NFT galley is a place where you can view your NFTs similarly to a real life gallery you would walk into! There are also places where you can go and view thousands and thousands of NFTs all listed sort of like looking for things to buy on amazon.

Welcome back to the Tribe!

Today we will be discussing one of the most recent changes to virtual racing – Zed Run Horse Stamina.

There is plenty of debate already across the community on what it is, why it is important, and mainly how to manage it. Therefore, we are going to dive in today to answer some of those questions, and hopefully help you guys win more races!

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Zed Run Horse Stamina

The newest addition to the horse racing algorithm is stamina. The funny thing about these additions to the platform is that the developers don’t exactly fully explain what these changes do.

In fact, they gave the community very little information at all about the impact of stamina on a horse. They more consider this as a discovery phase for players, which is kind of cool in ways. At the same time, it can be very frustrating.

With the limited data we have so far, lets take a look at what stamina is.

What Is Horse Stamina

Horse Stamina

Zed Run horse stamina is a metric to let the stable owner know how tired a horse is. In other words, how much energy a horse has left in the tank.

If you look above at the image we provided above, you can see a little curved bar going around each horse. This is their stamina bar! Right now, it is quite hard to view stamina except when trying to enter races.

Many of the data platforms like Know Your Horse are currently trying to build out plugins and features to make these metrics more accessible for the community.

Stamina in general is a simple concept, but leaves plenty of questions unanswered like:

  • At what percentage of stamina does a horse no longer compete at full capacity?
  • What are the effects on a horse’s stats from continually racing with low stamina?
  • How long does it take to fully replenish a horse’s stamina?

Well, we are going to try and answer those below. lets dig in deeper to why stamina is so important.

Why Is It important

Stamina is important because it can drastically effect a horse’s ability to perform in races.

This is clearly an issue since it is imperative for horses to perform at their best in races to maintain their stats, win money, and continue to show.

If a horse is unable to perform, then slowly their stats start to fall. This can impact several things like:

  • An assets overall value
  • How much a horse can charge for stud fees – male horse
  • How much a U/U/U offspring can be sold for – female horse
  • And obviously the amount of races you can win

As we can see, stamina can effect everything about a horse if not cared for properly or fully understood.

So, lets dive into some tips we have learned to help managing your horse’s stamina.

How To Manage Stamina

While the stamina feature is new, you have to imagine that people all over the community are trying their best to figure it out.

Here are some general rules that pertain to stamina that should help you manage it:

  • Only race up to three times per day

This is a general rule for horses. If you race them over three times per day then you will start to see them perform poorly on the 4th-6th races. Now, some people have begun to use this to their advantage to class down during these races. But, if you use more of your horse’s stamina in the day before, it will not be fully replenished by the next day for those 3 prime races you want to get in.

As you can see, there are trade offs. If you plan to race your horse every day, then you might want to find a suitable middle ground for down classing vs performing.

  • Winning races might take more stamina

Something that we have personally noticed with our horses is: the faster they run in a race, the more stamina that is taken up.

On several occasions our horses have only raced twice in a day, but performed really well in both races. After trying to sign them up for that third leg, we realize that their stamina bar was lower than usual!

This could just be a coincidence, but it is definitely something to be aware of.

  • Longer distances might take more stamina

The next thing to really consider is the distance that your horse races in.

We have one horse “Minty Fresh” that excels at 2400m races. So much so, that it is all we race her in.

Ironically, we have also noticed that she seems to tire out more frequently than other horses (she is a Z3 by the way). This COULD be tied to her performances, but even when she underperforms it seems to still drain more of her stamina.

  • Some horses might have more stamina

While this is not confirmed by the Zed team (to our knowledge), it definitely feels true.

Some horses seem to be able to run significantly more races per day without losing much stamina. To our knowledge and from a conversation with Danshan, it does seem that the lower Z score a horse has, the high stamina pool that horse COULD potentially have as well.

For instance, a Z1 should be able to run more races per day than a Z5.

General Questions

From this, lets try to answer some of the questions from above.

