Splinterlands Strategies: Splinterlands is in a Short-Term Lull
Do you feel it? Chaos Legion has come, we have split our packs, done the combines and are playing with the new cards.
So what’s next?
The Splinterlands Team are gone this week, there is no Town Hall or what they used to call AMA and it’s all gone a little flat.
If you don’t feel it then well done to you as I am trying to keep looking forward and use an optimistic mindset.
Players keep probing the team about land but they are being very tight-lipped about things.
Once more details are out of the bag don’t expect PLOT to be $400 any more. It’s a fine balance, you wait for bargains or you miss the boat.
Sooner or later PLOT will shoot up and then it will be out of range.
Almost half of the Chaos Legion packs have already sold but given the level of anticipation I have to question the Splinterlands Team on the volume of product released.
Was it too much and did they really expect it to ALL sell on Day 1?
It was a tough call for them to judge. If it was gone instantly then there would be cries from some that they had missed out, too much and it feels inflated, bloated and less valuable.
I feel like they overdid it and 10 million may have been a better number but hindsight makes that easy to say.
On the current reward cards I feel like they went too far and we will be stuck with these same NFT’s as rewards for the foreseeable future.
However this is not a criticism of the Splinterlands Team, I mean what would you have done?
So for now the masses can buy Chaos Legion packs and my opinion about this set is rather different than Untamed.
I remember Untamed being released sometime in 2019 and I was distinctly underwhelmed. The expansion felt weak compared to Beta which had recently gone out of print and I bought only 100 packs or so.
Hindsight tells me Untamed was better than I anticipated, I incorrectly ignored it for the most part and continued to battle mostly with Beta cards.
Even when those powerful summoners were Airdropped, I looked up for a few moments to grab some Yodin Zaku’s and Mimosa Nightshades ignoring the rest.
If you think the current requirement of 350 packs per guaranteed Airdop is unfair, it’s been worse in the past and may well increase.
This leads me to Chaos Legion. In my opinion it is a strong set and cards on the ‘used’ marketplace are extremely cheap right now.
I know this as I have shifted a throng of cards into another account, propped it up with a smidge of older ones and it sits in the upper Gold league holding it’s own against stronger decks.
Unlike in mid 2019 when I was selling all my DEC winnings I now invest ALL of it back into more cards.
How can you resist such bargains? Common Gold cards are cheap as chips and I have several commons levelled to 8 (Gold League).
The current set of ‘mini-tanks’ are as relevant as they have always been in low-mana games. You stick them at the front and hope they hold the fort while the monsters behind wreak havoc on your opponent.
Or that is the theory…
Then there are these little monsters all costing ONE mana and are designed to get in the way and buy you time.
Did you think them useless? Like Mylor Crowling the best of the bunch is Mycelic Morphoid due to the thorns at Level 3.
Place him on your back line, add some armour with Queen Mycelia and he just might last two or three turns inflicting 4 or more damage to the unsuspecting sneak card.
It’s a great use of ONE mana, I can tell you.
As for the others, they can gain you time, sit there as Opportunity bait and give your real damage dealers time to counter and remove your opponents mid-line threats.
As this is my ‘Strategies’ series I have to add something such as the above but for the most part this article is more of about the psychological battle, and my mindset which is trying to ignore the declining value of DEC and especially the cards.
Many of us start to despair in lull situations and the mind needs to be trained to ignore it. We had it good for several months prior to Chaos Legion and one can forget what it was like prior to August 2021 when there was a significant player uptake.
You need to remember Splinterlands is an old, old game. There are many upcoming games sprouting out of the woodwork but can they survive a crypto winter?
This one did and came out of the other end intact, so have some trust in the developers. If cards appear cheap then buy, because it won’t last.
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