AMA with Battledrones

On the 21st of March, 2022 at 09:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Ahmad Duais from Battle Drones for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 70,000 people. It was hosted by DC Admin, May.

The session was divided into three segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter community were answered in Segment 2, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 3.

If you missed this event and would like to know what Battle Drones is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Information here should be researched and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Also note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.

Segment 1 - Introduction

[May]
Hello, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!

It’s another AMA session with the Decentralized Club.

My name is May and I will be hosting Battle Drones in this session.

Let’s make welcome our guest

[Ahmad Duais]
Hi May and D/C team, thank you for having us within your AMA.

[May]
You’re welcome to DC! It’s a pleasure doing this interview!

How’s your day going?

[Ahmad Duais]
The pleasure is ours, I am doing very well, thank you. We are excited to start the AMA and introduce Battle Drones to your amazing community 😊

[May]
Great!

Can you start by introducing yourself and your role at Battle Drones?

[Ahmad Duais]
Sure, my name is Ahmad Duais I am a passionate gamer, crypto veteran, and blockchain enthusiast. I have been within the cryptocurrency space since 2016 and actively investigating the technology since 2017. I come from a technical background as a Mechatronics Engineer, where prior to Battle Drones I led an engineering consultancy across Australia and NZ. At Battle Drones I take care of strategic planning and partner relations

[May]
Impressive! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ready to get into the session?

[Ahmad Duais]
Let's do it !

[May]
Great!

Can you tell us about Battle Drones and the inspiration that got it started?

[Ahmad Duais]
Battle Drones is a Solana based P2E 3D isometric shooter game that is building an extensive ecosystem, where users not only participate for an enjoyable and immersive environment but to gain a wealth of knowledge about blockchain technology and the opportunities presented through decentralized platforms.

The inspiration behind Battle Drones is to be innovators within the GameFi space. We aim to push the integration of blockchain technology within the larger gaming community, where GameFi becomes a household norm.

[May]
Not enough awesome Solana-based games! Good one!

What innovative solution is Battle Drones bringing to topple its competitors with similar offerings in the GameFi sector?

[Ahmad Duais]
Battle Drones is implementing a vast range of innovative solutions into our ecosystem. This begins with a NFT that is divided into different attributes and each attribute of the NFT having different in game mechanics, and also each attribute of the NFT belonging to an in-game manufacturing company.
On top of all this, the drone aspect of the NFT allows for diversification of opportunities, where for example we can introduce a vast range of different game modes such as drone racing. Besides the actual NFT and game, we are also implementing different strategies to onboard individuals from third world countries such as our blank canvas scheme, NFT lending and ease of entry into our game.

[May]
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

What is the gameplay of Battle Drones?

[Ahmad Duais]
Battle Drones is an Isometric shooter with both player vs environment (PVE) and player vs player (PVP) game modes. Players will need to shoot, dodge, strategize and improvise their way to victory. The PVE game mode takes inspiration from games such as 'Boxhead' and 'Call of Duty Zombies'. Players will have to endure endless waves of enemy drones whilst unlocking and exploring a dynamic environment. Destroying enemy drones in PVE will earn you points that you can then use to purchase weapons, ammo, throwables, and several other upgrades that will prove vital for late-game survival. The playable map in the PVE will also be divided into areas that the player can use resources to unlock, these areas contain different weapons and upgrades, incentivizing the need for careful planning and resource management. The Player vs Player game mode is inspired by games like 'Halo' and 'Unreal Tournament'. We plan to have multiple modes within PVP including Free for All, Capture the flag & many more upon later installments. Whilst our NFT attributes will provide in-game utility, skill and strategy will be the keys to success within the Drone Dome. The multiplayer maps will encourage constant movement in order to replenish resources, as well as to gain positional advantages over an opponent. We are utilizing unpredictability in game design to create enjoyably chaotic encounters.

[May]
COD fan here! Awesome 😎

Can you tell us about your native token and its utilities?

[Ahmad Duais]
We have a two token model: our governance (native) and our ingame token for rewarding schemes. Our native token in this case is the BATTLE token. The token will have a total supply of 1 billion which will be released over 4 years. The token will be essential in shaping the future of the Battle Drones ecosystem. Token holders will be involved within the governance enabling them to vote on proposals of how the Battle Drones ecosystem will evolve within the future. Token holders will have earning opportunities through staking their token. Finally, the Battle Token will be one of the tokens that could be used within our marketplace, and, more importantly, used to participate in the blank canvas scheme. The blank canvas scheme is a prime pathway for new users to join the Battle Drones economy as you are able to own NFTs for a cheap price, or for battle drone NFT holders, to increase their collection and have different drones for different game experiences without costing them a huge amount.

