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My Splinterlands Blog #92 – Modern & Wild & MORE

Welcome to another entry where I write about my journey playing Splinterlands! This is the first article after the update with Modern and Wild coming out, but we’ve already had another major change to gameplay come out as I’ve been writing this article. I’ll mention those a bit more at the end, but for this week I’m going to focus a little on Modern and Wild.

For anyone that doesn’t follow the game, Modern format is only the two newest Sets, and their corresponding sub-sets, where Wild is all sets. Since I personally own a few older cards, I’ve mainly been playing in the Wild format. Some players had been theorizing that Modern would be the most popular format, since newer cards are more plentiful.

However it seems that a lot of the bots accounts are still set to only play in Wild. This has meant that Modern has been paying out a lot more Dark Energy Crystals (DEC) per win when compared to Wild format. I have played a little bit of Modern, though mostly on my second account (InvestYGator) in Silver league.

The game’s layout was also updated.

It’s been quite a long season, and we’re still barely half way through it. Maybe I’ll have enough time to grind up to Champion this time around. But, for now, let’s take a look at the past weeks.

Daily Quest Rewards:

Daily Quest # 668. Got Dragon Focus (starting back in Gold II)! I received 208 (112 + 96) DEC, a Gold potion, a Pelacor Mercenary (common monster), a Pelacor Bandit (common monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!

InvestYGator got Dragon Focus. I got back to Silver II and received 1252 (1210 + 42) DEC, 2 Legendary potions, a Venari Heatsmith (common monster), and a Pelacor Deceiver (common monster).

Daily Quest # 669. Got Water Focus. This was the first day of Modern and Wild. I got 72 DEC, a Legendary potion, a Merdhampir (common monster), a Venari Bonesmith (rare monster), and a Djinn Renova (epic monster).

InvestyGator got Earth Focus. I got 32 DEC, a Legendary potion, an Ever-Hungry Skull (common monster), a Venari Heatsmith, a Venari Bonesmith, a Countess Sinash (legendary monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!

A Fire team archer, who was originally even stronger with Yodin, but got adjusted in testing to have Blast instead of another ability at max level.

Daily Quest # 670. Fire Focus… re-rolled to Death Focus. I received 192 (80 + 112) DEC, a Legendary potion, 2 Pelacor Deceivers, a Pelacor Mecenary, a Pelacor Conjurer (common monster), a Merdhampir, and a Vampire Bat (common monster).

InvestYGator got Death Focus. I got 36 (4 + 10 + 22) DEC, a Gold potion, a Legendary potion, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Venari Heatsmith, a Blood Maker (common monster), a Merdhampir, an Ever-Hungry Skull, and a Gargoya Devil (rare monster).

Daily Quest # 671. Got Dragon Focus. I received 240 (24 + 32 + 40 + 72 + 72) DEC, 2 Gold potions, a Vampire Bat, and a Blood Maker.

InvestYGator got Death focus… re-rolled to Water Focus. I got 16 DEC, 2 Legendary potions, a Gold potion, 2 Pelacor Conjurers, a Pelacor Bandit, a Merdhampir, an Exploding Rats (rare monster), a Venari Seedsmtih, and a Vulguine (rare monster).

Daily Quest # 672. Fire Focus… re-rolled to Death Focus. I got 136 (56 + 80) DEC, 2 Gold potions, a Legendary potion, 2 Pelacor Conjurers, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Blood Maker, and a Twilight Basilisk (rare monster).

InvestYGator got Life Focus. I received 28 DEC, 5 Legendary potions, a Pelacor Deceiver, a Pelacor Conjurer, a Venari Heatsmith, and a Chaos Legion pack!

Daily Quest # 673. Got Earth Focus. I received a Gold potion, an Ever-Hungry Skull, a Venari Heatsmith, a Gargoya Lion, a Dhampir Infiltrator (rare monster), and a Venari Wavesmith (rare monster).

InvestYGator got Death Focus… re-rolled to Water Focus. I got 198 (24 + 6 + 18 + 150) DEC, 3 Gold potions, a Legendary potion, a Pelacor Deceiver, and a Pelacor Bandit.

Daily Quest # 674. Got Fire Focus… re-rolled to Death Focus. Got back into Diamond and got a Gold potion and a Pelacor Deceiver.

InvestYGator got Water Focus. I received 12 (10 + 2) DEC, 2 Legendary potions, a Venari Heatsmith, 2 Gargoya Lions, a Pelacor Bandit, an Ever-Hungry Skull, and a Merdhampir.

Daily Quest # 675. Got Dragon Focus! Got 192 (160 + 32 DEC), 1 Gold potion, a Gargoya Lion, a Vulguine, and 2 Chaos Legion packs!

InvestYGator got Fire Focus… re-rolled to Death Focus (thought I was on my main). I received 80 (56 + 12 + 10 + 2) DEC, 2 Legendary potions, a Gold potion, a Blood Maker, 2 Ever-Hungry Skulls, and a Venari Heatsmith.

I opened one Chaos Legion pack this week:

Nothing too crazy here, though a pair of Fire Scavo cards.

Guild Brawls:

Guild Brawl #92, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. I had no opponents this time around, and also missed recording the results of this brawl.

The Rest:

No tournaments or trading this week, though I almost did some trading. Been talking about doing a trade, and will probably figure it out sometime after I post this. The bigger news is that there is already a big revamp to the new ranked rewards system.

Essentially you will now gain points towards chests for any win, and doing your focus will give bonus point. This should cut down on all of the people just spamming the same deck repeatedly. I know that I felt constantly pressured to use the focus Splinter, even when it wasn’t always the best option.

I will write more about that next time, during the season wrap up. For now, thank you for reading! And, if you have any questions or comments, please let me know below!

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