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  1. In Europe, in the state where Wargaming has it's headquarters, Cyprus, the Cyprus Advertising Regulation Organization (CARO) has decided that WG was in breach of advertising codes of conduct with its description of Santa lootboxes and of Black Friday lootboxes. Obviously these decisions become public shortly before the Santa crates were pulled from the shop, so it will have no effect for us, as clients, until next year's New Year event. I am looking for extra details of the decision by the advertising authority right now, I will update this post. new information : WOWS web servers appear to have been purged off references to the Santa crates, since these judgements were made. (Some mention of the Santa crates can still be found, but it is true, they are now few and far between, and do not describe contents) Links to the Advertising Standards Authority decisions here : The section of CARO's website which deals with cross border complaints : http://www.fed.org.cy/fed/page.php?pageID=218&mpath=/303 Decision 15/01/2021 (Santa Crates) http://www.fed.org.cy/fed/userfiles/CBC6177_Wargaming_Decision_Public.pdf Decision 22/12/2020 (Black Friday Crates) http://www.fed.org.cy/fed/userfiles/CBC6164_Wargaming_Decision_Public.pdf Key points made by CARO include "Given the above, the Jury find that the Santa gifts campaign as is, is in breach of articles 3b and 5a of the Cyprus Advertising Code and needs to be amended. It should be amended within 5 working days from the dispatch of this decision. Please note that, for the purpose of assessing the deadline, count begins the working day following the dispatch of this decision." and "The Jury also notes that, since Wargaming did highlight in the discussion the value the place on customer satisfaction, it would perhaps be preferable for future promotional offers to specifically point out if a ship is not available for outright purchase or not." and "Given the fact that at least some ships cannot be purchased outright from the Premium Shop, it is the opinion of the Jury that this explanation, especially the phrase “by purchasing the necessary ship”, is in breach of articles 5a and b of the Cyprus Advertising Code and needs to be amended to reflect the fact that some ships may not be purchased outright. It should be amended within 5 working days from the dispatch of this decision. Please note that, for the purpose of assessing the deadline, count begins the working day following the dispatch of this decision."* EU consumer rights and protections working as intended. Well done EU and well done CARO for upholding these rights not only in Cyprus, but in consequence, the rest of the European Union and possibly other regions in which Wargaming operates. Given these decisions fall now, they are likely to be buried under the chaos of the latest WOWS updates and community discussion. For this reason, calling all moderatorsn and : @Hapa_Fodder I think this deserves a PSA and a sticky, but I'll understand if it doesn't get one. One other question, Will Wargaming be making a public statement? EU forum discussion of this topic here : WOWS reddit discussion here :
  2. I bought a set of 3 Santa mega gift containers, and opened them all at once. NOTHING was displayed or noticed that I had won or received. Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely, Max
  3. Want to know how to get amazing value out of Santa crates? Dodge the shortlist of s**t ships and get into the good stuff? Feel good about all the camo's you'll never use, because you also got a Belfast? These rules are to help you become a killer whale, and not be just a big dumb blue whale swimming along with your mouth open waiting for food to drift into it. If you feel you have no whale in you, see Rule #1 below. Otherwise, welcome to the Whales Guide to Santa. The rules of Santa Crates: Rule #1 : The best value you can easily, safely get is by not buying any Santa crates. Rule #2 : Safely and easily getting value by buying crates is hard. Getting value needs planning, grinding, and a ton of money. You might also need a time machine. Read all the rules before starting. If you haven't got the patience to read all the rules, see Rule #1. Rule #3 : If you suffer from, have ever suffered from, or think you might suffer from gambling addiction there is no safe way to buy crates. Phone your sponsor. See Rule #1. Stop reading now. Rule #4 : Plan to spend a lot of money, and decide your hard maximum limit before you start. SET A BUDGET. This is for your protection. Decide when you are stopping before you start. If you can't do this, see Rules #3, and then #1. Rule #5 : The more containers you open, the better your average ship drop is, when you drop ships. This is because the ship list has % drop rates biased to the low tier ships. As you get more of them in port, the chances per ship drop of rolling a "T8 ship, or a T9 or a rare ship seem to go up accordingly. Rule #6 : Do everything you can to fill up your port with