Introducing Whip Season
The Metaverse will have drag racing
Something is coming. There’s a screeching noise that’s getting louder, and the ground starts to shake. What’s that faint, familiar smell in the air? It almost smells… like… burning rubber?
Friends, these are the signs that the season is quickly changing, and something big is coming into crypto town fast. And my magic crystal ball tells me that it’s a promising NFT called Whip Season.
I. What is Whip Season?
What exactly is Whip Season (WS)? It’s an online NFT-backed drag racing game that allows you to compete for fabulous prizes. With one lucky NFT-minter walking away with the grand prize of 25 Eth!
That’s just the beginning. The WS platform will provide you with all the tools you need to build and customize your dream ride. Apart from having the chance to participate in exciting races, the community will have the privilege to help design race tracks and new vehicles.
So, ladies and gentlemen, buckle up! We don’t want you to miss it; this will be one hell of a ride.
For those unfamiliar with the name of our NFT, a bit of a history lesson first: Since the late 20th century, “whip” has been slang for a car. Similarly, usage of the term “whip” leads back to when cars first started adopting the steering wheel you know today. Since previously, the “drivers” of the horse-pulled carriages used a whip to steer, the term remained in use.
Then more recently, various hip-hop artists noticed that the Mercedes Benz logo looks like a steering wheel, and by association, some people started calling any high-end cars “whips.”
In a recent interview with the team when asked why they chose Whip Season as the name of their upcoming NFT drag racing game, one of the co-founders remarked: “I have always thought of whips as a decked-out, shiny, customized car, which is the vision of what we are creating here.”
“These are aggressive, fast, high-performance vehicles, so whips characterize them perfectly in my mind. Whip is also a verb meaning to drive a car, so since this is a racing game it fits nicely,” he explained.
The co-founder shared that they then added the word season, as they feel this is the beginning of a new metaverse era in crypto, similar to the previous Altcoin or L1 (layer 1) seasons.
III. Future Development?
Queried on why they decided to kick-start such an NFT game, he revealed that they wanted to fill a gap for outstanding crypto gaming.
“Personally, I had been looking at other car NFT projects and was wondering why a quality crypto racing game was not out yet. There were a couple of horse racing games, and some NFT car projects with various 3d art, but tons of people in crypto are into nice cars and anything high stakes (especially racing) so it seemed like a natural fit,” explained the co-founder.
“I wish to build the thing I always want ed— A kick-ass drag racing game backed by gorgeous art that began as 3d generated models, which can then be used in the game,” he said, adding that they want to start with a base product, distribute ownership, and empower NFT holders to shape the game’s future.
IV. When Will the NFT Launch?
While we want to launch our NFT as soon as possible, we want to give our talented professional car designer ample time to create eye-catching vehicles that you will be proud to call your very own. Nonetheless, you won’t have to wait long as we expect to launch the Whip Season NFT in the near future TBD. We will release 10,000 ERC721 whip keys, each of which will unlock a single Genesis Whip.
Shortly after the whip keys have been minted, we will release the vehicles. These will come in various rarity, with different vehicle base types, colors, accents, effects, tones, wheels, aerodynamics, backgrounds, overlays and performance ratings. There will also be various collections that can be acquired for bonuses, but we don’t want to spoil all the surprises just yet.
These whips are special because even though the shown NFT is a 2d flattened image for the best quality art, each represents a 3d model that we plan to use in the metaverse. That means we will have the ability to directly import your whips into metaverse/gaming engines and make adjustments for peak graphics performance.
V. What to Expect Next?
Our introductory article probably has left many questions unanswered in your mind. But rest assured, we will release more details about the project, including how to secure a whip earlier to avoid an Ethereum gas war and how to enter our raffle for 25 Eth.
Thank you for reading our maiden article. Catch us again tomorrow for the next segment of “As the Whip Rides”