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Euro Destroyers Part 1 - PTS directive preview

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Note that this is structure only, not the true magnitude of the tasks.
Ships T5 and up unless otherwise stated. Random, co-op and ranked unless otherwise stated.

Directive 1

In X battles, join top 5 by experience received 

Earn X number of credits 

Earn X number of ribbons

Earn X number of commander XP (also allows secenarios)

Earn fire, citadel or torpedo ribbons

Receive potential damage

EUROPE: Earn commander XP, lower amount, Euro ships of T8 plus (currently only Friesland)

In EU DD SMALAND: Spotting ribbons

In 1 battle, receive (an amount of potential damage) - Any T5, Random or Ranked only

Whole directive awards 4 containers; no containers in individual missions

 

DIRECTIVE 2

For FIVE Euro containers, finish any 5 of the following

Spot torpedoes

Earn base XP (also allows scenarios)

Get torpedo, bomb, incapacitation or citadel ribbons

Earn ship XP (also allows scenarios)

Earn, captured, assisted capture OR DEFENCE ribbons

Earn FXP (also allows scenarios)

EURO SHIPS T8-PLUS: Lower number of cap related ribbons

SMALAND ONLY: Earn a lower number of XP

IN ONE BATTLE: cause X amount of damage (Random, Ranked only)

 

DIRECTIVE 3

For SIX Euro containers, finish any 5 of the following

Destroy ships

Earn commander XP (also allows scenarios)

Get spotted, set on fire or incapacitation ribbons (an interesting combination)

Get secondary hits ribbons

Earn credits (allows scenarios)

Get main-battery hit ribbons

EURO SHIPS T8-PLUS: Get aircraft shootdowns

SMALAND ONLY: Smaller number of main battery hits

IN ONE BATTLE: Specified number of torp hits (random, ranked only)

 

DIRECTIVE 4 (ranked battles ineligible, possibly because they will have stopped??)

For SEVEN Euro crates, do (most likely) five of the following:

Incapacitations ribbons (random, coop only)

Win battles (RANDOM OR SCENARIO ONLY, NOT COOP)

Get torpedo or citadel hits (Random, co-op only)

Earn ship XP (Random, coop, scenario) 

Do damage to ships (Random, coop) - 1 day premium time

Earn Base XP (Random, co-op, scenarios) - awards a slot

EURO SHIPS T8 PLUS: Cause a smaller amount of damage

SMALAND ONLY: Earn a smaller amount of base XP

IN ONE BATTLE: Earn an amount of Base XP (Randoms only)

 

Further commentary on structure of event pending.

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Thanks for posting. 

With the other changes coming in 0.9.2, not sure I care enough to bother, though.

 

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Is this like the advance info and planning folks did for the PR? Looks reasonable and then totally BOHICA? Sadly, we've learned to not trust what they put out in advance.

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15 minutes ago, FUBAR_4_sure said:

Is this like the advance info and planning folks did for the PR? Looks reasonable and then totally BOHICA? Sadly, we've learned to not trust what they put out in advance.

Get out.

British Cruisers 1 and 2 were fair and mild. PR was an aberration.

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Looks like  a Puerto Rico screwup if the required numbers on update get kicked into the stratosphere. The RN CA drop rate was a farce. I may pass on this.

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11 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Get out.

British Cruisers 1 and 2 were fair and mild. PR was an aberration.

You wot?

20 fires in a match?

I am still lying down, from the shock of it, trying to compose myself.

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11 minutes ago, GrandAdmiral_2016 said:

RN CA drop rate was a farce. I may pass on this.

I got two, same as I always do. What were you expecting, for all four to drop into your lap? Get knotted.

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5 minutes ago, SidTheBlade said:

You wot?

20 fires in a match?

I am still lying down, from the shock of it, trying to compose myself.

You know you didn't have to do that mission to complete the directive as a whole, don't you?

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40 minutes ago, KilljoyCutter said:

With the other changes coming in 0.9.2, not sure I care enough to bother, though.

Agreed.  With the European Swedish destroyers coming online and the IFHE balance changes, there is going to be a lot to absorb and many changes to be made.

Really, really hoping WG provides a free captain respec across the board in light of these IFHE changes.

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Just now, Ace_04 said:

Agreed.  With the European Swedish destroyers coming online and the IFHE balance changes, there is going to be a lot to absorb and many changes to be made.

Really, really hoping WG provides a free captain respec across the board in light of these IFHE changes.

I'm actually looking at the core tier-based HE pen and armor plating issues. 

They threaten to make the game unplayable.

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12 minutes ago, SidTheBlade said:

You wot?

20 fires in a match?

I am still lying down, from the shock of it, trying to compose myself.

Than go for the 7 Captures, 15 Cits, 17 Destroyed and the 65K exp . The first three yo can do in C0-Op with a Fiji or a Leander pretty easly. The lost one run your scenarios and you will get there.

