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Wow some very interesting new ways to earn steel in a couple of the the upcoming events! Not a huge amount of steel but great opportunity to add to your stock pile.

 

ST. New year events.

Dear players!

Steel is a valuable resource that is used to unlock rare ships. At the moment it is awarded only to active participants of Clan and Ranked battles.
After adding steel to the game, we received many requests to make it more obtainable. This is understandable, because not everyone has the opportunity to play in competitive modes effectively and regularly.
To celebrate the New Year we have prepared 4 game events, and by participating in them you will get a lot of great prizes, including some steel.
This doesn't mean that we are now planning to constantly create events like this, but it's the New Year and as you know, this is a time for surprises.

So here's what awaits you:

«In The Name Of His Highness!» event
The new game event «In the Name of His Highness!» is dedicated to the heyday of armored ships of the early 20th century. It will last 4 weeks.
There are 4 stages of the event. Each stage consists of 4 directives. Each Directive contains 10 to 11 tasks. There is a corresponding reward of camouflage, signals, Christmas containers and even steel. And continuing our new year's tradition, the main prize will be a new premium tier VI German battleship - Prinz Eitel Friedrich!
Rules for completing directives are similar to the Royal Navy event. After the completion of all directives, access to the Hall of Fame is unlocked, for which points can be earned in co-op, random, ranked, clan, scenario or special battles.

Snowflakes.
Snowflakes are a one-time new year bonus, which is active as part of update 0.7.12.
The bonus will work on tech-tree ships from tiers V to X and premium and promo ships from tiers II to X. To "blow off a snowflake" from the ship, you need to go into battle in any mode except Training room and win. For this you will receive resources for the Arsenal: coal and steel. The higher the level - the more resources you get. The bonus may be “blown off” only once for each ship during the event.
This means that the more ships you have in the port, the more resources you can get for the Arsenal.

«Mighty Prinz» campaign
This is a temporary thematic campaign that will allow you to earn new year containers for the «Beautiful era» collection and get tier VI tech-tree ships. To participate in this campaign, you will need the battleship Prinz Eitel Friedrich, whose permanent camouflage will be the main reward.

«Steel giants» campaign
It will be available for purchase in the premium store. The campaign is dedicated to the construction of ships in the early 20th century. By completing its tasks and missions, you can get camouflage, signals, «Secret Santa» containers and steel.

In addition, there will be specific combat missions in update 0.7.12, and completing them will get you steel.

Thus, everyone will be able to choose their favourite activities, and we hope that the celebration will be successful. At the same time, the total amount of steel that can be obtained during the new year's activities is not so high as to devalue this rare resource and the efforts of those who earned it by playing in competitive modes.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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Thanks for posting.  Very promising!  It's not going to get me a steel ship, and it shouldn't.  You should still have to earn the lion's share the old fashioned way.  It does convert to other currency that I will be able to use, though.

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1 hour ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Wait, a campaign we have to buy?

 

Ah, no thanks.

Let's just see how much they're charging for it first.  Remember that this is a campaign for Steel, which currently you can only get through Clan Battles, Ranked Battles, or the rare supercontainer.  I think that you might be expecting a bit much for WG to be giving away significant amounts of steel in a normal free to play campaign.  But I guess that it all depends on how much someone wants to get one of the Steel premium ships.  Personally, if the cost of this campaign is reasonable, and the amount of Steel that can be earned in the campaign seems worth the cost, I could see myself paying for the campaign.

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2 hours ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Wait, a campaign we have to buy?

 

Ah, no thanks.

Or you can earn the ship for free. There are 4 events here.

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Man if you have a lot of ships the Snowflakes event could be really good. Oh wow you could do the entire thing in coop. Normally I would not even think about not doing it in random, but I have a lot of ships lol.

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7 hours ago, paradat said:

Or you can earn the ship for free. There are 4 events here.

«Steel giants» campaign
It will be available for purchase in the premium store. 

 

The above is what I'm talking about.^

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11 hours ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Wait, a campaign we have to buy?

 

Ah, no thanks.

It can be earned from the first event

Edit: nvm

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I guess theyve begun selling steel

i just hope we’ll be able to earn the PEF instead of having to pay like for cossack. 

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Wait, have to buy a premium ship to get a alternative camo? Why do you think another camo is a reward for a ship that already has a premium camo That's just dumb unless it has special attributes, like free XP or captian XP.

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14 hours ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

«Steel giants» campaign
It will be available for purchase in the premium store. 

 

The above is what I'm talking about.^

Honestly, a better implementation is to tag the campaign to PEF, and place a deadline for completing it (similar to Graff Spee). Players can pay for the PEF and get their steel the easy way by playing the PEF, or grind out the PEF through directives for free and grind out the steel near the end of the deadline. This is fair for all players and avoids the feeling of paying WG directly for powerful premiums. It would be your choice for time or money investment.

I heavily dislike WG's decision for monetising steel with their current pay-for-campaign method because it's a slap to the face for clan battle participants. Why bother organizing community events like CB if everyone can pay for OP reward ships based on the thickness of their wallets? This is a slippery slope towards p2w and incentivize against clan activities.

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Wait, a campaign we have to buy?

Where does it say that? I'm not seeing it.

Or is it just in the video?

EDIT: nvm, just saw it.

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