At what percentage of stamina does a horse no longer compete at full capacity?

It is generally believed that under 90% stamina a horse will start to show diminishing returns. Simply put, it slows down below 90% and needs a carrot break. 

What are the effects on a horse’s stats from continually racing with low stamina?

This one is not as quite intuitive.

No one really knows at this point, but clearly it will not be good. There will need to be a way to determine a horses potential at full stamina VS certain percentages of stamina. This could greatly effect a horse’s value on the market as well because owners could race anywhere from 1 to 5 times a day at different strengths ideally.

For example, would you rather purchase a horse that only places 1, 2 or 3 every race at full stamina and then falls off after that. Or purchase a horse that is more consistent for lower percentages of stamina allowing you to race more per day? These kind of questions will have to be answered by the market and data down the line.

How long does it take to fully replenish a horse’s stamina?

This is also a toss up. If a horse if going unraced, it should not take more than 24 hours to replenish a horse’s stamina. Although this can vary at how low the stamina is from its previous races.

Horse Stamina

Thanks for reading our post on Zed Run horse stamina! We hope you benefit from better stamina management and get more wins!

If you like this post, check out our Zed Run blog posts!

We’ll see you on the track!

Cheers

Welcome back to the Tribe!

In this post we are going to discuss Zed Run horse speed! If you are new, you might want to fully read this post as it will drastically help you from purchasing a slow horse and investing too much time in a horse that will not return the favor!

We are going to be going over:

  • What is Zed Run horse speed
  • Why is horse speed important
  • Places to get horse statistics
  • Why you should be using flame
  • How this effects breeding

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Zed Run Horse Speed

In the virtual world of horse racing, several things can give a horse its value.

Sometimes it is bloodline like Nakamoto or Szabo. Sometimes it is their type of Genesis or Legendary.

It can even be coat color like some of the super rare coats that usually bring in a premium.

Although, something that will always bring more value to a horse is it’s speed and race history. While race history is important, experienced stable owners will look past the typical standard statistics they see, and go straight for the horse’s speed.

What is Horse Speed

Zed Run Speed

Horse speed is the rate at which the horses can run races.

For instance, a standard time for the 2000M race is around 120 seconds. While that might win some races, overall it is an average time for the population of horses on the platform.

Horse speed allows users to know more than just wins and losses. It allows them to dig into the potential of a horse.

Why Is Horse Speed Important

As we just mentioned, horse speed is what gives a horse it’s depth.

The horses on the platform are more than wins and losses, flame and odds. They have underlying stats that will let you know their REAL potential. While most horses have not been raced more than 50 times, a horse really won’t show its full potential until its raced around 1000 times.

After about 1000 races, you will start to get a complete picture of the distribution of the horse. Horses with 50 races or even 100, are just a snap shot of what they fully will become.

Find Horse Statistics

Therefore, it is extremely important to know where to get statistics on horses.

Not every horse you buy will have 1000 races, but the more information you can gather on a horse, the better educated decision you can make on where to race them, and how much they are worth after all!

The three main sources we are going to use to retrieve horse speed data are:

  • Know Your Horse (KYH)
  • Zedrun Tools
  • Hawku

Lets dive into the first tool, KYH and we’ll talk about a useful tool that we like: The density chart per distance!

Side note*

We will be looking at one of our very own horses in the Sanfrancisco Tribe StableJocka’s Truce!

Know Your Horse Speed

Almost every Zed head knows about Know Your Horse!

There are A LOT of great tools and metrics on this site that you can use. One in particular that we like is the Density chart. You can find these charts by searching for a horse and clicking on “speed analysis” on the left hand side of the screen. Or it might be hidden somewhere in the menu if you are on mobile.

Anyways, the charts allow you to see your horse’s performance compared to the population standard curve.

Similar to a Z-curve, these charts are great in fully getting a grasp on the range your horse has.

For instance, our horse Jocka’s Truce performs extremely well at 2000M as we can see because his average race times are a full standard deviation above the rest of the population!

