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Black Friday Crate Unboxing - Are they worth it? Info on price, camo, missions and rewards. (Post your results here to help)

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Buyer beware :)  Depending on the dropbrare of the Black ships, likely worth it but wait a few days to see what others drop rates are before deciding how many to get.

Already bought some?  Post your results to help the community.

 

 

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OK, looks like I'm first up.

 

6x crates:

 

50x cammo

28 days premium

35k FXP

 

So, complete and utter waste of money for me. At least I'm altruistic - I've just part-subsidised the game for the rest of you....

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I caution anyone from buying loot crates, you are gambling. Of course it is "worth it" if you win. Probably the silliest thing I have seen said yet. Most people will not get a good value for their money. Considering Wargaming will not publish the odds for drops, I would err on the side of sanity and ignore buying them. Farm the free crates and hope for the best. The forum will be littered with posts from "winners" and this will only get others excited. You only have to look back in the forum to see that the losers eventually post their "winnings" as well, and many were not happy.

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I always purchase a small quantity of the crates.

6 crates:

60 shadow lurker Camo

Mass B w/10P Captain

35k FXP

150 doubloons

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37 minutes ago, NoZoupForYou said:

wait a few days to see what others drop rates are before deciding how many to get.

I have a hypothesis that RNG is front-loaded with these events. The first people to buy report massive drop rates for ships, permacamos, etc. Later reporters of their experiences seem not to do so well.

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I agree with @Taylor3006 it is a gamble and never gamble unless you can afford to lose.  Myself I spent around $60 trying to get the Lightening mission all to no avail. Lots & Lots of camos for my trouble and I could have just bought a prem ship straight up.

However I love a little gamble so got 6 crates.

There is no guarantee your results will be the same.   Along with 20 x camos I got:

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Pretty happy with that

 

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So far I’m seeing nothing out of six crates...  hopefully everyone will post results here for posterity 

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Well I see there is 30% price reduction for the various Black Ships, Asashio is available for 26 €uros for me. 6 crates cost 27 €uro. I can't speak for US dollar prices for those of you who live in the US, but speaking from across the pond, the crates are not worth buying. The Asashio (plus combat mission for 2500 doublons) at 26 €uro, is tempting, however.

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2 minutes ago, LoveBote said:

Well I see there is 30% price reduction for the various Black Ships, Asashio is available for 26 €uros for me. 6 crates cost 27 €uro. I can't speak for US dollar prices for those of you who live in the US, but speaking from acrcoss the pond, the crates are not worth buying. The Asashio (plus combat mission for 2500 doublons) at 26 €uro, is tempting, however.

And if you have  a discount coupon it reduces further

 

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Hey ... uhhh... didn't countries and states world wide attempt to outlaw crates? As a form of gambling aimed towards minors? In not only WoWs, but Star Wars Battlefront 2? And several other titles?

You all got exactly what you paid for. A gamble... nothing more...

 

Unless I see a viable product before my face, for a said price... no monies will be exchanged... Ive purchased premium ships, but never a crate.

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I just purchased 24 Black Friday Crates. They are great, here is my result(I didn't take screen shots):

Atago, Asashio and Mass

Plus around 1 and half month premium.

2500 doubloons, 3500 free exp, and a lot of camo.

I am happy with the result... no more gambling for me. I have regular Asashio and Tripiz already, so not really bad for me. Got the ships I needed :D.

Hope everyone get lucky in their crates.

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27 minutes ago, Camo68 said:

I agree with @Taylor3006 it is a gamble and never gamble unless you can afford to lose.  Myself I spent around $60 trying to get the Lightening mission all to no avail. Lots & Lots of camos for my trouble and I could have just bought a prem ship straight up.

However I love a little gamble so got 6 crates.

There is no guarantee your results will be the same.   Along with 20 x camos I got:

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Pretty happy with that

 

You are so lucky... I purchased 24 and only got 3/4 ships...

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29 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

I have a hypothesis that RNG is front-loaded with these events. The first people to buy report massive drop rates for ships, permacamos, etc. Later reporters of their experiences seem not to do so well.

Well didn't work for me. I managed a month of premium, tirpitz b, 100 lurker camo and rest type 59 camo out of 12 crates. :Smile-_tongue:

 

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2 minutes ago, Camo68 said:

And if you have  a discount coupon it reduces further

 

And given the special 30% off the Black ships lasts 13 days, there is no hurry.

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Bought 12 , got all 4 ship , 2500 good , 28 days premium and 70k fxp plus a few flag , money we'll spend

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Bought the big pack, All ships but the Mass, 42 days premium, 6250 doubloons, 200 of the shadow camo, 140k free xp, 20 type 59,  so all in all not bad.

