Splinterlands Land Series: Let's Dream Splinter-LANDs!

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What's Awaiting Land Expansion in Splinterlands?

Today let's assess the investment risks regarding LAND in Splinterlands! I hope you'll join in the comments area with a discussion about what you feel the land expansion will be or what you HOPE it will be, and if you plan to purchase land or own it already. Let's dig in first with some history since I do have such a passion for history!

The History of Land in America Provides Insight on Plots for Splinterlands

Land expansion occurred in America, because the colonies were becoming crowded with new arrivals to the United States along the east coast. The pioneers needed more room, especially those farmers who made their income off the land. Now, the terrain of the country kept settlers from moving out west until they just were bursting with too many people. Once great explorers like Daniel Boone (my relative!! YIPPPEE!!) surveyed the land, the expansion began towards the west. Fun fact: Did you know Daniel Boone walked all the way to Yellowstone National park in his 70s to see the great natural springs there and Old Faithful? Imagine walking back then across America when you're in your 70s! Quite amazing, isn't it?

Anyways, the government incentivized people to move out west, and so America expanded, just like Splinterlands has incentivized people to buy the land plots. Those pioneers had never seen the land, only heard about its potential, and they took a risk trusting the government (GOSH that's a huge risk these days, isn't it?!), and they went to see what other possibilities might exist. They didn't know if the land would be better for them, but they were willing to leave everything behind to go claim it.

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Likewise, the founders, @aggroed and @yabapmatt have asked us to trust them on the land expansion. They've told us of the many resources and great wealth we will gain from purchasing land. What's the DIFFERENCE here from those early pioneers? Well, let's look:

What You Get with the Splinterlands Plots is Minimal Risk with Great Rewards!

  1. Splinterlands isn't asking you to turn in all your cards, money and wealth in exchange for land like you would have done as a pioneer heading west. Perhaps as a pioneer in America you didn't have much to begin with, so your risk was minimal, but it was still a risk AND your LIFE was in danger at the potential perils you might face. Happily, no one is risking their lives to own land in Splinterlands, at least my goodness let's hope not! I mean, there is a bit of FOMO going on, so sometimes it is quite the stampede to get to those quick deals that have occurred!
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  2. The mechanics of land is still being determined in Splinterlands, so you actually get to voice your opinion now about how land should function in the game, and if it's a good enough idea, maybe the founders and Splinterlands' team will jump on it! If you're worried no one will hear you, well, if you buy enough packs during this pre-sale they will! You can be a Maverick in the Discord chat and have DIRECT ACCESS to the developers there where they would certainly hear your voice about the land expansion.
  3. Again, no one is risking their lives as I mentioned in point one to own Splinterlands' plots, tracts, regions or otherwise, so your risk is much less than that of the early pioneers.
  4. You get actual value immediately in SPS Airdrop Points for each land plot you own. The pioneers had to wait months, sometimes years, to see ANY return on investment, because they needed to cultivate the land. You could own land right now and be making a ROI from it! Pretty incredible!

Why Compare the Two? For Risk Assessment

As you can see above, you may feel the risk is too great to move money into buying land plots in Splinterlands; however, is it as great a risk as the American Pioneers faced? Doesn't seem like it after we've compared the two, and yet, they weren't called foolish for taking the risk. They did everything they could to get that land and head out west!

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I will continue this land series, but for now I'll end here: your risk is minimal, and your rewards could be INCREDIBLE. That being said, you still need to find ways to get the money to buy the land, so we'll talk about how to buy land, and we will spend time speculating on what the land will give us for the game in future posts at some time. If you've decided to buy some land, go head on over to the markets and give it a whirl! :)

Questions for You

Do you own land?

Let us know in the comments below (if you feel comfortable) whether or not you own some land in Splinterlands and where you bought it (at the pre-sale of land or on the market).

Do you think owning Splinterlands' land is worth the risk?

What's your opinion on the land plots for the Splinterlands expansion?

Do you think land will improve Splinterlands game-play?

Give us your thoughts on whether or not you're excited to add this element of game play into Splinterlands!

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I started playing Splinterlands late in August. My girlfriend had already been playing for a few weeks already. She's the one that talked to me about land and I looked into it. I finally put an order on Hive Engine thinking that it would go through that day but prices went up, like always, just after that. I missed the opportunity to buy my first plot for 360$ but finally put my hands on one PLOT for 450$. I still think it was a good deal. Would be amazing to have a good parcel of land but I'll be satisfied with whatever i get in the end.

