Changelog - Bug fixes & Brawls 2.0 follow-up enhancements

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Greetings from the Splinterlands! During the recent maintenance we did to improve game performance, we took the opportunity to release a whole batch of small fixes & some adjustments in response to player feedback on Brawls 2.0. Here's a short summary of the changes:

  • Made Brawls intro animations a bit smaller and slightly reduced the volume of associated sound effects.
  • Added user setting to toggle Brawl animations on/off.
  • Fixed POWER bar on battle history screen back to its original blue-ish color.
  • Guild members screen will now only show the most recent 100 items for blocked / join requests / invites. This will make management easier for Guild Officers & Leaders.
  • Added a "remove all" button at top of JOINED column for the guild members screen, to remove all outstanding requests at once, as a convenience feature for those guilds that are getting overwhelmed by join requests.
  • Fixed bug that awards DEC when there is a Draw in ranked battles (now there is no DEC given to either player in that case).
  • Added filters for SPS balance history tab.
  • Made Merits distribution proportional to how many flees there are (no longer all or nothing like it was previously; more details on this below).
  • Altered guild building contribution rules so that Arena / Barracks / Store can have DEC contributed during all phases of a Brawl (just can't actually level up until Brawl is over).
  • Fixed issue with loading USD prize values when creating tournaments from a pre-existing template.
  • Made entry fees required for tournaments. It is no longer possible to create a tournament with FREE ENTRY.
  • Tournaments now have a hard cap of 1000 entrants (even when created without a cap explicitly set).

Here's more details about some of these:


Merits Distribution

For a refresher of what Merits are and how they are calculated, please refer to this post:

https://peakd.com/splinterlands/@cryptomancer/splinterlands-guild-store-a-place-to-spend-your-brawl-rewards

Previously, Merits were only awarded to guild members who entered all teams for their Brawl. This led to some player concerns about losing Merits due to accidental flees caused by system issues and whatnot. So the distribution algorithm has been amended as follows, effective from the current ongoing Brawl:

Full Merits will be awarded to guild members who submit teams for at least 75% of their Fray battles. If you submit less than 75% of your battles (i.e. more than 25% are flees), then the amount of Merits you receive will be reduced proportionally.

Let's look at some examples. Say your guild won 30 Crowns in a 2 Star Brawl and has a level 3 Store.

Then total Merits per guild member = (30 x 500 x 1.4) / 16 = 1312.5

So each of the guild members who fully participate (enter all teams) will receive 1313 Merits (rounded to the nearest whole number).

This chart shows how many Merits you would receive under different circumstances:

Total BattlesTeams EnteredPercentageMerits Received
5480%Full Merits = 1313
8675%Full Merits = 1313
5360%0.6 * 1313 = 788
5120%0.2 * 1313 = 263
2150%0.5 * 1313 = 657

Note: you don't get penalized if your opponent flees and you automatically get a win. That counts as a submitted team for your Merit Reward. Also, if you don't have any battles because no other guilds filled your Fray, you still get full Merits as a reward for defending an empty Fray.


Turning off Brawl animations

Some players have expressed a preference for skipping Brawl intro animations. Well, now you can! Simply toggle this new setting:

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Guild Member Management

Popular guilds these days are dealing with hundreds, and even thousands, of join requests. Lucky you! We recommend switching your guild settings to Invite Only if you are having trouble keeping up with the requests. If it's getting too overwhelming, you can now delete all pending requests in one fell swoop with this new button visible to Guild Officers & Leaders:

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This works for the BLOCKED, JOIN REQUESTS, and INVITES columns.


And that's it for now. I hope you are enjoying your journey in the Splinterlands, and look forward to facing you on the field of battle!



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awesome work @cryptomancer ... this is really thoughtful and well designed. I like how you are always listening for feedback and most of the time respond in a very positive way. These changes are very much welcome, especially the flee one that has caused a lot of angst! Thank you for all your efforts.

ps... I love the animations and particularly the music... so maybe some wanted it off, but I'm thrilled its still there! :)

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My pleasure, I love being able to help the game constantly evolve and improve over time! The big ticket items on our roadmap like SPS, Lands, and Chaos Legion are certainly top priority, but it's good to also find the time to fit in some little tweaks and things to make everyone's life easier as we go along.

I figured if I didn't add a way to turn off the animations, @byzantinist would never stop bugging me about it. 😅

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Look at this fucking "bro club" dickface. The richest wallets of SL, constantly feeding the other richest wallets of SL, with endless ass licking circle-jerk tickles of their buttholes. Both on-chain, but especially in their special circle-jerks on discord, which can be controlled even more precisely and to their every wish and command - a place where they hold the keys to everyone else's future and are willing to oppress, silence, harass and group bully others to their liking in secret, while still maintaining a cult following with their two-faced smiley faces. The main weapon of their choice at teamshithole - building a discord technological enslavement grid, where they get to choose who can and cant speak, when they can speak and to whom, and in what context, where they have a "facade" of democratic decision making, while his whore mistress controls everything in private by constantly manipulating it all (including your limp dick).....

