A 3rd NFT Set Coming To Splinterlands??
Aggy (Splinterlands Founder) Quote:
Mavs, I have a question. I have a major studio that wants to make a pack with us to sell. Normally we only have two packs available for sale. 1 main set and the one offset. This would be another mini set, and a deviation from our normal sales plan. I wouldn't launch another mini set with solely Splinterlands IP right now (I'd wait for Rebellion), but since it's a major movie studio I think it's worth exploring. For this I'm planning on 2M packs. Something like $5-10 with a protion payable in vocuhers. I can't share the movie studio yet and from new and existing entertainment (movie, tv, comic) franchises to crossover into Splinterlands.
Things to consider-
- We've Stopped printing transferable rewards cards.
- We're going to run out of Chaos Legion packs in a max of 25 days (There's only 770k packs left for sale since 500K are reserved for NFTy packs and chest rewards until Rebellion).
- Land 1.5 is going to have several ways for you to stake more cards than those that exist and that should be out in Q2.
- Rebellion isn't likely to until Q3.
- We'd target April/May to release this mini set.
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The Splinterlands community is already stretched to far in terms of funds. I'm not against the above proposed idea but if done at current time it needs to be done correctly. Would it be great to make a partnership with a big studio, absolutely but what we don't want to happen is have such a deal enter the marketplace at the wrong time. Meaning if this deal happens and it doesn't perform well it won't bold well for any similar future deals. I would like to see such a deal take place when things are booming and the community has funds to spare. This potential third set also means that the months in which there will be no sets for sale on the Splinterlands site (after Chaos Sells out) will be shortened.
From my understanding the plan was to have no packs for sale for months to help boost all existing Splinterland assets which in turn will boost moral of our community. However I think there are work arounds that allow for this potential new set to be introduced. My suggestions (1) delay rebellion and make this new studio set the new mini set (2) make future mini sets the place in where such deals can be introduced (3) booster packs for this third potential set should cost no more than $5 with further discounts using vouchers (we aren't in a bull market anymore so price things accordingly) (4) the set needs to have a small print rate; 2 million might even be too much (5) Did I mention to not over price the booster packs; we want a quick sell out here to keep the studio intrigued and wanting more action. Slightly off topic but its no surprise to me that land is going to require more cards than we have currently available. The Splinterlands team know what they are doing and I fully expected them to consider future prints when creating card staking on land.
If we must have a third set on top of our "regular" sets and it not being possible to sell a booster pack for less than $5 I would suggest making this "unique" NFT set have three cards in a booster pack. This way you can lower the price per booster pack while still having roughly the same amount of funds in sales for the overall print rate. For example Aggy mentions $5-10 per pack. Lets use the smaller number of $5. He also mentions 2 million packs so that is $10 Million in sales. Using that same number my suggestion would be to have a print rate of 3.5 million booster packs with three NFT's in each booster. Then instead of the $5.00 USD booster pack price Splinterlands can sell these unique Studio boosters for $3.00 USD. This would bring us to $10.5 Million in total sales (numbers don't include bonuses). Personally I'd like to see the set be smaller than the suggested print rate @aggroed suggested. I'm not against the overall idea of adding this third set and I think making such deals is important but I'd be much more excited for it if it was delayed for a handful of months. Are you excited at the opportunity to potentially purchase another set that leads to a partnership with an undisclosed studio? Lets hear your thoughts below in the comment section on this interesting and exciting news.
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**Quote was taken from Mav Chat in Discord