I spent $200 to get one. I am not proud.
In the process I got
Nikolai(yay!) ~$15? -- probably would have paid $30
Ishizuchi - $14
Airizona - $30
Blys x3 (redeemed in doubloons) - $22
Lo Yang x2 (redeemed in doubloons)- $34
I would have paid $70 straight up for a Gremmy cost to buy ~$20?
27,000 doubloons in total - $100
I don't really care about the flags and camos I got, not going to account for them.
It is also nice that all the ships come with 10pt captains.
Total estimated total value: $364
Total estimated intrinsic value: $459 (what I would have paid)
Was it a good deal? No, I am not going to let the numbers fool me. I got a lot of ships, too much for me to play, too many to learn. I can say I have quite the collection now though. I am not particularly excited about any of the extra ships I got bc, I have would otherwise bought them. I have an Anshan that I like, now my Gremmy makes it useless.
Fortunately, I have worked hard and have a good stockpile of cash, and I am not hurting my financial situation. But it feels silly to spend $200.
It is a good strategy for WG. I spend more than I otherwise would have to get something, and in the process got valuable things that I wouldn't have otherwise got but I am not disappointed to have. It encourages me to play more to try more ships.
Maybe I will learn not to gamble.
If WG nerfs the Gremmy, ill revolt.