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2022-05-17

  • We have added the Validator Presale shop page to Splinterlands. This page can be found in the Splinterlands shop under the ‘Nodes’ tab.
Validator License Presale
  • In preparation for the release of SPS Validators we have made some changes to the way that Vouchers are distributed:
    • Vouchers will no longer be automatically added directly to Splinterlands accounts, this has been put into place to spread the load of updating player balances after vouchers are distributed.
    • You will now be able to view and claim your distributed vouchers on the SPS Management page in the rewards section.
Claim Rewards
  • In an attempt to stop automated systems from reading pending card rental or sales transactions and buying/renting cards before they are listed on the market, we have disallowed cards to be purchased or rented within the same block that the transaction was initially created. Currently, there is a 3 block (about 9 seconds) delay before a card can be purchased, after being listed. We may adjust this time in the future based on data collected and player feedback.
  • We have fixed an issue that could lead to some users seeing gaps in their balance history. The data should now appear correctly in the game.
  • A rare issue that caused accounts to not get created properly if the account was created from a blockchain transaction interacting with the game instead of through the APIs or site has been fixed.
  • Brawls that are in process during maintenance periods will no longer end during these times. Brawls that would end during maintenance periods will be extended automatically by one day to avoid ending during potential maintenance periods.
  • An issue with Market filters not persisting properly has been corrected.
  • A timing issue with some Terablock transactions has been corrected.
  • We have made the following changes to Dark Energy Crystals (DEC):
    • Chaos Legion packs can now be bought with DEC.
    • Potions can once again be bought with DEC.
    • Players will no longer be able to buy Credits with DEC.
    • DEC will be accepted as the same value as 1 Credit for these purchases.

2022-05-05

  • The text for purchase order transactions has been amended to include DEC or SPS in the confirmation and order successful notice.
  • We have made changes to the Main Market Display to allow it to synchronize more accurately with the actual items listed on the market.
  • We have worked towards improving the performance of the Market View page.
  • The Stats for Delwyn Dragonscale (Common Dragon Summoner) have been fixed so that it now displays the card levels correctly.
  • We have added Vouchers as an option for tournament fees as well as prizes. 
  • Minor changes have been made to improve the way that names, from the KYC information, are checked for Paypal purchases.
  • The issue that allowed players to challenge an opponent while not being logged into the game has been fixed. If a user is not logged in and selects the option to challenge an opponent to battle, the login screen will pop up.
  • The TerraBlock issue that allowed players to start a transfer while not being logged into the game has been fixed. If a user is not logged in and attempts to start a transfer, the login screen will pop up.
  • The Next Event image link on the homepage has been fixed and it will navigate to that tournament event page, instead of linking back to the home page.
  • Fixed an issue with referral links not always working properly on mobile devices.
  • UI Fixes were introduced to the Battle Results screen to correct the issue of the Capture Rate not displaying on the Battle Results screen.
  • We have stopped users from getting flagged for too many login attempts in the case of the Splinterlands services being intentionally down, by blocking the login attempts during planned downtime. Please Note: Restrictions to prevent DDOS attacks are still in place, so please don’t spam the servers to avoid an IP ban.
  • We have added a system errors message to inform players that tournament matches will be unavailable during maintenance mode to reduce the amounts of tournament match queries going through the system.
  • We have addressed some issues that allowed tournaments to be scheduled during planned maintenance downtime.

2022-05-03

  • We have made some changes to improve the overall performance of Splinterlands. These changes will be predominantly noticeable for market-related operations.

2022-04-26

  • The following performance enhancements have been made to improve the Splinterlands experience:
    • The processing for the market, battles, and logins has been improved.
    • Updates were made to improve the card combination process with large 'Combine All' operations.
    • Improvements have been made to the match-making processes.
    • We have implemented updates to the Balance History performance.
    • Changes have been made to improve the Splinterlands Login performance.
  • We have adjusted the rental expiration timer to correct the issue that was causing some rentals to fail incorrectly.
  • The daily message about validator nodes (login message) has been updated.
  • Additional changes have been made to PayPal checks so that the details entered on the PayPal account could get matched to the details provided on the KYC documents more accurately.
  • Additional identifying information related to the opponent's recently played teams on the “Match Begins” screen has been concealed.
  • Tournament creation has been updated and will no longer accept tournaments created with a negative prize value.
  • We have brought back the feature to Guilds that allows it to display when Guild Members are online.
  • The active rentals API (market/active_rentals) now requires a "limit" argument be passed in, which will limit the number of results returned. The current limit on results is set at 1,000 records.
  • We have made minor UI updates to gift notifications.

