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I opened my 4 free Santa's Gift boxes and ground out my 21x T10s in coop. Here are the results:

  • 10k Free XP (3x)
  • 50x Equal Speed Charlie London (2x)
  • 300 Doubloons (2x)
  • 4x New Year Streamer Camo (2x)
  • 50x Papa Papa Signal (4x)
  • 50x Zulu Hotel Signal (2x)
  • 50x Zulu Signal (4x)
  • 2500 Coal (3x)
  • 4x Frosty Fir Tree Camo (3x)

Assuming these are the same as the 'Santa's Gift' boxes you can buy, they're not really worth the price. I'll gladly take the coal, free XP and the few doubloons I got but I'm glad I didn't have to pay for these.

 

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I agree that the boxes are only borderline values.  For fun I decided to get eight mega boxes and received:

  • 20 Frosty Fir Camo
  • 5 Asian Lantern Camo
  • 60 Hydra signals (2x)
  • 8000 Doubloons (4x)

The Doubloons made the purchase a good value for me as the regular price of those doubloons was almost identical to the $33.99 I paid for the eight boxes.  The additional camos and signals were a nice throw-in.  Fortunately, I was not looking for a ship (I have all the ships I am interested in so far), so I was not disappointed.  I am not going to buy any more boxes, however.  The money already spent was enough fun for me.  

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Remember back in the day when Santa crates gave a really good chance of scoring a new premium ship or other high end goodies? 

Yeah, those were the days. As a general rule, I just don't ever get excited over crates anymore. They're all horrid. Still, a bunch of tier 10 ships means a bunch of free crates ... but if all you get is junk, then wouldn't steel snowflake rewards like last year be better?

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4 free boxes + 30 T-X snowflakes and 1 shipbuilding container gave me this:

1 Marblehead Lima (yeah, I know right?!)

30 days premium 

3,100 doubs (10x300 from Santa, 100 from ship building)

5,000 coal (2x2,500)

50,000 free XP (5x10,000)

29 Frosted Fir (aren't we done with these yet? 7x4 from santa, 1 from ship building)

4 New Years Streamer 

50 Zulu Hotel 

100 Zulu 2x50 from santa

50 Equal Speed Charlie London

150 Papa Papa 3x50 from santa

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I really feel like you need to buy a crap ton of boxes x100+ mega to obtain the rare ships.

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3 hours ago, h9k_a said:

4 free boxes + 30 T-X snowflakes and 1 shipbuilding container gave me this:

1 Marblehead Lima (yeah, I know right?!)

30 days premium 

3,100 doubs (10x300 from Santa, 100 from ship building)

5,000 coal (2x2,500)

50,000 free XP (5x10,000)

29 Frosted Fir (aren't we done with these yet? 7x4 from santa, 1 from ship building)

4 New Years Streamer 

50 Zulu Hotel 

100 Zulu 2x50 from santa

50 Equal Speed Charlie London

150 Papa Papa 3x50 from santa

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Not even mediocre

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28 crates

15000 coal  (6)

 50 eqcl

200 zulu, (4)

100  zulu hotel (2)

300 papa papa  (6)

30 day

12 frosty fir   (3)

8 new year  (2)

600 gold (2)

10k fxp 

base crate probably has very low   chance for ships.     not complaining too much though.  

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I've opened 13 Santa's Gifts between my two accounts and the press account:

  • 2x 300 Doubloons
  • 10,000 FXP
  • 6x 50 Econ signals
  • 4x 4 Camos

Not bad. 

On the press account which has a beelion Doubloons, I bought the three Doubloon Boosts in the Dockyard and got this:

  • 1x Santa's Big Gift -> SC -> Missouri  (the account has almost all ships)
  • 4x Santa's Mega Gift
    • 2x 20 camo
    • 1x 30 special signal
    • 1x 12,500 Coal
  • 8x Gift (4th Anniv) - all 5 special signal

Again the Big Gifts have the best drop rate.

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10 minutes ago, centarina said:

base crate probably has very low   chance for ships.     not complaining too much though.  

I agree, free is good so no complaints from me. My results have been the same as most everyone else here, signals and camos, all totally forgettable. I would caution anyone from actually buying these crates UNLESS they want those frosty fir camos and some signal flags for their money. Do not expect to see a ship, most especially the "rare", higher tier boats as you will be disappointed. 

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This is pretty bad ratio  on account of containers. Kind of why I won't cave into buying loot boxes. I'll just grab a whole AAA game intead.

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4 Free Santa's gift boxes:  50 Papa Papa, 2500 Coal, 50 Zulu Hotel, 50 Papa Papa

Thanks Santa Wargaming!

 

And later on with the doubloons I had on hand, I got

1 Santa's Mega Gift = 30 Ouroboros

1 Santa's Big Gift = 15 Ouroboros

1 Santa's Gift = 2,500 Coal 

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I received 6 free Santa crates today, the first 4 plus 2 more for my Tier 10's (Montana and Gearing). I recieved:

50x Zulu flags

3 x 4 Frosty Fir camo

300 Doubloons

Dunkerque. Wasn't expecting a ship from one of these crates, and lo and behold I got one. It was a re-roll as it dropped from a Super Container. Thanks for the freebie WG!

