Trader Joe AMA: DOMI Online
11th of February
I’m a major gaming enthusiast, previously a civil engineering technician designing stadiums, race track circuits before venturing into the world of crypto. With a multitude of various project backgrounds including business development for Chainboost (Launchpad/IDO) alongside quality assurance testing with Chainguardians.io, both gameplay and defi related functionality/protocol testing!
started working on the vision, core mechanics, and game design for Domi Online 2 years ago. Fuelled by the passion that himself, streamers, youtube, and MMORPG scene in general shared. Hoping for a game like Domi Online to exist. A game where death has major consequences, with no level caps or skill caps holding you back. So you can truly become powerful and DOMI-nate the server! ⚔️
Alongside seasonal defi injected P2E reward distribution to top competitors on our leader board 👀
Q. Please provide an overview of DOMI Online
We are here to not only build the biggest 3D fully immersive MMORPG on the blockchain, alongside play-to-earn elements underpinned by NFT’s, but we are also making an MMORPG to compete with traditional projects such as Runescape and World of warcraft!
This is the product and game we have all dreamed of. Intense gameplay, with that old-school nostalgic vibes. Token utility to match top game-fi projects such as Defi Kingdoms, mixed in with Diablo-style ‘Defi-injected’ seasonal rewards that are decided by our community via governance. I’m sure many of you here are loving the latest farmers' market, this is just the start of what’s to come for Domi Online! 🔺
⚔️ Our lead developer David coming from the world's biggest free MMORPG ‘Runescape’. He was a technical developer for Jagex working on RS3. Working on the Aura management system, Ninja fixes, Login optimization, Technical depth, skill guide rework, and much more! Leading a team of 10+ Developers, Game designers, Network Engineers, and 2D/3D artists. To build the world that you will love within Domi Online!
⚔️ Our Art director Aleksei, CEO of N-hance studios. A talented game & software development studio whose artists have worked on many significant projects in the gaming industry, under the eyes of Blizzard & Riot games!
⚔️ Blockchain experts from Chainguardians.io, True pioneers of utilizing token utility and NFT functionality within everything they do!
⚔️ Sound and SFX by Pellek and his team. Created music for many games such as League Of Legends, Magic: The gathering, Path of exile, and much more!
The world of Domi is massive, and each zone has its own unique track composed and recorded by our very own @WilliamGraney | Audio Director and @Arsafes | Sound Designer from our Music and SFX Department. Below is a preview of the music behind Domi Online. The finished game will have more than 50 tracks in total!
Q. Can you tell us about the latest progress of the game?
Each month, our team is dedicated to providing a fully descriptive overview of the progress we have made throughout the month. Showing our commitment and dedication to the world of Domi Online. All leading up to our Alpha game release coming Q3 2022! Following Alpha, we will still be dedicated to providing transparent updates to our community both game-related including more info on the latest $DOMI token utility functionalities. We are creating an everlasting experience and we hope to see you part of our community throughout our adventure together!
Please take the time to watch our developer video. Showing off our major improvements through January, alongside a brief taste of the realm in which you will be spending the rest of your days! 🔥
Since the January development update, we have welcomed Isaiah to the Domi development team, working with our art director and his team of talented artists on environments.
A sneak preview from the latest Domi Build since January! 🌲 ☘️
Q. Can you tell us more about the play-to-earn aspect of Domi Online, how are you doing things that create a stable long-term ecosystem for your community?
Domi Online wants to take a unique approach to how P2E aspects are implemented within our game. We strive on the ability that whilst building an everlasting game, those who strive to achieve the greatest within the realm will be heavily rewarded for their time & efforts which traditional MMORPGs fail to recognize.
Our play-to-earn reward mechanism will be initially based on token distribution through seasonal rewards, seasons which occur 4 times each year. Setting new goals and milestones for users to accomplish each season to climb the leader boards and reach top positions to reap the largest rewards!
What sets us aside from today's gamefi projects that ‘promise’ P2E capabilities, but in reality they distribute their token as ‘rewards’, followed by poor ecosystem utility resulting in the initial ‘rewards’ becoming unstable, meaning liquidity will be drained over time. This is not an ‘everlasting experience’ and not something we at Domi will associate ourselves with.
Instead, we at Domi are taking an innovative approach and showing the reality of P2E capabilities that can create an everlasting experience. Which we like to call ‘Defi Injection’.
