In celebration of the five year anniversary of the initial launch of the Splinterlands website (then called Steem Monsters) and Alpha pack sale, we will be launching a promotional event where we will be giving away TONS of prizes in the form of various Splinterlands assets that the company has accumulated in its treasury over the past 5 years.
The prizes will include new player Titles, lots of land plots, Runi, and all types of different booster packs, including some Alpha packs! To earn the prizes, players will need to burn DEC or DEC-B and there will be both leaderboard prizes for the players who burn the most as well as random giveaway prizes that are available to everyone who participates.
Event Details & Prizes
The 5 year anniversary event is scheduled to begin during the scheduled maintenance window on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 and it will run for 30 days, ending on June 29th, 2023.
Players will be able to access and participate in the event through a new tab on the shop page within the Splinterlands website. During the event, players will be able to burn DEC or DEC-B tokens and receive points for each token burned. At the start of the event, players will receive 3 points for each DEC or DEC-B that is burned, and the number of points received will decrease an equal amount every day until the final day of the event when players will receive 1 point for each DEC or DEC-B that is burned.
This way players are encouraged to burn their tokens as early as possible, and it makes it harder for players to snipe the top leaderboard spots at the last minute. Please note that players will need to burn their DEC or DEC-B through the special event page in the Splinterlands shop for it to count for the event. DEC or DEC-B burned via other methods, including manually sending to "null" or upgrading guild buildings, will NOT count.
The players who have the most points at the end of the event will receive the following prizes based on their leaderboard rank:
|1||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 1 Tract|
|2||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 50 Plots|
|3||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 50 Plots|
|4||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 25 Plots|
|5||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 25 Plots|
|6||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 25 Plots|
|7||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 25 Plots|
|8||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 10 Plots|
|9||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 10 Plots|
|10||"The Burninator" Legendary Title + 10 Plots|
|11 - 60||"The Incinerator" Epic Title|
|61 - 200||"The Scorcher" Rare Title|
Note that in the event of a tie, the account that reached the final amount first will be considered the winner. Also, if you don't know what "The Burninator" is - please click here.
In addition to the leaderboard competition and rewards, every 10,000 (10k) points that a player earns during the event will provide a chance to receive one of the following items from the prize pool:
- Land Plot (200 total available)
- Alpha Pack (100 total available)
- Beta Pack (250 total available)
- Untamed Pack (500 total available)
- Nightmare Pack (1000 total available)
- Riftwatchers Pack (1000 total available)
- Runi (25 total available)
Players may earn one item from the list above for EACH 10k points that they earn during the event, so if a player gets 100k points then they will have the chance to earn up to 10 items from the above prize pool, whether or not they are on the leaderboard. Players who place on the leaderboard at the end of the event will receive their specified leaderboard prizes as well as having the chance to receive the above prizes for each 10k points they have earned!
In total, there will be over 3,500 prizes given out as part of the event worth roughly $150,000 at current market prices!
In addition to the awesome prizes listed above, each DEC or DEC-B that is burned will be turned into Guild Power (GP) for that player, which means it will be able to be applied to guild buildings in the near future when the Guild Power feature is released. The feature will change all guild buildings to require Guild Power to upgrade instead of DEC, and Guild Power will be able to be acquired by burning DEC or DEC-B at a 1:1 rate. The difference will be that players take their Guild Power with them when they leave or are kicked from a guild, and then can re-apply it to a new guild later!
This means that if you burn 1000 DEC during this event, then when the Guild Power feature is released you will have 1000 Guild Power that you can apply to the upgrade cost for any guild building, which allows you to get double the value for burning DEC during the event than you would if you were just contributing it to your guild! Even if you're in a guild with maxed out buildings, we are planning to add a number of new guild buildings in the next few months, as well as a leaderboard for the guilds with the most total Guild Power, with lots of great rewards, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to gain value from all of the Guild Power you receive during the event.
It's crazy to think about all of the things that have happened during the past 5 years, both in Splinterlands as well as in the world in general. Back in May of 2018, the project was called Steem Monsters, the Hive blockchain didn't exist, no one had heard of COVID, and bitcoin was worth about $7,000.
The Splinterlands team is both honored and humbled by the unbelievable amount of support and determination we have been shown by our amazing community over the past five years, and we see this event as a great way to give back to the players who make this all possible while also adding significant value to the overall ecosystem (which also benefits players) through burning DEC.
We want to give a big THANK YOU - from the bottom of our hearts - to our players, both old and new, who have stuck it out here through all of those ups and downs. We can't wait to see what the next 5 years will bring!
Stay tuned for more updates from the Splinterlands!
NOTE: All rewards from this post will be sent to @sps.dao.