Drug Wars Update and BookKeeping Tool

in #drugwars2 years ago (edited)

Just 2 weeks ago we started a test to see if we can earn some extra Steem to help the growth of @pifc by playing a game. Figured it was a good time to share a quick update about our results including a breakdown on the exact amounts of Steem sent to Drug Wars and the exact breakdown of Steem received from Drug Wars....oh and a cool tool that I just learned about today that might be useful to you. But first I want to give a little warning about the direction things have gone.


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Those who joined the game earlier did benefit from the surge in new players investing large sums of money. Now as the amount of players has grown and new upgrade money is being spread across a lot more players the prizes are decreasing. So without a massive surge of new players with a lot of steem to spend the prize pools will likely decrease over time as those with deep wallets that want to play the game likely have already invested their steem.

That said if you plan to play and haven't started make sure you understand that your results aren't going to be as good as ours even if all things were equal, but it's not equal if you were looking for an ROI. Drug Wars decided to reduce the amount of the money that would be paid out each day from new incoming funds. The total percentage of their earning going towards the prize pool stayed the same, but they reduced how much went to the next days payout. This drastically reduced the amount everyone is earning in the short term, but added to the games prize pool sustainability.

One last point. As all upgrades are priced in USD, but paid with steem the reward pool will shrink over time if we keep seeing the value of steem increase. This is outside of Drug Wars control and nothing they can do about the price fluctuations, but just wanted everyone to keep this in made after the day Steem just had. A few more large increases in Steem could drastically reduce the amount of new steem being added to the prize pool as it takes less steem per upgrade.

But if you want to play a game having some fun while earning some steem then this is a great option. This very well could still end up being a profitable game for those who play, but it will take you much longer then it did for @pifc.

The Update

Ok, now that this warning is done lets get to the GREAT NEWS for us. @pifc was able to repay the loan to @thedarkhorse in under a week and the rest has been pure profits. As long as new money keeps flowing into the game we should have some income coming in daily for at least the near future.

Current Stats

Received:
31.782 STEEM from daily
10.184 STEEM from heist
6.402 STEEM from referral
Spent:
25.821 STEEM
Total:
22.547 STEEM Profit

The Cool Tool

I asked @josephsavage (creator of @steembasicincome) if there was an easy way to pull up the stats of how much money had been sent to Drug Wars and how much had been received and he pointed me to @bookkeeping. This account was designed to allow users to find out exactly how much money they have sent (and received) to some of the most common gambling and gaming account.

Here are some of the commands that work

  1. !bookkeeping drugwars
  2. !bookkeeping steemmonsters
  3. !bookkeeping magicdice
  4. !bookkeeping steemslotgames
  5. !bookkeeping steembet

So by typing !bookkeeping drugwars within a comment I will get a full accounting of all funds in and out of Drug Wars for our account. Give it a try below and see how you are doing so far.

Final Thoughts

With the changes made to Drug Wars the payouts have decreased, but it should help with the long term sustainability of the game. It also moves the conversation away from making profits to game play which hopefully ends some of the ponzi scam talk that had been going around. Game play will start to reward those who play the game with skill once battles start which will make it more interesting for those who wanted to play the game....not farm steem rewards. Time will tell how this all plays out, but for now the game still allows for players to recover their investments (if you don't overdo it) in a reasonable amount of time and have a good time playing the game.

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!bookkeeping drugwars

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @viking-ventures!

drugwars

Received:

  • 2.948 STEEM from daily
  • 1.104 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 10.273 STEEM

Total:

  • -6.221 STEEM

First transfer was before 15.06 days.
Your ROI per day is 2.62 % and you are earning approx. 0.27 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 23.1 days.

That doesn't include my 10 Steem prize in winning the Fundition quiz last week. (I missed it this week, lack of "everyone" tag in the room, lol.)

So it actually looks better than this.

Hi @pifc!

drugwars

Received:

  • 31.782 STEEM from daily
  • 10.184 STEEM from heist
  • 6.402 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 25.821 STEEM

Total:

  • 22.547 STEEM

First transfer was before 14.67 days.
Your ROI per day is 12.76 % and you are earning approx. 3.30 STEEM per day.

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @pifc!

drugwars

Received:

  • 37.983 STEEM from daily
  • 14.910 STEEM from heist
  • 8.626 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 25.821 STEEM

Total:

  • 35.698 STEEM

First transfer was before 21.93 days.
Your ROI per day is 10.86 % and you are earning approx. 2.80 STEEM per day.

Ok let´s take a look:
!bookkeeping drugwars magicdice

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!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @wolfhart!

drugwars

Received:

  • 30.657 STEEM from daily
  • 11.761 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 24.040 STEEM

Total:

  • 18.378 STEEM

First transfer was before 14.70 days.
Your ROI per day is 12.01 % and you are earning approx. 2.89 STEEM per day.