Don't you fucking dare have a fucking opinion that goes against uncle dictator dave and his whore mistress and @bestpartnerever. If you dare say anything about the dirty entitled whore who started out by pimping herself for crypto pennies, you will find yourself in a discord prison, with a life sentence to serve. Amazing what an entitled vagina can reap in rewards, from an obsessed pervert and limp dicked old man. You get to become unstoppable reward pool raping mega whales and SL multi-millionaires, by using "money" (in whatever form that takes) taken from others, "aka" other "communities" and individuals (by cheating them directly) to seed fund your success, and then greed compound it endlessly.

The dictator in chief, and leader of the pack of the "cult of Dave" and his mistress "bee-a-cheetah-cunty-thief-princess.....He sure does love @ilovepoorpeople! After all, that's how he tried to make his name from day one, by trying to enslave all the penny chasing "small fish", while promoting himself as "leader of the pack" once again....seems that someone has a huge ego and desire to control others and enforce their will on them though putting themselves at the top of every pyramid that can find/create. But of course, with a bribe system of promises, so that all the minions you control can worship you, and keep coming back for more. The perfect feeder system of "poor people".

I clearly remember the days, where you all acted like such virtue-signalling anti-reward pool rape victims.....but now, you have become the very thing you rallied and virtue-signal against.....HMMMMMMM, I WONDER WHY. FUCKING TWO-FACED HYPOCRTIES. Keep raping that reward pool, while trying to deny others with your control freak attitude, harassment and bullying campaigns - and all for your own self-interest and that filthy CUNT CRYPTO WHORE.

However, the real reason why he really loves "poor people" so much, is because he loves to control them and then entrap them into his enslavement grid guild, and no other reason. Out of pure selfish reasons and nothing else. The bribe system...always works when you find the right desperate people. The ponzi bribe system for "poor people". It never stops, when you make others rely on your "charity". Your love for "poor people" really touches our hearts...all that generosity generated by the cult of dave.

C'mon poor people, come kiss uncle Dave's feet so he can feed you.....the perfect charitable dictator. Have you been taking notes from the "elite" Sir? Oh yes you have, since you have directly copied the enslavement control model for your own self-interest, and the interests of your special circle-jerks of mother fuckers who sat back and watched the abuse in amusement while under the spell of the poisonous witch (and still do to this day, as you all still think its hilarious, as continuously mock and shame your victims at any opportunity you get) - The whore mistress that you have a permanent boner for. .. She pimped herself out like a cheap crypto whore for pennies under your "guidance" in the early days of your "schemes" on this blockchain. Then you turned that server where you conducted those operations and "schemes" into the teamshithole guild....And you were always there right behind her sniffing her panties everywhere she roamed, while constantly drooling at the mouth at the thought you might one day get to stick your limp dick in her. Congratulations, on finding the most wicked and poisonous witch on the blockchain, who tries to maintain that "innocent princess" persona.....but fails miserably like the fucking filthy whore that she is. She does have tremenedous success however, at getting her mangina body guards to do her manipulative dirty work for her while she hides in the shadows - magina wankers that is. They all line up to take turns at sniffing her panties.

And the "bro club" constantly slapping dicks with each other in public, while both abusing every part of the rewards system they can in private - or should I say in "secret". The "cult of Dave" and his gigantic monopolised guild structure where he has installed himself and head dictator and oppressor, with his whore bee-a-cheetah-cunt mistress by his side, who organised the rigging of matches and tournament/leaderbord results to hoard an immense amount of in-game assets - and most importantly the filthy scandal where they cheated their way to the top of the ladder, by using other peoples accounts to "flee" to their own accounts on the battlefield - you found the perfect foil (pardon the pun), in another desperate third world slave (you being his mentor), all at my direct expense.....not only that, but then also abusing, harassing and bullying them if they dare question anything directly, or anything they do or say on discord in general in your controlled mafia guild, and then conducting private kangaroo courts to drag peoples names through the mud, all while instilling a deep seeded hatred through brainwashing techniques into your disciples - the very tactics that all cult leaders use. The result of that abuse, is more power, influence and control, and more hateful abuse towards anyone who questions anything that either you, or you whore mistress get up to - in the "guild for the little people" - to those who dare question anything (the obvious to anyone with half a fucking brain cell) you then compound that abuse in the form of never-ending mud slinging lies in the shadows of discord (your DMS are bombarded with this hideous trash) to further enforce the beliefs of the disciples, ad in the plan of the "cult of Dave". The mangina panty sniffing supreme leader of the reward pool rape gang. And those kangaroo courts were held in secret, while the "accused" was completely stripped of any access to any parts of the guild he previously had access to, and was completely unaware that it was taking place. He was however eventually made aware of it in a twisted and disgusting attempt by the assigned gestapo agent "pigface stasi", in a "private" conversation where he demanded that the falsely accused was asked to "apologise" to the fucking disgusting bullies and thugs, where he was given an ultimatum and NO OHTER CHOICE. The verdict was already in - guilty as charged. There was no official word on what the "charges" actually were, there was no ability for them to defend against those "unknown charges", and the abusers and thugs themsleves were the judges and executioners. In other words, you charged your victim, with the crimes you yourselves committed. How's that for a twisted bunch of psychos. It is however thre nest way, to cover up your own crimes, by using as a cover story to play the victims of what you yourselves created.

