AMA with Klay City
On the 29th of November, 2021 at 14:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Brian (Marketing Head) from KlayCity 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 KlayCity 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
Hello, 안녕하세요, नमस्ते, สวัสดี, Selamat!
My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with KlayCity.
We have a guest from the KlayCity Team here today!
hello! excited to be here
You're welcome to the Decentralized Club and it's great to have you here.
How's your day going?
Great, how about you?
Before we start this session, could you please tell us more about yourself and what you do at KlayCity?
Sure, my name is Brian, and I am the head of Marketing for KlayCity! I have led marketing for numerous projects and exchanges in the past, and am excited to be a part of the KlayCity team!
Awesome! You're doing a great job!
Thank you :)
You're most welcome!
Let's get to the crux of the session - Introduction to KlayCity!
Can you tell us about KlayCity and the inspiration that got it started?
Sure, first thank you for inviting me to share information about @KlayCity today.
KlayCity is a P2E focused decentralized game built on the Klaytn network. Users can explore new lands, scavenge resources, and level up their districts on a real-time map with other users.
We have decided to build on Klaytn, as Klaytn offers an easy connection to MetaMask, has fast confirmation times, and offers low gas fees. In addition, the biggest application in Korea, Kakaotalk also has a native Klaytn wallet built into the app, which we believe will be beneficial in bringing non-traditional crypto users into the defi game world as well.
We understand that these days, the metaverse, or virtual worlds, and lands are very popular. We wanted to bring together blockchain technology, a virtual world, and also add fun gameplay elements and as a result have formed KlayCity.
Currently, we have 12 full-time team members working on KlayCity, and we are all based in Seoul, South Korea.
Wow, so good! You have your own network!
Ah, so we're building on the Klaytn network!
That's great! 👏🏻
What innovative solution is KlayCity bringing to topple its competitors with similar offerings in the GameFi and NFT sector?
Good question, we understand that there are many competitors within the GameFi and NFT sector, and we understand our product needs to stand out in order to draw users.
First, we have chosen the Klaytn Network, as Klaytn network's user base is growing, but there are still not many competitors in the GameFi field on Klaytn. We believe that claiming the position early as the top Defi game on Klaytn will allow us to grow as the Klaytn network grows.
In addition, many “GameFi” games these days are nothing more than simple games with NFTs / tokens forcefully added on. Play to Earn has become a matter of “play this game, grind, and get tokens”.
On the other hand, our focus is to delve one step further and incentivize every action while catering to every playstyle. In the long run, EVERY action on KlayCity directly impacts your earnings. If you are a hardcore game theorist, and all about min-maxing, great you can optimize your earnings. If you are a casual gamer, and just want to log in for 5 minutes every day, collect your earnings, set up your routine, and log off, that’s fine too, you’ll still be able to earn.
This is different from most GameFi projects I've encountered 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Could you give us a quick summary of KlayCity's gameplay?
The story behind the game is simple. It is the year 2080, years of pollution have left the earth uninhabitable.
Survivors (the players) claim districts and use LAY007 ($LAY) which are highly advanced robots that can cleanse pollution and scavenge $ORB (tokens) from the earth throughout gameplay.
At its core, KlayCitys gameplay is a mixture of staking and burning contracts, with a UI built on top.
The KlayCity ecosystem is comprised of 1 NFT (District), and 2 Tokens ($LAY and $ORB)
District is simply a district. You own a piece of land on the KlayCity map. Each District Generates $LAYs every day.
$LAYS can be grouped together and sent out to explore, and they will go out and explore a new $LAND for you (which also generates $LAY). Or you can send out $LAY to scavenge, and they will go out and earn $ORB tokens for you as well.
Minigames will be added as well that can affect the speeds of all the actions.
In the future, we will be adding additional features including allowing users to build, along with PVP elements.
Being a $District owner, allows you to earn $LAY daily, which can be used for all gameplay.
For users with a smaller budget, $LAY tokens will also be available on market, allowing users to participate as in $ORB scavenging, and eventually, earn enough to explore their own $LAND.
Wow, this is great.
It's also great that you mentioned the tokens.
What are the utilities of $LAY and $ORB?
$LAY are robots built from metal scraps scavenged leftover on earth. LAY007 specializes in scouring the map generating $ORB for our players.
