RE: Post Season Splinterlands - The Grind

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yo @cmplxty and @rayius ...i was trying to post in the gild chat today but it wasn't working. I was watching steveR82's vid and he mentioned that the game isn't worth playing if the DEC capture rate is less than 85%. Do either of you know the mechanics of why that would be?



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Yeah the guild chat is funky sometimes! I personally don't like to play the game when my DEC capture rate is below 75% since it means I'm earning less DEC than I should however I offset that when it comes to daily quests. One requirement I have is I need to finish my quest. If I don't then I play until I do, and whatever my capture rate falls to I let it be.

I kept getting crushed last night so I played way longer than I should have, considering my DEC capture rate fell far below 75%.

I don't think it would mean not playing when it's below 85% if you still have a daily quest to do but I balance my gaming with other duties. If someone is a diehard Splinterlands-as-a-job player yeah sure, it's not worth as much playing below 85% but for normal people, anything above 70% is acceptable to me.

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Hi @sagesigma! Wah, I must share that I am so deeply honoured that you quoted me alongside an experienced player like @cmplxty , you seriously made my day! Hahahha. Ok do pardon me for being a tat too geeky. I am an Economics student, so yea you kind of expected it! Haha. Actually, my goal for this game is the profitability on top of the leisure aspect. That being the case, similar to @cmplxty I do have some rules.

  1. The potential ROI for the Daily Chest is way too high. So no matter what it takes, I will try to reach the highest tier possible and get the highest amount of Chest possible. 1 Legend or GF card is equivalent to the DEC from hundreds of matches

  2. I tend to apply delayed gratification. So this is how it goes, if I can reach my highest tier, I will only play the matches when my ECR is 95%-99%. At all times, it should ideally be in this range. Figured out that the effort spent (both time and mental capacity required) for one match is the same regardless of the ECR. However, if waiting 10hrs means that the DEC I can earn from a match is 15DEC instead of 10DEC, I would gladly do so. How I view it is that at the end of the day, I still play the same number of matches, just that it is at a later time of the day. So typically, I will only play around 5 times each time, before I go for a break/work/study and so on.

This way, I get to maximise the amount of DEC earned in what I felt to be the most efficient way. I guess if your break/work/study will be in intervals of hours, then probably you can afford to play more matches each time so your ideal ECR will be probably 90%-99%. For me my intervals are shorter so I will ideally keep it in the band of 95%-99%

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You're getting better at the game Ray, that's for sure! I think you're a smart guy so it's good that you're delving into the game as much as you are. I think these are good calculations and ideas for what you do to maximize your DEC rewards. Sadly, trying to achieve higher leagues is one of the banes of playing lol. Always looking to aim higher!

I realized I forgot to respond back about HBD, sorry!

For HBD, it's a second internal currency of Hive so that the price of the Hive token can't plummet so far from being the only reward. The HBD token takes a bunch of the blow as well, so it's really a great mechanism.

It's best for now to convert the HBD to Hive. If you are using PeakD you can easily convert it by clicking the drop down arrow next to it and click "Convert to Hive"

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I don't have any liquid HBD right now so I just used the screenshot from my liquid Hive. The principle works the same though! You can convert it to hive and it will average the price of Hive over 3 days versus the price of HBD and give you a percentage of Hive based on the HBD you convert. Right now since we are so close to 1$ Hive, you will get about 1:1 of HBD > Hive. The lower the price of Hive goes, the more Hive you get when you convert HBD is the theory. For example when Hive was .75 1 HBD could get you 1.25 Hive theoretically.

Converting HBD to Hive takes 3 days so it's not instant but it's good so you can get some liquid Hive to spend or power up. Transferring the HBD to savings is also a great idea, I see you've got quite a bit in there now which is great! Keep that in there for sure. The interest on the HBD is awesome and definitely an important part of the incentive to keep HBD long term and not hurt the price of Hive too much.

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Thanks @cmplxty , I haven't been called smart for eons! Hahahhaa.

I see! I guess probably I will start to convert the HBD to Hive, and wait for 9 more days for the next Power Up time! Hope I don't mess up as that will be the first time I power up! Hahaha.

I am actually trying to weight the pros and cons, as the HBD in savings actually do give a small portion of APR

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Yeah the way I think of HBD is that I store half the HBD I earn from post rewards in my savings and the other half I convert to liquid hive. It’s a good balance because we can always use the additional hive to power up but we can also use the interest from the savings account!

Just my concept, you can figure out what works best for you!

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hey thats a good idea! probably when my exams are over, will run some data simulations on the figures, to see which gives a higher ROI! Hahaha

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Yeah it’s a good idea for sure. Having more hive power is increasingly important so that’s why I opt to do at least half. I’ve been cashing out some rewards on Splinterlands so I’ve been able to supplement the additional hive with that. Hoping to power up 3-400 hive for December!

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wow! that is a lot of Hive! I am barely seeing any improvements in my Hive account! haha. i am attempting to convert the HBD to Hive after your advise! hahaha. looking forward to the Power up day

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That’s great man, glad you started a conversion! Even powering up 3-4 hive is good!

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