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French Destroyers Event: the Full Guide

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Want to know how to get early access to the French destroyers? We'll tell you all about the new game event’s rules!


Read it on the portal

 

And just in case anyone missed the quick facts at the top: 

 

Quick Facts: 

  • A total of 42 missions across four Directives.
  • Main reward is Premium French destroyer V Siroco and her permanent camouflage.
  • Get French Destroyers containers through Directive missions, daily missions, daily shipments, and lastly, by watching official World of Warship streams.
  • These containers have a chance of dropping combat missions with the reward of early access to Tier V–VIII French destroyers.
  • With the release of Update 0.8.7, Tier II–VIII French destroyers will become available to research in the Tech Tree.
  • Tier IX and X destroyers will join them with the release of 0.8.8.
  • Obtain more resources, including the new event resource “Republic Tokens”, with your first win with select ships during Version 0.8.6.
  • Trade in Republic Tokens and doubloons in the Armory for the chance to obtain early access to French destroyer IX Mogador with the French Navy permanent camouflage.
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Without reading:

  • it's going to be rather grindy
  • there will be directives, and they are harshly time-gated.
  • the big reward is going to be a mid-tier ship that is rather meh.
  • there will be time-limited tokens with rather limited useful usage, apart from the "big reward"
  • there will be tokens available in premium containers which are filled with stuff no-one really wants to bloat the price, also because regular play won't give you enough tokens for the "big reward".
  • the tokens will ONLY be available in said containers.
  • there will be an RNG-infested part in it where you can "win" big, but the chance of winning big is rather abysmal.
  • a collection as a "herring" to lure people with an interest in history in.

 

Now I'm going to read it.

 

EDIT: rather accurate prediction. No collection, but I didn't expect the snowflake-mechanic.


 

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WG when announcing the NTC: "We noticed people like to play the low and middle tiers, so here's your chance to experience the grind again!"

 

WG when releasing a new line: "Here, pay money to have a chance at skipping the low and middle tiers grind!"

 

 

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@The_EURL_Guy why delaying them over 3 patches this time? even delaying a line over 2 was a bit of a stretch but over 3 patches is kinda pointless.

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4 minutes ago, Mr_Snoww said:

@The_EURL_Guy why delaying them over 3 patches this time? even delaying a line over 2 was a bit of a stretch but over 3 patches is kinda pointless.

Kléber and Moghador aren't balanced yet + how could they otherwise offer a 30k doubloon sink.

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I can't even be bothered to read these walls of text, promising walls of grind for walls of special tokens to obtain weird ships. I'm burned out on all these 'special' events.

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@MrFingers Collection is the next update, so you weren't far off. (https://forum.worldofwarships.eu/topic/120883-st-french-destroyers-part-2-new-unique-commander-and-collection/). 

 

3 minutes ago, Aotearas said:

WG NTC argument: "We noticed people like to play the low and middle tiers, so here's your chance to experience the grind again!"

WG when releasing a new line: "Here, pay money to have a chance at skipping the low and middle tiers grind!"

 

They did seem to have two sets of people looking at the snowflakes; one set saw the popularity of that and implemented a similar thing with the Symbols of France and the other set decided (or decided to claim) the snowflakes meant people wanted to grind again, with the Development Bulletin for the former and the forum post for the NTC both being the same day.

 

Myself I am annoyed about the random-bundles being 1000 doubloons rather than the 500 doubloons they were on the PTS. I had given Wargaming some credit that 30*500 doubloons was cheaper than a 25 pack of containers, so they had set a lower maximum for how much people could spend in the same ways as bookmakers and casinos can. But as Wargaming have doubled the price of those bundles it does seem I gave them too much credit.

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ok frenchies looking nice but WHAT ABOUT THE GREEEK BATTLESHIPS OF WW I we r asking for so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wake up ffs.............

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2 hours ago, Europizza said:

I can't even be bothered to read these walls of text, promising walls of grind for walls of special tokens to obtain weird ships. I'm burned out on all these 'special' events.

We once were satisfied to have a x3 XP weekend in WoT once in a while...

 

And while I understand that WG is a company that needs to earn money and its holiday season, so new content may keep players interested and plying, the current constant stream and chaining of events is a total turn off. So for one of the few times during my years with WG titels I deliberately chose to entirely skip the DD event and to fully ignore the fuel token grind.

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And considering the new ships, I really despise DDs that they are not DDs. Those ships have no role (apart of being CAs without citatadels). Zipping around and doing damage can be achieved in any other ship, which is one of the reasons why carriers are hated by the way. When in command of a BB or CA I don't need someone to deal damage for me. I need someone to fill a role I can't, usually scout.

 

Stealth has always been a critical element in gaming as it is either too strong or too weak (usually the former). And while I appreciate WG's efforts to create a new playstyle, stealthless DDs is just further dumbing down the game to a more point & click style of gameplay.

 

I can already imagine my inner outcry when the enemy team has a US or IJN top tier DD while our team has a French one.

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Can't wait to not get a single new ship from containers, just like from all preceding series since british battleships. Also, did i read it correctly: after purchasing 4 bundles i can spend 1000 units of premium currency up to 30 times for a 'lucky' dice roll? What a deal!

