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It's the "Community Scoop Holiday Special" - TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SANTA HAULS, RANKED HOT TAKES, and MORE!

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Sup. 

Lots of cool stuff is happening this time of year - the Duke of York Campaign, Santa Claus: Legion, new shooty botes, and, most importantly, the glorious introduction of SHIP HORNS in Update 0.6.15! 

There's so much goin' down...and the next Community Scoop is going to cover it all! 

Share your stuff on the following topics - it could be featured on WorldofWarships.com! 

  • Duke of York Campaign
  • Santa Claus: Legion
  • December's new Premium ships (VampireDuke of YorkAshitaka, etc.) 
  • Ranked Battles - Season 8 

Here's the kinda stuff I'm looking for

  • Short text (about 1 paragraph) 
  • Video 
  • Spicy memes

I'm giving y'all plenty of time over the holidays to experience new stuff, write your takes, make your videos, and/or craft your memes. You can submit stuff in this thread until January 8, 09:00 PT (12:00 ET)!

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Feel free to use some of my Replay Theater videos!

 

Vampire:

 

Ashitaka:

 

 

All three provide viewers with some good ideas of how to play these new ships :)

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bought 20 mega gift boxes. Got, Nickoli, kamakase, gremy, 3 Gallants, 180 premium days, many flags and lots of camo's :-). Still need the Fujin but its not on the list :-( .

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that was my first game in her. Love her! 

The Vampire has quite a name for herself. Meanwhile it may not feed of blood and have fangs. It has nasty guns that can bite and spark a lot of fires that sucks the HP off of battleships by watching the world burn. 

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about 50 boxes id say, got the tier 5 russian dd, the long one with a bunch of guns, gulio cesar, dunqurk, ashan, loyang, tier 6 rn dd, perth, molitov, tier 6 Italian ca/cl,  tier 7 soviet dd, hood, and 2 - more i cant remeber... along with over 400 of the green flags no premium time or duplicate ships, oh and a few 1000, doubloons.

 

Got lucky i think, i spent about 150, got over 330$ in just ships, worth it to me.

 

be well all happy holidays!!!

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Spent 23500 Doubloons on most of the premiums in the tech tree, then got several sets of 5x $3 boxes and drew all the remaining Premiums and 300 of the new Fri camo, plus stuff. Now rocking Imperator Nik, Gremy and Kami. 

 

Nice Xmas! Best of the season to all you who are the reason!

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I bought a few 20 dollar bundles of Santa gifts and a 5 pack of the giant gifts. I ended up getting the Mutsu (which I was ecstatic because I've been wanting this ship ever since I missed it earlier in the year.) I got the Gallant which has got to be tied with my favorite destroyer (Kiev is my other favorite.) I got tons of flags and camo's. Enough to last me for months! I also got 80 days of premium. I went ahead and bought the Admiral Makarov because I don't have a Russian cruiser trainer and I loved the Nurnberg. Plus this is the first time I've seen this ship up for grabs. Thx WG for giving us the chance to pick it up!! And last but not least, I got so much free xp, that I should be able to get the Missouri way before she leaves to make room for Musashi! I can't wait!!!!

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  Somebody gifted me a 5-pack of the Dollar crates- the first one I opened got me the USS Kidd!   A tier 8 premium for a dollar!!  (that someone else spent, lol)  

I've also managed to pull out all the rest that I didn't already have:  Duca; Gallant; HuangHe; Guilio; and Kii.   Only 2 duplicates.  Plus enough doubloons to choke a horse, and all the flags and camos I can use.

  Tried Ranked for the first time, and quickly got to rank 18 with a 70% win rate.  I was lucky enough to pull lots of teams that A) understood what it took to win, and B) came to FIGHT.   Powered through the last big chunk of xp to finish New Orleans before I even knew it, then capped off the day with a huge nearly 11k xp match in Alabama.   Tier 8 games that play more like Co-op slugfests than random matches- sign me up!  (and you're never bottom tier!)

  I won the Vampire, but have yet to play it, as I've been busy trying to level up New Orleans and Farragut.  (almost there on that last!)

  I like the new Operation, too. Narai.   Teams seem to sink their teeth into escort and attack missions more than defense missions.   This is well set up- if you pay attention and stick together, it's usually a real romp.  If you scatter and over extend, you get overwhelmed and lose.   I've only played 3 games- 2 5 star wins, and one total loss.

  Containers as rewards for the final tasks of the Duke of York campaign was a good idea.  Not a fan of the ship that's the ultimate prize, but the rewards you get along the way are good, and the premise is interesting.

  So far, this has been a good holiday event.  Good job!

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The first day I played during ship horns I had a bug during a ranked match where my PC played the sound of someone blowing their ship horn for ~12 min straight while contesting a cap in my Benson.   Then after I died and was waiting for the battle to finish I said I had a horn bug that was annoying for a while and some guy assured me that I was a liar/noob making it up because horns only blow for a few seconds....    Tell that to the battle-length fog horn + santa chuckling!!!!

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Spent $40 on $5 boxes and got nothing but camo and flags.

Glad some of you had luck. I was left with a lump of coal.

