Just play the damn game!!

Just play the damn game!!

This may not be a popular viewpoint or a post. I am comfortable with that. This is not going to a rant either, as I do not do rant. I like to keep things simple. I play Splinterlands because I like to play the game. I play everyday. I am not a good player, I am about average. However, I am playing this game for a long time, so perhaps I can offer some game related experience, just because of the length of time I am here. People who are playing the game too much, the scholars, I like to say, take a bit of a break from the game from time to time, and enjoy some free time. People who were good players once, and now given their account to a bot, I like to say, maybe may manual once in a while and keep practice. Otherwise, some day, during a face-to-face tournament, when you will get thumped by a 13 year old Asian kid, you will feel quite bad as an old fart (I am old, so I am comfortable in saying that!). You see, it is all about balance.

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I have multiple scholars (players who play my delegated decks), and majority of my cards are delegated to them. So my personal account doesn't have a lot of the key cards. In particular I don't have the beta cards. I still play Wild without them for a long time, but lately I got tired of losing Wild games and the amount of effort it takes to move this account to Champions without the beta cards, have been overwhelming. Therefore, I have decided to purchase a few beta cards. Most of the betas you are seeing above is something I have purchsed yesterday. There are still some rentals, but renting is a involved process and requires a lot of time. So yesterday, I just given up and purchased a few of the cards again!

I am still renting about 3200 DEC/day worth of cards for myself (cards that I already own, but have them delegated!) That is less than $3/day (at current prices, slightly more than $3 at peg prices). Trouble is, if I buy those cards, it will cost me about $9,000 today! So, if I do a simple calculation (and simplicity is wrong I am told), and assume rental is the best form of ROI, then it would take me $9000/$3 = 3000 days to breakeven!! So, please tell me ladies and gentlemen, why will people buy these expensive beta cards? I don't know about you, but in 8 years time, this game will likely look completely different or will not exist.

I bought them because I love to play them. However, in terms of ROI, there is no reason to buy expensive beta cards at these prices.

Do we complain too much?

Yes, we do! Last few days if you peek into the Maverick channel you will know what I mean. Everyone have an opinions and they all think their way is the RIGHT WAY. They all think game is getting ruined because game makers are not following their perfect plan! To this I have something to offer to those Mavericks:

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

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I would also like to add that everyone is a warrior behind the keyboard. When I meet most of you in the real world, you all seem nice and quite timid :)

This is a round about way of saying. Yes, you all have opinions and you are entitled to them. But please stop pushing your agenda too hard in every direction (because then there will be no net movement).Also please consider getting off of discord a little bit if you can. It is fall in the northern hemisphere, weather is hopefully nice. Get out there and have some fun please. When you are done, consider playing some Splinterlands yourself, by hand, hopefully using a mouse and keyboard. You will see that you are contributing and having fun! This is a good game, and it is here to stay.

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That's a good step to utilize the current market situation. Definitely with more bonus these beta will give higher return in future! I am also palanning to have Diamond decks for splinter teams but most of the hands are now lacking liquid dollars as they are stacked to different cryptos like me😥
By the way, best of luck in your endeavours.
!PIZZA

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Dude! I recommend you step up your game :)

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Haters gotta hate and moaners gotta moan.
When I rent cards I am a decent enough player, but I have not invested in buying cards to get the power to go up the leagues.
As a consequence, I just play the game from time to time.

It is a fun game, and if people think they can do better, then they should walk the talk and make their own game!

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ROFL so true! Right on point 🤣

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Yeah, I have seen 13 year old teenagers less complaining than that :)

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Far too many people are using bots, and then complaining - just play, have some fun and learn to lose mano-a-mano :D

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Taraz, just visiting Mav channel is getting unproductive by the day! It used to be an instructive place, now it is just a place of ROI hunters and keyboard warrior experts! I have to stop going there, but the downside to that is loudest voice will persist.

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Yeah, I can spend any time there. I tried, but it reminds me of some of the conversations on Steem in the past....

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But hey notice

Current price of 1000 DEC is 1.8296199999999998 SWAP.HIVE ($0.917723).

10% more and we are above peg :)

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I don't have DEC, so it doesn't help me much at this point :) If it changes the economy for the better is still yet to be seen.

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Yes, the thought is above peg people will have to burn SPS to get DEC. The only two ways to buy cards. Credits and DEC. You can't buy cards with SPS. All regular players now only earns SPS. So they must burn SPS. Reducing the supply and helping the price.

That's the economy.

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I am similar to you, I prefer to just own my cards rather than search out rentals, but some of the decent cards are so pricey that I need to rent them but I keep forgetting the renewals. lol

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Owning your own cards is always better! When I used to play the strategy I used to follow was rent the more pricey cards - play tournaments and use the rewards from the tournaments to buy up the cards I wanted one card at a time. It seems a very lengthy process but trust me very soon you’ll see you are renting lesser and lesser cards.

Although the dynamics of the game has probably changed a lot since I last played, but the general idea should still apply.

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This may not be the purpose of this article, but I believe that a future will come when it will be more beneficial to have the right card assets. In fact, the implementation of Land should be the first step in that direction.

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I am not a good player, I am about average.

Modesty adorns a person!
Good luck with your games!

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“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

😂😂😂😂

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Fantastic weather here in NYC this week, it is like you blessed us with this post. Low 70s and sunny, barely a cloud in sight.

Has been nice to get away from the computer, but my rankings have suffered. Well there's always next season.

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game will always be here, weather comes and goes..

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