Modern & Wild Formats Are Coming!

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After introducing the new ranked rewards system at the beginning of June (or was it the end of May?), and already tweaking it for the first time later after the first season passed, we are onto another major update for Splinterlands.

Everybody knew modern & wild formats are coming. @cryptomancer was in the last town hall talking about it. And the prediction was it will be released in July.

I don't know why, but when a month is brought up for launching something, I generally expect toward the end of it, at best. And I'm not speaking about Splinterlands here, but rather crypto in general.

So, when I saw the rather low-profile announcement, I was pretty surprised. Looks like we'll have modern & wild right after this season ends, on Thursday, July 14th.

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The real question is which format will I play in?

In theory, new players will prefer the modern format because it features only the latest two main sets and associated mini-sets, while the old players will prefer the wild format because they have older cards too.

Also in theory, one can play for both formats, ranking up in both. But with the same ECR pool for both formats, that will be relatively complicated to rank in both formats high enough. We will see.

The reward pool will be doubled, one for wild and one for modern. So they won't share the same reward pool. That could incentivize some players to try both.

IF new players will prefer the modern format, that means it will be pretty crowdy because there are far more new players than old ones. So, the reward pool will be split among more people.

Which would make it logical for players who have a deck suited for the wild format to play there. The reward pool would be shared among fewer participants.

But with the rental market, you can't really know what the dynamic will be. At least hopefully that will reanimate the rental market a bit.

Looks like next season will be fun, lol!

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Great Info. I am planning on playing in the modern format due to 99% of my cards are modern. Also the Collection power per league is 1/2 for Modern. Thus I would be around Gold 1 vs Gold 3.

The other side of the coin is that it is hard to fight in Gold League with a Bronze deck. I am very competitive in Silver league but struggling in Gold. This is my first season to make it to gold. New strategies I need to learn.
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Great point about Collection power. I always overlook this aspect, which is very important for the majority of players.

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Looks like next season will be fun, lol!

So the seasons up to now weren't fun? 😦

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It's actually possible next season won't be so fun. Because everyone will be searching for the best way to navigate the new formats.

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Already! I knew these updates were on the way but yeah they come around fast

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Yep! They are releasing new things quicker than I can adapt or pull through with my goals.

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Great post!

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Shit! I did not thought about rentals. Not sure if rental market of old card will dry up.
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I don't think it will. Because the less competition there is for the wild format, the more incentives there are to play there, because rewards will be higher. But we will see. Market dynamic is not always easy to anticipate.

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For me, it's the modern ... I don't have many cards left for the wild format. had to sell my cards twice. So I had to start all over again when Chaos came.

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You could rent old cards if you want to play in wild. But I'd understand if you won't. I'm more of a 'play with your own cards' type of person myself.

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While still adjusting to the recent change in rewards, there is another one coming. 😆

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Yep... They said not too long ago we're going to think they are too rapid changes soon enough.

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