[WoWS PSA] An apology for poor event presentation and a bit of spreadsheet (on the Puerto Rico fiasco)

Source: Forums

Hello commanders,

In addition to my personal apology and a few replies in different threads, here is our official update on Puerto Rico situation.

Following yesterday’s global release of the update, we wanted to say a few words about our New Year activities. We know that many of you are upset (to put it mildly) about the Puerto Rico event.

In hindsight, it is clear that our communication about this event was rather poor and as a result we created an expectation that the ship was going to be more accessible to the general player base – we own that. Only hardcore players with a fair number of special signals and camouflages can be reasonably expected to obtain Puerto Rico entirely for free.

Of course, this affects many of you, because most of the players do not sustain that level of activity. Please accept our sincerest apologies: we failed to communicate the degree of dedication required and as a result, for some of you, ruined the Christmas spirit of the whole update.

This is an extremely grindy event. We know this; there is no denying the fact that this part of our NY update was designed with relatively small group of players in mind. And this is the exact reason why this New Year we decided to offer not one, but two premium ships to cater to different degree of activity and dedication: Puerto Rico and Gorizia. But again, we fully admit that we failed to make it clear from the start, which raised people’s expectations. Simply put, Gorizia should have been given much more attention in presentation and organization of this event.

We still believe that this event offers everyone a wide selection of different activities, bonuses and items: a tier VII premium ship, four researchable tier VI ships, Premium time, Coal, Steel and Santa’s Gift containers for Snowflakes, Directives, Shipyard stages rewards and Daily Shipments as well as Clan Brawls and Ranked Sprint rewards.

We have seen that some of you made calculations for this Puerto Rico event to better understand its requirements. We really appreciate your efforts to help the community. But due to some rounded numbers in our client they are not entirely accurate, so we want to share our core calculations on how to get Puerto Rico. We absolutely understand that these will not turn the grind for PR into easy one, but still believe it’s important to have precise and clear information available.

If you decide to go for it and get Puerto Rico for free, you should follow these guidelines:

  • The first directive should be completed before building commences;

  • Directives 2 – 5 should be completed within 3 days of the directive’s opening;

  • The sixth directive should be completed within four days of the directive’s opening;

  • The final directive should be completed at the latest 24 hours before the overall event ends;

  • You must finish 20 Daily Missions and collect all rewards from Daily Shipments;

  • And spend your tokens as soon as possible.

If you are planning to buy one premium booster:

  • The first directive should be complete before building commences;

  • Directives 2 – 4 should be completed within 3 days of the directive’s opening;

  • Directive 5 should be completed within 6 days of the directive’s opening;

  • You should finish the first 15 Daily Missions and collect all rewards from Daily Shipments;

  • And spend your tokens as soon as possible.

If you are planning to buy two premium boosters:

  • The first directive should be completed within 5 days after the directive’s start;

  • Directives 2 – 3 should be completed within 6 days of finishing the previous one;

  • The fourth directive should be completed within 12 days of finishing the previous one;

  • You should finish the first 13 Daily Missions and collect all rewards from Daily Shipments;

  • And spend your tokens as soon as possible.

If you are planning to buy three premium boosters:

  • The first directive should be completed within 7 days after the directive’s start;

  • The second directive should be completed within 7 days of finishing the previous one;

  • The third directive should be completed within 14 days of finishing the previous one;

  • You should collect all rewards from Daily Shipments;

  • You don’t need tokens from Daily Missions at all (they will only give you an additional boost);

  • And be sure to spend your tokens as soon as possible.

You can find a table with numbers on all 4 scenarios here (that’s a shortened Google Drive link). Again, this information is not intended to sugar coat the PR part of the NY event, but rather to give precise information on how the progress, in fact, works.

7 thoughts on “[WoWS PSA] An apology for poor event presentation and a bit of spreadsheet (on the Puerto Rico fiasco)

  1. TL:DR: Even though we marketed the crap out of the PR, even putting it on the load in screen, designed a ‘watch the construction feature’, and developed a very in-depth plan on acquisition, … all of that really wasn’t for 98% of the players. Sorry you didn’t understand that. Btw, buy the booster packs and grind, grind, grind, and when you don’t finish, just buy the ship at the end when you fail. Oh, sorry! Later, suckers!

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  2. …if your game bonuses require a spreadsheet… – you are doing it wrong.
    (the exception being EveOnline….. those/we love our sheets :p)

    Here is the fiasco in a video format. He brakes it down with the original menus.

    Simply put: you have to grind every minute to make it in time and it is still a lot luck required.

    Wot players were fairly lucky with the Renegade missions i think.
    Within a weekend you could at least gather 50% and the rest until the next week(ends) end.
    Got mine free, despite mission 8 9 10 being rather thick, and had time to spare (all on the side).

    Wows people have to hunt those missions with no alternatives.
    Not just earn XP or ‘be a boss’ but : hope for RNG to drop HARD.

    Doesn’t sound like fun, does it?

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  3. I am hapoy that people went to the barricades for this grinding fiasko.

    It is time that Wargaming realises that players stopped being idiots.

    I did not even grind the WOT tank. When Wargaming artificialy inflates the cost of a tsnk at astronomic levels so that people who reach 50% discount still have to pay the “full price” of a typical premium tank then, I am not interested to participate to such “grinding orgies”.

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  4. The Renegade wasn’t all that hard compared to this; 50% was fairly easy to accomplish and you got a good Tier-VIII heavy for thirty-something U.S. dollars.

    Three-hundred bucks for a so-so Tier-X ship is insane; even if WG wants to argue that the rewards achieved in the grind justify the investment.

    Treating their community contributors like useful idiots also sucks…credibility is a non-renewable resource.

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