Know Your Horse Speed

Know Your Horse Speed

Use this tool on your own horses to figure out how the compare to the population, or use it to check out if a horse is worth purchasing! Either way, a great tool to add to your arsenal.

Zedrun Tools Charts

The next tool we are going to use is from a platform called Zedrun Tools!

While Zedrun Tools has many many awesome features, the one we use the most is similar to the last one. To get to this chart below, search a horse and click on “rank analysis” on the left side of your screen. Or in the menu for mobile users.

This tool compares your horse’s performance to the rest of the population in terms of straight percentages. If you hate curves like in the last tool, then this one might be more straight forward for you.

The main difference is that this tool does not fully capture your horses range or tell you the number of races per distance, but it is still a great metric to review!

Below is Jocka’s Truce’s chart. As we can see again, he excels at 2000m and the 1600m standing at the top 85% and 84% of the population respectfully.

 

Zedrun Tool Horse Speed

Zedrun Tool Horse Speed

Make sure to look up your horses on Zedrun Tools and learn about all the other cool charts and data you can observe on the platform.

Hawku Statistics

The last platform we are going to discuss is Hawku!

Hawku really is more of a general overview for us. Sadly, we have not had the time to fully dig into the platform, but it has been quite successful at measuring a horse’s overall speed for us.

As you can see below, Jocka’s Truce’s speed in total is in the top 95.6%! Clearly this horse has wheels for legs because he is rolling all over that track.

To get to this chart type in your horse’s name and click on “speed data” right below their picture.

Hawku Horse Speed

What is Zed Run Flame

The last thing to consider when it comes to measuring a horse’s speed is the newest addition to the platform, flame.

Flame is an indicator that Zed Run uses to let users know which horses in each race have the most potential!

Zed Run Flame or Heat

Zed Run Flame or Heat from KYH

This is probably one of the neatest features on the platform. Very early on, you can start to tell which distances your horse is strongest at, even if they are not winning races. This is an awesome tool to help those new to the platform or those not great with data.

From just paying attention to the distances your horse gets flame at and the general level of competition in the race, you can easily find the sweet spot for your horse to excel at!

One thing to consider is that flame, like odds, is relative to the competition per race. For instance, if your horse gets put in a race with plenty of weak horses then it might get flame at a certain distance. Where as in a race with stronger horses, your horse might not get flame at the same distance. Pay attention to this!

Although, what about offspring? Does any of what we talked about matter for a horse’s offspring?

How Speed Effects Breeding

At the end of the day, horses are money machines when it comes to breeding.

Generally, a fast horse will rake in a much larger stud fee compared to slower horses in hopes that the offspring will inherit some of that speed!

While we don’t know for sure how this works, there is a decent correlation to speed being inherited for the most part. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Horse preferences like distance are not an inheritable trait
  • Z value has a part in letting a horse carry on its traits to the offspring
  • Bloodline is mostly just is an indicator to the ultimate potential a horse can reach if you get lucky (like a more expensive lottery ticket with bigger prizes)
  • Offspring get most of their traits from the male (around 65%) and less from the female (around 35%)

With that information, be careful with what and who you breed with!

Zed Run Horse Speed Post

Thanks for reading this post on Zed Run horse speed! Hopefully, this post will educate readers enough to makes smarter purchases, race better on the track, and ultimately enjoy Zed Run more!

If you enjoyed this post…. maybe check out our Zed Run blog!

We’ll see you on the track!

Cheers

 

 

Welcome back to the Tribe!

In this post we will be covering racing in Zed Run! Most specifically, we will be going over some of the basic tips you’ll need to know before you head out on the track.

We will be covering things like:

  • Racing Basics
  • Researching your horse
  • Finding the sweet spot
  • Studying the competition
  • Patience Pays off

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Learn How To Race

From learning about the different horses to understanding charts and graphs, starting Zed Run can be quite the bite for some people to chew. Therefore, we want to help some of the new comers digest their “food” with these education posts.

In this one we will be digging into – learn how to race. Lets kick things off with racing basics.

