There's never been a better time to write about Gaming on Hive!

I'm more of a blogger than a gamer, in fact I like writing about games more than I do playing them, and there's never been a better time to write about gaming on Hive!

Writing about Gaming isn't my main thing, but....

I've done pretty well out of blogging on Hive - TBH I'm continually amazed at regularly being in the T20 earners on Hive and also earning a decent secondary income through LEO.

What's especially nice is that I'm rewarded for writing about topics that I'm genuinely interested in, topics such as the defi-wonderland, crypto and development, early-retirement, permaculture and off-gridding, philosophy, my life in general, and, of course, the Hive ecosystem itself.

And because these are broad ranging topics, each with MANY sub-topics which I enjoy reading and researching about, I am never short of writing material, it has (honestly) been pretty easy to find enough for a post or two a day without it being a struggle.

But the past couple of months have been bizarre for me - thanks mainly to the fact that Splinterlands gaming is now rewarding me way more than my writing on Hive, and it is, well, bizarre, bewildering even, that between renting out my good but not amazing (C3 level) Splinterlands deck and just holding Splinterlands assets I'm receiving something like 5 times what I get from my rewards for writing on Hive and the Tribes.

I'm not about to stop the weekly writing routine I've got into, it works for me, and I enjoy it, but just the simple fact that gaming is now working so well for me, I'm inclined to, well, write more about gaming.

Apologies in Advance, there may be A LOT gaming content on this blog for the next week or two....

Call me a Whoar if you will, go ahead, but why the hell wouldn't I adapt what I write to fit what rewards me? i mean the very fact that gaming IS so lucrative is itself worthy of comment.

And when it comes to Splinterlands, it's quite a complex ecosystem, with hundreds of NFTs and several tokens, meaning the economics is something worthy of analysis in its own right.

And I am finding myself spending more and more time tweaking my Splinterlands holdings to try and optimise returns - the main aspect of which is consolidating what NFT cards I hold - there are several different factors to consider here including base price, collection power, rental yield on different levels of cards, and all of this in relation to the relative benefits of just selling them and holding DEC for the SPS airdrop.

AND I've just hit on the idea of rebalancing my cards to build a secondary silver level deck, that's going to take a bit of analysis to select the best cards for each Splinter, it's a natural 'six-seven post series' worth writing rapid fire, and I just feel like they belong on this account, it kind of reflects the intensity of Splinterlands in my life right now!

There's also the added incentive of the freshly minted '1UpZone' where you can get rewarded in ONEUP tokens for writing about gaming content - writing and earning ONEUP is currently the only way of realistically getting hold of these tokens, and getting even a minimal stake early for curation is going to be extremely lucrative.

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TBH, I've been deliberately holding off writing more about Splinterlands, not wanting to 'pollute' the main feel of this, my main blog, limiting myself to the weekly challenge post and maybe one other Splinterlands post once every couple of months.

But normal service will resume shortly....

I've also got a couple of busy IRL weeks coming up, lots to do, so it makes sense for me to churn out some relatively easy gaming related content for a while.

In the long term I'll probably write most of my extra Splinterlands and gaming content on my already existing alt account @revise.spt which should save me from this, I kind of want to keep the main account for 'blogging as usual'.

But just a heads up warning, there may well be a splurge of posts about 'building a Silver level deck' coming on this account in the next week as that's what I'm into ATM, but that'll only last a week or so! My experience with Splinterlands has got me A LOT more interested in the gaming aspect of crypto, and you know what they say: money talks, or maybe in this case, money writes!?!



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I see a lot of blogging around here, not just yourself, around Splinterlands which I definitely need to check out. Is there a pretty good community around mobile gaming in general?

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I'm not sure about mobile gaming in particular but Flauwy's oneup front end looks like where you want to be, for sure!

Check out @hive.pizza as well, that's very gaming focused.

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for sure! All of the sudden it's the most interesting content we have. Even off chain games are good to read about it because play 2 earn is getting soooo popular. I've learned about a few timewasters in the last few weeks but I got hooked on them!

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I completely understand LOL

I literally had to create this account so I could focus on Splinterlands and all the things I'm learning on that game. I didn't want to @jongolson account to get flooded with gaming and more gaming LOL

Because you are right...This stuff has taken over our lives LOL In such a good way!

Looking forward to the content man!

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It hadn't escaped my attention that you got an alt!

I think I'll probably use revise.spt for a few of these posts, that's what the account is for after all.

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I'd be lying if I said that blockchain gaming hasn't been very very good to me. Seeing this boom in the past couple of years has been awesome. Right now I honestly have my hands in so many games that I can't even keep them all straight...

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I heard that you did pretty well out of Alien Worlds, that's something I know nothing about!

Middle aged men making money out of gaming, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Whenever I'm in the cryptoraiders Discord I feel old, everyone else seems fine figuring out the gameplay as they go, or with snippets given out in Discord or on Twitter, I'm like 'I'm not chucking my raider worth $500 in to a dungeon based on what 'some bloke told me in Discord' - where's the fucking info.... arrrghg.

!PIZZA

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Yeah, I totally understand your hesitation. I am in a couple of groups with some hard core gamers and they are talking a totally different language than me sometimes!

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Middle aged men making money out of gaming, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Well, that comment of yours made me laugh.

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It's bizarre to say the least.

!PIZZA

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It certainly is, I once routinely said similar things in real life to people.

And yet here I am....

!PIZZA

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Welcome onboard the 1UP ship. We are curising towards the sun.

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Its certianly hard to get ones hands on some 1UP tokens. I got about 4/5 topics on its frontend with one earning a little 1UP. I was going to purchase some but it looks like there isn't anyone dumping any. I look forward to building a 1UP stake and watching as the tribe progresses.

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Engaging works quite well, there's a nice little engagement curation voter going around!

I think there's only around 15 people with any stake ATM.

Just a matter of being patient I guess!

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