AMA with Syn City

On the 8th of December, 2021 at 18:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Roy Liu, Co-Founder of SYN CITY 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 four segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter and website community were answered in Segment 2 and 3 respectively, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 4.

If you missed this event and would like to know what SYN CITY 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, สวัสดี, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!

My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with SYN CITY

Today, we have with us a guest from the SYN CITY Team.

[Roy Liu]

Hey everyone, thanks for inviting me over

Very excited to be here.

[May]

You're welcome to the Decentralized Club

It's great to have you!

How's your day going?

[Roy Liu]

Amazing start to the day! We have a lot of exciting announcements we have been rolling out, and many more announcements today before our Binance IGO tomorrow

Thanks for asking.

[May]

Awesome!

Could you please tell us more about yourself and your job at SYN CITY?

[Roy Liu]

Sure, I am the Co-Founder of SYN CITY. We are building an innovative P2E platform that is evolving into a Mafia Metaverse 😉

SYN CITY is an action-adventure RPG game in which the players acquire, manage, trade, and expand members of their syndicate. Featuring a cutting-edge gaming engine, bridging the gap between real-world non-fungible token (NFT) utilities and decentralized finance (DeFi) functions.

Displaying a stylized take on the world of modern syndicates, SYN CITY takes this concept a step further by making the game free-to-play — play-to-earn and truly making the Metaverse more accessible. The game is developed by our team of industry experts from Disney, Ubisoft, Roblox, EA, Gameloft, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter

[May]

This is amazing!

Can't wait to hear all about it!

What will SYN CITY be? What is a Mafia Metaverse?

[Roy Liu]

Just as you imagine 🙂

SYN CITY is the first-ever Mafia Metaverse! Players can grind in daily events, PvE, PvP, and Syndicate events such as cross-chain tournaments.

The Mafia will allow #Synners (players) grind their way up through daily missions, events, battles, and much more. Manage your own syndicate, assign tasks, and govern to collect taxes. Syndicates will be able to form powerful cartels to coordinate attacks and acquire resources as you take over real-world cities around the globe.

[May]

This is amazing!

[Roy Liu]

The Mafia is an ever-green theme and we wanted to take it to the next level 🙂

[May]

You're right on track!

Since you just came out of stealth mode, can you let us know what kind of metaverse would Syn City be? What can you do in it?

[Roy Liu]

Happy to share! Our social channels went live 2.5 weeks ago and we are already at 140k members, out of which 65k are highly engaging discord members.

In Syn City, you can build your business empire and acquire assets by building, owning businesses, looting, raiding, trading, farming, borrowing/lending, and other services. Claim territory for your turf as you take over rival syndicate operations through exciting, cinematic battles.

You can manage your own turf, build businesses on the turf, and battle other criminal syndicates for world domination! Fight the biggest, baddest, most geared-out criminal syndicates in various PvE, PvP, and syndicate events to progress in the metaverse. All the above while having fun and earning while playing and participating in the ecosystem

There is going to be a massive economy of in-game assets that will feature world-renowned artists, celebs, and crypto OGs!

[May]

I witnessed this! You're doing great things!

Looking forward to them!

How can we start engaging in SYN CITY? What do we need?

[Roy Liu]

great question

We are bringing the Free-2-Play, into the Play-2-Earn

It’s not fair to ask people to pay $1000 hard-earned money before they can play or earn from the game. This is the crypto era and we want everyone to have an equal right to be able to play and earn. In our Mafia Metaverse, it should be FREE TO EARN.

Of course, everyone will put in their sweat equity to earn, everyone will do the heavy lifting to earn, and we have built the platform to ensure our community can participate in the revolutionary shift. Our community will be rewarded based on their contribution.

You can simply come and participate with our user-friendly platform and participate in the core functions via our Discord server. Come join our server to participate in ongoing events and gear up for the game launch 👊

[May]

Not fair at all! You have our support!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Will you guys have a cryptocurrency? If so, what are its main use cases?

[Roy Liu]

We will have a governance token. The main utilities of our native token are Staking, Governance, and rewards distribution systems. SYN CITY introduces the unique governance system called Mafia-as-a-DAO or MaaD. We love MaaD in the #MafiaMetaverse 😄

Users can form their syndicates to play and earn together, by earning through events, investing in the business and ecosystem, or participating in governance. We will also kick off cross-chain Mafia wars because we are chain agnostic and want to collaborate with communities in a different ecosystem.

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

[Roy Liu]

We are launching the next layer of the DAO mechanics

very excited for the support we have

[May]

It's great

Which launch platforms will people be able to participate in your IDO through?

[Roy Liu]

We are going to host a Token Launch Auction on Copper. We will also host multiple IDOs and an IEO with a well-known major CEX.

The details about these will be shared on our official social channels in the coming days

[May]

Nice!

On which chain layer will this project be? And where will we be able to stake it?

[Roy Liu]

SYN CITY will be chain agnostic and we will continue working with various ecosystems in the form of parallel universes within #mafiametaverse.

