Is Auto-Renting Ruining Splinterlands For New Players?
I keep seeing it. Every time I go on Reddit there are people complaining that the PeakMonsters auto-renting feature is skewing the game further toward the wealthy players.
Yesterday the post I got stuck on was full of hyperbole saying prices have "gone up 10x" and everything gets snatched up immediately by the auto renting bot so you "can't even get cards below market value anymore".
And if it's on Reddit, it must be true right?
Well, I sure as heck wish it was because I'd be rich.
What's really going on though? I can only speak for myself but I have about 2300 cards I try to have rented out at all times and that's a pretty good sample so let's use it.
Usually around now I'd have about 17k Dec coming in per day and I'd have about 2000 of those 2300 cards rented out. So where am I at right now with everything "ten times higher!!" and "immediately being snatched up by the auto-renting bot?"
13k dec with a whopping 783 cards sitting untouched on the market.
I was excited when Peakmonsters announced the auto-renting and honestly I still am. But as far as I can tell, it's not really being widely used yet as most of my cards are still renting out for either 1 day or enough to cover the season. I'd very unscientifically say that about 2 in 10 of my cards has rented out for 2 days and there's every reason to believe that many of those two day rentals are just 2 day rentals and not auto-rented.
This means so far, hardly anyone is even using the feature, yet there are people going on and on about how it's an assault on new players and all the good cards are going to the wealthy players who are willing to throw money away with bids that don't make sense to new players.
Maybe I just need to stay off reddit.
So I ask you fellow rentors. What's your experience right now? Is it similar to mine? Am I an outlier? I'm really curious to know.
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