Til death do us...

A couple nights ago, I made it into the Splinterlands Diamond III league for only the second time in the four months I have been playing. Granted, I could probably get there more often, but I tend to stop playing after a few days and then just rent my cards. This time however, I decided to play a bit further and rented additional cards to help me progress and the result is...

I am still yet to win a diamond league battle.

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It has been a relatively costly exercise, as I am renting almost 2000 DEC worth of cards a day to supplement my playing deck, but I don't think I am using them well. I ma terrible at maximizing this kind of thing - however, I am also able to rent the rest of my cards out to offset the costs, so it isn't too bad.

Last night though, I was a bit frustrated as normally I like to do the daily quests, but first I got "Fire" and then "Death" - I like both (especially death), but the problem is my deck is not set up for either. I have a half decent "Earth" and "Life" game, as well as a fair bit for "Sneak" - but the deficiency shows in my results that my deck is so limited.

I played quite a few rounds (I don't maximize capture rate either) and lost battle after battle to the point that I was teetering on the edge of being knocked back to Gold II. After all of that, I only had two Death wins under my belt and decided not to continue with the quest, waiting the 24 hours for the chance at another.

But this morning on my lunchbreak, I played a few rounds and was forced into a "death only" match which I won, putting me two wins away from completion of the daily. This triggered the underdog in me and I figured that with a little bit of luck, I might be able to pull it off and secure the wins.

Which I did

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Score for the underdog. Suck it! to anyone I beat.

Only joking.

I get lucky sometimes :)

Moving on.

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That is all the time that is left in the Chaos Legion Pack Presale and "only" 2/3rds of the vouchers have been used thus far to buy packs.

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The vouchers can be used afterward in order to buy normal packs and get the bonus packs on bulk purchases, but in order to get the perks of presale, including the chance at scoring the first ever Neutral Promo Card, "Doctor Blight" - that have to be used before that counter runs down to zero.

I wonder how many "late breakers" there are going to be looking to up their game and perhaps even push into the top 6 positions in the hope to be part of creating a Legendary Summoner.

While I sit in 115th place on the charts, there are a couple accounts that are nipping at the heels of the 6th position, currently occupied by @michealb

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It is going to be interesting to see how many are going to make a late charge for the top, especially considering that they have already invested so much to be so close. The other thing is that with 333K unused vouchers still, there might be some late dumping on the markets in order to take advantage of the much higher prices, so it could be that a few more accounts might take the "fuck it!" approach and take a swing for the fences.

Personally, I was expecting most of the vouchers to be used by the end of presale, but I really don't mind if there are fewer Doctor Blight cards out there, as I have already secured 25 Regulars and a Gold Foil with my 1300 packs purchased in-game. This means that there could be even more scarcity on what is not going to be a "very scarce" card in relation to other promos perhaps, but as the only Neutral promo stacked with pretty much all the deathly-fun buffs, it is going to be enjoyable to play.

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Since it looks like I am not going to be playing in the diamond leagues much (unless I max a Chaos Legion) set, I am likely going to only take my Blight Promo to level 3. With 25 of them, this is fine and I should have a few left over to rent out also - as said, a neutral card with so many death buffs (affliction, slow, poison, scavenge, weaken(L5)), it should be in demand. Pity it isn't a sneak card too!

Going forward, I am not yet sure how I am going to play the future emissions, as I am in two minds as to whether I will buy any of the next 2M packs or, save my vouchers and buy up bigger in the open sale. My original plan was only to buy a max of about 1000 Chaos Legion packs, but I have already gone well over that in the presale at considerable expense, so may as well dig a deeper holder grave for myself and take the, til death do us part approach to Splinterlands too.

Fun times ahead and only two and a half weeks until the first packs can be opened!

I hope tonight's quest is easier though...