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Yes, you got a GREAT deal, and I also had to buy on the market. I feel as you that I'll just have to accept what I've got. I'm glad I got the one. :) I really get excited thinking about all the possibilities with the game and the land expansion.

Thanks for reading and commenting!! :)

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My guild went together and bought a Region in the land presale. For several months after the presale ended it looked like it was a risky investment as the number of plots for sale slowly dwindled and the secondary market (Hive Engine) was selling plots for less than $10. But then all of a sudden the last 12 or so regions got bought up and then SPS was announced and then Vouchers and each time the price of Land kept climbing. So right now it appears to have been a good investment. Unfortunately we still don't know much and until the Land white paper is released, we won't know how anything works for sure. Still I'm pretty happy that I got a little land.

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OH that's FANTASTIC for your guild, Gregory! How awesome! Too bad I wasn't around then, but I'm so happy to be here now, and I'm really looking forward to that land white paper! :)

It's truly amazing the growth Splinterlands has had! It's wonderful to see the vision of years in the making unfold. :)

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Gregory! Thank you so much for writing! I always enjoy reading your comments and hearing how you're doing. :) Please enjoy this gorgeous day!

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Great article. I was lucky to snag 4 plots from the in-game market. At the time I thought geez $20 these better be worth it lol, Man how I was wrong (but in a good way :)

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OMGOSH seriously?!?! That's OUTSTANDING! YAY! I hope they are amazing for you, full of lots of resources! :) Please if you remember me when we get to use them, come back and let me know what you got!! :)

Have a great day! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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Absolutely will do. As cool as resource generation will be im more interested in how the mechanics and game play will be enhanced

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Yes, it's going to be VERY interesting! :)

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I started playing in late July and immediately saw the potential of the land. Unfortunately it was climbing in price literally as I watched. I FOMO'd in at just over $100 and wondered how long it would be until I regretted it. Usually when I do that it's only a couple days, sometimes only a few hours. lol Just shows that there's a first time for everything. The FOMO actually seems like it might pay off.

As for what to expect from PLOTs? From what it sounds like (and from experiencing what they've built already) I think it's going to be absolutely spectacular. Resources, spells, monsters, battling, essences, using cards, etc.,...the only thing I'm worried about is that it will become even more time consuming than it already is. That said, if I can make a few hundred dollars a month, it might just be worth it.

Time will tell but it definitely feels like it's going to be very fun and potentially very lucrative to be a landowning Pioneer.

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Yes, a real Splinterlands Pioneer is what I hope to be! :) And I seriously cannot wait to see what my land plot will be. EEEEK this is making me want to go buy another.. haha :)

I think you're right though about the plots. The possibilities are endless and I do hope it's not too time-consuming as well, but if we can earn a lot, it will be worth it! :) Have a great day, Dagger! Thank you so much for reading and commenting and telling your story! :) It's GREAT! :)

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Fun article - buying land in Splinterlands does seem like you have to weigh the same pros and cons that the pioneers had to consider when deciding to move out west! It’s exciting to think about owning your own piece of land, but there are no guarantees. What if the type of land you buy ends up being less useful than another plot that you could have bought for the same price? But in the end it will probably be worth it. I wish I had known about Splinterlands a year ago - the plot prices are probably out of reach for me now, but I’m definitely thinking about it!

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Catotune, I completely agree with you on every point, and I, like you, thought the plots were out of reach as well, until I only focused on getting a plot, and I had to get rid of any ideas for other things like card collecting. I am taking the risk that land will be worth it, and we shall see! I truly hope you can get a plot at some point for a good price. :) And I also wish I had been around sooner, but at least we are here now, and we can enjoy the good parts that are coming!! :) You have a great day! Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this post! I hope others will see what you've said. :)

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I like your idea of being focused on getting that plot of land, to the exclusion of other goals. I think I will try to go for it too! One thing I don't quite understand is that on HIVE Engine you can buy PLOT, but they all seem to be the same. Is there no way to differentiate between the different land types? Not that I know anything about that yet (I would probably just want the cheapest I can get at this point)! Thanks for replying, and I look forward to your posts!

