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Just completed the French battleship missions and not a single Battleship mission from the in game containers. Spent quite a bit on the premium containers and got some there but still missed the Richelieu which was the only ship I was after. I know that I am not the only  person to get zero missions from the containers and I find it annoying that the drop rate for these was zero for myself and many others.

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Imagine then you are WoWS/WG... and knowing everyone was "gunning" for a particular ship... how many would you hand out? Interesting question... 

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24 minutes ago, The_African_Queen said:

Just completed the French battleship missions and not a single Battleship mission from the in game containers. Spent quite a bit on the premium containers and got some there but still missed the Richelieu which was the only ship I was after. I know that I am not the only  person to get zero missions from the containers and I find it annoying that the drop rate for these was zero for myself and many others.

You said both "to get zero missions" and "you got some"?  Did you get the Tier 5, 6 or 7 French battleship mission or missions?  :Smile_amazed:

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I completed it too - bot the commander, but only 1 BB mission - the T5.  Oh well....

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It's not so much the lack of BBs issued (I got the tier 5 and 6 BBs), but having to play horrendous games in PvP to try and get them really sucks. It made me realize WHY I am a PvE main and don't like playing Random battles. At least in PvE people actually MOVE from spawn and the bots are WAY more aggressive than any ship in Random. I think I may end up just earning the French BBs as regular tech tree ships, rather than try and "win" them by playing Random and getting crates. And forgetabout BUYING crates. I know of one guy that has spent hundreds of dollars on crates and still didn't get a BB. Not gonna line WG's pockets for something I will eventually earn in the tech tree for free.

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There are also those of us that opened that 25 mission containers + one bought container (wanted to see how diff purchase vs free was), so 26 overall all - did finish the collection for the captain, but zero BB missions.  Sometimes RNG does not work in your favor...

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For you, personally, it appears to be a dud as you didn't get a mission to get one of the new BBs.

I am contemplating on whether or not the event is a dud with respect to WG essentially stealing their own thunder with this type of release. In some ways the wholesale introduction of a line seems better in that it is more of an happening/spectacle to the introduction. This incremental issuance almost makes the actual line implementation seem like a non-event.

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i bought premium crates, no missions. Then, got bret and Lyon fromt the regular container...go figure. but, i scored huge free xp with the special flags over the last weekend with the +200% win bonus

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Well I got Bretagne/Mission, from a regular chest so I know you can get them.

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I suspect @francesabyss did what I did - I not only bought the Aigle, I bought the big package.  For me, it made sense - although the Aigle is earnable, I probably wouldn't have been able to earn it because of upcoming travel, plus with the French box a day from the Aigle missions, I got JJH yesterday after stage two of the French Progression missions (and the Bretagne, Normandie, and Lyon missions...sorry).  Anyway, that package also gave another 10 pt commander, which is good, because Aigle is reasonably skill-dependent.

It has been said elsewhere, but I imagine that both these missions and the randomness of their acquisition is meant to distribute players at different points of the French BB tree after release, for the sake of a robust post-release data set with an eye toward the first round of tweaks to the line.  I thus would guess that the pre-release missions they used for the British BB tree (through which a whole bunch of people pre-earned ships to the exact same point, tier 5) didn't work in that regard.  TLDR, sucks personally, better for WG devs.

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12 minutes ago, Lillehuntrix said:

I not only bought the Aigle, I bought the big package.

How is the Aigle BTW? I seen it in few Operations.

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1 hour ago, digitaljustice said:

You said both "to get zero missions" and "you got some"?  Did you get the Tier 5, 6 or 7 French battleship mission or missions?  :Smile_amazed:

 

I think he meant he got ships from purchased containers, but nothing from the freebies.

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37 minutes ago, Compassghost said:

I bought 20 boxes and got all 4 battleship drops. I think my game is haunted p.p

Same here I bought 20 and got all 4 missions. I haven't finished the T8 BB yet but the Lyon was the one I really wanted anyway.

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20 minutes ago, Chaos_EN2 said:

How is the Aigle BTW? I seen it in few Operations.

"A very particular set of skills" - nice strengths (gun impact, fire chance, speed, hp pool) offset by some significant weaknesses (handling, gun angles and traverse, detection, gun arcs at range, torp range relative to detection).  A bit of a specialist - strong in the right circumstances, but not OP.  So, what a premium should be in my book.

I forget the name of it, but I imagine Aigle would do just fine in the scenario that's been running for the last week (the rescue your convoy one).  Grabbing that Mahan smoke and shooting AP at broadside Myokos, Furutakas, and Aobas?  Yes, please. 

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I must be the only person who really wanted the doubloons/flags from the crates. And considered the missions (I got 5/6/7 from crates) a bonus.

 

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Same, Enderland.    Primary focus was the 10pt unique skipper.    Of course, the flags were nice and welcome.

I didn't get any ships, and while they would have been nice to receive, I saw those as a lucky bonus.

But I was praying hard to RNGesus to finish the collection - and it wasn't looking good going into the last mission.

I had 10 of 18, with seven crates left.   The only way I'd complete the collection would be to do a run on non-duplicate items.    RNGesus blessed me with five uniques and two duplicates.   I ended up with four missing pieces, and the two duplicates sent me to 12 duplicates total, which I was able to trade in.    Got the skipper, and I went to bed happy.

On track to get the Aigle, so any extra crates "may" provide an opportunity for a BB.    But if it doesn't happen, there's always those extra flags!

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Well the event did motivate me to buy a 20 crate package..... so I think WG did it well.. LOL.  Also many free to play players did get the tier 5 bb from the in game crates.

 

Also don't forget another reason for this event is to spread the player base out across the tiers before the full BB line is released. They are trying to avoid the BB apocalypse that we had during the German BB release.

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I got 3/4 from the free Containers and didn't spend a dime. This is why it's called *gambling* guys, and don't let the gambler's fallacy make you think you 'should' have gotten something by a certain point.

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10 minutes ago, Lillehuntrix said:

"A very particular set of skills" - nice strengths (gun impact, fire chance, speed, hp pool) offset by some significant weaknesses (handling, gun angles and traverse, detection, gun arcs at range, torp range relative to detection).  A bit of a specialist - strong in the right circumstances, but not OP.  So, what a premium should be in my book.

I forget the name of it, but I imagine Aigle would do just fine in the scenario that's been running for the last week (the rescue your convoy one).  Grabbing that Mahan smoke and shooting AP at broadside Myokos, Furutakas, and Aobas?  Yes, please. 

Well I am not sure who was using it, I was in my De Grasse, they did well until the carriers show up in Operation: Aegis, at that point we both got sunk.

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