As most Drugwars players are aware, there has been a few updates to the game, I will try to guide you through them in this post, if you have any question, feel free to comment and I will do my best to answer your questions.
I think everybody figured out a way to settle their Primary base in order to continue playing.
The easiest way was to click under your avatar to find a spot to settle.
Map and Base system
With this new update, we understood that we will be playing from now on on a DW “World Map”.
Once you decided to settle in a territory, you could access this view where you can see other people’s bases. Gang name has been added when you click on a specific base
You can only develop 5 new bases with this new “Occupation Troop”. In the future, you might be able to have some more (around 5) but you will need to pay to have them
As the game is today, nobody can steal your base
New Occupation Troop
This is the troop you will need to train in order to settle and create a new base
New troop “moves”
Occupy: To colonise a new base. You will start from scratch with this new one
Transport: To transport ressources from one base to another, useful to give a boost to your new settlements
Station: As it is called, it is to station your troops at another base. Your troops WILL participate at any fight against this base. Useful information: When a fight happens, the owner of the base will have priority over troop losses
The storage system changed. Until July, 25th it will stay the same except if you increased your storage capacities
The new system is going to be 15% of the total capacity compared to 25% before, nevertheless the total capacity of your storage building has been multiplied by 3-4x meaning that the new Safe is 2.5*3x higher than previously
HQ is specific to the base as the Training Facility and all production storage buildings
The level of trainings you researched are common for all your troops even the one hired in a different base than the Primary
Pantheon level is also common to the account and not to a specific base
July 19, 2019(updated July 19, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
More than 3 Years from this post. No more posts since then…
625 Votes received, 0 votes done…
429 $ per 1 upvote…
Around 4000$ a day at 100% VP…
What a waste of resources…
I can think of a few ideas that @steemit could do with that Voting Power, such as rewarding the best promoter of steem outside the blockchain for instance… I think more than one professional would come delighted and work on a good marketing plan … while you dedicate yourselves to continue selling your stake.
When Whaleshares started up many hated it, many were skeptical, many called it a steemit clone. But im someone that likes giving projects the benefit of the doubt. I gave it a shot and for a while things were going ok. There were promises of massive development, of some kind of secret update that would change everything (still dont know what that is) so i stuck around.
I did my best to talk positive about Whaleshares and to be part of the community and for most part it was enjoyable. I met some great people and some not so great ones but overall the positive camp was much bigger.
Whaleshares in a couple months will be 1 year old and looking back i cant say i see them ever achieving much. There was a lot of promise, there were passionate people involved, there was a solid ground to build upon and a solid idea…
But unfortunately passionate people and solid ideas does not necessarily translate into success.
Lets be honest here. When Whaleshares came to be, it came to be from a few disgruntled individuals that thought they could create a better Steemit. A fairer community with better token distribution and rewards for the best contributors. They thought they would eliminate bots and vote buying..
They were wrong.
They failed so badly that they didnt achieve any of that. Vote buying turned into whaletoken purchases on Bitshares and the fairer token distribution went down the toilet with “curation projects” like V12 lead by Scipio that would basically vote up a post with a small percentage and then upvote the comment on the post in question of the V12 account saying: “You got curated!” (Im paraphrasing) with a full vote.
Then you had guys like Haejin or Vladimir self voting just like on Steemit and nothing was being done about it. Now i dont know if they are still on Whaleshares. I dont care to look but a month ago when i last dropped by that was the case.
The problem with some Whaletokens (Not all allow trading) is that the purchase of a vote would get you around 2 times more WLS then if you purchased WLS directly. This ofc acted as a downward pressure on the price. What some people did, and what i did for a time is simply sell the WLS i get from powering down, purchase the vote and then again just sell the WLS.
Bam! You just made a 200% return on your purchase and that just compounded over time. All you need to do is repeat this over and over. There was no point in buying WLS. Only selling it.
So those are 2 things..
The biggest issue though, i will talk about next is the behavior of the people heading the project. Again, i have to repeat, the devs in charge are really nice people and i cant say a single bad thing about them in terms of their actions towards me nor have i ever seen them act unfairly to anyone.