discounted or free ships from the list BEFORE you buy Santa crates. Rule #6A : Ships like Texas, Marblehead, Huange-he have been for sale in the premium shop at a deep discount for years. Fill up on these before you buy crates. Rule #6B: Never ever sell a premium ship, even if its garbage. Port queens still stop you getting that ship in a random drop again. I'm so pleased to own Kransky Krym because it means I can never drop it again. Rule #6C: Always grind free / cheap premiums when the events happen. London, Aigle, T61, Cossack, Vanguard, Hill, Sirroco, Graf Spee, Lazo etc have all been there for the taking in game for free / almost free at one point in time or another. Grind them to pad your port and help with the Christmas list, even if the ship itself holds no interest for you. You may need a time machine. Rule #6D. Check out the armoury. You may be able to tick off a few T5/6/7 ships with dubs you have, or coal. Check if you have a coupon you're prepared to spend to help this. I've spent every "25% off doubloon ships" coupon they ever gave me since they put coupons in the armoury, chipping away at the T5/6 cheap ships, ticking them off the list. You may need a time machine. Rule #6E. Get as many of the T9 premiums and you can grind as well. I've got everything the game offered for free since Musashi (Kronstadht, Jean Bart, Alaska, Aigir, Benham, Georgia, Pommern, Friesland, Azuma you get the idea). Every ship ticked off the list makes it more likely you drop Belfast, Fujin, Nikolai etc. You may need the TARDIS for this one. Rule #6F. If you feel your lack of a time machine is holding you back, see Rule #1. Rule #7 Value the fluff. Camo's are zero value to me, but dragon signal flags I like, coal I like, dubs I like, and I actively want premium time. If the only value for you is the ships you'll need to whale harder to get your value. Review rule #3 just to be on the safe side. Rule #8 Recycle the dubs and coal. Every 20 or 40 crates, stop, go look at the armoury and check if you can buy one of the list ships for dubs or coal that you just dropped from crates. Get those ships ticked off the list. Rule #9 For dropping ships, the best value seems to be the BIG crates, not the MEGA crates. The community thinks the BIG Santa crate ship drop rate is about 10% (google it, I'm not going to prove it) Rule #10 You are going to end up with the crappy "shortlist ships". You first drops from BIG crates will be Admiral Makarov, California and/or Orkan. Buy them upfront in the premium shop or armoury to tick them off, or just blast through them with crates and carry on. If this is disturbing to you, fair enough. See Rule #1. Rule #11 Guesstimating how many crates you might need to buy: (review rule #5). Count how many ships on the list you are missing. Multiply by 10 (because ~10% ship drop rate in BIG crates). If you buy this many crates, on average you will end up with every ship on the list. You might not get all of them, but it is highly likely you will get most of them. The missing ones are likely to be some of the rare / T9 ships. If you only buy half this amount, my gut feel is you stand a chance of getting a few rare / T9s to drop. If you're buying less than this, then expect a random selection of T8's to be your best drops (you could always get lucky, but luck is for Blue Whales, you're a Killer Whale). Review rule #4 (check your budget). This is gut feel. I am not going to prove it. Buyer beware. I'm not responsible for your choices. All of this could be wrong, or changed by WG overnight. Gamble at your own risk. Worked Example: #1You are missing 40 ships off the full list. Plan to buy 400 BIG crates if your aim is to get most of the list, with a respectable shot at the whole list. Plan to buy 200 BIG crates if you want a respectable shot at dropping a small number of Rare / T9 ships. Worked Example #2 You are missing 70 ships off the list. You can only afford 40 BIG crates. You need to buy about 700 crates to get most / all of the list, or about 350 to have a fighting chance of dropping 1 or 2 T9 / rare ships. Unless the flags and camo's are valuable enough for you on their own you should stop now. See Rule #1. Rule #12 Allergies to whale blubber: If you are sickened by the amount of naked whale blubber flashing before your eyes, this is a very healthy reaction. If your budget isn't at this level that's great. See Rule #1. Maybe treat your self to a specific T8 you really like the look of in the premium shop and spend the rest on rent, a better rig, your family, or housing the homeless this Christmas. Rule #13 You Suddenly really like Whale Blubber in a deep lustful way you never did before. If you're feeling a tingling sensation and this post makes you want to suddenly spend way more than you thought you ever would, see Rule #3, then #1 Rule #14 If you started buying crates before reading rule #14, you have an impulse control problem. Reread Rule #2, then review Rule #3. If you haven't even got the patience for this, you may skip to Rule#1. Stay safe Megla
