Benefits of Owning a Genesis Sipher

Benefits of Owning a Genesis Sipher

Last Revision: April 17, 2021 Article Status: Released Note: This page may get updated if there are changes to previous information. You can find details about any changes made to the Litepaper by navigating to the following page

Hello Sipherians! This page contains all information related to the benefits of owning a Genesis Sipher NFT. We hope that this can help address or provide clarity over the benefits you would receive for owning one of the Genesis Siphers.

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Please note that for purposes of the information shared in our Sipher Atlas, a Genesis Sipher is considered to be one of the first 10,000 Siphers of each race (i.e. INU, NEKO, BURU, etc.) that are minted, which had been or will be sold directly by the team, and are not a result of cloning. This means that any other Siphers that were the result of cloning will NOT be considered a Genesis Sipher, and will NOT be receiving these benefits.

Primary Benefits of Being a Genesis Sipher Holder

Create New Characters for the Player base

The primary benefit of owning a Genesis Sipher now is that you can create and provide characters for the future player base.

In-Game Gear and Stat-boost

The gear represented on your NFT Genesis metadata will actually be available for you to equip and use in-game. These gear will also provide you stats, however, the stats will be scaled to your starting level.

Cloning Advantages

As an early teaser of some of the upcoming game mechanics, your Genesis Sipher NFTs will have the highest chances to create Sipher clones with the best stats.

Note: A clone is essentially a Sipher character that was created from another Sipher NFT with the help of the Mad Scientist and by using some resources. These clones can be used to play the game, and will likely be used to play at the highest and most competitive levels within the game. Refer to the following page for a few more details related to cloning

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Benefits Exclusive to Genesis Siphers

In addition to the primary benefits noted above, there are only a few exclusive benefits that have been announced as of now. You could consider these short-term "bonuses" for being one of the True Siphers and continuing to support us all the way until the release of the game, and maybe even after that!

The following are some of the exclusive benefits you receive as a Genesis Sipher holder:

Early Access to the Game

Early Access to Game Testing

Each Genesis Sipher will provide you with exclusive access to play the World of Sipheria game, and you will have early access to test versions and to future game modes. This means that you will be the first ones to play the game before everyone else does. So consider yourselves the "OGs", or "Beta Testers".

Claim In-Game Usernames Earlier

Those who hold Genesis Sipher NFTs can claim their very own in-game usernames before other players that come in later by purchasing a clone. More details to be revealed in the future.

Private Slot Benefits

As a Genesis Sipher holder, there will be various opportunities for you to be on a fast-track to being whitelisted for private sale in future Sipher Character drops, and may even be able to mint future Sipher Character NFTs for free as part of the Guildmaster Program. Please refer to the following links for further details regarding these benefits and programs.

Spaceships

Spaceships are flying vehicles that your Sipher characters can use in-game for travelling across Sipheria. However, you will need to combine various Spaceship parts and bring them to the Sipherian Shipyard to fully create a Spaceship. As a Genesis Sipher holder, you will be able to claim Lootboxes for a limited period of time. Check out this article for more details on how to claim.

You can refer to the Spaceships page (https://atlas.sipher.xyz/spaceships) for further details regarding the Spaceships, the different types, claim mechanics, etc.

SIPHER Comic Mint Pass (First Season)

Each Genesis Sipher NFT holder will have exclusive access to read the First Season of the World of Sipheria Comics. The First Season contains Nine (9) chapters, and each will be released monthly.

A snapshot will be taken every month on the date of each Comic Chapter launch (beginning on March 31, 2022), and NFT Holders that have a Genesis Sipher NFT on all nine snapshots (based on wallet address) will receive a Comic Pass NFT at the end of the season (December 2022).

Other Benefits, and Disclaimers

Please note that the team is also looking to provide other benefits. However, these are still in discussions and as such have not been informed to the public until they are official. Our team believes in honesty and transparency and prefers to under-promise and over-deliver.

