Reaching Gold League towards the end of the Season: My Splinterlands Journey #3

in spt •  3 months ago 

This series of articles is dedicated to novice and beginner players in Splinterlands like myself.

Follow me in my journey to navigate Splinterlands.

Let us learn and have fun together!!!

If you are interested, please read about
  • My First Battle experiences: My Splinterlands Journey #1
  • My First Quest experiences: My Splinterlands Journey #2

  • We begin from where I left off... I ended my first season at Silver III, and started this current season from Bronze II.


    I wasn't feeling too well for over a week, and did not get to battle at Splinterlands for several days. Hahaha... even as a new player, I had withdrawal symptoms. Did I tell you that this game can be addicting, hehehe?

    As soon as I was felt better, I was on it!


    You know how it is... and it should never be a cause of frustration... You win some, you lose some!

    I was going up and down in points, and going from Silver III to Silver II, then back down again to Silver III.


    Who would know that I'd be sick again for another week and I couldn't go to Splinterlands. Goodness, I really wanted so much to play ... did I tell you already that the game is addicting?

    This was where I started from last Tuesday- at Silver II with1558 points.


    Again... you win some, you lose some. I continued to play for about an hour and a half until I reached 1785 points at league Silver I! Yay!!!

    Wednesday, 2 days and 5-1/2 hours before the end of the season! I went to battle again, starting from where I left off the day before on Tuesday at 1785 points.

    Here is my battle log, as I reached GOLD III League in some 25 minutes.

    I was lucky to be on a "Win Streak" and reached 1923 points to make my goal of 22 Reward Cards for the season!

    😍YAY!!!😍


    If you guessed 🤔 that I stopped playing, then you are absolutely right!

    The saying goes: 'A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush'.

    I chose to stop playing rather than risk losing points.

    I have secured my 22 Reward Edition Cards that I battled to win!

    I shall wait out the end of this season and look forward to opening the reward cards, crossing my fingers 🤞 that I get some good enough cards 👌 to compete at the Gold League.

    If you note the tip of the finger of the emoji hand below, I will be starting at the 1200 points rating at the start of the new season.


    What helps me to understand Rule Sets, card placements and how the abilities of cards perform in a specific rule set is watching the entire battle. In fact, I watch all my battles from start to finish.

    Here is one example of how card placements of common monsters can out-do rare and legendary cards with great abilities on an opponents line-up.

    My "tank" is a common neutral level 1 Peaceful Giant, supported by common monsters of low level, except for one.

    Enjoy this brief 2-minute video (2.5x speed) and see how my cards performed in a 17 Rounds battle! The game is so challenging and enjoyable even at novice and beginner leagues!

    Click on the thumbnail and arrow to view the short video below.

    I hope that this article will be helpful to novice and beginner players of Splinterlands.

    I am having so much FUN, and it is a challeging game to play! I want to thank @aggroed and @yabapmatt for creating such a fantastic game and another good way to build a bit of NFTs. Keep it coming!!!

    Thank you also to @clove71, @stokjockey, @senstless, @welshstacher, @mattclarke, @cryptoFrancois, @grapthar, @jonnyla08 and @anouk.nox.spt for the continued help and assistance.


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    I sneaked into Champ III, but with some of these insane looking Untamed cards joining the fray I don't know if I'll be back here any time soon. Gonna enjoy the avatar as long as I can :)
    Congratulations on hitting Gold. Happy flipping.

    I know it is going to be tougher each season @mattclarke

    I figure I won't be getting into this anytime soon, cheering you all the way Sis! 🥰💝👍

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    Hehehe, you will never know, sis. It took me over a year to even try!
    And where do you find all these moji-yous... another one with a sword!!! So very you, sis! THANK YOU for this gift! I seriously always look forward to what your next moji-you will be!
    Have a beautiful day, my sweetest sis, take care 🥰🌺🤙 and a million Hugs and Kisses 🤗💕💋!!!!
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    I love the description of that card, and I got her on my first Untamed pack opening:


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    I found out from other players that I will not lose the 22 reward cards once I've hit the level once in the season! So... YAY!!! I think I will try playing my cards and learn more in the process before the season ends. I think that there is still time left before the season ends!
    Have a wonderful evening, @stockjockey, and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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    You are correct you will not lose the cards you got at the highest level you achieved. Keep in Mind though that if you go Below 1900 then you will start the New Season at the Next Lower Level

    Oh... I see what you mean, so instead of starting at 1200, I could potentially start at Silver II:

    Oh, I see what you mean. But at the same time, since I know that my cards are okay at the silver level, I can potentially generate another 22 cards by the end of next season, just playing the silver level, is that correct?

