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Top 5 Rarest Premium ships?

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Other than the following 5, is there anything else that were popular but no longer available for purchase?

1)Missouri

2)Belfast

3)Kutuzov

4)Gremyashchy

5)Kamikaze

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Alpha and Beta ships I'd say are rarest, how desirable they are, I don't know.

Edit: Imperator Nikolai probably belongs on your list as well.

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If we are strictly speaking about popular and rare ships for sale, then Giulio Cesare springs to mind. Graf Zeppelin has to be the rarest though, until the CV rework at least.

Another ship completely missing from sales and containers is Makarov. I think it was last on offered on May and you would have thought it would return for Santas crates.

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1. Arkansas Beta

2. Iwaki Alpha

 

There's a lot of folks with the Kamikaze clones.

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Konig Albert was called OP and removed from sale.  But, didn't it go back up for sale after that announcement?

When the smoke firing nerf was implemented WG offered to buy back Kutuzov and Belfast.  Many players took advantage of that.

I have no idea why.  They are both still monsters.

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2 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

If we are strictly speaking about popular and rare ships for sale, then Giulio Cesare springs to mind. Graf Zeppelin has to be the rarest though, until the CV rework at least.

Another ship completely missing from sales and containers is Makarov. I think it was last on offered on May and you would have thought it would return for Santas crates.

Makarov is showing up on the tech tree as on sale for 5k doubloons.

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1) Iwaki Alpha. Given only to alpha testers. Spotting one is like spotting Bigfoot.

2) Arkansas Beta. Given to only beta and alpha testers. 

3) imperative Nikolai. Sold only once.

4) Gremyashy. Sold only once during the pre-order period.

5) Kamikaze. Sold once just before the Kamikaze sisters were taken away from sale forever.

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2 minutes ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

5) Kamikaze. Sold once just before the Kamikaze sisters were taken away from sale forever.

You may be right in that Kamikaze was only sold once.  She was also the last of the three to be released.

Fujin was the first Kamikaze sister.  She was sold, rotated out, and then sold again before being retired (IIRC).

Kamikaze R was given as a reward ship for the Pearl event.  At the conclusion of the event, she was also sold in the premium shop for a short time.

I don't see many Kamikazes or Fujins anymore, but Kamikaze R still makes a frequent appearance.

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Kamikaze R with the Fire and Water camo

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1 minute ago, Vladeshi said:

Kitakami! :Smile_hiding:

I'll see myself out.

WG deleted the ship game files from those who had it.

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Just now, Bill_Halsey said:

WG deleted the ship game files from those who had it.

That was the joke.

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7 minutes ago, noobiehick said:

I want me a fujin!

As a long time holder of said ship, it is affectionately know as ‘Pumpkin’ to me; Halloween event ship and orange camo.

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I would say the following.

1. Iwaki Alpha

2. Arkansas Beta

3. Nikolai

4. Gremyashchy

5. Kamikaze/Kamikaze R/Fujin

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37 minutes ago, Bill_Halsey said:

Makarov is showing up on the tech tree as on sale for 5k doubloons.

If you're using a extended tech tree mod. It's not actually for sale at the moment.

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if were consider 'rare' to mean 'not often seen in battle', I suspect there's a number of low tier port queens that would qualify.

 

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The Kamikazes are not that rare. A few thousand Kamikaze R were handed out by the event. So there wasn't the need for many to buy the regular version. The Fujin wasn't that popular when she came out first, since the Minekaze was the same boat. 

Real rare are the Iwaki Alpha and the Arkansas Beta. The first was only given to the small number of alpha tester. The Ark was only for beta tester with a minimum of 100 (?) battles. Also some sold her. 

The Gremyashy was only sold in a beta bundle and not considered a good ship. She improved with the changeing of game mechanics. Turned form the ugly duckling into a swan. And was never sold again since the OWSF mechanics together with the stealth torps made her utterly brocken. 

Imperator Nikolai was pulled from the store when WG got the data from the ASIA server about extrem high winrates. 

Makarov: just a Nürnberg with Soviet camo. Was only sold once or twice. Not popular. Only shows for gold with the extended techtree mod, but cannot be bought.

I don't think the König Albert is that rare. She was sold for less then 2 small latte machiato at starbucks, so a good number of players may bought her for the luls.

The MK and Belfast weren't that rare. Many bought them because CC's called them OP and broken. Many regret it, because you have to work hard to make them broken, no auto win ships. So they spend their time as port queens or sold for scrap in exchange for gold. The high winrates (especially from the Belfast) comes from a  small number of dedicated players. So they end up as rare seen in battle.

Missouri isn't rare. So many bought her because of the insane credit multiplier. WG thought that this is bad for the game economy and pulled the plug on her. She was planed as a free XP sink. Still free XP is a issue after we have now three T9 and a T7 ship. 

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4 minutes ago, awiggin said:

They are listed right at the top of the forum......:Smile_amazed:

I wouldn't call some of them 'rare', as you see them almost every other match at the appropriate tiers.

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58 minutes ago, FrodoFraggin said:

Alpha and Beta ships I'd say are rarest, how desirable they are, I don't know.

Edit: Imperator Nikolai probably belongs on your list as well.

Can't speak for the alpha ship but the Arkansas I do very well in as long as there are no CVs in the game that are aware that it has no AA guns :P

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1 hour ago, Xcalib3r said:

Other than the following 5, is there anything else that were popular but no longer available for purchase?

 

1 minute ago, Lert said:

I wouldn't call some of them 'rare', as you see them almost every other match at the appropriate tiers.

Except his question appears to be "popular but no longer available for purchase" 

I ignore thread titles, they rarely say what they mean...:Smile_teethhappy:

 

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Just now, _HatTrick_ said:

Can't speak for the alpha ship but the Arkansas I do very well in as long as there are no CVs in the game that are aware that it has no AA guns :P

TBH: the Ark is as broken as the ImpNiko. They buffed her secondary ranges and she you can mount T9 moduls. You outrange any ship at that tier with your main battery and you are the stealthies BB when you drop a 10 point captain into her. And we don't talk about the carnage you can do with a 19 point Halsey.

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1 hour ago, desmo_2 said:

Konig Albert was called OP and removed from sale.  But, didn't it go back up for sale after that announcement?

When the smoke firing nerf was implemented WG offered to buy back Kutuzov and Belfast.  Many players took advantage of that.

I have no idea why.  They are both still monsters.

I'm regretting selling my Belfast. :Smile_facepalm:

Hopefully they'll offer it again (aside from the Santa Crates)

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