Why You Should Lock Your Cards And How

in LeoFinance4 months ago

Web 3.0 = Web 1.013.jpg

In case you haven't noticed. Splinterlands is heating up.

With only 1/3rd of the player base we had before the update, total USD rental value is almost back to normal and many cards are becoming extremely profitable even if the buying market hasn't quite caught up with this fact. MANY cards right now you can pick up for a few bucks and drop them right on the rental market for ridiculous returns and I think they are only going to go higher as the bots slowly filter back in.

Of course, if you buy now, you lock in that return. If you buy when the cards have 10x'd, your returns will be way less. I encourage you to take a look around.

Since the rental market is the lifeblood of the Splinterlands economy and it seems to be foreshadowing a huge run up coming, we can expect the scammers to start coming out of the woodwork soon.

One thing the devs keep trying to remind us about in the AMA's is that unlike other crypto projects, there are actually several built in mechanisms to keep you safe if your account is ever compromised. You don't have to lose everything if someone find their way in.

But in order to be protected, you have to be proactive. And one of the best ways to protect yourself is to lock your cards.

So here's your reminder:

LOCK YOUR CARDS

Locking your cards is actually very easy but there are many misconceptions about what it means to do it.

First, many people believe that if you lock your cards, you are unable to rent them out. This isn't true. You can rent out/delegate a locked card in the same way you would rent out a non-locked card. The only complication here is that you cannot lock a card that is actively rented out.

You have to wait for the rental to end, or cancel the rental if you think it's going to get rented out again because you can get to it.

A card CAN be locked while it has an active listing on the rental market. It just can't be actively rented or delegated when you try to lock it. Again, you'd need to wait for the card to come back to you.

the second misconception is that locking your cards for a certain number of days means they automatically unlock after that many days. This would mean you'd have to keep locking them.

This also isn't true.

What is true is that when you lock your cards you choose a number of days from 1-30. This is not the time they are locked but the amount of time it takes to unlock them once you manually initiate the unlock.

So if you lock your cards for 10 days, they will stay locked until you initiate the unlock. Then it will take 10 days for them to unlock and become sellable or transferrable. Again, you can still rent them and even delegate them when they are locked. You just can't transfer ownership while they are locked.

The reason we lock our cards is because if someone breaks int your account, the scammer can't sell or transfer your cards to themselves until they initiate and wait through the unlocking period.

Many people don't know this but there are ways built into hive to recover your account from a scammer. SO if they break in and start the unlocking sequence, you have until they fully unlock to recover your account and kick the scammer out. THhen you can cancel the unlock and move on with your life. As a bonus, if your SPS is staked, they can't touch that either :)

For me, I like 10 days. 10 days is enough time for me to be sure I can recover my account since I've never had to do it before and I'm not sure how long it would take me. Even if I was traveling or something, I'd probably check in on my account within 10 days.

But also, if I ever want to sell a card, I can wait 10 days without too much hardship for the card to become sellable again.

Now that we have that out of the way, here's a quick screen shot tutorial on how you can use peakmonsters.com to quickly lock your cards in bulk.

One thing to kow about peakmonsters is they do have a limit of how many cards you can lock in a single transaction. I'm not positive but I think its 400. So if the lock button isn't working, make sure all the cards you have selected are not currently rented out or delegated, none of them are already locked, and you don't have too many cards selected.

Screen Shot 20220609 at 4.13.31 PM.png

Once you've filtered and selected some amount of cards under 400 that are eligible to be locked (they aren't already locked, they aren't in the possession of another player through delegation or rental), click the top button to manipulate your cards. The next screen shot shows what that looks like. If you use peakmonsters already to rent out or sell cards, this will already be a very familiar screen to you.

Screen Shot 20220609 at 4.18.50 PM.png

Once you click the lock "others" button in the drop down you'll see the next dropdown menu. The top option is lock. Take note, this is also where you will come to unlock your cards or cancel an unlocking sequence.

Screen Shot 20220609 at 4.21.11 PM.png

And that's it, you are now a responsible card owner that makes being a Splinterlands scammer far less profitable.

Screen Shot 20220609 at 6.02.59 PM.png

Posted Using LeoFinance Beta

Sort:  

I also locked some cards, but the original reason was that the wrong cards were often sold, haha.
!LOLZ
!PIZZA
!PGM
!MEME

One of the best reasons to do it. I should have mentioned it in the post.

!LOLZ
!PGM
!WINE
!PIZZA

Just sell a few high tier cards as tier 1 cards and you'll start locking cards, it seems you should be the one to be careful lol.
!LOLZ
!PIZZA
!PGM
!MEME

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @brianhuang, @imno

remaining commands 10

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444



Credit: cmmemes
Earn Crypto for your Memes @ hiveme.me!

