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I didn't know what a shortlist was. I was all excited about the Christmas containers and spent 40 dollars of my own money made from Baby sitting and cleaning because I thought I would get a high tier wonderful ship or even the Giulio Cesare. I did get free XP,,some flags and camo which are all nice but the 1 and only ship I got was the Makarov. Renamed German ship. Don't get me wrong the ship is playable with a good Captain but you really have to be hyper about your position and the mini map. It's exhausting to play her well. Lol. As in everything I should have done my research about this shortlist and saved my money. So lesson learned about economics I guess. Don't mean to bore you people but I just feel smooshed. Hope your containers carry better ships. 

Good Luck and please have a Merry Christmas.

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11 minutes ago, HeidiAngel said:

but the 1 and only ship I got was the Makarov

You were unlucky not to get two.

11 minutes ago, HeidiAngel said:

but you really have to be hyper about your position and the mini map. It's exhausting to play her well.

The flipside of that is that playing the Makarov and staying alive in her will make you a better cruiser player. Alternatively, take her to the Tier 6 operations. 

Short list or not, those who dropped one of the wonderful Banned-From-Sale ships without spending obscene amounts of cash were always going to be few and far between.

Whatever else I think about these crates, I have to agree with Little White Mouse when she says that anyone who hits the crates looking for a particular high-value ship is headed straight for a town called Disappointment.

If you want to play that game, you need to have been in WOWS for a LONG time and been picking up the premiums from the start, so that the game has no option but to feed you the good stuff.

 

This post (which I didn't write but sort of wish I had) makes quite clear what is necessary to "do well" out of these crates: a long-term plan and a careful combination of willingness to spend and the ability to stop doing so

 

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You had false high expectations and learned your lesson. You only buy RNG loot boxes if your filthy rich and have lots to spend. That is the only way  you will get the "good" prize. 

If i was filthy rich i would buy tons of boxes and get all the ships and have so many flags and camo's etc to last the whole year. You actually save money that way. 

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13 minutes ago, MackDye said:

You only buy RNG loot boxes if your filthy rich and have lots to spend.

Not quite true. Let me edit this statement for absolute truthfullness...

"You only buy RNG loot boxes if you want to reward WG for their underhanded business practices."

Ahhhh..... perfect.

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3 hours ago, HeidiAngel said:

I didn't know what a shortlist was. I was all excited about the Christmas containers and spent 40 dollars of my own money made from Baby sitting and cleaning because I thought I would get a high tier wonderful ship or even the Giulio Cesare. I did get free XP,,some flags and camo which are all nice but the 1 and only ship I got was the Makarov. Renamed German ship. Don't get me wrong the ship is playable with a good Captain but you really have to be hyper about your position and the mini map. It's exhausting to play her well. Lol. As in everything I should have done my research about this shortlist and saved my money. So lesson learned about economics I guess. Don't mean to bore you people but I just feel smooshed. Hope your containers carry better ships. 

Good Luck and please have a Merry Christmas.

Hey there Kiddo!  Haven't seen you in a bit, how's yer old Man?

Just wanted to say for the record for everyone here.

THIS young lady has handled this issue FAR better than 90% of the people who have been posting here about this since day one!

Those of you posting negative attitude towards her  and your snarky childish responses on her thread need to grow up.

@HeidiAngel  I hope you all have an awesome Christmas and if you see me out there respect your elders :cap_like:( don't sink (smoosh) me too fast ) 

Col Out

 

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1 hour ago, MackDye said:

You only buy RNG loot boxes if your filthy rich and have lots to spend.

I disagree.  You only buy these Santa crates *for a particular ship* if you have lots to spend.  The contents have considerable value -- more than the investment -- whether you get a ship or not.  Doubloons, Coal, special signals, etc. 

If you don't care about any of that stuff and care only about the ships, then you're in the wrong place. But that isn't news, or shouldn't be.

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1 minute ago, iDuckman said:

I disagree.  You only buy these Santa crates *for a particular ship* if you have lots to spend.  The contents have considerable value -- more than the investment -- whether you get a ship or not.  Doubloons, Coal, special signals, etc. 

If you don't care about any of that stuff and care only about the ships, then you're in the wrong place. But that isn't news, or shouldn't be.

