A week ago, I started a little personal project. You can check the first post here for the details, but my ideia is to answer a simple question:
How profitable is Splinterlands?
Of course the answer will vary a lot, depending among other factors, how much have you invested in play time and money. Nevertheless, I've explained my starting point in that first post:
How much have I invested up to this point?
I participated on the two kickstarters, although with a small amount, and invested a little more in packs. The total sum can be rounded to 250$, with a small error margin. So this will be my reference, while calculating the ROI.
How good is my deck?
Since I started playing in the Alpha stage, a good part of my cards are alpha. Most of the time I play on diamond league, although my deck is far from being maxed.
- All my rare summoners are level 6, alpha edition
- Only one maxed summoner, Daria
- A few maxed cards, most of them reward ones
I have the advantage of the DEC bonus of the alphas, and the DEC bonus from my guild (gogo #roaringtwenties!!)
So... here is what this first week taught me! I've been able to play daily, completing my daily quest and playing a few more games.
DEC won in the first week (battles + daily quest rewards): 6711.98
Value obtained from reward cards (since the value can change daily, I've used the value the cards had at the day they were won): 0,949 USD / 1710 DEC (cards burn value)
Not that luck on the daily card rewards, this being the best pull, with a gold card:
And how does it translate in terms of ROI?
Initial investment: 250 USD
Using Splinterlands exchange rate, 1000 DEC = 1 usd:
6711,98 DEC won = 6,72 USD
Cards value burn rate = 1710 DEC = 1,71 USD
Total = 8,43 USD
Weekly ROI: 3,37%
Total ROI: 3.37%
Given the daily price variability of the value of cards and DEC in the markets, I've opted to do the math with the fixed Splinterlands DEC exchange rate, and using the cards DEC burn value as well. This will allow me to make a better comparison between the weeks I'll be keeping this going.
3,37% may not seem a big value... but this is just a one-week value; and would mean a 13,48% monthly ROI at this rate, wich is pretty good! And I'm excluding all the value gained in potions as well in the daily rewards; besides, the season rewards are bound to increase the ROI even further! So overall, pretty excited about the following weeks and see how the numbers add up!
I'll probably add a few more metrics in the following posts, as for example the winning rate; after all, no wins = no DEC! Any thoughts on these numbers? Do you remember anything else I should add to get a more accurate ROI value? Comment away!
See you on the battlefield!
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