Splinterlands April 5 release update overview and analysis
Just read through the April 5 release update notes and wanted to share a quick analysis of what stood out for me.
1. Quicker release frequency
To me the most important part of their update (which was shared on the Discord, not in the link above), is that they have successfully shifted to a two week release schedule. This is awesome and it means we'll be getting updates twice a month going forwards. I work at a tech company where we have daily releases (sometimes even multiple times daily) so I know there's still a way to go to increase velocity (though frankly I think daily is too frequent) but this is a fantastic step forwards for the Splinterlands team.
2. Update Splinterlands shop to be ready for the final Waka sale
Obviously this is one of the big updates. The excitement around the Waka sale was quite a bit muted after the AtomicHub bomb (get it? get it??), however I think the Splinterlands team did a good job of learning and making the best possible correction. I'm excited to see if the cards will be purchased or if any will be burned as a result of not getting sold. The cards selling & the cards burning are both bullish for Waka, and therefore I don't see them not selling out. @aggroed even said he might buy some himself.
3. Enemy found screen will now mask opposing player
I think this one is huge. It's hard to estimate the impact of bots and tools that assist players in card selection, but I am sure it's non-trivial. Personally, I don't use bots because it's more fun for me to play with my own skill. Same thing with poker for me - I know I can use some tools to get closer to Game Theory Optimal, but then it makes the game less fun for me. In my opinion this is a great change that won't completely remove bot advantages but should significantly impact them.
4. Improvements to tournament filters
Thank you thank you thank you! This one's been annoying for anyone who likes to sift through the tournaments page trying to find tournaments with the right mix of requirements and rewards. Nice Quality of Life improvement.
5. Integrating Coinbase Wallet log-in
As the developers not, this does not mean SPS is getting listed on Coinbase (that's for later, right? 🤣). However it is great to see integration with another popular wallet to help improve accessibility.
They've also made some updates to streamline the account creation process which will facilitate user onboarding.
6. Improve API performance (for Peakmonsters)
I have noticed some slowness recently when using Peakmonsters, so it's great to see that some of these issues seem to be getting addressed (specifically the active_rentals API call and another issue for the for_sale_by_card API where cards would occasionally not display correctly). Peakmonsters and the other 3rd party marketplaces are phenomenal and integral to the user experience and growth of Splinterlands, so I'm glad they're prioritizing these improvements.
7. Multiple QoL (Quality of Life) updates
In addition to the above, they're releasing multiple smaller QoL features as well as fixing several bugs, including:
- Better brawl mechanics to prevent battles from getting stuck
- SPS/DEC conversion price now will show correct price on Transak UI
- Players won't get matched against themselves in Ranked battles (rare bug)
- Champion Leaderboard display fixed
- No pop-up for duplicate battle processing in ranked battles
- Ability to dismiss 'Gifts' screen pop-up
- If you have 2 of the same card at same level, card selector will pick most recently used one to prevent both from going on cooldown
- Spelling error fixes to various Lore entries
- Bigger onmouseover target for information (i) bubbles
The operators doing V2K with remote neural monitoring want me to believe this lady @battleaxe is an operator. She is involved in the same discord groups around @fyrstikken and friends. Her discord is Battleaxe#1003. Shes in some groups with seemingly detached characters that dont even acknowledge the others in the group, looking oddly staged. She starts projects and does nothing with it or the delegations after its used to sway people. Like @steempowertwins does<------fake along with her @teamgood <------fake. No substance in her comments and has a following that adores her for what? Life coach she is not nor is she insightful with any meaningful skills to follow. Ruler of pixie dust maybe? I would like for someone to show me but probably wont out fear maybe? @fyrstikken groups around him down voted me into censored and not viewable on my accounts as soon I told what they were doing.
I cant prove @battleaxe is the one directly doing the V2K and RNM. Doing it requires more than one person at the least. It cant be done alone. She cant prove she is not one of the ones doing V2K because she cant and could care less. I guarantee she knows this is going around and still wont prove it because she cant. Many of us here can prove what they have been doing to survive the past 5 years. What does she live off of? It definitely isnt in public view here.
I was drugged in my home covertly, it ended badly. They have been trying to kill me using RNM with applied V2K mental games while revealing as many accessories to the crime as they can. I bet nobody does anything at all. Ask @battleaxe to prove it. I bet she wont. Pretty serious accusations to just blow off and leave the crypto community hanging in fear of this danger.
They want me to believe the V2K and RNM in me is being broadcast from her location. And what the fuck is "HOMELAND SECURITY" doing about this shit? I think stumbling over their own dicks maybe? Just like they did and are doing with the Havana Syndrome. They should start by looking at the communications between the top witnesses of Hive and the connection to @fyrstikken groups. Google his fucking name and see where his other interests lie around at least once maybe? The connections between @fyrstikken groups and all the exchanges built for Hive? Bet that would reveal some crazy ball less nutty shit. Homeland security should start preparing for their own incarcerations seeing how sloppy this was done. Patriot act my ass. Think we are really fools? Bad position your not getting out of. Dont be last to blow the whistle. Who will protect you?
People in and around @fyrstikkens groups are reckless and should have shown the proper media what they had before taking me hostage for 5 long torturing years and counting. That is a long time to wait for someone to die.
What would you say while having a gun pointed at your head from an undisclosed location? Have people find it? My hands are tied while they play like children with a gun to my head. Its a terrorist act on American soil while some yawn and say its not real or Im a mental case. Many know its real. This is an ignored detrimental to humanity domestic threat. Ask informed soldiers in the American military what their oath is and why nothing is being done. Nobody has I guess. Maybe someone told ill informed soldiers they cant protect America from military leaders in control that have ill intent. How do we protect locked up soldiers prevented from telling the truth from being treated as criminals? Not to mention civilians we let our leaders treat the same way. https://ecency.com/fyrstikken/@fairandbalanced/i-am-the-only-motherfucker-on-the-internet-pointing-to-a-direct-source-for-voice-to-skull-electronic-terrorism-terrorism
Thanks for this breakdown. I can't do better, it's perfect !PIZZA
Let me share some comments on those:
As you said this is really a good move for being a more reputable game. Cause as Matt said they are moving beyond a game at some point, a DEFI portal. I think also weekly updates should be the final achievement.
I can add to that with what Matt said, this is the beginning of the built-in market space of Splintrlands upgrade; lands, totems, packs etc!
For most free bots this doesn't mean anything, bots collect general data of winning teams and choose the most winning team on that rulesets. But I think there are custom bots that calculates also the rivals deck and play style and that's a little bit toxic. This would hopefuly fix that!
I'm using a basic bot that plays the obvious winning decks when I'm at work or have something to do. This is basicaly enlisting my pc to serve as an AI player that is not so competent but playing the obvious :)
Wax is removed 🙄 Does that mean anyting? Also adding coinbase wallet is a nice move.
That's the biggest improvement for me because I rent a lot to test high-meta cards and play in higher leagues. I want to always have the advantage over all rent bots and auto CP so being fast is the most important thing.
That's nice improvement, one of the most annoying bug!
yeah, please :)
Thank you! Of course they had to drop the most AWESOME news about listing a pair on Crypto.com one day afterwards 🤣
Yeah, Aggroed was like not showing any signs of that, yet that is kinda huge 😂
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Thank you sir!