In this week's Share Your Battle Challenge, a card was highlighted that I actually didn't own. This is the War Chaang
The reason I didn't have this card (I bought one yesterday to test for this challenge) is because I believe it only really shines in a very specific situation. It's not good enough as a tank in matches even if ranged damage can be used in the first position, but it can be useful when as a card in the back in matches where melee damage can attack from any position. This is one of the aspects I like about Splinterlands as you are never done collecting more cards and getting stronger for everything the game throws at you in terms of game rules.
This is one of those cards I tried to force into my line-up but couldn't get a win with as it's simply not strong enough unless you are getting the near-perfect setup.
I guess my line-up was by no means the best especially including the Spirit Miner which increased my speed going against the game rules. My opponent his level 1 all-mage deck happened to perfectly counter what I played. The Armor boost from my Life Tyrus Paladin summoner was useless along with the armor regeneration from the Armor Smith. The War Chaang which has very little protection in 1st place didn't manage to survive very long. the Cyclops didn't benefit whatsoever from the Shield ability while both the Divine Healer and the Spirit Miner got hurt by his reflect ability. to finish things off, the Golden Furious Chicken did not do anything whatsoever in the last place.
So I got absolutely crushed and the War Chaang will mostly serve the function to increase my collection score which has got me stuck in gold 1 on my alt account. I honestly don't mind the fact that rewards are being limited and actually encourage it in order to make everything sustainable as rewards simply have too high. The way it is implemented though I can't relate with in any way whatsoever as it practically makes Splinterlands into the worst Pay2Win game in the history of gaming while it doesn't need to be.
I have said it before in the comments of some of the Splinterlands posts.
Reduce overall rewards, allow everyone to reach the league they are able to reach and give bonus rewards to players based on their collection value
This would achieve exactly the same with the difference that it's a positive incentive instead of a negative one. Right now, everyone feels screwed over and limited by a paywall. I guess the League leaderboards could improve things but still, I really dislike the way they are going about all of this.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
All Splinterlands players are free to join this Weekly Challenge (regardless of your rank) and will get rewarded by the team with Upvotes on Hive. If you haven't tried out the game yet, this is a great opportunity as it allows you to earn back the 10$ Price of the Summoner's Spellbook you need to get your Hive Private Keys after creating an account, share in the game rewards, get Daily Quests, join tournaments, Earn DEC for each Ranked Win,...
I have aimed to offer the best available deal to everyone that wants to try out the game themselves and is using my Referral Link. This creates a win-win where new players get a head start in the game by having a whole lot of extra cards leased out to them which also increases their needed collection value score. To see the details check out The Full September Sign-Up Deal I'm offering. The Splinterlands team also still runs a promo where everyone that signs up with a referral link gets a random card from the @sl-giveaways account.
To see what can be expected in terms of earnings from the Splinterlands game, check my monthly earnings reports. (Rewards are bound to go down in September because of the Reward Restrictions that were implemented)
- July 2020 | 112.810$
- June 2020 | 105.774$
- May 2020 | 180.384$
- April 2020 | 133.927$
- March 2020 | 76.153$
- February 2020 | 105.25$
- January 2020 | 136.44$
Important: Treat games in the first place as games and not as investment opportunities, Splinterlands allows you to earn some money and get good returns but you are much better off flipping burgers in Mcdonalds when looking at the money earned for the time invested.
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