Splinterlands Guild Store - a place to spend your Brawl Rewards!

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Excitement is building as the Gladiators train for their first Arena battles throughout the great Guilds of Praetoria! Battle Mages are providing good business for the newly opened Guild Stores, equipping themselves with various magical artifacts to give their guilds an edge over rivals. There's plenty of inventory, so get down to your local Guild Store and satisfy that shopping itch today!

In case you missed it, Brawls 2.0 testing is currently open to Mavericks. There's still time to join before the first test Brawl starts! Details here: https://peakd.com/splinterlands/@cryptomancer/splinterlands-brawls-testing-20-now-open-to-the-mavs

In this post we explore some details about the upcoming Brawls 2.0 features (not yet released at the time of writing).


Introducing the Guild Store

The Store is one of two new guild buildings added in the Brawls 2.0 update. Leveling it up will provide 2 main benefits to guilds:

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  1. Merit bonuses - The higher the Store level, the more Merits you will win as rewards for Brawl participation. In order to be eligible to receive Merits, your guild must have at least a level 1 Store, so constructing this building right away should be a priority.

  2. Store items - Reaching certain levels will unlock new items, which will then be purchasable in the Store. Guilds should strive to reach Store level 2 as quickly as possible, as that unlocks Gladius Cases for purchase.

Wait what are Merits?

Brawls 2.0 adds a new type of individual Brawl reward called Merits. Merits are a non-transferable guild currency used to buy items in the Guild Store. Everyone who participates in a Brawl will receive Merits when the Brawl ends.

So there are now two types of Brawl rewards: guilds themselves win Crowns, and the individuals within the guild win Merits. As Brawling is a team sport, every participant in a given guild will receive the same amount of Merits, regardless of win / loss / draw record. However, these amounts will differ from guild to guild.

The Brawl Rewards pop up provides an estimate of how many Merits you can expect to receive under ideal conditions:

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Important: to receive Merits, you must submit all your teams for a given Brawl! So if you're the forgetful type, set an alarm, have a guild member ping you, or something... because you want those Merits! You will still get Merits if an opponent surrenders/flees, and for defending an empty Fray (i.e. a Fray that no other guilds fill).

Merits Calculation

The amount of Merits each guild member will receive is calculated as follows:

Merits = (Crowns won X 500 X Store bonus multiplier) / (number of Frays in the Brawl)

The number of Frays in the Brawl depends on the Tier of the Brawl (from 1 to 5 stars):

FraysBrawl Tier
131 Star
162 Star
183 Star
214 Star
255 Star

Example Merits Calculation

Let's say your guild won 22 Crowns in a 2 Star Brawl, and filled 14 out of the 16 available Frays. Unfortunately, one guild member had a family emergency and wasn't able to play the Brawl. So only 13 guild members submitted all teams. And, further, let's say the guild has a level 3 Store.

Then total Merits per guild member = (22 x 500 x 1.4) / 16 = 962.5

So each of the 13 guild members who fully participated will receive 963 Merits (rounded to the nearest whole number).

~ As Brawls 2.0 hasn't been released at the time of writing, Splinterlands reserves the right to change the Merits calculation and Store bonuses before release if necessary! ~

Buying Store Items

To go shopping at your Guild Store, click the VISIT STORE button from the guild building page, or navigate to the GUILD tab of the Splinterlands shop screen (the GUILD tab will not be visible unless you belong to a guild that has at least a level 1 Store):

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Store items cost a mix of both Merits and Crowns. Items purchasable for Crowns are things that benefit the guild as a whole. Items purchasable for Merits will benefit individual players.

At launch, there will be 4 items available, unlocked gradually as the Store levels up. We plan to add more items over time, some of which may have benefits outside of Brawls (for example, land production bonuses and such).

The items available at launch are:

  • Gladius Cases - Gladiator card packs. Like the Gladiators themselves, Gladius Cases are SoulBound (cannot be transferred to other accounts or sold on external marketplaces).
  • Spy Glasses - Useful magical gadgets sold for Crowns, which allow your guild to spy on other guilds during the Prep Stage. Guild Leaders should strive to always keep a couple of these on hand.
  • Blood Stones - an analogue of Legendary Potions, these magical stones allow Battle Mages to double their chances of receiving Legendary cards when opening Gladius Cases.
  • Power Stones - an analogue of Alchemy Potions, Battle Mages use these to focus their concentration and double the chances of receiving Gold Foil cards when opening Gladius Cases.