  4. Petition to Wargaming to send an email to each player regarding the Santa Crates refund.
  5. Been a day since the announcement regarding Santa crates, how people are eligible for refunds etc. Link below: At first I thought, hey, that's a pretty decent gesture, good on WG, and aside from some issues with rollbacks and refunds it seems to be working properly. That's all well and good. But after mulling over the subject for a while, I have come to the conclusion that all this is just a gesture and that's about it, with only vague talk of actual changes. This goes to show how WG's response is in fact lackluster and dishonest. Exhibit A: Product page on official website. Surely after a great PR issue such as this concerning sold products the description of santa containers would be updated to be more transparent and reflect the various concerns that existed. Yet the page has remained completely identical. All this after reassurances that things would change. This means people are still buying the same product without any additional information after the issue has arisen. In my opinion the sale of containers should be suspended for a day or two until an updated description on the news section and purchase page could be added. Same exact wording as on the before, with the same vague chances comment. Exhibit B: No mention of the possibility of refunds/rollbacks outside of forums/ Reddit and time limit. Pretty much self explanatory. Forums and Reddit represent but a small percentage of the active playerbase. This effectively means people that may have been dissatisfied and wanted a refund are simply left unawares. There is no link on the News section, nor in any other place. Add to that the time limit until 13 December for a refund and you realize the refund/rollback move was made just to placate the masses for a short while. If WG wanted to deal with this effectively, honestly and reaching as many people as possible, a pop up should appear on anyone that bought containers ingame, informing them of the possibility of refunds and opening a relevant link on the forums. I haven't seen anything of the sort which further points to WG just trying to bury the subject from the broader playerbase. Exhibit C: All gestures but no changes aside from vagueness. Again, WG's offer of a refund isn't a change, it's a response in the form of a gesture. The exact same system remains and the only thing that was mentioned was that: No mention of changing the current Santa event, but the one next year, with pretty vague terms at that. Most likely nothing will change. To conclude, has anything changed financially? Not really; a few hundred refunds are nothing compared to the thousands of containers bought each day by unsuspecting people. Some bruising by CCs but nowadays it's easy to get replacements. But the lack of critical information even after being caught red handed only shows how easy it is to carry on with anti-consumer practices because simply put, they 'll buy it anyway.
  6. Very interesting discussion on reddit by u/hmsmanchester. Here's the entire text, plus a comment to the post that I find equally interesting. How WG Chooses Your Santa Gift Ship, And Why You Will Probably Get Makarov) If you've been following the initial reports of Santa big gift results, you will probably notice something odd: a flood of Makarovs, the tier 6 Soviet Nurnberg, have graced those lucky enough to get a ship. This is not a bizarre coincidence - it is a consequence of the way Santa gifts allocate ships. It is complicated, but I am going to try my best to explain it. Say you win a ship. Hooray! However, is the ship you win truly random? WG explains that: If a ship that you already have in your Port is dropped, the Santa's Big Gift container will be replaced by a supercontainer. The latter will contain another ship from the list along with a Port slot and Commander with 10 skill points. While confusingly worded, they do allude to the fact that, in the first instance, you do not receive a ship from the whole pool of available premium ships. Rather, you receive a ship from a select shortlist (which differs depending on box type), and you will receive it in a Santa crate box, NOT a supercontainer. You only get a random drop from the whole list of available ships if you roll a shortlisted ship which you already have in port or in a previously purchased crate. If this happens, you receive it in a supercontainer. What this means is that, if I have no premium ships and buy a gift which luckily includes a vessel, I will only ever receive a ship from the shortlist. My chance of a ship not included on the shortlist is zero. The implications of this are pretty massive: if lucky enough to secure a ship, the most likely result is that you roll the most common ship on the shortlist. If you do not have it, that's what the container gives you. Makarov is the most common ship in the big gift shortlist, and few people have it - that is why so many (including me) received Makarov as their first gift ship! The same occurred in 2018 with Krasny Krym, and Exeter and Huanghe in 2019. Due to the