SPS: Dark Secrets

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Are you trying to figure out what to do with your Splintershards (SPS)? Or maybe you want to get some SPS...and you're wondering how or why you should get it?

Well, I'm sorry...but it's not all flowers and unicorns. On the contrary, we are going to explore the dark, terrible underbelly of SPS.

That's right. We are going to discuss the Top 3 Reasons Why SPS is so HORRIBLE!

REASON #3: TOO EASY TO GET

Firstly, SPS is too easy to get. Seriously. It's almost like they wanted EVERYONE to get some. For example, I logged in today and decided to tackle the daily quest. Looks like I had the Sneak Quest, which means I had to win 5 battles using Sneak characters.

I mean, gimme a break. To achieve a REAL sense of achievement, the game should have made me wait 15 minutes to find each opponent...and the battles should be drawn out, maybe lasting 30-45 minutes to give my internet a chance to lose connection. But nope, super quick match-ups and fast, enjoyable battles. Which is absurd. If people are going to be earning crypto, the least they could have done is make it miserable, hard work. That way, I can complain to the wife about "what a hard day I had today".

But NOOOooooo...It's almost like they want me to get yelled at for having fun playing a game.

Let's look at the results of my play time today:

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Are you KIDDING ME??!! I had fun playing a game for 30 minutes and walked away with 15 bucks in value and a bunch of Airdrop points that will allow me to start getting SPS for free every day for the next year?

The least the game could do is make it really, really, really hard to make those numbers without a HUGE investment, right? Wrong. These crazy people made it possible to RENT CARDS! Can you believe this? Suddenly, people are renting MAX level cards for pennies, and card owners are making passive income.

Card Renters are earning. Card Owners are earning. Everyone is cheering while SPS falls from the sky in the form of Airdrops.

Ugh. Do you see why this is grossly irresponsible? Making the earnings this easy results in too many Happy People. Happy People have a tendency to laugh, and in some rare cases under the right circumstances...extreme laughter has been known to cause Death.

REASON #2: TOO MUCH UTILITY

There is too much Utility planned for this token!

Why couldn't the team just create a Meme Token named after an animal? Those are cool. Then I can just hold my balance in a wallet somewhere and hope that someday something happens.

Instead, we've got SPS, a token that will be used to qualify for pre-sales (like Chaos Legion) and special promotions. You'll use it to open up a new world of meta eSports sponsorships and gaming when player staking is released. Chances are, certain things will be purchased with SPS.

And then there's the governance. Instead of just HODLing and hoping the token goes up in value, it's like they want to give us the option to MAKE SURE the token (and all your owned game assets) goes up in value.

Giving us the power to influence the game really takes away the appeal of just gambling one's money away. What if we want our financial success or failure to be a surprise??? Now, it's almost like the game is guaranteed to be successful. Talk about a major spoiler.

REASON #1: YOU STAKING MEANS LESS FOR NATE

This is a Big One.

SPS Staking is being released today. I went and purchased more SPS with my other crypto. That's how horrible it is. It made me want to get MORE! This FOMO-inducing token may lead to Gollum-level obsession.

Look at this absurdity!

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That's the current APR for staking SPS.

It's almost like the game WANTS people to stake their SPS! Personally, I staked everything I had! But here's the problem: If YOU guys stake your SPS, that means I get a smaller portion of the distributed rewards (since it compares the user's staked amount with the total staked in the entire game).

This is bad.

Ideally, I would get ALL of the millions of SPS being distributed every month. But apparently, a lot of you don't care anything about me, because I see a bunch of you have staked your tokens as well.

I really need each of you to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself: Who would you rather see get the Staking Rewards? You or Nate?

I think it's pretty obvious that you would want ME to get those juicy APR earnings. So from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for NOT staking your SPS.


I hope this helps you understand the issues with SPS. It's too easy to get, has too much utility, and incentivizes you to make more rewards through staking.

The best thing you can do with your SPS is probably just give it to me.

Disclaimer: Definitely not an "official" view, haha. These are my personal opinions (made in jest). Not Financial Advice.

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Haahahaha... I like your points a lot! It's just irresponsible to create a token with these "flaws"... :)


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Really an enjoyable read! Thank you for advice - I won’t follow 😉

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ROFL!
They have made it seem too easy but that's what a well designed crypto ecosystem supported by compelling gameplay does.

Only thing is that its crushingly hard to win at high levels.

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On the other hand...I think the higher you go, the less competition there is, right?

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The other day during AMA I adored the map and the new game art. Today after reading this it feels like I am rediscovering the game after playing it for 3 years. People need to read this post. Both internal and external!

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Wow @nateaguila
I love irony and I love Splinterlands and you were able to use both of those ingredients to "cook up" a fantastic post!
!BEER
!PIZZA
!LUV
@tipu curate

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I agree, SPS is horrible. Send it to me and I will graciously bear the burden for you.

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I also staked everything I had, I see the APR is now only 517%, coming down fast!!
Here is a !BEER to make you feel better!!

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Such a terrible token to hold. Arghhh! I feel so badly for you, holding a sizeable amount. I guess what you can do is share the weight to others. Hmmm. 🤔

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Oh this is way to easy and that's why I want more. Muahaha!

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Not gonna lie, you had me at the start! One of the funniest posts to talk about SPS. Well done, just like splinterlands you made a short grind fun and a positive experience :)

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Love your profile pic, haha!

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Thanks man! I was toying with giving him a knife but came across to agressive and those that don't get the joke might be offended lol :)

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haha, fomo-ing into Splinterlands again :) At the Novice / Bronze 1 level one just earns 0.3 DEC per ranked game, but it is increasing after each win a bit. It's really addictive. Now Splinterlands even became a DeFi app.

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All very good points.

I feel sad now that I have staked my SPS and am taking some SPS away from you. If only I had stumbled upon this post first. I would have known to not stake that way you could get more. I would have known that the fun I was having was getting too dangerous and the money I was earning was coming to easily. Thanks for pointing all this out .:)

BTW: Awesome Post!

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Hey, it looks great the app on your second picture, can you tell us a little more?

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Sorry, no app. Just a graphic.

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It would make a nice image to share on social networks ;)

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I would eat your children raw before your very eyes for more of those sweet, sweet splintershards. I don't know what you mean by Golem-like behavior, though.

Also, I clicked this headline to be disappointed, but you just told me a bunch of good news I already know, which I find very disappointing, so kudos you son of a... coming dear... you're lucky I'm being summoned...

:P

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I'm scared.

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Don't be. I'm really a teddy bear. Extra snugglable if you ask me. Most people don't, though.

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Interesting insight you have on the bigger picture. Maybe the governance will even things out though when the roadmap is fully realized.

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You're mean. Now I hate SPS even more! Unfortunately I'm terrible at deciding how will I get rid of all these tokens, so Ill have to keep them all!

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I think they did an awesome job. Introduction to DEFI right along with their already thriving token economy. Besides it's about time the DEVS or owners making a killing. Now they are giving back to the early comers. It was in Beta still right? lol, love the article.

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Great sense of humor! Thanks for making me laugh 😂

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What interesting information
I had never heard
Be happy and healthy

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Hahaha. Great read bro. Right now for me. Its buy time of the splintershards as i find it below market value. Hehe

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This is great stuff, hope you post again. I am just diving into Splinterlands a few weeks ago yet I cashed in more than half my HIVE and some other crypto's to jump in with and am very happy I did! I just wish I started earlier, I just had a game I won and got .001 DEC... I am horrible at playing yet learning and that SPS apr is now closing in on 100%, I am only staking it to get card pack vouchers yet who knows if they will ever be released?

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