The Waka Dilemma

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I know the artist...

Before I started this crazy blockchain and online entrepreneurial stuff I was actually in the music industry, and more specifically the urban music industry (long story lol). So when I heard @splinterlands was partnering with Waka Flocka Flame for a new joint venture promo card...I was intrigued!

That being said, I'm a little older than most of Waka's fans. I'm from more of the 'Wu Tang Clan / A Tribe Called Quest' era...So while I'm not what you would call a die hard fan of his, the entire idea that my favorite blockchain based game partnering with a rap artist made me smile from ear to ear!

Celebrity status aside, this is a brilliant move from the #Splinterlands team.

Waka has 1.8 million followers on Twitter, over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube, 3.5 million followers on Instagram and hundreds of thousands more across all his social media platforms.

Exposure!

Combine that with the fact that Waka is a massive fan of NFTs right now, you can see how this was a fantastic match.

And heck, he is even an internet meme as well...

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Is this an NFT yet? lol

Business aside for a second because....

I'm having a little bit of a dilemma!

Waka's Legendary Summoner will be on sale this coming Thursday, February the 24th and I'm sitting here debating if I should 'try' to buy one!

The card?

Maxed Legendary Death summoner...With the poison ability!

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And earlier this week, Splinterlands released the pricing structure for this card and how you can grab a copy...

5000 SPS + 500 VOUCHER

At first glance, you might say....That's crazy!

At current prices you are looking around $2000 worth of Splinterlands crypto for a copy. And here's where part of the gamble in this is...

They are only releasing a total of 1000 copies of this promo card. And of those, 500 will be released here on Hive. 480 will be regular versions and 20 will be the gold foil version.

So as a Splinterlands collector, this just screams of exclusivity!

But is it worth it?

For use case, sure. It'll be a great summoner that has tons of upside and the simple fact that you will be one of a select few of the owners makes it that much sweeter....

But what about that $2000 price tag?

Let's take a look at the markets for a second....

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Here's the top priced regular foil cards in Splinterlands right now. In fact, these 3 gems have been pretty much the top priced cards...For a long time now.

Why?

Promo cards!

There is something very attractive to NFT collectors about these things being exclusive that just shoots the price up. And seems to keep the price high, no matter what the state of the market may be.

So for me...

The answer is simple. I want a Waka Spiritblade card.

But will I be able to get one?

A few hurdles....

500 voucher tokens will be a challenge....And the closer to the launch of this thing, I expect the price of voucher to rise...Thankfully I'm getting some daily from my INDEX token holdings which helps but then the big one....

500 copies. No lottery system, just basically a free for all at noon eastern February the 24th.

LOL

Let's be honest...The chances of any regular Joe getting one will be greatly hampered by bot buyers and whales that will swoop in and leave crumbs for the rest of us common folk!

I don't care!!!!

I'm going to try! Who knows, I may get lucky lol

What about you?

What are your thoughts on the new partnership Splinterlands just started?

The first of more to come?

Are you planning on buying a copy (if you can lol)

It's an exciting time for Splinterlands...And I'm loving the attention this project continues to receive!


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I want to own one so much it hurts, but I’m here like “stfu” you broke ass.

So if you do it, I’ll be happy that at least someone close to home does.

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ha ha ha man, I think it's to the point where even if you have the funds to do it, you have to get really lucky just to buy one.

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The fact that you try to justify not buying it for yourself is proof that you gonna do it :D
I'm staying out, so you have 0.00000001% more chance to get it :D
Good luck!

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lol Oh I'm going to try for sure...But I highly doubt I'll be able to compete with the whales and the bots.

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As much as I want one, I know I can't afford it lol. It is great marketing from both sides though and I hope the first of many more to come.

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It's crazy pricey...And what's scary, is that I think even all the people that will put the money into buy one, wont be able to get one.

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🤞🏻 Good luck, Jon! Fingers crossed you will get one. Passionate Players like you kind of deserve these cards since you love the game, you use them and play them by yourself.

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Thanks :)

Yeah I'll try lol We'll see how it goes!

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Wish I could own one but it's out of my league. If it does go up for rentals, I'll take a punt but I don't have 2K to spare rn.

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I'll have the SPS no problem, but that voucher will be hard...I'll have to sell some stuff to get it sadly :(

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It's an exclusive card and if you can afford it, I think it's worth it. It'll probably cost like $10k in the near future.

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Yeah that's my thinking. It should sky rocket and as a collector of these things, it's soooooo tempting lol

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Let's be honest...The chances of any regular Joe getting one will be greatly hampered by bot buyers and whales that will swoop in and leave crumbs for the rest of us common folk!

I think this will be the biggest problem. I remember when there was the land sale and how things disapeared in mere seconds. I believe that it will be pretty difficult to get one lol. But maybe some people will want to sell their card on the market later...

