The developers behind the trading card game Splinterlands have decided to no longer allow users to spend Credits, an in-game currency, on the Quest Potions. They want to combat that players use multiple accounts to harvest Credits and purchase these potions to ultimately obtain DEC Tokens.
Quest Potions, which give players more loot box rewards in Splinterlands, have always been for sale in DEC tokens. So when the team launched the in-game Credits they also allowed users to buy the potions. However, now that DEC has gone up in price, gamers have found new ways to play the system. By creating multiple accounts and completing the daily quests, they can earn a lot more DEC tokens than intended.
That’s why the developers have decided to make the change with immediate effect. From now on players can only buy Quest Potions, which can double the amount of loot chests, using DEC tokens.
The value of DEC tokens has increased from $0,0007 on January 1st to $0,007 right now. That means that the monetary value of the token increased ten times during this year. We’ve seen the biggest growth since July, when it became clear that holding DEC tokens became beneficial for earning the SPS airdrop. In the past four weeks, since the moment SPS launched, DEC has seen its biggest growth.
What is Splinterlands
Over the past month Splinterlands has grown their daily active players base, according to data from DappRadar, from 9,000 in late July to more than 100,000 per day right now. It’s important to note that not every active players necessarily jumps into the online battles. They could also be claiming their daily SPS airdrop, or putting NFT cards up for rent. Splinterlands has become a diverse product with several avenues for passive income, as well as strong play-to-earn mechanics.
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 and on Wax. Splinterlands now also has a governance token, called SPS.
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. The ability to rent Splinterlands cards will certainly have an impact here!
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 content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn Online Magazine. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.