We will set aside a large portion of funding into various dapps/projects such as TraderJoe, AAVE, Nexo.io, Curve, Launchpads, NFT’s. The rewards earned throughout each season will be locked and cast to our community to vote on how they wish the rewards to be distributed. ⚔️
Q. DeFi Injection … so can you expand on that a bit further? How are you planning to implement that and manage it?
An example is as follows:
(Please note numbers are purely speculative for educational purposes)
1/ $2,00,000 Locked up across various protocols. With a very low estimated yield of 20% APR, resulting in $400,000 per year which equates to $100,000 dedicated to Season 1 reward distribution.
2/ These funds are purely dedicated to our players, as reward distribution after the season has ended and leader boards finalized. The funds will be converted to a native stable coin such as $USDT before allowing our community to make an informed governance decision.
3/ We provide a proposal to our community, allowing them to vote on how the $USDT rewards will be distributed to players for that season. Estimated choices will include:
- ⚔️ Distributed $100,000 $USDT to players linearly based on leaderboard status.
- ⚔️ Buyback $100,000 of our native token $DOMI, Distributed to players linearly based on leaderboard status.
- ⚔️ Buyback $100,000 of our latest partnership token $JOE, Distributed to players linearly based on leaderboard status.
4/ After the community has decided on their vote, we will action the request and distribute the earnings accordingly based on the decision made
As exclusive alpha to our latest partner TraderJoe’s community — We aim in the future to add an additional innovative utility to our $DOMI utility holders, giving them a % bonus in reward distribution, alongside their leader board status. Not only allowing free-to-play users to earn, but dedicated long-term committed players to maximize potential also. More to come on this in the near future! The ability to earn not only native currencies such as $USDT/$AVAX, but also the latest partnership tokens such as $JOE will be an unmatched exclusive bond between communities and partnerships, combining the exclusive gameplay that Domi Online will bring, factored in with the incredible token utility and P2E functionality, that is not only rewarding but sustainable and long term and unmatched!
We decided to announce our P2E proposal today first and foremost, I am excited to hear your thoughts on the innovative structural change we plan to implement. That will change gamefi as we know it!
An everlasting experience, but also an everlasting utility token!
Q. Can you talk about the tech behind DOMI? Are you perhaps planning to deploy on a subnet?
Blockchain tech is a crucial addition to Domi Online — As you are well aware we are incorporating the cutting-edge technology of Avalanche ❄️ With the official Avax 🔺 team as our strategic partners, we aim to facilitate a seamless experience for our large userbase.
We will do this by utilizing avalanches sub-net technology! This will enable us to go above and beyond other gamefi project's stability, enabling a whole new cutting-edge blockchain performance experience that is everlasting! 🔥
Making our very own ‘kingdom’ 🏰 developed subnet, that can be customized to the needs of our users first and foremost. Creating an experience unparalleled and never seen before in blockchain gamefi history! We may in the future open up our subnet, to allow other gamefi projects to utilise our kingdom ecosystem, to enhance their gameplay! You can read more about this here:
Domi Online to Build on Avalanche
Domi Online is excited to announce that it will incorporate the cutting-edge blockchain technology of Avalanche
We grow together in this space, we want to pave the way to a sustainable everlasting future!
Q. In an interview, PelleK stated that guild housing will be obtainable by staking DOMI tokens. Is there one specific size of guild housing or will staking longer give the opportunity for even more rare housing? And are these guild houses a transferrable/tradable NFT?
We want to create an inclusive ecosystem for all, regardless of their background! We will offer various incentives to our $DOMI token utility holders, one of which will be staking to Earn NFT’s such as guild housing, rare cosmetics exclusive to $DOMI token holders, alongside fun defi-related functionalities which are once again, going to revolutionize this space! Housing will be split into various tiers, which will be transferrable/tradable NFT’s on our internal marketplace! With low fees and allowing users to buy/trade with $DOMI token! Awesome question
Q. With Axie infinity, the other p2e game, it appears that the more users join the game the more expensive the cost is to play the game especially as the price of Axie went up. How is Domi addressing this issue?