[May]
NFTs? Nice!

Your utility is solid!

Can you tell us about the most prominent features of Battle Drones?

[Ahmad Duais]
Battle Drones is building an ecosystem around our future metaverse, we want to ensure we are the forefront of the space. The Battle Drones project stems further than just an immersive PVE and PVP 3D isometric shooter game, we aim to incorporate a lot of potential opportunities for community growth, partnerships, and new game modes. Although this is quite vague, for example our NFT is specially designed to allow the potential collaboration opportunities with other PFP projects where simply the Avatar on the drone can be swapped with any other PFP. Further, the actual Drone itself is very versatile allowing the opportunity to diversify the different game modes such as drone racing. At every stage of the project we have done a very detailed DD to ensure we can deliver a project to challenge and capitalize on the opportunity of mainstream adoption.

[May]
Cool! 😎

Please give us a summary of your 2021 highlights and what major news should we look forward to from Battle Drones in 2022?

[Ahmad Duais]
Our most rewarding 2021 highlights are building a strong and loyal community. What we have also done within 2021 is secured some of the most renowned strategic advisors and partners who will assist us in achieving our goals.

For 2022 what you can anticipate is a revolution to the current gamefi space with our game demo being released within the end of Q2. We are also changing all our 2D artwork into 3D ingame characters. Battle Drones is building a lot around our ecosystem and as investors of the project you will be rewarded with a team passionate about revolutionizing space and investing everything into the project’s ecosystem. Please go through our Roadmap for a more detailed breakdown in our whitepaper: https://battle-drones.gitbook.io/whitepaper/operations/roadmap

[May]
Looking forward to those 3D characters!

Let’s now take some questions from our Twitter community!

[Ahmad Duais]
Awesome, let's do it

Segment 2 - Twitter Questions

[May]
Most NFT games focus solely on profit with the P2E feature, as this is one of the main attractions of blockchain games. So what is the direction of the project?

Twitter Username: @LCng66099072

[Ahmad Duais]
Battle Drones aims to onboard as many gamers within our ecosystem and we understand that in order to do this we must create a game that can attract the larger global gaming audience. Although our rewarding scheme is very extensive and attractive, we are building an original game that is both immersive and enjoyable to any gamer.

[May]
Some of us have noticed that the next item on your roadmap is Wave 2 of your NFT Mint. My question is, how will this new update impact your NFT development? How will this new Wave 2 improve your NFT assets and increase adoption by more users?

Twitter Username: @TheShadowJK_1

[Ahmad Duais]
The Wave 2 NFT will introduce a larger pool of attributes to trade within our marketplace, these attributes will have different in-game mechanics allowing gamers to have the freedom of customizing their game play.

[May]
Many games today set high costs to start the game & therefore start with a small player base. Does
@BattleDronesNFT require an entrance fee or starting conditions & if so, what are they?Do I need to hold an NFT or hold a certain amount of tokens in order to enjoy & play the game?

Twitter Username: @rmriajul22

[Ahmad Duais]
So anyone holding a NFT will be able to enter the game, if you can not afford one of our NFTs we will have a blank canvas scheme, which allows gamers to start with an NFT at very low cost with very standard attributes and slowly build your way. Furthermore, you can play the game by hiring out an NFT from someone who is lending it to the community.

[May]
I could see that Battle Drones is planning to implement staking pools for both the $BATTLE tokens and the NFTs. Will there be certain NFTs that we can stake on your staking pools? If so, what NFTs are these? Also, when are you planning to release these staking pools?

Twitter Username: @0JeanWayne

[Ahmad Duais]
Yes so every NFT that is minted within the limited 10,000 NFTs will be able to stake. However, the blank canvas scheme NFTs which will be our unique strategy of onboarding the larger community will not be able to stake them on our platform at this stage. These staking pools will be introduced within Q4 at the same time as our PVP game mode.

[May]
Investors seek more attention towards projects when the token has more utility,So what makes users hold your tokens for their benefits? Is there any loyalty program for holders?

