Summary for Splinterlands AMA October 16th 2020

in Splinterlands9 days ago (edited)

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  • a new @splinterlands post should have arrived today, according to the AMA. it would contain a lot of information on lands and on the sale. but they haven't posted anything yet
  • new players can play as much as they want thanks to HF24 RC delegations
  • phase 4 has been implemented. tournament hosts can now choose to add a minimum collection power as an entry requirement. if a player is unsure they have enough, they can just try to enter. but if his power drops below the minimum before the start time, he is kicked out of the tournament
  • tournament hosts can still use the league requirement. they can also choose to use both league and min. power
  • new player tutorial is live
  • there is no max. collection power setting to limit players from entering a tournament
  • when the land pre-sale is visible, it won't start immediately. watch for the timer counting down to when it actually begins. this should all show up around monday
  • lands allow players to craft pre-defined cards (combat items/spells) not available through other means other than player trading
  • big lands announcement is coming up on monday (October 19th)
  • there's something being developed about some kind of Wizards Council, but no further details have been given. this subject was introduced by @cryptomancer, who is a part of the dev team
  • lands main focus is to aid individual players, but there are lands that will impact guild buildings
  • splinter-specific tournaments might be a thing but it's not a priority
  • the developer team size will stay as it is for now
  • the plan is to not have enough lands for just about everybody. scarcity is part of the design
  • getting lands is optional. if you don't want to get them but you still want their items/spells, you can get them from other players
  • mobile app is about to be submitted for approval in the play store, but it's not going to show up as playable immediately
  • now that collection power is completely implemented, aggroed is going to look at the end-of-season rewards. the way they are distributed might change
  • there won't be really any guild wars for now. the feature is about guild tournaments, specifically. that's the feature name and its focus
  • there might be an actual guild wars thing in the future
  • you get land stuff as some prizes from guild tournaments, such as buffs to crafting speed
  • lands will never directly impact battles
  • DEC gather rate is still the same
  • if you want to help splinterlands become successful, be friendly in general chat where new players drop in when they join the discord server. and keep fights off it. also spread the word
  • card skins (alternate appearences) & titles will be tradeable. untamed titles are already tradeable, it's just that there is no ingame tool for this yet
  • the first boss fight (PvE) might be introduced in the next 3 or 4 months. this subject was introduced by @cryptomancer, who is a part of the dev team
  • there is no plan to approach a celebrity to endorse splinterlands because social media approaches have not been fruitful. but more and more partnerships are being actively sought after
  • nothing new on titles and achievements. not a priority
  • skins will eventually be back with an ingame shop. not a NFTShowroom or anything like that
  • scaling of the game in the backend (code) is actively being developed
  • active user base has reached 10k / month for the first time in september. that's an all time high, which is fantastic
  • digicon is likely to be pushed back because of the event's organizers

Last week's AMA explains a lot if interesting stuff. If you've missed it, check its summary out here.

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Thank you for the condensed version.

land pre-sale is visible, but hasn't started. watch for the timer counting down to its start

Visivble WHERE?

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WHERE?

That's what's said, but I think it's a little mix up. Should only be visible around monday. Edited to reflect this. Also added one line: "a new @splinterlands post should have arrived today, according to the AMA. it would contain a lot of information on lands and on the sale. but they haven't posted anything yet"

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