But…. i have to touch up on the most important thing which is why im basically done with Whaleshares for now…
THE UNREASONABLE FEAR OF THE MARKET:
I have discussed this issue with the devs in the Whaleshares chat, DMs and on chain on a number of occasions and the responses i got were extremely discouraging and showed me a complete lack of understanding of how the crypto market works along with an irrational fear of leaving their small corner of Bitshares.
I will not name names but you can always find the conversations in the Whaleshares discord chat or on chain if youre interested.
I have talked to a number of people and the strange thread of thought they had is the following:
>If WLS gets listed that will lead to whales taking control of Whaleshares and then they can dump WLS and that will destroy the price.
The feeling i got from this is that they want to live in a bubble hidden from the world. They fear they will lose control if investments come in.
That was very strange to see because the price has already tanked by 99.1% in 10 months. (now at $0.003 from a high of $0.33). The smaller your market cap is, the easier it is for anyone to manipulate the market. Someone with a few thousand dollars could do it. Without money coming in all you have is WLS going out, votes being purchased and the price tanking even more.
It seems to me that the unreasonable fear of the market, the fear that Whaleshares will end up like Steemit (in their minds) is the downfall of Whaleshares and WLS.
It is a sorry thing to see from a project that had potential. Sorry even more so because those are some good people there that put in work and dedication to create something “better”. Unfortunately their mindsets are not well suited for success in the world we call crypto.
Its really a simple question tied into an inevitable event. If you havent washed out already and you stuck with alt coins during these lows it will probably pay off for you eventually. It wont pay off for you as much as if you followed Bitcoin to 12k and then sold into Steem again but those of you that were unapologetic hodlers will get their time.
Now there is something to remember… Not all alts are going up and with Steem dropping slowly but surely towards the 100 rank in MC it is a question as if we will ride the wave as well. But lets be positive for a moment.
There needs to be a plan once the sentiment shifts. Maybe the EIP is one of the things that will help. Who can say? But what i think Steem needs is a solid project to drop at the right time.
SMTs. Yep.. The illusive SMTs.
People like to talk about them as the second coming but during a bear market, had they launched SMTs i highly doubt anyone would have noticed. But maybe when the research into what token is undervalued, what great things are created whereever, that just might be the moment for SMTs to shine.
Look, the expected players will have great gains. ETH, LTC, EOS, TRX. It doesnt matter what they offer or what future they have. It really doesnt. It might be the lowest of quality spam transactions and illegal activity. It just doenst matter.
Hell, even today Justin Sun tweeted how they have 500 active dapps and i went and did a count.. I didnt go all the way but 70 of the top 100 dapps on TRON is illegal gambling dapps.
I mean its all a cheap facade what the industry leaders put up but moonboys dont care… So what Steemit.inc needs to do is throw some moonboy bait.
Time it well and hook us some trading volume. Hopefully have a marketing budget ready. 😉
July 15, 2019(updated July 15, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
…because you will have the chance to buy STEEM even enormously cheaper soon!!!!
We all thought Steemit INC was planning somehow to reduce the amount of STEEM they used to withdraw to the exchanges due to the excellent cost reduction and new incomes coming from Ads revenue but…
Instead of reducing, they are increasing!
Just today (less than a week later):
340,000 STEEM thrown out to the exchanges in just 6 DAYS!!!
This is what I call an Excellent “Programmatic but Erratically weird spoil Sell“…. and the best of all, I am sure they are selling at any price so, save your SBD and be prepared to buy STEEM below 0.20 USD or much lower because once STEEM reaches the 101 position the SURVIVING MODE will come back again.
It is really painful to see this happenning…
…but I am keeping being positive with the Long Term future for STEEM… we just need @steemit to finish squeezing the lemon, though…
For the moment I am keeping all my SBD at the wallet and exchanging the liquid Steem I have earned to SBD as well… this is the only way to avoid further losess due to both, the Market correction and the @steemit “Programmatic Sells”…
July 2, 2019(updated July 2, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
as it was already recognized by @ellipowell on this amazing Steemit INC Financial Update , Steemit INC has been obliged to execute a monthly programmatic sell in order to cope with their costs while implementing powerful upgrades which are starting to bring high cuts on the expenses and good revenues coming from the ads.
She is talking about Monthly programmatic sells but in reality, they used to deposit hundreds of thousands of Steem in a weekly basis.
