[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOOTSTOCK isn’t too far away from launch now, luckily I have been granted special access so I can help test before it’s released to the public.
I have invested in this product, as I did with Football Index, a similar product I also use.
I have given my feedback whilst testing this product and have also been sending over very specific questions. The creator of Footstock, Til, is very approachable and responds to any message I have sent. It’s been a very good experience so far & the product isn’t even out yet!
Til noted all of the questions that we have asked and produced a very detailed document. I will share the results of the Q&A below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
What is footstock?
Footstock is a new Football gambling app, which will make life as a football fan even more exhilarating.
If you could blend together FIFA Ultimate Team, Football Index & Fantasy Premier League, you would be left with a product similar to FOOTSTOCK.
It’s all hands on. You build your team, trade players, use them for Fantasy Football competitions or use them in the casino to gamble and win more players.
Traders use real money, so if you have great football knowledge and want to capitalise on it, this is for you![/vc_column_text][gem_quote]FOOTSTOCK has the potential to change the gambling industry forever. It’s time to give something back to customers. It’s time for FOOTSTOCK.[/gem_quote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
How can i purchase players?
To purchase players, you must head over to the market. Here, you will be purchasing players from other traders that are actively playing FootStock.
There are packs you can buy which contain players, but you don’t get to choose the players which you receive. Pack levels are Bronze, Silver & Gold.
You can also earn players from your reward journey.
You can also win extra players in the casino.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
can you explain further regarding player packs?
Certainly! There will be a minimum of 3 levels of packs at product launch.
Gold Pack – This will cost £49.99 initially, containing on average; 1 Basic Player, 1.5 Common Players, 1.2 Rare Players, 1.1 Epic Players & 0.2 Legendary Players.
Silver Pack – Will cost £9.99 after launch and contains on average 3 Basic players, 1.3 Common players, 0.5 rare players, 0.2 Epic players and 0.01 Legendary player.
Bronze Pack – Bronze pack: Will cost £2.99 after launch and contains on average 3.2 Basic players, 1.7 Common players, 0.1 rare players, 0.002 Epic players and 0.001 Legendary player.
Pack Prices may increase after the Crowdfunding campaign.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
During the crowdfunding campaign, the prices are more favorable: Users get more good players on average and are guaranteed to a minimum number of players per class.
Our plan is to gradually increase the prices of the player packs. Next season and next year there are scheduled price increases of 25%.
We are already increasing the prices during the crowdfunding campaign. Our first “Mr. Diamond” perk was sold for €893, we now offer it for €1,120.
We follow this pricing strategy because what we (as “the house”) charge for a certain player impacts what you (as “a trader”) can charge for the same player from other traders. This way, we can nicely reward the users that had
the courage and trust to join early.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
What are player classes in FOOTSTOCK?
Players are ranked into 5 classes via their overall performance score: Legendary, Epic, Rare, Common, Basic.
The better a player performs, the rarer and more valuable his cards become. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
how do users make money on footstock?
We offer Fantasy Football style tournaments on all matchdays.
The rules are simple: you pick 3 of the players you currently own and pay a buy-in price into said tournament.
The Footstock scoring system awards points for the actions your players take in ‘real games’ on matchday. If your players score more points than anyone else, you win the tournament & get the Cash Prize.
Most tournaments will have guaranteed prize pools, and there are several free to enter tournaments every week including £50 (or higher) prize pools. The 3-a-side tourneys are just the most simple form we are going to offer at the start.
We also have some excellent ideas in store for future competitions, which will make FOOTSTOCK even more exciting for it’s users.
- Earn Money On The Footstock Market
This is football’s version of the FTSE index where you get to trade player cards with other fans.
The better a player performs in real-world Premier League games (according to our scoring system) the more money he makes you in tournaments.
The Trading markets will react to this, so the best players will be more expensive. Your challenge is to find the next Salah, Aguero or Kane early, get him in your squad and watch his price go through the roof.
- The Footstock Casino
Another unique feature is the Footstock Casino.
Eventually, there will be loads of games here, but we’re opening this feature with STAT ROULETTE. It’s easy, fast and fun, and you can win great players in seconds.
Just pick one of your player cards, and the bank randomly selects an opponent player card and a competition stat (e.g. goals). If your player has the better value (e.g. your player has scored 3 goals and the other guy has only 1) you win the opponent’s card. If the other guy wins, you lose your card.
It’s like Top Trumps, but Football Stats.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
will this be fun for footstock users?
We want to be an enjoyable gaming app rather than an investment app. There is an element of Fun with investments, but it’s usually very slow paced action which is rewarding after a long period.
Sure, we have that trading aspect but we want you to feel the thrill when you open a player pack, when you roll the dice in the FOOTSTOCK casino and watch your fantasy footy scores. Also we tried to incorporate many gaminifaction aspects, mainly the “reward journey” that all users go through.
It will be a fantastic experience, opening packs seems to be a big hit on FIFA, so why not on FOOTSTOCK?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
How would you respond to people who say this is a scam?
I encourage anybody who thinks this is a scam to please, please, please contact me and I will be able to set you on the correct path.
Footstock is not a scam, it’s just a new product (so it may have little brand knowledge, as it’s not a household name…. yet.
We are licenced with the Gambling Commission, which is a very thorough process which ensures we are a legitimate company, trying to change gambling forever.
For too long the Bookmakers have been taking punters money, it’s time to give something back to the customers, which is where the excitement of FOOTSTOCK really helps to fill the void.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
what players can i buy?
At release, you will be able to pack, or purchase any players from the Premier League.
If you have playeyrs from (example) Cardiff and they are relegated, you keep your player card and it will still be tradable and usable in the casino.
However, you won’t find fantasy football tourneys in which to use them. You can again use them in tournaments if the players moves back into the Premier League.
From the feedback we have got, we feel that this is an issue that we should quickly target and we have a few ideas: instant sell function, reward driven incentive to own the player or cross national fantasy football tourneys to name a few. But none of these will be instantly implemented. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
What sets you apart from Football Index?
We know and like Football Index.
Their success shows that people quite generally like the idea of trading players.
We wanted to tap into this and expand further, to create an app that has a much stronger gambling side to it. I play Football Index but it does seem quite slow.
While you can trade players on both platforms, Footstock is more for gamblers (with RNG elements in the Casino and in the process of buying players in packs). We want to be less of an investment platform but more of a gaming app.
Also we do not pay out dividends but the market is driven through the fantasy football tourneys. We think many people will enjoy using both platforms. It’s like when you drive a Mercedes (FI) you might also want to buy a Porsche (FS). If you think you’ve found the next Harry Kane, we would recommend you buy him on both platforms.
We aren’t here to compete with the Index, I believe customers will use both of these products.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
What are the benefits of backing you before launch?
There are 3 benefits:
- You help the cause and become part of this cool new thing that is happening right now.
- You are guaranteed to get a certain number of players from the best classes. E.g. if you buy a Gold pack now, you are guaranteed to get at least 1 legendary player. After the launch, you get an average of 0.2 Legendary players in a Gold pack.
- You pay less than after the launch (even more so next season and next year when we plan to raise pack prices in two steps to further reward early backers).
When football index launched, this was being called a scam. is footstock a scam?
When a new product is being launched, they often get called scams. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that people who look into it aren’t used to it, therefore they immediately write it off. It’s also hard for some people to part with their money when the product isn’t live yet.
We understand this at FootStock & this is why we make things cheaper when you back early, as we want to thank you, for supporting us.[/vc_column_text][gem_quote]That’s all we have time for today. Till is a very busy man, who is working hard to ensure that FOOTSTOCK gets released on schedule.
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