Missing Chests for Daily Quests
If you are renting or buying cards for power, you may notice that sometimes your power is technically high enough for a specific league, and therefore to receive the number of Reward Chests for finishing quests in that league, but after claiming, you actually receive fewer chests. This is due to 'Adjusted Power', which is your Collection power, excluding any rentals, buys, market un-listings or delegations that have occurred within the last 24 hours. This is a system to help discourage card shuffling between accounts, by not allowing multiple accounts to use the same cards on the same day for higher Chest numbers.
On Aug 31, 2020 the following update was posted to the Splinterlands Hive Blog: Collection Power - Phase 2 Details. Here you can see all the details about collection power as a factor in determining each player's league and therefore the amount of Loot Chests they will be eligible to earn for quests and season rewards. Regarding Adjusted Power:
"While an account's collection power and league are updated immediately whenever there is a change in the account's collection, the collection power and league used for determining daily quest rewards will not include any cards which have been transferred or delegated within the past 24 hours. This is required to prevent players from being able to shuffle a group of cards around to multiple accounts in order to claim higher quest rewards"
This means that for ANY instance of newly added Collection Power (such as renting, being delegated cards, buying cards, or unlisting cards on the market to add them back to your total power), you must hold that power for at least 24 hours before being able to claim the Quest Rewards at the league you are in. Let's use an example to make it a little bit clearer...
The player pictured below rented some cards to grow his collection power after having the required Rating points to advance from Bronze 1 to Silver 3, in order to receive 2 loot chests instead 1, but upon claiming only received the single chest (aka Bronze League Quest rewards). There are a few steps to check this after the fact...
- First, go to your explorer on Peakmonsters: https://peakmonsters.com/@YourUsernameHere/explorer, and plug your username into the URL after the @ symbol (deleting the YourUsernameHere, of course) .
- Look at the "Rewards Claimed" Transaction ID and copy it to your clipboard.
- Next, go to our API Transaction Lookup URL and paste that ID you copied at the end, as shown below:
https://game-api.splinterlands.com/transactions/lookup?trx_id=PasteYourIDHere (delete the words PasteYourIDHere, and put the copied ID right there after the = sign)
- You will see something like this pop up:
- Power is the displayed Collection Power you had when claimed (aka, the Power you can see in game displayed on the Battle Page)
- Adjusted power is the collection power you had before you bought/rented (or were delegated, unlisted, as mentioned before) your most recent cards, which have not yet been held for that 24 hour time period, so their Power has not yet been added to the total used to calculate your rewards.
- Rating is the Rating points you had when claimed, also visible in game on the Battle page.
- Adjusted League is the league that determines the total number of chests you actually received, based on your Adjusted Power and Rating. So in the example above, the user was in Silver 3, but their Adjusted League would actually have been Bronze 1, giving them 1 chest as opposed to 2. (When it says Adjusted League: 3, that is counted from Bronze 3 and up, so Bronze 3 is 1, Bronze 2 is 2, Bronze 1 is 3, etc. A bit confusing for us humans, I know, but it is easier for the system to recognize them as single digits).
At this point in time, there isn't a way to see your Adjusted Power prior to claiming a Quest, only after by using the API search above. However, there are various changes coming to the whole ranked battle system, and this will be something that is part of that. We don't have any specifics yet of how it will work, but in the mean time, just actively follow your rentals/buys (Peakmonsters is a great resource for this) so you are aware of what has been held long enough to count towards your actual Power and not just Adjusted Power.