They still power down the same amount of steem, which is around 326000 steem a week but lately I have noticed that the amount withdrawn mainly to BINANCE and HUOBI exchanges is decreasing continuously as you can see in the picture below:
@gsr-io is one of the accounts used by @steemit in order to withdraw Steem to the exchanges.
I am curious to see @penguinpablo weekly post regarding the total amount of Liquid STeem stored at the exchanges… I think we should start to note an inflexion on the trend, hopefully starting to create some scarcity that would help the price of STEEM to get recovered earlier.
I would like to thank @elipowell and @steemit INC team for sharing the current situation of Steemit and I hope to read further updates on that regards more often since it can mitigate uncertainties and speculations.
I think steemit has started to work towards a more sustainable organisation, I really like the way the express the new vision and new objectives however I still haven’t read so many :-).
Thanks to ALL of you, Steemit is still alive, stabilizing and preparing for the next Bull Run !
We reached 13.19 mn visits in May 2019!
There is an important difference between total visitors to a site and unique ones. In this case the 13.19mn include the multiple times a person visited the website.
Therefore, as a good Steemian you probably connect everyday which will make you count for a total of 30 visits.
Therefore, how many “unique users” does Steemit has?
This is a very important question that I will try to answer later on. According to the Beta Analysis from the website I use to compile these datas, it is around 7,69mn (vs c.7mn last month) !
One quick word about the Methodology
Datas can come from multiple sources listed in the end of this post
These sources get their raw datas from companies working with them and sharing their datas in order to get access to competitor’s ones, browsers add-ons, in-app softwares which allow the Big Data to have a very large panel of users (north of 20mn) in order to statistically have the number of users/visits…
I use these raw datas to make excels tables, graphs…
Daily Steemit Traffic
In January 2018, we experienced the best daily numbers at 1.5mn+; they decreased a little under 1.5mn in February. Unfortunately the daily traffic on Steemit slowed down to c.400 000 in December 2018. Let’s hope it is just a little setback In April 2019, the average daily traffic was closer to 450k per day. In May it increased a little more. Another, explanation could be that people spend more time on apps (Partiko, Steepshot, Dtube, Steemmonster, eSteem…) which are not accounted in this analysis.
Numbers are still low BUT it is improving (stabilizing would be more accurate) since January 2018 !
Steemit website is ranked 5,316 worldwide. In April, it was sitting at 5,325. Steemit kept on deteriorating its ranking as it ranked 1400+ last year.
Google Trend is an Indice based on 100, which means that 100 represents the week when most people searched for “Steemit” on Google.
Google Trends are still very low but there is hope as Bitcoin Google Trend is increasing again, maybe more crypto users joining decentralized platforms?
Bitcoin Google Trend Graph
Steemit Traffic share by country
In the Top 5, the strongest traffic increase came from Venezuela with +9.75% visits!
Mobile Traffic is increasing compared to last month as it represents 50.1% of the total
This is increasing as it was only c.42% in January 2019
This is useful to know how people use the Steem platform. Initiatives like Partiko (mobile app), eSteem (mobile app), Busy.org, SteepShot (Instagram), Zappl (Twitter like), utopian-io…, TIMM will probably help the community to grow on mobile phones.
Be Careful with the Number of Visits
Also, remember that if you connect from a different device (home/work computer, mobile phone, tablet) you will count as a “new visitor” on each of these devices.
So as an example, let’s say you connected at home, at work and in the subway. You would represent 3 visits out of these 1mn+ Daily Visits.
II] Marketing Mix
Organic Search is once again improving and represents 65,6% of the incoming Traffic. Organic search is when people research on Google. As the number of quality bloggers on Steemit increase, our content has a higher probability of being listed in Google’s Top results.
Direct: When you type in you Web browser www.steemit.com Mail: When you connect to steemit.com through an e-mail link Referrals: When you connect to steemit.com through a link found on another website (github…) Social: When you connect to Steemit through a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… page or link Organic Search: When you type a search term like “Crypto” on Google and you click on one of the following steemit link proposed to you
Traffic Share Evolution since inception of this analysis
The Organic Search Strategy which means the Content Strategy is working as people come across Steemit looking for Crypto, Blog, Travel, etc… related articles.
