Zeus’ Bounty owner Tim Bentley is pitching Zeus’ Chariots, a hint that recruitment efforts have reached a stalemate. An NFT racing game based on ZeusCoin is in the works. Addiction-ridden youngsters are shown as “crack heads” by Bentley in his apocalyptic vision of Zeus’ Charioteers.
On or around February 4th, Zeus’ Bounty affiliates attended a webinar on Zeus’ Chariots. In the absence of a clear attribution, all quotes are courtesy of Tim Bentley (shown to the right). Along with Zeus’ Bounty, an NFT game called Zeus’ Chariots was released. Aren’t they both of the same genre? All of this is related to the central theme.
Zeus’ Bounty, the smart-contract, is a serious deal… they’ll feed off each other. Gameplay in Zeus’ Chariots is a blast. Before everybody else, those affiliated with Zeus’ Bounty are being positioned in Zeus’ Chariots. Zeus’ Chariots will divert 5% of the fees they earn to Zeus’ Bounty in the opposite way. Everything in a game revolves around gameplay. Zeus’ Chariots has no gameplay as of this writing.
Strider Games, a Ukrainian NFT game studio, is supposedly developing the game. No NFT game appears to have been released by Strider Games, which was created in 2018. Elemental Crystals is the only game currently listed on Strider Games’ website. Zeus’ Chariots is a virtual reality chariot racing game in which players compete for ZeusCoins, according to Bentley.
“Bentley thinks this is the first time this has been done. This is what we’re going to do, and it’s going to make us a cult.” Nobody is doing it. They’re merely making money off of something that’s already been done; there’s no long-term equity in what they’re doing. They then fade away and fade away… It was an entirely new concept that we came up with.
This has never been done before. We don’t have any anecdotal evidence to support this. It’s impossible for us to go back in time and ask, “How did you do this?” Is there anything we could have done better? Because no one has ever attempted something like this. As of late 2017, “Rome Circus Maximus: Chariot Race VR” was launched, and “Historical Games: Chariot Racing” is scheduled to be released in late 2020. Both games appear to be a complete sham, both in terms of presentation and gameplay.
What’s the difference between Zeus’ Chariots and the rest? Despite the fact that the two games listed above are clearly trash, it’s likely that there is some level of talent required to win. As a video game, Zeus’ Chariots’ facade crumbles right here. There will be no unfair tactics employed in our contest. “We’ll be able to manage RNG technology in the future. K? People who are competing in the races will have a little advantage…”
Overall, however, this is a decent piece of tech. Everyone will have an equal opportunity to win, and this has been predetermined using algorithms. Zeus’ Chariots is little more than a glorified slot machine. Obviously, this isn’t aimed at gamers in particular. Gamers are the only thing missing. If so, who are they? Bentley sees Zeus’ Chariots being played by this person: “You’re a complete junkie, a crackhead…. Who says you can’t just go to the grocery and get some groceries while wearing a goggle off your head. You don’t have to think about anything. You’re nothing but a maniac. You’re well aware of the situation. You are either a youngster or a parent. Your children have become dependent on it. We’re going to provide for their basic needs by feeding them… If they’re going to play, let them at least get paid for it. Groceries can be purchased for them. They’re not going anywhere, so you’ll have to go get the money. They can’t get enough.”
You need to know what NFT gaming is to comprehend Bentley’s point of view. Axie Infinity, a cryptocurrency game launched in Vietnam in 2018, is the game Bentley compares Zeus’ Chariots to. As a “pay to earn” (also known as a “pay to play to earn”) game, Smooth Love Potion (SLP) allows players to earn an Ethereum-based in-game cryptocurrency by playing the game. The bulk of players were from the Philippines as of September 2021.
SLP tokens can be cashed out every fourteen days in Axie Infinity. An unstable market that relies heavily on new players has been referred to as gambling in this model. A pandemic lockdown in June 2021, CNBC reported that some Filipinos were relying solely on the game as a source of income, even if the minimum salary in September 2021 fell below the rate at which they could earn the game in the country.
Desperate people in a third-world country play Axie Infinity for less than the minimum wage, which is actually a crypto-Ponzi scheme disguised as a game. You may search up the AXL and SLP tokens linked with them. Both were pumped during last year’s flurry of players from the Philippines. Both of them have subsequently broken up. In order to be clear, I’m not making a comparison between Axie Infinity and Zeus’ Chariots here. I believe this issue is inherent in all NFT games.
Gold farmers first appeared in World of Warcraft in the early 2000s. Third-world countries were used to “farm” the games for gold by scammers. Those crooks paid the slave laborers a pittance. In many cases, these “players” were employed in rented offices, where they worked long shifts in order to harvest gold. Players in first-world Western countries were targeted by scammers who sold them farmed gold.
This went against the terms of service, and steps were taken to stop it. However, this is something that has been around for decades and I am not sure if it is still relevant (it predates World of Warcraft in other forms). The business model of NFT games is the same. The blockchain has simply been utilized to replace the database that previously tracked player cash balances. Gold farming is the game itself, not just a side quest. It’s the game. Axie Infinity had 677,000 players on the slide before, didn’t you? With Zeus’s Chariots, we have the opportunity to make an experience that is ten times more thrilling, addictive, and rewarding than what it now is. “We should be able to significantly outperform those figures. K? Dopamine will be released in people’s brains as a result of the game’s cool features. Their heads. Their entire life.”
When you’re racing the chariot in a virtual reality world, dopamine is released. Win $100 and you’ll feel the rush of dopamine that comes with it. Exciting. That’s why people keep coming back. In all of this, where is the gaming? There is none to be found. It’s nothing more than a ploy to make a buck. As a reminder, I’m not focusing solely on Zeus’ Chariots.
NFT gaming is nothing more than an old scam repackaged for a new audience. ZeusCoin serves as a substitute for “gold” in Zeus’ Chariots. An NFT (back in the day, you had to pay a subscription to register an account) is the entry cost that players pay. Bentley estimates that renting a Zeus’ Chariots NFT for a day will cost $100. You must pay a fee to participate in races once you’ve been accepted. If you win or lose, an artificial intelligence (AI) robot is responsible for the outcome. Thus, the “game” begins. Your race winnings are credited to your ZeusCoin wallet, which you can then use to withdraw your funds.
Bentley warns against it since it will result in a ZeusCoin dump. “You’d want your races to have a higher monetary value? Don’t get rid of our currency. Go over and stake it instead… and you’ll get even more money. Staking is the act of putting money into a coin with the hope of earning interest on it in the future.”
So it appears that Zeus’ Chariots have an additional layer of securities fraud. When it comes to securities fraud, Bentley is currently offering 250 “founders stakes” in Zeus’ Chariots as non-fungible trusts.
The NFTs are being offered for sale for a price of 0.4 ETH each. With the additional cost of gas, Bentley estimates that the total will be around $1,250.00. The Zeus’ Chariots game NFT or 4000 ZeusCoins are up for grabs for purchasers of founder NFTs. In addition, everyone who pays for a founder NFT receives a 5% cut of the company’s overall earnings.
Zeus’ Chariots founders put “in $1000 and perhaps make $200,000 in a year,” according to Bentley. Both Zeus’ Chariots and Tim Bentley, a Colorado citizen, are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The vast majority of visitors to Zeus’ Bounty’s website come from the United States.
As a result, Zeus’ Chariots will be marketed primarily to inhabitants of the United States. Zeus’ Chariots will be available from Bentley between May and August of this year.