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So completing these missions will get you the first 3 BBs in the RNBB line for free.  What I don't really get is why WG would want to do this?  They just spent a lot of time, money, and effort making this line, so why would they want their players to be able to instantly skip ships they just put out to play?  My only theory is that they want to get the more skilled players who could complete the missions out of the lowest tier ships as soon as possible to prevent the less experienced players from getting clubbed hard and spoiling the fun for them.  What do you guys think?

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My theory is that it is an apology of sorts for the inordinate amount of time it has taken for the RN BBs to come out.

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It is to spread the player base out a bit so the BB apocalypse will not be as bad as it was when the German BB's came out.

Some players will skip ahead and some will not.

Most players did not finish the missions so...

This also makes it easier for some of the free to play players to progress since some of them will now have 3 more port slots.

 

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3 minutes ago, Ju87s said:

So completing these missions will get you the first 3 BBs in the RNBB line for free.  What I don't really get is why WG would want to do this?  They just spent a lot of time, money, and effort making this line, so why would they want their players to be able to instantly skip ships they just put out to play?  My only theory is that they want to get the more skilled players who could complete the missions out of the lowest tier ships as soon as possible to prevent the less experienced players from getting clubbed hard and spoiling the fun for them.  What do you guys think?

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I agree it's slightly odd, I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the 3, usually I just grind up.

It could be to partially spread out the wave of T3 battleships, some people will be playing Iron Duke from the get go, widening the pool.

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Some of us like playing all the tiers even if we've progressed past them already.  I have over 100 port slots and play every tier on a regular basis.

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1 minute ago, Vulgarr said:

Some of us like playing all the tiers even if we've progressed past them already.  I have over 100 port slots and play every tier on a regular basis.

Sure, I'm the same way.  But that's all the more reason to just grind through it anyway like you normally would.

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Maybe they just thought it would be nice?

I'd personally rather not look a gift horse in the mouth, especially when that gift horse is giving me three free port slots and letting me start the line without spending credits

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Just now, Ju87s said:

Sure, I'm the same way.  But that's all the more reason to just grind through it anyway like you normally would.

Which I will, but the blueprints save me the cost of buying them.

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Probably to prevent the long queues like in all the past releases.  New line comes out, day one and it's a 5:00 minute or more wait time for battle. 

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Adding on to my earlier comment, however I suspect the real reason is to spread the player base out a bit.  In the past whenever a new line comes out, everyone is in the lower tiers for the first 24 hours or so leaving the upper tier games unbalanced.  Giving the diehard players a chance to start at tier 5 will spread everyone out a bit.

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1 minute ago, More_Witches said:

I'd personally rather not look a gift horse in the mouth,

I don't think that's what I'm doing right now.  I'm more just questioning why I'm getting a gift horse to begin.  I guess the queue times makes sense.

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6 minutes ago, paradat said:

It is to spread the player base out a bit so the BB apocalypse will not be as bad as it was when the German BB's came out.

Bingo.  This sounds like an excellent reason to do it.

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11 minutes ago, Ju87s said:

So completing these missions will get you the first 3 BBs in the RNBB line for free.  What I don't really get is why WG would want to do this?  They just spent a lot of time, money, and effort making this line, so why would they want their players to be able to instantly skip ships they just put out to play?  My only theory is that they want to get the more skilled players who could complete the missions out of the lowest tier ships as soon as possible to prevent the less experienced players from getting clubbed hard and spoiling the fun for them.  What do you guys think?


I'd tend to agree, but I think it's less to do with skill and just more to spread the field out. The missions weren't especially hard in most cases, but were harder as they progressed, so a good many people should be skipping at least the first ship this way.

Personally, I didn't bother with the missions because I like grinding out ship lines and didn't want a shortcut. 

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Just now, TTK_Aegis said:


I'd tend to agree, but I think it's less to do with skill and just more to spread the field out. The missions weren't especially hard in most cases, but were harder as they progressed, so a good many people should be skipping at least the first ship this way.

Personally, I didn't bother with the missions because I like grinding out ship lines and didn't want a shortcut. 


Same.  I ended up completing them however without actively trying to complete them because you only needed to complete the 3rd stage of each mission to get the blueprint flag.

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Looks like I'm playing nothing but Nagato, Bayern, Hood, and Scharnhorst tomorrow.

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Why would WG give out several different Kongo and Myoko clones or even an Atago clone?

Why would WG give out Premium ships just like the Marblehead, Kami R, Graf Spee or several different low tier ships?

Why would WG give out 2 T6 BBs, 2 T6 CLs and a T6 DD with premium camos?

Why would WG give out the T8 Bismark with two premium camos? 

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But if I had to guess, maybe WG likes to reward the people who play the game by giving them ships. 

They could also be incentivizing people to play certain ship lines.

So while these digital boats cost real man hours to produce it would seem WG is making enough off the Wallet Warriors to allow them to give some pixels away for free every now and again.  

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13 minutes ago, Vulgarr said:

Adding on to my earlier comment, however I suspect the real reason is to spread the player base out a bit.  In the past whenever a new line comes out, everyone is in the lower tiers for the first 24 hours or so leaving the upper tier games unbalanced.  Giving the diehard players a chance to start at tier 5 will spread everyone out a bit.

 I guess is pretty much this, they want to spread the players. Every line they release the botton tiers get congested and lower tiers get over populated. 

 

 

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Think also it invests people from the start.  I for one was going to wait a bit before jumping in to the RN BBs, have some fun spamming torps so I was not queued up as long, now will have three new toys to outfit(spend credits), plus play if so desired. Would have been interesting to see if the French Cruiser line intro would have been more heavily played if free ships given before

 

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Think of it as the Drug dealer giving you a taste and getting you hooked cause you liked it.  That is what I equate this too.  It is to get you hooked on the new ships.

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12 minutes ago, TTK_Aegis said:


I'd tend to agree, but I think it's less to do with skill and just more to spread the field out. The missions weren't especially hard in most cases, but were harder as they progressed, so a good many people should be skipping at least the first ship this way.

Personally, I didn't bother with the missions because I like grinding out ship lines and didn't want a shortcut. 

  Same here, too.   I didn't do any of the campaign missions, so no blueprints for me.  I prefer to start from the beginning anyway- that way I have a decent captain to put IN those higher tier ships.

  It'd be nice if it really worked out to spread the crowds out when they release.  Seeing 3/4 of the team in Nassau or Kaiser was a bummer.  I personally hope the tier 7 is really, really REALLY fun- so fun that we get to see BB's OTHER than Scharnhorst and Gneisenau once in a while, lol.

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I'll sell the tier III and be happy with the extra port slot. I'll keep the tier IV for at least the Corgi event, possibly longer if I like it. Tier V will be kept indefinitely as I collect all ships tier V and above.

I would have normally free exp'd up to the tier IV anyhow, getting it for free and the tier V just saves me a few rounds, and gains me 3 port slots.

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17 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Looks like I'm playing nothing but Nagato, Bayern, Hood, and Scharnhorst tomorrow.

No if you really want to counter play grab your DD's

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Just now, paradat said:

No if you really want to counter play grab your DD's

 

You're right, I shouldn't discount using Akatsuki or my Kamikazes.

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