We were delighted to welcome our guest from Dark Frontiers. The AMA took place on October 12th, 2021 and our guest was @Ellie_GS!
The total reward pool was 100$ and was divided into three parts. In this AMA Recap we will try to summarize some of the most interesting points for you.
Part 1 — introduction and questions from the Telegram&Bitcointalk community
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Hello Satoshi Clubbers! Today we are excited to announce our AMA session with Dark Frontiers! 🥳
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Today’s guest is @Ellie_GS! Welcome! Great to have you here! 🔥
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Hello everyone! Thank for having me today 🙂
Jonah 🏅🎹: Hello @Ellie_GS welcome to Satoshi Club.. 😊
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: The pleasure is all ours. Super excited to know more about Dark Frontiers and what you have in store for us 🔥
Ellie | Marketing Manager: I’m super excited to answer some questions!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Haha great!
Jonah 🏅🎹: Some Super Questions 😉
Ellie | Marketing Manager: That indeed! ahah
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Let’s start from the basics then 🙂
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Tell us more about yourself, your background and your role in the Dark Frontiers project 😁
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Lets go!
Ellie | Marketing Manager: My name is Ellie and I’m the marketing manager for Gamestarter!
I’ve been working in marketing and project management since 2017. I shifted from spearheading partnerships and project management for many different companies in the industry under a notable crypto PR firm. I later jumped into the world of gaming and fell in love with the idea of implementing NFTs into video games to empower ownership and true value.
The rest of the team, which has grown quite large since the beginning of Gamestarter, are all experienced veterans in game development and crypto entrepreneurship. You can learn more about the official team here: https://www.gamestarter.co/team
Ellie | Marketing Manager: done 🙂
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Thank you for sharing this, wonderful business card @Ellie_GS !
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Also, a great praise to you and the rest of the Dark Frontiers team for being completely public and traspanrent 👏👏
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: It’s not a thing to take for granted in the crypto world and already helps building a lot of trust from the very beginning 🥳
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Thank you! Its been a fun ride!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So please, give our Satoshi Clubbers a brief introduction about Dark Frontiers? What are the essence and principles behind the project?
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: In a nutshell, what is Dark Frontiers? 🔥
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Ou my favourite!
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Dark Frontiers is an open-world universe attached to a DAO. For the people – by the people. The goal for DF is to accelerate the integration of crypto with gaming to fuel the flame for mass adoption. Players will soon be able to enhance their gaming and yield farming experiences through PC and also VR… in space. Let’s talk about some of the fuel for this rocket.
Players will be exposed to $DARK Energies represented as BSC which can be used within the game and are needed for performing actions and quests within the game.
In a first instance, it helps them forge and own land plots on the moon’s surface that are represented as unique NFTs. Dark Frontiers is powered by the $DARK (BEP-20) Energy Token that will be used to stake and forge land NFTs.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Woah
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Being a total nerd I gotta say … I already love the Sci-Fi setting 🤩🤩🤩
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Its great! Unreal graphics too!
Ellie | Marketing Manager: AND VR down the road!
Jonah 🏅🎹: I believe the quests will be exciting ones..
Ellie | Marketing Manager: NFT gaming and VR….times are wild!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Do you have some in-game preview/graphics to share with us? 😍
Ellie | Marketing Manager: yes!!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Please, make my day 🤍
Jonah 🏅🎹: Woah These are lovely..
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Amazing… You’ve just found another fan in me hahaha 🤩🤩🤩
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yay!! 🎉🚀🚀
Jonah 🏅🎹: I want to try them right away.. 😁
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Cudos to the team, this really looks like AAA+ graphics
Ellie | Marketing Manager: The graphics will be even better by the time Dark Frontiers Launches. We have reecently released a gameplay trailer too!