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Asashio B    (everything after this is a bonus - was considering buying it  as a collector item)

35K   Free Exp

1250 Doubloons

20 Shadow Lurker  Camos  (meh)

20  Shadow Lurker Camos  (OK)

Atago B

I'll take that.

 

 

 

 

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So I guess RNG smiled on me.

6 crates...

Mass B

Atago B

2 x dubloon crates so 2500 dubs

20 black camos

10 type 59 camos.

For me, thats good enough and I'm happy with my gamble.

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I was after premium time discounts prior to buying anything else from WG, seeing how many months we have gone without a real discount on premium time should indicate how much I buy from them, hint not a damn thing and [edited]proud of it

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6 crates over here boys

14 days premium

10 Type 10 camos

Atago B+port slot+10 point commander

Asashio B+port slot+10 point commander

35k free xp

I will take this result any day the range finally smiled at me!

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Although I am not spending a lot on the game anymore due to how WG is conducting business in recent times I will however spend when I can get something I need if the price is not outrageous (camo, flags, doubloons, etc...). With the chance at really good camo's,/35K FXP/doubloons, all of which I need right now, and a chance at premium ships as a bonus, I decided the BF crates were a decent deal (at least recently = 24 crates @ $89.99 is cheap for them these days).

I more than got my money's worth...

  1. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  2. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  3. 1250 Doubloons
  4. Tirpitz B + 10pt Capt
  5. Asashio B + 10pt Capt
  6. 1250 Doubloons
  7. 35,000 Free XP
  8. 1250 Doubloons
  9. 10 Type 59 Camo
  10. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  11. Massachusetts B + 10pt Capt
  12. 35,000 FXP
  13. 10 Type 59 Camo
  14. 35,000 Free XP
  15. Atago B + 10pt Capt
  16. 10 Type 59 Camo
  17. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  18. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  19. 10 Type 59 Camo
  20. 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  21. 35,000 Free XP
  22. 35,000 Free XP
  23. 35,000 Free XP
  24. 35,000 Free XP

So all 4 of the ships ($140.60), 3750 Doubloons ($18.19), 245,000 Free XP (9800 Doubloons to convert = $43.14), 120 Shadow Lurker Camo ($19.99 p/ 40 X 3 = $59.97) , and 40 Type 59 Camo (125 Doubloon cost X 40 = 5000 Doubloons = $23.56). So for  an investment of $89.99 I received $285.46 of goods.

EDIT - didn't realize when I did this post that crate ships got the doubloon missions too if you already owned the regular versions. I already had Tirpitz, Massachusetts, and Atago so I got the 2500 doubloons missions for each as well. So an extra 7500 doubloons which would sell for $33.92 which makes my total of goods received (value) $319.38 which makes what I got an even better deal. :Smile_great:

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Bought the 12 creates for $54.

  • 4 x 20 Shadow Lurker Camo
  • 4 x 10 Type 59 Camo
  • 1 x 14 Day Premium time
  • 1 x 35,000 Free XP
  • Tirpitz B +10 Point Commander
  • Asashio B +10 Point Commander

If you look in the shop the 14 Days is $9.39, the Asashio with out a commander is $42.35, and the Tirpitz with out a commander is $54.85. So for argument I calling it $120 in value. Not a "bad" haul.

My only issues is I already have the Plain Jane Tirpitz, now I have 2 ship the same. Who is going to run 2 of the same ships. I would have been fine if I got a Tirpitz B permocamo to use on my Plain Jane Tirpitz.

So right now it about a break even for me.

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Looking at this it looks like most people who got 6 crates or more got at least one or more ships. Am I wrong?

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I purchased 12 Crates for Zoup science and here are my results:

Cost: $68.04 CAD

Received:

3,750 Doublooms ($22.92 CAD Value)

105,000 Free Experience (4,200 Doublooms/$25.38 CAD Value at 1:25 Conversion OR 3,000 Doublooms/$18.75 CAD Value at 1:35 Conversion)

40 Shadow Lurker Camouflage (NO DETERMINED PRICE_+)

20 Type 59 Camouflage (50 Dubs each (DISCOUNT PRICE) = 1000 doublooms value or $6.98 CAD Value)

Black Tirpitz (Already own Standard Tirpitz) ($48.37 CAD)

Black Asashio ($37.35 CAD)

Total Value received: Approx. $141 CAD

 

So... Kinda worth it, IMO. Not SUPER great value for money, but slightly more than double the value spent so it's still pretty good in this instance.

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Apparently the ships CAN be purchased a la carte and they're about 30% off or so, so instead of gambling and potentially getting nothing, a duplicate atago/tirpitz, or a Dd i dont want, i just bought mass B

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