AMA Recap: Polker x The Crypto Blade
Host: Hello Tanya welcome to The Crypto Blade community
Tanya: Hello, everyone! Conor is not available right now, and I am stepping in for him.
I am glad to be here and introduce Polker to you and answer your questions about our project.
Host: Let’s start the AMA session, Are you ready?
First Segment: Introduction:
Host: 1: First of all please introduce yourself, Your background and share an interesting story of how you got into crypto?
Also, please share some information about your team, How big is your team right now?
Tanya: I am Tanya, an Admin Manager and Social Media Moderator for Polker. I help build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification. I moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community. I also deal with queries that come in via our social media accounts and email, tracking them down, and making sure that the issues are resolved quickly and satisfactorily.
My background is in finance, corporate actions, and quantitative analytics. I was introduced to this Polker, and this was supposed to be on a freelance basis, but I was intrigued by the project, and loved (still do) working with the team.
Our team is made up of diverse, talented individuals from different parts of the globe, with backgrounds in finance, social media, gaming, crypto, dev, architecture, customer service, etc. It is with these different skill sets from the team members that make Polker such a dynamic and solid team, delivering on milestones after milestones. We currently have 30+ plus full-time members in the team, and adding 7 more.
Host: 2: Can you please provide detailed information about Polker project and How long you’ve been building this?
Tanya: Polker.Game is the first blockchain-based, Free to Play & Play to Earn, Poker NFT game that uses Unreal Engine 4 for immersive and powerful gameplay while utilizing a provably fair system and TRNG technology. We plan to launch on platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, and streaming platforms with intended support for next-gen VR, with stunning 3D characters, visual effects, and environments.
PKR was formerly only used as the native token for Polker.Game before expanding the PKR ecosystem away from only Polker. Polker.Game is still the primary use case of PKR, and with the release of our beta, our focus is very much there still.
PKR was founded in 2019 and has developed and grown massively over the last three years. PKR has multiple patent and patent-pending protocols which are implemented within Polker.Game but that are also available for integration into other platforms.
You may learn more about our patents here https://pkr.io/whitepaper/
Host: 3: Can you share more details about the $PKR Token-omics, is there any particular vesting schedule if so can you share more about it?
Tanya: $PKR has a maximum supply of 1B. The vesting and allocation detail are available on polker.game/token-primer.
The Team has decided not to claim any tokens outside of the presale/IDO until after the full game launch.
Host: 4: Tell us more about NFTs and utilities?
Tanya: Polker. game is a strictly non-gambling project. At the heart of our play-to-earn model is our coveted NFT system. We have our standard, rare, and ultra-rare. We auctioned a holo Ocean King Serpent at Opensea a few months back with a winning bid of 3.3 ETH. We have also had 3 NFT competitions to date, and they had been largely successful. We are at present working on our in-game NFT market and a secondary one.
To earn these NFTs, players will pit their skillsets for a chance to earn them, which have utility within the game. Holders of the NFTs will be rewarded with impressive in-game benefits and abilities which they can then show off to others. Holders with more powerful NFTs and XP will be able to push other people's NFT dealers out and show off theirs.
Host: 5: Briefly enrich our audience about the main concept behind your game “Polker.Game”?
Tanya: Polker is poker reimagined — the rules are the same, however, you will not be playing to win not for financial gain but for the chance to earn the NFTs which have utility within the game. Our team came together due to a love of three things — gaming, crypto, and cards. With these passions, the idea of a Poker game built in UE4 grew — one that was P2E and open to all. We now have 14 people on the development team — 6 of them dedicated UE4 Developers.
Polker is a free-to-play, and play-to-earn model. It will be available for absolutely anyone to play, for those looking to play a couple
of quick hands at a table without wagering any money. You earn play chips per day, and you play more, level up, and gain more levels, you get more play chips per day. You can buy more if you desire and you can also use them to earn small cosmetics. Your level is locked at a high end of 30 where you can fold roughly 50 big blinds in a row until you’re out of cards. To be honest, I love this feature, as it will allow family and friends to play and have fun without worrying about barriers.
For serious poker players or those wanting to access the play-to-earn system, you will need an initial buy-in of PKR. At the lowest level,(approximately $5) this doubles your EXP gain, doubles your play chip gain, allows access to tickets, NFTs, and the tournament game function.
