Not Sneaky Enough

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VRUZ dropped and with 566K SPS staked, I was able to get 566 BCX. With a guaranteed 1 gold for every 25, I was up for at least 22, but got 27 - which sounds great, but I have heard that they were apparently dropping at a very high rate for some people who did their transactions in groups of 25. I would have tried this too had I known, but I also think that if there is an algorithm in play, it shouldn't matter much whether buying in lots of 25 (the minimum for a guaranteed gold), or all at once as I did.

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Currently, they are holding up very well on the market, even though I sold the few regular extras I had near the bottom, expecting them to fall faster and much harder. I still think they will. I kept the gold however and also have 100 "owing" from a friend who didn't have as many, but I helped him max what he had.

Hopefully, the price will drop, but I am in no rush for the return.

If it does drop, I will buy some more anyway.

I am interested in what the final print count is going to be, as while there is a theoretical max of 551,000, it can't actually get there, because it is only on every "full 1000" SPS staked and, it requires a voucher as well. So, there are likely people who didn't have enough vouchers, even though they had the SPS, as generally people are selling vouchers into the market, or trading it for DEC-B. Whatever the count is and whatever the value, I like this mini bonus for staking SPS.

The first battle I used it with I screwed up the set by not paying attention, but here I got a win: VRUZ

Not the best usage of the card, but at least it was a win. And, I am glad that it also had a miss on it and I hope it is one of many. I have had so many losses today it is incredible. I don't know what is going on, but I suck big time.

Maybe my attention is elsewhere.

And the new play token system has been released today, and I have already played mine down to 10 battles left. Granted, it wasn't full to begin with, but I might actually like this system because once I play it down, I can just walk away and not worry about it at all, until there are enough tokens back in the bank. I have issues holding my ECR and the cost was high if dropping below the 50% mark. This way, perhaps I will learn to play at different times - when I am more likely to get some wins.

I am struggling though at the moment, so I should probably just take a couple days off and get my mind back into it later, rather than trying to force my way through. I am only playing modern too currently, so perhaps I should get back into the Wild format and see if that is any easier, though that takes far more rentals for me. In modern, I can get away with less - which is of course why more people are going to play modern, as they are likely to have more of the suitable cards and, there are more of those cards on the rental market also, making them far cheaper. It is interesting to see that some of the key cards are not available at times too though, even from Riftwatchers and Chaos Legion.

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By the looks of things, there are now about 215,000 Vruz printed, which is almost half of the maximum. However, it has only been available for 12 hours or so, which means there might be a lot more to come, depending on who hasn't printed yet.

The price for those golds is very high for a common, but this might also be a card that people will want to have, so it might stay up there too. I need 11 more for a max, so that is about 80 dollars, but not sure if it is worth at this time to even bother. I have a playing card maxed in the regular and I don't think it is worth having a gold of this doing anything on Land.

However, that is something that should be done for the next release of a an SPS and Voucher backed card, where there is some special Land multiplier for it. That would make it valuable and rewarding for many SPS holders, but also give it a decent market value also. Perhaps something like a Neutral card that can be used anywhere, but also gets a 10% bonus or something.

Now though, it is time for bed, for the days are long, and

The night is dark and full of terrors

Well, it is dark, and the terror comes in the form of having to get up too early after not enough sleep.

Perhaps I will dream about the next quarterly card.

Taraz
[ Gen1: Hive ]



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jajaja. I like your attitude in the face of defeat: I wish I had that spirit of yours in the face of losses. You say you must be thinking about something else and maybe it is true: sometimes lack of concentration makes us make bad decisions and if it is about money, you have to keep your mind clear of noises. As you say, maybe it's better to sleep and maybe tomorrow good luck will appear as a light on you. Have a good night's rest and an excellent awakening, @tarazkp

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I don't get enough sleep, but I perform okay most days. I wonder if I got a bit more, would I perform better ;)

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facing losses is part of it but its important to never give up

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Oh nice one this post reminded me to claim my 8.

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This is very important against bot.
Bot can fight every 1 hour when capture rate is high. But human can not play every hour.
This new energy system is good for human player I believe.

I can just walk away and not worry about it at all, until there are enough tokens back in the bank.

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It should affect the bot farms for sure. The playing bots on the powerful accounts, doesn't do much against that :)

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Now the age of the automation.. But Splinterlands are still strong even there are a lot of accounts with bots.

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I ended up getting 117 regular foil and 8 gold foil with my 125 vouchers. I didn't even think to do them in batches. I was able to get my regular foil up to level 6 but I will have to buy more if I want to max it out. I like that they are rewarding stakers. Benefits for land would definitely be cool.

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That is a very high pull rate for golds!! I did ~5x as many, got ~3x the golds.