2022-04-19

  • We have made changes to work towards rectifying the sporadic issue with unresolved brawls that cause the entire fray to get stuck at an unresolved stage once the allocated time runs out.
  • The SPS/DEC conversion screen has been adjusted to show the correct price for 1 DEC/SPS to Hive on the Transak UI instead of the incorrect dollar amount.
  • The SPS Claim Time Stamp Error text has been changed to a more user-friendly description, it will now read as follows: ”Invalid or unspecified "ts" (timestamp) parameter - try enabling sync Internet time on your device."
  • We have disabled EOS payments as a Credit purchase option.
  • The ranked battles have been updated so that the player will now still be able to submit a team and get credit towards daily quests even if their opponent surrenders.
  • We will be preventing players from being matched against themselves in battles. This was a very rare issue that was reported, and any possibility of this happing again in the future has been eliminated.
  • The end-of-season timer has been adjusted, so that it accurately reflects the end of the season, instead of the timer ending 5 minutes before the season end. Please Note that ranked battles will still be disabled for the last 5 minutes of the Season.
  • We have implemented a user-friendly tournament refund system, that will refund players that have paid to participate in a tournament that they will no longer be able to participate in because they have dropped below the minimum power requirements after signing up for the tournament.
  • The Alternate Tournament Fee validation has been corrected so that it will now accept 1 of a particular currency eg. 1 DEC, 1 SPS, 1 Hive, etc
  • We have made some performance improvements to Battle processing to try to address getting stuck waiting for the match to resolve.
  • To help prevent win trading, we plan on changing the information displayed on the “Enemy Found” screen.
    • “Enemy found” will be changed to “Match begins”
    • The opponent’s name will no longer be displayed in ranked battles.
    • The Recently Played teams displaying the last 5 battles on the ‘Enemy Found’ screen when entering into battle will no longer display surrendered matches for opponents. Please note that the last 5 battles will be reset with this update and only start populating with battles that have occurred following this change.