I made the mistake once but it was small. Sold a $5 card for 3 dec. Stopped using the splinterlands marketplace after that.

!LOLZ
!PGM
!PIZZA

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @imno, @brianhuang

remaining commands 14

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444


Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @imno, @brianhuang

remaining commands 14

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444



Congratulations, @imno You Successfully Shared 0.200 WINEX With @brianhuang.
You Earned 0.200 WINEX As Curation Reward.
You Utilized 2/3 Successful Calls.

wine_logo


Contact Us : WINEX Token Discord Channel
WINEX Current Market Price : 0.250


Swap Your Hive <=> Swap.Hive With Industry Lowest Fee (0.1%) : Click This Link
Read Latest Updates Or Contact Us

Why couldn’t the bike keep up with the car?
Because it was 2-tired

Credit: reddit
@brianhuang, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @imno
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ
(2/10)

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @brianhuang, @imno

remaining commands 3

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444



Credit: ianmcg
Earn Crypto for your Memes @ hiveme.me!

There is a autopsy convention starts this week.
Friday is open Mike night.

Credit: reddit
@imno, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @brianhuang
Release your inner Rock Star with Rising Star! The best #play2earn game on Hive! Play for Free!
(2/10)


Credit: dlmmqb
Earn Crypto for your Memes @ hiveme.me!

Not gonna lie: I had no idea this was a thing xP

Thanks for pointing this out, as it seems like anything I want to permarent might as well be locked!

!PGM
!1UP

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @entrepidus, @imno

remaining commands 7

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444


Glad it helped. I think this feature is so powerful and important to protecting people and warding off would be scammers. And unless you plan on selling a card, there's just no downside to using it.

!PGM
!LOLZ
!WINE


Hi @imno, You Do Not Have Enough WINEX Tokens To Make Another Successful Call.
Please Stake More WINEX Tokens.
(We Will Not Send This Error Message In Next 24 Hrs).

wine_logo


Contact Us : WINEX Token Discord Channel
WINEX Current Market Price : 0.210


Swap Your Hive <=> Swap.Hive With Industry Lowest Fee (0.1%) : Click This Link
Read Latest Updates Or Contact Us

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @imno, @entrepidus

remaining commands 13

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444


I'm in a club for kids who love math.
We are called the Algebros.

Credit: theabsolute
@entrepidus, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @imno
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ
(4/10)

Don-1UP-Cheers-Cartel-250px.png

You have received a 1UP from @entrepidus!

The following @oneup-cartel family members will soon upvote your post:
@monster-curator, @oneup-curator, @leo-curator, @meme-curator, @pimp-curator, @thg-curator, @vyb-curator, @pob-curator, @cent-curator
And they will bring !PIZZA 🍕

Learn more about our delegation service to earn daily rewards. Join the family on Discord.

I also have Lock Cards so that the cards don't sell wrong.
Have a great day.
!LOLZ
!PIZZA
!PGM
!CTP

Posted Using LeoFinance Beta

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @steem82868, @imno

remaining commands 8

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444


You can tune a piano
But you can't piano a tuna.

Credit: reddit
@imno, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @steem82868
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ
(1/8)

Good point. I've made that mistake once and then I just stopped using the Splinterlands market place for renting cards out but locking them is a great solution for that too.

!LOLZ
!WINE
!PGM
!PIZZA

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT tokens to @imno, @steem82868

remaining commands 14

BUY AND STAKE THE PGM TO SEND A LOT OF TOKENS!

The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-2.5 BUDS-0.01 MOTA-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444



Congratulations, @imno You Successfully Shared 0.100 WINEX With @steem82868.
You Earned 0.100 WINEX As Curation Reward.
You Utilized 1/3 Successful Calls.

wine_logo


Contact Us : WINEX Token Discord Channel
WINEX Current Market Price : 0.211


Swap Your Hive <=> Swap.Hive With Industry Lowest Fee (0.1%) : Click This Link
Read Latest Updates Or Contact Us

Hot singles in your area?
You need someone to fix their air conditioner.

Credit: reddit
@steem82868, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @imno
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ
(1/10)

PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA!

PIZZA Holders sent $PIZZA tips in this post's comments:
imno tipped steem82868 (x1)
brianhuang tipped imno (x2)
@imno(3/5) tipped @brianhuang (x2)
steem82868 tipped imno (x1)

You can now send $PIZZA tips in Discord via tip.cc!

I have locked some of my high value USD cards.

One can never be too safe.

Posted Using LeoFinance Beta