AMA with Tanks for Playing

Introduction segment

Riswan Rasheed:
1. What is 'Tanks! For Playing?'

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
Tanks! For Playing is a Turn-Based Multiplayer Online Blockchain Game involving cooperation, coordination, planning, strategy and eventually betrayal. High reward tournaments set this game apart from others in the crypto game space.

Players pay to play, funding the prize money. The last tank standing wins all - and winning is lucrative. As the game progresses, the pot grows as players can spend tokens to improve their chances, and the stakes get higher to create an exciting and addictive experience.

The objective of the game is to destroy all the other tanks - but this objective is impossible without mobilising other players to take down common enemies. Communication, tactical planning, and strategic maneuvering to form and break alliances are key to coming out on top.

Tanks! can be played entirely on-chain (web3) or off-chain on a managed server (web2). Games can range in duration from a few hours (~6 hrs) to over the course of days or weeks. Multiplayer games have the potential to host up to 1000 participants, creating the potential for an irresistible cash prize for the winner.

Riswan Rasheed:
2. I've seen you call what you do 'Social Crypto Gaming' - what is that?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
“Tanks! For Playing” aims to revolutionise the blockchain gaming space with a novel concept where gameplay is based around social connection and strategy that is fuelled by the ambition to win large cash prizes in tournaments. Many existing games focus on PvP or are enjoyed as solo journeys whereas Tanks! favours players who can form teams and work together.

‘Tanks! For Playing’ gameplay is simple and deterministic and so gameplay shifts the gear into teamwork, strategy and the threat of sabotage - an enthralling and addictive game that can be enjoyed across a broad demographic range.

Social experience is becoming increasingly digital. Tanks! For Playing will contribute to a gaming future that allows fun shared experiences online where people from all across the
globe can gain a sense of community and strive towards a common goal.

Utilising the blockchain we emphasise transparency and strive for seamless onboarding for new comers. The future looks like many digital communities that connect people across the world, providing very little barrier to entry, to gaming, crypto and financial growth.

Riswan Rasheed:
3. What is the status of the project right now?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
Last month we launched the token and DeX listed the token on UniSwap, PancakeSwap and QuickSwap. The TANKS token price reached an ATH of 18x ICO price a week ago (2 December). With the current market volatility, the price has settled down to around 0.024 USD/TANKS which is still around ten times the ICO price.

The team has grown from the 3 original founders to a team of around 20 across engineering, marketing and socials. Our community has been growing steadily and we have a fantastic core group of followers.

We are gearing up for the beta launch of the game on the 15th December. We are really excited for the community to get their first taste of Tanks! For Playing and looking forward to getting some great feedback to take the gameplay where it needs to go.

Riswan Rasheed:
4. What makes 'Tanks! For Playing' different to other crypto gaming projects out there? What is your competitive advantage in the market?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
“Tanks! For Playing” brings together a number of different unique features to the crypto space.

Tanks! For Playing can be played fully on-chain! This brings a new level of transparency and decentralisation to gaming. We will be creating a “web2” version of the game so players can play off the blockchain for free to test the game out.

Tanks! For Playing aims to be a mainstream product with graphics which compete with successful mobile phone games on google play or the Apple app store. Many crypto gaming projects either try to play in the AAA game space or have a “crypto” aesthetic - a result of a rushed or unplanned product.

The social aspects of the game are also unique in the crypto gaming space.

Our competitive advantage is our team - who have an ability to execute. We progressed from idea and proof of concept in August 2021, to whitepaper/game demo/website in September, and token launch in November 2021 - in the space of just three months.

Beta release of the game is not far away now on the 15 December 2021 and full Polygon launch is coming in January 2022.

We see “Tanks! For Playing” as a platform for experimenting with the concept of Social Crypto Gaming. As such, we plan on having game “seasons”, whereby we can experiment with different game modes or rules from season to season to see what works, what the community likes and what we should do less of.

We want to experiment with play-to-earn (P2E) models, pay-to-win and have an extensive NFT ecosystem.

By having relatively short seasons, we can keep the game fresh and sustain hype in the project. Players will keep coming back, knowing that if they do not like a particular game mode, their concerns will be heard and next season can be almost an entirely different game.