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Ok so it's my 4th box of 20 Big Gift....mainly since I didn't start WOWS until a few months ago so I missed out on last Xmas plus few years worth of buying, winning Premium ships. So I thought I'd give some of my money to WG to support the development of this game, WoT and WOWP. I'm 15 boxes in on this set and picked up a Mutsu, Kidd, Kii, Sharnhorst and Nikolai I right out of the gates. To be fair on my 3rd set of 20 I only got 1 ship (Huanghu sp?) so YMMV. I know this is a huge haul and I'm not bragging. I read LittleWhiteMouse premium reviews so I know I got a rare OP and a ton of Gudbotes. Just saying the boxes are still paying out. No tinfoil hats needed over here. And yes I promise not to play anything greater than tier 5 until I get better. Nobody needs me screwing up their tier 8 matches (I learned my lesson in WoT on that one).  So many videos to watch and forums to read before scratch more paint off of my tier 6's+.

Thank you WG and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!! 

 

Opened the last of my 5 boxes...Graf Spee.....6 ships out of 20 in this batch....:cap_happy:

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I like the addition of the horns as well as the cool down period that acts as an anti spam feature. They were well implemented. 
The DoY campaign has been a bit soul crushing. I hate PvP play with a passion and now that I am two legs in, realize I don't really want the ship nor the other tech tree ships I have either gone past, have zero interest in, or already have premium camo that works as good as the one that is the final reward for Scharnhorst. I had thought that it would be like the Santa's Convoy camo for Tirpitz but after reading about it, realized it was pointless. The upside is that the requirement to play in PvP or Ranked did break me from my WoWS habit. When I realized the campaigns were pointless and I did not really care about Ranked, did not bother with the crates this year. Did buy some premium ships from the tech tree with doubloons left over from Halloween. The deals there were the nicest addition to the Christmas event. All and all I look forward to having my free time back, WoWS has cost me lots of that as well as money. Had there been a repeatable mission for PvE play as a path to the DoY, I may have stayed with it and just had fun. It was a mistake to not include that since every campaign but the Bismarck and Honors campaign allowed for PvE play. All I plan to do with your game now is to get my two containers/oil a day since I made a clan commitment, and move along. Should take me an hour or so a day.  I suppose I should be grateful to whomever came up with the DoY mission requirements. They successfully turned me from a paying player to a free to play player. Thank you !

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Gave crates to all my clan-mates.  Strangely enough..  only one was accepted so far.

You know?  WG...   You could have made that a lot easier than my spending an hour repeatedly jumping through all the menus, with one out of 4 having to be redone due to a communications error.

I'd recommend a simple 'Gift a box to each member of my clan' and total it up.  Make one purchase and let the gifts fly.  Please take note for next year.

Making everyone check through their Email to see if they got anything is also a tad bit sketchy.  A lot of gifts will not be collected if they see the 'gift' message as spam.  Might want to give an 'In-Game' notice to check their Email.

EVERYONE:   Check for your gifts here.  Someone might have sent you one and your spam filter might have stopped the notification.  (Make sure you are signed in  - upper right corner)

https://na.wargaming.net/shop/gifts/

Maybe an in-game link would be nice?  Pull down menu selection between Inventory and News to check for gifts...

 

Bought 20) $1 crates for my second account.  I was pleased with the results.  Was getting a little ~meh~ until the Mutsu popped up at the end...   YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!

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Got a bunch of doubloons from crates, so I picked up Indianapolis on discount.

 

And I've subsequently won 75% of my matches with her, all of which hinged on good use of radar.

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Enough Doubloons to, when combined with the FXP sale and my FXP reserves, finally snatch Missouri!

Then I gifted my clanmate some dubs so he could have a Mizzo, too.

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Purchased 80 of the big box gifts and was gifted another 20

30,000 dubs   and 40,000 free XP

300 Type 59   400 Frosty Fir

at least 150 of each of the Credit flags

Kamikaze, Mutsu,

Arizona, Alabama

Graf Spee       2 times

Imperator Nikolai, Gremyashchy, Okhotnik, Molotov, Leningrad, Mikhail Kutuzov

Warspite, Belfast

Huanghe, Anshan, Loyang

Dunkerque

Blyskawica

Used dubs and bought Perth

Also enough Dubs to convert XP and also got the Missouri

 

 

 

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I've been playing since alpha and never have gotten a ship once from a crate. So I was incredibly surprised when after I bought myself a $20.00 Pack of 5 huge boxes, and got one on the first try!

It was also the Alabama! Other crates had decent camouflage patterns or booster flags with one full of gold! 

All in all, a good buy! So instead of just buying for myself after that, I just gifted everybody else I knew well in the clan! :cap_happy:

A very good Christmas indeed!

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Well, I bought 3 sets of 5 crates and got the 3 ships I was looking for this Christmas: Huang He, Kii, and Kidd.

 

As far as ranked goes?

Why no Kraken?? I got 5 kills.... ;) Granted, one of them was only by 3hp....

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All of you can blow it out your smoke stack! Storm the crows! I bought x25 of the mega Santa crates...

ZERO ships!

ZERO premium time!

2900 doubloons

120 Dragon flags

290 Frosty Fir Tree camos

90 Hydras

45 Type 59 camo

free xp flags

some free xp

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I am VERY disappointed! I will not be buying anything from wargaming for a while.  :Smile-angry:

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