Splinterlands congratulations this mass adoption wave has bee a long time coming, given how well Splinterlands functions & how fun the game is it should be the number 1 Dapp across all connected blockchains. This has always been my opinion since I first joined Splinterlands last November.
I feel as though I owe this game & its developers a debt of gratitude as it has given me so much since I first joined last November. Almost in a state of shock lately with the SPS causing such a rapid spike in DEC and assets. For todays post I will go over how I got to this point where a game has given me thousands of dollars & counting.
Keep in mind this is but one account and I had made most of this pre spike, selling at the current prices this would look much different. What I'm saying in on a down market comparative to what we are seeing now I made over $2,000. Granted I had to buy more inventory with the profits so there is about $200 out of pocket into this overall.
Lets begin where this al started for me personally once I bought a spellbook I began playing the game daily to complete the quests. Each quest would reward me with a chest containing potentially a pack of NFTs, some DEC, or a reward card NFT. Not using quest potions progress was slow to say the least but a few months in the RNG gods smiled upon me.
I know its foolish to have sold it at this price but hindsight is 20/20, I used this money to bankroll the rest of my NFT venture.
Given that I had some money to put into this from that first large sale I decided then to never be in a position where I dont use a potion for a quest reward.
Now many times I dont make money when using a quest potion but on average they pay off in my experience. All of these cards below can come from one of these daily reward chests A quest potion gives you a minimum of 5.
These are not likely to show up but keep in mind its happened to me personally low odds doesn't mean impossible. Besides receiving chests form daily quests
you also get chests every season assuming you qualify.
Every 2 weeks you get season rewards if you have enough account power to advance in rank that is. Account power is the burn value of your cards.
Other then reward chests you can earn DEC per victory depending upon a number of factors the amount rewarded changes. Other then the capture rate you have consecutive victory's as a factor and current rank as well as if your in a guild.
See above is guild battle taking place with guilds taking part in a 1v1 bracketed tourney. https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sm_tSkYbqHXFjwkXftrRWzJ&ref=chubb149
That is a link above to the replay of that guild battle match
Now that one is a standard Rank match the type you would have to win as part of your daily quest a certain number of times under specified conditions.
A link to that battle
As for what you need to do to win, that's not a question I can answer given the price increases this game is just as much an investment as it is a game at the moment. So telling you to use certain cards is almost an impossible ask, you can win with the rental cards, or the temporary ones they provide you with.
However until they launch new packs, 1 Dice pack costs $10 and that's tough on new players. You do get the benefit of a functional rental system so there is hope for new users.
My advice use the rental system and get a Tank something with high shields or preferably health for your first slot.
There is a card called goblin mech that I liked to use when I first started playing, that and the chicken.
That chicken almost always gets used, with no power required to summon you can almost always throw it in to a free slot.
So lets do something I will likely stop doing soon, open a few different packs I have done first time unboxings before but never a last ever Unboxing.
First up I have a Untamed pack with 5 of each potion applied
See this was a better then average result and its still a loss not much of one but a loss none the less. Next up Dice pack potions added.
Potions are not a sure thing but they do mathematically improve your odds by a considerable amount there is a calculator for just how effective they are on peakmonsters.
Any way that pack earned much less then the cost so between the two by opening them I lost $7. The level of money I'm working with means I cant continue this level of loss for a prolonged duration. Before the packs sold out when I paid half the current price or less no problem but now I cant keep doing this with DEC at these prices. Untamed packs and land plots could be purchased with credits and I hope they allow dice to be purchased like that or the new packs.
I know how many airdrop points I get for the year long SPS Airdrop
My total airdrop points: 320,947
My colection is what is swinging for the fences & what has always made me money. There is a reason for the rentals being constantly rented out my cards are valuable not priceless but I'm no newb.
Even if your not into playing games but a serious investor its a good time for liquidity pools on a new asset.
These are on tribaldex already https://tribaldex.com/dieselpools/pools
Besides there are a few BSC liquidity pools the oracle system all sorts of interesting crypto options with SPS.
Staking options some of witch can influence the game changes via voting, those are BSC staking only options though. Delegating stake to better players to increase revenue. The dev team at Splinterlands have really out done themselves here.
Certain exchanges kick off today & I'm excited about something for the first time in a long time.
the link above is to an article with up to date info on which exchanges ect.
Let me introduce you to SPlintertalk Token SPT actually not worth all that much up until recently. SPT is part of the airdrop points since this will last a whole year SPT is something users just getting into Splinterlands should be aware of.
Documenting your journey through the Splinterlands and posting about it using this Hive tribe or hash tagging the post SPT or Splinterlands.
Now there is actually a curation service specially for SPT and posts tagged Splinterlands. @monster-curator
I even delegate SPT to it to have the curation service pay me SPT. Not a Crypto I was betting on but I did see potential and that's all it takes.
Fresh players need direction
I keep focusing on this topic because when I started I was lost but just keep at you will start to see the rules in each match and your cards abilities are very important.