We released a free mint Genesis collection on Ethereum and just announced our Limited Edition Blueprints on Binance in partnership with Binance NFT. Our Binance IGO will kick-off tomorrow, on the 9th Dec, at 1 pm UTC which will be on BSC

We will introduce staking pools on our platform right after TGE which is expected to be later this month

[May]

Community, don't miss SYN CITY's Binance IGO tomorrow at 1 PM UTC ✅

What was the inspiration for the ongoing ARGs as a process to acquire genesis mint passes? Do you believe it’s a fairer method of drop?

[Roy Liu]

We are strong advocates about the fact that the community is #1 and for that reason, we wanted to kick off our journey on the Metaverse with a Free Mint!

The Alternate Reality Game (ARG) is an ongoing community event in which we have dedicated 800 GENESIS free mints. They are the Syn City Genesis “SYN PASS”. Community members solve highly challenging and engaging puzzles and riddles to acquire a mint code. The Current floor price of the Genesis SYN PASS (free mint) is 4.5 ETH! The #MafiaMetaverse provides for its community members 😉

Our Discord server has organically grown to 65,000 members in 2.5 weeks with over 130 syndicates formed to solve the ARG. It is a buzzing community and the #MafiaMetaverse is coming to life within our Discord server.

BTW we have the ARG stage 2 live on our Discord server: discord.gg/syncity

[May]

https://t.me/decentralized_club/670696

Let's take you down memory lane for a bit.

What was the inspiration for SYN CITY?

[Roy Liu]

The inspiration came from connecting childhood memories to the Metaverse and ensuring that we can all relive the memories 🙂

I was not convinced with the current options available in the market. They either lack in either the gameplay, graphics or over-promise what will be delivered.

Our team had to step in and change that. So here we are

[May]

https://t.me/decentralized_club/670701

[May]

So, what innovative solution is SYN CITY bringing to topple its competitors with similar offerings in GameFi and the metaverse?

[Roy Liu]

SYN CITY as a game has been in development for more than 2 years, as such, we are ready to go to market and will soon be launching our highly anticipated game. We will keep users and investors engaged and coming back for more through first the challenging and stimulating gameplay, the continual revenue stream, and syndicate inclusion that will help to drive community within the game.

When you look at the gaming market a single entrant only has so long of a life span, so when you consider SYN CITY as just a game it would be the same. However, we are building the #MafiaMetaverse that will be controlled by our Mafia as a DAO system which will include continual upgrades, implementations, and real-world collaborations. These will enable SYN CITY to be a remaining figure within Crypto and the gaming sphere for years to come.

[May]

https://t.me/decentralized_club/670704

What are some more utilities of your native token? Has the contract been released?

[Roy Liu]

Our own native token will be utilized in the game as the premium currency in multiple ways. Players of the game will be able to stake our token which will give all of their current character and equipment a boost. SYN will also be used to buy Gacha boxes, which can contain high-level equipment with additional stats and rarities.

You can use the token to participate in the Banks, Casinos, businesses, clubs, and much more. Think of it as your real life, but this time it is on the Metaverse and around a bunch of virtual mobsters 😉

We are currently waiting to receive our audit report. You can rest assured that it will be passing multiple stringent audits before launch!

[May]

Nice!

What major news should we still look forward to from SYN CITY by the end of the year?

[Roy Liu]

One of our major news was recently announced across multiple outlets

We raised $8 million investment co-led by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan and Zynga China’s co-founder Robin Chan’s Goat Capital, A&T Capital, Alex Pack’s Hack VC, Animoca Brands, Spartan Group, Project Galaxy, iAngels, Superpower, and many other super angels including Synthetix’s Jordan Momtazi, Terra’s Do Kwon, CMC's Luke Wagman, Superfarm's Elliot Wainman, Alex Becker, Coinlist's Paul Menchov, Illuvium's Kieran Warwick, Santiago R Santos and many more.

In addition to this we have just announced the launch of our unique and limited run Blueprint IGO that will be conducted on BinanceNFT on the 9th December at 1 PM UTC:

https://twitter.com/SynCityHQ/status/1467802088394539010.

[May]

So these are SYN CITY's backers? Awesome!

[Roy Liu]

We have so many more AMAZING announcements which will be released daily

yes! we are extremely proud to be backed by the best

[May]

Apparently! 🥳

I'm so impressed with this project!

Dear community, please follow SYN CITY here for more updates!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SynCityHQ

Discord: discord.gg/syncity

Website: https://SYN CITY/

Telegram: t.me/SynCityHQ

Let's now take questions from our Twitter community.

Segment 2 - Twitter Questions

[May]

Last month, a change concerning ARG was suggested by the community and implemented almost immediately. Why do you hold your community in high regard, and are there going to be more community-influenced decisions in the near future?

Twitter Username: @escobarDeFi

[Roy Liu]

Great question

At the end of the day, our users and community are going to be the people who play, live, and grow within our #MafiaMetaverse and SYN CITY. So we will always listen to the community about various aspects of our project and the overall vision. This is further demonstrated through our MaaD system where the top syndicates will be able to directly vote on where SYN CITY and the ecosystem at large is headed.

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Are you planning to integrate with other different blockchain technologies to expand the ecosystem and generate more trust?

