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Poll: Puerto Rico Grind

My plan for the Puerto Rico grind  

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  1. 1. I plan to do the following:

    • I will play as usual, not making extra effort for the grind
      160
    • I will grind and can do all the 7 directives
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    • I will grind, but cannot do all the 7 directives
      34
    • I will grind, and invest a few thousand doubloons to accelerate the building
      63
    • I will grind and buy Gorizia
      11
    • I will grind, buy Gorizia, and invest a few thousand doubloons
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This is the summary of the grind from Ensign Cthulhu of the NA forum.

 

 

 

Here is the outline of the 0.8.11 Christmas event for 2019, as derived from the Public Test Server.

 

There are some things which need to be said at the start.

1) The PTS has been reliable in the past with regard to what’s given out for missions and in some cases for directives as a whole. However, I can’t guarantee it.

2) Even if it’s accurate now, things might change when it goes live.

3) We’ve never had so many directives in one patch before, and I can’t say how long we’ll have to do each before the next is available. My WILD GUESS is that one will drop every 4 days, for 7 directives in 28 days.

4) This is a guide to completing the directives, not a navigation guide to the event as a whole.

5) The magnitude of all the tasks will only be known when things go live, but some forward planning is possible.

 

ALL directives require at least Tier 5 ships (T6 carriers, as CV doesn’t have T5 any more), and unless I state otherwise, T5 is sufficient.

Where I describe 2 modes, this means co-op and randoms only.

3 modes = Co-op, Random and Ranked.

4 modes includes scenarios (i.e. operations). This is almost always the case where credits or any form of XP (base, ship, commander, free) needs to be earned, so I will not repeat myself for every such task.

 

SO here we go.

Directive 1. Complete ANY SIX of the following missions, for 200 shipbuilding tokens. 3 modes in T5+ ships unless otherwise stated.

1. Get fire damage in CARRIERS or DESTROYERS only.

2. Score citadel hits, in BATTLESHIPS or CRUISERS only.

3. Get cap ribbons (captured, shared capture, defended).

4. Sink ships.

5. Tank damage. The number 2020 keeps coming up in the PTS directives, and my guess for this is 2.02… million damage tanked. 2 modes.

6. Earn credits in any ship.

7. to 10. Earn cash in BB, CV, Cruisers and Destroyers. For various reasons connected with the size of the prize in the PTS and previous experience, my guess for each of these grinds is 2.020 million.

11. In Italian premium T7 cruiser Gorizia, earn credits (probably a lot less than 2 million). More on this later.

12. In Gorizia, do a certain amount of damage to ships.

13. In Gorizia, earn base XP (gives a shipbuilding container).

 

Tasks 1 to 5 and tasks 11 and 12 reward shipbuilding containers, with collection items.

Remaining tasks not completed SHOULD be able to be finished while you work on subsequent directives. Therefore the important thing is to clear the minimum number of tasks ASAP to ensure progression.

Don't panic about the cash grinds. If you can get the first six tasks done, you proceed on to the next directive and these cash grind tasks will continue to be worked on. The same goes for any of the other "big" items in other directives. The other thing to remember about them is that they do not count service costs; if you make 180,000 credits at T10 and lose all of it in service fees, the game still records you has having earned 180,000 credits toward that mission.

 

DIRECTIVE 2. Complete any six of the following for 250 shipbuilding tokens.

All missions not specifying the Gorizia give a shipbuilding container.

1. Sink ships.

2. Get citadel hit, fire, flood and torpedo hit ribbons.

3. Cause X amount of damage to ships.

4. Tank damage (2 modes).

5. Earn base XP in any T5+ ship. My wild guess is between 12,000 and 28,000 BXP.

6. Get a certain number of any sort of ribbon (co-op and random only).

7. Earn ship XP.

8. Earn ship XP in carriers.

9. Earn ship XP in battleships.

10. Earn ship XP in cruisers.

11. Earn ship XP in destroyers.

12. Get citadel hits in Gorizia.

13. Get main battery hits of any kind in Gorizia (this task awards a shipbuilding container).

14. Earn a (probably smaller than above) certain amount of ship Xp in Gorizia.

15. Earn a certain amount of credits in Gorizia.

 

DIRECTIVE 3.  Complete FIVE of the following missions for 300 shipbuilding tokens, and also receive the Gorizia (with which you can then do her related missions in Directives 1 and 2). All of the individual missions award a shipbuilding container.

