I just realized that I have not written a post about Rebellion card pack pre-sale for Splinterlands. This is a potential issue for me, because I typically look at my personal blog for timeline on what I did, may weeks-months-years into the future. This is an easy way for me to refer to my personal action at important events of the history of this game.
Details of the pre-sale was described here many weeks back:
The pre-sale started on Wednesday, October 18th, at 2:00 PM ET and will continue for a month. If I remember correctly most of the pack sale on the pre-sale happen within the first 24 hours, which was widely expected, and after than it is trickling. There is a leaderboard and there are some prizes to top the leaderboard, so I think towards the end of the pre-sale window, the sale will pick up again as people will fight for the top spots. So I think the current ranking with nearly 20 days remaining means much.
So far I bought 6900 packs, it is unlikely I will be in top 6 spot with these, and not anything I am planning to anyways. The top 6 spots is only relevant because those folks can help design a summoner for the new set.
What else is going on?
It is a bit of a slow time for Splinterlands right now. The team went through a new round of restructuring. Land is delayed and this Rebellion set moved slightly earlier than expected because of revenue crunch. However, the good news is that the DAO is getting half of the revenue for the whole sale of the Rebellion set for a nominal price of $250K, which DAO has already recovered:
As of this writing 256,755 packs have been purchased; assuming average net pack price ~$3.0, the net revenue is $770,265. DAO's share is 1/2 of that or about $385,132.5. So DAO is already in profit and the company paid back the money, and also the most important part, everything beyond this point in time is windfall profit for the DAO. NO wonder 97% of the community voted YES for this proposal!
I always feel like I do not have enough SPS. So today I went ahead and bought some, taking my total personal staked SPS above 8M. I need a few more millions.
As of right now this is the standing of staked SPS at the top.
Still the top holders are just around 1% holders, which is a very good distribution of staked SPS.