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Welcome back to the Tribe!

This is our sixth Zed Run Blog post! In this one we want to talk a bit more informally about our opinions of Zed Run right now.

Here is a quick run down of this post:

  • Giveaway update
  • Racing update
  • Our Zed Run Opinions

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

Zed Run Blog Post #6

Here is an update for the Sanfrancisco Tribe Zed Run journey!

Giveaway Update

Finally, our MAIN give away has concluded.

We tried to give as many people a chance to enter as possible, but sadly not everyone can get lucky and win the prize.

For our giveaway we had over 200 emails, and we had 25+ people with over 50 entries each.

personally, we learned a lot from doing our first giveaway. The main thing is that choosing a winner was EXTREMELY hard.

Not that it was hard to click “select a winner”, but that it was hard for us to only have one horse to give away. We would give everyone a horse that entered if we could…

Anyways, we have selected a winner for the giveaway!

That person is: Ranch Hand Stable!

We are very excited to give them our Z7 legendary Finney that will come from two of our BEST horses in our stable.

We wish them the best of luck with this horse and in their Zed Run journey.

Stay tuned though because we may do another giveaway near the years!

Racing Update

We have won 84 races so far! We are coming very close to our 100 win goal by years end which is extremely exciting.

In addition, we have 99 second place finishes and 68 third place finishes!

84 wins

While we were progressing faster earlier in the week, racing has become much more competitive in the last few days thanks to the official Zed Run tournament.

Not competitive in the idea of not being able to win, but competitive in the sense of finding the right races.

For the past 2 days it has been almost impossible to get a decent 2200M or 2000M race in class 1 that isn’t over $20.

While we could race the expensive races, we like to stick to the $5 and $10 races. This is simply because we can track profit much easier that way.

Although, we have found a very suitable down classing method for a few of our horses that hover around class 3 which helps consistently bring in more profit and wins over time.

Zed Run Opinions

For the last part of this post, we just want to openly discuss Zed, how we feel about the platform, and some opinions we’ve recently developed.

The first thing we want to cover is racing.

Zed Run Races

While we have finally started to get a handle on racing, it really is difficult to get used to it. Not to mention the amount of money you have to put into a horse, races, and time just to learn how to do it.

We are finally profiting daily, but it really is a struggle even with decent horses to find the right races.

Not to mention constantly monitoring your horse’s stamina and making sure they are staying in the right class.

It really is a skill that takes 500-1000+ races to develop.

Not only that, but most people probably do not have the money to put into racing or the time to fully understand it.

We feel like Zed needs to do something to help on-board people easier in the future. Maybe the free races without rewards should stay to help with horse discovery or racing strategy development down the line.

Zed Run Community

As always, the community has been extremely positive.

While the discord has been a toilet bowl on days when the platform is down, for the most part it is still filled with people trying to learn and contribute.

Not to mention the amount of content creators is growing and expanding weekly.

One thing the community should do is start to create more educational resources. Maybe even someone should build a racing and breeding course?

It still feels like a lot of the top tier knowledge is kept out of reach or simply still unknown to many people.

NFT Horse

The last thing we want to discuss is NFT horse price.

It is worry-some to see a lot of the price floors start to drop.

Basically in the past month, almost every genesis price floor has halved with some horses being sold even lower than that.

When we started, a Z3 gen Szabo unraced was around 3-4 eth and some people are buying them for under 2 which seems trouble some.

In addition, it seems to be harder to stud out horses that are not pulling over a 10% win rate.

While this is concerning, it also shows market development. As the platform continues to grow, certain horses will become essentially worthless to the market.

In addition, as people continue to educate themselves more, there will be less people buying crappy horses or studding horrible ponies.

In all, we feel there needs to be a better placement for the “bad horses”.

We are not sure how to really fix this, but it would be nice to see Zed put some effort in this department moving forward before a handful of horses just become meaningless NFTs.

Zed Run Blog Post

Thanks for reading our fifth Zed Run Blog post!

We will continue to update you guys every couple of days on our racing success, stable changes, and other fun things we dive into.

Stay up to date with us and our Zed Run journey by following us on Twitter!

Cheers

Welcome back to the Tribe!

This is our fifth Zed Run Blog post! Time flies when you’re having fun.

