Splinterlands Loot Chest My Thoughts
Loot chest have been around for a while now and with the new update from a few days ago I wanted to talk about it a little. I have been playing this game from launch and glad that I was brought into it. I know all us early players loved the Rewards cards. I even flipped three golden legendary cards. Those cards helped me build the deck I have today and I don't regret selling them due to buying cards with the money from them. So I know at first this new system might seem bad to you. But I hope to show you why I think we will be better off.
Right now I am in Diamond 2. Most season I make Champ 3 or Diamond 1. I have 2 max summoners and 2 level 7 with others at level 6. I think I could make it further but I only play around an hour a day most of the time. I have made a good investment in the game and was earning a great number of cards playing. Now it is clear that will change. I will show you what I got today.
Today was not a good pull it seems but it doesn't show my 12th reward an essence orb. It does show how I went from getting 12 cards to now 5 cards, 10 with the pack some small dec and potions. The good part about this is they are keeping the value the same. But now the rewards are more for players of the game and not farmers of the cards. If you play the game it is fun to get the potions and have a shot at more legendary and gold cards. The DEC prizes are cool to help you buy cards and can be much bigger than what I got. Also when you get an orb that is a nice bonus. This also sets them up for the next part of the game. It has already been hinted that lands are coming. With some crafting of items and cards. I can already see crafting materials in the chest system. As long as it is tradable it will be a great addition as those of us crafting will buy it up.
The main thing I see is this keeps the rewards cards from ruining the game. If the cards are issued to fast more and more will need to come out. People will buy fewer and fewer packs if they can keep buying rewards cards for 2 to 5 cents. With the mobile app coming out we could see the player base grow. That would also mean that we would fly through the cards. This system is much better set up to avoid those issues. At the same time, you will still earn rewards for just playing the game. Over time this change should start to up the value of rewards cards. As it will take longer to see a lot on the market. This can be seen right now with the newest epics to come out that only have a few for sale.
I like to give a little back to the players that read my stuff so I have 500 DEC prize for someone that gives me their thoughts on the new loot system. I will pick a random person that does that on this post after payout. I hope you enjoyed my little post and are playing this game. I think we might be in for a very rewarding time ahead.
Shout out to @clove71 for the gif