The Post I've Hoped to Write Since Day 1

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A Dream Come True in Splinterlands

Lately I've been a bit bummed, and perhaps if you've followed my blog posts you might know what I'm about to say. You see, my dream has been to own a bit of property along the Santa Fe trail in Kansas. I made an offer on the most wonderful run-down 1860 farmhouse, and my plans to bring it to life had me feeling excited and proud to be restoring a bit of history. Sadly, the inspection report came back and the foundation is a disaster. There's no hope for me on my limited income and inability to fix a house foundation which is quite a daunting task in Kansas due to our soil movement issues. I had to walk away from the house, and with that, a bit of a dream for me was lost, I've often connected my dream of owning REAL land to my dream of owning a plot of land in Splinterlands as well, so I suppose I stopped hoping I'd have a chance at a Splinterlands' plot, too since to me, they have always gone hand in hand. I should know better than to give up on dreams!

Hive Goes Up!

So last night, as I was winding down my day and scrolling through real estate properties for the 1000th time, I suddenly received PING, PING, PINGGGGGGG on my phone as if an emergency had occurred. I grabbed it to check my notifs and discovered @just2random had written basically saying "You want land, right? Now's your chance."

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I raced to the computer to see what he meant: HIVE was pumping! WOW! If you don't understand exactly how this works, well, I didn't really either at first. Just2Random (or Random as I call him) explained to me that while HIVE is going up, your dollar will stretch further.

In fact, he wrote a post explaining what's a good buy during a HIVE Pump, probably to help folks like me that are new to HIVE and the crypto markets. In case you'd be interested in his perspective, I'll post his link here:

https://peakd.com/spt/@just2random/what-should-you-do-in-splinterlands-when-everything-in-the-market-turns-red

He mentions SPS, Credits, and LAND! Yes, it was a FANTASTIC time to buy a Splinterlands' plot. I screamed. I couldn't believe it! My waiting had paid off, but first, I had to get my hands on some HIVE.

Could I actually own my Splinterlands' Dream?

I was close to what I needed with only about 75 HIVE away from my goal. I needed, therefore, to sell my SPT which is the token earned from writing blogs! I couldn't believe that my writing blog posts about Splinterlands - particularly writing about my DREAM of owning a plot of land in the game - would be the final win to me getting that plot! It was all coming full circle for me.

I raced to sell a little SPT and GRRRRRR someone was overshooting my bid every time! I had to cancel and re-post again to be at the top of the sell list, then they would cancel and post over me! I was getting SO FRUSTRATED. Meanwhile Random was writing, "How's it going? You want to get the land as quickly as you can."

So, after a battle with someone else, I probably undersold my SPT a bit, but since I wasn't selling much I didn't care at this point. The land was so worth it; I had dreamed of this day. I got the HIVE I needed! Yippeee!

So I gathered all the rest of my HIVE, headed over to PLOT on the market and saw that someone was asking to buy a plot for 400 HIVE. I quickly posted 405, and then I realized I might wait for ages. The SELL Plot was at 600 HIVE. How was I going to get someone to sell me a plot for so little? I felt like I needed a miracle at this point.

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MIRACLES HAPPEN! I may not have my plot of Kansas property yet, but I have something even MORE PRECIOUS to me: A SPLINTERLANDS' PLOT! It happened SO QUICKLY I had to refresh the page at least a dozen times and check that I truly did own a PLOT OF LAND in Splinterlands!!! I quickly wrote to Random and told him the great news!

I can't thank Random enough for letting me know about the HIVE pump, and I seriously didn't sleep last night.. I just kept dreaming about the land and what I hoped I could do with it in the game. It's been a long while since I've wanted something so badly, and all my hard work and patience has paid off within just a matter of months playing this game.

SO PLEASE, don't give up on your dreams! I know that my dreams of owning some Kansas history will come now all in good time. Dreams include patience and believing in miracles so I know that will come in good time, but right now I'm so overjoyed about my virtual plot of land in Splinterlands that I can't stop smiling!

Please believe everyone has an opportunity to get what they want in Splinterlands if you just make some hard choices. I know that perhaps I won't have has much now for the Chaos Legions packs, but I WILL get SPS airdrops from my plot of land, and I REALLY wanted that land more than anything else. I'm so new to the game, I wouldn't be able to get much with the Chaos Legions presale anyways, so I still feel like a winner here.

