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Just got back in town and am addicted to these crates. In the two years past, the $3 crates were the Bingo ( as it related to ship drops) still the case? of the have $5'rs stepped it up? Please help, I am in dire need of a fix so I get some new premiums and never play them, like 70% of the prems I own. It's not the ship, it's Vegas baby!

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Big was best for me.  Got 4 ships out of Big and 2 out of Mega.  20 crates each.  If you are after camo and special signals, Mega is the better deal.

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Mega crates have the best payout and the best chances at ships. Otherwise just buy what you can afford and enjoy.

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The middle priced ones. That's the $3 ones, right?

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10 minutes ago, ClassicLib said:

Big was best for me.  Got 4 ships out of Big and 2 out of Mega.  20 crates each.  If you are after camo and special signals, Mega is the better deal.

Grats to you and your luck. I bought 20 Big crates and had the 2 free mega crates. I got a few doubloons but exactly 0 ships.

This cured me of EVER buying crates again.

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2 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Mega crates have the best payout and the best chances at ships. Otherwise just buy what you can afford and enjoy.

WG wins either way! House always wins.

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13 minutes ago, Sweetsie said:

It's not the ship, it's Vegas baby!

Just don't spend more than you can afford, and remember that the crates are ultimately only worth the least valuable thing that comes out of them.

I'm sort of pleased they initiated the no-duplicates-unless-no-alternative rule; I'd rather get different ships each time than the same ship and its doubloon value over and over again.

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14 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Just don't spend more than you can afford, and remember that the crates are ultimately only worth the least valuable thing that comes out of them.

I'm sort of pleased they initiated the no-duplicates-unless-no-alternative rule; I'd rather get different ships each time than the same ship and its doubloon value over and over again.

that is awesome advice, but you are talking to a guy that once purchased a dockominium for 130k, that right 130k for the right to store my boat in a shed. it was quickly named it the rack of air and I threatened management that I intended to put a couch on the rack rather than a boat, and would use the forklift to set me off to bed and get me in the morning. the clubhouse was awesome though. All went up in flames(fiscal) in 2008....what a fool..... ill post my loot shortly going with 20 large!

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37 minutes ago, Prothall said:

Grats to you and your luck. I bought 20 Big crates and had the 2 free mega crates. I got a few doubloons but exactly 0 ships.

This cured me of EVER buying crates again.

Until next year. :Smile_hiding:

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alright, a fool and his money......

20 megas,,,,,, Roma, Gascan and krispy kreme, 4k doubloons and the rest of the fluff

Doubled down on 5 $3crates like an addict praying there was still $20 in the atm....full bust. nada.

 

Granted, I have all of the heavy hitters, so it isn't  like I'm disappointed I didn't get the Kutuzov or something like that. so in all, I still have value, won't lie, was hoping for the Boise...

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1 hour ago, Sweetsie said:

Just got back in town and am addicted to these crates. In the two years past, the $3 crates were the Bingo ( as it related to ship drops) still the case? of the have $5'rs stepped it up? Please help, I am in dire need of a fix so I get some new premiums and never play them, like 70% of the prems I own. It's not the ship, it's Vegas baby!

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The middle ones seem to have the same chances for most ships that the megas give, but at $27 less for a bundle of 12 … also you probably don't need the extra camo choices messing with your rolls?

So, X20 Big @$48 a pop = best bet?

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51 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Mega crates have the best payout and the best chances at ships. Otherwise just buy what you can afford and enjoy.

  I like these, too- they can drop the super-duper double top secret camos, if you're lucky.  (the +300% XP etc ones that are hard to come by and are awarded in the barest trickle)  Otherwise, you get double fistfuls of the other stuff instead of the single fistfuls the $3 ones hand out.

  Whatever you can afford.   The $1 crates are cheap, and if you play a lot you're probably running low on one or two if the signal flags you use a lot of, right?   (plus, for the same price, you can get 3 or 5 times as many rolls of the dice, lol)

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33 minutes ago, Commander_367 said:

The middle ones seem to have the same chances for most ships that the megas give, but at $27 less for a bundle of 12 … also you probably don't need the extra camo choices messing with your rolls?

So, X20 Big @$48 a pop = best bet?

while I am ship hooch, the reality is I love anything with captains xp… I cant lose....I just love the thrill of that sound that indicates a ship. 

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4 minutes ago, Sweetsie said:

while I am ship hooch, the reality is I love anything with captains xp… I cant lose....I just love the thrill of that sound that indicates a ship. 

Nooooo! It's like the clatter of coins in a slot machine! :Smile_Default:

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None... although that is apparently my luck.  Bought a 5 pack of the $3 crates this year and last (can't remember beyond that).  I have never received a premium ship from a crate of any kind, purchased or Super.  I think you all are just lying about receiving ships, just to make me jealous!  :cap_viking:

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I did very well yesterday with 20 boxes total: 5 premium ships and lots of other good stuff on the first day (yesterday). 

Today, I got 10 more boxes and no ships, little of interest. I also gave 5X boxes to a couple friends and they got no ships and a little coal. Exceedingly small sample size, so wonder if others experienced the same. 

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25 minutes ago, Pugilistic said:

I did very well yesterday with 20 boxes total: 5 premium ships and lots of other good stuff on the first day (yesterday). 

Today, I got 10 more boxes and no ships, little of interest. I also gave 5X boxes to a couple friends and they got no ships and a little coal. Exceedingly small sample size, so wonder if others experienced the same. 

So, if you get 5 ships in a $48 bundle - take the ships and RUN! :)

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My addiction to these boxes continues.... 5 more midcrates

2x camo

2x 1000 gold 

and a z-39 woot!  was going to buy that with doubloons anyway 

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I would say the middle ones. I bought 20 mega crates and got 0 ships. I bought 5 big crates for a friend and he got 3 ships, Krispy Kreme, Monaghan and Mutsu!

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