 

Are these first-win tokens acquired once per ship or do they reset daily?

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Another ridiculously long and draining grind I imagine as usual. 

Too bored of this;   i didnt go for the Benham, its just insane to grind it for free... (but hey, we got convenient containers  for those "few" extra tokens you still need)

Im not even bothered to get Hill....   AND I am a collector,  or was,   and a DD player. 

Why? well....  you are forced to play a dumb   game mode that  you hate for hours and hours if you want to get the free stuff, 

also I ve been just a little short to get the good stuff a few times... so Igive up from minute one to save me time.

Besides, french DDs dont interest me. I could always get them in the future if I wanted them.

enjoy the hype . 

 

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I just don't have time to keep up with these grinding campaigns. So it starts to bother me less and less and in result WG sees less of my money. Actually adding up AMAZING summer sales last time they got my money was.....last year's xmas whenever they sold year of premium for half price. To sum it up, as soon as i won't be able to be competitive due to missing key ships/commanders/other boosters which were hidden under special long grinds i will simply quit. So not every grind will keep players playing more and spend more...

 

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WG: "We want to incentivise players to play lower tiers"

8 hours ago, The_EURL_Guy said:

obtain early access to French destroyer IX Mogador 

:Smile_unsure:

 

When the Benham-grind is done i will ignore announcements and just play some rounds in Emden and Tenryu.

When the French boats become available i will level from Enseigne Gabolde up. T2/3 is too fun to skip :fish_aqua:

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So much useless intricacies to make this event so much more difficult than it should be.

 

You must do this for that to get this, but you can also do this, though you then have to do that to get A, with the chance to get B, but then you have to use that while doing this around this time. Because you can't yet do this when that is still going one, and you can't do such before doing so. 

 

And what can you get? A tier 5 premium ship or early access control of the silver T5 to 8 and a chance on the silver T9 if you paid cash. My D&D ruleguide isn't even THAT complicated.

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Vor 12 Stunden, Mr_Snoww sagte:

@The_EURL_Guy why delaying them over 3 patches this time? even delaying a line over 2 was a bit of a stretch but over 3 patches is kinda pointless.

Especially since they don't fit the carrier meta at all, with their lack of smoke. Synergy is just not in WG's vocabulary. Whenever there's a remotely competent CV in the game, they are just fodder.

 

Vor 12 Stunden, Europizza sagte:

I can't even be bothered to read these walls of text, promising walls of grind for walls of special tokens to obtain weird ships. I'm burned out on all these 'special' events.

Gonna give this one a miss as well.

 

Vor 10 Stunden, clocky sagte:

Let me guess. They are OP?!

If there is no carrier - big if - the high tier ones are basically uber-Khabas, from what I've seen on YT and the streams. As in, untouchable and OP in the hands of the skilled, but a way to quickly get dead for the casual players.

 

If I thought WG development people were more circumspect and sneaky, I'd suspect this might actually be a backhanded ploy to increase the approval of carriers among the non-carrier playing population... make us pray for a CV in the MM just so a) we  get some proper spotting and scouting and b) the French DDs get shut down.

 

Vor 6 Stunden, VIadoCro sagte:

When the Benham-grind is done i will ignore announcements and just play some rounds in Emden and Tenryu.

Enjoy your Tenryu against aircraft carriers.

 

But coming back to the actual news bulletin:

- it says

Zitat

The unusual properties of their hulls: their HP can be reduced to zero, just like the ships' ends.

I do not understand what this sentence means. Poor translation or writing. Please explain in detail these new and exciting alternative damage mechanics.

Zitat

One of the random bundles drops Tier IX French destroyer flag_France_1b45875fe2166c392a4b0801c9fanormal_578f4cb5e5bd1007d5df8ade07a8c4836IX Mogador with the French Navy permanent camouflage.

And there we have it. Why grind when you can pay? It's not as bad as I thought after they used the Gearing as a "placeholder" on the PTS, but very nearly so. Have fun with inexperienced teammates in Mogadors as the only DD on your flank and they won't even have smoke.

 

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Someone did the math, apparently it's cheaper to just FXP to T10 instead of buying up to 30 1000D lootboxes to get the Moghador. 

 

How incredibly BAD does one have to be to come up with such requirements, that they are more punishing that having no event at all? Like: seriously? It's like they all went to the Guy Verhofstadt School of Incompetence, and then graduated cum laude.

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6 minutes ago, MrFingers said:

apparently it's cheaper to just FXP to T10 instead of buying up to 30 1000D lootboxes to get the Moghador

but of course you might be lucky and get the DD already with one of the first boxes :Smile_hiding:

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Vor 33 Minuten, MrFingers sagte:

Someone did the math, apparently it's cheaper to just FXP to T10 instead of buying up to 30 1000D lootboxes to get the Moghador.

Yes but 1) you might get it much, much sooner and 2) even if you don't, the lootboxes contain all this other fantastic stuff that you would miss out on.

 

It's a baby version of the Santa scam.

 

Why stop now what they have been doing all the time?

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