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Oh wow, Catotune, you've just helped me to see that I REALLY should blog about this point because of course the new player doesn't realize!! :) So thank you SO MUCH for asking this question!!

Well, no one has opened land at this time, and so there is no way to know what kind of land you are getting. It's kind of like buying a pack of cards right now-- it's all a mystery. They will have to give value though on some sort of equal level I would think otherwise how are you going to know when land DOES open and you want to sell it, if you're getting a good plot or a dud? So it's an EXCELLENT point that I hope someone at Splinterlands is thinking about here! :)

And yes, I focused all my energy into getting one land plot. Any cards that I won that were worth much of anything, I sold. I do long to have my Ancient Lich back at times, but I'm truly glad that I got a land plot instead. :) Hopefully I will get so much profit from the land that I'll be able to use that profit to buy back some of those cards I had to part with. ;)

Thank you very much again for your comment, catotune! You have a wonderful day!! :)

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Thanks for clarifying PLOTs for me! And yes, you should totally blog about it for newbies like me!

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You'll never have enough. I'm haunted by the fact I didn't power down my Hive and buy a third region. Just gotta forgive yourself, know you made the best decision you could, and keep making the best decisions you can.

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Yes. :) I am already angling for more land. HAHAHA :) Except I want the packs too. It's hard to know what's best, but I watch the markets all the time on the plots and I'm just happy I have the one plot at this time. :) And I'm so happy you have your regions, Matt!! I seriously cannot wait for the release! :) I hope your land is full of lots of great resources! :) Have a great day, Matt! :)

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TBH I think just being here now = winning. You can optimise, by buying the right stuff; but ultimately, a rising tide carries all ships.
I love your AMA summaries; they're so incredibly helpful to the community. Glad to see that being rewarded.

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I agree with you about the winning, Matt! People get too focused on what they don't have and forget the blessings they do have. :) There are MANY blessings to be found in Splinterlands if people will just look for them! :)

And thank you SO MUCH about the AMA Summaries! I really love knowing it's helping others, so thank you for saying that; your comment keeps me going, so I appreciate it! :)

Have a great week, Matt!! :)

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I predict that after land expansion card prices will go up again because of the farming or something like that.I think owning a land was worth the risk if you bought the plot under 100$ but now at this price i'd not risk my money.

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Yes, the game is REALLY going to change with the addition of land. The card value is going to skyrocket I think, but we'll see!! :) Thank you so much for reading and engaging here! I appreciate it! :) Have a great day, Armorfly! :)

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Fortunately I bought a tract during the BAT sale.

And you heard it here first....

I'm calling that it will reqire around 50k staked SPS per plot to manage it to max efficiency.

I'm basing this on how much you need to stake just to get enough VOUCHER for packs, if LAND is going to be the next level of profitabilty that will probably require HUGE amounts of SPS to be locked up to manage everything.

I know 50K sounds completely UNREASONABLE, but I think that's what it will be.

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WOW... that's an incredible, yet quite insightful thought regarding the land. I'm doomed then.. haha... but I'll keep plugging along to try and get there and I see what you're saying about the value. It's truly a great point and I'm glad you shared it!! :) Have a great day!

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I'm not saying you won't be able to do anything with land without a huge amount of SPS staked, but if you want maximum chances of yielding anything I imagine MORE SPS will be useful.

The simplest method would be to require matched funds of SPS to whatever monster is staked to land, higher chance of minting something nice the more valuable the monster, which in turn requires more SPS.

So I'm imagining you'll be able to 'stake' a common monster to land for maybe a few hundreds of staked SPS, but a GFL which would either give you 100 times the chance or produce 100 times faster would probably require 10s of 1000s.

That's my logic.

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Yes, I believe you're definitely onto something here! People really need to get their head in the game so they can get ready for these changes otherwise there will be some folks with regrets for sure! :)

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There's no way value isn't going to flow towards SPS, let's face it!

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Yippeee!! Thank you so much, FallingForward!! :) So nice to see you! Hope you're doing well! :)

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Yea the land plots being implemented will be rocket fuel into the Splinterlands economy!
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Yipppeee!! Thanks for reading and commenting, Versed Solutions! ;) Land is going to be amazing!! Thank you for the pizza as well!! ;) Have a great week!

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