Splinterlands has changed

I have been playing Splinterlands for a few years now. Doing a few battles each day is part of my routine, but I do not claim to be particularly good at it. I still get beaten by people with lower ranked cards, but I do okay.

Recently the daily quest system was re-vamped into a 'daily focus' where you can do as many battles as you want and keep winning chests. I do not fully understand all the details, but for me it is working fairly well.

My ranks

Before the change I was renting out a lot of cards and getting a steady, but not huge income from that. After attempting the new focus for a while, and losing a lot, I took all my cards of rental and now I do much better. I am earning more DEC from chests now that I did from rental, but then I was not optimising my prices very often. Will all my cards in play I can get higher up the leagues, but then the battles get tougher as I meet opponents with more powerful summoners. I just cannot afford to upgrade mine.

After climbing the leagues to Diamond I can now gain about one chest per win. How many I end up with depends on how long I want to play for. I will have a fair number at the end of the season tomorrow.

Meanwhile I am earning something from the SPS airdrop. I am sure I could make even more with some strategic moves, but it is not too bad anyway.

SPS

With Hivefest coming up I may use some of my SPS and DEC to help pay for the trip. It is time for all this effort to give me something fun. Just sitting on money is not that interesting to me. Life is made of experiences and Hivefest should be a great one. I hope to see some of you there.

Hive five!

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I am tempted to pull back my cards from rental and give playing a bash. I haven't done it for a while now.

Quite right about using some of your funds. That is exactly what this kind of thing is for!

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Getting my good cards back in use made a world of difference, but having passive income from rentals was nice. Maybe I need a mix of income streams. Will see what I get tomorrow.

!BEER

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Tis a good point. I could pull back some and not all and see how that goes!

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It seems like a better system to me!

Looking forward to Hive Fest already!

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I have heard a few people saying it's not so good for them. I think it was supposed to make bots less viable, so I hope that works. I know they allowed them to provide enough opponents, but there's more incentive to keep battling now.

!BEER

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I'm a fan of the new system, but I think it's about working out how to best make use of rentals. The first 40 chests in a season are easy enough to collect, then it starts to slow down - moreso from about chest 50 or so (I'm at 71 so far). And, on any given day, it really, really slows down after you earn 15 focus chests - but if the end goal is EoS - you could probably keep your cards on rental, and - when you get a favourable splinter - really go to town and play a heap of games. Of my 71 season chests, I got most of these over 2 days where I got 15 or 16 daily chests. Most other days I'm just getting the first 5 focus chests, because they don't take much to grab.

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I could keep renting out the cards from other splinters, but people are saying rental income is lower than it used to be. I'll play around with it. If I rent out too many cards I won't be able to get to high in the leagues.

!BEER

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Thinking the opposite, I used to be able to pick up a Llama for under 20 DEC, sometimes as low as 15. Now a Llama sets me back at least 70! And a Yodin costs me a similar price.

My old strategy was always to rent Yodin/Llama/Kron for brawls. That's still my strategy, but I really need to have a earth or fire splinter focus on to make it worthwhile. ;)

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Yes, I've just this minute made a post along similar lines. Loving the new format!

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I still play my splinterlands and I think the new system probably makes it a lot more enticing for newer players and hard working players. For me Im earning less chests now, not sure about how it balances in terms of rewards, but then I only play a few games per day, so really, those rewards should be going to those who play more often. Im sure there are probably issues but the devs always seem to work hard on getting them ironed out!

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It's a better system than before but can be exploited. The exploit is down to people renting too cheaply. Craziness and user problems. In time it will fix itself.

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That is not bad at all for not really playing a ton lately. I think I am going to finish the season in just about the same place as you. We will see. My rewards haven't been that great lately from the chests. We will see if I have better luck at the end of the season.

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