    No you will only Get the 22 Cards that you got for reaching the level you got to. You will not get 22 more cards playing in the Silver level additionally........

    OH... so now I get it... you can only be rewarded for reaching the required points on a league once and only once! So there is really no way but UP to get reward cards. Is that correct?

    Yes Sweet Lady that is Correct !

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    Congrats on making gold tier bestie. Don’t have a clue but from reading Welshie and Stok’s posts i know Gold then Diamond. Go get the bling bling

    Hehehe.... I am really liking the game bestie, but like any form of entertainment, it can eat-up some valuable time. BTW, both Welshie and Stok are seasoned players and with high-level cards. It appears that the cards do appreciate much... so even if one does not play the game, there is a potential of earnings of some sort.
    Have a beautiful weekend ahead, bestie. I hope that you will be able to rest some! Take care 🥰🌺🤙and lots of hugs 🤗🤗🤗
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    Please don't get ill, stay healthy and happy, keep playing @silversaver888🙏🥰🤗💐👍💖

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    I don't know what happened! I seldom get sick, then BOOM!!! One week after another!!! So I wasn't able to cook the Pancit. I wish I did, because I always want to try a new recipe sooner than later. I have all the ingredients, though... so maybe I will try this weekend, and post an article during the week.
    Thank you for being FIRST to comment on this article. Have a terrific weekend ahead and do take care, my dear friend, @clitadias🥰🌺🤙 .
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    Wow, congrats on reaching gold league, @silversaver888. It is pretty tough in the 1800 rating range. I scraped by and landed myself in Gold II this morning, 22 hours before the end of the season. It’s only gonna get harder as more and more players join in!

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    WOW... very good, @torrey.blog!!! I just learned from @welshstacker that I could have continued playing and not lose the 22 cards. Had I known then I would have tried to move forward some, lol. Perhaps I can try later today. I know right... I wonder if my cards are good enough for the gold league. Did you watch the video? It is quite interesting to see how cards perform in rule sets. Perhaps I will see you on the battlefield, my friend! In the meantime... good luck to you and your battles, and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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    Yea! In gold, the double rules and the larger many caps make things a bit more challenging. Yep, the season rewards are based on the highest league you obtain during the season so it’s okay to drop back down.

    And that is why I love this community... I know that if there is something that I need to know to help me in this game, someone will tell me about it! So please do not hesitate to share things with me, k, my friend @torrey.blog! Take care 🥰🌺🤙 .

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    Who is @welshstacher?

    Just so you know, it doesn't matter if you drop points and finish in any lower league. You get the reward cards from where you made the higher league (you don't have to finish in that league).

    So keep playing because you won't get any less than 22 cards now.

    OMGoodness... and I was so afraid to keep on playing!!! I trust you my buddy, @welshstacker (and sorry for the typo!)... and where do I read about nuances like that? I am so glad you told me about it.. see what I mean about the valuable help that you give me?!!! And I was like going crazy because I wanted to play. So I challenged @stokjockey just so that I can play without losing any of my points, and you know that like you, he is a high rated player with great high leveled cards... hehehe I lost the first one and fled the second one. We are not in the same zone, and if we were, I'd love to play a challenge game with you and learn more about the card strategies you employ!
    Have a great day, my buddy and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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    Yeah that's a very handy tip. I didn't know for ages and did exactly what you did and stopped playing.

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    Do you know that it doesn't matter if you loose points and drop below your current league? As soon as you hit a league ONCE you have unlocked it for the season rewards, even if you have dropped an entire league below that in the meantime.

    Hehehe... no, I did not know about that until @welshstacker, then now you are telling me, and I am grateful 👍😍And there is so much to learn, and I pretty much rely on what I read and what i learn from you and others! Thanks for pointing it out, my friend @monster-curator!
    Have a fantastic weekend and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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    Nice! Congrats, not a bad job at all!

    Thank you for your encouragement, @grapthar! I really appreciate you.
    Sometimes I get so frustrated, especially when I get beat successively, oftentimes by high-points players, and especially when I come across lower-points players with high-leveled cards! Then I also find that I am buying more and more cards, LOL!!! I must be getting addicted, huh?!!!
    Have a beautiful day, my friend, and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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    haha I know the feeling... even when you have maxed out cards, there are times where you will lose 10/15 games in a row, lol. But, once you get a taste of victory, you have to keep trying, haha!

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