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Return of the Salem Witch: Event PROPOSAL

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Please upvote if you support, downvote if you don't. The Salem Witch is essentially the Salem with a cool event-specific camo (same stats). Remember, this is a true community event in the most general sense, so please leave comments/suggestions/critiques/etc. The community's comments will shape this community event proposal to be an event the community wants.

A little while back, we introduced 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png IV SALEM WITCH in an event limited to part of the playerbase. We are proud to announce the RETURN of the transcendental 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH!

The Salem Witch

STARTS Thurs. Oct. 24 4:20 AM PT / your local time: Thurs. Oct. 24 [7:20 AM ET/6:20 AM CT/5:20 AM MT]

ENDS Thurs. Nov. 7 4:20 AM PT / your local time: Thurs. Nov. 7 [7:20 AM ET/6:20 AM CT/5:20 AM MT]

At the start of the event, 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH will be automatically credited (with port slot) to all players possessing the 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM or 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.png233d0c46-c167-11e6-9ba7-d89d6715223c.png X DES MOINES. Players may also sign-up here for a chance of receiving 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH for the duration of the event. 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH is removed (without port slot) at the conclusion of the event. Ship description:

According to a heavily-redacted file, this Oregonian Project 666 light cruiser has large dimensions and carries a formidable main battery that comprises nine 203 mm guns capable of firing every 5.5 seconds. Legend has it that the Salem Witch possesses twelve 203 mm guns firing every 2 seconds. As such, its exact armament specifications are unknown. With a ginormous heal perfected by undead British technicians, Salem Witch is well suited to engagements at all ranges. She excels at exchanging fire over islands due to the trademark features of her lofty, otherworldly artillery. There are no other ships that can rival the boldness, resilience, mystique, history, and unpredictability of this centuries-old cruiser. Per diem navis. Per noctem incognita.

Service Cost

The service cost for 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH is 6c577eb2-d9e4-11e6-be32-d89d6715223c.png 300,000 credits. Note: Service cost to be raised/lowered as determined by WG.

Hunt the Witches!

Want to be out on the hunt? Stalk the seas of 0c193d4c-0a80-11e8-b0b0-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.png Random Battles and destroy any 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH you encounter. Each 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH sunk gets you 5 of a random combat signal, 6c577eb2-d9e4-11e6-be32-d89d6715223c.png 100 doubloons, and a special Salem Witch event flag. If WG is feeling generous, they can increase the reward to 3 each of all combat signals (historically unprecedented). The combat signals:

Spoiler

-PCEF006_HY_SignalFlag.png Hotel Yankee

-PCEF007_ID_SignalFlag.pngIndia Delta

-PCEF008_IY_SignalFlag.png India Yankee

-PCEF010_JC_SignalFlag.png Juliet Charlie

-PCEF009_JY2_SignalFlag.png Juliet Yankee Bissotwo

-PCEF012_MY6_SignalFlag.png Mike Yankee Soxisix

-PCEF005_SM_SignalFlag.png Sierra Mike

-PCEF014_NF_SignalFlag.png November Foxtrot

-PCEF016_NE7_SignalFlag.png November Echo Sevetteseven

-PCEF017_VL_SignalFlag.png Victor Lima

-PCEF018_IX_SignalFlag.png India X-Ray

-PCEF019_JW1_SignalFlag.png Juliet Whiskey Unaone

Be a Witch; rules and more:

Remember, the service cost for 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH is 300,000 credits. Thus, 300,000 credits will be deducted from your balance after each battle. This is non-refundable! The economics for the Salem Witch are the same as for the Salem.

-Battle types0c193d4c-0a80-11e8-b0b0-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.png Random Battles only.

-Only Division with up to one other Witch

-No sync/countdown drops

-If a fellow Witch appears on another team, only engage them as a last resort for your team to win

-Witches will not receive a reward for destroying an enemy Witch while piloting the Salem Witch

-To be a Witch, you must not have any recent infringements on your account

-At the start of a battle, the Witch must make the following annoucement:

    "A Witch has arrived! Unfortunately, they are not afraid of water. Sink the Salem Witch for a special reward!"

Witch Rewards

Individual Prize: All Witches that fight at least 10 battles in the 6e273a36-4a02-11e8-86ba-ac162d8bc1e4_35x.pngpremium_7ca1d32231aa1e03cc8c292ae268c631334f3ca4dbf16807d0c514c2f1d281c4.png SALEM WITCH will receive a special Salem Witch event flag upon the conclusion of the event. In addition, they will receive the special Salem Witch event camouflage (same bonuses as original Salem camo).

Team Prize: Additional rewards (as determined by WG) for reaching NA-wide goals (# of battles; also as determined by WG) will be awarded to all Witches who meet the Individual Prize criteria.

Poll: Let us know what you think!

 

Personal notes: This is a proposal. I have good memories of the original Salem and want to bring the concept back. The idea behind this is that players with a lot of credits can use them and have fun. They will get to experience getting targeted (like in the Corgi events) without being selected through luck. The cost of 5 combat signals (through the armory) is, on average, 279,000. Thus, WG earns, on average, 21,000 credits even if the Salem Witch gets destroyed and the rewards are credited. Opening such an event to the entire playerbase will allow more to partake in the fun and rewards. Tier 10 play will not be negatively affected because most players with a Salem Witch earned it by already having a tier 10. If this trial is successful, WG can use a similar concept for lower tiers (as not everybody has high tiers). The service cost of the Salem Witch (and, accordingly, the rewards) can be lowered as necessary and as determined by WG. This proposal has been announced ~5 months before the event to allow time for implementation into the game.