1. Get ship kills.

2. Get torpedo or citadel hits (Co-op and randoms only).

3. Get secondary battery hits (co-op and randoms only).

4. Earn ship XP.

5. Earn base XP in any ship type.

6. Earn base XP in carriers.

7. Earn base XP in battleships.

8. Earn base XP in cruisers.

9. Earn base XP in destroyers.

10. Kill ships in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

11. Earn credits in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

12. Deal out damage in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

13. Earn commander XP in Gorizia (probably a lesser number).

In the PTS, the Tier 6 premium destroyer Shinonome is used to stand in for the Gorizia.

 

DIRECTIVE 4.  Complete any five of the following for 300 shipbuilding tokens. In the PTS, there are NO shipbuilding containers in this directive.

1. Deal damage.

2. Earn base XP in any T5+ ships.

3. Earn base XP in Japanese ships.

4. Earn base XP in US ships.

5. Earn base XP in USSR ships.

6. Earn base XP in German ships.

7. Earn base XP in British ships.

8. Earn base XP in French ships.

9. Earn Base XP in Pan-Asian ships.

10. Earn base XP in Italian ships (if you have got this far, you will at least have the Gorizia).

11. Earn base XP in any one or more of Commonwealth, Pan-European (Blyskawica, Friesland) or Pan-American (i.e. Nueve de Julio) ships.

NOTES: You will need ships of at least two other nations plus the Italian cruiser you scored in Directive 3 in order to finish this directive. In the PTS, the BXP requirement for mission 11 was half that of the others, which makes me think this will be a lower-effort bypass task.

 

DIRECTIVE 5. Complete any 5 of the following for 300 Shipbuilding Tokens.

1. Earn money. Probably 2.020… million credits, based on deductions above.

2. Earn base XP in any T5+ ship.

3. Receive potential damage in Japanese, Italian, or Pan-American (Nueve) CRUISERS. 2 modes.

4. Score main battery hits with Japanese or French BATTLESHIPS. 2 modes.

5. Get fire or flood ribbons in Japanese or Pan-Asian DESTROYERS. 2 modes.

6. Get ship XP in any Tier 6-plus CARRIER.

7. Receive potential damage in US, German or Pan-Asian CRUISERS (2 modes).

8. Deal out damage in US, British or Italian BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn base XP in US, USSR (Soviet) or European (Blys, Friesland) DESTROYERS.

10. Earn base XP in Commonwealth ships (Haida, Perth).

Let’s be blunt about this one; if you don’t have a large and/or properly diversified fleet, your adventure ends here. Fortunately, it’s not too late to grind and have some eligible ships.

 

DIRECTIVE 6. Complete any 5 of the following for 300 shipbuilding tokens.

1. Earn credits (again, probably 2 million plus change).

2. Earn base XP.

3. Earn ship XP in USSR or British CRUISERS.

4. Get citadel hits in Soviet, Japanese or Italian BATTLESHIPS.

5. Get main gun hits in USSR, Pan-Asian or Pan-European DESTROYERS.

6. Get torpedo, bomb and rocket hits in any Tier 6+ CARRIER.

7. Get torpedo or citadel hits in German, Italian or Pan-Asian CRUISERS.

8. Get secondary armament hits in US or German BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn base XP in German or French DESTROYERS.

10. Earn base XP in Pan-American ships (i.e. Nueve de Julio).

 

DIRECTIVE SEVEN. Number not given, probably any of the following FIVE. 300 shipbuilding tokens.

With one exception (mission 10), this directive requires Tier 10 ships. (To say that I’m rather angry is to understate the matter.)

1. Earn credits in any Tier 10 ships (in 3 modes).

2. Earn ship XP in any T10 ships.

3. Earn ship XP in British or Italian Tier 10 CRUISERS.

4. Earn ship XP in British or American Tier 10 BATTLESHIPS.

5. Earn ship XP in British or Pan-Asian Tier 10 DESTROYERS.

6. Earn free XP in any Tier 10 CARRIER.

7. Earn free XP in Japanese or French T10 CRUISERS.

8. Earn Free XP in French and German T10 BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn Free XP in USSR or French T10 DESTROYERS.

10. Earn commander XP in any European ship, i.e. in Blyskawica or Friesland.

 

Wargaming formally warned us that only the hardiest and best would be able to complete all seven directives, and oh boy, were they ever right!!!

