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ZED RUN Shares Plans for Improved Future
Logan Hitchcock

ZED RUN is refocusing its vision, addressing challenges and laying out a plan for a more sustainable, inclusive in-game economy.

The Deets

  • Product Direction: A more coherent vision is emphasized, influenced by daily fantasy sports, e-sports, and real-life horse racing.
  • Communication: Company acknowledges past issues and commits to improved communication.
  • Third-Party Development Studio: Engaged for UX improvements and to accelerate feature deployment.
  • Major Enhancements: Horse retirement feature, more uses for $ZED, push to include third-party wagering, and more. 

The Bulk

ZED RUN, the digital racehorse ownership and racing platform, is recalibrating its future. The game's developers have addressed four key challenges that they feel need urgent attention for the platform to grow sustainably. They want to create a game where "the best stable owners are handsomely and hugely rewarded,"

The lack of clear product direction and effective communication has been a point of contention among the ZED RUN community. Addressing these issues, the company commits to "significantly improved comms from our official channels."

In terms of product delivery, ZED RUN is partnering with an external third-party development studio. This aims to expedite an extensive list of user experience improvements and support larger product builds in the short term.

A long list of product improvements is detailed in the full post, but some notable mentions include: the implementation of a horse retirement feature, more use for the $ZED token, a push forward with third-party wagering, and more. 

Read the full post here

🎤 Founder Feedback


Our team is excited to announce our ongoing commitment to advancing ZED RUN. Our unwavering dedication is fuelled by the expectations of our community. We are here for the long haul, resolute in our mission.Chris Laurent, founder ZED RUN

🔜 What's Next?

With the restructuring and newly outlined vision, expect to see the roll-out of feature updates and user experience improvements in the coming months.


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ZED RUN Shares Plans for Improved Future
ZED RUN Unveils XP NFTs
Logan Hitchcock

ZED RUN introduces XP NFTs, a mechanism that allows stables to increase the XP earned by their racehorses.

The Deets

  • XP NFTs: Boosts that amplify XP gains for racehorses
  • Earnings Split: 75% of XP to the horse, 25% to the stable
  • Mintable XP NFTs: Stables can convert their XP into XP NFTs using ZED Tokens
  • Usage Flexibility: XP NFTs can be applied to any horse or traded with other stables

The Bulk

In a new development, ZED RUN has announced the introduction of XP NFTs. These are unique boosts that can be applied to racehorses to enhance the amount of XP they earn in each race. Following this upgrade, 75% of the XP earned will now be awarded to the horse, and 25% to the stable that raced the horse.

Stable XP isn't directly applicable to individual horses, but stables can accumulate it over time. Once they have amassed enough, they can convert this stable XP into an XP NFT (also known as an XP Boost) by paying a fee in ZED Tokens. These XP NFTs can then be applied to any horse within the stable.

The new mechanism not only adds a strategic layer to ZED RUN, but also allows for trading and collaboration within the community. Stables can accumulate multiple XP NFTs and choose whether to use them or trade with other stable owners.

📊 By the Numbers

With each race, 25% of the XP earned is allocated to the racer's Stable XP. Stable owners can convert this XP into XP NFTs at a rate of 1,000 Stable XP to 1 XP NFT. Once applied, a racehorse can earn up to 3x XP per race, for a total of 1,000 XP per XP NFT.

🎬 Take Action

Eager to earn and use XP NFTs? Start participating in races with your racehorses and begin accruing stable XP to mint into XP NFTs.


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ZED RUN Unveils XP NFTs
ZED RUN Unveils Arcade Mode
Logan Hitchcock

ZED RUN introduced Arcade Mode, allowing anyone to join horse racing events without needing a crypto wallet or ZED RUN account.

The Deets

  • Arcade Mode is a new, casual feature for ZED RUN
  • Allows stable owners to invite up to 11 friends
  • No ZED RUN account or crypto wallet required
  • Simple, easy-to-use format for racing against friends

The Details

Arcade Mode is a new racing addition to ZED RUN, enabling stable owners to host races and invite up to 11 other participants without requiring a ZED RUN account or crypto wallet. This casual, competitive setting makes it easy for friends to join in on the excitement of horse racing in real time.

To get started, stable owners simply need to visit the ZED RUN, select the "racing" tab, create a race, and share the unique link with their friends. Participants can then choose a racehorse, give it a name, and enjoy the thrill of racing against each other in this user-friendly format.

