Splinterlands Strategies: A Recalibration of Playing Habits

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Just 6 days before this post, I wrote this one, full of beans about playing and thinking my days of a lousy rental scummy slumlord may be over.

With just 8 days of the current season, I am quickly changing my mindset. I am not your standard player, have several accounts, am deemed an OG player (I find this term strange), and am interested both as a player and investor of this fantastic game.

Fantastic you say? I do.., it's not as complex as Magic: The Gathering and yet forces you to think. This is more so at the Gold and above levels and does not require such a high IQ level to be inaccessible to the masses.


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...'thanks @revisesociology for the above data. Even Waka is in demand!'...

Getting back to this 'OG' term, this means I own a lot of the older cards. The demand for the likes of Yodin Zaku, Prince Rennyn, and Valnamor are currently huge and the rental demands show this.

That saying, playing at the higher levels could be fruitful, I have seen chests with 18,000+ DEC paraded about.

For the regular type of player or investor who entered the game around last August when the hype frenzy was at its highest, you may be feeling a little hard done by.


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...'Obsidian is hot, and during the last day has become much hotter, the mass cancelations (by me) show this'

Should you as one of those players continue to play, or rent out your entire deck?

If I was in your shoes I would likely play. The newer cards do not seem to be demanding huge premiums in the rental market as yet. Wait until they are OOP (Out of Print) and things may change.

The market right now is very changeable…, and like a truly awful monster-lord, I am canceling lots of rents. When I see my cards rented for 8x my rent, can you blame me?

This season is particularly tough as EVERYONE has decided to brush off their decks and play again.

If you are playing for Gold chests, you may not be able to even play in the Gold league due to the intense competition.


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...'previously a Diamond League deck, but now a Gold one. This account of mine struggles to gain daily Focus chests as they are Diamond chests and the account is stuck in Gold'...

This means you won’t get many daily Focus chests (yet). I would suggest downgrading your league and (for this example), playing the Silver league next season.

While this may appear demeaning, we as players want excitement, we want some of those tasty chests.


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...'pulling yet another Gargoya Lion is like living the dream. You can count yourself a whole 1c richer'...

If they contain yet another 'Gargoya Lion' then you drew the short straw. From my experiences, in the last few days, one can gain many chests if your deck is attuned to the correct league.

Next season will be better, trust me.

The Focus quests are a hot topic. If you get ‘Earth’ then lucky you, especially in the Bronze league.

Obsidian lays waste to most other decks, with Kelya coming in second.

I am playing Obsidian currently using the @bings-cards account. Most of the time I can choose very similar cards and the chests flow in.


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...'playing for Bronze chests in the Silver league gives you the tingles. Add Earth to the mix and it's orgasms'...

This account is currently in Silver III and earns Bronze chests. If you can get yourself in this situation, that is.., earning lower-end chests in a higher league then you will gain many, as many as 30 (the MAX per day).

Don’t expect Bronze chests to contain great valuables. It’s not supposed to be like that though I did get 700 DEC in one a few days previous.

The positive I can take from the Reward Revamp is they are giving us a lot more, but only if you are in the correct league.

The Focus quests being fixed for 24 hours is not so good. The Splinterlands team is aware of it, and I suspect changes are coming soon.

Earth (Obsidian) is overpowered in the Bronze and Silver leagues. Add a level 3 Flesh Golem (from Beta) and you will kick arse.

In time I am sure this one-sidedness will be fixed. They always fix things, so for the moment take advantage of it.


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...'probably the oldest BOT farm, their vaults are full of low-level goodies'...

The BOTS are still running. I see the Enminers ones kicking about, have a peek here.

They have invested capital into the game, and annoyingly still occasionally kick my arse during matches. Good luck to them, I am far from being an anti-bot person.

Other BOTS are still dominating the Bronze league, probably with starter cards and earning nothing. They will be amassing large electric bills however and will need to shut down or invest.

I personally would like them to invest, it increases card demand and we as humans can beat the BOTs in play quite easily using some brain power.



...'one can earn 30 chests a day. Its a massive improvement on the past and very giving for the would-be investor-player'...

So if you are feeling a little peeved by the new changes. If you earned more chests before, think the competition is intense, or have an overwhelming hatred of the Earth splinter I would say:

Wait until next season, and deliberately keep a season below what you are used to.

We all want chests and LOTS of chests!

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I rent out my entire deck so I am hoping that I can keep on doing so happily!

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Keep an eye on 'Compare your Rentals'. The prices are going up severely. I check twice a day now. Before it was once every 4 days.

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Crikey. I was checking in about once a week before. Will have a look just now. I hate sitting on cards that are renting out for a fraction of the real rate!

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I was lucky I did. Some of my rentals were 10-15x'ing above what I had them out for! Cheers man!

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Rental market is fubar, have to prices for individual cards vary plus/minus 4x every other day. :-D

Thanks for the reminder, just went to update some 200 cards, that were >2x off (in either direction)

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@hawks21 has a video in which he suggests less focus on one’s Energy Capture Rate, encouraging playing more matches under the new system.

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He's pretty good, watching it now. We need more people spreading the good word.

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I'm going to need to reach out to you and figure out which league I am going to be best suited for. I am guessing I should just shoot for Gold each season and then kick around in silver as long as I can to keep getting gold chest, then towards the end jump up to gold?

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You may struggle to even reach Diamond. I would stay in high Gold if I was you.

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Good tip about checking the compares on rentals, I need to do some adjustments.

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If they contain yet another 'Gargoya Lion' then you drew the short straw.

no love for the lion!? 😁

I just realized today that most players are having such a tough time because they are playing in a higher league that they are supposed to (which will change with next season if you don't go into the highest possible league). So the key is to stay in the league in which one can best play at :)

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So the key is to stay in the league in which one can best play at :)

For sure, it will feel a lot more rewarding if we all do that.

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Another informative post - thanks. I'm just a noob at splinterlands, so this really helps !

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I unrented all my cards as I was struggling in the battles. Now I am doing okay in Gold, but not going to play all day. The battles are tough, but then they should be. I will be away at times so I could rent some out then.

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You can likely still rent some of them. Being in the same account makes it a pain to manage though. I did ask @jarvie about having some schema in PeakMonsters to separate play cards from rentals but it's not happened as yet.

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Well I'm enjoying playing. Have to resist 'just one more' that could get me another chest.

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Once again Slobberchops, you've got to the heart of the matter.

I am struggling to get one daily chest but have already banked more than the 22 Seasonal chests previously awarded for Gold III.

I believe thinks will settle down in time and I will start to earn the dailies again.

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I know you are struggling but it will get easier! I'm back to mostly renting again.., it's a better yield than pre-revamp for this time of season.

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I am slowly getting used to the current system and it's a bit tough. I haven't really checked the rental market but I was doing the high CP strategy before. It has kind of changed and I need to go around and see what I can change around there.

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The CP thing is kind of out of the window now. I am wondering what end of season will be like.

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The game is way better now that everyone's playing actually GOOD decks, and not just farming 5 daily quests and calling it a day!

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It's definitely a balancing system and we're all learning (some harder than others) about where we'd like to finish the season and struggling to get wins for the corresponding reward shares. Good read. Sharing this on https://twitter.com/PraetoriaDigest.

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