A few weeks ago I wrote about investing in GFL Rebellion cards to take advantage of the airdrops taking place monthly. This post is an update on how that is progressing, as well as a general update on my Splinterlands journey.
Credit to @clove71
Rage Airdrop Update
At the time of my previous post the GFL Rebellion card market looked like this:
I make that 42 cards, and one of the Bera Dallins was 2 BCX - I bought it the next day, along with a couple more.
Jump forward to today and the market is as follows:
Just 9 cards are available, and only 4 of those are under $200. A quick trip to my market history and then excel tells me that I paid an average of $156.92 during my buying spree.
So for now, that's nice. I could potentially undercut and sell for a small profit, but that wont be happening whilst these cards are earning more cards.
The injection of Collection Power to my slowly increasing number of wagons has seen my account move 5 places up the leaderboard to 35, leaving my friend tarazkp behind for now - he's moved up a place 😊
Annoying I didn't screenshot my contribution rate a couple of weeks ago, but today it stands at 782,495 / HR. The GFL buys have obviously helped boost this number, but I've also been buying the odd Epic GF Rebellion card too - once the prices flipped around so that 5 of these worked out cheaper than 1 GFL, I couldn't resist!
I'll guess my final placing in this first call to arms will be around 27th. That's not so important though - how many guaranteed cards will I receive? I have 3085 chances at present, and 782,495 (HR) * 273 (hours) / 100,000 (Chances) = 2136, so 5221, 26 cards, I think.
A gold or 2 would be nice - I'll be making sure I have the VOUCHERS to boost the chances of this happening.
Levelling up older cards
The Centaur is one of the original snipers, and with 6 speed at maximum level the card remains one of the quickest. I've held a level 8 since 2018 but it's not being used much any more - hopefully this boost in speed and health will help bring the card back to life.
I suspect it is going to take me a while to see ROI on this 67$ purchase, but you'll need to spend a minimum of $150 today if you want a max card.
The other card I've moved up a level is the Black Dragon. PeakMonsters displays a nice summary of what took place.
I must say that I'm not half as fond as this card as I am the Centaur which is probably why it's been sat at L2 for years. Could it play in Diamond at L3, we shall see.
Getting my ass kicked but making progress in Modern
For a year or two now I've mostly only been playing Brawls, and the occasional game in Modern where I would get served in Bronze and then get mardy and sulk. This season though has been different and I've been using my Battle Energy in the last week exclusively in Modern. More time, renewed game interest, and a kick ass performance from Xbot (with my no Life or Death having broken deck) in Wild.
Still 3 days left almost but that is a fair effort!
Back to my 'fun' in Modern, and I've managed to climb from rock bottom up to Silver I. I'm hopeful of a Gold league placing at end of season but am finding life tough, despite having a good deck for Modern.
There are a lot of new cards to learn and as I'm not 100% up to speed as yet, I find myself using Quora a lot.
Which worked a treat in the game below, but I'm going to need more than one trick to rise further.
Playing at lower levels in Modern has likely cost me a number of Chests this season, hopefully next season I'll be earning these in both leagues.
For now I think I'm fully loaded wagons-wise, and I don't have my eye on any other cards SL cards at present. The coming months could see @holozing and Moon Kart (@arcadecolony and looking to be @moonkarts soon) assets become available, and I'd like to have some sort of position with each. There's also a GLX airdrop coming which means COLONY (as it does for SPS stakeholders), another reason to potentially keep funds aside.
I remain positive for Hive and Splinterlands and hope gaming fairs well as a sector this next year or so (as we roll into the big bull!) - the timing of holozing, Genesis League Sports, Moon Karts, etc, could be pretty good. Fingers crossed.