Crypto Society Ama Recap with Star Atlas, 7th October 2021

Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse based in the year 2620.In this distant future, three major factions have emerged; You, a faction citizen of Star Atlas, will have the ability to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict while creating the opportunity to earn rewards for your contributions.

The metaverse introduces a unique gaming experience through the combination of both traditional core game and blockchain mechanics.

Bilo | Crypto Society

We will cover some basic ground for those that have not had the pleasure to learn about Star Atlas prior to today 🙂

Santi |Star Atlas

Glad to be here again!

Bilo | Crypto Society

Could we begin with a brief history of yourself and your team, and your roles at Star Atlas and what you were doing before Star Atlas?

Santi |Star Atlas

Of course

My name is Santi, I’m Head Community Lead at Star Atlas. I have been in crypto full time since 2019 and managing communities since 2017. Star Atlas for me has been a mind-blowing experience, everything I read, share, and communicate with the community gets me excited and makes me want to do more.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Thanks for the intro.

For those that have been in a coma, can you tell us about Star Atlas 🤣

Santi |Star Atlas

Of course, Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state-of-the-art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

Star Atlas uses blockchain technology through the Solana protocol that establishes a largely serverless and secured game experience; Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows cinematic quality video game visuals, and Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas to create an economy that replicates the tangibility of real-world assets and ownership.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Sounds very hi tech 🤓

Santi |Star Atlas

Oh yeah.

Bilo | Crypto Society

How do You see Star Atlas’ contribution to the adoption of Blockchain Technology into the Gaming World?

Santi |Star Atlas

We are one of a kind. Looking into traditional game studios that are capable of delivering the quality and experience that we are building, none to our acknowledge have expertise through crypto, blockchain and financial expertise’s that we are developing across the Star Atlas model.

Star Atlas is a pioneer and leader at the intersection of top tier gaming and blockchain integration. Replying to the developing gamer and crypto enthusiast that wants as well to have fun while they make money or vice versa.

We are just in the year 0 of this new revolution. Thus, there is still more to be seen.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Can’t wait to see what’s coming ❤️

Bilo | Crypto Society

Nice spaceship. Mine is a little different. Maybe we can switch?

When do you plan on launching the game?

Santi |Star Atlas

Hehe, we currently are not giving any specific date. We release information of every step of our roadmap and changes through official announcements, and simultaneously on the Star Atlas Communities on Discord, Telegram Server, Twitter, and other channels. These announcements include public news releases on our Medium Blog and website. We also announce and make information available in the Star Atlas Community weekly Town Hall events with the C-deck, which includes a Q&A session. telegram and discord are where we do our official announcements. This week we started the opening of the mini game with faction Selection.

These are a few of our channels

https://t.me/staratlasgames (announcements)

https://staratlas.com/

Discord: https://discord.gg/staratlas

Telegram: http://t.me/staratlasgame

Instagram: http://instagram.com/staratlasgame/

Bilo | Crypto Society

“This week we started the opening of the mini game with faction Selection” Pls tell us a little more about this…

Santi |Star Atlas

Oh yeah, now we have the faction selection available (which is permanent, so you better take your time to think about it!)

https://play.staratlas.com/faction

Bilo | Crypto Society

Why do you have 2 tokens? Can you explain the difference between them and describe the Tokenomics?

Santi |Star Atlas

The why goes with the role of each one in the game.

POLIS is the governance token used at each level of governance, representing financial stake in the game, voting power in the DAOs where it is staked, and control of the Treasury. It has a fixed supply that will not grow (unless a decision to the contrary will be made by governance down the line)

ATLAS is the payment token used as a medium of exchange.

It is inflationary, aiming to match the growth of the in-game economy and provide a solid monetary base for in-game economic interactions and onramps to enter the game.

You can find a LOT more info about tokenomics here: https://staratlas.com/economics-paper.pdf

Bilo | Crypto Society

Very on point Sir! Thank you 🥸

BTW, Congratulations on being listed on FTX — That’s huge… I see that you are now on lunar crush as well. Congratulations.

Santi |Star Atlas

Thanks! We are really happy!

Bilo | Crypto Society

The Unreal Engine 5 really sets the bar high when comparing what I have seen so far too many other games. The graphics are incredible, and the game looks like something I would personally get lots in for many hours a day. What do you think will be the primary drivers for people to play this game?

Santi |Star Atlas

The first thing we need to take into account is that Star Atlas will implement Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite that allows cinematic quality video game visuals. All these cutting-edge technologies used to build Star Atlas create an active online ecosystem and play-to-earn economy never seen so far by gaming and crypto enthusiasts.

