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Warning before buying the first PR doubloon booster - Read the directives

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True: The first PR doubloon booster, if purchased up front, is worth far more than last two Directives. 4.5 million immediate vs. 5 million and +104 points/minute from the very beginning = (104*60*24*28) =

4193280 + 4.5 million = 8,693280 vs. 5 million + ??? (you won't complete these with much if any time to spare to get build points).

False: This makes an easy 5 directive grind. Directive FOUR (skipping first three, but they're also...similar in scale each) requires five of:

1. Cause 9.3 million damage

2. Earn 950,000 XP. (gives perma camo but not available for minimum 13 days into the event)

3-10. Earn 27,000 base XP in a non-No. 11's nation's ships, one nation per 27k.

11. Earn 14,500 base XP in Pan-Euro ships, Commonwealth or Pan-Asia.

So this directive alone amounts to earning a minimum of 95,500 base XP to unlock Directive 5.

Directive FIVE:

1. Earn 20202020 credits (not typo, 20.2 million)

2. Earn 150,000 base XP

3. 47 million potential damage received in Japanese, Italian or Pan-Am cruiser

4.1700 main battery hits with Japanese or French BBs.

5.200 set on fire or flooding ribbons with Japanese or Pan-Asia destroyers

6.Earn 350,000 XP with CV.

7.47 million potential damage received in German, American or Pan-Asian cruisers

8. Cause 4.5 million damage in British, American and Italian BBs

9. Earn 50,000 base XP in US, USSR or Euro destroyer

10. Earn 30,000 base XP in Commonwealth DD

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Do math before you buy the doubloon boost. You need 51,300,000 points on live for Puerto Rico so the single doubloon boost will not get out of doing most of the Directives and dailies. Haven't run math on that because it varies wildly on how quickly you complete them, but you get the idea.

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One of the big challenges is from directive 4 onwards, it doesnt look like OPs are an option for any of the steps.

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Right, so to kill the true grind for PR you need 14k doubloons and to finish the first 3 or 4 directives...

 

Ouch.

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1 minute ago, JAPridemore said:

To kill the grind, you need 35k Doubloons and just buy the ship.

But don't you need to get a long way into the grind b4 that is even an option?

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6 minutes ago, Ghawain said:

Right, so to kill the true grind for PR you need 14k doubloons and to finish the first 3 or 4 directives...

 

Ouch.

So you get to pay AND grind - why am I not surprised … 

Might be easier to just buy the ship at some point later in 2020 for those that want it?

 

Here Freddy - put your hand in the meat grinder … I saw a quarter in there :)

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I guess I won't be getting this ship.  I just don't have the time to grind everyday for the required directives or the dailies to get the boosters.  And, I play regularly.  I just can't play everyday over the holidays.

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Without having seen these myself it almost feels like from the comments posted they are trying to push people grind ranked battles to achieve the directive rewards.

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Whatever. I wont even buy any booster after look at the directive. The money better spend somewhere else.

On Santa crate? After see what WG wants us to do with PR grind, this is a big No as well 

congrat WG, it will be the first year I don’t need spent any $$$

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7 minutes ago, Dah_Bears268 said:

Is it me or does it say its not starting the build for 4 days and 18 hours? WTH

Correct. If you buy the1st extra booster+the free first one, you wind up with a 5 Million point head start but the running tick doesn't start till next week.

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57 minutes ago, BattleBard149 said:

But don't you need to get a long way into the grind b4 that is even an option?

Yes after phase 18 the finish now will be an option.

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2 hours ago, JAPridemore said:

To kill the grind, you need 35k Doubloons and just buy the ship.

No ship is worth 35k doubloons.

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3 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

No ship is worth 35k doubloons.

What's worse, anyone picking her up today had to spend 59k dubs :Smile_trollface:

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Activation of the 1st one gets you over half way into Stage II.

6k

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8k

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10k

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Right now if you buy all three doubloon boosts for 24k doubloons ($96) I do not know if you will complete PR between Dec 16th and Jan 13th. We know what the bonuses are to the CP/min rate for the dub and Token boosts, but we DO NOT yet know the base CP/min rate that the bonuses add on to. I have two posts pinging Turbo07, Fem, Gneis and Sub_Oct with this info. 

