I always envied those with money for Games.
Then one day I became one of them. So I decided to try my luck at 100 beta booster packs with both Brilliant Legendary and Brilliant Alchemy Active.
My initial costs
One thing that I found extremely interesting was the fact that I could buy the beta booster packs cheaper on the Steem Engine exchange. To any new player looking to buy packs I would definitely recommend this Route. I would not even known about it if another player: @cryptoeater did not mention it.
Doing this allowed me to buy 100 booster packs for $1.73 each compared to the $2 on the website. Getting almost 15% discount on the price, which beats the 7.5% bonus even at a 500 Pack purchase.
I also paid about $45 for the DEC needed to activate both Brilliant Alchemy and Brilliant Legendary potions, bringing my total investment up to $221.
I reasoned that if I will open 100 booster packs It would be best to have both Potions active, as they "Stack". Which improves my per card odds.
I am sure I would be able to drop that price even more, but I was starting to get impatient.
Going forward I will try and get the boosters slightly cheaper while also trying to earn my DEC in Tournaments or regular play. I really only want to sell excess Gold Cards and try and grow my collection for now.
So before I started to open packs my Peak Monsters Account was valued at:
I am still young I know, or at least I was.
So lets get started,
My very First Booster pack actually gave me a Prince Rennyn, So immediately I am $12 closer to having my investment returned. But lets not Jynx it.
The rest of the opening went extremely well.
The Holy Grail
My best card opened by far was a Gold Legendary Summoner:
Now I could essentially try and sell just that card and pay for this whole venture of mine, but then I saw the Circulating supply and grew territorial... I will probably not open another one of these any time soon, Even though I never really cared about foil cards in Magic. I would rather have 4 Normals than 1 Foil. But I feel Steem Monsters will be a bit different.
Even if I really want one of those 2 star Promo Dragons... I feel that card will have eternal value on here.
Regardless, I will leave that on my wishlist for later.
I opened the following Gold Cards
I also just noticed now, I really like the fact that Gold cards come already leveled. Which really helped me.
I opened the following Legendaries (Minus the Chromatic Dragon which I already Owned).
That brings my pack opening to:
Gold Legendaries opened: 1
Legendaries opened: 5
Gold Cards opened: 14
So after opening 100 booster packs, my peak monsters profile showed:
$ 458.83 using List Prices // $ 282.93 using Bids Prices // $ 390.56 using Market Prices // 137,085 DEC
This seems to have been a really good opening, especially considering that many cards might increase in value. I will also be able to perform much better since my cards will be more leveled for my league.
In the future I will change my opening formats up a bit, maybe even do some video, but its 6 in the morning, I actually started waking up at 5 this morning wanting to do this.
And Finally, the giveaway,
I had a really great opening, but my collection is still quite limited, so I cannot go too wild with giveaways just yet.
In order to be eligible, Just reply with: I want that card and give your Steem Monsters Username.
I will do the Draw in 24 hours from time of post.
The card I am giving away is:
I hope to do some more pack openings as well as givaways in the future.
For the rest of the day I am grinding away the last day of the season for hopefully some better rewards.
Maybe Diamond?? One can hope...
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Enjoy the Weekend, Cryptic Gamer