Satirically Yours was able to catch up with @aggroed one of the founders of the Splinterlands game. He's listed on the site as CFO, so we came in ready to talk finance!
SY: Aggroed, well it seems like your game is doing well and you're experiencing some success can you give us a sense of the numbers?
aggy: Numbers? What numbers? something seems wrong
SY: Maybe something financial... You are CFO?
aggy: Oh, that's an easy mistake. You must be thinking of that of finance, but no, I'm actually the Chief Fomotion Officer. Everybody does that though... aggroed starts crying a little.
SY: Oh, well, hmmm, these next 30 questions don't make much sense... Well, umm, how's fomo going?
aggy: horribly... I've failed. I've failed Steem, Splinterlands, my family, but mostly I feel like I've failed the people who sold their cards. It hurts. I'm such a letdown. aggroed is now crying like a punk ass
SY: Wow, from all reports things are going well. One the players handed me a chart that the bot in discord makes with the $marketcap command that shows the Splinterlands marketcap hit $4M today. You would think that's a record accomplishment and something to be stoked about. Why are you crying?
aggy: Think of all the people that sold their cards... What were they thinking??? Look at this insane growth that they missed out on. Look, they probably sold their cards and bought altcoins with it... Now look at their portfolio. Look what happened on my watch!!! aggroed starts sobbing
SY: Wow, I didn't realize you took this so hard.... should we cut the interview? SY looks at the cameraman and gestures to make sure he keeps rolling footage
aggy: No, let them see me wallow in this...
SY: Well, normally we don't like to play devil's advocate here, but aren't all these people free to make whatever choice they want?
aggy: yes, of course, but I had one job! ONE JOB!!! That's to help people find this game and realize all that it has to offer. My goal is to bring people into a crypto project where they can buy, trade, rent and battle. They can earn passively through renting, or actively through daily quests, through season rewards, through the $60k in tournaments that we've given out, through contests, givaways, and even just flipping packs... but some people have never heard about the game, and some people even bought cards and sold them! SOLD THEM!!!! How could I let this happen...
SY: Well, isn't it a good thing that they sold them? I mean people should be coming in and out of the game freely, that's the spirit of crypto to be able to make choices about your finances and truly owning your money with keys rather than simply a custodial relationship like you have with passwords. This should be a good thing! Healthy trading is good.
aggy: Maybe in general, but for me I've failed. I've failed you and I'm sorry (spoken in canadian). To the players that never heard of the game despite all my efforts I'm sorry, to the players that just bought a little I'm sorry, to the players that are only finding out about us now I'm sorry.... But mostly, to the players who bought collections and sold them off I'm sorriest of all for you. I'm sorry you didn't get to celebrate with us on this glorious day because you sold your collection and missed this epic moment. I did the best I could for you, and I'm sorry I let you down... aggroed starts dying his hair and turns on emo rock
SY: well, we'll film a breakdown, but emo is even excessive for us... That's all for now folks... You heard it straight from the Chief Fomotion Officer "I'm sorry (Canadian) you didn't buy Splinterlands cards!"