 

Here are the calculations.

Buying all three doubloon boosts for 24,000 doubloons gives you 3 Santa Mega Gift containers, but more importantly +421 CP/min to the construction rate and 18,500,000 CP in Instant CP bonuses.

From 5am EST Mon, Dec 16th to 5am EST Mon, Jan 13th is 40,320 minutes.

So if the base rate is 393 CP/min, then the +421 gives us a rate of 814 CP/min. Over 40,320 minutes that is 32,820,480 CP plus the 18,500,000 in instant bonuses for a total of 51,320,480 and PR will complete on it's own.

IF the base rate is less than 393 CP/min BEFORE adding boosts, then we will need to complete Token boosts as well. How many Token boosts we will need will depend on the base rate.

 

Everyone,

IF you buy the 3 doubloon boosts, then you may or may not complete the PR. You will get an option for completing the PR instantly for ANOTHER 35,000 doubloons because you passed Phase 18. If you get past Phase 24 after the 16th, the extra dub cost to complete instantly goes down, but we don't know by how much. Same for getting past Phase 30. So getting Puerto Rico with doubloons will cost somewhere between 24,000 dubs ($96) and 59,000 dubs ($236) if you want to use only doubloons and not do any Token boosts. We don't know how many Token boosts it will take until we get the base CP/min construction rate from WG.

 

  3 hours ago, Vader_Sama said:

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This goes down in Phase 24 and again in Phase 30, but we do not yet know how much.

 
So things are still up in the air.
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EDITED

I calculated the following very roughly immediatly from day 1 building with 28 days of a continuous boost (building points/minute while being offline or afk).

If you only buy the first two doubloon boosters 6k + 8k from the first second and manage to get the first 5 shipbuild token boosters ASAP 

you should be able to get the PR at the end of the 28 days.

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If you only want to spend doubloons only on the first booster, expect you need atleast 7 (out of 8) shipbuild token boosters ASAP

I haven't figured out yet how long getting the 1350 shipbuild tokens (complete first 4 directives with daily login gift for 5 boosters) and 2050 shipbuild tokens (complete 6 directives with daily login gift for 7 boosters) will take. - Each directive is completed after 6 stages are completed, also I believe you will earn ship building tokens with daily missions.

 

Hope this can help anyone for their decisionmaking, again these are roughly calculated theories.

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2 minutes ago, Wazaa16 said:

I calculated the following very roughly immediatly from day 1 building with 28 days of a continuous boost (building points/minute while being offline or afk).

If you only only buy the first two doubloon boosters 6k + 8k from the first second and manage to get the first 5 shipbuild token boosters ASAP 

you should be able to get the PR at the end of the 28 days.

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If you only want to spend doubloons only on the first booster, expect to be need to have atleast 7 shipbuild token boosters ASAP

I haven't figured out yet how long getting the 1350 shipbuild tokens (for 5 boosters) and 2050 shipbuild tokens (for 7 boosters) will take.

 

Hope this can help anyone for their decisionmaking, again these are roughly calculated theories.

It is dumb that the patch has dropped and we don't have enough information to figure the patch out yet.  WG....you need to fix this lack of information.

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26 minutes ago, Wazaa16 said:

I calculated the following very roughly immediatly from day 1 building with 28 days of a continuous boost (building points/minute while being offline or afk).

If you only buy the first two doubloon boosters 6k + 8k from the first second and manage to get the first 5 shipbuild token boosters ASAP 

you should be able to get the PR at the end of the 28 days.

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If you only want to spend doubloons only on the first booster, expect you need atleast 7 (out of 8) shipbuild token boosters ASAP

I haven't figured out yet how long getting the 1350 shipbuild tokens (for 5 boosters) and 2050 shipbuild tokens (for 7 boosters) will take.

 

Hope this can help anyone for their decisionmaking, again these are roughly calculated theories.

There are 40,320 minutes from 5am EST Mon, Dec 16th to 5am EST Mon, Jan 13th. If we can find out the base CP/min that the boosts add to, then we could make calculations.

 

This is how early you can get the boosts. This means you have to get the Directives done the day they drop. we still don't know the base CP/min that the boosts add to.

