Warena is the first personalized and play-to-earn (P2E) NFT Metaverse game. The gaming platform makes it possible for players to bring their identity to a disruptive strategy NFT Metaverse.
The General Manager of Altcoin Buzz, Anindya (Ani) Baidya, anchored the Warena AMA session on our Telegram channel. He was joined by Sandy Tran, the Marketing Manager, and Vu Hoang, the Project Tech Lead of Warena. The AMA took place on October 21st, 2021.
Below is a recap of the AMA session with Sandy Tran and Vu Hoang to understand the company’s recent actions. The AMA was in three segments: introduction, deep dive, and community questions and answers.
Segment 1: Introduction
Q – To start with, tell us about yourself. What’s your background, and how did you guys come up with the idea of Warena?
Vu Hoang – Hi! My name is Vu Hoang, and I am the Project Tech Lead Coordinator at WARENA. I’ve already helped develop some games that are in a similar vein, such as Cat Gunner and Robot Defence. So far, the best games that I have enjoyed playing have been Blade and Soul, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm.
What I love most about being a part of the WARENA team is that it is a long-term project with a vast network of collaborators and outstanding vision.
Sandy – Hey! My name is Sandy Tran, and I am the Marketing Manager at WARENA. Although young, I have a wealth of experience in marketing, tech, and the gaming industry. I’ve already worked for three years on High-Tech/Blockchain projects, and I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Finance and a Master of Science in Marketing Analytics.
My career goal is to leverage creativity and art and instigate meaningful lessons and conversations with our community. My top three favorite games to play are Clash of Clans, Ages of Empires, and Audition.
Q – Where is your team based? Tell us a bit about your team.
Sandy – Our core team members are from the United States. The rest are found in Vietnam.
Vu Hoang –
a. Minh Doan
– Blockchain Advisor, Warena’s Blockchain Advisor/Incubator.
– Co-founder of MassBit.
– GP at Genesisbuilders.fund.
– Ex-co-founder of Harmony ONE.
– Google Tech Lead.
– Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science.
b. Vu Hoang
– Project Tech Lead.
– Managed and developed some games / NFT games like Robot Defense and Cat Gunner.
c. Lam La
– Game designer.
– Game Designer on several projects in the Japanese and Korean market.
– Marvel: War of Heroes (card battle game by DeNA x Disney).
– Sangokushi Royale (card battle game by DeNA with Three Kingdom theme).
– Drift Spirits (car racing game from BANDAI NAMCO).
– Blade II: The Return of Evil (ARPG game published by Kakao).
– And now, happy to be a part of Warena.
d. Dallin Nguyen
– Senior Unity Game Developer.
– Has been a game developer for quite a long time.
– Started using Unity in 2012, then many other game engines.
– Has overall background knowledge of many platforms, front end to back end, but still, Unity is the framework used most.
e. Sandy Tran
– Marketing Manager.
– Five years of experience in Marketing in the Blockchain industry.
– Three years working with High-Tech/Blockchain projects from the United States.
– Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Finance, Master of Science in Marketing Analytics.
– Managed NFT game projects, including Cat Gunner.
We are a team of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences in many fields: blockchain, games development, art, and marketing. We’ve teamed up together to create Warena – a project highlighting the advent of a new era of gaming. With the help of blockchain technology, gamers can finally enter a symbiotic relationship with the games they participate in.
Segment 2: Deep Dive
Q – So Warena is a personalized Metaverse. Tell us more about the gameplay/storyline.
Sandy – The game story begins with our 2D game – Survival Phase, in the year 2129. During this period, the significant development of robotics and virtual reality technology has invaded every aspect of people’s lives. Humans and Robots have to fight each other in tower-defense gameplay.
Several hundred years following a period of innovation, humans, robots, and aliens now occupy much of the universe. Unexpectedly, a Big Bang occurs and fragments the universe into different dimensions, starting Phase 2 – the 3D Metaverse game. Following the fracture, all sentient beings begin to align with other tribes such as fairies, youkai, demon, and human races, to name a few. Trade, peace, and war all take on an entirely different aspect in this new era, called the New Cosmic Era.
Q – So you start with a 2D game, and the storyline continues in your phase 2. When will you bring out the 3D game?
Sandy – Yes, the two phases are connected by the game story, and the characters from the 2D game can be brought to the 3D Metaverse.
Q – You focus a lot on the term “Personalized Metaverse.” What does it mean? I heard that you have AI components built-in?
Sandy – To make it clear, we are offering personalized characters that could live in a Metaverse. AI personalization technology allows users to upload their photos and create unique digital avatars for their characters.
Metaverse is a broad term. It generally refers to shared virtual world environments which people can access via the internet. Some people also use the word Metaverse to describe gaming worlds, in which users have a character that can walk around and interact with other players.
