F.A.Q

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General

What is Chumbi Valley?

Chumbi Valley is a play-to-earn game inspired by famous games such as Zelda, Stardew Valley, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Players will be immersed in a mystical forest raising lovable creatures called “Chumbi”. They will be rewarded for farming, exploring, crafting, breeding, battling and more.

Where is the team based?

The team is from Melbourne in Australia.

Will it be possible to play the game for free ?

Good news! Chumbi Valley is a free-to-start game where you will be paired with a free Ancestor Chumbi to guide you. But the rewards with this free Chumbi are very minimal and there are limitations to Ancestors Chumbi compared to a normal Chumbi. One of the Chumbi Ancestor's limitations is the fact that it is not a NFT, and that he cannot breed.

Where does the name of “Chumbi” come from?

It's a mix of "Chubby", "Chibi"(short in Japanese) and "Stumpy".

When will the game be released ?

There is no specific date announced at the moment, but the team is doing its best to have a first release around mid 2022. At the beginning, only a few features will be available, and the team will add more over time. Farming and Crafting will be the first two features to be released.

Breeding

How many times is it possible to breed with a Chumbi?

The number of times a Chumbi can be bred is defined by its breeding count. There is no information about the exact number of breeding available for a Chumbi at this stage, but we know it will be limited.

What happens if we breed two compatible types (according to breeding chart) ?

If you breed two compatible types, you'll have a good chance of getting a Tier upgrade (we are waiting for more information from the team about this).

What happens if we breed to incompatible types (according to breeding chart)?

If you breed two incompatible types, you have very low chance of getting a Tier upgrade, and higher chance of getting a Chumbi with the same type as either one of the parent.

How can we get a mini Chumbi ?

We have very little information about the mini Chumbi at the moment, but we know they are very rare, and you'll need a lot of luck to breed a mini Chumbi.

How can we get a shiny Chumbi ?

We don't have much information about shiny Chumbi right now, but we do know they are rare, and you'll need a lot of luck to breed a shiny Chumbi.

Can we breed two different generations of Chumbi?

This information has not been communicated by the team... yet.

Will it be possible to breed with one seed during pre-breeding?

We do not have the "answer" to this yet. Self-breeding is an option being considered by the team, but we are waiting for details about the final breeding process.

Chumbi

What is a Chumbi?

Chumbi are adorable bipedal creatures that inhabit the forest valley. They are also materialized by NFTs on the blockchain (NFTs that you can trade or sell). You will find plenty of information about this in the Chumbi Wiki Section

What are the different attributes of a Chumbi?

A Chumbi has two main attributes, which are its type and its coat. At the academy, we call these "main attributes" as they define the most important parts of a Chumbi's appearance. The other secondary attributes are: its eyes, ears, horns (optional), mouth and pattern (optional).

What is an ancestor Chumbi?

You will be able to start the game with an ancestor Chumbi. This ancestor will help you with the basic actions but as it is not an NFT, you will not be able to sell or exchange it.

How many different types of Chumbi are there?

So far, 15 different Chumbi types have been discovered. These are Spark, Cave, Forest, Insect, River, Mountain, Flame, Neutral, Feather, Flower, Frost, Crystal, Creature, Spirit and Void. There could be more in the future, though.

What are the different kinds of Chumbi that exist?

In the Valley, there are 2 different kinds of Chumbi that exist. The Standard Chumbi, which are the most common Chumbi, and the Mini Chumbi (which is a smaller version of a Standard Chumbi, and is very rare)

How many coats are there for gen0 Standard Chumbi (Chumbi Seed)?

There is 15 different coat's types (Spark, Cave, Forest, etc...). For each coat's type, you can have 6 different variations. For example you can have 6 different Spark's gen0 coat. So there is a total of 90 Coats for standard gen0 Chumbi. The Chumbi Seeds coats are exclusive and will not be minted anymore.

How many coats is there for gen0 mini Chumbi (mini Chumbi Seeds)?

There is a total of 15 coats types (Spark, Cave, Forest, etc...) and a total of 45 different coat variations for minis. So there is a total of 45 coats for mini Chumbi Seeds.

How many coat is there for gen1+ Standard Chumbi?

There is 15 different coat's types (Spark, Cave, Forest, etc...). For each coat's type, for the standard Chumbi, you can have 9 different variations. For example you can have 9 different Spark's coat. So there is a total of 135 Coats for standard Chumbi

How many coats is there for gen1+ Mini Chumbi?