Anyone with time on their hands and at least one of every ship type at Tier 5 (T6 for carriers) should have no problem walking away from this with a Tier 7 premium ship, which has been the gold standard for the last three years. That part of it is likely to be easier than it’s ever been. The full event, though? That’s not possible unless you’ve been in the game long enough and played hard enough to get to the top in quite a few tech trees (or got some T10 ships for coal along the way). I can’t say to what extent it hampers the ability to get the Tier 10 Puerto Rico for free.

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Ok I got all ship types of all nations so i guess it wont be an issue, now seems we get Gorizia and Puerto Rico as  final prize that aint bad at all

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imho: as long as we don't know the numbers for the Live Server, we cannot judge how 'grindy' it will be. And for example we don't know how to get more shipbuilding tokens than those few for the directives

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I'll play normally as i do all the times. I don't have any tier 10s yet, only Amagi, Edinburgh and maybe i can get Bismarck before the patch drops; plus I have Georgia. I have ships of Japan, USN, UK, Russia, Germany, France, Italy and Pan-Asia (only Anshan); the only that i dont' have is Europe, Pan-America and Commowealth. I'll have to wait for the live server values tho.

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Well i’ll miss half of this grind and then will have to knock off snowflakes.

 

I will struggle to complete this.

I wonder how 12,000 doubloons would speed up the grind.

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Finally, my inability to stick with a single line or find a few favourite ships pays off as I have ships of every nation over tier 5! :Smile_veryhappy:

 

I may throw a couple of thousand doubloons in to accelerate progress if the live event is structured like it is on PT, otherwise I'll attempt to grind it from the directives. Biggest challenge I suspect I'll face is my tendency to get bored with a grind and move on to something else.

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2 minutes ago, kapnobathrac said:

Dont give a shyte m8

Eat more fibre and stay hydrated, it'll help it come out. :Smile_great:

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I'll not be in pursuit of this one. The ship itself is of minimal value to me as I don't play high tier cruisers if they don't have smoke.  Also I have a house guest at what will probably be the time when the Tier X missions kick in.  

 

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Well a free tier 10 was never going to be an easy grind (flashbacks to Benham grind) but I will probably put a bit of extra effort in at least in the first couple of weeks but closer to Christmas I won't have the time. So I won't bend over backwards but I will consider giving it a try. 

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Since I value my life/sanity over a few pixels in a video game, I'll just go on vacation like I planned, and upon my return play as if there were no event.

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i'll probably spend a few quid on the Gorzia and do the grind in my 2.5 weeks off, it'll make a change from working 9-9 oh wait...

(as hopefully you'll get dubloons as compo for already having the Gorz)

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14 minuti fa, lovelacebeer ha scritto:

Well a free tier 10 was never going to be an easy grind (flashbacks to Benham grind) but I will probably put a bit of extra effort in at least in the first couple of weeks but closer to Christmas I won't have the time. So I won't bend over backwards but I will consider giving it a try. 

I'll give it a try too; I hope that I can speed up the building enough to get it in time (don't care when, just before the end of the patch, as we already know). Tho we'll have to wait; they should announce the patch on the portal of Tuesday December 10th, and it should go live on Thursday December 12th. I'll also let you know when you'll be able to pre-download the update.

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Well, i probs wont be able to complete it, i do have ships from some nations and i can credit grind the ships i need from the other nations (ill just do them in co-op only).

 

only 1 tier ten, but it seems like i might have to get smolensk for the cruiser missions.

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Hard to say until this goes live, but with Christmas, going on holiday etc etc time will be very limited, and I really like The Alaska so if Puerto Rico is similar I’ll want it, so will more than likely speed up with doubloons :cap_yes:

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It's just not worth the time. I would have all the required ships, but why...i will play as usual and if i get the Gorizia....fine if not eh who cares it's just another T7. Also Puerto Rico does not seem so competitive anyway to replace a Stalin or Moskva.

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Just carry on as normal and see what happens.

If it looks like I'm getting close maybe play more......

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I don't have any Tier X ships. So I'm not really worried about how difficult it is to get this one (I suppose in terms of time it's no worse than going from Tier IX to X in Co-op). The idea is nice, the reward unnecessary - it would be better as a re-versioned Campaign for players to focus on skill building (build your skills, build a ship... see?)

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The tier 10 requirement for the last directive is ridiculous. And I bet they have also removed Operations from the completion options. 

 

WG you are a terrible company :Smile_facepalm:

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3 hours ago, Ocsimano18 said:

This is the summary of the grind from Ensign Cthulhu of the NA forum.

 

 

 

Here is the outline of the 0.8.11 Christmas event for 2019, as derived from the Public Test Server.

