little about the SolChicks Village, what is it and what are you plans for it?
Clinton Lui: Just to answer the last bit, our tokens will be launching on a range of launchpads TOMORROW on our IDO (26TH NOV 2PM UTC). We are hoping to be the largest IDO ever!
Clinton Lui: The full features of the SolChicks have yet to be fully decided but for those who have seen our game demo and plated it, we are definitely looking to allow for all sorts of interactions with other players, items and infrastructure.
It will most likely include different in-game characters that will be able to issue side-quests as well. A more comprehensive explanation of the functions of the SolChicks Village is expected to be released closer to the alpha release date.
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Right! So many great features to explore and to be revealed at a later date! And yes! We will get into this launchpad item in a little bit!
@stojjee What is coming up in your roadmap that we should be aware of? And what future features are you planning to add?
Ashlee: good question!
The most important dates include the IDO as you might have already heard about, which will be at 2 pm UTC on the 26th of November, which is tomorrow. Our alpha release is expected to be released in Q1 of 2022 (around Feb) and the full game released will be within the next year. A cool feature that will be added in the future includes farming (raising crops to earn EXP), the SolChicks Marketplace and also infrastructure ownership.
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Farming?! Oh man that’s cool. I think we all love a good farming feature in our video games haha!
Well, @clintonlui and @stojjee at this point we would like to turn it over to our community questions asked on Twitter where we received a great turnout. On top of this, you were also able to provide an amazing reward of FIVE EXCLUSIVE WHITE-LIST spots to SolChicks. This is highly anticipated so we thank you very much for providing this to our community!
Twitter Community Questions:
I’m happy to take it
The reason why we decided to build our game on the Solana blockchain is because of two main problems that we have recently seen with the Ethereum network. 1) you're seeing increasingly has gas fees on Ethereum (sometimes you’re paying more gas fees than the NFT you’re buying!) 2) there’s a lot of congestion simply because there’s too much traffic on the Ethereum network
However, with Solana you see enhanced scalability and network capacities, meaning you get much lower gas fees and much faster operation suited for a high-quality game we’re developing.
To talk about Axie, they’re a card, turn-based game that is much more WORK to EARN, we aim to be a PLAY and EARN (much more fun 🙂 )
Ashlee: great answer!
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Gotcha! I agree with you, I do see Solana as an excellent network that provides a ton more utility than Ethereum for what you are trying to accomplish!
We’re actually at almost 30+ launchpads! Good question. a big part of that is that we’re using launchpads as a strategy to broaden our reach. Most launchpads have their own active and loyal communities, we want to tap into these networks and give our tokens out to as many wallet holders as possible
Clinton Lui: We intend to make our game more accessible to everyone by implementing features like NFT staking and non-origin SolChicks. NFT staking allows users to borrow others’ NFTs and earn through them. This means you can play and earn while not having to pay for your own SolChicks, hence lowering the cost of entry! A portion of your rewards will go to the owner of the SolChick. Non-origin SolChicks (those outside of our origin 10,000 Solchicks that we initially mint) can be purchased for a cost of 1 SOL, however, these SolChicks will not possess some functions like breeding and cannot be sold. All in all, anyone, at a small cost, can actually use these two means two earn rewards and eventually purchase their very own origin solchick on the market to access all its wonderful features!
Saigon 💎 | OIG: This is a great tiered system that allows for a broader user base to interact with the more exclusive content holders!
Ashlee: hahaha all I can say is we’ll have to wait and see!! :’)
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Hahaha, love it!!!
Clinton Lui: all we can say, is don’t miss out 🙂
Clinton Lui: Since Ashlee and I are on the corporate development side we aren’t too involved on the dev side, HOWEVER, I can say that we have not experienced any major issues while developing on the Solana blockchain. We’re focusing on how we can make this the best game possible for all our SolChicks fans out there!
Saigon 💎 | OIG: That is actually incredible news to hear!! Glad to see that things are going very smoothly!
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Well @stojjee @clintonlui! This about sums up our time here at the OIG Main Stage! Are there any final words you would like to leave for our audience?
Clinton Lui: We’re keen to see you guys play our game very soon!
Thank you so much for having us @SaigonXIII
Saigon 💎 | OIG: Awesome!! Thank you very much for your time today, we know you folks are extremely busy so we appreciate it! We will coordinate with the AMA winners with you so that they can receive their amazing prize!
Looking forward to watching all the success of SolChicks in the near future and to be able to play the game!