There is 15 different coat types (and they have the same name as the Chumbi type: Spark, Cave, Forest, etc...). For each coat type, for mini Chumbi, you can have 4 different variations. For example you can have 4 different Forest coats. So that's a total of 60 possible Coats for mini Chumbi. All these mini coats are smaller versions of the Standard coats.

How many unique Chumbi are there?

There really are a lot of combinations of Chumbi parts, and there is an almost infinite number of possible Chumbi.

Does mini Chumbi have specific abilities?

The team haven’t communicated much about this for now, but so far "mini" Chumbi do not present any advantages or specific abilities. But we have heard that the team's plan is that mini Chumbi could have an in-game use.

Do shiny Chumbi have specific abilities?

The team haven't communicated much about this yet, but so far "shiny" Chumbi do not present any advantages or specific abilities. At this stage, Shiny is just esthetic.

Does the color type of a Chumbi give it specific abilities?

We know that the type defines the first battle attack of a Chumbi. And we also know that each Chumbi type has 3 different tones (light, medium and dark). Each of these different tones is considered as a type, meaning you'll have a specific battle attack for each tone (for example, a light spark will have a different first attack than a medium spark).

What ability is associated with the Eyes of a Chumbi?

The eyes of a Chumbi define its first effect, that can be used in battle.

What ability is associated with the Mouth of a Chumbi?

The mouth of a Chumbi defines its second effect, that can be used in battle.

What ability is associated with the Pattern of a Chumbi?

The pattern of a Chumbi defines the Ability, that can be used in battle.

What is a Chumbi's level used for?

The level of a Chumbi will impact its strength in battle, but also increase the level of rewards it can receive.

How do you go about raising the level of a Chumbi?

You can level up your Chumbi by wining battles. Every 5 levels, you'll need to eat a Candied Apple to progress to the next level.

What is the Happiness of a Chumbi used for?

A higher happiness level unlocks higher staking reward APY (Annual Percentage Yield) when a Chumbi is assigned to the Shrine of Giving. You can feed your Chumbi with its favorite food to increase its happiness level.

What is a cursed Chumbi?

Chumbi are peaceful and loyal by nature, but a dark forest presence is cursing them. Cursed Chumbi are wild Chumbi, who will attack anything. Players will have the chance to defeat them, which will get rid of their, gain XP, and earn Lucky Stars.

Gameplay

What are the different elements of gameplay?

The gameplay is very rich and varied, and lots of different features will be available over time. Among these we have "Home building", "Breeding", "Exploring", "Farming", "Crafting", "Trading", "Earning", and "Battling". You'll find a complete review of these features in our gameplay wiki section. The farming and crafting will be the first 2 features available at the game launch.

What is behind the farming feature?

The players will be able to find rare seeds and start a farm in order to grow forest crops, which have many uses. Crops are in-game tokenized items, they need to be watered regularly and will grow on blockchain based time.

What is behind the exploration feature?

With your Chumbi by your side, you can power up an ancient portal and step through it, allowing you to explore randomly generated terrains in various biomes, find rare NFT items and encounter cursed Chumbi in the wild.

What is behind the crafting feature?

You can work with your Chumbi to gather resources that can be used to craft NFT items for your world. Crafted items can be sold on the marketplace or in-game to the Wandering Trader.

What is behind the breeding feature?

Each Chumbi is a unique NFT creature made up of a rare combination of: type, coat, ears, horns, eyes, mouth, and pattern. Breed them together for rare and exciting new combos!

What is behind the trading feature?

As long as you progress in the adventure, you'll collect precious resources and get more NFT rewards. You'll be able to trade them or buy some new ones, on the marketplace, or to the Wandering Trader. You'll also be able to reinforce your Chumbi Team by buying some on the marketplace.

What is behind the battling feature?

You'll have the opportunity to battle against wild cursed Chumbi and other trainers to increase your Chumbi’s level. A Chumbi with a higher level can defeat stronger foes and receive better rewards.

What is behind the fostering feature?

This feature will allow players to temporarily lend their Chumbi to other players. By lending them to another player you'll be able to share the game rewards with him (with an adjustable percentage of all rewards earned by your Chumbi fixed by you).

What is the Shrine of Giving?

The Shrine of Giving is an ancient monument which has the ability to multiply a Chumbi’s precious items. This monument is at the heart of the staking system (see next "question").