You are kicking ass and taking names! Nice little boost to your steem.

I'll probably be breaking even in about 2 months given the rate of decline.

NB it says your rate of return is 12% a day. There is simply no way that's sustainable!

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It's not that high as it's taking an average including the much higher payouts from early on. With the new changes our payout isn't even half of what they are showing as the average payout. Payout yesterday was 1.576 Steem or 6.1% ROI for the day....which is still AMAZING.

Key was we only upgraded level one buildings as the ROI drops so much once you get past level 1 building do the increased costs as you increase each level. Those who start today will see the highest ROI if they only upgrade all of the drug buildings to level 1 and then go slow on the other buildings. Invest all those extra drugs into the heist each day as that is now 50% of the payout vs 25%. Having excess drug production matter more now then ever before.

Very interesting - thanks for the insight.

I do make good use of the heist and the freebie upgrades.

Be interesting to see where the game goes!

Posted using Partiko Android

I'm liking what I just read about the "safe" resources being upped to 25% of your storage total. This will make the game much more playable for those who don't want to live on it.

Also there is a 12 hour protection period after a loss that will kick in. So if your storage is large enough plus that protection period you should be able to keep building even after being attacked.

For sure everyone should put some effort into increasing their storage over the next 30 something hours until the battles start up again. Also recruit some troops.

Currently making a point to try and get one last very large upgrade done, then will focus on storage and defensive troops. Make it expensive to attack me with the troops and protect as much as possible with storage. But while there is no risk it's worth trying to get 1 more large drug upgrade done.

I've been recruiting a few troops, no idea how the game works with battles though TBH!

When I did this 4 days ago, it told me 17 days to get my investment back, let's see now.... (may as well do two!)

!bookkeeping drugwars steemmonsters

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BTW: you can also combine games in one comment like

!bookkeeping drugwars magicdice

That is good to know, thank you. Saves some traffic on the blockchain.

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Congratulations! Let's see how I'm doing...
!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @trincowski!

drugwars

Received:

  • 8.760 STEEM from daily
  • 0.463 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 18.624 STEEM

Total:

  • -9.401 STEEM

First transfer was before 17.66 days.
Your ROI per day is 2.80 % and you are earning approx. 0.52 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 18.0 days.

!bookkeeping steemmonsters

Hi @cicisaja!

steemmonsters

Received:

  • 0.000 STEEM
  • 0.000 STEEM from Affiliate
  • 0.000 STEEM from tournament prizes
  • No related SBD transfer were found.

Spent:

  • 16.811 STEEM
  • 0.000 STEEM for tournament entry fees
  • No related SBD transfer were found.

Total:

  • -16.811 STEEM

what !! what !! -16.811
LOL

Yeap.. minus -16,811 steemm @wolfhart 😉 when actually I just spent 9 Steem and my decks now is worth for $200 😂😂😂 it was for a starter pack😉 and never bought any cards, I won 9 steem from internal tournament 😊

Yea my card still did not sell. Oh well.
Have fun that is what counts.

Keep it.. The gold angel, I have a stronger gold legendary too.. but I'll keep it.

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This is helpful

Posted using Partiko Android

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @tryskele!

drugwars

Received:

  • 0.300 STEEM
  • 6.206 STEEM from daily
  • 0.000 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 26.865 STEEM

Total:

  • -20.359 STEEM

First transfer was before 12.54 days.
Your ROI per day is 1.93 % and you are earning approx. 0.52 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 39.3 days.

umm Ok so I obviously screwed up.

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @loro68!

drugwars

Received:

  • 17.120 STEEM
  • 4.612 STEEM from daily
  • 0.000 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 32.957 STEEM

Total:

  • -11.225 STEEM

First transfer was before 8.79 days.
Your ROI per day is 7.50 % and you are earning approx. 2.47 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 4.5 days.

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!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @pg-live-pt!

drugwars

Received:

  • 2.030 STEEM
  • 35.022 STEEM from daily
  • 12.537 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 156.823 STEEM

Total:

  • -107.234 STEEM

First transfer was before 22.40 days.
Your ROI per day is 1.41 % and you are earning approx. 2.21 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 48.4 days.

ROI when taking only the last 5 days into account

Your ROI per day is 0.57 % and you are earning approx. 0.90 STEEM per day.
Break even in approx. 119.0 days.

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @pifc!

drugwars

Received:

  • 44.928 STEEM from daily
  • 17.940 STEEM from heist
  • 11.286 STEEM from referral

Spent:

  • 25.821 STEEM

Total:

  • 48.333 STEEM

First transfer was before 34.25 days.
Your ROI per day is 8.38 % and you are earning approx. 2.16 STEEM per day.

ROI when taking only the last 5 days into account

Your ROI per day is 3.23 % and you are earning approx. 0.83 STEEM per day.