The Play2Earn Report - Week 03/2023
It's Sunday again and that means it's time for another Play2Earn report! I had a pretty good week inside and outside of crypto. I'm taking care of a friends dog, a black German Shepherd, for 10 days so I had a little less time for writing articles and instead spent a little more time outside. I still managed to go through my daily routine, though, and also published some new articles during the week. Something I've learned there is that it's probably not a good idea to publish two articles in one day as the second one is my least voted on since I started blogging again. Lesson learned here, if I have time for two articles I'll just publish the second one a day later.
Anyway, the broader crypto market is still looking good at the moment, with Bitcoin posting as high as $23,300. BTC is now almost 50% up from where it started to climb and while I'm still not sure how long-lived this is going to be, it certainly is nice to have some green in the markets again. This should also help with the assets I'm tracking in this article, so lets dive right in!
|Asset||Amount||Dollar Value per Unit||Total Dollar Value||Change|
|Chaos Legion Packs||10||2.11||22.1||+22.1|
|Asset||Amount||Dollar Value per Unit||Total Dollar Value|
Well, looks like there's not much to see here this week. In total my assets lost $3.65 in value. So it seems like the Splinterlands ecosystem has not been able to profit from Bitcoin climbing up. While it's always better when numbers go up, I'm not terribly worried about stagnation for now, as I'm somewhat optimistic about the next few months for both Splinterlands and Genesis League Sports.
The latter saw its first town-hall of the year last Friday. I know not everybody was super thrilled about how it went but to me personally, it was a rather good one. Yes, the team didn't have answers for a lot of the questions, but that is to be expected at this stage of pre-alpha development. They did show a text base mock up of what the game is going to look like in the future. Now it can be debated whether that was a good move or not. Many people has voiced a negative opinion about what they showed but again, to me personally, it was a pleasant surprise actually. They are trying to build a way more involved game than what we have in Splinterlands. I somewhat expected to see another auto-battler for GLG, but as it turns out, it will be more of a tactics game with fast paced decision making. Could turn out to be really fun and entertaining, but it will obviously still take quite a while for them to get to an actually playable state.
Another interesting piece of information was that there will be more than 500 different players to be collected from the first edition of cards. That's an absurd amount of cards and it will be very interesting to see what impact that has one the overall ecosystem. It certainly is not an option to max out every single player - at least not for me. Even with the 3,144 packs I hold I probably won't be able to build a max level deck on my own. So I will have to trade some of the cards I get for the cards I need to max out my team. It's an interesting decision and certainly changes how people will interact with the market. It also means that we should see a lot of trading right away. With the market fee in Genesis League Sports going to the DAO, that's obviously a good thing for all of us.
On the Splinterlands side of things, we got confirmation that soulbound reward cards will get released on January 31st and that all the old reward cards will go out of print at that day. That's huge news and should have a major impact on the economy moving forward. They also announced, that there's a full set of rare summoners in these new reward cards, something that has me especially excited because it should help a lot with setting my plots up in the beginning.
In more personal news, we just recently won another Brawl and are now pretty close to advancing to tier 5. We need another 450 crowns for the Arena upgrade which should take us another 3 Brawls to achieve. The Brawl rewards obviously pale a bit compared to what I receive passively every day, but I'm still really proud of the success we are finding and advancing to Tier 5 first should still yield a significant boost until the other top guilds catch up with us.
And that's all from me for today, have a great Sunday everyone. See you next time!