What is behind the earning feature?

All along the game, Players will be able to earn rewards, by completing quests, selling NFT items, and also by staking some CHMB to the Shrine of Giving. By locking these CHMB in the Shrine, you contribute to reducing the circulating supply, and the game rewards you for that by giving you CHMB and NFT items as rewards. You can increase the rewards APY by assigning a Chumbi to the Shrine (and Chumbi with a maximum happiness level will unlock an APY which is significantly higher than the base rate).

What do we know about Battles?

So far we know that players' Chumbi will be able to battle against other Chumbi and also against wild cursed Chumbi. Coming out of a combat victorious will allow you to increase the level of your Chumbi and receive better rewards.

What do we know about Chumbi Spells?

Apparently, there is a place called “Chumbi Sage” where Chumbi can learn spells. Spells will allow you to gather valuable in-game tokenized resources (even while you are offline). While increasing the spell levels of your Chumbi, you will also be increasing its value, if you plan to sell it on the marketplace.

What do we know about Chumbi Happiness?

The happiness of a Chumbi seems to help with regard to the Shrine of Giving. You can consign your Chumbi to the shrine in order to earn rewards. The happier your Chumbi is, the more rewards you will receive. To increase the happiness of your Chumbi, you can feed it with its favorite food. For that you’ll need to combine some LSTS token with some crops farmed in the game.

NFT Items

Are there any NFT available freely at the beginning of the game?

The game will be free and the player will start with an Ancestor Chumbi which is not an NFT. No NFT will be given to players at the beginning of the game.

What are player's accessories?

At the beginning of the game, the in-game players will have a cloak, but this cloak will not be an NFT. As you progress in the game, you will have the possibility to get new accessories, with which you can equip on your player (or you can purchase these, by visiting the Wandering Trader or the marketplace). There is already one player accessory which has been released, it is the Founders Cloak (20 of them are given to the most active members at the beginning of the project). These cloaks are already tradable on OpenSea.

Will it be possible to choose the color of the player's cloak?

You will get to choose your cloak color at the start of the game, but these cannot be traded or sold. For special NFT cloaks and cosmetics you can visit the Marketplace or Wandering Trader in-game shop.

What are Chumbi's accessories?

In a similar way to player's accessories, it will be possible to get some Chumbi NFT accessories during the game and you'll be able to equip your Chumbi with them. As you progress through the game you will have the option to get new accessories, with which you can kit out your player (or you can buy these by visiting the Wandering Trader or the marketplace). There is already one Chumbi accessory which has been released, it is the Headpiece (100 of them are given to the most active members at the beginning of the project). These headpieces are already tradable on OpenSea

What are NFT cosmetics?

Cosmetics are NFT items which you can use to equip your player or your Chumbi. You can find some at the Wandering Trader shop or on the marketplace. These cosmetics can be totally visual or can give some specific aptitudes to the player or the Chumbi. Cosmetics can be added or removed from one Chumbi, or placed on another one, as many times as you like. Two cosmetics are already out and for sale on the market: the Founders Cloak and the Headpiece

What are NFT Chumbi emotes?

You will be able to purchase emotes for your Chumbi from the Wandering Trader. An emote will give an emotion to your Chumbi. Some emotes will be available for a limited time. Then they will be yours to sell on the Marketplace. We have heard that the team may add emotes for players too.

Tokens

What are the tokens of the games?

There are 2 tokens in the game: the Chumbi Token (CHMB) and the LuckyStars (LSTS).

What is the purpose of the CHMB token?

The CHMB will be used in the game to buy NFT items, or pay in-game fees. It can also be staked through the Shrine of Giving.

What is the LSTS token used for?

The LSTS is dedicated to "play-to-earn" rewards in the game. It will be required and burnt through breeding, levelling, spells and happiness mechanics. The player will have the opportunity to earn LSTS in many gameplay features, such as game quests, farming crops, exploring, battles, and selling assets and items to the Wandering Trader.

How many CHMB token are there?

There is a total supply of 30 Billion CHMB Tokens

How many LSTS token are there?

There is no fixed supply for the LSTS token, the supply will be adjusted to preserve an optimal balance between supply and demand.

Is the CHMB deflationary?

The team is planning to make the CHMB token a deflationary token by burning some tokens in special events, or by buying and burning tokens with the "Chumbi Treasury" funds.

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