How did I hear about the game?
As I have said in previous posts, I have just a few days playing Splinterlands, and every day that passes I only wonder how come I did not start playing before, and maybe you can think that with so few days in the game, it is too early to say that it is changing my life but the reality is quite the opposite, because it is doing it and a lot. After trying to make an investment that came to nothing because I didn't read the small print of the white paper of another NFT game, I was left with 12$ in my BSC account in Metamask that wasn't destined to anything specific, so I said, why don't I give Splinterlands a chance? I have been publishing content on Hive for almost a year now and I have always heard about the game, I even got to play it a couple of times, so if I was going to start on a NFT game why not do it on one that ran on the Hive blockchain? I didn't think much about it and paid for my summoner book to start playing.
What took me to play Splinterlands?
Some time ago, I got some news that I did not expect, and it was that I was going to be a father, that news was great but came with two tragedies, so to speak, and is that about three weeks after learning that my son was on the way, my computer broke down, and a few days later so did my phone, practically since January I had left my job to devote myself to Hive because in my country the work in person is very poorly paid, and that my equipment failed was quite serious and besides, with all the expenses involved in the pregnancy of my girl, saving was something I could not do, I had to resort to face to face work to pay the bills and if it had not been for the help of my dad who always supported me in every way during those dark times, I do not know what would have happened. As I could I was publishing posts on Hive from time to time, or renting a PC or borrowing one from a friend and thanks to other extra work I was doing, I could gather to buy my equipment again and return to Hive, and although now I am quite limited, that is, I publish from a computer that only has 2gb of RAM and a two-core processor, man, even Splinterlands runs quite slow in this interface, but none of that stops me, but it gives me more encouragement to want to move forward, emerge and grow with my family.
When positive changes began...
Since the problem with my equipment started, I had to start doing Power Down to help me to level the accounts, I solved my economic situation but my HP was below 200, before it was over 1000, again, Another situation that gives me encouragement to continue to strive to return to the 1000 HP I had and even more, it was then when I made the decision to start investing my money instead of just spending it, because I earned $ 1, I spent $ 1 and returned to the same place where I was before getting that dollar, and in that there is no progress. I think I had to live life in hardcore mode for thousands of factors beyond my control, but it is my decision to let life defeat me, and not me to it. After the success of Axie I started to read about these games and there I got to Splinterlands, Dcrops and Rising Star Game, I started with the first two because the investment was lower, and I was pretty decent, until I decided to open my Splinterlands account, and that's where everything really started to change.
great rewards began to be made.
Three days after paying for my book, and having played a few games, I did this quest that I detail below and the prize for it was nothing more and nothing less than a legendary card.
The deck of cards that worked best for me to accomplish this mission was the death element cards, using these cards whenever possible and the mana allowed:
- Zintar mortalis
- Haunted Spirit
- Twisted Jester
- Skeleton Assassin
- Haunted Spider
- Undead Priest
Splinterlands making butterfly effect on my investments.
And the reward was Almo Cambio, the legendary card that I show you here, at that time it had a market value of 35$, in 3 days I tripled my initial investment playing Splinterlands, and of course I was not going to stop there. two days later I got 2000 DEC in my mission reward, approximately 14$ more, and this together with other rewards of the game have been the change that my life needed, I am investing in new projects with my family and also in Hive, recently I used part of that money for my girlfriend, @vvgm to open her own Splinterlands account and she started to play, she is learning pretty fast and it is very good because sometimes we play together and we make an awesome feedback to each other, you know, two minds think better than one, apart from that, in our daily life we have started a business together with my mother, who is a confectioner, and we are selling desserts in our town, a small business for now, but made with a lot of love and that was possible thanks to the earnings I have obtained in Splinterlands, also, the weekly publications about contests and others, that the official account @splinterlands publishes has even allowed me to create a spending plan using the rewards of the game and the publications so I can pay the bills of my house and continue investing in my projects and especially in Splinterlands.
And the best thing about all this?
The best of all this is that I am doing something that I like because I really enjoy playing so at no time have I felt bored with the battles, I love the stats and create strategies to use it with my cards, the last season I managed to reach the Tier Bronze I after spending almost a whole night playing, for this one I have more time so I hope to reach at least the silver rank in the current season, I am already very close to achieving Bronze I and I am planning the new rents to increase my power and reach the 15k needed for the Silver rank, and all in all, what keeps me most excited to continue with this game, is that I know that I'm just touching the tip of the iceberg, and I know that Splinterlands still has many surprises in store for me and my future, who knows, maybe in a few years my son will be playing and I will be his Splinterdad? LOL, let's hope so... And what are you waiting for? do you want to play Splinterlands? click here.
All images are taken from the official game website, credits to whom it may concern.