Splinterlands has opened a countdown for a lottery system to players who want to spend $7500 on virtual land. Buyers get to choose between a region, ten tracts or one thousand plots of land, all worth the same amount of money. The organization made 27 out of 30 regions worth of land available to lottery participants.
At the moment of writing there’s still more than four days to go, and 17 players or investors have joined the lottery. When 27 or less participants join the raffle, everybody will automatically get their land. Only when there are more participants, the raffle will actually take place. The lottery will happen right before the normal land sale on November 7th, according to a pre-sale update from the Splinterlands team.
If the Splinterlands land lottery sells out, only three thousand land plots remain available for the regular pre-sale. Splinterlands will sell these lands on a first-come first-serve basis. The maximum purchase for a single transaction will be 1 tract or one hundred plots.
The public pre-sale for Splinterlands
On November 7th at 16:00 UTC Splinterlands will start its presale for virtual land, right after the lottery ended. The developers call the introduction of land their biggest expansion ever. But what type of gameplay and benefits does this virtual land bring to the table?
Splinterlands will introduce a new game mechanic called Items & Spells. Once players have selected their summoner and monsters for battle, they get to see each others deck. During that time players get to play these items and spells to boost your own team or debuff the opponent. These items and spells aren’t collectible cards, they are craftable.
Players need to obtain resources and access to buildings in order to mint spells and items for themselves. Owning virtual land is crucial for the economy in this upcoming expansion. There are different terrain types, while some lands contain monsters and others are magical. Each land has their own purpose.
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a trading card game that started on the Steem blockchain as Steemmonsters. However, over time the project changed names. Now gamers can play the game on desktop and mobile devices, mainly using the Hive blockchain. Thanks to an intelligent functionality, cards and tokens can also be traded on the Ethereum blockchain.
Splinterlands allows anybody to play and earn cards and other resources. Players need to create a set of cards to defeat their opponent. Cards come in different rarities with seven different stats. In addition these cards have abilities and come from seven factions. The way cards work together is dependent on all these different attributes.
Players earn cards by winning matches. They can combine cards to gain levels. After that you can sell cards on the open marketplace for cryptocurrencies, or lease them to other players. The most rare cards are wanted assets, especially when there are tournaments.
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