Yesterday in my Corner of HiveVerse

Two of the ecosystems where I'm deeply involved from the HiveVerse had something going on yesterday.

Splinterlands had the Tower Defense presale, and Leofinance made another very useful upgrade to #Threads.

Let's start with Threads.

Leofinance Adds Threads Profile

Not too long ago Threads had a performance boost, which was definitely needed.

But while that was an important upgrade, and I read it also required some major backend changes, regular users will always be more impressed by new or improved features. Am I right? :)

So, here comes one major upgrade with a new feature: Threads Profile Page.

Some would say a profile page for a social media app (short form or long form) is standard and nothing to fuss about.

But when you're not building that social media app in Web 2.0, and you have to re-interpret the data structures at your disposal to fit what you're trying to build, nothing is standard. Everything is new and often challenging.

That's why a profile page for Threads is a major step forward.

I don't know how you answered your threads before the profile page was around.

There were two options:

  • look for your thread on LeoThreads until you found it and reply to whoever commented
  • look for your comment on the container post and reply to the comment(s) - these replies didn't show up on Threads, but it was the option I used for whatever reason

Not something to look forward to, especially if the reply came after some time.

Now, with the Threads Profile, here's what you have to do:

  • Go to your profile on Leofinance
  • Click on Threads
  • Go to your Thread that received a reply and click on it
  • The Threads interface will open with your comment and the reply(ies)
  • Click to comment on the reply
  • Reply back

It's as simple as that.

I can say that that will probably increase engagement and give ease of use as a reason, but I feel it's better to leave it short and sweet.

Splinterlands Tower Defense Presale

Not another sold-out-in-under-2-minutes event, but here we are 12-14 hours after that and the Tower Defense presale is sold out. This morning there were still a few thousand packs available, but since then they disappeared as well.

In my opinion, I believe the Riftwatchers presale was so 'hot' compared to the Tower Defense one for a couple of reasons:

  • they have almost immediate utility
  • they add to the core game for which (mostly) everything is known
  • the presale promo card for Riftwatchers is very powerful (nothing is known about the promo hero for the Tower Defense)
  • it was the first...

Now, unlike the Riftwachers presale, where I preferred to stay on the sidelines and buy single cards from the market later on, I did buy a couple of packs in the Tower Defense game.

I was prepared to buy up to 100 packs plus bonuses and I had all the funds transferred to do it, just in case.

But that was a very unlikely scenario. I just wanted to be ready, in case I find out something more that determines me to buy more.

Throughout the day, my mind was kind of made on 10 packs, just in case I get super-lucky and get that promo hero. And buy more packs in the general sale or cards later on. Why would I buy in the general sale instead of the presale? More time passes, more rewards come in and generate other rewards, more time to complete my goals for the year.

In the end, I doubled that, so I bought 20 packs.

Now, we did find some interesting things during the live stream with the team. And that is, there will be two proposals, one for land owners, and another for Tower Defense pack owners, to receive SPS airdrops while waiting for the respective game expansion/game to launch.

From my perception of how things will go down, it is more likely for the land proposal to go through than the TD one (if for nothing else, land is 'unique' - unlike packs - and the wait was much longer). That's one reason why I didn't buy more TD packs at this time.

Of course, as a pretty significant land owner, if that proposal goes through I'll have every reason to be happy!

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I was kind of confused when I first used the Leo thread, it wasn't easy trying to sort out replies. This is why I've not posted there ever since, but with the thread profile addition, it should be more easier to navigate through those thread replies. Thanks for bringing this to our knowledge.

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It's definitely challenging to use a new platform. But they'll slowly add more functionality and become easier to use.

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look for your comment on the container post and reply to the comment(s) - these replies didn't show up on Threads, but it was the option I used for whatever reason

It's interesting to see how these things get used in the wild.

I actually use the container post view a lot too - Mostly via Ecency.

Also manually changing the URLs when commenting between leofinance.io/threads to ecency/ just to ensure I was viewing all comments no matter the front-end they came from.

It's super important that the team make it a priority to keep people on the leofinance.io/threads interface and these changes certainly help there.

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It's super important that the team make it a priority to keep people on the leofinance.io/threads interface and these changes certainly help there.

I agree. Maybe the profile was delayed too long and people already formed the habit of using other interfaces instead, which is counterproductive for Threads. But that's development...

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It looks like the LeoThreads update will make things easier but I still think they need a mobile app for it. It's going to be what most people prefer when accessing short form content.

As for Tower Defense, I am just going to wait on the side lines and I don't have any of the land or defense packs. So I guess no free SPS for me.

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I still think they need a mobile app for it.

Definitely, that should come at some point. It's needed.

So I guess no free SPS for me.

It's not guaranteed for holders of land or TD packs either. There will be proposals for that. Current proposals and Riftwatchers and refunds don't go very well (for good reason, I'd say).

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bradley approve 3.gif

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P.S. Came here from ListNerds

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The profile page for threads is a nice added feature. Thanks for sharing this, Adrian.

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Yes, it is. Should help keep people on the platform and boost engagement.

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Good luck on the Hero card from Tower Defense packs.
I bought 11 packs thinking that would be enough to play with to see payouts and if I like it.
!PIZZA

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Good luck on the Hero card from Tower Defense packs.

Yeah, that's quite unlikely, but one can hope, lol.

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Thanks to Mr. @arcange I have discovered the Engage UI, it is truly awesome to sort out your feed, comments, and basically all human interaction within the chain. Maybe including #Threads in it would be a nice idea? Not a bad one tho. Have a !PIZZA and thanks again for an awesome post, as usual.

- EvM

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I need to have a look at it. It may be the same tool I know from years back, I just haven't used Hive Auth yet. Another thing I need to try out.

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