Jonah 🏅🎹: Lovely Graphics, Lovely Game 👏
Ellie | Marketing Manager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZECRB7t3uE
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: I don’t mean to butter up, but … I don’t think I have seen cooler graphics for a crypto based game so far than the ones I’m seeing on this trailer 🚀
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Thank you very much for sharing these marvelous pieces of art @Ellie_GS 🙏
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: 😁 and thanks for this great introduction!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: We have collected some community questions to learn even more about Dark Frontiers, are you ready to go?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Lets do this!
Q1 From Telegram User @Emnking
From my little research, I discovered that DarkFrontiers allows users of the paltform to develop and come up with their own equipment by having a combination of a dual NFT that is, two NFTs. What are the requirements for combining tow NFTs? What type of NFTs can be regarded as being merge able. Must the two NFTs have same features and rarity mechanism before being able to be merged? What happens if two NFTs that are not having similar feature like same rarity mechanism are combined?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: NFT based merging allows players the opportunity of evolving their bioships in a very unique way. By burning 2 NFTs, an even better vessel can be forged. The original blueprint of both vessels influences the process but the outcome remains random. All merged ships come equipped with their own individual appearances along different specifications that make them fully unique. Currently the NFT merging will be only available for spaceships.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So, if I understand correctly, you have, e.g., the blueprints for two different ships, and by merging them you will get a new one. And the outcome of the merging will depend, not only based on the characteristics of the merging ships but also on randomness?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Exactly! Just like in real world!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Cool! 🚀
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: How many different spaceships combinations will there be in the game?
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: I imagine some combinations will be more unique (and valuable) than others 😉
Ellie | Marketing Manager: As many as the players create. People will be able to put use of all of their NFTs to create their own customizable spaceship in any way they want.
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Exactly!
Jonah 🏅🎹: That’s Awesome.. No limit gives room for more possibilities..
Ellie | Marketing Manager: And a versitile marketplace
Jonah 🏅🎹: Exactly…
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Thank you for the clear answer! Are you ready to proceed with the next question?😁
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yea!!
Q2 from Telegram @kimzyemma
On your webiste, you let us know that you have three set of NFTS where someone can win ticket for the first set by staking $GAME, which the second one is QUANTUM BLEUPRINT containing 150,000 NFTS and the last one HELIUM 3 BATTERY also having 100 parsecs per charge. I want to ask, since staking is the only means to win ticket for the first set, What is the minimum advisable of $GAME someone can stake to assure of winning ticket? There is no information about the second and third set, Hwo can someone win NFT from these set too? And when is the exact time these NFTS will be launched?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: This is very specific information which will be revealed very soon, please stay tuned! News on the NFT sales will be announced this week.
Jonah 🏅🎹: Don’t forget to share with our members when the News is out..
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Yes, please keep us posted 🙂
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Join our social media channels to find out the latest news!
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Gamestarter Local Communities 👥
🇨🇳 Chinese Group (https://t.me/gamestarterchina) or WeChat (Ask Us For QR Code)
🇯🇵 Japanese Group (https://t.me/gamestarterjapan)
🇹🇷 Turkish Group (https://t.me/gamestarterturkey)
🇮🇳 Indian Group (https://t.me/gamestarter_India)
🇪🇸 Spanish Group (http://t.me/gamestarterespanol)
🇵🇹 Portuguese/Brazil Group (https://t.me/gamestarterportugues)
🇮🇹 Italian Group (https://t.me/GameStarterItalia)
Jonah 🏅🎹: Thanks for sharing…
Ellie | Marketing Manager: We also have a new TikTok channel! With new competitions coming too 😉
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Satoshi Clubbers, don’t miss out – join up! ☝️☝️☝️
Jonah 🏅🎹: Exciting.. 😊
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: The next question is about the fee system that’s been designed for DF
Q3 From Telegram User @meml97
It caught my attention that on Dark Frontiers there are a lot of actions people can perform, from exploring new places to crafting, trading and discovering materials and artefacts. With that in mind, I was wondering can you tell us more about these actions and what will it take users to do them? Will there be fees users will need to pay every time they want to do some exploring or farming within the game? Please, tell us more about the fee system that will be implemented on the platform and what actions will it exactly require? Also, how much will this fee cost and for what will that income be used on?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Once you own the basic set of NFTs required to stay alive in space, you can mine resources, complete missions, engage in combat and update your set of tools as you play. Or you take the easy way and get them on the Gamestarter marketplace.
