This is me and my journey into Splinterlands
Hi, my name is Anton but most people know me as groovy828 and I`m addicted to Splinterlands.
I am 40+ years old originally from Slovakia and live in the UK for 12 years now and this is my story how I get into Splinterlands.
Little bit about me.
Feel free to skip this part and also I never learn English so grammar and spelling mistakes included but you can read it with my accent and it will make more sense.
I born to a family with six kids and I was number 5 and first boy in the family. I was youngest member for 11 years than my brother born and he get all my sweets. :(
My family never had too much money and to be honest we didn`t have any money as my father had a drinking problem and he was also aggresive towards mum and us.
One winter he had an accident and he was in coma for six months before he passed. Next year 2022 it will be 30 years. From that moment it was just a mum who take care of us.
She did a great job and I always be grateful for that.
When I get an idea to recreate photo from my childhood I will never thought it will be our last family photo all together
Year 2018 supposed to be a great year as I was planning to have big birthday party and my mum could not wait for that when I talked to her in August that year. Month later she was hospitalized with last stage of brain cancer and instead of big party we had just a small family gathering.
She could not join as she was in hospital and in January 2019 she lost her fight. Since then I was down with depression and I did not play any game so Splinterlands could not be find sooner.
I am the one who always smiling, trying to make a better day to everyone around me, that is what my mum teach me to be kind to others and help them when they need. Even when I was deppresed.
How I found Splinterlands
Way to Splinterlands was little bit complicated. I started to trade on stock market this year, but because trading there is limited to 5 days a week and limited hours I slowly moved to crypto world.
Started just lurking on market as that time I knew just few cryptocurrency. After my time on market I was interested on mining and when I told to my friend about it, he just laughed at me and said I will not make any money on that. Oh boy he was so wrong. :) Problem is I can not build more as I have limited power due to my living situation which I choose not because I can not afford something else, but because I prefer humble living and save more money.
I live in static caravan, similar to the one from 8 mile movie but my bars are bad so kudos to Eminem. I had a lot of problems with roommates and after splitting up with my ex
and living with alcoholic for 2 years I finally found my peace in static caravan in the middle of nowhere.
I am sharing my place with my two Royal(ball) pythons. I like animals and when I was thinking on getting a pet I chose them as they are up on nights same as me and I don`t have much time for cat,dog or parrot.
And I have great neighbours
But anyway back to Splinterland story. So no more mining rigs meant need to have a look for passive income. Through the Youtube recommendation I found @cryptostache and his amazing detailed videos about NFT games and I was hooked up. Created my account in Splinterlands 9th September and 3 days later guild too and managed to buy 2 plots. From @cryptostache videos I found others like @bulldog1205, @infidel1258 and one and only Queen @clove71.
Clove was the reason I joined to Twitch and I found new family there.
I know I will forgot mention few of you so sorry for that but I`m close to the age when it happened sometimes.
Most of them I listening only, due to time zone difference but my night shift always pass faster with them so here it is a huge shoutout @drabs587, @gameboyali, @skyn, @thercek aka SilentxNecrosis , OG @splinterlandshq, @holozor, @luthien12, @sgt-dan, @dubclub etc and again sorry if I missed you, I love you all.
After my initial investment in the game and watching a lot of streamers, I had another crazy idea.
I will be a streamer! I have everything for that I am single, no kids, no friends, no social life - even before covid and I like to talk to myself or to snakes.
I have no idea where I will be next year, but hopefully, I will start building my dream - small land with off-grid cabin.
So this is me. If you want to know me more come and hang out with me on my streams.
Huge shoutout again to @drabs587 and @gameboyali to help me with setting up my OBS and stream deck for streaming, @rentaw03 for cool emojis, and in advance @cmmndrbawang for his help with future notifications.
All splinterlands graphic is from @flauwy so definitely give him a follow and check his amazing work.