Steem ruling State of the Dapps

in steem •  3 months ago

It's been interesting to see how dapps have taken off in the last year or so. They were a big feature of the last Steemfest. I think it's a very positive trend that Steem is becoming much more than just Steemit. When I look at State of the Dapps today I see 3 Steem dapps in the top 5 and 6 in the top 10. Steem Monsters had been there a while, but after only a couple of days Drug Wars is up there too. The growth of the latter has been meteoric.

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@stateofthedapps are on Steem too.

At the moment people are pumping lots of Steem into Drug Wars and some are getting a good return, but I wonder how long that can continue. @slobberchops had some thoughts on this too. From what I can see such games do not earn Steem from the rewards pool and rely on people buying stuff. One thing they could do is to allow you to create posts where they could take a cut of the rewards. A lot of people post how they are doing on Steem Monsters, so there could be demand for this.

I think there needs to be more crossover between the games and blogging as blogging can draw more people into the games and provide players with Steem to spend on them. If you click on a user's profile it could show their posts with the appropriate tag. That makes the game more social, which adds to the experience.

It is still early days for gaming on Steem, but I hope the developers are considering this aspect.

I'm really not much of a gamer these days, but I have been drawn into Steem Monsters. It's taking away time I need for things like music, so I may have to cut down. Although I have started playing Drug Wars and spent a little Steem on it I may not continue with it. I cannot even build anything without spending lately as everything says 'miss resources'. That said, I know millions of people enjoy casual gaming and it's a massive market that could be huge on Steem.

These are exciting times for Steem and I hope we can capitalise on this enthusiasm to build the community. We desperately need more users blogging as well as playing. More good content will make the platform more appealing. I'm not even worrying about the Steem price. We need to make it all fun as that's why people use other platforms without reward. Steem has that as a bonus.

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Steem just keeps getting better and better. New games, tokens, keychain integration, etc etc.
its hard to keep up with all the great new things.

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I struggle to keep up too. Just have to follow people like @pennsif who summarise the news.

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It’s a sign of how strong the ecosystem is. All this since Steemit Inc cut 70% of their workforce! It’s the best thing that happened. Heaps of other talented teams have stepped up to the plate.

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Exactly. We need them to concentrate on making the blockchain run better and the community will build dapps around it.

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Thank you for the mention Steve.

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No problem. You provide a great service. I can't follow everyone to see what is happening but your daily updates give me a good view of it. Thanks

I have already started to see a decrease in the ROI on DrugWars. Unless you are constantly able to put STEEM into it to stay a top producer as more and more people join, you are only going to see your "take" decrease until it is pretty much nothing. I agree there needs to be a better model moving forward otherwise it will not be sustainable. It is still early adopter stages though, so I am sure improvements will come.

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It can take a while to fine tune such an economy. I expect they will be tweaking it for a while. Maybe they were surprised at how popular it is already

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I think that is definitely a possibility. I noticed this morning that battles are disabled(for now). Fine by me, that is probably my least favorite aspect of the game. I work hard for my stuff. I don't want to have to worry about people stealing it.

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Isn't that what makes it interesting? If there's no risk it would be boring. Mind you, isn't that like something like Farmville? I couldn't see the attraction, but maybe we need more games that encourage people to keep buying upgrades.

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It does in some respects, but it is also frustrating. There should at least be some kind of temporary shield. Say if someone attacks you, you are shielded for an hour before another person can come along and attack you. That seems pretty reasonable to me.

, but I wonder how long that can continue.

I agree with you, once the hype dies the game will start crumbling down, people that got in late won't get anything, and the people that got in early will get the vast majority of the rewards... They need to fix the economy of the game or it won't last...

Steem has one of the best and most actives communities around, even this deep in the bear market we are still making progress and still have lots of users! The amount of marketing any dapp instantly gets by coming to steem makes the dapp go to the top of the most used dapps easily! That's the power of the STEEM community!

The one thing I am a bit afraid of is the volatile of these games. Steem monsters was new, everybody got into steem monsters. Now with drugwars, all people are aiming for that (because of the nice ROI). But is it temporary ?!? Who knows, we'll have to see in a year. But I do think games are a great market to get much more people to the blockchain...

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Exactly. Some people do well from Monsters as others will pay a lot for good cards, but I haven't sold any yet. I think they need mobile versions of that games as that is a massive market.

@steevc, Yes, it's great to see Steemit as rising sun on First place. Yes, not just Steem, Gaming Communities are one of the biggest communities in the world and if we see effective games on Steem Blockchain then definitely it will going to be biggest boosting point and for sure it's reflecting as exciting times for Steem Ecosystem. Stay blessed.

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There's no doubt it is a case of diminishing returns with DrugWars. Today Im expecting 4.1 STEEM, another drop of half a STEEM from yesterday. Im wondering how long it will take to get back my investment.

is it a a game, or a front for a game? Im not so sure. They need to make use of VP, 100% is simply wasteful.

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They should definitely put their profits into SP and vote on stuff. That will earn them something in curation. I'm just getting a tiny amount back. Not that worried about getting it all. I'm just not seeing the game as that interesting to me. When they start paying referrals they will have even less to distribute, but some big Steemians are likely to do well from that.

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It is cool dapps that don't have dependency toward the reward pool.

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