We are just in the early stages of discovering the future of gaming, especially in blockchain. How would it improve? Well, the first thing is that we will see more games implementing quality visuals. But what I think is more important is the fact that it creates a reality that not only is appealing to the user but also that adds value.

Star Atlas is a game for everyone who dreams to immerse themselves in the metaverse. Yet, I believe one of the main ways we aim to attract new gamers is by the possibility of play to earn. With its own economy and different possibilities, Star Atlas is the gate to spread knowledge and the meaning of DeFI.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Well from what we’ve seen so far, the graphics are unbelievable. Congratulations on achieving such high quality

The play to earn model is one of the areas of the crypto currency market that we expect will lead to dramatic adoption over the next few years. Especially with games like Star Atlas which will draw in traditional gamers who have not had much exposure to cryptocurrency markets yet and are unfamiliar with setting up wallets etc. The advantages of using Unreal Engine 5 are clear, but I am curious to know why you chose to build on Solana?

Santi |Star Atlas

Thanks!!

Unlike other layer-1, smart contract-enabled blockchains, an abundance of external validators run nodes for Solana, making it a true fit for DeFi.

The Solana network has the capacity to process more than 50,000 transactions per second, and up to ten times that amount. It brings a new approach to decentralization guaranteeing security and accuracy of transactions by providing historic records of transactions on the chain as they are added to it using a unique algorithm known as Proof-of-History.

All these cutting-edge technologies used to build Star Atlas create an active online ecosystem and play-to-earn economy never seen so far by gaming and crypto enthusiasts.

Think of Solana as Ethereum 2.0, but much faster. It’s a smart contract platform that is designed to be swifter and cheaper than anything else like it.

These qualities give developers the power they need to build applications that must constantly refresh and evolve to provide a smooth user experience, like Star Atlas’ galaxy-scale world where many thousands or millions of players are trading, fighting, negotiating, and hanging out all at the same time.

The other factor is the high quality of projects on the blockchain, which advances its use cases. In Solana’s case, DeFi applications and AAA-quality games like Star Atlas have shown that Ethereum alternatives are not just feasible but also very attractive for developers and users alike, and that trend is only going to increase in the future.

Bilo | Crypto Society

What a great response and shoutout to one of our favourites here at CS “Solana”.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Kindly tell us more about the Factions. What are factions in the game?

Santi |Star Atlas

Mud is an is an acronym

Manus Ultimus Divinum, The Last Divine Hand, a spacefaring faction of humans originating from their home planet of Earth. After uniting under a common cause inspired by a benevolent photoli scout, humans harnessed Earth’s resources to set off for the stars.

Under the contemporary leadership of Charon Gotti Jr., MUD Territory was established as the only legitimate human faction in the Council of Peace. Despite the dramatic losses in the Convergence War decades prior, MUD emerged as an industrial powerhouse in the region by securing diplomatic relations through fair trade with ONI and Ustur.

MUD controlled space provides proximity to raw materials that serve a core purpose in the component manufacturing process for distant astronautical travel and ballistics technology. Join MUD to ensure the perpetual fair and powerful leadership of humankind

Ustur cybernetic sentient beings have an origin shrouded in complex mystery. One legend tells of a Dyson sphere-powered supercomputer harnessing the energy of a magnetar class neutron star. The energy throughput allowed the installed AI to advance beyond its physical location and withdrew from the parent machine without a trace.

A millennium later, the Ustur appeared in a physicalized form through advanced softform robotics. However, none of them can recall their origin. But it is thought that their individual bodies contain a sliver of the original parent AI in pursuit of transcendent awakening and experiencing the universe through an organic medium.

Become a part of the Ustur Sector to also form your own path in this physical universe and ascend the ranks of every observable spiritual plane. Receive access to rare minerals vital in the formation of highly nimble thruster tech and top tier hull reinforcing pipelines.

The ONI faction is a harmonious consortium of diverse species. The people of the Om sector, Segal, Akenat, and Neuno systems collectively set aside their differences in the hopes of a more bountiful life in space.

After the near total wartime extinction of the Sogmian race, the Mierese, Punaab and Photoli united firmly together under a strategic military pact to save their desperate ally. Through this pact, a breakthrough weapon of war was constructed. Before retaliation took hold to destroy the region’s life force, a truce was soon declared for the betterment of all factions and peace settled throughout.

The benefits of joining the ONI Region lie primarily in access to densely clustered raw materials within their controlled space. These materials are highly coveted in the crafting of advanced stealth and radar technologies lending to the discovery of even greater breakthroughs for all sentient life.

LORE time!

Bilo | Crypto Society

We have seen how games like Axie have positively affected 3rd World countries like Vietnam. Does Star Atlas believe it could have a similar effect on emerging markets with its Play2Earn model?