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And jack the prices up ten fold LOL

Yeah the only way I'll ever be able to afford this is from the initial sale lol

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I really appreciate the partnership but when I checked the interaction on Waka's posts, I was not satisfied with the engagement rate considering millions of followers. Anyway, this is something great to see celebrity NFT model in Splinterlands 💪🏼

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I have only checked out Twitter, and dont really mess with Instagram, is it low on IG too?

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Pretty low mate, 3M + followers but not a thousand hearts in total ...

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Would if I could. It is far too expensive.

I like the advertising. I even don't mind the price because this means real money comes into Splinterlands and for everyone that owns some SPS, this will be important in the future.

So... if everyone can just hold on for... 700ish days... I can buy a Waka. Lol

Yeah, first of many.

I will save my money for a future exclusive... who is next?

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That's a huge question...Who will be next?

I think this opens some massive potential for joint ventures going forward. And most definitely helps voucher rise in value and use case.

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Can I get a Rob Zombie Zombie?

It will dig through the ditches and burn all the witches.

Void, Reflect, Void Armor and have Lifestealing

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ha ha ha ha now there's a perfect match!

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🤣🤣🤣 right?

There is so many skills and rules they can add to the game still.

I draw a lot of inspiration from MTG and other games.

Mage-hunter would be awesome, deals 2x damage to monsters with magic attacks. That would also go so well with those rules.

So summoners that give different boons depending on the card type... or enforces game rules to every match.

And how these would match with not just musicians but actors, sportsmen and other celebrities.

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In reality, it's attractive to own, but if everyone can afford it, then what's the essence?
I feel top players will thrown in money to own this one, many will even dig deep into their finances to own one, but then it's all about priority. I think if you have the means, you can

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Yeah I'm thinking long term if I can grab a copy. Use case won't be a big thing for me, just cause I'm not getting into the super high league any time soon lol

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It's a real FOMO situation! Great move on spliterlands part, they are kinds at creating FOMO sells. If you are lucky enough to get one, you gonna have a big ticket on your hands!

Also, what type of tokens are you getting from INDEX? I have some Dhedge, but not a super great mix for me!

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It's too expensive for me but I have a feeling your gonna buy it. So I hope you get lucky and get one of the gold foil ones when you do.

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Thank you sir...Yeah I hope so. But we'll see if I can get to that point first lol

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Looks like a powerful summoner, but I have to pass this one, had to sell lot of SPS already to be able to buy 500 packs. Another $2k is out of my league.

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Yeah it's pretty pricey. Hopefully long term it's a great investment.

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$2k may seem steep but the Splinterlands team knows how to include rare collectibles that won't have a huge impact on the overall gameplay for the whole playerbase, but still give some sense of value to those that own the Waka card.

This one is for the collectors and I'm sure it can only raise in value. Not my cup of tea though but I still love the idea.

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I hope it opens it up to more joint ventures and we see special promos like this take shape as a regular thing!

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That's way out of my league :P

But I agree with you that it's a good move. If I was a little more invested in Splinterlands I'd go for it so you definitely should!

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I'm a degen lol

And slightly addicted to it all...lol

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I wish I have money to buy this but is too expensive for me but maybe nearest future I will get it

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Problem will be, it may not be a money issue for a bulk of people wanting to buy this...Crazy demand!

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Oh man this is so exciting. I wish I was in a position. I got just over 1 voucher if you want it. Would not want to see you at 499 not say: oh poop. Lol

Jon, do it, get it, would you rent it out then?

Thanks for the education about this card. I seen it earlier on Splinterlands but had no clue what it was about.

If this goes over well I am sure there will be more offers like this. Why would the Splinterlands team not keep going with success.

!BBH

!ALIVE

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Oh I have no doubt there will be plenty of more opportunities like this!

I dunno...I'd assume a few hundred DEC a day in rental income. Depends if it's gold foil or not too.

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Because this is such an awesome post, here is a BBH Tip for you. . Keep up the fantastic work

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I wish I could have one of those babies... The truth is, I can't now, and maybe I would never get one. I think that summoner will increase in price in time. If you can get one, go for it! I would love to get a land plot, instead of that summoner, but if I could get in addition to the plot that summoner, I would. By the way, A Tribe Called Quest was awesome!

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The closer it gets, I'm slowly talking myself out of it LOLOL

Yeah, Tribe was my go to in the 90's for sure!

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I wish you luck man!

I gave up on the idea, even before I knew the exact pricing.

I haven't read the announcement, since I wasn't interested anymore, but there's something you said that makes me wonder.

So, on Hive there are 500 Wakas. 480 regulars and 20 GF. ALL of them cost 5000 SPS + 500 VOUCHER ? I mean, you could pay that and end up with a regular Waka? Or there are different prices for regular and GF?

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I have a feeling the card could be worth more then the other promo cards being that their's an artist behind it plus a cool snapchat filter!

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