Your Thoughts?

Let me know your thoughts. Do you think I was a winner? Did you take advantage of the HIVE pump yesterday? Do you have suggestions for what you do when the markets take such a change like that? Thank you so much for reading this post and sharing in my excitement! I really appreciate it.

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Congratulations on getting your first plot of land! Maybe the profits you make from it will one day enable you to afford the foundation repairs needed on that old farmhouse and your second dream can come true. Do you have a picture of the farmhouse? I'd !LUV to see it.

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YAY! I like how you got that LUV there! HAHAHA! Thank you SO MUCH! :) Yes, it was a marvelous old house in Council Grove. It's still listed on realtor since I couldn't get it. It's a BARGAIN, but I've never taken on a whole foundation problem so it was a lot for a single mom like me, and I need a safe house for my kids. I DO believe Splinterlands will help with the dream of getting something there in the heart of Kansas, but it probably won't be that treasure. That's okay... I'll find something else. ;) Thanks again for reading and commenting! :)

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That @just2random is a super great dude. Well done on your purchase! That's super great!

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Yes, he is, AussieNinja, and he's said a lot of really great things about YOU!, too! :) And thanks about the purchase! :)

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We are not in Kansas anymore...

Where are we?

In Praetoria!

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Last night caused a bit of excitement for us all. What a great story of how you were able to leverage the HIVE pump to buy a plot of land in Splinterlands.

Now wouldn't it be great if that plot of land eventually earns you enough money to actually buy some land in Kansas? Now THAT would be going full circle. Cheering you on!

!LUV

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YAY! Thank you so much! I really am thrilled you enjoyed the post and you're cheering me on about it. :) I appreciate it.

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Great job getting your own piece of splinterlands!!! You must be so hyped right now! YAY!

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Hee hee! I am!! :) Thank you so much! :)

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congrats on your land plot! you deserved it, hope I can grab some soon! very nice post again thanks for always sharing!

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Thank you so much, Zasktrader! I hope you can get some as well!! It's going to be such a great investment! Have a great day!

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I'm so happy you realised your LAND dream in Splinterlands at least :D
I know you've been waiting patiently, and BAM! When an opportunity presents itself you strike!
Great job!
Now you better keep blogging to save up for that next PLOT!
Of course you're gonna need to invest in monsters to work that land for you. But maybe they'll let you rent maxed cards to do that. We'll see when it's finally released.

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Thank you, Random! I really appreciate your help. :)

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Wonderful news. Very few people will ever own a plot, and millions will desperately want to. You've joined an exclusive group, and I expect that plot will be a tidy little earner for you over the next few years :)

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YAY! Thanks, Matt!! I really appreciate all the advice you've given me from the start! Thank you so much for support and encouragement! It's fantastic to be part of the exclusive group! :)

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Very happy for you on your land purchase Rosie!! well deserved :) A Splinterlands land plot + a new home sounds like a perfect combination =)

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Yes! Now I've got to find that home! ;) For now though, I'll enjoy the Splinterlands plot though! :) You have a great day, Mozzie! Thank you for always being so encouraging! :)

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Looking forward to your post on your new home! :) I looooove looking at photos of houses especially the farmhouse ones that can be seen in the movies! Have a great day too, Rosie! :)

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Awesome story! I'm with you on the PLOT. It was something I immediately wanted to own when I first got into #Splinterlands. Unfortunately AND Fortunately (depends on how you look at it), I didn't get involved until it started blowing up. I did manage to get my hands on it when it was around $125 though so while that's a lot more than the $20 a few weeks earlier, it's still pretty cheap compared to where it is now.

Keep up the dream on the real house. It's out there. As others have already said, it literally seems possible that someday a virtual PLOT could be your ticket to a plot in the real world. Stranger things have happened and we're still VERY early in Splinterlands. Lots to come....

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Yipppeee!!! Thank you, Dagger!! What a great comment! This really made me smile today. :) And how AWESOME you got the plot early enough (I know what you mean though; it's tough to know it could have been purchased for less.. hahaha.... but that is part of how this all works I suppose.) :) Have a fantastic day! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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