Note: Legendary Potions and Alchemy Potions DO NOT work on Gladius Cases.

Spy Glasses - those sound cool!

Your Guild Leader can purchase any amount of Spy Glasses to assist your guild in preparing for Brawls. Each Spy Glass can be used for the duration of 1 Brawl, and they activate automatically at the beginning of each Brawl's Prep Stage. So if your Guild Leader purchases 5 Spy Glasses, all guild members will be able to take advantage of them for the next 5 Brawls (NOT the current Brawl).

It will be obvious if your guild has an active Spy Glass:

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In this example, your guild has use of a Spy Glass for the current Brawl (indicated by the ACTIVE status), and for the next 2 Brawls after this one (2 more uses left).

To spy on enemy guilds, click on another guild's heraldry banner at the top of the screen:

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The screen will switch to the Brawl view for that guild, and show you all their Fray assignments. You can click on the STOP SPYING button to return to your own guild:

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Oh, when a Spy Glass is active you can also see how many Frays other guilds have filled by hovering your mouse over the guild banners:

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Wow, I better get shopping!

Yes, you'd better... on the QA test server at least. Look for Guild Stores to be launching soon, along with the rest of the features in the upcoming Brawls 2.0 update!

Next week we'll take a closer look at the other features in Brawls 2.0, including Barracks Tactics and the Gladiator cards themselves.

And if you're not already in our game Discord, feel free to stop on by and say hello, our awesome community will give you a warm welcome:

Official Splinterlands Discord: https://discord.gg/A6yNcVqbU6




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every participant in a given guild will receive the same amount of Merits, regardless of win / loss / draw record.

It would be nice if winning counted for something.
ex: 100% winrate in the fray = 100% reward || 0% winrate = 25% reward

I think this idea is reasonable considering merits are called merits

I'd also prefer if someone wasn't considered a participant if they didn't actually participate,
so I agree on this part: to receive Merits, you must submit all your teams for a given Brawl!


There seems to be a glaring issue with calculation though.
I could start a 'solo' guild and get the entire 500xCrowns amount?
Even if it were only 3 crowns, I think that's going to be quite a lot.
So I can just go lose all my battles and get 1500 'merits'?
This sounds like botfarm territory.
Please include win/loss.

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Winning does count for something. That's how your guild gets Crowns, and the amount of Crowns won directly determines how many Merits get handed out. So if your guild doesn't win many matches, it won't get many Crowns, and you yourself won't get many Merits.

We decided each guild member should get the same amount of Merits because that's the only real fair way to distribute them, given that members are likely to have a different number of battles if some guilds don't fill all Frays.

If a participant does not actually submit teams for their matches (i.e. they don't really participate), they won't get any Merits.

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Yes! Thank you so much for having each guild member get the same amount of merits. I shouldn't be punished for defending a gold slot that most of the other guilds don't enter. Also, going by win percentage generally doesn't work either because higher level and gold slots generally have tougher competition.

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Imho that's how guilds should be, grow together!

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Yes, that's true, you could do that. It's likely your solo guild would come in dead last and win very few crowns though... which means it would take forever to level up your buildings, so you will be progressing at a very slow rate and maybe getting enough Merits for 1 gladiator pack every 5-10 days. So I suppose I wouldn't view that as being any different from a low-level bot that just grinds ranked matches all day long. And remember you still have to pay DEC to make the guild and at least get a level 1 Store & Arena, so there is an entry cost associated with doing this.

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This sounds cool! Brawls are already fun, curious to see how will this chamge the gameplay.

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So many cool and awesome things coming soon! I can't wait to see it and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. 😛

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what could be that gladiator packs contains? so exciting

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The Guild Store is live, that's great! But what's that? The Info shows the Guild Hall info? There is no Guild Store info available?! and the DEC do not add up properly (or the level shown is not proper)?

I'll share this here, because it's the easiest for sharing it with my guild.

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Should we check with game support about this issue?

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Yes, I did. They did not directly react, yet it looks like it is solved.

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