  • We have implemented changes that will reduce the number of repeated notifications appearing on the user’s screen after subsequent logins.
  • Users will no longer get pop-up notifications in ranked battles of duplicate battle processing attempts.
  • Users will now be able to acknowledge all received gifts with a single click, instead of having to scroll through all the gifted cards.
  • Cards listed for Sale or Rent will no longer incorrectly appear as available for Challenge matches.
  • We have addressed a rare issue where cards on cooldown could still be put up for rent.
  • We have reviewed the way that the system selects the cards that are used for battle. If a user has multiple cards of the same level in one account (owned, rented, or through delegation), the system will select cards used for battle in the following order:
    • Cards will be selected by level, if the levels are tied Gold foil cards will be selected.
    • If the level and the Gold foil cards are tied, cards not owned by the user (rented or delegated cards) will be selected.
    • If the level, Gold foil cards, and ownership are tied, the most recently used cards will be selected.
    • Lastly, should the most recently used cards be tied, the card ID will be used to select the card used in battle.
  • We have made some improvements to the new Leaderboard implementation processing and corrected an issue with the display of Champion standings when some accounts have low power.
  • Players will now be notified of a battle victory if their opponent does not queue for a single-elimination tournament battle before the battle selection timer runs out.
  • We have made improvements to the current Tournaments Page Filters. Users will now be able to navigate between the main “Tournament View” page and the individual tournament view pages without losing their filter settings.
  • Updates to the UI on the Spellbook Purchase page to clarify wording with regards to the Bronze II requirement for earning DEC. The UI text will now read as follows: ~ “Purchasing a Summoner’s Spellbook allows you, the Battle Mage, to harness the elemental magic contained within its pages. With it, you can earn daily quest and season rewards, compete in tournaments, purchase packs, battle your way to higher leagues and even better rewards, and more! Unlock the magic of the Splinterlands now!”
  • Mana Well Notifications Update:
    • We have added a notification to request that players do not submit multiple requests when there is high traffic and blocks are behind, or if there is a delay in opening packs.
    • 'Pack Ready to Open” Notification has been added.
    • A Pack opening time notification was added
  • The Chaos Legion Lore will be updated in the JSON files to correct spelling errors for the following cards:
    • Fungus Fiend (Earth)
    • Dax Paragon (Light)
    • Obsidian (Earth Summoner)
    • Cursed Windeku (Death) Lore will be updated to include a section of the lore that was cut off early in previous releases.
  • WAX “All Access” login option has been removed.
  • We will be integrating the Coinbase Wallet log-in to enable users to log into their Splinterlands account with their Coinbase wallet. Please note that this is simply a Coinbase Wallet that can be used to log into your Splinterlands account with, SPS is NOT listed on coinbase.com
  • To streamline the new user signup process, we have added a text that explains the username requirements to the new user and stipulates that the username can't start with a number.
  • In an attempt to protect new crypto users from accidentally entering their contract addresses instead of their own address in the linked wallets, which could lead to a loss of funds, we will no longer allow contract addresses to be entered into linked wallets.
  • Battle screens have been adapted so that they can work with screen readers to improve accessibility for the visually impaired.
    • Screen readers will now be able to read images to convey card stats,
    • and users will be able to select cards for battle without the use of a mouse.
  • We have included additional checks involved in PayPal purchases that will now require the details entered on the PayPal account to match with the details on the KYC (Know Your Client) documents provided for each account. If a purchase is attempted and the PayPal account information does not match the KYC documents, an error message will be shown and you will not be charged.
  • We have made additional changes to reject invalid new account information being submitted.
  • We have improved the performance of the player login processing.
  • We have made it easier for Splinterlands users to trigger the hover-over information icon :info: on the ‘Battle Results’ screen.
  • A “Hide” button has been added to the Tutorial screen that will allow users to hide text if it covers target buttons.
  • We have fixed the error of the estimated value of the card not displaying correctly when navigating directly to a card’s page with your browser. When viewing a card by going directly to the card page (putting the URL to view a card directly into the navigator), you will now be able to view the accurate estimated value of that card
  • We have resolved the following API issues:
    • PeakMonsters reported that the active_rentals API call is slow, we improved the performance in order to resolve this issue.
    • PeakMonsters reported that the 'market / for_sale_by_card' API would not display cards with less than 5% market fees in some cases.
    • Add limit and offset to /market/rental_history. The rental history API now limits the size of data returned, and accepts limit and offset arguments.
  • The following changes have been made to the Terablock frontend:
    • Users will no longer be able to complete transfers if the amount received is a negative value after gas fees have been deducted.
    • Users with an invalid wallet address on their account will no longer be able to initiate a transaction.

2022-03-17

  • Updated SplinterBites!
  • Fixed Chest Animation on SPS management page
  • Prevent cards currently listed on the rental market from being submitted into battle
  • Prevent multiple pop-up windows appearing on screen when accepting challenges if the View button is pressed multiple times
  • Fix an issue that occurred following the previous changes made on the rental market card cooldown, in order to ensure that cards can be rented out directly after rental cancellations, and not be susceptible to a cooldown period
  • Allow the new Peakmonsters PKM token to be used in tournaments
  • Fix to work towards rectifying the sporadic issue with unresolved brawls that causes the entire fray to get stuck at an unresolved stage once the allocated time runs out
  • Update the Leaderboard reward system to enforce the Leaderboard’s Collection Power (CP) requirements to earn Leaderboard DEC rewards
    • Falling below the requirements will now display “Low Power” on the leaderboard screen
    • Falling below the requirements will now display “Low Power” on the the rating window
  • Rectify the display layout for the Stats tab on cards, to fix a spacing issue with the following cards:
    • Adelade Brightwing
    • Quora Towershead

2022-03-03

  • Switched over to TeraBlock gateway for ETH/BSC bridge transfers
  • Updated Waka Promo Page
    • Page is labeled as "Special"
    • Removed the "Dice" page
  • Fixed Challenges
    • Note: Team is aware of a little lag when accepting Challenges, will enhance next release
  • Added new Estimated Power column in the Stats page of cards
  • Fully prevent any card with an active cooldown to be listed on the rental market
  • Increased mana cap for Silver/Gold league battles
  • Introduced new SPS staking capabilities
  • Reduced Credit/DEC/SPS balances count to 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds)
  • Prevent accounts without a spellbook from creating a guild
  • Fixed the graphical issue in the tutorial
  • Fixed visual bug with Eleven Defender when in battle
  • Updated Shop link in the footer to direct to the proper shop page
  • Fixed signing SPS Claims from Tron based assets

2022-03-01

  • Chaos Legion has entered the arena! The following changes are implemented for all brawls:
    • There will no longer be “Untamed Only” frays. These will be replaced with “Chaos Legion Only” frays.
    • There will no longer be “Untamed + Dice Only” frays. These will be replaced with “Untamed + Dice + Chaos Legion Only” frays.

2022-02-23

  • Prep work for Waka page, ready for sale
    • 1 more day
  • Add a $10 minimum to PayPal credit purchases
  • Increase max purchase amount for SPS/DEC
    • DEC Max = 20M
    • SPS Max = 500k
  • Add check for spellbook when joining a guild
  • Fixed bug where the Waka page was the default link when trying to buy a spellbook

2022-02-10

  • Prevented players from being able to buy or rent from themselves
  • Disabled end of season reward claim button if the processor is behind on blocks
    • Should ease the process of end of season rewards and allow the processor to catch up without overloading it
  • Added the ability to require KYC for tournaments
  • Fixed a small collection power bug with Alpha cards that were converted to Beta
  • Fixed the “Show Rank” button on the player profile pop up
    • Shows the League and the overall rank of the player
  • Fixed bug that still charged the entry fee when players entered the wrong password for private tournaments
  • Enhanced internal authentication system and market operations
  • Reinstated the Transak Integration
    • Enables players the ability to buy DEC and SPS with a credit card (restricts US residents)
  • Added a new “Qualified” filter to the Rule Types on the Events page
    • Shows only the events that you qualify for

2022-01-28

  • Ensure Heal, Cleanse, Tank Heal, Triage and Repair can happen while recharging. “the Uriel The Purifier fix”
  • Disabled ability to list cards for rental while they are on a cooldown.
  • Change FAQ to Help to better describe all the new functionality. Also, Help now opens in a new tab.
  • Fixed a few broken Discord links across the site.
  • Removed ability to acquire any assets (cards, credits, DEC, SPS) without a hive account.
  • Many performance enhancements to battles and leaderboard.
  • Fixed the potions warning to not apply to items that do not use potions
  • Added Summoner Level info to battle screen
  • Added CL packs as possible reward to loot chests
  • Added POWER column for market and rental cards
  • Disable ability to unstake amounts lower than .04 SPS to ensure the proper amounts are unstaked per week
  • Note: We aren’t quite ready to re-enable Transak but the team continues to work on it and won’t stop until it’s ready to be re-enabled.

2022-01-21

  • Beta cards now give 5% DEC bonus
  • Abilities list to be sorted by name
  • More small fixes to make the market have live consistent information
  • Fix to open multiple packs on mobile
  • More small updates to correctly handle player name casing on lookups
  • Small updates to resource credits alert
  • Coinpayment popup: Added a warning for the player to add fees to their amount
  • Transak integration: This integration will enable players to buy DEC and SPS with a credit card outside the United States. This feature has been temporarily disabled but we expect to be able to turn it back on during our next release.
  • Updated FAQ page with articles, information, quick access to submitting tickets, and more! Please check it out
  • Developer Notes
    • /market/active_rental performance enhancements
    • the market_list op will no longer accept a NaN price

2022-01-14

  • Prep work for General Sale pages
  • Performance updates to ensure our system continues to scale with the large number of battles happening every day
  • Bug fixes around wallet UI usage when not using Hive Key Chain extension
  • Additional updates to ensure the Market landing page stays in sync
  • Battles can again be watched without logging in
  • Significant reduction in the duplicate battles issue that we’ve seen reported
  • You can now export a CSV of your 2021 account balances for SPS, Credits, DEC, and Vouchers via Balance History => Export tab
  • Developer Notes
    • Introducing support for new update_rental_price op (api docs to follow)
    • /market/for_rent_by_card and for_sale_by_card now support min_level and max_level filters (api docs to follow)
    • /market/active_rental now supports filters card_detail_id, uid, edition, gold (api docs to follow)

