Zeus’ Bounty proprietor Tim Bentley is pitching Zeus’ Chariots, a touch that recruitment efforts have reached a stalemate. An NFT racing sport primarily based on ZeusCoin is within the works. Dependancy-ridden children are proven as “crack heads” by Bentley in his apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of Zeus’ Charioteers.
On or round February 4th, Zeus’ Bounty associates attended a webinar on Zeus’ Chariots. Within the absence of a transparent attribution, all quotes are courtesy of Tim Bentley (proven to the fitting). Together with Zeus’ Bounty, an NFT sport known as Zeus’ Chariots was launched. Aren’t they each of the identical style? All of that is associated to the central theme.
Zeus’ Bounty, the smart-contract, is a critical deal… they’re going to feed off one another. Gameplay in Zeus’ Chariots is a blast. Earlier than all people else, these affiliated with Zeus’ Bounty are being positioned in Zeus’ Chariots. Zeus’ Chariots will divert 5% of the charges they earn to Zeus’ Bounty within the reverse method. The whole lot in a sport revolves round gameplay. Zeus’ Chariots has no gameplay as of this writing.
Strider Video games, a Ukrainian NFT sport studio, is supposedly growing the sport. No NFT sport seems to have been launched by Strider Video games, which was created in 2018. Elemental Crystals is the one sport at present listed on Strider Video games’ web site. Zeus’ Chariots is a digital actuality chariot racing sport by which gamers compete for ZeusCoins, in response to Bentley.
“Bentley thinks that is the primary time this has been finished. That is what we will do, and it may make us a cult.” No one is doing it. They’re merely earning profits off of one thing that is already been finished; there isn’t any long-term fairness in what they’re doing. They then fade away and fade away… It was a completely new idea that we got here up with.
This has by no means been finished earlier than. We haven’t any anecdotal proof to help this. It is unimaginable for us to return in time and ask, “How did you do that?” Is there something we might have finished higher? As a result of nobody has ever tried one thing like this. As of late 2017, “Rome Circus Maximus: Chariot Race VR” was launched, and “Historic Video games: Chariot Racing” is scheduled to be launched in late 2020. Each video games seem like an entire sham, each by way of presentation and gameplay.
What is the distinction between Zeus’ Chariots and the remaining? Even if the 2 video games listed above are clearly trash, it is seemingly that there’s some degree of expertise required to win. As a online game, Zeus’ Chariots’ facade crumbles proper right here. There will likely be no unfair ways employed in our contest. “We’ll have the ability to handle RNG know-how sooner or later. Ok? People who find themselves competing within the races can have a little bit benefit…”
Total, nevertheless, this can be a respectable piece of tech. Everybody can have an equal alternative to win, and this has been predetermined utilizing algorithms. Zeus’ Chariots is little greater than a glorified slot machine. Clearly, this is not geared toward players specifically. Players are the one factor lacking. In that case, who’re they? Bentley sees Zeus’ Chariots being performed by this particular person: “You are an entire junkie, a crackhead…. Who says you’ll be able to’t simply go to the grocery and get some groceries whereas sporting a goggle off your head. You do not have to consider something. You are nothing however a maniac. You are effectively conscious of the scenario. You’re both a teen or a mum or dad. Your kids have turn into depending on it. We’ll present for his or her fundamental wants by feeding them… If they will play, allow them to no less than receives a commission for it. Groceries may be bought for them. They are not going wherever, so you may should go get the cash. They cannot get sufficient.”
You’ll want to know what NFT gaming is to grasp Bentley’s perspective. Axie Infinity, a cryptocurrency sport launched in Vietnam in 2018, is the sport Bentley compares Zeus’ Chariots to. As a “pay to earn” (often known as a “pay to play to earn”) sport, Easy Love Potion (SLP) permits gamers to earn an Ethereum-based in-game cryptocurrency by taking part in the sport. The majority of gamers have been from the Philippines as of September 2021.
