A Dose of Positivity
A Dose of Positivity
As many of you know Splinterlands Discord channel has a chat called Mavricks-Housse, also called Mav-Chat, Mavs, or various variations. The qualification to chat in that channel is as follows:
For those who have purchased 1000+ packs from the in-game shop. It's like a clubhouse combined with an accelerated product suggestion box
This is a long standing discord channel, and really have been the place to be for game related product suggestion box. In addition it has also been the core of what I like to call 'the community'. Yes, there is community outside of this chat, or outside of this 'exclusive' club, but many of us call this home as related to splinterlands. This is a social network related to this game. Honestly speaking, it is not THAT exclusive. 1000 packs is not much these days. However, I am not here to judge, whether it is a lot or not. I am just saying that is the criteria as it stands right now, for better or for worse.
Lately, due to the bear market and the asset price decline related to that, there have been a lot of animosity in that discord channel. It is NOT for one particular reason, but almost anything and everything. It was always a little bit like this, but lately there have been an increase of animosity. We collectively call it SALT. Its been high enough lately that Aggy recently have to stop by and request to cut it down as much as possible. There even have been rudimentary polls done to check if the mav chat is good or bad for the new player experience. Yes, the sample size is rather small, but I think we see the bias. There have been discussions about if the eligibility of the mav chat can be changed to staking 100K SPS minimum. I am not saying I am for or against this, until a suggestion have been made formally. Regardless, to make a point of staking SPS, today I have bought 400K SPS and staked. I won't be selling this anything soon. If fact, I don't think I have ever sold any SPS.
Mind you, there have been lot of effort going on behind the scenes to improve new player experience. We don't see it, because none of it have been implimented yet. Also honestly, the new players do not see Mav Chat. This is a fact. However, the Salt still spills over to other channels and the broader part of the community. There are people, for various reasons, had to sell their collection at the depth of the bear market. I am sure there is good reasons for it. I feel sorry for you. But that is all that I can do. While I am empathetic to your life situation and loss, I can't fix it. You will have to deal with it yourself.
And maybe, perhaps, you are better off fixing your issue yourself and with your friends and family, as opposed to sitting on discord all day! Just a thought. I can't tell you what to do. You do what is best for you.
What can we do?
Lately there have been a lot of proposals regarding 'fixing' the economy of the game. It almost follows the same political campaign: "Make #### great again!"; you can put whatever in the ####. You can put America, China, Splinterlands, DAO whatever you want. My point is that this is a negative campaign. Why? Because you assume that IT IS BROKEN! So now we fix it!!
Or even worse! You break it first, and then you campaign to fix it! How convenient!
I don't know about you, but if it is my product, my country, my family, my home; I'd would be a bit offended by this type of campaign. Who are you to come to my house and call it broken? That is all I am saying.
I am not here to point at a problem though. That is not my style. I will suggest some solution.
- Consider respecting the Splinterlands team, they are doing their job
- Assume positive intent (yes, I know, you are asking me to do the same, I am) from the team
- Consider respecting your fellow player/stakeholder
- Consider not being a 'wallflower' and have a bit of a thicker skin, meaning, when people ask direct questions, doesn't mean they are after you personally, or being confrontational, or being a bully. Again, assume positive intent
That's about it. See it is not too much to ask. See, I didn't say how much you need to stake, how much your card collections are, do you own alpha/gold foil cards or not. No, none of that. Simple. I think if we can do this, we can get rid of most of the salt.
Also please don't be a net extractor of value, try to contribute and add value. Market doesn't care about your personal loss. Market doesn't care about my personal loss. Market is going to market, we can't predict that. A good friend of mine once said:
You do you, universe will do universe!
I take that word seriously. I hope you do that same.