 

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  I got a Lazo out of one of the freebies.  (either the 2x, or from the dockyard- can't remember which.)

 And a 20-pak of the small boxes got me a Yudachi.

  The rest was the usual goodies, 1 use items and resources.  A fair number of doubloons, too.

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1 hour ago, Diesel_Thunder said:

I received 6 free Santa crates today, the first 4 plus 2 more for my Tier 10's (Montana and Gearing). I recieved:

50x Zulu flags

3 x 4 Frosty Fir camo

300 Doubloons

Dunkerque. Wasn't expecting a ship from one of these crates, and lo and behold I got one. It was a re-roll as it dropped from a Super Container. Thanks for the freebie WG!

 

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That’s quite a nice ship, was able to use it as a rental not too long ago which was nice as an had gotten a unique perma camo for it a while back and finally got to use it a little bit. You are lucky to have gotten a fine ship out of a crate.

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I've opened 30x snowflake santa's gift from 30 of my T10 ships, got ZERO premium ship in them, all camos and signals junk i could care less about, gotten total of 1200 doubloons.  last year T10 snowflakes were much better with steel reward.

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I did get  two ships from snowflakes, the Hill and Sciro(sp?) Doubtful I will play them but ships do drop from snowflakes.

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One of the two I received gave me 10k FXP.  All the other crates I've opened so far, nothing but paint.  

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18 hours ago, Lert said:

Assuming these are the same as the 'Santa's Gift' boxes you can buy, they're not really worth the price. I'll gladly take the coal, free XP and the few doubloons I got but I'm glad I didn't have to pay for these.

 

Well technically you "paid" via the time spent to knock off the snowflakes on each T10 :Smile_teethhappy:.

I got similar results to you with mine, in fact the exact same amount of dubs and coal from one less container. The last two years I made a killing with the low end gifts getting almost all of the T6 premiums.

This year I decided to only buy the top tier gifts, the 20 I got last night weren't that bad based on the investment of roughly USD$50.

Got three ships - Unitis, Kii and Ashitaka.

Got enough dubs to do the first boost on PR and with the gift earned from doing this I got the Yahagi.

Bit the bullet and bought the Goriza too, just to get those couple of missions knocked out of the way early. She seems a fun ship so no regrets in getting her, first sail 4 kills , but it seems that the PR stats got screwed somehow.

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Knowing that each year WG ups the price of Mega Containers and reduces the probability of getting a rare ship, I usually watch YouTube videos before purchasing.  I watched 2 videos this morning of CCs opening a number of Mega Containers.  The first CC got 6 Premium Ships out of 20 containers.  The second got a ship within his first 2 containers - the USS MISSOURI! 

Ya think its possible that WG is using CCs to mislead players about the probability of getting ships in these containers?

 

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20 hours ago, Lert said:

Assuming these are the same as the 'Santa's Gift' boxes you can buy, they're not really worth the price. I'll gladly take the coal, free XP and the few doubloons I got but I'm glad I didn't have to pay for these.

Grats on coal, I did not even get that.  Moving from steel to these worthless gifts was quite disappointing.  T10 snowflakes was something desirable that people considered getting the ships for.  Now you get 4x expandable camos for T10, how wonderful.

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13 minutes ago, Ramsalot said:

Grats on coal, I did not even get that.  Moving from steel to these worthless gifts was quite disappointing.  T10 snowflakes was something desirable that people considered getting the ships for.  Now you get 4x expandable camos for T10, how wonderful.

That was my take as soon it was announced that the T10 rewards would be containers.  When I saw the contents of the regular gifts I was let down more.  I'm not sure how WG figured we would all be good with getting mediocre gift containers for T10 ships when we get steel for T8 ships.  Seems like another mis-calculation in this holiday event.  Even so, I'm going to play the T8 and T9 ships, get my steel and end up with either the Somers or Stalingrad when the Dec 6 ship coupon renews.

I'll also have more than enough coal for another ship in the next couple of weeks.  I have all of the coal ships I want that are on offer at this point so I'll hold it until the next desirable coal ship is offered.  If I get enough for a ship and the Lutjens commander, I'll pick him up too.  An almost obscene amount for a commander but I'm not going to let the coal just sit there when the commander can be on a ship.

All-in-all that's good enough and I'm relatively happy with what I'll end up with.

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disgusting, when you consider last year this would have been 2700 steel.

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I ended up buying 20 regulars (no ships) and then 7 tier X snowflakes (no ships), 28 bigs (6 ships) and 8 Megas (1 ship) ranging from tier V to tier VIII, RNG liked me this year.  For me, the best value was the big gifts, ended up with my money's worth in premium ships plus flags/dubloons/etc. 

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