2022-01-11

  • Hive Op: sm_market_list
    • properly handles casing on RENT and SELL
    • SELL requires active key
  • Stability fix for stale market volume
  • You can now press enter to log in again
  • Truncating token values across the site instead of rounding
  • Handle different casing on username searches across the site
  • Changed Gold and Legendary Potions to be purchased with Credits only
  • Introducing planned maintenance windows and stopping tournaments from getting created during them. Upcoming maintenance windows will be posted here: https://docs.splinterlands.com/platform/upcoming-changes

2022-01-04

  • Typo fixing bonanza! We fixed some small grammar issues across many pages
  • Small bugfix on clicking cancel tournament signup fee
  • Market bug fix that used to result in some cards appearing to remain in the market shortly after getting purchased or rented
  • Prep work for another release coming later to help battles scale better

2021-12-20

  • Fixing occasional issue for the low price value in the Market
  • Added confirmation if you open packs without potions
  • Added alphabetical sorting to card screen
  • The Ranked Battles button will now be disabled when the actual battles are disabled
  • Moved the Battle skip button so it doesn’t cover the intro
  • Fixed rare anytime event incorrect fleeing bug
  • Fix for Market History icon for Chaos Legion cards
  • Fixed issue with DEC value showing too many decimal places
  • Fixed exploit for player cancelling rentals preventing owner from cancelling rentals
  • Remove card entry validation checks for Anytime events
  • API: deprecating market/for_sale and market/for_rent

2021-12-09

  • Minor enhancement to the Market Item Not Available validation in-game. It will now also check when you check the checkbox instead of waiting for you to try to buy or rent the card
  • New Audio Settings! You can now adjust the volume of FX and Music.

2021-12-06

  • Back-end updates for Chaos Legion Launch preparation.
  • Added warnings & notifications to the Mana Well page for when block processing is running behind.
  • Added filters on card stats to the Collection, Market, Rental, and Team Selection screens. (Community Feedback #2)
  • Added a proper 0 mana filter to the Team Selection screen.
  • Added a user setting to skip battle intro animations. (Community Feedback #13)
  • Updated graphics & minor text adjustments to the About page.

2021-12-04

  • Market performance updates re-enabled with fixes for improved quality

2021-12-01

We've rolled the following platform updates out today around 16:00 EST.
  • The market was updated to significantly reduce the lag between buying and listing a card and seeing those changes reflected in the market.
  • Top Battles makes its triumphant return to Splinterlands. Now with even more speed!
  • A lot of significant performance updates to the Leaderboard.
We've been working hard since that point tracking down several cases of issues on the market with gold foil cards specifically. Based on these issues, we're currently in the process of disabling several aspects of the market performance updates for the evening so we can regroup in the AM with a fresh set of eyes. We'll keep you posted.
While we're disappointed this is the result, we are excited for the other updates and glad to say we're seeing the Top Battles return to a working state.
Thanks for your continued patience with us as we gear up for the launch next week of Chaos Legion! We're geeking out with excitement just like you are to see those beautiful new cards make their show.

2021-11-21

  • As a convenience, the SPS Staking pop up now sets the default value for Staking to the max available amount for your account. (Community Feedback #25)
  • Some behind-the-scenes preparation to ensure a smooth end to the Chaos Legion Pre-Sale, and a transition to a new Launch Countdown page after the Pre-Sale has ended.
  • Stylistic changes to the appearance of the game site's top navigation bar (changed background color & made icons / controls smaller).

2021-11-18

  • Many behind-the-scenes small fixes to enhance the security of the game (you’ll be seeing this a lot).
  • Small scaling fix. We added a button on the profile to retrieve your Leaderboard position, this should return to being more visible in the future once we have a better scaling solution in place.
  • Battle speed will be remembered from battle to battle from the same browser. (Community Feedback #5)

2021-11-08

  • We've rolled out a front-end change to the game to reduce the Resource Credit exhaustion issue. The Market will now double-check when you click Rent or Buy to see if the card is still available before submitting the transaction to Hive. This will hopefully dramatically improve issues when players are competing for the same market item.

2021-11-03

  • Performance enhancements for the market.
  • Active Key is required to pay DEC tournament fees
  • Active Key is required to create a guild and contribute to a guild.
  • Added ability to sort cards in the market by mana