 

There are some things which need to be said at the start.

1) The PTS has been reliable in the past with regard to what’s given out for missions and in some cases for directives as a whole. However, I can’t guarantee it.

2) Even if it’s accurate now, things might change when it goes live.

3) We’ve never had so many directives in one patch before, and I can’t say how long we’ll have to do each before the next is available. My WILD GUESS is that one will drop every 4 days, for 7 directives in 28 days.

4) This is a guide to completing the directives, not a navigation guide to the event as a whole.

5) The magnitude of all the tasks will only be known when things go live, but some forward planning is possible.

 

ALL directives require at least Tier 5 ships (T6 carriers, as CV doesn’t have T5 any more), and unless I state otherwise, T5 is sufficient.

Where I describe 2 modes, this means co-op and randoms only.

3 modes = Co-op, Random and Ranked.

4 modes includes scenarios (i.e. operations). This is almost always the case where credits or any form of XP (base, ship, commander, free) needs to be earned, so I will not repeat myself for every such task.

 

SO here we go.

Directive 1. Complete ANY SIX of the following missions, for 200 shipbuilding tokens. 3 modes in T5+ ships unless otherwise stated.

1. Get fire damage in CARRIERS or DESTROYERS only.

2. Score citadel hits, in BATTLESHIPS or CRUISERS only.

3. Get cap ribbons (captured, shared capture, defended).

4. Sink ships.

5. Tank damage. The number 2020 keeps coming up in the PTS directives, and my guess for this is 2.02… million damage tanked. 2 modes.

6. Earn credits in any ship.

7. to 10. Earn cash in BB, CV, Cruisers and Destroyers. For various reasons connected with the size of the prize in the PTS and previous experience, my guess for each of these grinds is 2.020 million.

11. In Italian premium T7 cruiser Gorizia, earn credits (probably a lot less than 2 million). More on this later.

12. In Gorizia, do a certain amount of damage to ships.

13. In Gorizia, earn base XP (gives a shipbuilding container).

 

Tasks 1 to 5 and tasks 11 and 12 reward shipbuilding containers, with collection items.

Remaining tasks not completed SHOULD be able to be finished while you work on subsequent directives. Therefore the important thing is to clear the minimum number of tasks ASAP to ensure progression.

Don't panic about the cash grinds. If you can get the first six tasks done, you proceed on to the next directive and these cash grind tasks will continue to be worked on. The same goes for any of the other "big" items in other directives. The other thing to remember about them is that they do not count service costs; if you make 180,000 credits at T10 and lose all of it in service fees, the game still records you has having earned 180,000 credits toward that mission.

 

DIRECTIVE 2. Complete any six of the following for 250 shipbuilding tokens.

All missions not specifying the Gorizia give a shipbuilding container.

1. Sink ships.

2. Get citadel hit, fire, flood and torpedo hit ribbons.

3. Cause X amount of damage to ships.

4. Tank damage (2 modes).

5. Earn base XP in any T5+ ship. My wild guess is between 12,000 and 28,000 BXP.

6. Get a certain number of any sort of ribbon (co-op and random only).

7. Earn ship XP.

8. Earn ship XP in carriers.

9. Earn ship XP in battleships.

10. Earn ship XP in cruisers.

11. Earn ship XP in destroyers.

12. Get citadel hits in Gorizia.

13. Get main battery hits of any kind in Gorizia (this task awards a shipbuilding container).

14. Earn a (probably smaller than above) certain amount of ship Xp in Gorizia.

15. Earn a certain amount of credits in Gorizia.

 

DIRECTIVE 3.  Complete FIVE of the following missions for 300 shipbuilding tokens, and also receive the Gorizia (with which you can then do her related missions in Directives 1 and 2). All of the individual missions award a shipbuilding container.

1. Get ship kills.

2. Get torpedo or citadel hits (Co-op and randoms only).

3. Get secondary battery hits (co-op and randoms only).

4. Earn ship XP.

5. Earn base XP in any ship type.

6. Earn base XP in carriers.

7. Earn base XP in battleships.

8. Earn base XP in cruisers.

9. Earn base XP in destroyers.

10. Kill ships in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

11. Earn credits in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

12. Deal out damage in Gorizia (probably a lesser number)

13. Earn commander XP in Gorizia (probably a lesser number).

In the PTS, the Tier 6 premium destroyer Shinonome is used to stand in for the Gorizia.

