MY FIRST EXPERIENCE IN SPLINTERLANDS
I started playing splinterlands for more than two months now and honestly did some many mistakes. Up until now, I still have much to learn in this game and a lot of things I have no idea of. But playing in this game until now also gives me some lessons, useful ideas, tips and strategy which help me a lot to earn profit in this game. The first two weeks I play in this game were like I was a donator of this game just like in other online RPG games. Someone who donates real money but having in-game items, assets, etc. in return. But here in the first couple of weeks playing, it was like I donated DEC and received nothing but loss and haven't earn anything. I was playing the game with lack of experience & research and how the game is played and just only the default tutorials in the game and surely not enough for the whole mechanics of the game. The only good thing about that time was EXPERIENCE. So if you are new to this game and planning to play, better DYOR first, learn first the game before spending penny to avoid major mistakes and loss. The summary of mistakes I did when I was new in this game is:
- Burning up my ECR or Energy Capture Rate to 0% which consumes everytime you play the game which I in the first place didn't know how it works. It only regenerates 25% per day by the way. So better used your ECR wisely.
- Playing the game by not joining any official Community Group, Discord, Telegram etc. Having groups helps you a lot especially if you are a newbie which you will have a lot of questions in how the game works. The advantage of joining a group is that all experienced player will help you answer all your query, problems and questions. There is also important announcements and official updates that could be a big factor in game economy and gameplay. Important reminders: Please beware of scam because some people take advantage of new players. Some example is someone pretending to be a MOD/Admin and direct message you. MOD/Admin never DM you first.
- Renting a lot of cards to get power but in the end some of the rented cards is not suitable to your other rented cards. Also the DEC I spent in Card rentals is much more than I gained in battle rewards. So basically I did not gain any profit from it.
- I bought Quest Potion worth 750 DEC for 5 Loot Chests in addition to the Daily Quest Reward Chest. Its like a gamble but it is not recommended if you dont want to loss some DEC just like me. Because the rewards I looted in that chest only cost below 100 DEC (if it is converted in DEC worth) which then again a waste of my DEC.
WHAT I WISHED I KNEW WHEN I STARTED PLAYING SPLINTERLANDS
- Be part of the community. Joining the Official Discord, Telegram and any other social platforms which give you knowledge about the game and they can help you answer your questions and queries.
- Posting in Splintertalk, Hiveblog, Peakd, Leofinance, 1UP and other hive blockchain social platforms. Write any content related to splinterlands and just put a tag or keyword #leofinance, #battle, #oneup, #spt and #splinterlands and earn rewards depending on your content that could attract the community for upvotes especially @monster-curator, #1up curator and other bloggers. If you have good quality content in your blog then you have a higher chance of being upvoted for a higher reward. You can earn #Hive token, #SPT token, #Oneup token and other tokens in each respective platforms which is 50% reward by the author and 50% by the curator paid after 7 days. It is a great help to gain extra earnings.
- Control your ECR or Energy Capture Rate and dont burn it so much because if you have below 50% ECR, that means that you only gain half of the DEC reward in that game. My strategy now is I rent Gold Foil Cards (mostly lvl3 summoner and the highest level of monsters that the summoner can summon) for my main splinter and regular foil lvl1 for my secondary water splinter. I rent two splinters lineup for that day because in silver league there are ruleset that disables specific summoner. I start with 100% ECR and burnt my ECR until 50% and finish the stacked 2 Daily Chest for that day. This means that If I play today, then tomorrow will be the rest day and then the second day the ECR will replenish back to 100% and start playing again. 2 Chests stacks as long as you log in the game during the rest day to load that quest. This is not a pro advice but it is an advice I get from the experienced player in the discord community. But it is up to you how you handle your ECR.
- Effecient Renting. Renting a card that could help you ranked up in higher leagues because in higher leagues, more chest rewards and more DEC given after you win a game. But make sure your DEC spent from renting is lesser than your DEC gained to make profit. Another thing to consider when renting a card, is rent Gold Foil Cards, Alpha and Promo Cards which gives you additional bonuses in winning a game (Note that it is more expensive than other edition of cards and regular foils).
- Know your Summoners Level and Abilities. It is very important to research what summoner will you rent/buy to get you in higher ranks, because some summoners have advantage or disadvantage to others. So do your research and reach out to some experienced guys in the community if you want some tips and advice. They will help you espcially if you are new to the game.