Riswan Rasheed:
5. Where can we find out more about 'Tanks! For Playing' on social media?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
🌎 Website: https://tanksforplaying.io

Telegram:
👉Announcements (https://t.me/tanks4playing)
👉Discussion (https://t.me/Tanks4PlayingPublic)

👉Twitter (https://twitter.com/tanks4playing)
👉Medium (https://tanksforplaying.medium.com/)
👉Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/TanksForPlaying/)
👉Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tanks4playing)
👉YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClu2SwuP286JeF9mxzvP00Q)
👉Discord (https://discord.gg/DEunrDG7d4 )

Twitter segment

Riswan Rasheed:
@jogamboa08
To support the beta and launch of the game on Polygon, Tanks launched an LP farming rewards program. How does the Tanks LP farming rewards program work? Advantages of this program? Who can participate?

Aaron Alderman | Will not DM you first:
Tank you for following our project - yes you are correct we recently launched our staking program to support beta and the launch of the game on Polygon!

https://staking.tanksforplaying.io/

We had the ambitious goal of launching our token on three chains and on three decentralised exchanges in proportion to the raise.

The raise (and therefore the liquidity pool on Polygon) was the weakest which conflicted with our early decision to launch on Polygon!

To solve this we decided to create a LP farming rewards program that would provide the required liquidity when it came time to launch the game.

Our farm accepts the TANKS/MATIC pair on Polygon and pays out in TANKS.

This program is available for three months. 1% of deposits are burnt, ensuring the community will continue to benefit from liquidity provision after the program has concluded.

Last time we looked we had $166k TVL and a current APR of over 150%.

The Polygon liquidity pool is now deeper than our ETH/TANKS pool on Ethereum!

As more liquidity is provided, the APR will lower. In times of volatility it is always important to consider whether the rewards on offer offset any possible losses. We encourage users to do their own research and understand risks before partaking in this program.

As we head towards launching on Binance Smart Chain, we may also extend our staking program to this network. We also have future plans for more exotic staking options including staking-for-NFTs.

Riswan Rasheed:
@njan_uyuir
I saw that the tanks for playing will be on polygon first ,but the tokenomics says that your token is erc-20 .How do these two correlate?

Aaron Alderman | Will not DM you first:
The token was minted on Ethereum, which makes the token an ERC-20.

AnySwap was then used as a bridge between Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain and Polygon.

The tokens on BSC and Polygon are technically different tokens, but thanks to the bridge - the effect is these tokens are all TANKS tokens.

Some people might be concerned that our token is mintable on BSC and Polygon - however this is nothing to worry about because this is how AnySwap works.

As a small example - to transfer tokens to Polygon you have to “lock” up your tokens on Ethereum - followed by a minting process on Polygon.

To move them back to Ethereum requires a burn on Polygon, followed by an unlock on Ethereum. The total number of tokens always remains the same.

The BSC token is technically BEP-20 and Polygon uses the same ERC-20 token standard.

Riswan Rasheed:
@Stephin63346024
The blockchain games which are released these days are mainly tower defence,deathmatch ,card games and so on . Why did you choose to make a Tank based game ? Can you tell me the reason behind that decision?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
Thanks for the question!

We don’t see this game as being a “Tank” game but more about a game that uses tanks. Fundamentally this is a game of strategy and social connection.

The game would have worked just as well as a ship game, a space game or any number of other games but we chose Tanks because they are cool!

We do think the concept of a social game played on the blockchain is unique in this space.

Riswan Rasheed:
@Momin12134
Your roadmap mentioned that on this month, Tanks! For Playing is going to hold the Beta testing event for the game. I personally want to try out and experience first your game before its actual release. Will this Beta testing event open for the public?

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
Thanks, this is a timely question as Beta is only one week away!

To access Beta you will need the “Beta Battle Pass” NFT.

The initial allocation will go towards ICO participants, those who hold significant amounts of TANKS tokens, active community members and those with experience in testing.

We’ll even have competitions where winners will get the pass!

We welcome people to trade these NFTs and we’ll be slowly releasing more (for free) over time. Be sure to join our Telegram and Discord communities to stay up to date.

The purpose of the beta launch is to gather important feedback from the community around usability, bugs and to see how the game plays out with real players.

We’ll be controlling the number of passes and ongoing games so we can control the scalability of the game and platform.

