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23 months on Splinterlands: Profit, ROI and Considerations + Advices for New Players
Cover Image: Logo image owned by @splinterlands - Edit by @libertycrypto27- Font used is Open Source
It was October 18, 2019 when I decided to spend $10 to buy the Starter Set (previously called the actual Spellbook).
With Splinterlands I discovered a new world, a world I didn't know before: the beautiful world of blockchain-based games.
Until today I have tried and played several blockchain-based games but among all Splinterlands has been and still is my favorite blockchain-based game and not surprisingly it is also a game that runs on my favorite blockchain: Hive.
In the landscape of blockchain-based games, Splinterlands is a game unlike many others because at the core of it all and beyond all the features introduced later there is a card and strategy game that is fun to play.
Today more than 23 months have passed since the day of my first battle, that first battle was followed by 13515 other battles.
I played an average of just over 19 battles a day, and after 13516 battles I still enjoy playing Splinterlands as much as I did the first day.
Initially Splinterlands only had two main assets:
- the cards and packs
- DEC tokens
Today Splinterlands game assets are many more and to the cards and DEC tokens have been added over time:
- SPT tokens
- Plot tokens
- Totem tokens
- SPS tokens
Soon will be released also Voucher tokens useful to participate in the presale of the new collection of Chaos Legion cards.
When I like a game, a project or an activity, I also like to write and share my progress and my considerations and that's why for 23 months now I publish a monthly report in which I consider Splinterlands only from the financial point of view and completely leave out the play aspect of the game.
And here I am with my twenty-third report on Splinterlands.
Note: In the numbers of this report the comma "," and the dot "." are both decimal separators.
Below are the topics I will be covering in this my monthly report:
The total cost of my investment on Splinterlands is given by the following sum:
Registration Cost (Summoner Speelbook: $10) + Total Cost of Cards and Card Packs Purchased + Total Cost of DEC tokens purchased + Total Cost of Plots purchased
Note: In calculating the total investment cost I only consider the costs I incurred by injecting external liquidity into the game.
Since the date of my last report (September 16, 2021) and until today, October 12, 2021, I have not injected external liquidity in my investment on Splinterlands and for this reason the total cost of my investment remains unchanged from my previous report: 524.14$.
I have almost always used the DEC tokens earned from battle victories and the sale of my cards in the purchase of cards and card packs with the goal of upgrading and improving the battle strength of my card collection.
On one occasion (October 5, 2020) I sold 81000 DEC tokens to do a Power Up on Hive and thus increase my amount of Hive Power (HP).
From that sale I received 400.14 HIVE in return which, at the time of the sale, had a value of $64.8.
Unfortunately I can't go back in time otherwise I would have performed the reverse transaction :)
Splinterlands continues its run and all of its assets continue to grow in value such as SPS tokens which just a few weeks ago were worth around $0.25 and are now worth $0.83.
1000 DEC tokens that only 8 months ago (March 11, 2021) were worth $0.68 are now worth $14.02.
I'm really very pleased to have believed and invested in the Splinterlands game and I think the best is yet to come....
Splinterlands is a concrete example of all that a blockchain-based game can offer to its players:
- exclusive digital ownership of the game assets (tokens and NFT)
- many different possibilities of gain and investment
Sooner or later the blockchain based games model will be the dominant model in the videogames industry, it's just my personal conviction and it will take some more time but the overtaking of blockchain based games on centralized and traditional games will happen and when it happens I hope to be in the first row.
If you have never tried a blockchain-based game I invite you to read a post I wrote not long ago in which I expressed my thoughts on blockchain-based games and compared two games similar in gameplay but very different in their structure: Splinterlands and Hearthstone.
But do those who sign up today still have a chance to make a good profit?
The first players to have believed in Splinterlands and its potential have really made a winning move from all points of view.
Those who enter a successful project like Splinterlands later will obviously grow less quickly than those who built a collection of cards with a few dollars but Splinterlands still has a lot of potential and still has a lot to offer to its players including new players.
The advice I always give to new players is to be "Smart" players and look at Splinterlands as a nice project within a great ecosystem that is the Hive blockchain.
Those who only play will grow slower in the game of Splinterlands especially if they have decided not to invest external liquidity in the game.
Those who are smarter, for example, in addition to playing the game will also participate in weekly contests organized by Splinterlands on the Hive blockchain. In this way he will grow much faster than a simple player and at the same time he will discover and get to know the beautiful and large community of Hive and the many other projects on Hive.
Will ROI and Profit grow in the next month or will they suffer a decrease?
Follow me to find out ;)
I hope you liked this post and thank you for taking the time to read it :)
Splinterlands is a beautiful game and it has proved to be a very good investment (at least until now) and if you regularly participate to the weekly contests organized by the @splinterlands account you will recover the registration cost (10$) in a short time.
If you decide to register, you can do it from this link:
of course if you'd like to use my refferal link... :)
Any game that involves the purchase of cards and tokens is never a simple game but it is also an investment and should be considered as such.
I am not a financial consultant and if you decide to invest in the game of Splinterlands you do it for your own choice, after having made your personal evaluations and considered all possible risk factors.
My advice is to always invest only what you can afford to lose with a light heart.
See you on the battlefields of Splinterlands.
A selection of my previous posts on Splinterlands
- Chaos Legion Presale: Info, Calculations and Considerations: