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Why Am I Selling Alpha Cards?


7 months ago4 min read

I hate to see them go, with all their pristine but basic Alpha glory.

These cards have been good to me...

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...but I can't kid myself. I knew this time would come. There were so few of them to begin with. As more players hit 'em with the burn bat, they're only gonna become more scarce, and for me, that means less maxable.

Make Yourself Make the Moves

You know what gets in the way of making the most of this game? Sentimentality. I get it. These cards remind us of the coveted trading cards that we were scared to get our finger oils on when we were younger. We treasure and cherish them as if they were each prized possessions. But in our admiration, we can sometimes forget that the way to win Splinterlands is simply to play it, and that means playing the markets just as much as battling.


Go ahead. Let go of the cards that don't serve you. Let go of the cards that are valued highly compared to when you acquired them, and for Helio's sake, always do everything in your power to get more cards whenever and wherever you can!

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Same thing... Except one is beta than the other. Get it?

Alpha Dreams

Don't let inflated Alpha Dreams hold you back. You could be making some serious moves and positioning yourself to compete at higher levels through Untamed and beyond! I'm happy to say that I'm letting some of those Alpha Dreams drift away into the Splinternight. Now I'm looking forward, and the word I'm seeing everywhere (including my dreams) right now is...


Why did I sell my gold foil Lord Arianthus yesterday at 50% market value? Why am I liquidating Alpha cards as quickly as I can? Aside from Lord Arianthus being just about the most annoying bastard in the game, I'm doing it so I can throw some dough at this Kickstarter campaign.

Not only can you get incredible limited edition Splinterswag, but the digital rewards are undeniably amazing. For a $200 pledge, I will get a gold foil Chain Golem and a maxed-out Chain Golem in regular foil! By my calculations, these two cards alone (once sold) should pay for the entire amount of the pledge. This means that (the way I see it) all the packs and all the physical rewards will basically be extra! And If I open them with max potions, I'm liable to get some really valuable Untamed stuff.


Clock's Ticking

There are less than three weeks left on this campaign, so that's all the time I have to sell some cards, scrape some cash and hand it back to Splinterlands! Wish me luck, and feel free to check my cards and let me know if you have any offers! We'll find a deal that brings us both out on top! That's my kind of deal!


Hodling is Great, But...

...So is selling, when you do it right. Think of all the huge gains you could be missing out on by just letting those higher-valued cards just sit in your account. Spinterlands presents us with a whole world of tiny-cap tokens to buy and sell as often as we want. If you're not taking full advantage of this, my favorite aspect of the game, maybe you should take a look at your hangups and fears; you might learn a little something.

Stay Classy, Splintral Warriors!

I'll see you on the battlefield... and in the market!



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