importance of the shortlist, you should really consider if you would be happy to receive the shortlisted ships before investing in gifts. If you are lucky enough to get a ship, they will be the most likely outcomes. I do not have full data for the shortlists yet (and I could have made mistakes owing to the limited data out already), but I will keep this updated as we learn more about this year's crates: Big Gift Shortlist Tier 6 Soviet cruiser Makarov (common) Tier 7 US battleship California Tier 8 EU destroyer Orkan Mega Shortlist Tier 6 Italian cruiser Duca D'aosta (common) Tier 7 Japanese destroyer Yuudachi (common) Tier 8 British battleship Vanguard Tier 8 Soviet cruiser Ochakov Spend wisely! It's a little more complicated than this. My observation is that there's a preferred list. So, let's day Makarov, Yudachi, and Vanguard. You first roll a ship, then you roll for a specific ship. This roll has a chance to drop from the rare pool, general pool, or preferred. So that preferred list has the highest chance to drop. When you already own the ship then it just rolls from the rare or general list and give it to you from the SC. Even the general list is skewed. Lower tier ships have higher drop chance than the higher tier ones. There's a reason people get a lot of Marblehead from Santa crates It is not necessary to own all the ships to get a ship from the rare list. There's always a small chance you'll drop one - we have people reporting such drops in the past. However those chances are miniscule. Even then, the rare list also has skew - Belfast and Enterprise are harder to get than Fujin, for example. Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldOfWarships/comments/k6ivy5/how_wg_chooses_your_santa_gift_ship_and_why_you/
  7. In light of the Santa Crate incident a refund or rollback in certain cases is offered. That's a nice gesture, but many people are left wondering how refunds work in this game, as well as what rollback entails. Official post offering refunds/rollbacks: For example if you roll back your account, according to the player support page: https://na.wargaming.net/support/en/products/wows/article/15732/ Or for example when it comes to refunds some payment methods aren't eligible for refund: https://na.wargaming.net/support/en/products/wows/article/10213/ Others have already asked in the Santa Crate thread for something similar, but please, create a stickied thread with relevant links to Support/info during the Holidays, many players may be stepping in blindly into refunds/rollbacks without considering all the consequences.
  8. OK, there's what, a half-dozen rage threads right now. Has anyone heard anything from WG officially in response?
  9. This is a 2019 thread. NOTE: Premiums ships are a rare drop. You may buy/earn many containers and not get a premium ship. Only buy containers if you are happy with the least of the rewards in the container. Santa Gift Containers The rules for ships from containers has changed this year. If you have all the ships on the list, getting doubloons for a duplicate ship will only happen in a special case detailed below. NOTE: Premiums ships are a rare drop. You may buy/earn many containers and not get a premium ship. Only buy containers if you are happy with the least of the rewards in the container. There are three types of Santa containers and you can get them for free from T10 Snowflakes, Directives, the Ship Building Collection, Daily Shipments, the Armory, the Victory Container Ship, and Dockyard Phase rewards. Santa gift containers will likely be sold from the Premium shop, but we do not know pricing at this time. The 1 from 86 in the pictures in the spoiler almost certainly comes from the fact that there are 86 ships on the premium ship list. If your Cmdr slots are full, a Cmdr slot will be provided. $1 each or 8 for $7.49 ($0.94ea) or 20 for $17.99 ($0.90ea) A Santa's Gift container drops one of the following rewards: A Premium ship, port slot, and Commander with 10 skill points OR, 300 doubloons OR, 2,500 Coal OR, 10,000 Free XP OR, 30 days of Warships Premium Account OR, 4x New Year Streamer one-use camouflages OR, 4x Frosty Fir Tree one-use camouflages OR, 50x Zulu signals OR, 50x Papa Papa signals OR, 50x Zulu Hotel signals OR, 50x Equal Speed Charlie London signals $3 each or 8 for $21.59 ($2.70ea) or 20 for $47.99 ($2.40ea) A Santa's Big Gift container drops one of the following rewards: (Note, while this has a larger chance of a ship drop than a Gift container, the chance is still very small) A Premium ship, port slot, and Commander with 10 skill points OR, 1,000 doubloons OR, 7,500 Coal OR, 90 days of Warships Premium Account OR, 12x New Year Streamer one-use camouflages OR, 12x Frosty Fir Tree one-use camouflages OR, 15x Dragon special signals OR, 15x Red Dragon special signals OR, 15x Wyvern special signals OR, 15x Hydra special signals OR, 15x Ouroboros special signals OR, 15x Basilisk special signals OR, 15x Scylla special signals OR, 15x Leviathan special signals $5 each or 8 for $33.99 ($4.25ea) or 20 for $74.99 ($3.75ea) A Santa's Mega Gift container drops one of the