Domi Online will be FREE TO PLAY! :DOMI: Your reward distribution via P2E mechanisms, one of which we announced today here, as alpha with trader joe through this example: will be accessible to all players! Regardless if they come in from Free to play, or purchasing cosmetic NFT’s! Able to Earn NFT’s in game and trade on the internal marketplace for $DOMI utility token.
The time, effort in Domi Online is rewarded, reward distribution seasonally based on leader board status. You can join Domi Online with nothing and become truly powerful and DOMInate the server. But keep in mind, death comes with a consequence but life comes with great rewards! 🔥
Q. In a game so heavily focused on PvP, what steps are you going to take — both before and after launch — to ensure that (1) abilities/skills remain balanced, and (2) players aren’t hacking or cheating in some way. After all, a lot will be on the line!
Hey buddy! I think for sure ppl are gonna develop bots, and we’re gonna have to deal with it both from developers' side and also by having active GMs hunting down botters. However, in the world of Domi where death has major consequences (as u lose experience and potentially gear when dying), if we do get a bot problem, I know from experience with older games who had no skill and level cap, that the community often help balance it out by creating smurfs who go out just to killbots. You can’t really risk your lvl 100 character killing a botter if the guy is protected by a powerful guild for instance, but there’s no risk if ur on a low-level smurf. regardless, we talk about this with the development team and we have to make sure we have enough game masters online at all times and watch how things unfold. The last thing we want is cheaters and botters etc, but it’s inevitable so we just have gotta be prepared and be active.
Balancing skills and abilities is gonna be an ongoing process, but we expect to properly balance it during alpha (q3 2022) and beta.
In Domi as well mana regenerates slowly, so you’re often spending your mana to create consumable items for bigger hunts, relying a lot on auto attacks, stacking up consumables (like chaos arrows, healing shards etc) for when u wanna go kill reapers, and heartless or dragons++
Q. Are the nfts immutable? And also will interoperable with other chains where you can store them let's say in an ETH wallet?
Our main focus will be developing NFT’s an avalanche blockchain, interlinked with our subnet ‘kingdom’, providing a gasless experience for all! We are researching the benefits of having both immutable and mutable NFT’s, some that upgrade over time. Whilst others remain confined such as house theirs for example! With innovative tech, we can explore innovative options!
Q. How long is the mobs are gonna follow us? Will it be possible to run away? And what class will be the best to survive?
warriors have the most maximum HP gained per level, so maybe that's ur class. sorceresses and priests have mana shields, and amazons run faster with low mana cost speed abilities, so it’s debatable, but I’d say warrior for u.
how long a mob will follow u, and how large the aggro range depends on the mob. say a wolf is gonna lose interest pretty quickly and go back to its pack, but a pharao can potentially chase u until it changes agro or dies. (yes, this definitely makes it possible to lure monsters, i am aware :P)
Q. Can you say something about system requirements? And maybe also about the OS?
The system requirements are subjective to change as our game develops over time. We will provide clear outlined system requirements before our alpha release of Q3 2022!
We will be sure to keep our community aware of system requirements closer to Alpha release this year!
Q. How open will the Alpha Access in Q3 be?
I don't want our network engineer to facepalm at me by just giving out a quick answer to this, but basically introduce certain people on our discord server for the first tests, and then slowly fill the server(s) to the max capacity to stress test, and at that point, there’ll be room for a lot. we are gonna have PvP servers mainly, but some PvE and some RP as well. also different territories for ping etc, so at a certain point there’ll be a more or less open alpha so we can prepare fully for the needed cap.
About Domi Online
Domi Online offers players an expansive medieval metaverse filled with forests, caves, and deserts among other varied and secret-filled areas open to discovery, adventure, and ultimate domination. Domi’s elite development team shares a rich history, including work on the world’s largest free MMORPG of all time, Runescape.
Featuring gameplay that incentivizes a player’s commitment to developing in-game skills and to increasing in-game status through an intricate leveling system, in a world featuring premier graphics and design, Domi Online ushers in a new era for first-person POV MMORPGs. An active community of gamers is the engine that drives the engagement and sustainability of Domi’s play-to-earn model into new realms of gaming experience.
About Trader Joe
Trader Joe is a one-stop-shop decentralized trading platform native to the Avalanche blockchain. Trader Joe builds fast, securely and aims to serve the community at the frontier of DeFi. Maximize your yield generating activities under one fully integrated roof, providing you with a unique, innovative, and highly accessible DeFi experience.