$ORB is the main currency within KlayCity and is used for upgrading districts and governance. $ORB can be earned by sending $LAY out scavenging.
Combined, you can use a combination of $LAY and $ORB as well to explore new districts as well
Are there staking and farming incentives on KlayCity?
Yes, the entire game is built around Staking and Farming.
For example, by staking a District NFT, everyday users generate $LAY, which in addition can be staked (scavenging) and players can receive $ORB.
$ORB can then be burned, to upgrade a district NFT, leading to faster $LAY generation.
In addition, we are working with top partners on Klaytn to launch liquidity incentives and pools for those who wish to earn without playing the game as well.
What major news should we still look forward to from KlayCity by the end of the year?
As we have 12 full-time team members working on the project, development speed is rather quick. Currently, we are aiming to launch the presale for our District NFTs in late-December / Earn January, and a full launch of our game by March.
TGE for $ORB tokens will take place between District Presale and the launch of the game. (January~February)
In other news, we are working with some VERY well-known partners that we are excited to announce soon. We will continue to release more information as we get closer to the release of our game.
Looking forward to the release of all corresponding activities!
Let's now take questions from our Twitter community.
Segment 2 - Twitter Questions
Can you let me know about District NFTs and how it is important?
Twitter Username: @cradled_in
Good question, so if you own a district, you can stake the district NFT, and you will receive $LAY007 daily as long as the district is staked.
Districts are divided into 3 Tiers
and can be leveled up by burning $ORB and $LAY. Upgrading a district gets more expensive as the district levels up, but the LAY production speed also increases.
What is the relationship between the $LAY token and the $ORB token? Are they totally independent of each other, or does the price of one somehow affect the other?
Twitter Username: @iracundito
Sure, so $LAY tokens can ONLY be generated by District NFT owners.
$LAY is a token and can be freely traded (sold/bought) or staked to farm $ORBs.
So it is up to the district owner whether they wish to sell immediately or whether to stake and farm $ORB.
With that said $ORB is the main token, and has a cap on issuance, whereas $LAYs do not.
$LAY is simply a utility token in a sense, it can be burned to get new lands, or staked to farm $ORBs.
In that sense, while there may be some correlation between the prices, in the long run as $ORB supply runs scarce, but the necessity of $ORB continues to grow, and $LAY is continued to be generated (more land = more $LAY) we expect the correlation in price between $LAY and $ORBs to widen over time.
A lot of NFT gaming projects adopt the rental service for their community. Will the #KlayCity games project also be touched with the rental program so that landowners can earn an extra income by renting the lands?
Twitter Username: @Sora4Yuna
So Districts are supposed to be scarce and slowly increase over time.
We will be launching a marketplace before the game launch to allow users to sell/buy land between each other.
As more and more users explore and find new lands, we expect more and more lands to be available on market (slowly)
With that said, if a user does not wish to purchase land, they can still participate in the game by buying $LAY tokens on market.
Users can still send the $LAY out to scavenge $ORB (and earn $$) or save up their $ORB and $LAY to explore a new land.
As such, the barrier of entry to play the game is very low as all it takes is 1 $LAY to get started and start earning.
District Owner P2E vs $LAY owner P2E
Good entry price too for earning!
Accessibility is our main focus.
Yes, it will be used by a lot more people with that affordable entry price.
Let's now take some questions from our website community.
Regarding your roadmap and the possibility that you can generate in each district #LAY007 according to the levels, how is the process? What does it depend on then, progress and level up?
Telegram Username: @Kherrera22
Sure, so each district is randomly assigned a tier, tier 1-3. The higher the tier the more $LAY it generates over time.
Each district can also be leveled up. Users can burn $ORB and $LAY to increase the level of their districts, making them more valuable, and able to generate more $LAY at the same time.
How many districts will be sold before launch and will that be the final sale or we can buy later?
Telegram Username: @danWickerjil
So 1000 Districts will be available for Presale with a maximum of 3 per wallet during the presale.
These will be the ONLY districts ever sold by the team. In the future, once the game opens users will be able to explore new districts and can sell/trade the districts on our marketplace / opensea.
The pre-sale of the NFT District will take place in December 2021. Each wallet will be able to purchase a maximum of 3 Mint Passes, and each Mint Pass will cost 500 KLAY. Why have you decided to limit the purchase of Mint Passes to a maximum of 3 per wallet? What are you looking for with this strategy?
