Splinterlands Daily Update - September 3rd, 2020

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I was going to wait until the end of the season before doing another “collection power” related post, but I felt it was important to share a “good” post to somewhat offset my last one. Even though the title says "daily" I'm not planning on spamming this type of post unless a day is particularly memorable.

Day two after the collection power change was definitely an improvement over day one. I was lucky enough to have higher mana caps which made the games much more interesting. Also, though I think most of my opponents were farming accounts, based on how many games they played they might actually have been humans.

OpponentAccount TypePowerLeagueRulesMana
kristhallFarming Account / Likely Bot~18KSilver IIIHealed Out22
yitigeFarming Account / Possibly Human~20KSilver IIIUp Close & Personal23
helly7Farming Account / Possibly Human~17KSilver IIIHeavy Hitters99
byyluvFarming Account / Possibly Human~15KSilver IIIEven Stevens28
nepomusenoFarming Account / Likely Bot~54KSilver IIUp Close & Personal28
maleficaProbably a bot~19KSilver IIIWeak Magic20
krammier010Probably a bot~42KSilver IIAim True24

Rewards were underwhelming, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. My battles and quest rewards earned me 84 DEC and two gold potions. At this rate it will take me about a month to earn enough DEC for a single DICE pack or around 3 weeks to purchase an untamed pack.

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Personally I think everyone should earn enough DEC in a season to buy at least one pack. That gives people a sense of accomplishing something even if they don't make it into the leader boards (or like myself not particularly care about them). Of course there is the question of how that would impact the big picture and I don't have enough information to comment on that.

Overall I am less grumpy about the collection power change today, though I am concerned by the lack of "main accounts" I faced. I think it would be healthier for the game to discourage secondary accounts, but again that’s my personal opinion and not necessarily the right approach for the health of the game.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I'll see you on the fields of battle!

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