Pride of the Wealthy in Splinterlands

in #palnet5 years ago (edited)

What are you heading for?

When I see the tournament list like this, I'm getting really angry.

The whole Steem network is confessing themselves to the task of expanding the network and onboarding new members. Or are they?

Even I as a very small fish, really am eager to be part of that plan.
For me that means:

  • Spreading the Word
  • Giving helpful advice to newbies
  • taking part in the discussions in old school social Media
  • talking the others in real life (businesses and private people)
  • be positive and understanding in discord chats if there's a problem
  • Explore for smaller Posts to engage
    ... you see where this is going. The focus has to be set the right way.

Alone in last 2 Weeks we had, @Exyle on Exhibitions and on local Radio twice! Lot's of TASK (@heimindanger) Token spent on Twitter, Youtube and Reddit to post about Steem related topics and constantly new options to instant create Steem accounts and big articles talking about the 'Light Account' ideas. It is mesmerizing, WE HAVE A COMMON GOAL, A MISSION That is the right way! But not everyone is on that track, well...

...look at that:

20190817 16_51_37Splinterlands  Collect, Trade, Battle!.png

The Wealthy and Rich pumping thousands of Dollars into celebrating their own little elite FightClub. 0 small tournaments for nearly 24Hours.

Better think twice!

This is how I feel looking at that:

It's great for them and I love that Splinterlands is making that possible, but it is also extremely disgusting! It makes me genuinely angry.

If you still behave like that, while talking like someone who really wants to be part of the Steem expansion mission, it is hypocritical.

Splinterland outside of Steem
Splinterlands is carried by the users of the Steem network and is not making big new outside of it. Fire up the search engines yourself, you'll be as disappointed as I am. The big crypto news outlets cover Splinterlands very minor and unpromising, especially compared to other games in the same genre.

There are 2500 active Players on Splinterlands this season finale. Guess how many cat pictures out there have 100-Times more real comments or 1.000-Times more attention every day.

The real Danger
This would be a good time for the community to start acting in active recruiting, support new players and constantly increase the positive experience for all smaller player. In the end, you'd secure your own investment, because by now it is obvious - the health of the ecosystem is constantly shifting towards the decision making of just a few players and is not secured by a large amount of small- and middle class of player accounts.

Imagine one or two top guilds would realize next week, that Gods Unchained or a random other Blockchain Trading Card Game has significantly better revenue and they start selling off. League of Legends is a good example for a Game that survives any competition by having a strong 'noob' player base. HotS a good one in the other direction. It always had a strong elite and lots of Streamers and very too few minor Player, jet it failed all its expectations even with Blizzard Activision in their back.

But Manni you angry fool, what do you really wanna say?
I've been thinking about buying deeper into the game with some FIAT deposits these days. But I won't and I can't recommend it to anyone else. The Cards are extremely overpriced due to the elite player fraction and the market value has lost contact with the player base.

Not all HOPE is lost
Just to name two of them. There are lot's of more positiv outstandings.

  1. There is @monstermadness giving out smaller free cards

2. @zaku having the low-level @neoxian tournamentevery evening 20:00 CET
20190817 17_35_22Splinterlands  Collect, Trade, Battle!.pngAs well as lots of the members' slots of the Neoxian Guild in Splinterlands were just free to join slots, to mix in small Player. That came with a price and they paid it.

Cheers to the great, who do understand the concept of power and still act as a role model.

Maybe you feel the same, maybe I'm just angry for no reason - let me know.
I'll reward your opinion with a Task coin.


I'll add the '#ass' Tag to this one, guess that is fair play.

Have nice Weekend, Manni


I understand your point of view and to be honest, at some point I was considering entering the game. However, due to the needed large initial investment (time and money), I decided not to join it. I will try to keep my focus on my favorite photographic passion ;)

I hope this all goes into the optimistic direction! Cheer :)

Yes it is an investment game after all. You've got some great posts on your blog.

Thank you! :)


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Great submission from you! As for splinterlands I must say is too complicated for me, I know many are making some cool token from the game but I try to understand it but not entering my brain! I have some cards just don't know what to do with them!

I see what you mean, the game itself could use a good Tutorial :) Thanks for sharing your opinion!

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Kudos for sharing your opinion.
I have seen this situation several times in different games, communities (especially browser games from 2010 era).
And it mostly doesn't go too well only setting scope to cater to whales/elite, and totally forgetting about new players.

In regards to this post, I have already seen a fair amount of silver palyers ranting on never being able to compete without investing 100's of dollars. Atleast give them some REAL silver league tourneys, where alt-accounts are forbidden and no one with a higher ranking (or ever having achieved a higher rating than for example 1k) will not be allowed to participate.

To be honest, I share your concerns and think this community needs to wake up. As anyone would profit from a long-lasting economy and an INFLUX OF REAL PLAYERS (4k players, is a joke when 40% of that are the 2nd or 3rd alt account of a champion I player), especially the elitist plyers with decks between 10-100k.

See what and how fast bad things can happen in this space (Drugwars). Once a certain palyerbase is missing, you will not recover them.

Thank you for your FeedBack. It is hard to believe, that a critical and unlikable article can get range on a platform where likes determine your actual reach. But, it is possible - I hope!

Yes @manniman you are right, I agree with your opinion

I haven't played Splinterlands yet but I'm sure I'll get in, and as I hope to be great to everyone, I think the key is to grow the account, as in everything.

Completing my first task, thanks for the opportunity :)

ur welcome, you don't play Splinterlands?

Yeah it seems most things are geared towards the top dogs and us little guys only get the scraps. Best way to fix that though is to grow your account.

The top dogs make so much DEC and card rewards that they use their power to drive multiple accounts and drive card prices synthetically upwards.

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The graphics looks awesome

thank you :))

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