There is also a specific type of Metaverse which uses blockchain technology. In these, users can buy virtual land and other digital assets using cryptocurrencies.
Q – Can I assume that your personalized photo character can forge with an in-game character to create a new NFT character? (looking at the picture above)
Vu Hoang – Yes, I think this process will be more detailed.
Q – Tell us more. Are these avatars playable and Minted as NFTs? Or will the gamers have to get NFTs from the marketplace? How thus NFTs integrate with your game?
Vu Hoang – We will sell NFT tickets to help players create their characters. When you use this ticket, you will mint one NFT character, which will be used in the game immediately.
Players with personal characters can also sell their own identity, then get royalties in every transaction because they are the creators of it.
Q – Your Marketplace and Staking is in Beta Testing. How can the community participate in Beta, or is it closed now?
Sandy – The Beta Test will be closed by 4:59 PM UTC on October 21st. Unfortunately, the registration form has been completed.
Q – You have a two token ecosystem; WARE and RENA. Tell us more about their utilities.
Sandy – We use two token mechanisms to operate our system. The RENA total supply is 100 million. WARE will be decided by the number of users who join the game.
- WARE token – the main in-game currency. It will be used for trading, exchanging, and improving one’s warriors, including their unique qualities.
- RENA token – an ERC-20 governance token for the WARENA Universe. $RENA is mainly used for a separate set of governance and staking utilities. $RENA ensures the community has a say in governance and shares in the project’s overall success.
Another feature is that If you own RENA tokens or a legend NFT, you can stake into the vault to earn revenue with the WARENA project.
Vu Hoang –
Q – Staking is yet to be live, right? But you have some APY rewards ongoing currently?
Sandy – Not yet. It will be live soon.
Here’s the detail of our ongoing APY rewards:
✨HOLD RENA TOKENS – EARN EXCLUSIVE PRIZES✨
🎁 APY: 100%
🎁 20 FREE NFT Warriors
🚀 Start time: 2 PM UTC October 13th
Instruction here 👇https://t.co/EzK70VJzpx
— Warena (@WarenaOfficial) October 12, 2021
Q – How will NFT crossover work? Which projects are you interoperable with?
Sandy – The cross-over feature in Warena is interacting with crossover characters from other universes such as Illuvium and Cat Gunner. We’ve created a mechanism to model characters from their base datasets in affiliated NFT games, which then syncs into WARENA’s ecosystem to ensure stable interaction in the Metaverse.
Segment 3: Community Questions and Answers
From this segment, the prize of $250 was awarded for the two best questions.
Q. Telegram – Smart contracts are vulnerable to bugs, and even recently, three big new DeFi projects were victims of this, costing users’ funds. How efficient and secured is your smart contract, and did you ever audit it via any external party?
Vu Hoang – Security will always be our top concern in WARENA. WARENA is built on a unique blockchain platform explicitly designed for NFT and gaming development, so the risk, from our standpoint, remains minimal.
The team welcomes White Hats, who can assist us in uncovering vulnerabilities. The reward mechanism will depend on the severity of the bugs.
We have been audited by Zokyo Security. The Warena smart contract passed with flying colors with a perfect score of 100%. This is above the industry standard of 95%.
📢 Client Spotlight: Zokyo is excited to announce that @WarenaOfficial has passed our security audit with no critical issues
✅ The smart contracts pass security qualifications
— ZŌKYŌ (@zokyo_io) October 4, 2021
Here you can find more information about Zokyo.
Q. Telegram – There have been a lot of scam projects lately, pulling the rug creates a loss for investors. Why should we trust your project?
Sandy – There are many reasons for allowing us to be your long-term investment. To name a few vital points, I would say:
- Our team has created and been developing Warena as a long-term and community-driven project. We have a long vision for the game, not just a short-term build-and-dump project. These have always been the deliverables we brought to the table when pitching our project. Trust and Security for both investors and our community have always been our top priority.
- We have a solid roadmap for Warena. Our team has done careful research and put significant consideration into developing the game’s roadmap, showing our effort to ensure we are putting the best product out there and that our users have the best experience with our game.
And, of course, this is just the beginning. We do not want to hold on to or stop at all the achievements and wins so far. Of course, no one is perfect, including us. We are still trying to improve our product and services to the communities by listening and gathering your feedback. We must receive pieces of advice from our investors and our community, both positive and negative. Thus, we are happy and willing to hear any suggestions or ideas coming from all of you, players! Let us know!
The Altcoin Buzz community gratefully thanks Sandy Tran and Vu Hoang for taking part in the Warena AMA session on October 20th on our Telegram channel.
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