For me it was pretty much this.  I place far more value in the xp flags/cammo for future RB grinds than most of the ship's on the list.  Even the super desirable ships aren't nearly as op as they once were.  I just wish there was a way to trade a ship back for another container if I'd rather have the flags/cammo.  

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10 minutes ago, HallaSnackbar said:

I just wish there was a way to trade a ship back for another container if I'd rather have the flags/cammo.

Well!  There's a unique, and healthy, opinion.  Hope you do well this Christmas.

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6 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Well!  There's a unique, and healthy, opinion.  Hope you do well this Christmas.

Ditto!

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51 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

I disagree.  You only buy these Santa crates *for a particular ship* if you have lots to spend.  The contents have considerable value -- more than the investment -- whether you get a ship or not.  Doubloons, Coal, special signals, etc. 

If you don't care about any of that stuff and care only about the ships, then you're in the wrong place. But that isn't news, or shouldn't be.

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25 minutes ago, Learux said:

If Hapa will let me I give her my Giulio Cesare.

Oh man, good for you.  It's become one of my favs.   Couldn't part with it.  

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3 hours ago, HeidiAngel said:

I didn't know what a shortlist was. I was all excited about the Christmas containers and spent 40 dollars of my own money made from Baby sitting and cleaning because I thought I would get a high tier wonderful ship or even the Giulio Cesare. I did get free XP,,some flags and camo which are all nice but the 1 and only ship I got was the Makarov. Renamed German ship. Don't get me wrong the ship is playable with a good Captain but you really have to be hyper about your position and the mini map. It's exhausting to play her well. Lol. As in everything I should have done my research about this shortlist and saved my money. So lesson learned about economics I guess. Don't mean to bore you people but I just feel smooshed. Hope your containers carry better ships. 

Good Luck and please have a Merry Christmas.

I would give you a +1 but used them all today. Best I can do is :cap_like:

You have the right attitude. Many of the older folks here could learn something from you.

Makarov is a decent ship but like all CL's it is cannon fodder for higher tier ships and ships with big guns. But, you have a nice earner there in that Premium and if you keep it that means you won't get it again.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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I am a little disappointed in some of these responses to an adolescent.  Especially from some of you who know better.  She is obviously smart and articulate.  Maybe this just goes to show you  two things:

1.  WG is negligent in the way they present things in  writing at times.  

2.  She is not old enough to gamble in any state, for a good reason. Why is this allowed on-line? 

 

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3 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

... anyone who hits the crates looking for a particular high-value ship is headed straight for a town called Disappointment.

Washington state, on the coast at the mouth of the Columbia River, right? It’s nice out there.

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12 minutes ago, Captain_Rawhide said:

She is not old enough to gamble in any state, for a good reason. Why is this allowed on-line? 

She spent her own money on something she (thought she) wanted.

One of the things we need to learn as youngsters is the feeling of disappointment when a purchase we made with our pocket-money doesn't work out as we expected. Isolating minors from the consequences of every mistake they make only has the effect of creating stunted adults who can't deal with adversity. I feel for her that it didn't work out the way she hoped, but she's got a premium ship, a bunch of flags and camos she can use to earn credits, free/captain XP, etc. etc... and a potential opportunity to take it all back if she really feels that much regret.

My advice to her is to make the best of what she got. You pay your money to put your hand in the lucky dip box, you are not always going to get the good toys. At age six, it's not our money we're spending. At age sixteen, it more likely is. By twenty-six, we need to be able to spend our money how we wish and take our lumps in consequence.

The reason she's not allowed inside a casino at her age is that she stands a good chance of losing her money without any sort of return at all. This way she at least gets some in-game stuff back. It's not a zero-return condition, and the fact that MOST containers are not going to cough up a ship is not exactly a secret.

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Not your fault OP , WG probably wouldn't have got caught out this time if they hadn't picked as a gatekeeper a ship that was only available on the RU server as a special event. Live and learn as they say. 

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7 hours ago, HeidiAngel said:

I didn't know what a shortlist was. I was all excited about the Christmas containers and spent 40 dollars of my own money made from Baby sitting and cleaning because I thought I would get a high tier wonderful ship or even the Giulio Cesare. I did get free XP,,some flags and camo which are all nice but the 1 and only ship I got was the Makarov. Renamed German ship. Don't get me wrong the ship is playable with a good Captain but you really have to be hyper about your position and the mini map. It's exhausting to play her well. Lol. As in everything I should have done my research about this shortlist and saved my money. So lesson learned about economics I guess. Don't mean to bore you people but I just feel smooshed. Hope your containers carry better ships. 