In the past week we have taken advantage of the stamina changes to race our horses a lot! We’ve learned so much in just the past week that we can’t wait to share with you.

Here is a quick run down of this post:

  • Changes to our stable
  • Giveaway update
  • Racing update and discussion
  • Social growth

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

Zed Run Blog Post #5

Here is an update for the Sanfrancisco Tribe Zed Run journey!

Stable Update

While we were making a bunch of purchases, we have recently slowed down. Not due to lack of belief in the project, but simply because we reached our limit that we wanted to put into Zed!

We have also given away 3-4 horses. Those horses would be in our stable, but we promised to do this when we started.

These horses helped bring 4 new people into the Zed eco-system! We just thought of it as giving back to the community that was so welcoming to us when we started!

Giveaway Update

Speaking of giving away horses…

Our giveaway is still live for those still wanting to enter for a free legendary Z7 Finney!

You can go here to enter!

The giveaway ends on the 14th of October, but the winner will have to wait a week or two to receive their horse.

Early in October we went to stud our Nak Z2 to give a horse to someone that we mentioned above and something went wrong.

Coincidentally, that was the same day breeding was messed up on Zed. Out Nak never showed in the stud farm that night.

Frustrated, we went to sleep for the night and woke up to our horse completely studded out at the minimum to random people.

This made us have to postpone giving a new user a horse, and push back our giveaway slightly. Not the cut off date, but the actual date where we give the horse to the winner.

We hope people will understand as we are just trying to help the community out and do our part after all.

Racing Update

We have won 75 races!! In addition we have 90 second place finishes and 56 third place finishes!

75 wins!

Clearly, we have been busy racing to go from 40 wins to 75 in only a few days!

There are a bunch of things we want to cover with racing that we have learned. So the rest of this post is really just going to be a racing blog/overview.

Here is what we want to cover:

  • Our stable racing strength
  • Mistakes we made racing early on
  • Our favorite horse to race

Racing Strength

Ironically, we never planned to race in our stable.

When we broke into Zed, we mainly bought horses with good stats to stud and breed out. It was never our intention to race ironically.

Although, we have found that some of our horses are decently strong racers!

Most notably are Idol Meaning (Z2 Gen Nak) and More Traditional (Z5 Gen Finney).

These two horses can each hold their own at different distances in class 1 which is impressive.

Idol Meaning goes even at 1600m with most horses, pulling a decent amount of flame. Although, we found out that he is even better at 2000m this week. Therefore, we have fully switched to racing him there which has proved much more consistent over all producing more wins.

More Traditional had the same problem. We got him with a record on the 1600m distance, but soon found that he excelled at the 2200m distance. He has won a good amount of races and stands up to some of the toughest horses in C1 thus far.

We are very pleased overall with our stable since racing really was an after thought!

In addition, the most recent add on to our team Anyone? has proven to be a great 1600m racer.

He flamed all the way till C1 and then we threw him into a tough C1 race to test his limits.

Sadly, we did find his limits in C1, but he will stud out for a great price moving forward thanks to his record thus far.

Racing Mistakes

We want to take a minute and review some of our mistakes.

While success and winning is great, we have definitely made plenty of “oops” moments along the way.

In particular, we made the mistake of racing all of our horses straight to C1 thinking they could handle it.

In the past week alone we realized how horrible this idea was and quickly had to forgo some profit to fix it.

One horse in particular, Different Gravey, we had to class back all the way to C3 to be profitable.

Favorite Horse

Our favorite horse is kind of a tie between two.

The first is More Traditional. He is just a strong consistent horse even in class 1.

Really there isn’t much to this horse. You just sign him up and hope he gets in top 3 (which he does over 40% of the time).

The second horse is Major Speed.

This horse is just fun because it races in class 3 at 1200m. Then classes down in class 2 at 2200m almost perfectly.

Really it is just front to back with this horse which makes him super easy to manage.

Social Growth

Our Twitter has continued to grow into October which is awesome!

We have surpassed our goal of 500 followers!

In addition, our email subscriptions on the site has more than doubled in the past month as well!

Zed Run Blog Post

Thanks for reading our fifth Zed Run Blog post!

We will continue to update you guys every couple of days on our racing success, stable changes, and other fun things we dive into.

Stay up to date with us and our Zed Run journey by following us on Twitter!

Cheers