Splinterlands Strategies: Work Monsters, WORK!
You lazy-arse monsters, doing nothing other than sitting in my account gathering dust, get to work, I say… GET TO WORK!
If you rent out any Splinterlands cards you might have noticed a sharp drop in daily revenue. If your cards are from the Chaos League expansion or worse the recently out-of-print reward cards, then it may have hit you like a brick.
I tend to dump all my spares in the @chops.support account and before Splinterlands dropped the bomb... which was, 'Summoners will no longer be required to stake on Land', I was feverishly collecting them, and creating mostly L2 and L3 variants.
...'Many 'Kelya Frendul' premium core summoners doing absolutely nothing..., fucking ridiculous!'...
Due to this controversial decision, the value has plummeted even though they are of decent stock and are now out-of-print (OOP). Even the best regular summoner 'Kelya Frendul' does not rent at lower levels.
The rent value is added by SplinterRents so I know these rates are competitive, but no takers? What the fuck is going on; does nobody play at a low level anymore?
I can't do with my assets sitting around doing nothing so figured it was time to upgrade @dismayedworld (my only play account) to compete a little better in the Diamond League.
I know of other players with L5 summoners who reach this league without issue, and @dismayedworld regularly reaches Diamond I by the end of the season. Should this be happening? it doesn't sound quite right.
I had many Tarsa, Thaddeus Brood, and Obsidian summoners in the same situation as those Kelysa Frendul; all staying in bed until 2 pm, playing cards, smoking joints, and visiting the local brothel daily. This just won't do.
I whipped up a few and created three lots of L7 summoners. I don't play Life so General Sloan is safe at the moment. At least one of those pink pigs is doing some work.
The Legendary summoners will take a little more work but will need to be MAXXED to L4 for this to work. For the most part, my spares are doing work, though not bringing in enormous amounts of DEC.
Upgrading from L6 to L7 allows one more level of monster to be used EXCEPT Epic. I took the viewpoint of efficiently looking at this. What can I upgrade from my lazy monster repository while gaining the most benefit?
Expecting all my spare Cursed Windeku's to be rented out, I was shocked to see them doing bugger all like many of my other L2 and L3 monsters. Everyone uses this card as a tank, he's the Modern version of Haunted Spirit, right?
25BCX was not going to be a problem and 25% more damage was a significant upgrade. What else could I find in a similar vein?
Silent Sha-Vi was another one. Does nobody want to rent an L3 version of this staple? It's a strong sneaker, hits hard, and for another 80BCX, 25% harder again!
It appears nobody plays in the Bronze league anymore, or are the cards so cheap everyone buys them?
I was shocked to see Cursed Windeku 1BCX for 22c. I bought many of these for $1 although it was some time ago, and it's the most expensive rare outside of Thaddeus.
Lira the Dark was another one. A L7 Summoner can handle MAX-level Legendary monsters, and at $1.66 per BCX Lira delivers. She's a seriously good card and one I use a lot. I will take that 25% extra damage and win some more battles.
All this upgrading is time-consuming, but quite enjoyable More so when I don't have to spend anything, but simply drag those idling monsters out of the bar, hose them down, and get them working for their living.
If you still believe in Splinterlands, upgrading your play league with OOP cards on the cheap seems like a good idea. Now the gloss of Land has faded somewhat, the rewards cards are also looking like good value again. I will be looking next at those.
Splinterlands seriously need to look at attracting new blood; attracting new players. For them, this is the cheapest I have seen the game since before the explosion in August 2021.
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