Splinterlands Strategies: Changing Rental Practices
How things can change quickly. If Splinterlands changes something, then everyone jumps to attention and it’s a new rule-set.
The new Rewards schema is now in its second season. I like it and let's be honest it can't be worse than the previous schema.
Looking from a renter's perspective a lot has changed. The end-of-season gorge is gone, extinct, and no more!
...'the old days at end of season when CP mattered. Look at that ROA, we may never see these sights again'...
As primarily a card slumlord I should be in grief about this news. 100,000 DEC on the last day was fully expected and now it's gone.
To put things into perspective that’s around $68 at today’s lousy DEC valuation.
A lot of cash you say? That depends on your stake, it's all relative. If you invest, you get the yield.
What has happened now is my daily rental returns have increased by around 100%, every day. I will happily lose that end-of-season madness for this exchange.
The end-of-season timings was a pain in the arse. Evict everyone at 36 hours, wait until the last 24 hours, list at 28CP, see what happens, decrease to 36CP, etc...
I can do without it, but now there are new rules and things you need to watch for.
Chaos Legion Summoners are in HIGH RENTAL DEMAND. From Level 2 upwards things have very much changed.
As a renter, I am aware that some people are trying to rent their summoners at low prices, or it's ignorance or possibly some kind of manipulation going on.
Take Tarsa at L2. Look at the rental prices. They should start at 22 DEC per day yet there often seems to be someone willing to rent their cards at a 90% discount.
Be wary of the Change Price option in the excellent PeakMonsters. If you hit 'LOAD' and your summoner seems too low in rental value, there could be a decoy one trying to fix the price.
It could be paranoia and you can’t manually check every price but I see it a lot on summoners. Manually adjust your price to what is fair and slightly less than the rest.
Maybe @asgarth could add an extra tick box such as ‘Set lowest market price and ignore ridiculous prices’. Just a thought.
While the demand for renting summoners has never been higher, the price for buying them is still in decline.
The philosophy of the Splinterlands team about ownership is not quite working out… yet.
If Summoners are cheap then I will be buying many of them, and have been doing so. Let me reprise what I said earlier.
If the rental prices of Chaos Legion cards are spiking, it's harming the older cards.
Betas are renting but the return is hardly great. 1%-2% reminds me of the banking system when there is a special deal (otherwise it's 0%).
It's all about CP. CP appears to be much less important than when using the old reward system. Players are content to lounge around in the Bronze league and can you blame them?
5 Diamond chests or 50 Bronze chests…
Which would you prefer? I have had 600 DEC from a Bronze chest more than once, and the 'bigger' chests are very much a gamble.
I have taken to playing a couple of accounts gaining Bronze chests but in the Silver league. It’s great…, you get lots of chests and the thrill of opening them.
Potions are useless? I think they are great but I am a card buyer. If you rent to farm then yes… they are useless.
...'the current price for 2500 Alchemy Potions. The less I have to buy..., the better'...
When RiftWatchers is released I will need LOTS of potions and my buys will be offset from these ‘free’ ones in the ‘crap’ Bronze chests.
I love Bronze chests, but how long are they going to keep flowing like they currently are?
I feel the Splinterlands Team may be making further changes to the rewards shortly. Think about what they 'might' do, and what they are pushing for and you may be ahead of the game.
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