Zed Run Racing Basics

Zed Run is not complicated to understand, but at first the mission can seem daunting. There are different classes, a range of distances, too many stats, and so much more that all factor into whether or not your horse will preform well!

Not to mention all the other things like stamina, user error, and the occasional unlucky day that can make anyone want to pull their hair out.

Lets take it step by step with the racing basics and start off with the simplest part – classes and distances.

What Are Zed Run Classes

Assuming you have already purchased your horse and moved it onto the Zed Run platform, you might be looking to enter your first race!

First thing to consider before picking a race is your horse’s class. The races on Zed Run are split into 5 main classes, free races, and one special class called a Griffin:

  1. Class I – hardest class
  2. Class II
  3. Class III
  4. Class IV
  5. Class V – easiest class
  6. Free races – can be split out by class, but typically less competition
  7. Griffin – first free race for horses that have never raced before!

The classes are quite self explanatory. Class I is the highest and class V is the lowest. The class system’s main purpose is to keep strong horses from racing with weaker horses.

For instance, a class I horse can not race in class III races. This is because that would be unfair to the other horses in the race and heavily skew the race. Although, ironically a class III horse CAN race in a class I race. Although, we don’t recommend it.

Once you figure your horse’s class (the number and letter beside their name), you need to decide what distance to race at.

Race Distances

Probably the MOST important thing to consider when racing your horse is the distance.

Why you ask?

Because every horse has a preferred distance that they like to race! Most horses will excel at one, two, or even three distances, but be miserable at every other one.

A great indicator of what distance your horse excels at correlates with the new flame feature on the game. Flames are suppose to indicate the strongest three horses per race in that specific distance.

If you horse is getting flame in a specific distance, it is probably a good idea to keep racing there.

Most successful horses will actually only race one or two distances over and over capitalizing on their strengths!

That does it for the racing basics – lets discuss researching your horse!

Researching Your Horse

Know Your Horse Example

Know Your Horse Example

While you might think, why not just race him?

Well, because that can cost a lot of money. You need around 30-40 races at least to get an understanding of a horse. The more races, the better you will understand how the horse preforms.

The best tools in the game currently to view race history, stats, and population norms for comparison are:

On each of these platforms you can research any horse on the market! Each platform will give you different data, charts, graphs, references, and overall speed scores. It is your job to slowly figure out which one you like the most and start relying on!

I highly recommend bookmarking these tools. Look up your horses race history, find its strengths, and test them yourself!

Find The Sweet Spot

We mentioned this earlier about distances. You need to find your horse’s sweet spot.

Most of the time that is the distance at which your horse gets flame, but sometimes it can be the distance that they can actually win the most.

Some horses perform very consistently getting first to second all the way to sixth or seventh without ever getting last. Which is great! Although, your horse will continually climb classes this way until they are either out classed, or able to battle at the top levels.

Some horses are just horrible and never win. Those are called donkeys. We don’t want these horses!

Lets explore two other types of horses.

U-Shaped Horse

Some horses end up being good at getting first or last almost every time. These horses are commonly called U-shaped horses.

They have a very special property. U-shaped horses either win, or lose every race which means that they will usually keep their class and not promote as often. This actually enables them to earn a higher profit margin over time and maintain a healthy level of competition at the lower classes.

A-Shaped Horse

Another kind of horse is called an A-shaped horse. These horses are strong horses, but never can quite pinch off a win or finish in last. These horses will commonly have a negative ROI over time since you only get paid out in first, second or third position.

In addition, you only demote when you get 11th or 12th, so these horses actually struggle long-term, but could still be good for breeding.

It is very important to figure out what kind of horse you have and find your horses sweet spot for success!

Study The Competition

Zed Run Racing Strategy

Another huge part of winning races is knowing who you are racing against. Therefore, before entering any race you will want to study the competition.

What this means is take the time to see who is already registered in a race before joining! Know Your Horse has a great section on races that will help you see the rate of fire for all the horses in a current race.

The main idea is to avoid tough competition. Why would you want to race against a horse you know is stronger than yours?