Will there be fees users will need to pay everytime they want to do some exploring or farming within the game? No
Please, tell us more about the fee system that will be implemented on the platform and what actions will exactly require it? Small fees will applied during the upgrade of your assets, which will require energy. And energy is the basis of the game economy. Let’s say you have an axe and you mine the energy from crystals and you want to upgrade it to be more efficient. You will have to spend a small amount of energy credits to upgrade it. The same will apply to most tools.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Crystal clear, thank you 😊
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So the game will employ two tokens $GAME and $DARK. Can you please outline the differences between the two?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yes of course!
$Game will You can find the tokenomics on our website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18QqFFH_REGcYWqr7iQcjS6rTWx0y8f9Q/view
$DARK token will serve as an in-game energy unit. Energy is needed to power the gameplay – travel, mine and merge NFTs. It can also be mined by claiming land on different planets. So $DARK will be very much like the heart and the blood of the game.
$DARK is a BSC token, but it will have a bridge to ERC-2
$GAME will also be featured, as DARK FRONTIERS has dual tokenomics. $GAME will act as a booster to certain in-game processes, and you will also be able to buy NFTs with $GAME
Naturally the more users will play this game and find it engaging the higher $DARK will soar 🚀
As Dark Frontiers ir designed to be updated over time, it’s not a one-time release, $DARK value will go up gradually as the world expands
Jonah 🏅🎹: Can you also explain more ways users can actually get these energy credits?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: So players can mine energy in the game for now. We might airdrop it to select users holding NFTs, owning land, completing missions etc.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Gotta get our hands some Dark Frontiers NFTs then!
Jonah 🏅🎹: Excellent idea 😁
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Are Dark Frontiers NFTs already on sale/presale?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: NFTs no, but we have just launched our IGO on October 7th which was oversucribed on both DAO Makter and Gate.io!!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Amazing! Congratulations!!! 🔥🔥🔥
Ellie | Marketing Manager: You can now buy $DARK on
⚡️Coin Market Cap (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dark-frontiers)
🦎 Coingecko (https://coingecko.com/en/coins/dark-frontiers)
🚀 CryptoRank (https://cryptorank.io/price/dark-frontiers)
Ellie | Marketing Manager: by 700 x 😉
Jonah 🏅🎹: Oh Wow.. 👏
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Thank you!! Our team has been working very hard and its all paying off!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: And I’m sure the best is yet to come!
Ellie | Marketing Manager: We have plenty of tricks up our sleeves that we cant wait to share with our community!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: I’m truly stunned! What is that morphing blob supposed to be? 😍
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Dark enery!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: These videos just keep building up the hype – I really can’t wait to start playing the game haha 🤩
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Very soon!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: By the way, when is the game release planned for?
