Splinterlands - Playing, Earning and Hodling

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If you'd have told me three years ago that this game I invested in 'as a punt because it was something a bit different' would end up yielding me $0.40 for just logging in for two minutes and playing one battle I'd have laughed at you.

Now I'm the one not so much laughing, but rather being bemused by the fact that's that's precisely what's happening.....

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1000 DEC is currently trading at around $4, and so at 100 DEC a battle that's $0.40 or $4 for 10 battles.

Of course I don't win every battle, but let's assume a 1-1 win to lose ratio (it's getting tough out there! so that's $4 for 20 battles, which, if you're mercenary about it and don't watch any battles, you can churn through in about 45 minutes, which gives you an hourly earn rate of $6 - $6 an hour.

Now you can't just go on playing ALL DAY and earn this because your 'DEC capture rate' drains down with every battle and takes time to recharge - but you can play around 50 battles a day and keep it at above 50%, meaning you can play for a couple of hours and earn around $15 in a day.... that's a conservative estimate.

There are daily quest rewards and end of season rewards on top of that too.

Glad I got in Early (ish)

I have a pretty decent stack of cards, not all of mine are active, some are rented out as they're spares (I'm waiting for Land), but to earn this amount of money you need an 'active Deck' worth at least $10K - which would be enough to give you a decent breadth of legendary and epic summoners and monsters - as well as the better rares and commons - but TBH this game, if you want to win more than you lose, is all about the Legendary and Epic cards (which should be no surprise, they are better!).

While I didn't buy many Alpha packs back in the day, I did buy 200 Betas (and more after) and then about 450 Untamed, and I took advantage of that rage sell off over a year ago now and picked up some bargains - A maxed Hydra for under $100 for example, and a Valnamor for around $120, oh and a pile of Yodins at $13.

I thought I was insane spending that much back then, but it's turned out sweet!

The scary thing is, this is just the beginning

And what to do with all those precious crystals one earns>?

Personally I'm reticent to sell them because there are so many up and coming use cases for them - the SPS airdrop starts tomorrow and there's an upcoming pool on Pancake Swap.

One viable option is to plough some of the DEC back into more cards or use it to rent out some of the newer more expensive cards one doesn't have, and TBH I'm now starting to look at renting as being a serious option - some of the newer cards such as that 1 mana Earth dude - now she's pricey (as I thought she would be) - $50 per card and thus over $500 to max her out, OUCH!

But when you have a stack of spare legendaries and epics already rented out, the thought of renting others ain't so bad - you cover your costs!

And then there's land - the main reason in fact I piled into cards a while back was because of LAND, and I bought a tract (glad I didn't miss out there) - I think this is going be a fancy NFT yield farming type set-up - and i think this is going to be the REAL pump factor with Splinterlands.

So for me, now is a good time to play Splinterlands and now is a good time to Hodl too.

The only real question in my mind is what Splinterlands Assets to jiggle? Hold DEC, swap it for cards? Buy Dice packs?

I don't think the SPS tokens themselves are going to be difficult to decided what to do with, they're just a straight up hold and stake as far as I'm concerned!

But whatever splinterlands assets I choose to hold, the future is bright I think, bright and potentially VERY profitable.

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Yes and an important point you forgot to mention is that I kicked your ass yesterday 😝

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Oh, and make the most of the next week if you come up against me again,

I'm undelegating my 11 Yodins!

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Well damn, that's some Arsenal you have there. I doubt we'll meet again, I reckon you should be in champion leagues by now. My ceiling is diamond 2.

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Those who entered early in this game has lot of benefit .i wish i could too. splinterland game is so addictive i keep playing even after loose,🙂 yes , The future is bright for this project.

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I'm a little sad I joined the DEC-BUSD pool now since I've "lost" 3/4 of the DEC I put in and the yields are poor compared with other pools.

Of course, at the time, DEC was considered to be stable and there was no SPS on the horizon. I didn't understand enough to get out so now I have a pile of BUSD and much less DEC.

I still have a decent amount of DEC elsewhere though and cards and land so I should still do alright with the SPS airdrop.

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Just look on it as taking profits on the way up, not too bad!

I'm sure you'll get a nice drop!

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I'm sure you'll get a nice drop!

I'm counting on it! 😁

!ENGAGE 10

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2 years time down the pub....

So, what do you do for a living Gillian?

I live off my NFT rental income.

Eh?

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Now wouldn't that be the bees knees?

Got a bit of a way to go yet though. I'm currently at 331.722 DEC/day. I'm counting on Level 1 reward cards being in great demand once lands starts. 😁

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Last year, I invested close to $1700 in dcity. I had the option to either invest in dcity or splinterlands, or both.
One of my friend told me to buy some cards in splinterlands too.

I bought 100$ worth of cards, I remember buying mimosa at 7$ something and yodin at 17$. Lol.

But the daily returns of dcity were far better. And I enjoy and understand dcity a lot more than splinterlands, so got out, sold those cards and invested back in dcity.

I guess, I learned my lesson to diversify once again😅.

Still, I am optimistic about dcity's future😅 Maybe a few years down the line, I will enjoy my decisions😄

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At least you got some Splinterland's cards.

Dcity was always too Hive centric for me.

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I don't play DCity, but I also use the diversification technique. I don't like having so many things, as I don't like investing only in one project

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I remember buying mimosa at 7$ something and yodin at 17$. Lol.

Thanks for ruining my year.😜
why did I started playing seriously only now when these monsters cost as much as a new kidney...

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Lol, maybe you are the early adopter before the massive crowds enter the crypto games.

Or institutions buying splinterland cards.😅

Or Before Elon Musk tweets about it, and it's too late to buy😜

I like to be optimistic about things, especially about things that didn't work in my favor🙃

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fair point. I should be glad because in the future they will probably cost even more. So it is good thing that I am playing already.

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Thanks for playing, my record (by memory only) is seemingly rather good against you!

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Yes I think I lost against you a few times but I don't think that I played against you as many times as against some other players. at this point seeing their names is both exciting and annoying.

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I've take a few lucky scalps this season, bubke being one. Yodin Zaku is the name I fear most!

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last few seasons were great- for the first time I entered champion 3 and champion 2 leagues. Now I am struggling to reach diamond 1...It seems that heart of the cards has abandoned me.

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Even in Silver League the earnings are great, I'm cashing in a consistent 30+ DEC per win almost every game. Feels wonderful when DEC goes to the moon, even though I dont think its "supposed to" go to the moon like did yesterday :-P

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Beautiful this message! I fully agree, with play, earn .. and above all for now, hold!!! (this is my opinion)

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Collect everything and hold it all!

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Man, after another session of getting my behind kicked in the game, I read more and more about Splinterlands and the rewards, early adopters are reaping in. I'm a bit jealous, to be honest, but I try to make the best of it. Hopefully I'm still early-ish, as you called it. And I hope, I can get a few bargains, after the hype has ebbed a bit down. Next time, packs are sold, I'm getting all in. Very addictive game I must say and who knows? In 2 to 3 years, I will post an article similar to yours :o).

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The only real question in my mind is what Splinterlands Assets to jiggle? Hold DEC, swap it for cards? Buy Dice packs?

I feel as if there's no wrong move. Want to hold, great watch the gains. Want to sell card for DEC, great more SPS airdropped. Want to spend DEC on cards, great deal at the moment. The only bad move is not being apart of this amazement.

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