Taraz
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I presume you need a special Diamond deck, look at the top position games and see what they use more ofter. I know that Yodin Zaku with few selected cards is ruling the Silver and those pesky mage boost + magic and blast do well in Gold.


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My favourite is Earth with Mylor and low Mana rounds with Life. A bit of speed and the Divine Shield protection from Lorna Shine.

My summoner game is very weak though!

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Well, playing splinterlands can be frustrating.

Some days, you win easily while other days, you get flooded every single time.

I just started the game and I am looking up to you again.

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It also seems to depend on the time played. The best time is when the good people are asleep ;D

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I am still yet to win a diamond league battle.

While nowadays I am often struggling to win against the basic Haunted Spirit death team in the Bronze Leagues. Two seasons ago I finished in Silver III. Not easy to climb up there. Either way, good luck with your diamond battles.

I give you some !PIZZA.

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I got booted from diamond fast... will try to get back up there and maybe even win one. The reason I can get there is back when I started a few months ago - I bought a crapload of DICE packs - not enough to max though.

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Wow Diamond eh I didn't realize you were in that deep!
Nice work.

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Yeah, I went pretty hard. I hope my next phase with CL will let me get up there a bit faster and maybe even win a round or too :)

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The leagues are pretty intense for competition right now. It's good overall for the game but incredibly frustrating to play lol. I don't bother with Diamond until near the season end for the very reason of constantly losing to other people trying to climb higher. Granted I don't rent any cards for myself, I only rent out but usually Diamond 2 is a struggle for me to hit, though I have thankfully been able to hit it. I used to get Diamond 1 and Champion 3/2 previously but slowly that's become a distant memory lol

The Doctor Blight card is definitely going to be intense! I FOMO'd and bought 100 packs with vouchers so I can definitely get 2, I'm hoping to get mine up to level 3. Not sure how much that's going to cost me yet hahaha but I'm saving up my pennies!

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The leagues are pretty intense for competition right now.

I wonder, what will the coming split of gameplay do?

Not sure how much that's going to cost me yet hahaha but I'm saving up my pennies!

You might get lucky and get an extra in the hundred also - that'd be awesome. Though... what if it is gold and you can't combine - you'd be pissed! ;D

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Hahaha if I got a gold that would be unreal, would nearly instantly rent that bad Larry! I do have a GF dedicated account but I don't know, the income from renting is too tempting for that lol

I'm certainly hoping to get a third, that would be sweet! I don't want to plan on that though lol. Saving up my HBD for the Blight cards, prepared to sell all my HBD for the opportunity!

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ive had a very similar story to you, slowly slipping down from champ 1 to now just nipping in to diamond at the ends of the season. competition is definitely a lot tighter and I cant quite bring myself to work as hard as I used to. Managed to bag 200 CL packs, but who knows whether that will be enough to improve my competitive edge. Probably not with all the dedicated players renting cards and putting long hours in!

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That’s awesome good for you! 200 packs is incredible. I’m at 100 myself and don’t think I can afford to do more without breaking the bank lol. Just curious, you’re probably in a guild right? Ours is recruiting! Figured I would ask :D

The competition being tougher is good and bad I think. Good that there’s a lot of people playing, bad that it takes so much to advance lol. The elimination of the mass amounts of bots in each league makes it hard hahaha. We got too accustomed to playing bots I think!

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yeh Im in Immortal Army. Thanks for the offer though!
Bots were kind of great for sure.... people are just too damn smart for me! hehe

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All good, figured I would offer :D It's hard to find people nowadays. I open a slot and we get lots of brand new players. I don't mind, I've let several into the guild and help them out and progress but it's always nice to have another strong player or two join!

Bots were a good way to get the hang of things and make some easy wins, that's for sure. I'm glad I only have two accounts to play, some people I know have 4 or 5 lol no thanks!