Good Luck and please have a Merry Christmas.

I have a similar but somewhat different story. I always bought loot boxes on WOT and did really well with them. I think last year I spent 100 bucks and Got 2 nice tier 8 tanks, several other tanks, a year of premium etc, overall a great haul! This year I decided to spend 80 bucks on WOWS expecting similar results, what a letdown!!! The results were not even comparable in the least. Now I know you are thinking thats its my fault and all that and I do accept blame. I went into the transaction without knowledge of the shortlist and with the vague expectation that I would get similar results from last years WOT purchase, boy did I learn my lesson!!!!!! I applied for a refund but this has left a very bad taste in my mouth, I feel that I have been deceived by WG because they didn't say anything about a shortlist, it appeared that I would have a shot at a nice ship. I will let you know if they actually give me a refund.

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5 minutes ago, Tovarich123 said:

I have a similar but somewhat different story. I always bought loot boxes on WOT and did really well with them. I think last year I spent 100 bucks and Got 2 nice tier 8 tanks, several other tanks, a year of premium etc, overall a great haul! This year I decided to spend 80 bucks on WOWS expecting similar results, what a letdown!!! The results were not even comparable in the least. Now I know you are thinking thats its my fault and all that and I do accept blame. I went into the transaction without knowledge of the shortlist and with the vague expectation that I would get similar results from last years WOT purchase, boy did I learn my lesson!!!!!! I applied for a refund but this has left a very bad taste in my mouth, I feel that I have been deceived by WG because they didn't say anything about a shortlist, it appeared that I would have a shot at a nice ship. I will let you know if they actually give me a refund.

Yep, Tanks' Holiday Ops always blows Warships out of the water as far as the purchasable crates go...you can get 75 for $100 and they even pay out 250 gold per box guaranteed along with one other random item, such as more gold, credits, tanks, premium time, permanent camos or commanders, plus the decorations you need for your tree and book collection (and no single-use flags or camos!).  Too bad I like the combat in Warships better than Tanks...if only they would switch their Santa crate system around so we got what Tanks gets instead...they even have a Chuck Norris commander this year! :cap_like:

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On 12/7/2020 at 11:55 AM, Col_Nasty said:

Hey there Kiddo!  Haven't seen you in a bit, how's yer old Man?

Just wanted to say for the record for everyone here.

THIS young lady has handled this issue FAR better than 90% of the people who have been posting here about this since day one!

Those of you posting negative attitude towards her  and your snarky childish responses on her thread need to grow up.

@HeidiAngel  I hope you all have an awesome Christmas and if you see me out there respect your elders :cap_like:( don't sink (smoosh) me too fast ) 

Col Out

 

Col. Glad to hear from you and your good words. The Forum for a month now won't load properly 95 percent of the time. Dad cleared the cache etc bu still won't help. He is ok btw. He downloaded Firefox and used a VPN [What that is I don't know] and then forum loaded correct so I got on here. If I see you in game I am sure I will be the one getting smooshed! You have a lot more experience than I do.

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On 12/7/2020 at 1:38 PM, Learux said:

If Hapa will let me I give her my Giulio Cesare.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Dad has one and He let me play it on his account. All I can say is Hail Cesare! I have killed some with my Konig but she is the best.

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27 minutes ago, HeidiAngel said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Dad has one and He let me play it on his account. All I can say is Hail Cesare! I have killed some with my Konig but she is the best.

This event is good for the new players with not a lot of ships in their port.. This year, the odds were generous... If your expectations are for a rare ship... Then, that is a little to high..

I think that the purpose of the event has been forgotten, with all the me me me me lately. Out of all the years I've followed the event, most of its participants have forgotten the true meaning/purpose of the Santa event,

Its been hard to watch it unfold... It is what it is.

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3 hours ago, Navalpride33 said:

This event is good for the new players with not a lot of ships in their port.. This year, the odds were generous... If your expectations are for a rare ship... Then, that is a little to high..

I think that the purpose of the event has been forgotten, with all the me me me me lately. Out of all the years I've followed the event, most of its participants have forgotten the true meaning/purpose of the Santa event,

Its been hard to watch it unfold... It is what it is.

all I want is a ship I don't have that is actually playable

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