Twitter Username: @MiraAkter01

[Ahmad Duais]
The project is building a very extensive ecosystem, as an investor you can expect that the project will continue to build upon its current infrastructure to be the frontier within space. In terms of HODLing, you will be able to stake your BATTLE tokens, and our extensive tokenomics is built in a way to sustain growth of token valuation over time.

[May]
Well-crafted questions, impressive answers, brilliant guests!

[May]
https://t.me/decentralized_club/761058

[Ahmad Duais]
Thank you 😊

[May]
You’re welcome!

It’s now time to take some questions from our live audience

[Ahmad Duais]
Let's do it!!!

[May]
In this 3rd segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.

Please pick five original questions to answer.

Try to ignore generic, vague, and copy-paste questions 😊

[May]
Everyone please prepare your questions now.

The group will be unmuted shortly 😊

[Ahmad Duais]
Awesome please let me know when unmuted

[May]
Dear community, as a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, please include the guest’s full name in your questions so the guest can tell original questions apart!

---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---

Segment 3 - Live Questions
[May]
Dear guest, as a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, your name has been included in questions so you can tell original ones apart!

Please prioritize such questions 🙂

[Al Capone]
AHMAD DUAIS

I see that the game BATTLEDRONES has an MMR rating. Can you explain a little about how to get that rank? And what is the reward if we get MMR rank?

[Ahmad Duais]
Hi this is an awesome question, so the game will use your MMR ranking which is based on what level you can get to and in what time to dictate the rewards you will earn.

[Ariana🌷]
Your marketplace seems to be still under construction, could you explain what currency we will need to buy and sell products in it? Will the fees be expensive?

Ahmad Duais

[Ahmad Duais]
Hi the fees will be very minimal due to the project being built on Solana. We aim to incorporate our native tokens, and Solana to pay for items.

[May]
https://t.me/decentralized_club/761152

[Akay]
Ahmad Duais

Gamers are from around The World,
Some speak English, Some don't speak English. Do you have plans to bring Non- English speaker Gamers as well on the platform? In order to do so what are you doing?

[Ahmad Duais]
We are currently building other communities through our partners, more info is coming soon about this particular aspect.

[Nimsa]
Mr Ahmad Duais

Can you please share Battle Drones social media links and everywhere we can find your project? Thank you

[Ahmad Duais]
Please go and follow our Twitter, Discord and Telegram we have a huge token airdrop coming soon so make sure you are active on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BattleDronesNFT

You do not want to miss out on the big opportunity

[Ahmad Duais]
Each partner plays a key aspect for example Alameda and GSR are Battle Drones market makers. Chainlink Labs are integrating their price feeds into our marketplace and you can find out more info in our medium about every partnership https://medium.com/@BattleDrones

[May]
Everyone please join

https://t.me/BattleDrones_Chat

[Itz Abhi]
I saw that Battle Drones are having lots of partners. I want to know How these partners can benefit from Battle Drones?

Ahmad Duais

[Ahmad Duais]
Each partner plays a key aspect for example Alameda and GSR are Battle Drones market makers. Chainlink Labs are integrating their price feeds into our marketplace and you can find out more info in our medium about every partnership https://medium.com/@BattleDrones

Thank you everyone ❤️

[May]
Can you please take one more? 😊

[Taiwo Bisayo]
Ahmad Duais

What are the marketing strategies Battle Drones plans to use in order to grow its community?

And the most important question is in which blockchain are Battle Drones built on? And how is it going to help you in achieving your goals?

[Ahmad Duais]
We are introducing Battle Drones to multiple continents through our partners. Soon we will have a very large Airdrop for our native token and Gleam strategy make sure to tune into our socials to keep up to date

[May]
Aaaaannd it's a wrap! 🥳

Thank you dear guest for your time with us today 😊

Any closing remarks for our community?

[Ahmad Duais]
Thank you all for having us in your channel, please follow our telegram and other socials to keep upto date with what is coming!!!!!!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/BattleDronesNFT

[May]
https://t.me/decentralized_club/761165

[Ahmad Duais]
❤️

[May]
A standing ovation to you and the rest of the gaming team at the Battle Drones HQ for their time and effort in making this project a success!

Until next time, do have a great day!

[May]
https://t.me/decentralized_club/761169

[Ahmad Duais]
Thank you

[May]
The AMA with Battle Drones is now over.

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