MAJOR Splinterlands Update: New Loot Chest Economy

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Splinterlands Changes Loot Chest

Today Splinterlands updated their Rewards' Chest to promote players to increase their collection power and move up further in the Leagues. You can still win in Bronze League, but you will have less chance of earning cards, and you will not be able to earn DEC until you are in the Silver League. You instead will earn credits.

DEC Earned for Ranked Battles

Rewards given out for DEC (Dark Energy Crystals) will now be proportionate to your ranking and that of the league you are in. If you're in Silver League, then you can early DEC based upon the maximum rating of Silver I League of 1,899, no matter how much rating you actually have. This move makes sure you are playing in the appropriate league and I think is a good help.

Reminder: You also will not receive DEC until Silver League. If you're in Bronze or lower you earn credits.

What are your thoughts?

Does this help the game? It will certainly improve the rental market! I am concerned it cuts out the new players, like me, that is at a crossroads as to how I can move forward. I will have to make some new decisions about how I play this game.

If you decide to comment below, please let me know if you are new to the game or a seasoned player. I would love to know your feeling about this. Does this solve the situation of bots being used to play the game? Were you concerned about bots in the first place or not?

No matter what, I won't give up hope I have a chance to make this happen for me. I hope you all won't give up hope either and keep playing Splinterlands. There's still a great future for the game.

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I'm a seasoned player... but I would have actually thought it helps new players like you.

Without so many bots trying to farm DEC, won't it now be easier for you to go up the ranks? You'd still be earning credits to buy new cards with, so I'm hoping this change would actually help you out.

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Oh hopefully this will help the new players then! That would be wonderful if it does! :) And thank you for commenting on my post!! :)

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I hope so too! You can never really know how these types of changes will work out... but I do think all these bots playing hundreds (thousands?) of games per season will be disincentivised to do so... which means normal players will now have a chance to actually make it onto the leaderboards in their league.

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Yes, maybe so! That would be a help for sure! :)

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Hey Rosie :)

I really have the exact same concerns. Have also published a blog post (This time on Peakd :D), but it sounds a bit darker than your post.

The latest updates also pose a problem for me and for the new playerbase (or as the developers [apparently] like to put it, the poor playerbase).
The highest priority now should be, in my opinion, to make the rental market attractive for new players again. At the moment it is more or less useless to increase your power for the season rewards.

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We will have to see what happens, and I'll head over and check out your post, Toheadi! :) Guess we'll see how this goes! :)

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Mixed feelings, but generally these changes tend to hurt the little guys, even though the intention is to slow the bots. I guess we'll see over the next few days how the user signups are gonna go.

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Yes it will be interesting to see the new players numbers over the next weeks to know what they have decided about the game.

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I think people are having a hard time with it is because Splinterlands has never existed before.

And what I mean is that...Every gamer comes from a background. They are used to things being a certain way. And what's unique about this game is that it takes elements from multiple models, mixes it up and creates...This.

So we come in, expecting things to be a certain way, when it cannot. I'm excited for the changes myself. Looking forward to seeing this game explode even more!

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Yes, well said. We will see what unfolds with this next season! :)

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