Splinterlands AMA Summary - August 27th, 2021 - 9PM Eastern

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AMA Summary

  • Speakers: Aggroed, Yabapmatt
  • Recording Link:
  • Main Topics:
    • Scaling & Growth Update
    • Chaos Legion Updates
    • DEC Economy Review
    • EYECANDY
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    Chaos Legion
    • Pre-sale
      • Will have a set number aside of packs for the pre-sale
      • Everyday a certain amount of packs will be available to purchase
      • Your SPS staked compared to total SPS staked will earn you vouchers on how many packs you can purchase per day
      • Vouchers will be tokens and will be tradable
      • 1 Voucher = 1 Card Pack
      • Card packs will cost the initial cost (~$2) and one voucher
      • Pre-sale may run for around a whole month
        • Packs will be airdropped to everyone who buys with voucher and the cost
      • TLDR; More SPS Staked = More Vouchers
    • Can buy packs with credits and DEC (See DEC section about reevaluation)
    • Burn rates will be lower than Untamed
      • Going to decouple burn rates with collection power
      • Collection power will be the same as Untamed, the burn rate will be lower though
    • Chaos Legion packs and cards will count towards the SPS airdrop

    DEC:
    • Team will be making an overall review of DEC and its economy in the near-future
      • This would affect tournament costs, card packs, potions, guild buildings, etc...
    • Team can't control the actual price of the DEC
      • They want to see prices stay high and increase
      • Team will develop Chaos Legion economy based on the DEC market
    • Looking into new options to buy DEC within Splinterlands!

    SPS:
    • Team is trying to get out more SPS rewards - ranked play & tournaments first
      • Liquidity pools will be next focus
    • The recent 20 million increase was due to the 10% release of the private investors
      • 10% gets released every month - 20 million
      • Other supply increases are all included in the SPS Whitepaper
    • Looking into new options to buy SPS within Splinterlands!
    • Matt will look into getting the SPS tournament pool started for SPS tournaments!

    Scaling & Growth:
    • All servers are upgraded and can support the load balance
    • Putting in a lot of work still into Customer Support
    • Looking into bridge issues and trying to limit them as much as possible
    • Looking into adding additional security
    • Bringing on more developers and more team members! 🚀

    Brawls Update:
    • Brawls v2 rollout went smooth - Props to @cryptomancer! 🙌
    • Gladiators can only be used in guild brawls and not in any other types of battles
      • They are also soulbound which means you can't buy, sell, or trade them
    • Merits are based a guild's arena level
      • Higher arena level's earn more merits since they can earn more crowns

    Battles & Tournaments:
    • Will consider allowing different game formats to be created in the future
      • Example: Choose your own rule set

    Reward Cards:
    • Will have the updated burn rates (see Chaos Legion)
    • Will have the new Chaos Legion frames
    • Nate just finished all the artwork and frames and sent off to Matt - See eye candy below!
    • Yabamatt is working really hard to get these out as soon as possible!

    Credits:
    • Can't be converted to DEC or SPS due to legality issues

    Quest Potion Change:
    • The quest potion allows you to earn without buying cards
    • This goes against everything in regards to the game and the play-to-earn concept
    • The goal should be to increase your account's rating to increase your league
    • Team was profiting at the expense of players and instead, they want to profit along players!

    BOTS:
    • People own the bots the assets on those accounts so the team can't control them
      • Taking this aspect away would take away the decentralized aspect
    • Team does want to review the bots impact though to limit how they affect the gameplay

    Season Rewards:
    • Reminder: End of season rewards will be based on where you rank at the end of the season starting next season!
    • Primary reason for season reward change is to support the new cooldown mechanics
    • Team will review the impact of this change overtime

    Hive Engine NFT Feature:
    • NFT feature is done - been done for a bit actually
    • Outpost is going live on Saturday!
    • Aggroed would love to award stuff all the time without ruining the game
    • Integrating NFT's Into Splinterlands will be figured out later

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    Interesting Remarks During AMA

    • "The more we grow, the slower and more careful we have to be" -Yabamatt
    • "We don't want to profit off of players, we want to profit along with players" -Yabamatt


    • Matt has really big economy spreadsheets!

