It's pretty apparent we are in a full-blown bull market territory with splinterlands. For many months, I tracked the top crypto games, and splinterlands was always languishing with sub-7k daily active players, then sub-8k, then sub-9k, and so on. Things are a lot more different nowadays with not a day going by that splinterlands not having less than 100k daily active players.
Look at that; it's edging closer and closer to displace Alien Worlds as the number 1 crypto game. Alien Worlds for many a month capitalized on the moniker of being the biggest crypto game in the metaverse.
So why will splinterlands outpace and outlast the biggest game in the metaverse?
The splinterlands dev team constantly communicates, interacts, and keeps the community abreast of everything going on in and around the splinterlands game and ecosystem. Whereas the Alien Worlds game hasn't had an update in about 6 months? Promised new planets and new game modes that were supposed to be delivered are non-existent and nowhere to be seen.
Let's face it; Alien Worlds is an idle mining game with some spreadsheet mechanics behind it to maximize the mining yield. Configure tools, choose the land to mine on, maximize spreadsheet percentage, and click 'mine.' On the other hand, splinterlands is akin to traditional tactical card games with many nuances and strategies at play upon entering the battle!
As a p0x blogger, @trocproclock said, the Binance listing was the best and worst thing to happen to Alien Worlds. Alien Worlds token, TLM, was listed, and the game exploded in users, and there was certainly lots of fanfare around it. However, the Alien Worlds team seemed to have failed to capitalize on this fanfare and deliver on promises. Yes, I could sell my TLM as I didn't see much use for it apart from buying or upgrading tools, but staking didn't serve many purposes. Splinterlands tokenomics is rich, and there are many facets to it -> DEC, SPS, and SPT. All have a use and can be utilized to add more value to your splinterlands collection.
I haven't encountered a blockchain game where the community is constantly churning out content through social media posts, videos, and blog posts. There is so much content being produced by the splinterlands community daily that it's challenging to keep up to date. It's a stroke of genius from the splinterlands dev team to run weekly writing challenges either through social media challenges, weekly battle challenges, and other challenges and then provides juicy upvotes. Whereas, Alien Worlds, there were many YouTube videos hype when the game was listed on Binance, but that was a short-term effect.
Splinterlands future is bright; Choas Legion is around the corner, and Lands' functionality will be released by the end of the year. I may be ignorant, but active development, transparency, and constant community interactions are vital to sustaining and growing any crypto game. These seem synonymous with the splinterlands dev team, and it's great to be part of this journey.
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