Long story short, don’t just gamble your money away. Study your competition and maximize your chances for winning races!

Be Patient

While the other things above are more important in game, this is the most important advice out of game – be patient.

So many people get impatient waiting for the perfect race to pop up so they just join race!

But, there is no point in racing if you have not done the steps above and picked the right race. Once you are confident your horse has a huge chance of wining, it is time to enter. Anything else is just gambling.

Be patient by:

  • Not racing more than three times per day
  • Waiting to find a race in your horse’s best distance
  • Studying the competition beforehand
  • Take the time to learn your horse
  • And by not being impulsive on this platform.

The slow and steady will come out ahead over time and benefit from it financially!

Learn How To Race Tips

Those are our tips for people that want to learn how to race on Zed Run! We hope this post will help you increase your win rates, get more profit, and overall just help you to enjoy the platform more over time!

We’ll see you on the track!

Cheers

 

Welcome back to the Tribe!

In this post we are going to be discussing how to increase Zed Run horse value! If you have not been following our series, then start here to learn everything you need to get caught up!

So far in the series we have gone over:

We are making our rounds in the Zed Run educational track so to speak. So clearly talking about how to increase the value of your horses will be next!

Here are our tops ways to Increase horse value:

  • Free races
  • Studying your horse
  • Down classing
  • Not racing at all

Lets dive into how to increase Zed Run horse value!

Increase Zed Run Horse Value

increase zed run horse value

increase zed run horse value

If you think about NFT horses as a business, then you probably would agree that you want your assets to appreciate and not lose value.

Due to that, there are many things you should consider before taking your expensive asset out on the track! Think about it. The value of your asset depends largely on a few things:

  • Blood type
  • Race history
  • Breed-ability

While you can’t really control your horses bloodtype or the ability for it to breed/stud, you can control (for the most part), its race history! Race history has a decent impact on prices of horses, especially if the horse is generating a good amount of profit racing!

Therefore, we are going to go over the ways to increase Zed Run horse value by doing a few specific things with your horse!

Free Races

The first thing you are going to want to do is tons of free races!

there are a few reasons why you are going to want to do free races:

  • Free races usually have weaker horses in them which leads to your horse getting more profit (increasing ROI) and more flames! (higher flame percentage)
  • Free races will help you find out your horses strongest distances without losing money on paid races
  • The last thing free races do are provide you with income to support your other endeavors on the platform

Free races boost your horse’s stats and inexperienced buyers will not filter these out making your horse much more desirable on the market!

Studying Your Horse

The next thing you can do to increase your horse’s value is by studying it!

This might seem silly, but learning your horse inside and out will allow you to make it perform better! As you learn more about your horse, you will be able to do a few things:

  • Maximize its potential
  • Get more flames by racing it in favorable races
  • Increase its ROI and profit margin from winning more races
  • And obviously learn its true value (this will help you negotiate when selling)

Studying your horse is the best thing you can do as an owner for your stable’s win rate and for your assets value!

Down Classing

The next common tool that people use to increase their horse’s value is down classing.

While this might seem counter intuitive, it is very smart. If your horse gets too high in the classes, then you might need to purposely lose some races to get it back into a class where it can win.

You see, buyers want to see wins! They want to see those first, second and third place percentages high with high flames and ROI. By purposely losing some races and getting 11th or 12th place, your horse will naturally down class to easier races.

Once your horse is in a class where you are SURE it can win lots of races, it is time to turn the tables. This is very similar to the traditional U-shape racing strategy used in the game!

Not Racing Ever

The last thing that people might not think about to increase horse value is simply not racing!

If you own a genesis horse that does not have a lot of races or any at all, then it might actually be best to just not race it. Especially if you are not experienced in racing.

For instance, an unraced Szabo could go for 3 to 6 Eth where a confirmed donkey could only sell for 2 Eth. While this might not seem very “fun”, if you want to retain your asset’s value it might be the best course of action long-term!