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In silver league I still can compete with my level 1 summoners but once I get to gold league everyone destroys me. I am only renting SCARRED LLAMA MAGE level 3. It costed me 3000(?)DEC for a season. I should be able to make some profits but so far I still need 752 DEC to get even. I hope to get something good from chaos legion because staying competitive is getting harder and harder.

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Can you use a L3 in silver?

Chaos legion should be decent and it might be worth looking for individual cards on the market after too.

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I am really missing on splinterland but don't understand how it works

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Good luck on the draws and the play. The voucher sales helped me gain a few hive, along with selling of some of the SPS, but they all put me to where I do not think I need to worry about falling short on my 10,000 HP goal.

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You will get over the line easy from here I think :)

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I think so also, I have 60+ swap hive on the H-E page, I am building a good HBD savings, and I have enough liquid to power 1 Hive a day up for the Hive Monthly power up badge. Only shooting for the one so in early December I hope to power the left overs up and get to just under or over 9,900 HP. currently at 9807 HP so it looks like the hope and dream plan are going to be reality in about 3 or 4 weeks.

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You're really all in with Splinterlands now, could not have imagined a Gaming Taraz two years ago

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partly in - I hope it is a sound investment for the next few years :)

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It is going to be interesting to see how many are going to make a late charge for the top, especially considering that they have already invested so much to be so close.

there are accounts not on the leader board yet that are the ones to watch for top 6. i personally have already bought what i wanted and waiting to buy more when we start receiving voucher drops again

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there are accounts not on the leader board yet that are the ones to watch for top 6

I have heard that it will not remain the same - should be interesting. What do you think will be your total pack buy? @azircon is looking for 2 maxed decks and will need around 10K

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will be buying up to 15k packs. looking for a maxed gf deck plus other maxed decks for family, Think i would need to buy aprox 21k packs to max gf, so will end up trading etc

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That's a lot of cards!

With a maxed CL deck, do you think it is possible to compete in the upper leagues?

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ahh, don't know. would think you could with hopefully just a hand full of other cards. When untamed first came out, it was tough to just have untamed, so had to add a few of the older versions into the mix

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That is what I figure. I have a fair bit of Dice, but struggle. Slowly adding some key cards where I can.

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Awesome accomplishment getting to diamond I have made it there only once and yes it was costly, I promised myself I would never do it again till I owned more of the cards to make it feasible.

I will be staying in silver for the next while until I get more cards through chaos legion and some more levelled-up summoners. I'm very excited for Doctor Blight I have secured just one copy so I may need to buy a few to get him to level 2 but I think he is gonna be a great addition.

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I had to rent quite a few cards for this season to get this far, even though I have been buying some cards over the last weeks. I mentioned most of them in my next post.

I will be staying in silver for the next while until I get more cards through chaos legion and some more levelled-up summoners

Summoners are definitely on my list - but the current ones are so expensive!

I'm very excited for Doctor Blight I have secured just one copy so I may need to buy a few to get him to level 2 but I think he is gonna be a great addition.

Me too. I was only going to take it to level 3, as I play Gold, but if the other cards help me get to diamond, I might go to level 4. However, it is probably L3 where it is most valuable.

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Pity it isn't a sneak card too!

That would be OP! This card in this way already got too much text on it :)

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This card in this way already got too much text on it :)

:D

I just like Sneak a lot :)

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Hey if you have extras of Blight just hanging around, have any idea what your asking price would be if you'd sell any?

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I was going to put the "1 million dollars" gif. But it might be more :D

I don't think these are going to be cheap. The only neutral promo.

Initially, I expect they will command around 2-300 for a regular. Not sure about the gold. Several of the people I have talked to are going to combine their golds to max, so I think supply will dwindle on singles fast.

I reckon quite a few will hit the markets, but won't be there for long.

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And I didn't answer the question. Not planning on selling these or anything yet. I haven't sold a card at all. I reckon these will rent well considering the buffs and being neutral, so will see how the market reacts. Plan is to combine one for max and then one to L2 or L3 the rest single.

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