Twitter Username: @mzLLqFkPQlYpcd5

[Roy Liu]

As a team, we are very conscious of the expense involved with transacting on certain networks and will always look for ways to enable everyone to play and contribute.

SYN CITY will be chain agnostic and we will continue working with and across various ecosystems in the form of parallel universes within #mafiametaverse.

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Syn City will have the option of being multiplayer, will a mobile application be launched, will elements of the metaverse be marketed among the players?

Twitter Username: @NhairyM

[Roy Liu]

We will be sharing these details in our upcoming announcements 😉 Stay tuned 👊

[May]

Awesome!

Let's move to the website segment now.

Segment 3 - Website Questions

[May]

What is the focus of Syn City as regards to market analysis and target audience?

Telegram Username: @Zindane27

[Roy Liu]

We are chain agnostic, audience agnostic. The #MafiaMetaverse does not discriminate. We cater to a wide array of audience

The DeFi crowd, the gamers, the speculators... We have multiple utilities within the ecosystem that tie into each other. This will ensure a thriving ecosystem

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

How do you handle knockoff projects that try to plagiarize SYN CITY's gameplay and roadmap? Is there legal action involved or do you let the community decide who to stick with?

Telegram Username: @zeybertn

[Roy Liu]

Based on our backers, our team, and our product, we are confident and do not worry much about knockoff projects

The strong shall prevail

[May]

https://t.me/decentralized_club/670735

For Syn City to announce an NFT partnership with one of the biggest if not the biggest CEX in crypto that must mean the Syndicate team has a knack for planning and executing big projects, can we have a peek into the subsequent partnerships you have planned for 2022?

Telegram Username: @CloudJumper97

[Roy Liu]

I won't go into the details, but we have partnerships with most of the well known major CEX, partnerships with multiple Hollywood celebs and global music icons, an amazing partnership with a leading household brand multinational... + over 20 crypto partnerships with bluechip projects

[May]

Woohoo! That's amazing!

SYN CITY is impressive but I bet you knew that already!

Random question, but what's your favorite sport?

[Roy Liu]

Soccer (football in the rest of the world)

[May]

Hehe! Nice.

It's now time for the segment where we take questions from the live community.

[Roy Liu]

Sure, I'll keep it short as I need to get back to the team and prepare for our IGO on Binance

let's do this 👍

[May]

Sure!

In this 4th segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.

Please pick four original questions to answer.

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

Dear community, Mr. Roy's favorite sport is soccer so please use the soccer emoji ⚽ in your questions

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

Segment 4 - Live Questions

[May]

As a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, the emoji of your favorite sport ⚽ has been included in the questions so you can tell original questions apart!

Please prioritize such questions 🙂

[JJ]

Unfortunately, I missed Round #1 of the FREE MINT. Could you share details on the next round and the kind of NFTs that would be available for minting and also their rarity values. ⚽

[Roy Liu]

Round 2 of the free mint is currently active and ongoing on our Discord server. The current value of the FREE mint is 4.25 ETH!!! All the winners from round 1 are extremely happy 🙂

[Temitope Awoyinka]

⚽ On the part of users, can you tell me the different ways I can earn passively and acquire rewards on your platform?

Staking is one of the ways through which users can earn. Do you support staking?

[Roy Liu]

We will launch multiple staking pools on our platform and partnering platforms right after we TGE (later this month)

[Taiwo Bisayo]

⚽ What exactly will be the reward for solving puzzles and cracking codes in the Genesis campaign?

As you can't answer all the questions here, can you share with us your social media platforms where we are allowed to ask questions?

[Roy Liu]

please join our server: discord.gg/syncity

[Dhir]

You seem to have a lot of support from the gaming community and investors. Does SYN CITY have a governance model? What are the rewards for #Synners on your project? What are SYN CITY passes? ⚽

[Roy Liu]

SYN CITY passes are the GENESIS pass to the Mafia Metaverse. Only 800 free mints will ever exist and they will have the highest perks in everything evolving from our ecosystem

[May]

Can you take one more? :)))

[Roy Liu]

Let's do this

[May]

Have your pick!

[Syed Rahmat]

Do Syn City have gameplay tutorial videos, so by watching them I can have a better idea of the gameplay and user interface of the game. Can you share them with us? ⚽

[Roy Liu]

Yes, we will be releasing gameplay footage really soon - till then, you can view it here:

https://www.binance.com/en/nft/event/syncity

[May]

Aaaannnndddd it's a wrap! 🎉

Thank you so much for your time with our community!

It's been an insightful two hours!

I'll definitely be following your IGO tomorrow!

Our regards to the rest of the team at the HQ! Such a powerhouse!

Until next time, do have a great day!

Dear community, please follow SYN CITY here for more updates!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SynCityHQ

Discord: discord.gg/syncity

Website: https://SYN CITY/

Telegram: t.me/SynCityHQ

[Roy Liu]

Awesome, thanks again for having me over

[May]

Our pleasure!

[Roy Liu]

Absolute pleasure being here

[May]

https://t.me/decentralized_club/670799

[Roy Liu]

See you all in our server

[May]

🥳

The AMA with SYN CITY is now over.

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