100%, Our CEO Michael has said that play 2 earn model is basically the chance for everyone to dream and to make money. We know places like Brazil where are starting to be formed and most of its priorities is to give an opportunity for many who are looking into having fun as well as bringing money to their houses.

Bilo | Crypto Society

You have pursued undertaking a huge marketing effort to ensure a very organic and community-based growth. Many VC’s have coveted and pleaded for allocations but could not get any. Tell us a little why you decided to take that approach?

Santi |Star Atlas

Well, the community is no doubt one of our pillars and we want to start building it since the beginning!We felt like this was the correct approach :)

Bilo | Crypto Society

You definitely made an excellent decision.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Do you have some more time for some more questions on the game/factions etc… before we open it up to community questions?

Santi |Star Atlas

Yeah, let’s do it!

Bilo | Crypto Society

You said earlier that it is not possible to change factions after the game has started. Why is that?

Santi |Star Atlas

Faction selection is a permanent decision, we do this so that people are loyal to what they pick because you’ll literally be able to decide the destiny of the faction you select!

Bilo | Crypto Society

One last question — What are Faction security zones and how do they work?

Santi |Star Atlas

The zones are secured by the respective factions.

New players choose a faction and start in a faction-secured safe zone. This allows the player to explore all the basic functions of the game except destructive based gameplay loops such as rescue, combat and salvage. Once the player is sufficiently confident enough to venture out, there is a medium tiered safety zone that is secured by mercenary groups. Combat is now allowed but your assets will be reset if destroyed. The final distant zone of Star Atlas is a wild frontier where full combat and the destruction of assets is a permanent event. However, only a portion of assets in combat are destroyed permanently. For example, the results of a destroyed ship in combat is that the ship asset is decimated into components, scrap, escape podded crew members, and a certain amount is lost forever.

Bilo | Crypto Society

Amazing. thank you

Thank you for your time in answering our questions here today. We are all very appreciative of your time and of the answers you have provided

With this, we will open the chat for those who wish to personally thank you for your time with us here today.

Crypto Society

1. What kind of NFT’s will be there on Star Atlas platform?

2. How will these NFT’s be used?

Santi |Star Atlas

Nearly everything on Star Atlas will be an NFT. Crew, ship, land, planets, components, skins, etc!

Star Atlas will use NFts for the following:

- Reflecting item’s ownership

- Recording item’s specifics, like weapon hit-points, armor class, skill

boosts, special bonuses, etc.

- Recording items rarity, i.e., its value is based on statistical probability of item drop or value of components used to craft the item

Crypto Society

Why did you choose the project name “ Star Atlas?”; “What does it mean? @santiacc Thank :)

Santi |Star Atlas

Star Atlas first takes inspiration from the Titan Atlas, who was tasked with carrying the weight of the universe (heavens) on his shoulders, with a subtle nod to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Atlas is also defined as a combination or collection of maps. And one of the primary goals within Star Atlas is to explore, navigate, and discover the stars, and capture that data for fellow explorers. So, the complete meaning of the name represents both the emergence of a new Universe (metaverse), and the spirit of exploration of the stars.

Crypto Society

🔺 Star Atlas works this the concept “Play to earn”. But there is needed a minimum investment like Axie Infinity or Plants vs undead? @santiacc

Santi |Star Atlas

The minimum investment to start playing and earning in Star Atlas is a ship and ships start at a $20 price, so the minimum investment is 20 usd!

Crypto Society

Where can I buy token? Will it be less expensive or more expensive? Possible all links to all your social media platforms if possible?

Santi |Star Atlas

Hotbit, Raydium, Serum, FTX, Bitrue, Dexlab, MEXC, BitMart, Gateio, Ascendex and Okcoin.

The main links you need to follow/join are:

https://t.me/staratlasgame

discord.gg/staratlas

https://twitter.com/staratlas

Crypto Society

How easy is your project to use for beginners? can anybody easily understand your project?

Santi |Star Atlas

Star Atlas is not the easiest project to understand because of the scale of what we are building, but you can get started easily and know more and more each day. This is a great guide produced by the community to understand a little bit more the Star Atlas metaverse if you are a beginner: https://staratlaswiki.org/wiki/Guide:Getting_started

Bilo | Crypto Society

Thanks a million @santiacc

Santi |Star Atlas

Thank you Bilo for the great moderation!

Always a pleasure to be here.

Relevant Links

⚜️ Star Atlas Website :https://staratlas.com/

⚜️ Star Atlas Telegram: https://t.me/staratlasgame

⚜️ Star Atlas Twitter: https://twitter.com/staratlas

⚜️ Crypto Society Chat: https://t.me/cryptosocietyy

⚜️ Crypto Society Announcements: https://t.me/CryptoSocietyyy

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