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7.5 mill is too much of a cost to operate as am event. increase the amount of wins to say 30 and 10 special mission requirements, and lower the operational cost to 500k. change 5 of all combat flags to 5 of a random combat flag and 5 det flags for the destruction. other then that i would enjoy this.  

 

 

or just bring back the original Salem witch event.

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Just now, GX9900A said:

7.5 mill is too much of a cost to operate as am event. increase the amount of wins to say 30 and 10 special mission requirements, and lower the operational cost to 500k. change 5 of all combat flags to 5 of a random combat flag and 5 det flags for the destruction. other then that i would enjoy this.  

 

 

or just bring back the original Salem witch event.

I agree with this. We can lower the rewards and the service cost. This is, of course, tweakable. I want to know the response to introducing such an event ship open to more players for 2 weeks. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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I quite like the idea. Just two problems I easily see:

1. the 7.5million service cost will bankrupt 80% of players within three games, so tone this down to maybe Salem's repair cost (45k with perma camo)

2. Not everyone has Salem, the same playstyle and economy of Salem is counteracted by a DM with perma camo, so most people with Des Moines and a perma camo for Des Moines won't have Salem, so maybe expand requirements to also include owners of Des Moines and/or Salem.

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9 minutes ago, tfcas119 said:

I quite like the idea. Just two problems I easily see:

1. the 7.5million service cost will bankrupt 80% of players within three games, so tone this down to maybe Salem's repair cost (45k with perma camo)

2. Not everyone has Salem, the same playstyle and economy of Salem is counteracted by a DM with perma camo, so most people with Des Moines and a perma camo for Des Moines won't have Salem, so maybe expand requirements to also include owners of Des Moines and/or Salem.

Thanks for the suggestions! I agree with both.

Two more questions: Would you expand the requirements to any tier 10? What about any tier 8+? Where does it go too far for you?

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1 hour ago, GX9900A said:

or just bring back the original Salem witch event.

 

This.

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56 minutes ago, LT_Rusty_SWO said:

This.

I would consider this less likely due to the recent MM changes. It would be much simpler to create a Salem clone and give it to certain players. Also, the old event was gated. This one would be open to more players.

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1 hour ago, henrychenhenry said:

Thanks for the suggestions! I agree with both.

Two more questions: Would you expand the requirements to any tier 10? What about any tier 8+? Where does it go too far for you?

not really, just have Des Moines and/or Salem. However, if you do not have either, WG could have an application for those who don't have a DM and/or Salem like the other special events.

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Just now, tfcas119 said:

not really, just have Des Moines and/or Salem. However, if you do not have either, WG could have an application for those who don't have a DM and/or Salem like the other special events.

Makes sense, hadn't considered the application part! I will edit the OP.

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I was actually one of the lucky few who got to sail the Salem Witch and Phantom Fortress. To date it is probably my favorite event, however I'm not sure if I would want to see it returned, even if the mechanics were different. Having something that only happens once makes it a memory and special to those who participated in it. That being said I am somewhat intrigued by the thought of an event that everyone has access to, though I foresee a lot of problems with MM being flooded. 

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9 minutes ago, KingCakeBaby said:

I was actually one of the lucky few who got to sail the Salem Witch and Phantom Fortress. To date it is probably my favorite event, however I'm not sure if I would want to see it returned, even if the mechanics were different. Having something that only happens once makes it a memory and special to those who participated in it. That being said I am somewhat intrigued by the thought of an event that everyone has access to, though I foresee a lot of problems with MM being flooded. 

Feel free to downvote the proposal then. I understand why some wouldn't want the Salem Witch to return. Regarding MM being flooded, the service cost serves as a sort of "gate" to that. 7.5 million credits is too high. Maybe 1 million is better? Additionally, "Witches will not receive a reward for destroying an enemy Witch while piloting the Salem Witch."

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I like this idea, though I agree with those who would adjust the cost to something more reasonable.  Plus, I just got the Salem, so that makes it more interesting for me.  (Perhaps adding the Des Moines wouldn't be a bad idea.)  

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OP,  you need to change the title of this post. It makes it look like you're reporting something that's actually happening, rather than just an idea you had. You can have disciplinary action taken against you for clickbait.

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5 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

OP,  you need to change the title of this post. It makes it look like you're reporting something that's actually happening, rather than just an idea you had. You can have disciplinary action taken against you for clickbait.

Sorry about that. Could you suggest a new title for me? Thanks!

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Just now, Jester_of_War said:

How about: "I have an idea/proposal for another Salem Witch event"

Thanks for suggestion, I think it's a bit long.

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2 minutes ago, henrychenhenry said:

I think it's a bit long.

Idea for 2nd Salem Witch event

Proposal for another Salem Witch Event

My crazy idea: a new Salem Witch event

Can we have a Salem Witch event?

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Everyone that plays it poorly has to return it for half the coal they spent, that would be an awesome Salem witch hunt... at least to me.

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2 minutes ago, Jester_of_War said:

Idea for 2nd Salem Witch event

Proposal for another Salem Witch Event

My crazy idea: a new Salem Witch event

Can we have a Salem Witch event?

I like 4. Thanks so much!

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So it would cost me 75,000,000 credits to earn a special event flag? You really do want that WG job, huh?

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24 minutes ago, _Starbuck said:

So it would cost me 75,000,000 credits to earn a special event flag? You really do want that WG job, huh?

1. Thanks for pointing out the cost. I had intended to edit but only did it under the "Service Cost" section and not under the "Be a Witch" section. It had been lowered from 7.5 million to 1 million. Right now, it is 300,000. (In other words, 3 million credits for event flag and camo (if you want to play 10 rounds) or free event flag if you destroy a Salem Witch.

2. Is that sarcasm?

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