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23 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

You know you didn't have to do that mission to complete the directive as a whole, don't you?

I thought we had this discussion about OCD?   Addictions to...........  The "Stick" and the "Carrot" marketing antics designed to "trigger" such behaviors....  Now, some of us "just don't care anymore" and are exempt.  Others though.....???

Free stuff is free stuff so, who cares if we get another one or five ships or Captains.   Only the OCD players and whales actually do because they buy or play till they drop...........they don't even ask because this is what they "do".  Pretty scary stuff that thought..

Thanks for your nicely done scouting.....!!! 

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50 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

British Cruisers 1 and 2 were fair and mild. PR was an aberration.

Let's hope so.

 

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Thanks for the info.  Actually looking forward to European DD's.  British CA's have been somewhat meh (not much of a cruiser main myself).

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1 hour ago, Asym_KS said:

thought we had this discussion about OCD

If it affects people that badly they need to be in therapy, and it is neither Wargaming's fault that they aren't nor Wargaming's responsibility to get it to them.

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Is (was on PTS) 4 containers per directive?

Tasks seem pretty straight forward.

Have to wait for magnitudes and rewards.

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3 hours ago, Asym_KS said:

I thought we had this discussion about OCD?   Addictions to...........  The "Stick" and the "Carrot" marketing antics designed to "trigger" such behaviors....  Now, some of us "just don't care anymore" and are exempt.  Others though.....???

Free stuff is free stuff so, who cares if we get another one or five ships or Captains.   Only the OCD players and whales actually do because they buy or play till they drop...........they don't even ask because this is what they "do".  Pretty scary stuff that thought..

Thanks for your nicely done scouting.....!!! 

The PR missions were actually good for me.  I saw no way to do it, so I didn't feel I had to try.  It was actually quite a relief over the holidays.

 

1 hour ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

If it affects people that badly they need to be in therapy, and it is neither Wargaming's fault that they aren't nor Wargaming's responsibility to get it to them.

Preying on a group of players that might have some form of behavioural addiction is still not the proper way to run things.  Those players/people often manage themselves quite well, but some things can still trigger the obsession.  It would be good if they didn't have to avoid all things fun because someone might take advantage of their situation for personal gain.  If a business relies on this type of tactic and cannot produce a profit without it, then there is something wrong with the business model.

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2 hours ago, Murcc said:

Preying on a group of players

You are implying deliberate and malicious intent here, and this is the sort of thing that can land you in legal trouble.

What you want to do will screw everyone else over in order to protect this small minority.

YOU CANNOT TURN THE WORLD INTO A PROTECTED PSYCHIATRIC WARD.

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6 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

I got two, same as I always do. What were you expecting, for all four to drop into your lap? Get knotted.

The plural of anecdote is not data.

I received none. Many others reported receiving zero.

Fact of the matter is we don't know what the drop rate was because the plural of anecdote is not data.

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5 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

I got two, same as I always do. What were you expecting, for all four to drop into your lap? Get knotted.

I was expecting at least two, like I have on other occasions,  and got only the T5, which puts me out 1,000 doubloons for a permacammo for Devonshire. 

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IIRC every time we've had this tech tree ships in a crate drop thingy I've wound up with only the T5. Just do it the old way, give us the lowest tier ship and let us figure it out from there. Perhaps have directives aimed specifically at the boats such that by the time you have finished them you have got the next one.  This would mean the first couple would be shortish but better than this open an infinite number of crates and basically get sod all.

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3 hours ago, CrownoftheFleet said:

The plural of anecdote is not data.

I received none. Many others reported receiving zero.

Fact of the matter is we don't know what the drop rate was because the plural of anecdote is not data.

I got four. Apparently, I always drop well. 

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4 hours ago, CrownoftheFleet said:

The plural of anecdote is not data.

I received none. Many others reported receiving zero.

Fact of the matter is we don't know what the drop rate was because the plural of anecdote is not data.

Players who received none are far more likely to complain than those who received one or more.  Every single event with early access there are players complaining that they didn't get any of the early access ships.  Are the rates similar?  I don't know.  I got the Tier V and Tier VI, as I usually do, although with the Italians I also got the Tier VII. 

And FYI, your "I received none. Many others reported receiving zero." is still anecdotal.  To know if the rate was different we'd need a statistically significant number of random samples from each event and then compare the rates of ship acquisition.  

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2 minutes ago, Helstrem said:

And FYI, your "I received none. Many others reported receiving zero." is still anecdotal.  To know if the rate was different we'd need a statistically significant number of random samples from each event and then compare the rates of ship acquisition.  

Yeah, no kidding that's why the last line of my post is literally this:

"Fact of the matter is we don't know what the drop rate was because the plural of anecdote is not data. "

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