Once we iron out the bugs, we’ll be focusing on gearing up to the full launch on Polygon.

Riswan Rasheed:
@0JeanWayne
Tanks! For Playing will be having a multi-chain tournaments consists of both the BSC and Polygon network. In the future, would you be adding more networks into this new kind of tournament structure or will it be only exclusive for BSC and Polygon?

Aaron Alderman | Will not DM you first:
Although we launched our token across three chains and our tournaments will start on BSC and Polygon, our future is to host this game on as many EVM compatible networks as possible (an old software developer colleague of mine is looking to port the game over to Cardano!).

So long as there is demand in terms of users and liquidity - we are happy to support as many networks as possible.

It’s important to stress that we are not an Ethereum project (the token was minted on Ethereum), nor are we a Polygon project or a Binance Smart Chain project.

We believe people should be free to play this game on the network which they are comfortable with.

Every network brings it’s pros and cons.

As Tanks! For playing can be played entirely on the blockchain we believe transaction cost and transaction speed are two very important factors which will affect the game experience.

Live segment

1)Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
Aaron Alderman and Callan Bright have worked together since 2018 in a company which was acquired by BCG (Boston Consulting - A top Management Consulting firm). They both have extensive experience as data scientists and software engineers.

Aaron cut his teeth in the crypto space working for Carbon Social (crbn.social) this year as their principal architect/developer. The concept behind 'Tanks! For Playing' germinated in early August 2021 when Aaron came across a board game that would translate well to being able to be played fully on-chain.

With an aggressive and accelerated timeline in mind for development and release, Callan was brought on board to drive engineering and design, with Aaron focusing on management and operations. As an avid player of MMORPGs, Callan is passionate about in-game economies and is excited by the potential that DeFi will have on the space. Callan is a published author in the fields of complexity science and agent based modeling

Jessica Alderman joined Aaron and Callan to run social media and community. Jessica has a background in cultural anthropology, customer relationship management and technical support. Together Aaron, Callan and Jessica are focused on removing barriers to entry into cryptocurrency by providing a community driven and user-centric experience.

In the run up to our Beta release, we now have a team of 15 including game developers and social media moderators. We are working with 2 marketing companies - 1 who is working on brand development and another overhauling our website and managing our digital marketing and SEO.

2)Our project is for everyone! We understand how important P2E is to the world so we want our platform and game to be open to as many people in the world as possible. It should not cost too much money to play the game.

3)Temitope Awoyinka:
🔥🔥

I found out that there will be MEGA TOURNAMENT

What requirements and rewards do we get for participating in the MEGA TOURNAMENT. ?

🔥

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
The first MEGA TOURNAMENT will be held in March 2022. Anyone can enter the Mega Tournament so long as they pay the entry fee which is paid in our native TANKS token. Everyones entry fee goes into a pot for the winner - the winner takes all. In-game purchases are made using TANKS as the game progresses and any TANKS spent during the game by players also goes into the prize pool. If you are the winner - the reward will be EPIC.

4)🥳🥳God Nait 🥳🥳:
Hello SiR 💖💖💖

Is Your platforms suitable for Crypto beginners? Or does it only limited to professional users?

Thanks sir

Aaron Alderman | Will not DM you first:
We want the game to be appealing to as many people as possible. We are passionate about reducing the barriers to entry in crypto and hope to onboard as many people into crypto as possible through this game. Initially it may require "professional" users, but we hope to iron out the usability issues during beta.

Jessica Alderman Will not DM you first:
There is a limited supply (no new TANKS can be minted) of 1 billion (1 000 000 000) TANKS which exist on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon. AnySwap is used to bridge our token between these networks.

A proportion of revenue will be used to burn TANKS, ensuring that the token supply will be deflationary.

In terms of token distribution:
55% of tokens are reserved for the ICO. Unsold tokens will be burned.
10% of tokens are reserved as locked liquidity for at least six months.
35% of tokens are team and operational tokens

The team and operational tokens are broken down as follows:
50% will be spent on marketing and tournaments
20% on Engineering, R&D
20% for Ongoing Expenses; and
10% reserved for contingencies

Our TANKS token was launched on the 3 November 2021. If you’d like to get involved - check out our website which has links to the three major DeX’s on the Ethereum, BSC and Polygon.

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