Recently, the Drug Wars team announced a controversial change to the game, Steem rewards were being removed and instead replaced with a custom token called FUTURE. Now, when I saw this announcement I immediately assumed it was going to use @steem-eng (Steem Engine) which is a highly capable and functional Steem sidechain with support for contracts.
So you can imagine my surprise when I saw that the FUTURE Token was not on Steem. In the SaneSteemChat Discord, I actually raised this weird anomaly. It didn't take long for the conversation to become jokey and the idea for registering the FUTURE Token as a joke and then airdropping it to players was born.
If there is one thing you should know about me, I am a serial prankster and have a weird sense of humour. I have been known to go to great lengths to pull a prank or joke. So, I spent 100 ENG and registered FUTURE. The token is on the Steem Engine dex here.
I want you to know that I did hesitate for a brief moment, but the allure of a funny prank pulled me in and I flexed my ENG token like a Steem gangster. In hindsight, it was a waste of money for a joke. Doing it over again, I probably wouldn't have wasted my own money doing it. And while many saw the funny side to registering it. However, some did not see the funny side at all.
Naturally, a small minority of the community has turned sour and doesn't see the funny side to a harmless joke at all. I was actually accused earlier today of being a scammer, and that really got me fired up Because if there is one thing I do not tolerate, it's people who lie and libel others.
I am not selling FUTURE
This is the strongest point I want to make, I never once charged money for this useless token to anyone. I never once asked anyone to buy anything.
There is a good chance I probably airdropped you some of those tokens. If you're in the top 15 or so on Drug Wars you definitely got some FUTURE tokens. Ask around, a lot of people got airdropped free tokens and they didn't have to pay a cent for them.
And yes, if you go and see the Future market page on Steem Engine, you'll see quite a few selling listings from other users who have been airdropped.
But, the point I want to stress here is I didn't even advertise the token. I never told people to buy it or go and trade it. I thought it would be funny if I just randomly airdropped tokens with no explanation and see how people react.
In fact, if you want FUTURE tokens for yourself, maybe to test bots and whatnot, let me know and I'll airdrop you a fat pile of them, for a few thousand Steem... Just kidding. If you what FUTURE tokens, they are free. Seriously.
I bought my own joke tokens...
Want to know something else funny? I actually have gone onto the dex and purchased FUTURE being sold by other users with my own Steem. This is how far I have taken the joke.
I've been spending my own Steem to buy tokens that I could just issue myself for free. Because I wanted to bump it up the listings on the dex and because I wanted other people to make some money further fuelling the joke.
What kind of scammer am I where I am willing to spend 100 ENG on a token and then spend more of my own Steem to buy the tokens from other users that I airdropped? A pretty shitty one.
When you open up the token info screen it shows you right there my username as the issuer. If I really wanted to scam people, why would I use my main Steem account to do it? Wouldn't I have been better off creating a new account and calling myself something similar to hightouch or equivalent to deceive people?
In fact, if you were unfortunate to buy tokens off the exchange from someone else thinking they were affiliated with Drug Wars (which nobody did as far as I can see), I'll refund you the Steem (with proof, of course). Oh, damn, there I go again. I really fucking suck at scamming don't I?
FUTURE on Steem Engine is a bad joke and if anyone got scammed, it was me for spending real money on this just to troll a few people and get five minutes of laughter.
Stop the false accusations. I love this place and unlike the real scammers out there running Ponzi schemes disguised as games, I would never hurt Steem. I love this blockchain and I have worked so incredibly hard to make friends and get somewhere here.