![TZjG7hXReeVoAvXt2X6pMxYAb3q65xMju8wryWxKrsghkMa6tduCya9qkVrff2oyrB5nJNS39ib58PRdgFuzekReQN5yc9qAjYczsoT5nVV2MyqYu2sbt4EHYQ8J6vcyF4uveyGG2XrA8e.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQma5HTyvixwYAUWeCnBH9bWuZQBZkUN4yKFPQkT4ZsLJTy/TZjG7hXReeVoAvXt2X6pMxYAb3q65xMju8wryWxKrsghkMa6tduCya9qkVrff2oyrB5nJNS39ib58PRdgFuzekReQN5yc9qAjYczsoT5nVV2MyqYu2sbt4EHYQ8J6vcyF4uveyGG2XrA8e.jpg) ## Hey SteemMonsters Fans! When SM first came out, I've put down quite a bit of crypto into the alpha decks and got myself a nice collection of gold foil cards and maxed out every regular alpha. Then life happened, got busy with the new baby and TokenBB and didn't play for a bit. After listening to @exyle, I realized that my ALPHA and GOLD FOIL were racking up extra dark energy crystal so I decided to dust my old deck and get back at playing SM... ### WOW! This game got so much better since the last time I played and it's taunting me to by all the current gold foil alpha on the market...it's very tempting, I won't lie. So in just 2 days I got to Bronze I and I hope I can get up there in the major league before the end of this season. ## Splintertalk.io VS Forum.Splintertalk.io So, I came across this question on the splintertalk forum this morning: **[Which do you prefer: Splintertalk or the forum?](https://forum.splinterlands.io/topics/travelgirl/tokenbb-topic-which-do-you-prefer-splintertalk-1560942787155)** My 2 cents on this is that...I LOVE both! It makes so much sense to be able to have both a blogging platform and a discussion board for the game. I mean, this is why, after 20 years of the internet, we still have blogs and forums since they both fill very different needs. **[Splintertalk](https://www.splintertalk.io)** is great for when one wants to write a long post like I'm doing now that is commenting or talking about a specific topic in depth or trying to get the attention of the whole community by ranking at the top of the "trending" section. **[The SM Forum](https://forum.splinterlands.io/topics/travelgirl/tokenbb-topic-which-do-you-prefer-splintertalk-1560942787155)** is a completely different animal where the last thread to have a comment on is the one making it to the top of the category. This makes from great engaging discussion that can go on for months. ## My Question to You Which one do you prefer using? Splintertalk.io or the SM Forum?