following rewards: (Note, while this has a larger chance of a ship drop than a the other Gift containers, the chance is still very small) A Premium ship, port slot, and Commander with 10 skill points OR, 2,000 doubloons OR, 12,500 Coal OR, 180 days of Warships Premium Account OR, 20x New Year Streamer one-use camouflages OR, 20x Frosty Fir Tree one-use camouflages OR, 5x Mosaic one-use camouflages OR, 5x Asian Lantern one-use camouflages OR, 5x Spring Sky one-use camouflages OR, 30x Dragon special signals OR, 30x Red Dragon special signals OR, 30x Wyvern special signals OR, 30x Hydra special signals OR, 30x Ouroboros special signals OR, 30x Basilisk special signals OR, 30x Scylla special signals OR, 30x Leviathan special signals NOTE: Premiums ships are a rare drop. You may buy/earn many containers and not get a premium ship. Only buy containers if you are happy with the least of the rewards in the container. Rules of Compensation for premium ship drops - If a container drops a ship that is already in your Port, your New Year gift will be replaced with a supercontainer that will drop another ship from the list, a Port slot as well as a Commander with 10 skill points. - If you already have all the ships from the list in your Port, your Santa's container will drop a different reward out of those that can possibly drop from it. - If you didn’t immediately open your container, and prior to opening it you obtained a ship that could drop from the container, it’s possible for a duplicate ship to be dropped. If this occurs, you’ll receive compensation equal to the ship's cost in the form of doubloons, a Commander with 10 skill points, and a Port slot. Note: This third rule is the only way to get doubloons for a duplicate ship drop this Christmas. I do not recommend trying to force doubloons, but if you do ok. Here is what can happen for the second rule. I have all the ships except Georgia and Freisland. IF I earn/buy containers and get Georgia & Freisland ship drops, every container earned/bought after that would roll something other than a ship on the list. Here is what can happen for the first rule. I have all the ships except Georgia and Freisland. I earn/buy a container and it rolls Atlanta. I have Atlanta already, so it gives a supercontainer and rolls either Georgia or Freisland. So if you get a ship in a Santa box, it was rolled directly. If you get a ship in a supercontainer, it was a duplicate and the ship is re-rolled for another ship you don't have. Santa crates ship list IJN = Japan, US = United States of America, RU = Russia, KM = Germany, UK = United Kingdom, Fr = France, PA = Pan-Asia, Itl = Italy, Pan-Am = Pan-American, Pan-EU = Europe, DD = Destroyer, CL = light cruiser (155mm or less guns), CA = heavy/super cruiser 156mm+ guns, BB = battleship, CV = aircraft carrier IV RU BB Imperator Nikolai I V RU DD Gremyashchy V IJN DD Kamikaze (clone of Kamikaze R) V IJN DD Fūjin (clone of Kamikaze R) V Itl BB Giulio Cesare VII UK CL Belfast VIII RU CL Mikhail Kutuzov VIII US CV Enterprise IX US BB Missouri IX IJN BB Musashi IX RU CA Kronshtadt IX US DD Benham IX US BB Georgia IX FR BB Jean Bart IX US CA Alaska IX US CA Azuma IX Pan-EU DD Friesland (no torps) VIII KM CV Graf Zeppelin VIII Itl BB Roma VIII UK BB Vanguard VIII IJN BB Kii (has torps) VIII US BB Massachusetts VIII KM BB Tirpitz (has torps) VIII FR BB Gascogne VIII US BB Alabama VIII PA CL Irian (Kutozov variant) VIII US CA Wichita VIII RU BB Lenin VIII US CV Saipan VIII IJN CV Kaga VIII KM CA Prinz Eugen (Hipper variant w/heal) VIII FR CL Bayard VIII IJN CA Atago (similar to 203mm Mogami) VIII UK DD Cossack VIII FR DD Le Terrible VIII IJN DD Asashio (deep water torps only hit BB/CV) VIII US DD Kidd VIII PA DD Loyang (normal torps) VII UK BB Nelson VII UK BB Duke of York VII UK BB Hood VII KM BB Scharnhorst (has torps) VII IJN BB Ashitaka VII US CL Atlanta VII Itl CL Duca degli Abruzzi VII Pan-Am CL Nueve de Julio (Boise clone) VII US CL Boise (Nueve de Julio clone) VII RU CL Lazo VII US CA Indianapolis VII IJN DD Yūdachi VII KM DD Z-39 VII Commonwealth DD Haida VII RU DD Leningrad VII US DD Sims VII Pan-EU DD Błyskawica VI US BB Arizona VI IJN BB Mutsu (has torps) VI US BB W. Virginia 1941 VI KM BB Prinz Eitel Friedrich VI UK BB Warspite VI UK CV Ark Royal VI Itl CL Duca d'Aosta VI FR CL De Grasse VI KM DD T-61 VI FR BB Dunkerque VI PA CL Huanghe VI Commonwealth CL Perth VI KM CA Admiral Graf Spee VI FR DD Aigle VI US DD Monaghan VI RU CL Molotov VI UK DD Gallant VI PA DD Anshan (normal torps) V RU BB Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya V Pan-EU BB Viribus Unitis V Itl CA Genova V US BB Texas V UK CA Exeter V IJN CL Yahagi V US CL Marblehead Lima (Marblehead clone, Omaha variant) V US CL Marblehead (Omaha variant) V RU CL Murmansk (Omaha variant) V RU CL Krasny Krym V US DD Hill V FR DD Siroco V RU DD Okhotnik From the article, this is the same list as above Pics of the Santa crates NOTE: Premiums ships are a rare drop. You may buy/earn many containers and not get a premium ship. Only buy containers if you are happy with the least of the rewards in the container.
