Splinterlands - Starting out six before Chaos Legion was released.
Splinterlands is tough to get started with. At least, it was when I began. The Untamed and Dice packs were sold out and the Chaos Legion was a month away. So how could I make any progress? With little guidance, I did what I thought everyone had to do. I started to BUY cards. At first, I only bought one card. I liked the Earth deck and thought a healer would be a great addition. I bought Wood Nymph for just under $10. It was my first mistake in Splinterlands!
Mistake or money well spent?
It was a mistake. It cost me close to $10 and now sells for around $2.50, but it still helped me a lot. This single card got me winning games more consistently.
I was a full week in before I discovered card rentals. And that changed everything! I now had access to so many more cards and could start planning ahead. My lofty aim, reach Bronze II.
Battle after battle went by. My win ratio was good, and with enough power rented for Bronze II, soon my first daily reward came along. I got... 2 credits. 2 credits? How could the rewards be so low? Perhaps it was a one-off. I stayed another day in Bronze II, completed the daily challenge, and this time I got... 1 credit. Something isn't right here. I started to learn more.
So, Silver III is where I need to be. But 15,000 power? That's a lot. I started renting more. I finally made it. And then, on my first day in Silver III I realised that this is where I needed to be. My rewards for the daily challenge? 27 DEC and a Gargoya Devil. It might not sound much, but it gave me the belief that perseverence with this game would work long term!
Not long after that, I met @Shadow346 and I joined her guild. I've never looked back. The guild, Illusions of the Grave, have a great bunch of helpful characters that have made the playing experience much more fun. The guild was new so we are growing together. A recent promotion in the guild has seen @HoneyMushyBaby become the newest Officer within, and they have very kindly created a competition that has prompted me to start this blog. While primarily, it is a guild competition, it is open for everyone to participate. If you have read this far, then you are certainly eligible to take part too! Here is the link:
I won't bore all with my life story. Simply, I am a married man with a young daughter. I'm British, but live and work in South Korea. Moving here 16 years ago was one of the best choices of my life. Thanks for taking the time to read this!