Referring Social Pages
Youtube represents 30,7% of all the social platform incoming traffic. Reddit is also a strong source of new visits on the Steemit Platform. Last month, Facebook was the first Social Media to bring traffic to Steemit.com with a 33.1% contribution.
5 most searched terms on Google that leads to Steemit.com
To be honest, I don’t really get how some of these requests lead you to Steem but… it does.
What are Steemians main interests?
III] Steemit website metrics
You feel a bit confused about these 3 metrics? Let me explain.
Bounce Rate is the % of people that leave the Website after just navigating on a single Webpage. The lower, the Better
Daily Pageviews per Visitor is the average number of pages a visitor opens. The Higher, the Better
Daily Time on Site is the full time a visitor spend on the website before closing the internet Webpage. The Higher the Better
My assumptions for May 2019
Total visits to Steemit.com: 13,19mn
Assumption of Total unique visitors in January: 6.7-7.2mn
Total Daily visitors: 380-400k
Assumption of Total Daily Unique visitors: 240-280k
This is a collective achievement and I would like to congratulate all of us! We need to do better and get back to the January 2018’s type of numbers.
This monthly report makes me very optimistic about STEEM’s future !
As you probably all followed, we have a new communication strategy. We have Steemit Inc. delivering on numerous fronts (including HF21). The community is continuing to build. Just look at our dapps ecosystem and the latest @steemmonsters release (app coming sooooon :D)
We have so many projects that have matured, such an amazing Community and with Crypto prices bouncing we might have a chance to attract new users very soon!
Bring your friends, engage with fellow Steemians and make little Tribes !
What do you think of this Steemit Big Data Update? Please let me know in the comment section
Next BigData Analysis coming on @Steemmonsters @drugwars and other cool projects !
June 21, 2019(updated June 21, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
Incorporating new weekly data from yesterday’s @penguinpablo post.
This week seems that we have managed to increase the amount of Liquid STEEM deposited at the exchanges by more than 800000 STEEM again…
Previous week the Value of Liquid Steem deposited at the exchanges was 112,938,418 STEEM
Current Week is: 113,769,695 STEEM
Difference: + 831,277 STEEM more than last week
TOTAL STEEM SUPPLY:
TOTAL LIQUID STEEM DEPOSITED AT THE EXCHANGES:
Congratulations to all the big accounts doing a recurrent weekly power Down and withdraw process in a weekly basis and more in particular to our @steemit friends and associates as @gsr-io which this time has withdrawed only a little less than 200000 STEEM to the exchanges which is great!!!
…and still there is people thinking that this process does not affect at all to the STEEM Price, LOL…
Please, let the STEEM price to breathe a little for some time…
June 19, 2019(updated June 19, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
I have been a little bit distracted today regarding STEEM… fortunately I have read the last post of @mindtrap regarding what it seems to be an irremediable implementation of the famous Hardfork 21, which seems that is going to be deployed in very short time…
After reading the short informative post of @steemitblog (Steemit Update: HF21 Testnet, SPS, EIP, Rewards API, SMTs!) and all the consequent comments I personally don’t support any of the proposed changes, mainly because I think it is going to penalize thousands of content creators in favor of big whales IMO…
This time @Steemit has informed us that by Thursday 1 PM EDT a Tesnet with the HF21 will be available for anyone to test the new code… That is great because Witnesses and developers will test how stable the code will be…
But, of course, we are unable to anticipate what would be the impact that those drastic changes, IMO, will bring for the steemians.
Honestly, what I have read till now is more negative than positive…a few witnesses have defended the new proposal, some clearly not… also I have read very contrarial opinions coming not only from Minnows and Dolphins but also from Orcas and big stakers…
However, in this blockchain we have a consensus protocol on which mainly the 20 top witnesses can vote in favor or against the proposed Hardfork before its deployment.
We, the non-witness steemians have our opinion and a point of view but we can do very little if the witnesses have decided already to go all-IN for the Hardfork implementation…but, it seems to me that those witnesses can have a biased opinion since they are in the top 20, sometimes, because the big whales in favor of the HF21 have put them there…sorry if I am wrong…
Before trying the new code at the TESNET, I would like to ask a question to the top 20…hopefully I reach them from here…
who of the TOP 20 witnesses is in favor and who is against?