In one hand, this aggressive approach to handling my quests leads to burnout and drains my energy capture rate. However, on a positive note, this has been one of the best seasons so far, in terms of daily rewards
At the time of writing, my gold 2 deck is already up to 41 loot chests for the season. Considering that there are still 9 whole days of the season left, I think there's more time to get more packs.
The problem is that with every battle, my energy capture rate reduces. ECR is a familiar concept to Splinterlands players, however, for the unindoctrinated, ECR is kind of like resource credit that depletes with every transaction and also recharges with time.
The difference is that ECR determines the amount of Dark Ebergy Crystals you receive for winning a ranked battle. Each Splinterlands battle consumes some of your Energy Capture Rate.
To simplify it, lets assume you go into a ranked battle with your squad and winning that battle with a 100% ECR earns you 10 DEC. At 50% ECR, you will earn 5 DEC for winning a ranked battle with the same squad.
ECR marketplace maybe?
At the time of writing, there's no way to "power up" your ECR, in the same way that powering up Hive earns you more Resource credit. So, what this means that when your ECR is depleted, you just have to wait it out.
Yesterday evening, I tested the waters by throwing out a concept where players can "stake" DEC to gain Energy Capture Rate. There were some interesting responses on the Tweet.
Some people thought it was nice while others didn't really see how it would work. @bulldog1205 added that the idea could lead to an increase in DEC inflation but I pointed out that if that also translates to an increase in network activities, could we count it as a win?
Then I had another epiphany of sorts this morning. What if there was something like a marketplace for Energy Capture Rate?
How I see it, there's a lot of ECR just laying around in dormant and passive players' accounts. This ECR would have normally been used to generate more DEC, so technically speaking, there's no change in the inflation schedule.
Naturally, this will require an even more robust system to ensure it works. It could work with something like an escrow system where you "pull out" ECR from your account and put in the marketplace.
Whenever you take out ECR from your account, ECR regeneration of your account is paused and is only reinstated when your ECR in the market is either sold off or you decide to remove it from the marketplace.
This addition to the Splinterlands marketplace could then lead to ECR being tokenised or not. In fact, this could even morph into something like an ECR lease or rental market.
Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts about the concept in the comment section. What do you think about an Energy Capture Rate marketplace?
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