Greeting Splinterlanders! Hopefully everyone had a great EOS chest opening. Reading through some other posts, it looks like a mixed bag, but a common theme amongst the Diamond+ players was that DEC was significantly higher. So the trade-off might be less cards, but more funds to buy the cards you want! Maybe that would drive the value of cards upwards.
I ended the season with a rating of 2556 and had reach Silver 1 league, so I was going to get Silver chests in the upcoming season. However, I made the stupid mistake of not maintaining my CP, so I started the new season in Bronze 3. Such a nub!! I also had 84 season chests, which was great fun to open. P.S. I like to open them manually one by one!
I got 30 cards which was valued around 80 cents and around 500 DEC + potions. Not massive rewards, especially given the amount of time spent playing. However it’s definitely more then anyone will get in the Silver league pre-revamp. The rewards feel fair for someone who doesn’t own tons of cards and not investing heavily in the rental market. Any new players who say otherwise, I would feel are a little greedy.
I am looking forward to the new season, but it has been a tough few hours as I struggle to even get out of Bronze 3….might just take a break and come back in a few days when the competition dies down. Definitely excited to start renting more as this looks like the way to go if I want to improve my rating and start earning the Season Points.
The new reward system seems great at the lower levels due to the ease of getting chests if you are willing to do some rentals. And it’s fun to keep chasing the next chest, especially if you punch up and play in a higher league vs your prior season league. The rewards, while not valued much, seems to match the investment required to get them. Of course, this is just looking at my perspective of starting in Novice and playing up. The higher league players might think differently as they might get less chests, but the much increased DEC might make up for it.