Splinterlands will introduce a lottery system for all land sales during the second presale stage on November 28th. Starting from Monday 16th of November the lottery system will open up. However, 23 regions of land are reserved for players who wanted land in the first presale. This leaves at least 7 regions or 7000 land plots for the open lottery.
The Splinterlands lottery drawing on November 28th 16:00 UTC will randomly select lottery tickets based on blockchain data. Every next tickets gets their land until there’s no more land left. Those who didn’t get any land during the second land sale, will have a reserved spot in the third land sale in December.
The lottery system stands in strong contrast with the disastrous land sale from The Sandbox yesterday. Even though the land sale basically sold out, the majority of the users had no access to the sale. Servers couldn’t handle the traffic and collapsed. Only a certain group of users was still able to access the website.
The first land sale for Splinterlands sold out in seconds. They had a lottery system for 27 regions, with a value of $7500. The remaining lands were sold on a first come first serve basis. However, Jesse Reich from Splinterlands also doesn’t have the best experiences with his open sale.
Splinterlands has moved to a lottery system. Our free-for-all portion was bad too. If the lottery doesn’t fill then after it there’s land to go around.Jesse “Aggroed” Reich, Twitter, Nov 12th 2020
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, 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.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.