❗️Why It Matters

Since bursting on the scene at the start of the 2021 NFT run, ZED RUN has been relatively quiet when compared to the PFP projects that garnered the major acclaim and notoriety. With a reeling player base and dwindling horse prices, ZED is in dire need of finding new and excited players to join its ecosystem. What could be a more perfect time than the week before the Kentucky Derby? Arcade Mode seems like a great start towards showcasing the thrill of racing a virtual horse, without all the hassle and obstacles towards officially onboarding with a crypto wallet. Hopefully the platform has plans for an easy conversion process for those who enjoy the experience. 

🎤 Community Quotes


Cool addition for streamers and people just looking for some fun or to try the game.Blockchain Bloodline

🎬 Take Action

ZED RUN users can visit the "racing" tab at the top of the page to generate their own Arcade Mode link to share with their friends. 

ZED RUN Unveils Arcade Mode
ZED RUN Debuts Community Grants Program to Foster Growth
Bill Monighetti

ZED RUN will be allocating up to $10,000 in grants to communities who are interested in building and helping the ZED community grow, the virtual horse racing platform announced early this morning via its blog.

The Details

  • The grants will be awarded in ZED Token, the native token of the ZED RUN ecosystem.
  • In addition to the funding, winning contributors will also gain access to ZED Token prizes, as well as early access to new products, features and game updates.
  • Creators can also earn rewards for content posted to YouTube and written blogs.
  • "High-value members" will also be awarded with "exclusive Community and Creator badges."

⚡ Take Action

  • Those interested in applying for a grant can do so here.

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ZED RUN Debuts Community Grants Program to Foster Growth
ZED RUN Budweiser Pass Holders Get Exclusive Benefit
Logan Hitchcock

Zed Run announced an exclusive presale for limited merchandise for Budweiser Pass holders in a tweet on Friday night.  

The Deets

  • The exclusive merchandise will include a racing jacket, hoodie, t-shirt, beanie, and hat.
  • Budweiser Pass holders receive a 20 percent discount. 
  • Items are expected to ship in 6-8 weeks. 
  • The merchandise shop will open on Mar. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

❗Why It Matters

Despite a decline in attention and prices, Budweiser remains strongly partnered with Zed Run, one of the longest standing web3+web2 crossovers in the space. The continued collaboration speaks to the potential for brands to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with notable players. 

🎬 Take Action

Shop at Zed.Run when the sale opens on Mar. 24. 

 

ZED RUN Budweiser Pass Holders Get Exclusive Benefit
Bonus ZED RUN Valentine's Day Themed Skins
Julian Son

In celebration of Valentine's Day, ZED RUN will be giving away bonus skin rewards for the Maiden.

The Deets

  • ❤️ Love Skin - awarded to the winners of each class and distance funnel (18 total)
  • 💔 Broken Heart Skin - awarded to the first horse outside of the qualification spots of each class and distance funnel (18 total)

❗ Why it Matters

The digital horse-racing platform has introduced a number of special skins since its inception, including a birthday skin last month, as well as partner-themed skins in collaboration with Stella Artois and NASCAR.

🎤 Community Quotes


Screw winning, going after the broken heart with all our horses now@ZedDiamondHands

Bonus ZED RUN Valentine's Day Themed Skins
Super Breeds Are Coming to ZED RUN
Bill Monighetti

ZED RUN announced Super Breeds are coming to the platform in a blog post Monday evening.

❗ Why it Matters

Super Breeds will be "highly specialized" racehorses that start at higher levels than normal bred horses.

🧠 Need to Know

  • Super Breeds will have an improved breed type, and varying extremes of distance preferences.
  • The horses will always be one breed type higher than expected.
  • All horses are capable of producing a Super Breed, though breeding two Genesis horses will increase your odds.
  • Before selecting horses to be bred, you will see a new Super Breed indicator that shows the ability of creating a Super Breed prior to selection.

🔜 What's Next?

  • The Stud Farm will close on January 24 at 8:00 PM ET to prepare for the release.

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Super Breeds Are Coming to ZED RUN
Zed Run Hosting Three Non-Stop Days of Keep On Winning Tournaments
Julian Son

Zed Run announced details about its "Keep On Winning" Tournaments starting Friday, Jan. 6.

The paid tournaments of various distances will run for three straight days, starting on Friday, with prize pools of $15,000 per day. 

For more information on the tournaments this weekend, see Zed Run's Guide post here.

Zed Run Hosting Three Non-Stop Days of Keep On Winning Tournaments

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