Uncle Dave has created the perfect enslavement grid, by using bribes and "charity" and the "poor people" card to enrich himself. After he abused all of those "poor people" to the maximum possible threshold - after he milked that dry as much as he posssibly could with his lame promises of riches, he then started a GIGANTIC BOT FARM TO CONTINUOUSLY RAPE THE REWARDS POOL....Because there just weren't enough third world slaves around anymore. And the irony of that? Of course is that he was vehemently anti-bot publicly when he had those players playing for him, but then changed when that all changed. But that was the only reason why he changed his mind....Had nothing to do with his "principled" anti-bot rhetoric when self-interest came into play. Funny how that works.....

YOU are a mother fucking disgrace, and you did it all for your permanent boner of that filthy whore mistress that you are obsessed with...That's right folks, this piece of trash garbage, not only did all of the above, but he also trampled on the rights of others and the very existence of another "member" of his own guild. A founding member, that he purportedly told was his "friend", while he was shoving knives in their back and organising cheating and rigging of matches WHILE THEY WERE OFFLINE BEHIND THEIR BACK. Well, he sure did fuck that "friend" hard and good, and threw them under the bus, all for the direct benefit of himself and his whore mistress.

Can you please explain why all of these third world slaves LITERALLY CALL YOU "COACH"?...What were you coaching them in? Sounds very shady, when you consider all of the events that took place - oh yes folks, he "coached" them alright....coached them in match fixing - both he and his entitled vagina whore mistress of teamshithole. And that is how the bribe system works in this wonderland of the teamshithole mafia guild.

Add to that all of that abuse, harassment and gang bullying and you have a wonderful recipe for success. And this all happened, while you were in the full knowledge that your target was under the most intense stress in the time of a life threatening illness. Thats what super mother fucking pieces of trash that you truly are. And to this day, ZERO FUCKOING REMORSE or regret for any of it...In fact you would do it all again - that's how fucking pathetic you all are.

You chose self-interest, greed and that filthy vagina and her direct self-interest, over another persons life. And you continued with that attitude even when that said person was on their death bed and fighting for their life.

You are a fucking disgraceful human being and a total piece of garbage - and always will be, as you continue to control the narrative and refuse to show any fucking remorse for anything you both did, at the direct expense of another individual and their interests. Apparently only the cult of dave, and their interests matter at teamshithole.

That, is how fucking disgraceful you are. THAT, is who you are.

GO TO FUCKING HELL YOU LIMP DICKED MANGINA - Both you and your poisonous filthy whore mistress, or as you prefer to call her - your @bestpartnerever, and more recently "@queenofmonsters". The wallet of one of the biggest rewards pool rapists in the game - yet somehow, they have the "respect of the community". I guess everyone want a piece of that sweet sweet SPS action, no matter how it came about. And that's only a small portion of the "empire" of "poor people", dictator.

Hello Coach

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YOU DISGRACEFUL MOTHER FUCKING TURDS

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does a draw in ranked drain ECR?
I never thought to check, but if it does it might be better to split the reward between those 2 players instead of negating it, since there are a few rulesets where draw is likely to happen.

overall these changes look really good.

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Yes it does. It will also break your win streak too which is really annoying.

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Great fixes and improvements.

Very glad you can contribute DEC during all Brawl phases.

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Thanks for the ability to contribute DEC to Guild building during brawls.

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"Added user setting to toggle Brawl animations on/off."
Thank you for this. The animation is not bad but I don't like to see it too often.
Great fixes and improvements.

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Some players have expressed a preference for skipping Brawl intro animations. Well, now you can!

Awesome! Been wanting this option so bad.

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Awesome! Love what you do here @cryptomancer!
... all these little tweaks make for a smoother and more enjoyable player experience! Thank you!

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remove all requests... THANK YOU LORD!

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Love the post! Really in-depth, I am just getting introduced to the Guilds and this really helped out a lot!

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Will battles that ended with draw still cost erc? Its seem unfair.

Regardless, great work! I hated the animation (the animation is great... But a bit of time consuming) and happy that im now allowed to turn it off.

Thank you!

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If anyone's wondering Brawl animation is for the Guild Brawl battle in Splinterlands.

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Really appriciate the developers constantly adding new things to the game. Can't wait to see how big this game gets a couple months down the line! Always improving user experiance and gaining a ton of new users every month. Highly slept on, one of the best play to earn games out there.

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