Over 170 different cards can be gained just by playing for free once you get the spellbook for $10. I would as always recommend a quest potion, but 85 potential gold cards and 85 normal 1s only come from quests by playing the game.
Since beginning to sell NFTs I have had one certainty in this incredibly unpredictable subjective market Splinterlands. For a while I would even have called it stable prices, given the rapid rise we will likely see a fall.
That being said I'm actually uncertain about that not many collections would I see a rise like this and honestly think this NFT colection can still go much further.
Dont get me wrong I wont be devastated if the prices drops as its only a temporary thing this game isn't going to fail, not that I'm a investment expert but I know nerd shit this is my inner geek speaking this games fun.
Fun and games aside strictly from a financial perspective I consider Splinterlands assets a safe bet.
Now I anyone has questions concerning game play I can try to address any issue I feel as though I can in the comments. Bigger issues should be addressed to their staff I'm simply talking like battle strategies that stuff.
I strongly recommend the tutorial in game for those with questions, since a lot of SPS will be based around actually playing the game.
Playing a video game was at one point considered immature or childish, this is a negative preconception that cause many to not take these Blockchain games seriously.
Quick update Risingstar yoshi drops
Sorry I know its not Splinterlands but I use all my side hustles together towards one end. Rising star has a new world tour feature costs 1 StarPro roughly $1 to play the mission but the reward is a NFT wrist band. Combine 4 from the same region to get a rare character I have been making them to sell to see if there is profit in it.
Turns out I doubled my money fairly quickly to as it sold last evening. A great option for those looking to make more money to put into their NFT portfolio as these NFTs are only produced for 1 week then they change. So stocking up on a limited supply in demand Item soon to be unavailable that's a good call. Rising star is free just get to lvl 20 to cash out.
I was paid in starbits by choice I want to see If I can make the Starpro In game with them but just the dollar amount is 3x what I paid.
Yoshi drop NFT mining just dropped this in my wallet
See with the miner NFT I get better drops It cost $6 & I get a new NFT from them of this rarity every month. I'm experimenting with these types of NFT generating assets, Yoshi miners by far the best colection & its good for the planet.
Games and NFTs arguably are a better function of blockchain then just a transactional medium. While yeah I think crypto should replace current monetary systems, I know that the worlds populous resists change.
Since in game items are nothing new just ensuring the legitimacy and value of said items is a logical next step. This is why this is the section of the blockchain industry I chose to focus on collectables music game items and much much more are just disregarded by society. With blockchain these digital assets will once again hold value for resale by the consumer.
Look at baseball cards once dead in the water now going through a resurgence in popularity thanks to the Topps WAX Blockchain based NFTs. The NFT baseball cards by Topps set a world record on their sale price until an old card by Topps a micky mantle broke that record.
Game assets never held value before except when sold by the company that crap had to change this is just the better option.
These prices look insane who would pay that is most peoples first thought, mine is why are they paying that meaning what is it the market has attributed such value to it. Dont own all of those but a few
Currently I own 40 legendary or legendary gold cards in Splinterlands, with two of those cards shown being worth around $300 USD. Why keep them why not just sell them and get paid, because they are useful for furthering my goals of progressing further in the game.
There is value to ownership of goods digital or physical, this isn't something society is use to but no less important.
My assets in the game have utility based value they are valuable because they serve a purpose it just happens to be digital. That is a meaningless distinction its still a tool useful in a few different ways all of which are digital.
Daily quest reward
I forgot to record yesterdays but here is todays quest reward with potion applied.
As time goes on your probably starting to see why I bother with daily quests & potions just hit gold rank 3.
Not much but I profited that time, its not hard you just have to keep at it, Good luck in your travels through the Splinterlands new adventurers.
Single claim NFT airdrop URL
This is a airdrop of 6 NFTs on a first come first serve basis and can only be claimed by a single lucky reader. If you the lucky one that receives the airdrop and there is less then 6 NFTs check you WAX wallet white list settings.
You remember this Card from earlier in this write up
Goblin mech was my first (Tank) Splinterlands card NFT and works in most situations, this NFT will go to todays lucky reader as well as 5 other WAX NFTs.
Once claimed please let the other readers know in the comments it helps.
Perhaps your interested in purchasing any of my NFTs from my ever expanding collection you may do so here.
My stock constantly rotates so it changes daily
Prospectors topping the NFT sale value for 3 days now also a free to play game check it out at the link below. BTW they have roulette so the Martingale system works here however no site reward and its not a large project so doing this could be detrimental. this game is free it makes real crypto give it a shot its not bad honestly you can make quite a bit on it.
more free WAX games, rewarding free NFTs/Crypto
Rising star is a totally free HIVE game no input for steady output my kind of investment.
Proud new owner of some SPS and set up some liquidity pools
Not sure if the price will stay the same so excited I dont care
To SPS and the future of gaming