Zed Run Horse Value

Thanks for reading our post on Zed Run horse value! We hope this post helps people figure out the best plan for their selves! Only you know what you are capable of, but always make sure that there is a plan behind your capabilities!

We’ll see you on the track!

Cheers

Welcome back to the Tribe!

Today we are going over Zed Run beginner tips for those new to the platform. If you have been around for awhile, this might not be the article for you, but there are plenty of people entering the eco-system right now that will appreciate these tips.

Now, these tips are going to be general and mostly pertain to the first couple of things a new user should do or should not do. If you are looking for platform specifics or a general overview of Zed Run check out this article.

This post will cover a noobs first couple of days with Zed.

Zed Run Beginner Tips

Here is what we will be reviewing in the  Zed Run Beginner Tips post:

  • Don’t buy just any horse
  • Never buy the sell price
  • Don’t be a stranger
  • Get a decent budget

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride.

Don’t Buy Just Any Horse

Zed Run Beginner

This might sound silly, but many new users get so excited that they just buy anything when they join. Please please please do not do this.

While it might seem so exhilarating to begin anew on your virtual journey, it is imperative that you take your time. Opensea will have plenty of lush deals just waiting for you to scoop up, but along with those beautiful opportunities comes hundreds of horrible donkeys disguised as mustangs. (donkey means slow horse)

Instead of going to Opensea to buy what you find, have a game plan.

Decide beforehand how much you want to spend and research what kind of horse best suits your game place for the platform. Then dig until you find what you want.

If you are patient enough, more than likely you will succeed. Don’t accept the market, make the market work for you. Do your research, see where you realistically land in the market and wait.

Patience is key in this race.

Never Buy Listed Price

This ties straight into our second tip – never buy listed prices!

At the time of writing this article, we have purchased 10 horse on Opensea. 7 out of 10 of those purchases we took the time to reach out to the sellers. Every single time, the seller was willing to negotiate on the prices.

At the end of building our stable, we will probably save thousands of dollars in simply taking the time to find the seller and offer a lower or competitive price.

The beauty of NFTs right now (especially Zed Run horses) is that there is no set price with these things. It is all speculative and variable. This is basically the wild west of money, and if you are smart you can take advantage of that.

Reach out to the sellers over discord, Twitter, or even ask around. Chances are, you’ll find them and they will be willing to negotiate.

Works about 70% of the time for us.

Don’t Be A Stranger

This next tip directly correlates with the one above – don’t be a stranger.

The more vocal and active you are in the market, the more people will notice you.

In addition, the more people you meet, the more people that will trust you and start to engage with you. Over time, you might just build your own community of buying and selling horses direct.

It is very common for stables to partner up and breed together monthly as well.

Not to mention that knowing people gets you deals and offers that you normally would not even know about. We are talking about those independent owners that like to sell direct or off market. Sometimes, these can be the best deals.

Most notably, a recent influencer in the space put his entire stable up for sell instead of posting it on Opensea. You wouldn’t know about the sell unless you talked to this influencer directly over discord or followed his social accounts.

We hope you decide to not be a stranger in this market, so go ahead and follow these accounts and join the official Discord. Here are the links you’ll need:

Zed Run Discord

Zed Run Twitter

Zed Gazette Twitter

Zed Guru Twitter

DanShan Twitter

Zook Twitter

San Francisco Twitter

Decent Budget

The last tip I give to new users is to bring a decent budget.

While you can get into the market with a few hundred dollars, you will struggle.

It is do-able, but you will not thrive or really enjoy it much. Of course, with the increase of free races in the community there are now more opportunities then before.

Although, if you want to really get into the platform you need to bring a few thousand dollars to play. I am not just talking about racing, but for breeding most certainly.

You will benefit the more you put into this game in terms of research, patience, communication, and most certainly financially.

Zed Run Beginner Tips Post

Thanks for reading our post on Zed Run Beginner Tips!

These are just some tips that we felt were necessary to share. Take this platform seriously, invest in your stable, and we are certain you will benefit long-term.

We hope to see you on the track soon!

Cheers

Welcome back to the Tribe!

