Splinterland Self Challenge

My Splinterlands Blog #125 – Land 1.0 Release

Welcome to another article where I write about my journey playing Splinterlands! This last week saw the release of the first phase of Splinterlands land, which is essentially just finding out what your land plot actually is in terms of rarity and type. The functionality of mining for Splintershards (SPS) on land, using monster cards, will come out in the next phase of land, which is due out in a few months.

I have been holding onto 13 plots for the past couple of years, hoping to get lucky and hit something good out of them. When surveying, you have the option to buy boosts for these plots. The only time you can get them, is when initially surveying.

I ended up getting one Occupied plot and one Magical plot, which are nice finds. Unfortunately, no Keeps or Castles.

I don’t have the cards to really optimally farm on all of this land, let alone the DEC to stake monsters. I haven’t really sat down to figure out what should go on it, but I certainly don’t have lots of max level gold foils, which are the best option typically. A weekend activity, at least with my work schedule of late.

This land feature doesn’t really directly impact the game yet, but the expectation is that at some point a lot of cards will exit the market to go work on land. There weren’t any other major gameplay updates this past week. Let’s move on to the mid-week update.

Daily Quest Rewards:

Daily Quest # 919. Got Disable Focus and still getting Diamond League chests from the end of last season. I received 1.473 SPS, 35 (21 + 14) Legendary potions, and 8 Wily Coyotians (common monster).

InvestYGator got Disable Focus… re-rolled to Exploits Focus and still getting Gold League chests from last season. I got 5 Swamp Spitters (common monster). It’s hard to earn higher tier chests after the league reset, and I didn’t play a ton.

Daily Quest # 920. Got Anti Melee Focus and back to Gold League. I received 1.899 (1.619 + 0.28) SPS, 6 Gold potions, 4 Legendary potions, 2 Dumacke Orcs (common monster), and 2 Ferox Defenders (common monster).

InvestYGator got Defend Focus and back to Silver League. I got 0.459 (0.048 + 0.039 + 0.344 + 0.028) SPS, 1 Gold potion, 1 Legendary potion, a Fungus Flinger (common monster), 3 Possessed Puppets (common monster), and 2 Ravenhood Wardens (rare monster).

Daily Quest # 921. Got Stealth Focus. I received 2.407 (0.275 + 1.607 + 0.221 + 0.304) SPS, a Swamp Spitter, 3 Fungus Flingers, and 3 Ferox Defenders.

InvestYGator got Anti Melee Focus. I got 0.076 (0.024 + 0.052) SPS, 5 (3 + 2) Legendary potions, and a Franz Ruffmane (rare summoner).

Daily Quest # 922. Got Fire Focus. I received 1.07 (0.207 + 0.218 + 0.645) SPS, 100 (56 + 44) Merits, 6 Gobson Bombers (common monster), and 2 Franz Ruffmanes.

InvestYGator got Fire Focus. I got 0.072 (0.043 + 0.029) SPS, 1 Legendary potion, 5 (2 + 2 + 1) Gold potions, 3 Possessed Puppets, 3 (2 + 1) Fungus Flingers, 2 Imperial Knights (common monster), and a Drybone Barbarian (common monster).

Daily Quest # 923. Got Dragon Focus and barely managed to play this day. I received 0.275 SPS and 6 Gold potions.

InvestYGator got Defend Focus. I got 0.22 SPS and a Fungus Flinger.

Daily Quest # 924. Got Flying Focus. I received 2.914 (0.195 + 1.857 + 0.271 + 0.328 + 0.263) SPS, 11 Legendary potions, 4 Wily Coyotians, 7 Imperial Knights, and a gold foil Drybone Barbarian!

InvestYGator got Defend Focus. I got 0.461 (0.294 + 0.027 + 0.03 + 0.044 + 0.066) SPS, 96 (39 + 57) Merits, 2 Gold potions, an Imperial Knight, 2 Drybone Barbarians, and a Will-O-Wisp (epic monster)!

Daily Quest # 925. Got Stealth Focus. I received 5.806 (0.31 + 0.373 + 4.802 + 0.321) SPS, 13 (7 + 6) Possessed Puppets, and a Chaos Legion pack!

InvestYGator got Anti Melee Focus. I got 0.115 (0.059 + 0.056) SPS, 4 (3 + 1) Legendary potions, 71 (43 + 7 + 21) Merits, 2 Fungus Flingers, a Drybone Barbarian, 2 Ravenhood Wardens, and an Evelyn Auvera (epic monster)!

I also opened two Riftwatcher packs:

A nice pack with a gold foil Epic summoner!
Another great pack with a gold foil common and a great gold foil rare, plus an extra rare!

Guild Brawls:

Guild Brawl #141, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. The guild came in 6th place again this week.





I opened up one more Gladiator pack:

Excited to see a new gold foil Gladiator for my brawls! Plus, Quora is one of the best cards in the game, albeit not usable in my gold foil brawls.

The Rest:

No trading or tournaments again, though I do need to figure out what sort of trading I need to do with my land. I burned most of my Voucher supply for DEC to get more starter bonuses for my plots, but that was about it. I do have some time to get more cards, since there’s no actual staking monsters to land yet. Hopefully I get some more gold foil reward cards!

This has been a bit of a rough season so far, with what feels like a lot more losses than normal. Maybe I’m just playing at the wrong times and hitting harder competition. Ah well, still another week to go to grind back into Diamond.

I expect next week will be slower after the big land release, but there is still a lot of stuff on the roadmap for the game. And, that’s about it for this week! Thank you for reading, and I’ll be back next time with the season wrap up!

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