Jonah 🏅🎹: Me too I sure want to try this out
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Haha, I guess we could team up and play together bud 😁
Jonah 🏅🎹: Yep.. 😁 will be exciting
Ellie | Marketing Manager: In 2022! 🚀🚀🎉
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Just around the corner! Wonderful!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Thank you for the exciting answers @Ellie_GS 🙂
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Ready for the next question?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Lets go! 😄
Q4 from Telegrams User @ItsMelissa3
One of the limitations of some P2E games is that they require a high initial investment to start playing, many of them being very expensive. Can we start playing Dark frontiers with a small investment? Will there be any discounts or benefits for early adopters? Some games also provide the opportunity to start playing for free. How will it be in Dark frontiers? How much will the initial investment be? Is there any information about it so far?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: For $GAME token holders there will be special discounts on buying basic NFTs in order to start the game. The first and most important NFT that you will have to have in order to play the RPG game is spacesuit. There will be different types of spacesuits, each of them will be different in specifications, like oxygen bank, which directly influences your gameplay. So you can start with a basic one, which will be affordable to everyone (the price will be announced very soon), and later on you can improve your spacesuit by mining, completing missions and acquiring more equipment.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So there is an initial investment to made in order to have a basic equipment and play the game, right?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Anyone can play the game but in order to make it far it is reccomended to hold $GAME & $DARK
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Crystal clear, thank you! 😁
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Pleasure 🙂
Jonah 🏅🎹: Will $DARK holders also get discount?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yes!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: By the way, I couldn’t fail to notice in the roadmap that you posted above that the game alpha will come is supposed to come out in Q1 2021. Will it be an open alpha or will you select users who meet some specific criteria?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: You will have to stay tuned 😉
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Hahaha, gotta love the wait-and-hype building behind the project 😄
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Thanks for taking care of this @Ellie_GS! Ready for the next question? 😉🚀
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yea!
Q5 from Telegram User @MinxOxyde
“The moon NFTs are designed with a total supply of 2,000 units. Once all of the available land has been sold, further contributions will not be accepted and only should a player burn their NFT to reclaim their $DARK Tokens then other players will have the possibility to forge a new land plot.” as i read this theres only 2000 Land NFTS, and its extremely rare edition for a hugh game like dark frontier. preventing a whale player monopoly in the game to make the economic game stable, is there any limitation for every wallet or player to have this extreme rare land NFTs?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: The land is used to stake your $DARK tokens and generate more of them. So the land basically represents the gamification of staking. So you can stake and earn more $DARK or you can earn it through the gameplay. We are working on finding the best anti-whale solution.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So lands are income generators (yielding more $DARK tokens). Do they bring other benefits to users? And also, how can users acquire/forge land NFTs?
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: And by the way, are we still on time to get some Dark Frontiers lands? 🌍🔥
Ellie | Marketing Manager: The farming rewards are paid out per block and are only claimable at the end of 2 month’s worth of harvesting time.
The moon NFTs are designed with a total supply of 2,000 units. Once all of the available land has been sold, further contributions will not be accepted and only should a player burn their NFT to reclaim their $DARK Tokens then other players will have the possibility to forge a new land plot.
After the 2-month period, users have the chance to claim their staking rewards in the form of $DARK Tokens. The user can then decide to either keep their tokens locked in the NFT for future game play or burn the NFT and reclaim their initially staked $DARK Tokens.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Brilliant, thank you for the comprehensive answer 😁
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Everything is running on time!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: Time to proceed with the last question for this first part of the AMA, are you ready to go? 😉
Ellie | Marketing Manager: sure am 🙂
Q6 from Telegram User @victorogb
From available blog posts, we are made to understand that, Dark Frontiers as a gamified space realm is governed by a Gamestarter produced DAO. It is one of the many gamified projects that will be part of the “Gamestarter originals”. This indeed is an outstanding feat, especially for Gamestarter and NFT gaming in general. Centering on this piece of information, can you kindly elaborate on the essence of this unique production from Gamestarter’s DAO, how does the Dark Frontiers project benefit immensely from the obvious transfer of tech and expertise from Gamestarter? How will further development of your project and its features be massively affected by decisions of both your DAO and that of Gamestarter?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Gamestarter is an infrastructure project, which is focused to create a great ecosystem for the developers and players. There are separate teams working on Gamestarter and DF. The direction for Dark Frontiers gameplay will be entirely decided by the DF community – we take every suggestion and overall community wishes very seriously.
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: So the community-based DAO will influence a lot of the game in the future 🙂 Great!
Paul Mont | Satoshi Club: By the way, safety is so important for the users as well, have you been audited?
Ellie | Marketing Manager: Yes of course, safety is our first priority!