Today we are going to be diving further into the Zed Run eco-system with our official Zed Run Review! By the end of this article we will try to give you guys an accurate rating for the platform out of 10.

Along the way, we will go over some of our top Pros and Cons that we think you should know about.

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Zed Run Review

Here is what we will be covering:

  • Basic overview of Zed Run
  • Main Pros of the platform
  • Main Cons of the platform
  • Our rating for Zed
  • Tips for what to do next

We will try to make this post as informative as possible for the newbies. With that in mind, lets jump right into it with the basic overview of Zed Run.

Basic Overview

Zed Run Image

What is Zed Run?

Zed Run is a virtual horse racing platform that utilizes the Matic Polygon network in conjunction with the Ethereum blockchain. The concept came to light in 2019, and by 2021 the platform had a successful BETA launch. Today the platform maintains an active and thriving user base.

Most recently, the platform has been scratching at over 100,000 users. In addition, they are celebrating a partnership with NASCAR, and gearing up to push the BETA platform close to the full production site.

If you want to learn more about the basics, check out our full overview of the platform in this article here.

Zed Run Pros

Now, we want everyone to understand that we have been in the Zed Run community for around 2 months at the point of writing this article. In that time, we have built a stable, begun racing, and started breeding in the last month. Although we still have much to learn. Most of the information we will relay in these Pros and Cons are from our personal experience and from private chats with some of the top names in the game at the moment.

Therefore, lets discuss some of the Pros of the platform.

Top Pros on Zed Run:

  • Several opportunities for passive income
  • Strong community
  • Awesome graphics and roadmap
  • Great development team
  • Tons of investor attention

Generate Passive Income

If you have ever listened to Gary Vee or any of those crazy millionaires that yell at you how to invest your money, you might have heard the word passive income. Zed Run is a huge opportunity for this in our opinion.

On the platform, users can breed and stud out horses monthly and rake in a pretty decent ROI. While breeding and studding have strong importance to grow the platform, it also greatly rewards the people doing so.

This is a strong appeal to investors and people looking to put their money into something sustainable. Over time, we could see a great influx of capital from people buying up these genesis money machine horses.

Positive Community

The second top thing about the Zed Run platform is the community behind it.

For most platforms, the community is usually quite secretive and aggressive to outsiders. The Zed Run community is completely the opposite. You can easily join the discord and jump into to a private chat with just about any of the top performs on the platform to ask questions.

This is a huge help for those looking for advice on purchasing horses, racing, or just ways to advance in the community! I strongly suggest anyone learning Zed Run to take advantage of this and use the resource of other people to get ahead!

Graphics and Roadmap

Zed Run Race

If you have never seen the platform, then you need to experience it yourself! Head over to Zed Run and check out a few horse races! Then go to some of the individual horses and play around with the solo graphics and ability to jump them and see all of their beautiful coat details as you examine their stats.

The platform has already shown huge promise in their current clean and classic design style. In time, they could innovate the racing industry.

One thing to also mention is their road map. While it might be more flexible and variable in the near future, long-term the platform is aiming to provide users with even more tools for success like renting out horses, and even being able to own your own track which I am sure would be amazing in a VR world.

Development Team

The company behind the platform is Virtually Human Studio (VHS).  Most recently, VHS received a 20 million dollar investment to continue development from a Series A funding round lead by TCG (The Chernin Group).

While most teams in the market are solely looking to make a quick buck, this team seems to really care about the eco-system and wants their users to be happy. Most recently, there was a huge push for more free races on the platform.

Very quickly the team turned around and pushed out a huge update to help with this. Not to mention all the other work they are constantly doing to launch the full site. The team behind development is very quick to respond to support tickets, fixing stuck races, and advancing their ideals of the platform. It feels great to see such a strong response from a development team to the users!

Zed Run Cons

Those are our top Pros, but now lets discuss some of the Cons of the platform that we see.

We will try to be as transparent as possible and accurately report some of the current and long-term issues we see with the platform.

