A major bottleneck for Zed Run is every stable is running on the same tracks on sunny days in straight lines. There is very little variation from race to race, as we currently only have distance and the racing field. After so many trials, we are all facing the same straight line sunny day runners in an ETH grinder. The solution for this is NFT racetracks.
The Zed Run team has given hints to how these NFT racetracks will work in chats, interviews, and in the Zed Discord server. Many NFT game projects utilize blueprints to design and create items within the platform. An example of this is War Riders, where you are able to build vehicles from blueprints. The Zed Run racetracks will work similarly. Users will be able to add NFTs to their racetrack and build it out from the blueprints as they see fit. One comparison made by the Zed team is to the 2k arena builders. The YouTube video is an example tutorial of the arena builder.
The Zed racetracks will offer multiple avenues of revenue for the owner. In an interview with VRScout.com, Ebs discusses tracks having advertisement placing through billboards and banners. These will be built into the blueprints of the track, and allow owners to place NFT advertisements for profit. The track owners will also be able to create sponsored prize pools and tournaments.
The Zed racetracks will also create new racing dynamics for the ecosystem. Soon we will be able to enjoy gender, color, breed, and bloodline specific racing. These options will be available to track owners to set race entry settings as they see fit. This added layer to the game will limit the field and create new opportunities for horses that may have struggled otherwise. One day, there may be racing leagues of a single bloodline or color group.
In summation, Zed Run racetracks will recreate the experience of the game as much as weather and the additional preferences. Tracks will allow for new entry specific competitions will be up to track owners, and sponsored prize pools to attract even the largest whales. Hopefully soon, we will be watching the Kentucky Derby of Zed at the Atari Hotel.
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