  10. Do any of the Santa crates give the special signals? That's really what I'm looking for but don't seem to be getting any?
  11. I bought 20 x Small (Gift), 40 x Medium (Big Gift) and 20 x Large (Mega Gift) crates which was about $200 total. I had almost 90K Dubloons left over from Halloween and spent over half of those on all of the now-available-for-dubloons premiums. Because of the way the crates pick ships (will not give you something under T5) I bought everything T5 and up to increase chances of getting rare ships which I did not own. I collected all of my results as they were opened (although these are not in order). These are the totals: Ships (all came with 10 point captains including the duplicates): Huanghe Scharnhorst (I got 6650 dubloons, duplicate, already owned) Okhotnik (1350 dubloons, duplicate, already owned) Okhotnik (1350 dubloons, duplicate) Okhotnik (1350 dubloons, duplicate) Nikolai I Kamikaze Gremyaschy Prinz Eugen Dubloons: 9,300 from crates 10,700 from duplicate ships (you can see above the payouts are based on their current discounted store price) Signal Flags: 200 x Zulu Hotel (+50% commander xp) 350 x Papa Papa (+300% free xp) 50 x Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% xp) 195 x Red Dragon Flag (+100% commander xp / +100% xp) 135 x Hydra (+150% commander xp / +250% FXP / +50 xp) 60 x Ouroboros Flag (+777% FXP) 135 x Dragon Flag (+333% commander xp) 15 x Wyvern Flag (+50% credts) Camos: 315 x Frosty Fir Camo (125% commander xp / 50% FXP / 100% xp) 45 x Type 59 (+200% xp) Free XP: 10,000 Synopsis: Anecdotally, if you need/want normal signal flags buy the $1 small gifts. They're cheaper this way than they are in their normal form during the year in the store. I personally do not think the Special flags were ever worth what they were charging for them in the store and I never bought any, however if that's your thing, the Mega crates are mostly going to be Special flags and camos. If you want Ships. Buy the Medium $3x (BIg Gift) boxes. Of all the ships I got, only 1 came from the Mega crates (Nikolai I) and 0 from the Small everything else came from the middle tier. When I bought dubloons in between major events like this I always bought the $100 for 25,000 which makes 250 dubloons = $1. Using that, I got $80 back in dubloons alone. The Huanghe I had 0 interest in and the Prinz Eugen was like 9k something dubloon price so that's over half my money back just with those. I was mostly after the rare ships that can't be purchased any more and I've played them all and they're all awesome. I even bought the Rasputin skin for the Nikolai already After watching Flamu and NoZoup's crate videos I think I had worse than average luck with the Mega, better than average with Big, and average luck with Small gifts. Over all I think they were good, not amazing, but better than their normal store crates. Not as good as Halloween if all you want is dubloons, though, but good for ships. YMMV. Merry Christmas!
  12. Elo_J_Fudpucker

    One Santa Crate Only Vacilly

    The Magic of Santa Crates!
  13. brym7

    Santa Coal

    Ah yes, the only time you can be happy getting coal for Christmas. This is for clan members, if you have a coal port that gives a small percent bonus on all coal you receive in crates, this applies to the Santa Crates as well. So a happy little treat.