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    • Most proud moment/achievement:
      • Aggroed loves the growth we've been experiencing and the way the Mavericks and the rest of the community has stepped up to welcome all the new players!
      • Yabamatt is proud that Splinterlands has created opportunities for players

    • Most common complaint: "People want to achieve the highest return with the lowest amount invested, and to do that, they want to eliminate all their competitors"
      • The highest earnings are from those overcome it

    😍 Chaos Legion EYECANDY 😍

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    • Chaos Legion will show more artwork, less frame in the way
    • Icon on top indicates it is a Chaos Legion card
      • Green means it is a Chaos Legion Reward card
    • At the bottom of the card, there will be little runes to explain more Lore details of the card
      • Race, culture, etc...

    😍 Animations EYECANDY 😍

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    Potential Backlog For Splinterlands Dev Team

    Minor Tasks:
    • Add small icon to let players know they are in an active event that requires an action (Cryptomancer)¹
    • Add DEC pegged value in marketplace so players have an ideal how much DEC would be required to buy a card, or how much they will receive if selling a card¹
    • Add a new setting to allow players to change the sound volume¹
    • Fix Hive Engine packs not being displayed properly¹
    • Add functionality to automatically stake your max balance
    Bigger Tasks:
    • Output more accurate error messaging and possibly include resources to alleviate the issue¹

    ¹ = Carried Over From Previous AMA's

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    Next AMA - Friday, September 3rd, 2PM EST (6PM UTC)



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    Great job as always! Small correction concerning the first eye candy Chaos legion card. The green colour means it's a "Reward" subset of the Chaos Legion set :)

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    Reward subset as in part of the next Reward cards to be released? Or part of the CL pre-sale? I was a little confused what Nate meant on that.

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    bot
    It affects the economy more than you think.
    100 IDs per day, 100 free quest boxes, 3000+1800 boxes per month, season rewards
    Why do we have to rank the champions?
    plz ban bot

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    How is this any different from a person playing these accounts though? They have to buy the cards that are used on these accounts, so it is the same thing.

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    Great work my man, this is such a valuable service I hope the community rewards your effort with like a bajillion upvotes!

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    Impressive post! Thank you for that.

    Recording Link: TBD

    How long till the recording is up? :)

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    Monster AMA - Great Work...

    ....as usual - EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE

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    I know, the weekly AMA's get me so excited every Friday 😅

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    Is there a rough estimate of when Chaos Legion will be released? The land also looks interesting I'm guessing that will be incorporated toward the end of the year or earlyish next year? Thank you, I am new and haven't read anything on timelines yet.

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    Chaos Legion pre-sale will be sometime next month. That will last about a month they said, so that means CL probably won't be in game until end of October in my mind.

    Land will probably be sometime early next year. If sooner, that would be awesome!

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    Thank you for your engagement on this post, you have recieved ENGAGE tokens.

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    Thanks for summarizing all of this bro! Super helpful to just whip through! The new artwork and animations look so good/stabby!

    I don't have any bots myself, but I've never quite understood people's issues with them... I have to imagine that game connection times would be way longer without them... and the bot owners have to be super smart about how they pick cards for each ruleset variation, I'm sure that would break my brain.

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    awesome summary - can't wait for the chaos legion release! Anyone any idea on how much SPS we need to get one voucher? <3

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    Nope, gonna have to wait for more details to be announced before we can really determine this!

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    Thank you very much bry, these kinds of information are key and thanks for the concise summary.

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    What will be the minimum SPS to enjoy the airdrop? Are under 1000 SPS useless?

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    Based on what they said, there doesn't seem to be any minimum. If you have SPS staked, you will receive at least a fraction of a voucher.

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    Thanks, good to know, any info on pack print run?

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    Nope, this is all the information we have so far.

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    New cards looks amazing congrats team

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