Thoughts on Splinterlands market 💰
Why combined cards are cheaper than single BCX ?
It's a pretty common situation: if we look at the market we see that cards are listed like this:
Here a MAXED-UP Sacred Unicord is sold at 14.20 (1.29$/BCX) while the cheapest single BCX is at 1.90$. About 30% of discount.
Maxed out cards has a 5% burning bonus and it takes time to collect a set of cheap single bcx to combine..
Well, of course there is an explanation:
- Market do the price. More sellers than buyers means prices go down. Not everyone in the game needs a maxed card, so the deal is "take all BCX in one single bunch and I will do a discount". Pretty classical.
- Card combining is an irreversible operation. So a single BCX is a 'virgin' card so apparently more valuable.
But I think this situation will not last. At the moment we are few thousands players in Splinterlands and the most profitable way of playing is by farming with low level monsters. I think that about 500 players use maxed out cards.
At the moment there are about 3200 Sacred unicorns out there, for a total of 8100 BCX. Assuming of combining them all we obtain about 700 maxed out cards and this number can only decrease.
Now suppose that this game has a future. Some modifications and new feature will happen and more players will came and some of them will want to max their decks.
What will happen?
I think the situation will revert. Maxed monsters (mostly the strong ones, of course) will be pretty rare and way more expensive.
I think the interface of market section on the website should also change in order to better distinct the type of card (combined or single-bcx)
Time will reveal ⌛
Comment below if you agree or if you think I wrote nonsense :)
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