Part 2 — live questions from the Telegram community
Q1 from Telegram User @Phunsuk9999
I Found that Dark Frontiers has done partnership with “GAMESTARTER” ,Will you tell Us More about this partnership and Why this partnership is Important for project?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
Blockchain gaming is relatively new. Gamestarter has learned from the original blockchain games like axel infinity. We have noticed 3 main issues in the industry: Time, Time scalibility, and user experience. Gamestarter has fixed all of these by creating their own eacosystem which holds everything from crowdfunding, asset marketplaces, launchpads and more!
Q2 from Telegram User @hansoyeon
There are so many win-win games in crypto. What will make the Dark Frontiers stand out? What makes you a game we should follow and prefer?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
Dark Frontiers is unlike any other project, so we’re not worried about competition. It’s going to be visually stunning, interesting gameplay, also many gameplay options to choose from, multi platform (+ VR), strong P2E features and of course, our super nice and supportive community. Come to our Discord – they’re just the best, we just reached 11k members 🎉 http://discord.gg/gamestarter
We will also release it pretty fast. It will be released in segments, the first part (strategy) will come out within a month (alpha version). We will consult with the community and keep adjusting it on the go.
We are very excited too!
Q3 from Telegram User @Romanprisa
Is DARK FRONTIER Can only be played in the browser Or in PC , When are you planning to Launch the Mobile version of the game ?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
Right now Dark Frontiers will only be avalible on PC and VR. VR will happen later down the road. However we are looking at ways to make it accessible via mobile browser or even making a strategic version
Q4 from Telegram User @iam12312
To Improve the Quality of Games or Any Add-On Features,
Does Community has right for it to vote for these things?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
Yes! We appreciate our communities imput very much. We encourage our community to get invloved in as much as possible
Q5 from Telegram User @Kabirkapoor9
What are the different ways to earn $GAME Tokens for free? Is there any bounty, Airdrop, etc ongoing from your side to earn some in-game assets?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
There are so many ways!! We are always holding new contests for our communities. We also have a community ambassador program that picks winners every week!
Q6 from Telegram User @Crypto_84
You said that You have Decided to Position yourselves as “NETFLIX”, What do You mean by this?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
This is just a refference. Netflix represents Gamestarter in this case. Eventually we will hold endless games that people can play!
Q7 from Telegram User @Broken_331
While seeing your game graphics and display it is Really attractive. But,
Do you have have any storylines for the game?
Will the game in DARK FRONTIERS will be based upon any Real/Imaginery stories to attract more gamers into your platform ?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
The story lilne to Dark Frontiers is super cool!! Planet earth has been destoyed by a nuclear explosion and the only people who survived where the ones in space at the time. Humanity is on the verge of extinction and its up to those in space to bring humanity back
Q8 from Telegram User @Indomiekuy
Could you explain about NFT SPACESUIT that will become our space armour? What its usecase of the NFT and how to use it? Is this mean we must have NFT SPACESUIT to play DARK FRONTIERS?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
Theh NFT spacesuit will be needed if you want to survive in the galaxy. You will need this to be able to explore new land and fight off alien creatures who also roam
Q9 from Telegram User @Sourava12
In your Website I Read about “HYBRID BIOSHIP MERGING” , Can you tell me What does this mean and How Can user will get benefits by this Technology?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
This is a really cool feature! Take your current bioship and merge it with another bioship to create a new and unique supirior bioship! This can help you to take over more land and explore new places. The more rare your spaceship, the more in demand it will be on the marketplace should you want to sell it
Q10 from Telegram User @Dino916
What Marketing Strategy You are planning to Attract Non-Crypto Gamers?
Ellie | Marketing Manager:
We have all types of marketing strategies. We currently have a great team of KOLs in both crypto and gaming. We now have a new tiktok channel that is reaching a new audience. We will soon start reaching out to well know twitchers and reach another audience. The options are endless!
Part 3 – Quiz Results
In the final part we tested your knowledge in terms of Dark Frontiers. They’ve prepared 4 questions for this part. The total reward pool for quiz was 50$.