Telegram Username: @shitosan
We are avid believers in a fair launch, and as districts are a core gameplay element within KlayCity, we wanted to avoid the concentration of districts by a few owners. In terms of the price, we have yet to finalize the price and are still under consideration.
That's an impressive stance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
It's now time to take questions from our live audience
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 😊
As a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, could you please pick a random word that will be included at the end of the questions so you can tell original questions apart?
sure how about "Orb"
The group will be unmuted shortly.
---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---
Segment 3 - Live Questions
So many good questions I believe.
Dear guest, please pick your best four questions.
Kindly prioritize the ones with the "ORB" text. 😊
So many good questions, give me a minute!
Would more NFT use cases be added? How can Voting power be provided to KlayCity holders?
Yes, so currently we will be developing a governance portal that allows game players to vote on gameplay mechanics and balance changes. Voting power will be determined by the number of $ORB you own, along with the number of district NFTs you currently have staked.
In addition, we plan on adding additional features to the platform including alien invasions (minigame), along with alliances, that can only be done by NFT landowners.
Owning a District #NFT generates $LAY007 that can be sold on the market, used for exploring, or sent out for scavenging. where can these activities be seen or done?
Sure, so our UI will feature a timer that will show the time remaining before the next $LAY generation.
In addition, you will see your $LAY move around the map when you have sent them out for exploring or scavenging
I learned that if users do not wish to purchase land, they can still participate in the game by buying $LAY tokens. Where can users purchase $LAY tokens?
Yes, this is correct. While owning a land generates free $LAYs, if you do not wish to purchase a district, you can still play the game by buying $LAY tokens.
$LAY tokens will be available on KlaySwap as well as $ORB tokens, so users will be able to buy $LAY, then send them scavenging to farm $ORB.
They can use that income to buy more $LAY and increase their farming rates, and finally, once they have enough, they will be able to explore, and get their own land!
[Karla Herrera Pulido]
Regarding the concept of your project, I am curious to know what inspired you to create it? This is because when I checked your website I immediately thought of the famous movie 2012, was this your inspiration?
This is one of my favorite movies as well!
So our concept was based on the premise that with current pollution levels, who knows how much longer the earth as we know it will be around?
Our goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of overpollution and at the same time also spin that message into a fun, p2e game that users across the earth can enjoy.
Finally, being able to own the lands, and watch in real-time as the land is cleansed, should be fun as well.
Actually, our story is here:
The year is 2080, and earth as we know it is no longer the same. Wrecked by years of global warming and pollution, most of the population centers have long gone. The few privileged to have survived have finally mastered the LAY007. The new generation has finally perfected the technology to cleanse the pollution that ravaged the generation before and made repopulation possible again. Mankind has only one goal. Develop LAY007s and clean up the earth to survive.
What are your marketing strategies and how will you have a global expansion and adoption of your project where English is not spoken? What are your next upcoming priorities? What is in your roadmap?
So our strategy has many parts to it,
First, once we announce our partners, I think many users will join simply because of how well-known they are.
With that said, global expansion and adoption is our main focus. As the world is a replication of our real world, users around the globe will be able to zoom in and explore, and even own lands they may be familiar with in real life.
In addition, we are working on localization and adding language support for major languages as well.
Finally, we are working with a large global partner base of KOLs and influencers to bring awareness, and show the world how easy and fun it is to play to earn in Klay City.
Aaaaaaand it's a wrap! 🎉
Thank you for an enlightening session, Mr. Brian
Thank you for being a great host
KlayCity is such an amazing project!
Thank you for your support :) We're working hard to ensure we create a fun and rewarding game for everyone to enjoy
Looking forward to KlayCity going mainstream!
And also looking forward to playing the game!
Leading up to our release, we will be hosting a lot of events and giveaways in our main telegram channel @Klaycity I encourage everyone that is excited for our project to join!
I believe you have the right tools for this success!
KlayCity should be glad to have you on board! You're a superstar!
Everyone, please join @Klaycity
Our best wishes to your teammates at the HQ! They're doing amazing work as well!
Until next time, do have a great day
Yup would love to have everyone join our channel www.t.me/klaycity
We will be giving away some LAND districts to our community before our launch! :)
Thank you everyone for your time!
Thank you too!
The AMA with KlayCity is now over.