More importantly, as both a community member and investor, it is important that you understand that the team has a long-term focus on this game. As such, please know that if you are purchasing a Genesis Sipher you may not see an immediate return on investment. So we believe this to be a long-term investment rather than a short-term one. It is up to you to decide whether you will buy and hold from now and wait for the game and cloning mechanics to come out, or just purchase later (no guarantee of what price these NFTs will be at in the future).

This is NOT financial advice, so please do your own research before you make any investment decisions. Think pros and cons, the risks involved, and your tolerance towards these risks.

If after these considerations you decide to stay and hold, then we're happy that you are a part of this community and appreciate your support! But if after those considerations you decide you'd rather sell now and wait to see what happens, need to need to let go of your Sipher in the short term (again, no guarantee that the prices will be lower/higher by that time), or just can't take the pressure of waiting to see what happens and you'd rather just sell your Sipher, then although it will be sad to see you leave us as an investor, we understand that everyone has different circumstances. Regardless, you will still be a valued member of our community, and we hope you will find your time here engaging and fun with all the activities we have planned.

FAQs related to this topic

Will my Genesis Sipher(s) be stronger or have more perks in-game as compared to Non-Genesis Siphers?

Excluding the Species and Sub-Race considerations (different skills, abilities, etc.), your Genesis Sipher will not be stronger than other Siphers in-game when it comes to PvP matches. This is to keep the battlegrounds fair to everyone.

However, there will be certain perks that come with your Genesis Sipher, which Non-genesis Siphers will not have, such as:

  • The properties of your Genesis Sipher NFT: hair and gear (armor, headgear, gloves) will be reflected in-game as COSMETICS.
  • Unique "Banner Cards", Name Tags, and Frames that are visible in the Game Lobby, Loading Screens, and In-game overlay. Opponents or team members will know you are an "OG" when you are competing against them.
  • Full sets will give you specific buffs (ONLY APPLICABLE TO PVE - DUNGEONS).

What is the purpose of the rarities of these Genesis Sipher NFTs?

The rarity of your Genesis Sipher NFTs mainly has the purpose of identifying how that particular Sipher rarity ranks as compared to others, based on specific traits. This rank is calculated based on the traits that your Sipher NFT has, and how many more of each trait there are available on the Genesis Sipher NFTs within the same collection (e.g. Sipherian Surge Collection for the Sipher INU NFTs; Sipher NEKOs as compared to other NEKOs in the Sipherian Flash Collection). In addition to the in-game cosmetics, this mainly affects those that consider themselves "NFT collectors" who try to get the rarest of traits and NFTs.

Why release so many Genesis Sipher NFTs?

Given the long-term strategy and approach for the game, we believe that the number of Genesis Siphers released for each Race is low as compared to the number of people that we are targeting to onboard to the game in the future. Additionally, there is a limited number of each of the Genesis Sipher species, be it the INU, NEKO, BURU, etc. Each of the species will have different skills & attacks and will target different playstyles, which means that they should be considered separate from each other. Think about other games where you have a broad selection of characters - you won’t always play the same character depending on what your teammates have selected, or what would work best as a strategy against what your opponents selected. So there may be players who may end up owning one or more of each of the species.

Will my Genesis Sipher NFTs be worth more than those that are cloned down the line?

Determining price value for an NFT is highly speculative that only the market can establish. As such, we can't say whether Genesis Siphers will be worth more than those cloned down the line. However, we can say that there is functional value to holding a Genesis Sipher. As described in

, there are some perks and inherent benefits that you receive that are exclusive to Genesis Siphers. This means that cloned Siphers will not receive these benefits, hence there being more functional value on Genesis Siphers.

Additionally, it's worth noting that, although there is a possibility of some Genesis Siphers being weaker than their future clones (because of how the cloning process is intended to work), Genesis Siphers will always retain their ability to create the best clones, those that not even clones of clones will be able to match. This strength in cloning is where we believe lies the inherent value and utility of the Genesis Sipher NFTs.