1st Token boost:  costs 200 SB Tokens,  (earliest to complete is Dec 11th & you need to complete Dir I)
2nd Token boost:  costs 200 SB Tokens  (400 total, earliest is Dec 16th & you need to complete Dir II and at least 5 Daily chains) 
3rd Token boost:  costs 300 SB Tokens  (700 total, earliest is Dec 20th & you need to complete Dir III and at least 9 Daily chains)
4th Token boost:  costs 300 SB Tokens  (1000 total, earliest is Dec 21st & you need to complete Dir III and at least 13 Daily chains)
5th Token boost:  costs 350 SB Tokens  (1350 total, earliest is Dec 24th & you need to complete Dir IV and at least 17 Daily chains)
6th Token boost: costs 350 SB Tokens  (1700 total, earliest is Dec 28th & you need to complete Dir V and at least 21 Daily chains)
7th Token boost:  costs 350 SB Tokens  (2050 total, earliest is Jan 1st & you need to complete Dir VI and at least 26 Daily chains)
8th Token boost:  costs 350 SB Tokens  (2400 total, earliest is Jan 6th & you need to complete Dir VII and at least 38 Daily Chains)

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Ok, did an initial calc and the PR is doable with just the Token boosts. I will do others to find out the latest you have to get a Token boost to still complete the PR. Then I'll add in dub boosts as well. These extra calcs will not happen tonight.

 

This is for getting all 8 Token boosts. This calc is based on taking 24 hours to grind the Directives from the moment they drop and buy the Token boosts at 5am the next day (the end of the 24 hours).

So before Mon, Dec 16th you get Dir I done and activate the Free and 1st Token boost.

So Dec 16th you are grinding Dir II, construct at 235 CP/min and get 1,250,000 instant CP. So at 5am the next day you will have 1,588,400 CP and buy the 2nd Token boost

So Dec 17th to Dec 21st (you are grinding Dir III on the 20th), construct at 339 CP/min and get 1.2M Instant CP, which is 3.1M CP. At 5am Dec 21st you have 4,741,040 CP and buy the 3rd Token Boost.

So Dec 21st you need to complete both Daily Chains to buy the 4th Token boost. You construct at 512 CP/min and get 1.6M Instant CP, which is 2.3M CP. At 5am Dec 22nd you have 7,078,320 CP and buy the 4th Token Boost.

So Dec 22nd to Dec 25th (you are grinding Dir IV on the 24th), construct at 685 CP/min and get 1.6M Instant CP, which is 4.5M CP. At 5am Dec 25th you have 11,637,520 CP and buy the 5th Token Boost.

So Dec 25th to Dec 29th (you are grinding Dir V on the 28th), construct at 893 CP/min and get 2.5M Instant CP, which is 7.6M CP. At 5am Dec 29th you have 19,281,200 CP and buy the 6th Token Boost. 

So Dec 29th to Jan 2nd (you are grinding Dir VI on the 1st), construct at 1,110 CP/min and get 2.5M Instant CP, which is 8.8M CP. At 5am Jan 2nd you have 28,122,960 CP and buy the 7th Token Boost.

So Jan 2nd to Jan 7th (you are grinding Dir VII on the 6th), construct at 1,309 CP/min and get 2.5M Instant CP, which is 11.9M CP. At 5am Jan 7th you have 40,047,760 CP and buy the 8th Token Boost.

So Jan 7th to Jan 13th you construct at 1,517 CP/min and get 2.5M Instant CP, which is 15.6M CP. At 5am Jan 13th you will have over 55.6M CP, but only need 51.3M CP and finished the PR early morning Sat Jan 11th (roughly 5am-ish)

 

So there is some room for slippage. Note, if you want to add in a doubloon boost, you will need to buy it before Jan 6th to have it do CP/min. After Jan 6th, Dub boosts only give Instant CP.

 

If you buy the first doubloon boost before the CP construction starts Mon, Dec 16th and grind through Dir V to get the 6th Token boost, you will also finish Sat, Jan 11th-ish, so you do not have to do Directives VI & VII. 

 

Maybe tomorrow for more calcs.

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