Raid You, Raid Me
I got lucky in my Daily Focus Chests this morning, pulling 3x Gold Foil Legendary, Drybone Raider - which means that by combining two of them, I get a LVL3 card, which is probably enough for it most of the time, though it would obviously be nice to have a +3 melee on it too - but I will have to wait to pull another GFL, or buy one off the market once they are unbound, which means out of print.
Despite the massive Mana of 12, She (assuming from the breasts) seems like a decent addition, albeit more of a bit player for some rulesets. However, if in for example an opportunity set, with double strike it will deliver 8 points of damage, breaking breaking shields and bones, with Shatter and Cripple. It is slow though, which means it is likely to miss, unless in a Slow ruleset, but with Kitty it speeds up and has True Strike. And, it is a Neutral, so is versatile.
I haven't had a chance to play it yet.
The reward cards are Soulbound now, and while I am combining everything I get in regular foil because I need maxed versions anyway, I seem to be a bit more careful in regards to golds, because perhaps down the track they will be more saleable as singles. However, I really have zero idea about how many are out there, but going on the recently out of print legendaries, there are about 600 golds of each, with prices ranging from 40-47 per BCX.
Based on this, the open is worth around $120.
So far, I have liked the Soulbound card process, as the print rate is pretty fast on them, and some of the cards are usable at even lower levels, which means that I don't have to wait for a max to start including them into my lineups. And, they are starting to appear more and more in the battles I am taking part in, with some of the new attributes being pretty cool, and there is some jealousy playing against cards I don't yet have.
It is also going to be interesting to see what happens after the change to the ECR into daily play tokens, because that will mean that the bots will also be taking less reward cards, which could slow down the print cycle. I don't know if it has been mentioned what the print cap is on the soulbound reward cards, but I remember that they expect the print-run to last two years or something similar.
Plenty of time to build.
And then, the market opens up, which is going to be an interesting testcase for the future also and I wonder if the same thing will be applied to the Gladius cards. While I get that there is a factor of play to earn them, it is also very limiting if there are new guilds that want to go in and compete at the top straight away, as they have to recruit much older and established players, who are already likely set in their guilds.
Again, it would be an interesting testcase to see how much the Gladius cards are worth though, especially since most I know are no where near maxing any of them, even after years of brawling. I think. For me, the highest are commons L4, rare L3, Epic 2 and Legendary are all 1, except for one, which recently went to L2. I generally play in the Gold League, so I have some "room to move" in terms of card level to brawl at potential.
Would I buy if I could?
And this is what makes the "time-locked" soulbound cards so interesting, as the good ones will be battletested by the time they hit the market. However, will the be playable in the Modern format still, or will they go immediately into retirement of Wild - or Land. I suspect that for the gold Legendaries, unlocking might push a lot of them onto Land for mining purposes.
The whitepaper is being released today, and should tell more.
There is a lot going on with Splinterlands at the moment and I really hope that there is more focus being put on the gameplay and incentivizing actually playing, rather than just the passive income generation activities. While the investment into it and subsequent return is an important factor, it falls down if no one is willing to actually invest to play the game and just becomes another DeFi project, with no usecase to support it - and that would be a shame.
And, this is why I think there should be attempts to tie staked SPS to playing rewards, where there are perks in-game for having stake. Like increasing the chances to get some GFLs, incentivizing people to not just try their luck, but also
"buy some luck"
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correct, better rewards for the gamer
Are you playing Splinterlands?
I am starting to come around to the soulbound cards as well. I was iffy at first, but then I started to realize the potential. I think you are active enough and we have enough time, that you shouldn't be afraid of maxing out your gold foils. Get one maxed core set and then you can keep the rest as singles to do whatever you want with them later on. Props on the Lionel Richie reference in the title!
It really is going to be interesting to see what happens when they are unbound - especially if timed with decent market conditions.
Yeah, I am not too afraid, but unlike the regulars, I am only pushing it to the next level, not over. With the regulars, I am just combining them all as I get them, to keep the card count cleaner :)
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I don't blame you for that! It seems to be a struggle lately. I feel like these soulbound cards are dropping in much greater quantity than the past reward cards. Like seven or 9 per chest sometimes is crazy.
Still kicking around in there almost 20 minutes later :) Probably won't shake it until tomorrow!
Yeah, I think they are dropping much faster, otherwise they will circulate forever. The Glad cards are taking years to max!
Serves you right ;)
I'm really liking the Gladius cards. I think brawling is my favorite part of the game right now.
Wow, this legendary card is a true machine at this level 3, attacking 2 times, breaking armor and decreasing the opponent's life, and can be safely placed to attack from afar, until it reaches the first position, incredible!
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Might be a decent card - hope I get to play it sometime! :D
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Congrats! Takes me back to the days I'd open alpha cards and get a few gold legendary ones. :D
Too bad I sold them all cause "there's no way steem can drop more than 90% from ATH!"
I was looking at the list of Gold legendaries burned - things like the Kraken has 172 burned - they are $1100 each now! :D
I think Straw still has one of those gold foil summoners from alpha
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It is listed for 300K :D
lol, maybe next ATH
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I have yet to received GFL.
Has anyone maxed out Gladius cards yet? At the rate I am going it may take more than 5 years to have a maxed out legendary Gladius card unless something changes.
The summoners won’t be worth much for a long time.
I don't even know where to check! :D
Yeah. It depends on guild too, and consistency of guild wins - so it isn't easy.
Wow. This seems like a true legendary card and I wish I was a gamer.
Hmm Drybone Raider is better used with Martyr!!
Personally, I have been considering of getting Astral Entity though.
I haven't used Astral Entity much yet. Should experiment more :)
The only time I got a golden legendary was a long time ago. It is about time I got another one...
Congrats on 3x Gold Foil Legendary.
This would be nice.
Yeah - it is lucky, but it seems that there is a high drop rate for all the reward cards now. which is good I guess, but maybe makes them less valuable.
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Congratulations Taraz, you've been really lucky. I just got my 1st GF Epic card and hope to get at least 1 GF legendary from EOS reward someday..
Nice! Obviously it depends on the leagues we play what happens, but it is always nice to get decent rewards, at whatever level! :)
It seems you have started to play Splinterlands more again :)
I haven't stopped, just haven't posted much about it :)
You have enough free time then :)
I just don't sleep much :)
I think once we have ranked rewards tied to player's staked SPS, that could be a good thing as long as it doesn't negatively impact new players. I'm really enjoying the new soulbound rewards, even if I am really bad at ever opening a reward GFL.
Yes. But there, has to be some kind of advantage to play and stake SPS, right? Not sure what that would be :)
The soulbound is fun - looking forward to what unbinding will do on the markets :)