AMA Recap with Huobi Wallet
We recently held an AMA with Houbi Wallet on March 16th, 2022 at 10 AM UTC on Discord with a reward pool of 1,500 $HPL and 10 slots to buy Happy Boxes for participants. We’d like to thank the Huobi Wallet team for helping us host this informative and helpful AMA for users. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the AMA.
Question 1: Could you introduce yourself first to our community?
Hello everyone, my nickname is Nakamoto. I am in charge of Business Development and Marketing at HappyLand. As of now, I have over 6 years of experience in the field of finance and digital marketing. After years of working in the field of DeFi, I decided to catch on with the Play2Earn trend, and now I am working for HappyLand.
Question 2: Can you share with us about HappyLand and your team?
HappyLand is founded by Tazogames Studio and we have over 8 years of experience in the field of game development. Our team consists of well-experienced developers, designers, who are experienced not just in the field of blockchain, security, fintech but we also have strong experience in game and graphical design.
At Tazogames, we have grand plans for the future. Our aim is to build an interconnective metaverse with various games that have synergies.
Question 3: As a farm-to-earn blockchain game, HappyLand has many competitors. What are the competitive advantages of HappyLand compared with others?
A lot of play2earn games are popping up nowadays so yes, we have a lot of competition. However, we’re confident that we will go far above and beyond.
First of all, we have a strong team of developers who are well-experienced to ensure high performance and complete security of the system. Furthermore, our contract is audited by Arcadia Group so there will be minimal if any vulnerability.
Secondly, our gameplay is built based on the premise of Farmville, a massive hit back in the day on Facebook. This is our main selling point. Farmville was such an addictive game, we expect HappyLand to be just as successful. A lot of our competitors simply have their own way of farming while we actually stand on the shoulder of giants.
Also, we have strong backers and we raised around 3M during the seeding and private round. Some noticeable advisors include Santiago, Kenzy Wang, and Stani of AAVE.
Most important, we have a robust, self-sustainable tokenomy.
There are 2 tokens in HappyLand, HPL and HPW. HPL is the governing token of HappyLand which gives players the ability to vote for the development of the ecosystem. It is also essential to start playing HappyLand, because it is used to buy land plots. With the recent update, you also have to spend a tiny amount of HPL to purchase in-game items like seeds and animals. HPL had an IDO on Polkastarter on the 10th of December and is listed on Pancakeswap.
Meanwhile, HPW is the main utility token of HappyLand. The majority of in-game transactions are made using this token. Furthermore, the reward is also mainly in HPW. Recently, we just updated the game so that players can also get rewarded with HPL too, but this is only a tiny amount. This is done in order to balance the ratio of HPL and HPW. To ensure all players have access to the utility token, HPW had a fair launch just before the mainnet came out.
Check out our pitch deck to know more about the tokenomy: https://happyland.finance/assets/Happy_Land_Pitching_Deck.pdf
Question 4: What’s the roadmap of HappyLand in 2022? Or in the short term Q2?
We are planning on deploying HappyLand on several other chains like Avalance, Polygon, or Near (TBA). In the near future, we are also launching several features that will reduce the barrier of entry for new players too, like renting or land expansion (breeding). We are also adding more minigames to HappyLand too, like pig-racing in Q2 2022 and a drastically improved gameplay experience. Q3 of 2022 is when we will officially launch the HappyLand metaverse, where we will have 3D characters, multiplayer, techlab, and upgrades. In Q4 of 2022, we expect our game to be a full-on 3D metaverse that supports both PvE and PvP gameplay.
Community Pre-Submitted Questions
@Moongirl9732 from Twitter: Can you give a breakdown of what I will be needing to start playing the game? Do I need to connect my wallet to HappyLand before I can start playing the game? Lastly, if I want to grow a farm, where can I purchase the seeds?
You can read more about it on our docs.happyland.finance.
But in brief, you will need to have Huobi Wallet, switch to BSC, and buy HPL and HPW on Pancakeswap. After that, you can purchase a land NFT from our marketplace. Like in real life, having lands and capital is the initial investment in farming.
You can purchase seeds once you bought everything you need and sync it into Happyland. If you are unsure what to do, I suggest you try out our testnet first.
@eeozkok from Twitter: NFT gaming is currently adopted by only a small player base due to the relatively expensive initial cost for a new player to take part in the game. So what strategies are you implementing to attract a large group of newcomers?
