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WG, this is false advertising to get people money! Fraud. Makarov...short list...what a [edited]!

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As the Wargaming apologists would say: "They have a right to make money".

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"Chance to get 1 of 107 premium ships*"

 


"*If you already have the shortlisted ships and the box rerolls, if not, enjoy your Makarov suckers."

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3 minutes ago, Fatalimpulse said:

"Chance to get 1 of 107 premium ships*"

 


"*If you already have the shortlisted ships and the box rerolls, if not, enjoy your Makarov suckers."

Well, they're not wrong.

 

Makarov is 1 of the 107 premiums ships.  

 

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Release excitement news of how to obtain PR----oh wait, its not about the PR, its about the Genova 

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Release exciting news about Santa Crates to get ships---oh wait, its about getting those X ships that are disappearing from future circulation this year, not elaborating about having to ramp up from shortlist that rerolls a certain checklist and not all ships have equal chance of dropping.  

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The short-list thing isn't new, been like this for a couple of years. I always told, and still do, my clan mates they should straight up buy tier 5 and 6 ships as they come during the year as that will improve their chances of getting better rolls come Christmas time and these are fairly cheap as well. Always good to wait a bit to see what the short-list ships are when the crates drop, then you can just buy those ships for dubs or in the web-store and voilá you get transferred to the true random-roll super-containers. One has to read the "fine print" and dwell on how they word it, like for example what it says about getting rare ships 'The containers have specific chances to drop rare ships'. Specific chances, basically a chance outside the regular parameters as chances go. I was not surprised at all by this years event, I expected this going in as it's been so before. Just prepare beforehand and you can increase your chances of getting the ships you want. Also, while it is never a 100% certainty, getting the 20-packs in my experience since they first started doing containers for some reason gives you a better chance than just getting single crates or lower number crates. One could of course speculate of they load the 20-packs with a better chance but you can never prove it. I've also had 20-packs with out a single ship, but I can count that on one hand. Since they started I've found getting the big crates is the most bang for buck, and I've more frequently gotten 2-4 ships on a 20-pack over the years.

In the end the whole system is designed so you will spend money and more money than you actually felt you wanted to, to get what you wanted. It's the beauty of capitalism.

 

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56 minutes ago, SoothingWhaleSongEU said:

The irony is it looks like exactly these same mechanics specifically mentioned in previous years 2016 Christmas Box  and 2017 Christmas Box.

But not from 2018 Loot Box onwards.

But there were less preminum ships

 

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1 hour ago, SoothingWhaleSongEU said:

The irony is it looks like exactly these same mechanics specifically mentioned in previous years 2016 Christmas Box  and 2017 Christmas Box.

But not from 2018 Loot Box onwards.

It's almost as if they figured out that more would sell if you deliberately hide the mechanic and the only thing that alludes that nothing has changed at the current moment is the plural form used on the word "chance."

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It's important to point out that next year, ships flag_Russia_6ce701e1c2f2ac3909a68a0a7b23premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192IV Imperator Nikolai I, flag_Russia_6ce701e1c2f2ac3909a68a0a7b23premium_9ffc494df739f989c98f2dd3a4e40887V Gremyashchy, flag_Japan_740b57e1da9b5d3fe46b61e09e3dcpremium_9ffc494df739f989c98f2dd3a4e40887V Fūjin, flag_Italy_206c77d5bf356559100ac3e95fdb7premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192V Giulio Cesare, and flag_Japan_740b57e1da9b5d3fe46b61e09e3dcpremium_9ffc494df739f989c98f2dd3a4e40887V Kamikaze will not be included in Santa's containers. Don't miss your chance to get rare Premium ships!

It's almost as if they also figured out that announcing these ships won't return for next year's Santa crates, without also announcing what they intend to do with them, would drive up sales even more.

Hmmm. Almost...

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