SPS Governance Proposal - Split Ranked Battle Reward Pools By League
The Splinterlands team would like to propose a change to how the SPS rewards for ranked battles are distributed. Currently, everyone who plays ranked battles competes for the SPS rewards from one of two pools - one for Modern and one for Wild battles. This means that players in Bronze league are earning rewards from the same pool as players in Champion league.
While higher rated players will earn a larger share of the pool each battle due to earning more reward shares, this can still be overcome by running multiple accounts in lower leagues. This goes against our stated goal of always encouraging players to gather more assets and rank up a single account rather than spreading across multiple accounts.
In order to address this, we would like to propose that the SPS reward pool for ranked battles be split out by league in a similar way that the SPS rewards are split by league for focus/season loot chests. Instead of two pools (one for Modern and one for Wild) with 900k SPS per season each, we propose that the pools be set up as follows:
|Modern Battle Pool||% of Total||SPS / Season|
|Wild Battle Pool||% of Total||SPS / Season|
Please note that both tables above have the same numbers, we just split them out to clearly show that there are separate pools for modern and wild battle formats for each league.
This means that when a player in Silver league wins a Modern ranked battle, the amount of reward shares they have earned will be compared against the total reward shares earned in all Silver league Modern ranked battles over the past 24 hours to determine what percentage of the current Modern format, Silver league reward pool (135k SPS per season) that player will earn.
We believe that this change will go a long way towards properly aligning the incentives in the game with the intended goals and behavior which will ultimately be to the benefit of the entire Splinterlands community.