You can join our Happy Guild program, where you do not need to invest in NFT or Token, and still get earning via commission. Check out our Happy Guild program in our channels. We have developed a detailed guild management system where guild masters can allocate lands and tokens to their scholars.
If you have the capital to invest in tokens but not NFTs then we also have renting feature coming up! We are also partners with several big guilds like PIF, GGG, RDG, and many other small guilds to provide strong support for guilds.
@Balma322 from Twitter: You mention that seed production varies according to different types of seed cultivation processes and land rarity levels. What are the different cultivation processes you have? About how many types of seed are available to grow? Does growing one type of seed?
Great question! In HappyLand, there are five types of lands ranging from common to legendary. Planting seeds on common land for example gives you 100%, while planting on a legendary plot gives you up to 150% yield output. The type of seeds available to grow increases as you level up in HappyLand. You can choose to grow one or several types of seed, depending on your strategies. Remember you have to water and rid your plants of insects for them to grow well.
@Ramachari110 from Twitter: I read that the Factory function will be blocked until players reach a certain level, from what level can we access this function? What are the advantages that this function gives to the players? How many types of factories can we build?
Details on the factory will be announced later, but certainly, you will need to make great progress and advancement on HappyLand to unlock this feature. Like in real life, the world moved from agriculture to industrial. Using factories will help boost the productivity of your land, and earn you more rewards.
@tanmoy284910957 from Twitter: I have played similar games to Happy land and I discovered that It was more interesting when players can interact and compete with each other. Will this be possible in Happy land, for players to compete among themselves to get scarce resources?
Most definitely! We are implementing many features for PvP play, for example, the mini-game feature to boost competition among players.
Community live questions:
@Nilesh28 from Discord: Happyland is a metaverse farming game. It is primarily based on the real-life farming experience. How does HappyLand farming system work similar to real life? How does Happyland allow its users to generate income?
HappyLand includes many features like seasons, weather. demand and supply. In Happyland, you have to plant seeds, care for them at the right time, harvest them and reap your reward. On top of planting, players can raise animals too, but raising animals takes more effort than planting.
@Waldotheactor from Discord: The $HPL token is the main means of liquidity of the Happyland metaverse but I didn't find much information about the utilities this token will have both in your game and in your metaverse. So, can you explain the tokenomy of $HPL and how it influences your game and metaverse?
We recently updated the utility of HPL, 2 to 5% for rewarding and spending in HappyLand is in HPL now. HPL is also used in buying land plots, which is essential to play HappyLand. Each land plot ranges from 100 to 500 HPL.
@Hermawan from Discord: One of the problems of NFT games was that users only when they won small rewards immediately withdrew from the game, damaging the liquidity of the project. Does your project take this reality into consideration and manage your economic strategies to support the true lovers of the game?
This is certainly true and it’s why we have limits for withdrawal of reward in HappyLand. We also implement specific burning mechanisms for our tokens to ensure that the liquidity does not get damaged too much.
@ozgur from Discord: Other than planting and harvesting, Happy Land offers a wide variety of livestock, cattle, and poultry such as chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, and cows. Although, what is the role of these animals in the Happy Land farming and cultivating processes? Are pets essential?
Yes, animals are an important part of farming and give you a lot of value. With chickens and ducks, you can harvest eggs. With pigs, you can harvest the meat. With sheep, you can harvest their wool. While pets can keep you safe from thieves in Happyland since you can steal from other people too (PbP). We will implement this feature soon so please look forward to it.
@TRBirdman from Discord: Your game aims to make a revenue boom with its play-and-earn model. This can lead to the scenario of success where many users try to access the game in the early phase of the project, so it is important that you plan a good performance to host hundreds of thousands of players, what is the expectation of players who expect to receive in the launch and the initial phases of the project and what is the capacity of your servers?
We've seen a large boom of players since Mainnet launch, with over 7,000 accounts created so far. Our servers are well equipped to host the game for hundreds of thousands of players globally. So rest assured, HappyLand will constantly grow!
HappyLand is a blockchain gaming platform, inspired by the Texas countryside. In HappyLand, players will transform into the role of a farm owner cultivating, breeding pets and taking care of his farm. From there, each player will participate in building and multi-farm metaverse with many unique custom styles.