Freshly Guilded, Newly Screwed

It is the last couple days of the playing season and I have been struggling in so many ways. I am trying to get my Wild up to C2 so I don't run the risk of falling into Gold and, I am so far behind in Modern it is crazy. It is super hard this season for me and I am wondering why. It feels like a bit of a write-off, but I am going to make a push for it regardless.

The challenge is also the time, as renovation work continues unabated.

And I smashed my finger and split it open quite badly. Yay!

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I did okay in a tournament though and ended up making the cut to the second round and finishing in 33rd position. This earned 605 SPS, giving a 20x return on the 30 SPS entry fee on offer. Pretty decent result.

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Although, I have to rent a lot too, so it probably ends up around even.

What didn't go so well was my first Brawl for the Shield of Glory guild I joined about a week ago.

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Shield of Glory came second by, wait for it...

6 losses.

This is only about the second Brawl I have ever completed and suffice to say, it didn't go well. I played in a novice league (L1 cards) of Chaos Legion only. Firstly, I have never played any CL at L1, as I have a full set of the cards and secondly, I had zero Gladius cards. It really is a surprise that I won the two rounds I did win. Hopefully if I play that slot again, I will do a little better, as it seems I got lucky.

From participation, I was able to get two packs and I also used some merits from my reward chests to buy some "Blood Stone" and improve the odds of getting a Legendary.

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The first pack I opened I got what many seem to love and I was destroyed by in most of those matches; Quora Towershead.

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And in the second pack, I got a Legendary drop of Tatiana Blayde:

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Might be useful, as other than sounding like a pornstar, is a neutral Legendary, so can be used in any splinter.

Will they help?

These cards aren't transferrable, so they have no value other than on my account at the moment, but I wonder if there will come a time where they allow for a secondary market of Gladius.

And, speaking of joining Shield of Glory, I joined one and now, they also have a second which is a Level 10 guild has some empty slots in it. So, if interested in joining, it is by request and you can check out THIS POST by @misterrogers and see if it is suitable either way.

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So, it seems that I got in at a decent time, otherwise I would have to prove myself in the feeder first! :D Though, I am pretty sure with my results in the brawl and in the season so far, they are having second thoughts and might bust my ass downward. I will try to make a mad push for the EOS, but as said...

Time!

Always an issue, more so now.

The weather has been great today though, so after smashing walls for three hours (not in a fun euphemistic way), we went to the lake for a swim, which might be the EOS of the swimming season for me unfortunately.. And on that note, I will have to finish this post up too, as it is also my 7th wedding anniversary and we are going to drop Smallsteps to her grandparents and head out to dinner for a couple hours. There will be no gifts this year otherwise, but I think a brand new kitchen from the ground up, should count.

Taraz
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and I have been struggling in so many ways.

Last few seasons I had 60+ reward chests. Now I only have 37. Last season I had wild rating of 3020 this one I only have 2285. It seems that out of nowhere many great players appeared.

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It seems that out of nowhere many great players appeared.

It does seem like this...

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The game is getting serious because it is shining brightly and illuminating the darkness.

Attracting talent will lift the game to mainstream.

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I don't know from shinola about splinterlands but I do know this.

"New Kitchens count."

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;D

As long as I have your backing, I am gold!

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It seem like everybody has been struggling in Splinterlands as of late. I play mostly in Silver and just move (barely) into Gold near EOS to get gold chests and avoid having to drop down to Bronze for the next season. Even though I own a “decent” Silver-level deck, I’d probably be struggling even more if I wasn’t renting some key cards.

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Even though I own a “decent” Silver-level deck, I’d probably be struggling even more if I wasn’t renting some key cards.

I think it is even harder in the lower leagues, as there are far more players.

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Happy Anniversary!
I hope you'll find the brawling experience much more rewarding with some good glads under your belt. Quora and Pornstar Blayde 💪
Also don't sweat the losses! Mine were boneheaded and contributed.
Thanks too for spreading the word on Aegis!!

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With more experience, I am sure I will improve - I feel like a noob though :)

Hopefully there are some good candidates coming through.

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Experience, comfort level, and a growing gladius collection will make an enormous difference. It took me a lot of brawl cycles and a lot of benches to find my fit. Plus you're making gobs more merits than the average bear.

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I play silver - gold. It hasn't been this hard for a really long time). Where do all these people come from? 🤣
!PIZZA

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Perhaps someone is minting new players on their LAND? :D

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That fray is hard. Lower leagues are the hardest, especially because many of us haven't played Bronze or Novice in ages, and some players there are real pros. That said, it can be learned.

I like to have people in a fixed fray for an extended period, that way you get a feel of it. We will see what is an optimum fray for you. I am reasonably happy for now.

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I like to have people in a fixed fray for an extended period,

This is a good idea. I don't mind playing these and working out how the gladius cards operate.

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I wonder if there will come a time where they allow for a secondary market of Gladius.

I don't know why there isn't.., I mean.. what's the big deal? Keep them Brawls only though.

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Brawls only and perhaps ownership only - not for delegation.

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I have the same issue, I ended in diamond 1 last season, and is still struggling in Gold 2!! Looks like I need to adjust my stile of playing!!

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Me too. It is quite a shift the last two weeks.

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it is also my 7th wedding anniversary and we are going to drop Smallsteps to her grandparents and head out to dinner for a couple hours

Happy anniversary and enjoy every moment of it with happiness and love.

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Your renavation of kitchen has coincide with two important dates. If youe wife didn't complain about this timing, theb you are a lucky husband :)

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She set the dates - that tells something I guess...

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Good luck with the finger. Hope it gets better soon! 😅

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slaps u

Focus on what u have gained & shed small gears on what could have been.

You're doing awesome!

You're at the level u need for adequate challenge & humbleness..

Keep it going.

You inspire me.

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This season feels really difficult though. I am nowhere near where I want to be :D Next season is going to be bad too, as I am going to have to claw up from the depths again - with ECR an issue, it makes it almost impossible to move up in a season now.

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If only we could stop or at least do a lot less of the things we don't care about to free up that wasted time for the stuff we actually care about XD

Going out to dinner isn't enough? o_O

ps - how is your hand D:

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If only we could stop or at least do a lot less of the things we don't care about to free up that wasted time for the stuff we actually care about

Absolutely. What would be the first thing you would stop if you could?

Going out to dinner isn't enough?

Plenty imo. I'd rather stay at home in bed :D

ps - how is your hand D:

My finger looks a bit like a barbecued sausage that didn't have any holes pricked in it first :D

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All the freaking errands!

I’d love to cut out housework but cutting down would be enough as sometimes the mindlessness lets me nut out harder things while still doing something somewhat useful.

We’re introverts so staying home is generally preferable, we usually just get takeaway.

How about you, what would you drop?

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All the freaking errands!

I second this!

Though, I think the first thing I would get rid of would be the housework. I very, very rarely "enjoy" it.

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I admire the mentality of people who can actually find the joy in housework x_x

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Congrats on the Quora Towershead!

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