Breeding & Love Seasons
Breeding features will only be unlocked once your Dogamí has reached the Adult Phase.
As the game progresses, the Petaverse will become home to over 300 different breeds of Dogamí. The first stage will focus on releasing all the different pure breeds of dogs known today. In the second stage we will implement selected cross breeding (i.e Golden Doodle, Pomsky, etc.). Beyond these first two stages, we plan on implementing creative and random cross breeding possibilities powered by genetic algorithms and artificial intelligence!
- Dogamí can only breed during specific periods called "Love Seasons"
- Every Dogamí has a pre-determined sex (male/female)
- Female Dogamí can give birth to new puppies
- Male Dogamí can sire
- Dogamí can't breed with its family (parents, siblings or half-siblings)
- Female Dogamí pay a Breeding fee (more in the dedicated chapter below)
- The owner of the female Dogamí gets a Puppy Box
- One Puppy box contains a newborn puppy Dogamí
- Male Dogamí receive a fee for siring
Dogamí have to meet the following criteria to breed: Dogamí has to ..
- .. be in adult stage (i.e., finished the Puppy phase)
- .. have remaining breed count
- .. not be in the recovery period (more in the dedicated chapter below)
Breeding can be done in two ways
- (1) Love Garden
- Male Dogamí can be listed against a small fee
- Female Dogamí can request breeding with a male Dogamí listed
- If a female Dogamí meets the male Dogamí's mating parameters, the female and male Dogamí will be given some privacy to breed the next generation of Dogamí
- The Female Dogamí owner receives the new puppy Dogamí
- The Male Dogamí receives the siring fee (i.e., 50% of the 'Base Breeding Fee')
- (2) Breeding within owner's Kennel
- If a player owns both a male & a female Dogamí, the player can breed their Dogamí with each other
- In such a case, the owners pays a reduced breeding fee as the siring fee is waived
- The same Dogamí will be able to mate together more than once
The fee to list a Male in the "Love Garden" will be around 20$DOGA. There are two main considerations for this
- Cover the cost of the breeding platform and maintaining the operations
- Limit the supply of Dogamí listed
First, we calculate the overall Base Breeding Fee. This Base Fee depends on the rarity of both the male and the female Dogamí.
After that, we calculate the final Breeding Fee which depends on the Breed Count of the Female. In short, it becomes more expensive to breed new puppies with every Breeding Instance. The rationale for this is to self-regulate the supply of new Puppies.
To Wrap Up
- Female owner pays the final Breeding Fee
- DOGAMÍ gets 50% of the Base Breeding Fee
- Male owner gets 50% of the Base Breeding Fee. The reason for that is that we don't want to incentivize male Dogamí owners to breed with Dogamí that have a higher breed count
- The excessive amount (Final Breeding Fee - Breeding Fee) is retained in a dedicated pool (Breeding Pool) which will be used discretionarily for the community or the game development (e.g., re-filling staking pool, incentivization of community contributions, etc.)
If you breed two of your own Dogamí, the breeding fee is calculated as follows:
e.g.: If a Gold Female at 2 breed count breeds with a Diamond gold Male, the breeding fee will be equal to:
- The female owner pays 18 000 $DOGA and gets a Puppy Box.
- The Male owner gets 6 000 $DOGA.
- DOGAMÍ gets 6 000 $DOGA.
- 6 000$DOGA is stored in the Breeding Pool.
A Puppy box contains one Puppy only and must be opened to reveal the Puppy. The puppy inherits properties of both the father and the mother.
- The Genetics are explained in the next chapters.
- The rarity tier of the new Puppy box will follow specific probabilities that depend on the rarity of both parents. See the probability below:
Matching two dogs of the same rarity :
Matching two dogs with different rarity tiers will create a box with a mix of these probability, for example a Bronze with a diamond will give:
In the beginning, each dog have a breed count of 0, so when they reach the Adult phase, they're immediately able to breed if a Love season is open!
However, the more they breed, the more time they need to recover and be able to breed again. In that sense, you may have a dog that hasn't recovered from a pervious breeding and is not able to breed even during a love season.
The time to calculate the Recovery period depends on the following parameters :
- Breed count: The higher the breed count, the higher the Recovery period!
- Dog generation: The higher the generation, the more time the dog will need to recover!
- Gender : Females take more time to recover, giving birth is a big deal!
Every Dogamí will belong to a specific Generation, the original Dogamí born from a mint are Gen-0. Dogamí born through breeding are from a later generation. The children of Gen-0 will be Gen-1, the children of a Gen-1 will be Gen-2, etc.
Each generation have a limited breed count, the generation 0 has the higher breed count.
Dogamí offspring characteristics will be determined using a genetic algorithm technique that crosses the genetic information (DNA) of the parents. Mutation techniques will also be used to randomize the outcome of the pairing.
A part of the genetic algorithm will consist in mixing Body attributes together and potentially create new body attributes!
The Love Seasons represent the only periods when Dogamí are fertile and are able to breed. In order to control the population of the Petaverse, every Love Season will have varying parameters that define breeding costs, breed counts and cool-down periods. This mechanism will serve as a global tool for population management and implementation of new/limited edition breeding recipes.