Top Cons on Zed Run:

  • Difficult for newbies to begin
  • Long-term NFT values could effect platform
  • Bugs and issues
  • Current business model is too aggressive

Difficult For Newbies

As are most things in the crypto space, getting started in Zed Run can be quite complicated.

Along with learning all of the basics of the platform, there are several steps just to get your Ethereum converted and usable on the platform which might scare many new users away. In addition, racing can be viewed as gambling and it is very possible for new users to invest a couple hundred dollars and quickly lose all of that money racing a slow horse (donkey).

Therefore, there might be a good bit of backlash as the platform grows from people looking to “protect” uneducated investors.

A good way to fix this would be to section off new users in different races from the pros for the first couple of weeks. Zed should probably implement something like this to help retain new users long-term, but the idea of more free races already helps to retain these newer people.

Long-Term Horse Value

Long-term value

While most people view the genesis horses as being able to retain their value long-term, there is something else to consider.

Over time as the platform generates more and more users, there will ultimately become an excess of legendary, exclusive, and elite horses. With this, the value of breeding a legendary horse will in turn go down due to the excess on the marketplace and therefore, eventually decrease the value of breeding genesis horses. Now this might be a long time down the road, but having an unlimited amount of horses could eventually pose a problem for long-term sustainable value.

This is just something that should concern investors and those looking to build out sustainable stables for profit.

Constant Bugs

The other clear issue would be the bugs on the platform.

While the platform is currently in a BETA mode, there are a number of bugs that continually effect the racing. Most notably would be the stuck race bug.

When races get stuck, sometimes the visual 3d race is not shown and the race is concluded with results which is fine for most cases. The exceptions are when new users really want to see their horse run and don’t get to, or when influencers are showing races to a community and the race freezes before it begins. This can really “kill the vibe” of the entire experience.

For instance, our first race we went to watch actually got stuck and we did not get to see our horse run which we slightly disappointing.

Other bugs stem from the changes to the underlying stats of horses like stamina and flame. There have been many issues with these changes leading to horses not being able to race, not regenerating stamina, and many other odd things.

Obviously, these will need to be fixed in order to offer a pleasing and acceptable user experience over time.

Aggressive Business Model

The last Con in our book would have to be the current business model of the platform.

While there are many ways Zed Run can generate capital, constantly pulling it out of the eco-system this early on might not be the best approach. To note, Zed currently is taking money out by:

  • Retaining a portion of the stud fees for every horse that breeds ~ 44% – 60%
  • Keeping a portion of fees from horses sold on Opensea ~ 2.5%
  • Taking a portion of every race run ~ 10%-15%

Clearly these percentages are way too much to be taking out consistently long-term. Ideally, these percentages need to all be under 5% each for the platform to be viable in the future. Although, since they are taking so much out development should be able to fund itself just off the platform soon independently from additional series rounds in the future.

Should You Join Zed Run?

Join Zed Run

After all things considered we have decided to give this platform a 9/10. Why might you ask?

Well to put it this way, this platform has a very high ceiling. We look at this platform the same way that we looked at Bitcoin in the early days. If Zed Run continues to produce, there is a huge monstrous upside for investors. Getting in early might just be the best idea since investing in Bitcoin.

This means that we highly recommend people who are interested in the NFT space to dive into this platform, learn the ins and outs, and give it a chance. Granted that it is still in BETA, there are bound to be performance issues at this stage. For those reasons, the bugs and small issues should not deter anyone.

Most notably, the traction already behind it and the investor attention gives us plenty of confidence that this platform will go the distance.

There is a ton of opportunity for long-term profit from breeding, collecting, and racing on the platform. Overtime, it will become a staple in the crypto NFT community as a successful platform that is helping pave the way for other similar game changers.

Tips For How To Join

If you are looking for tips on how to purchase your first horse then check out this post here.

If you want to learn more about the platform then click here.

Want to develop a profitable stable strategy? Click here!

Zed Run Review Post

Thanks for reading our Zed Run Review! We hope this post helps you decide to join the Zed Run platform! See you on the track.

Cheers