 

DIRECTIVE 4.  Complete any five of the following for 300 shipbuilding tokens. In the PTS, there are NO shipbuilding containers in this directive.

1. Deal damage.

2. Earn base XP in any T5+ ships.

3. Earn base XP in Japanese ships.

4. Earn base XP in US ships.

5. Earn base XP in USSR ships.

6. Earn base XP in German ships.

7. Earn base XP in British ships.

8. Earn base XP in French ships.

9. Earn Base XP in Pan-Asian ships.

10. Earn base XP in Italian ships (if you have got this far, you will at least have the Gorizia).

11. Earn base XP in any one or more of Commonwealth, Pan-European (Blyskawica, Friesland) or Pan-American (i.e. Nueve de Julio) ships.

NOTES: You will need ships of at least two other nations plus the Italian cruiser you scored in Directive 3 in order to finish this directive. In the PTS, the BXP requirement for mission 11 was half that of the others, which makes me think this will be a lower-effort bypass task.

 

DIRECTIVE 5. Complete any 5 of the following for 300 Shipbuilding Tokens.

1. Earn money. Probably 2.020… million credits, based on deductions above.

2. Earn base XP in any T5+ ship.

3. Receive potential damage in Japanese, Italian, or Pan-American (Nueve) CRUISERS. 2 modes.

4. Score main battery hits with Japanese or French BATTLESHIPS. 2 modes.

5. Get fire or flood ribbons in Japanese or Pan-Asian DESTROYERS. 2 modes.

6. Get ship XP in any Tier 6-plus CARRIER.

7. Receive potential damage in US, German or Pan-Asian CRUISERS (2 modes).

8. Deal out damage in US, British or Italian BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn base XP in US, USSR (Soviet) or European (Blys, Friesland) DESTROYERS.

10. Earn base XP in Commonwealth ships (Haida, Perth).

Let’s be blunt about this one; if you don’t have a large and/or properly diversified fleet, your adventure ends here. Fortunately, it’s not too late to grind and have some eligible ships.

 

DIRECTIVE 6. Complete any 5 of the following for 300 shipbuilding tokens.

1. Earn credits (again, probably 2 million plus change).

2. Earn base XP.

3. Earn ship XP in USSR or British CRUISERS.

4. Get citadel hits in Soviet, Japanese or Italian BATTLESHIPS.

5. Get main gun hits in USSR, Pan-Asian or Pan-European DESTROYERS.

6. Get torpedo, bomb and rocket hits in any Tier 6+ CARRIER.

7. Get torpedo or citadel hits in German, Italian or Pan-Asian CRUISERS.

8. Get secondary armament hits in US or German BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn base XP in German or French DESTROYERS.

10. Earn base XP in Pan-American ships (i.e. Nueve de Julio).

 

DIRECTIVE SEVEN. Number not given, probably any of the following FIVE. 300 shipbuilding tokens.

With one exception (mission 10), this directive requires Tier 10 ships. (To say that I’m rather angry is to understate the matter.)

1. Earn credits in any Tier 10 ships (in 3 modes).

2. Earn ship XP in any T10 ships.

3. Earn ship XP in British or Italian Tier 10 CRUISERS.

4. Earn ship XP in British or American Tier 10 BATTLESHIPS.

5. Earn ship XP in British or Pan-Asian Tier 10 DESTROYERS.

6. Earn free XP in any Tier 10 CARRIER.

7. Earn free XP in Japanese or French T10 CRUISERS.

8. Earn Free XP in French and German T10 BATTLESHIPS.

9. Earn Free XP in USSR or French T10 DESTROYERS.

10. Earn commander XP in any European ship, i.e. in Blyskawica or Friesland.

 

Wargaming formally warned us that only the hardiest and best would be able to complete all seven directives, and oh boy, were they ever right!!!

Anyone with time on their hands and at least one of every ship type at Tier 5 (T6 for carriers) should have no problem walking away from this with a Tier 7 premium ship, which has been the gold standard for the last three years. That part of it is likely to be easier than it’s ever been. The full event, though? That’s not possible unless you’ve been in the game long enough and played hard enough to get to the top in quite a few tech trees (or got some T10 ships for coal along the way). I can’t say to what extent it hampers the ability to get the Tier 10 Puerto Rico for free.

Edited 16 hours ago by Ensign_Cthulhu
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I don’t think it’s particularly fair to restrict it to a tier AND nation combination tbh. That goes too far imo. Means that anyone who is relatively new and hasn’t gone down those particular lines loses out.

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