Today, I still also make mistakes especially in renting during season end, how I prepare my ECR for the next grind and some minor mistakes in the gameplay.
But the BEST part of playing splinterlands is the fun and enjoyment of playing the game, being with new set of friends by joining a guild and most importantly the EARNINGS. This is why we play a play2EARN game because of the rewards that can be converted into real MONEY.
I would like to list my earnings in the game not to boast but only to share with you guys especially to the new players so they can have an idea of possible earnings and rewards they will get. It is not a big earnings because I'm not a big investor in the game but rather a small one who supports and trust the game economy and sustainability. This is some of my BEST and I can call it a BIG reward for myself because as a gamer in my youth days, I play most of the trending online games but didn't receive any earnings in playing the game but instead I pay for the rental per hour in Internet Gaming Cafe or the Gaming PC setup I bought. But here in Splinterlands, if you know what you are doing or you invest more in the game then it will give you back some decent EARNINGS in return. So this is my list of BEST experience in Splinterlands
1.) The DEC reward per battle by just playing the game which I converted some in SPS for staking, bought cards for ingame assets (also eligible for SPS airdrop points) and some for my so called EARNINGS which I converted into real money.
2.) I bought some SPS and invested in the game for long term goals. This staked SPS is earning daily and I will be planning to use some of this to buy Chaos legion packs soon. Planning to stake more if I have extra money and hoping SPS value will rise before I unstaked it in the future.
3.) My Daily Chests rewards & Season End Chests Rewards since playing the game. I looted mostly common Reward Cards (which is good enough for additional small amount of power but accumulating overtime), Potions, some DEC's and Credits. Luckily enough, I looted 1 Epic Gold Foil Card Lava Launcher, 1 Epic Regular Foil Lava Launcher, 1 Epic Regular Foil Djinn Chwala, 4 Epic Regular Foil Uraeus and 1 Legendary Regular Foil Card Harklaw. This assets is so valuable because it adds power to your account which is required for advancing to higher league. This cards also counts for SPS airdrop points in collection power. I also rented it out during season end because the day before season end. I can set the price higher than its regular rental price for my high rarity cards especially gold foil ones. This NFT cards also will probably go higher in value overtime due to its scarcity when packs are sold out and many players will demand old edition cards.
4.) Joining a Guild recently. Having a guild in the game is like having a family in game. They help you, teach you and share their best strategy to you how to be good at the game especially the profit matters. Also you have new sets of friend which you can talk to about the game or in your daily lives. If you are also in guild, you have a DEC bonus percentage per battle, depends on the level of your guild and also you can have Gladius packs. Our guild is new and still growing to become a strong guild someday.
5.) Airdrop Points. This points is like bonus which give you SPS daily. The more assets in your game the more airdrop points you will receive.
6.) Writing Blog in Splintertalk.com, 1up.zone, ecency.com, peakd.com,hive.blog and other related platforms. Not necessary you posts in each platform but rather just posts in any of the platform mentioned and use hashtags then your post will automatically posts to platform with that specific hashtag. Also your posts in Splintertalk.com or 1up.zone will automatically post in the main platform ecency.com, peakd.com and hive.blog and no need to put a hashtag on it. I posts some of my experience and learned strategies/tactics in the game and other related Splinterlands Contents. There comes a time my post was being upvoted by monster-curator with decent SPT Token rewards in splintertalk.com and I really wasn't expecting to be upvoted by @monster-curator. So even if you are new to blogging, you are still elegible for big upvotes. Considering that your blog/article posted has good quality content which attracts the community and curators (ex. @monster-curator or #oneup-curator) then your posts will be upvoted. The reward from upvotes will go directly to your hive wallet/hive account after 7 days. 50% of the total upvote reward will go to the author and the remaining will go the curator community. Not bad right? Just posting what you love to express in the community and earning rewards in return. This rewards like SPT token, Oneup token, HIVE is a cryptocurrency in blockchain which can be traded or converted into real money. Some of my earned SPT tokens is being staked and delegated it all to monster-curator. Some of it is converted into DEC and used it in Splinterlands game. Some of it is converted for real money as a reward and earnings for myself.
So that would be all of my worst and best experience in the #1 NFT Blockchain Game Splinterlands. Hoping I didn't miss something. My next step would be still play the game until the very end, learn new tactics and strategy in the game and maybe search for other ways to maximize or be effecient on how to EARN more in the game. Cheers and Lets play splinterlands!!!
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