For gamers, our gaming metaverse combines virtual reality with the endless possibilities of blockchain technology. They will be able to enjoy immersive graphics and play with each other within the metaverse. They’ll also be able to edit the graphics and create a personalized gaming
Sorry, you said the brief, but Polker has so much to offer to people…
2nd Segment: Questions from the Twitter announcement:
6: What is the ultimate mission that Polker_PKR trying to achieve in the crypto field? Obviously crypto market will experience huge growth in upcoming years, so which role would you like to play in this game?
Question by Josimah39322551
Tanya: We aim to create a user-intuitive platform for crypto heads, gamers, and those with no knowledge of gaming. We are also reducing the barrier to entry that blockchain has which is requiring technical knowledge right now.
We want to be at the forefront of allowing easy access to both crypto, NFTs, gaming, and the metaverse world that we are growing. The last may be in its infancy, but it’s going to be massive.
7: Polker_PKR is an NFT blockchain game. Most NFT games only focus on profits with P2E, as this is one of the major attractions of blockchain games. So, does polker_PKR focus more on the player experience in and out of the games to create a balance for playing and winning?
Question by Litonsa65272093
Tanya: We have both! For those wanting an awesome in-game experience, well you got it with us. For those looking for p2e, well, we have that too. So gamers get the p2e benefits and p2e lovers get the immersive gaming experience. It’s a win-win!
8: There are many NFT and Metaverse projects currently. So there must be high competitiveness in the market, and users are more selective when participating in new platforms. What are some prominent features that make polker_PKR Games ahead of other blockchain-based games?
Question by bijoy_mamud
Tanya: We are building our metaverse within Unreal Engine (think Fortnite, Street Fighter 5 graphics…). It’s going to be insane once it’s fully rolled out. On top of that, the VR development is already ongoing and should be ready early next year. For VR headset owners, be prepared to never want to leave Polker’s metaverse once in!
3rd Segment: Community round
Q1: Smart contracts are prone to bugs, How efficient and secure is your smart contract. Have you ever been audited through external parties, so we are sure that this project is safe and good for the future of investors?
Question by DonBQ53
Tanya: Our Smart Contract was fully audited by Beosin. Back in September, the penetration testing and security audit was done by Quinel, a leading independent and internationally accredited testing laboratory/inspection body in the field of gaming, serving the industry for almost 10 years and having laboratories in Italy, Malta, UK, and Argentina leveraging international expertise.
Q2: Staking program is very important for any project. ‘’STAKING’’ is one of the STRATEGIES to ATTRACT USERS and HOLD Them long term.
Does your GREAT PROJECT have a plan about Staking??
Question by miraj123454
Tanya: Our current staking pool went live in September and will end on the 25th of December 2021. This is available for ERC-20. BSC staking will be available later this quarter. We will also have NFT staking by next year.
Q3: Is your project only for elite investors, what about others with small funds, is it open to everyone?
Question by onlyalexeipetrov
Tanya: No, Polker is open to everyone. We have a vibrant community and we believe in open discourse and feedback from the community regardless of the amount of $PKR wallet size. We treat everyone the same as the core principles of PKR are Diversity, Versatility, Fairness, and Transparency.
Q4: What is the role of tokens in the ecosystem? Where can users currently buy it, and what would be its use?
Question by pyororon
Tanya: $PKR plays an important role in the PKR ecosystem as the utility token that powers the project. $PKR is also used for staking on the Ethereum platform already. Staking will be available on the Binance Smart Chain later this quarter. Our platform will also introduce NFT Staking for those who love our NFTs.
In the future, we will also offer Liquidity Mining, where those into Defi will be able to use WETH/PKR and BNB/PKR LP tokens to increase their holdings.
Q5: What are the key milestones on your roadmap — both things you have already achieved and things that we can look forward to? Any partnerships and short/long term technical milestones that you want to talk about or bring some attention to?
Question by Sabib182
Tanya: For recent milestones, we have released our beta on 11/11/2021 11 AM UTC, and will have our second beta run n 11/27/2021 11 AM UTC. The full game with NFTs will be launched first quarter of 2022.
VR development is already ongoing and should be ready early next year. Mobile games will be available by the second quarter of 2022
Our current staking pool went live in September and will end on 11/25/2021. BSC staking will be available later this quarter and NFT staking will be available next quarter.
We have been recently listed with Bittrex and are working on an additional CEX listing. For more details on our roadmap, you may visit https://polker.game/about-us/#roadmap
Host: I would recommend to our community please join Polker social media channels for more updates