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Should I get 10 Big Santa crates or just buy a Scharnhorst directly

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As title says, I really want the Scharnhorst, and it’s on sale now so I can get it for about 30 bucks, which is my budget. But I could instead get 10 big Santa boxes for 30 dollars and potentially get several premiums along with camos and stuff. I can’t decide. I really want the Scharnhorst, and I can guarantee I get it but I wouldn’t be able to get anything else. Or I could gamble on the boxes and hope my luck is good, but I could just get crap, and no premiums. What makes it harder is that the chances seem all over the place. Some people get multiple ships in a row, while others get destroyed. It’s so hard to decide. I really want this ship or a nice premium or two, but I’m really worried I’ll get nothing for my money if I spend it all on the boxes. Please can you guys help, what would you reccomend? And how good are the chances really for the boxes? Please help, thanks 

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My opinion is that if you want a specific ship and you can afford to purchase it, you should go ahead and purchase the ship you want rather than taking a chance on getting items you don't really want.  Also, the Scharnhorst is a really fun ship and a good ship to play.  My vote is to purchase the Scharnhorst.

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Dude, go with the sure thing and get the Scharnhorst.  You know you want her.  If you buy a bunch of random loot boxes, you might end up with Huanghe,  and you will sure as hell end up with some superduper (?) flags and a butt-ton of hideous "Frosty Fugly" camo.

Don't do that to yourself.  Get the Scharnhorst, be content, and never look back.  You will thank yourself later.

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Buy outright. Don't risk RNG. Cause if there is one thing I know about this game is, It has the worst RNG of anything. So if you want it, You wont get it via a box.

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6 minutes ago, bubbleboy264 said:

As title says, I really want the Scharnhorst, and it’s on sale now so I can get it for about 30 bucks, which is my budget. But I could instead get 10 big Santa boxes for 30 dollars and potentially get several premiums along with camos and stuff. I can’t decide. I really want the Scharnhorst, and I can guarantee I get it but I wouldn’t be able to get anything else. Or I could gamble on the boxes and hope my luck is good, but I could just get crap, and no premiums. What makes it harder is that the chances seem all over the place. Some people get multiple ships in a row, while others get destroyed. It’s so hard to decide. I really want this ship or a nice premium or two, but I’m really worried I’ll get nothing for my money if I spend it all on the boxes. Please can you guys help, what would you reccomend? And how good are the chances really for the boxes? Please help, thanks 

 

Well first, you don't want the $5 boxes as they drop Gallant, LoYang & Alabama and then you might roll a Scharnhorst from a long list once you get the first three.

The $3 boxes drop Okhotnik, Leningrad and Scharnhorst. Do you have the Okhotnik and/or the Leningrad? If you don't, you might get them first and not get Scharnhorst. If you have them, you may not get any ships if RNGesus is not in your favor.

 

If you really want Scharnhorst, then buying it is the best value.

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There is no guarantee with the Santa Boxes, you might end up with 10 boxes of coal or bricks, if you really want the Scharn and have the cash to do it right now, get it, its a sure thing better than taking a gamble.

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I've spent a hundred fifty bucks and still no scharnhorst yet on the other hand I've gotten nine other premium ships 13000 doubloons 9 months of Premium Time and countless number of good Flags

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15 minutes ago, desmo_2 said:

Dude, go with the sure thing and get the Scharnhorst.  You know you want her.  If you buy a bunch of random loot boxes, you might end up with Huanghe,  and you will sure as hell end up with some superduper (?) flags and a butt-ton of hideous "Frosty Fugly" camo.

Don't do that to yourself.  Get the Scharnhorst, be content, and never look back.  You will thank yourself later.

That ship is as good or better than a scharn.

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If you want scharnhorst then get it. The 10 boxes could leave you with zero premiums, or a couple low tier premiums you don't want. Sure maybe you would get a scharn and other great premums but... it's a big gamble.

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Just buy the Scharnhorst if you want it.  There is a chance you can get one from the crates, but it is a very slim chance you'll get one with out spending far more than it would take to buy the Scharnhorst outright.

*I'm not saying the crates are bad, but due to their RNG nature don't count on getting anything specific.

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My first 10 boxes yielded no ship, so I would go with the Scharn if that’s something you really want.

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I’m leaning toward just getting the ship directly, but still there’s that feeling of I might miss out on a lot more stuff if the crates give out good stuff, but it’s no guarantee 

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If you want that specifically and available for purchase, then buy it outright.

 

I wouldn't trust RNG solely to get me what I wanted.

 

 

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I think I’ll just get the ship. I might get a lot less than what I could of gotten, but I don’t have to worry about not getting my money’s worth. The Santa crates seem nice but there really no different from the slot machines down at your local casino, even if the odds are higher

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23 minutes ago, bubbleboy264 said:

I think I’ll just get the ship. I might get a lot less than what I could of gotten, but I don’t have to worry about not getting my money’s worth. The Santa crates seem nice but there really no different from the slot machines down at your local casino, even if the odds are higher

That's what I would do if it were me.

IMO, crates are more about trying to get the ships that aren't for sale anymore than ships still available.

Last year I spent somewhere around $800 trying for the Gremy. I got a lot of good ships that have never left my port. 

I got the Gremy, and 2 months later they nerfed  OWSF. She's also a port queen. 

This is one of the main reasons WG hasn't gotten any money from me since.

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The odds of getting a specific ship from a 10 box draw is so low that you would be nuts to try it when you can buy it outright.

I bought a bunch of boxes, and got several ships, but the ones i'm most happy with are the two I bought from the tech tree with doubloons I picked up in the boxes.

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Buy the shinyhorse...I've spent $81.00 so far and got the ohkhotnik and anshan, and enough frosty fir camo to cover everyone's house in my neighborhood...plus a bunch of good flags.

 

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13 minutes ago, ZARDOZ_II said:

Get the Shiny Horse directly. Buying crates will just get you tons of junk flags and camo. I know. 

 

Junk flags for some, but good flags for others. I don't play a lot of PvP, but this has set me up for running flags for the PvP missions I am doing on the current campaign.

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It depends on your luck and what other ships you have in your port. If you have all of the other ships in the loot table but not that one you have a very good chance of getting it. If you don't have many or any of the ships in the loot table buying the ship is by far the best option.

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8 hours ago, bubbleboy264 said:

As title says, I really want the Scharnhorst, and it’s on sale now so I can get it for about 30 bucks, which is my budget. But I could instead get 10 big Santa boxes for 30 dollars and potentially get several premiums along with camos and stuff. I can’t decide. I really want the Scharnhorst, and I can guarantee I get it but I wouldn’t be able to get anything else. Or I could gamble on the boxes and hope my luck is good, but I could just get crap, and no premiums. What makes it harder is that the chances seem all over the place. Some people get multiple ships in a row, while others get destroyed. It’s so hard to decide. I really want this ship or a nice premium or two, but I’m really worried I’ll get nothing for my money if I spend it all on the boxes. Please can you guys help, what would you reccomend? And how good are the chances really for the boxes? Please help, thanks 

Get the Scharnhorst.  Its a great ship - strong, and fun to play.  Generates good credits. 

Gambling is bad - particularly when you want something in particular, as you have essentially stuff all chance of getting it. 

Enjoy!

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