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I had 718 available to claim. I got 687 regular and 31 gold. I sold my 287 regular above 400, and purchased the missing 7 gold. Using the left over proceeds, I repurchased vouchers. Net cost: 54 vouchers.

To those that don't see the benefit of SPS staking... I rest my case

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Not on your scale Holo, but I got 17 RF and 2 GF from my 19 vouchers. Def not complaining for the outlay.

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Considering that the SPS was free (airdropped) and the vouchers were free (airdropped)... I don't think many people should be complaining :D You got quite lucky with the 2 Golds!

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Well, some people bought a lot of SPS too ;)

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True. I don't think I fall in that crowd, though :)

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I wish I'd started stacking SPS sooner. You always spoke about it on streams and I went ahead buying cards (always planning to buy SPS but getting sucked into owning) instead of staking and using my gains to buy cards. I now see why owning SPS in the long run will far outway chasing those 'wants' using fiat.

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I read this comment on its own, not aware of what it was a reply to. I thought it was a reply in reference to my post regarding summoner land boosts. :P

But yes, SPS staking is super important, and will remain so forever and ever :D

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Which league s do you play in normally?

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Hopefully it continues this way though. There should be far more benefits for staking SPS that affect gameplay.

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Faster recharge of Energy would be an obvious boon. :)

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This is very cute! Looks like the Treasure Goblin from Diablo! 😈

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What a nice catch😎👆

Im thinking about jumping back into splinterlands, but with everyone using bots to battle I should probably so the same ey?

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Meh, I play myself. The people who are using bots to play are just farmers, not players.

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Nice work, promo cards always seem to hold their value, still not sure about the new energy system, will see how it goes.

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It is holding up better than expected, considering how many of them there are.

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Indeed, if you don't sleep well at night, the day becomes like a terror :)

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My days are terrible. Better than the mornings though at least!

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I only got normal ones. It is a shame that it is a dragon monster because I almost never play with dragon teams.

Maybe I will eventually get used to new energy system. Not like I have any choice.

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Prices are up on yesterday, over $7 for a GF now. I have plenty of extras, and am not sure what to do with them as yet.

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Yeah, I don't know if it is worth maxing a gold of this particular card yet.

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I'm grabbing a max gf for myself and another for the rental account.
Also got one to level 5 for my scholar account. Hoping he can put it to good use in our gf silver frays.
I'll have 1800 regulars, so 4 at max and 200 left over, which I'll probably reluctantly sell.
I got absolutely shafted on RNG when I claimed 1000 at once.
960 regular, 40 gf. Literally the worst possible outcome.
Switched to claiming in clumps of 25, and did heaps better.

Its interesting because supply is capped so hard, not only due to the SPS requirement but also with that big countdown.

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RF is holding at 50c, and gf over $7.

Still haven't won with him yet, but martyr is my favourite of the new abilities, so I'll be picking him plenty.

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I got absolutely shafted on RNG when I claimed 1000 at once.
960 regular, 40 gf.

That is worse than me! Rare! :D

Switched to claiming in clumps of 25, and did heaps better.

This really shouldn't be the case at all. The algo is broken.

Still haven't won with him yet, but martyr is my favourite of the new abilities, so I'll be picking him plenty.

There are lots of counters for martyr it seems - but I have used it well on occasion :)

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I really like VRUZ and It will make me Stake even more for the next Promo........ Cheers Bro

!PIZZA

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Thanks for the 'top-up' :)

I'm now facing the dilemma of when to buy - prices aren't doing what I thought!

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No worries mate!! Thanks for the return too. Didn't realize they'd stay up so high.

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Mr. Taraz, really the hardest time is like a kick in the ass to get up very early to go to work hahah I do it at 5 am uffff and it costs me; when what I want is to keep sleeping.

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5 is far too early - unless forced :)

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I used it a few times to good success. I find that it is best as a rear tank played ahead of a camouflage monster, so in position 5. Hopefully it gets in an attack and draws a miss or two before dying and giving martyr ability to position 4 and 6.

I also think the energy change is a good one because everything is more straightforward. All rShares are the same for every winning battle. All battles cost exactly one unit of energy. It takes exactly 1 hour to get a battle back. I think this will be a big positive for ranked play as the transparency is more clear.

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That is how I have used it too. I have had "okay" success so far, but it is fun!

And yes, it does make things easier to understand :)

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With 11k SPS staked I received 10 normal foils and a single gold foil! Pretty happy with my results. That's around 12$ for 11 vouchers. Gold foils are indeed very expensive for a common card, but those gold foil dragon cards look amazing! :D

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That is a good pull!
and yep - I am thinking about maxing a Gold, just because it looks better :D

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