SLP tokens may be cashed out each fourteen days in Axie Infinity. An unstable market that depends closely on new gamers has been known as playing on this mannequin. A pandemic lockdown in June 2021, CNBC reported that some Filipinos have been relying solely on the sport as a supply of revenue, even when the minimal wage in September 2021 fell under the speed at which they may earn the sport within the nation.
Determined individuals in a third-world nation play Axie Infinity for lower than the minimal wage, which is definitely a crypto-Ponzi scheme disguised as a sport. You could search up the AXL and SLP tokens linked with them. Each have been pumped throughout final yr’s flurry of gamers from the Philippines. Each of them have subsequently damaged up. With a purpose to be clear, I am not making a comparability between Axie Infinity and Zeus’ Chariots right here. I imagine this difficulty is inherent in all NFT video games.
Gold farmers first appeared in World of Warcraft within the early 2000s. Third-world nations have been used to “farm” the video games for gold by scammers. These crooks paid the slave laborers a pittance. In lots of circumstances, these “gamers” have been employed in rented places of work, the place they labored lengthy shifts so as to harvest gold. Gamers in first-world Western nations have been focused by scammers who bought them farmed gold.
This went in opposition to the phrases of service, and steps have been taken to cease it. Nonetheless, that is one thing that has been round for many years and I’m not certain whether it is nonetheless related (it predates World of Warcraft in different types). The enterprise mannequin of NFT video games is identical. The blockchain has merely been utilized to exchange the database that beforehand tracked participant money balances. Gold farming is the sport itself, not only a aspect quest. It is the sport. Axie Infinity had 677,000 gamers on the slide earlier than, did not you? With Zeus’s Chariots, now we have the chance to make an expertise that’s ten instances extra thrilling, addictive, and rewarding than what it now’s. “We should always have the ability to considerably outperform these figures. Ok? Dopamine will likely be launched in individuals’s brains because of the sport’s cool options. Their heads. Their total life.”
Once you’re racing the chariot in a digital actuality world, dopamine is launched. Win $100 and you will really feel the frenzy of dopamine that comes with it. Thrilling. That is why individuals hold coming again. In all of this, the place is the gaming? There may be none to be discovered. It is nothing greater than a ploy to make a buck. As a reminder, I am not focusing solely on Zeus’ Chariots.
NFT gaming is nothing greater than an previous rip-off repackaged for a brand new viewers. ZeusCoin serves as an alternative to “gold” in Zeus’ Chariots. An NFT (again within the day, you needed to pay a subscription to register an account) is the entry value that gamers pay. Bentley estimates that renting a Zeus’ Chariots NFT for a day will value $100. You will need to pay a price to take part in races as soon as you have been accepted. In the event you win or lose, a man-made intelligence (AI) robotic is chargeable for the result. Thus, the “sport” begins. Your race winnings are credited to your ZeusCoin pockets, which you’ll then use to withdraw your funds.
Bentley warns in opposition to it since it can end in a ZeusCoin dump. “You’d need your races to have the next financial worth? Do not do away with our forex. Go over and stake it as an alternative… and you will get much more cash. Staking is the act of placing cash right into a coin with the hope of incomes curiosity on it sooner or later.”
So it seems that Zeus’ Chariots have an extra layer of securities fraud. With regards to securities fraud, Bentley is at present providing 250 “founders stakes” in Zeus’ Chariots as non-fungible trusts.
The NFTs are being supplied on the market for a worth of 0.4 ETH every. With the extra value of fuel, Bentley estimates that the entire will likely be round $1,250.00. The Zeus’ Chariots sport NFT or 4000 ZeusCoins are up for grabs for purchasers of founder NFTs. As well as, everybody who pays for a founder NFT receives a 5% lower of the corporate’s total earnings.
Zeus’ Chariots founders put “in $1000 and maybe make $200,000 in a yr,” in response to Bentley. Each Zeus’ Chariots and Tim Bentley, a Colorado citizen, will not be registered with the Securities and Alternate Fee. The overwhelming majority of tourists to Zeus’ Bounty’s web site come from the US.
Because of this, Zeus’ Chariots will likely be marketed primarily to inhabitants of the US. Zeus’ Chariots will likely be obtainable from Bentley between Could and August of this yr.