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So we completed the grind while spending no money on it.

 

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This grind has been the most intense grind I have done in any game. It has also been the most unfun grind I have ever done in a game. As per hours; 180 or more, I stopped counting around 157hrs.

 

Originally I was not gonna even make the attempt because well I was upset about how obvious this whole event was as a cash grab, but I'm a stubborn one and never wish to concede defeat to anyone.

 

In the future wargaming can we please look at a calendar and be less punishing when designing these events. 

 

Truth be told I would probably be less upset if the ship was better. Like Stalingrad level of awesome rather then what it is. Personally I think the PR should have been a coal ship with the Smolensk being a grind ship, but what do I know.

 

 

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I'm sorry to say, but by grinding the event you voted for future similar events.

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Just now, DEADSNAKE2 said:

Good job, now go give your doctor a visit

Have an appointment with my cardiologist Monday. My legs have been feeling like crap from this event.

 

7 minutes ago, rvfharrier said:

Great, now you've let WG know they made the directives too easy. Good job!

Ummm 77 others have unlocked this on the EU.

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Fact is I was lucky to save up a bunch of signals without that i would still be grinding. It was not easy it was meant to be hard to force players to spend money if they wanted this sub-par ship.

 

8 minutes ago, Ocsimano18 said:

I'm sorry to say, but by grinding the event you voted for future similar events.

I see your point, however, I do not agree with it. Wg got a ton of heat for this and when I was looking at all the directives I knew it could be done, but it would be a nightmare for a majority of the community. I don't mind grind events. I do mind that lack of compassion and inability to check to see if an event directive starts of a family holiday like Christmas. Just because I choose to not play money for the PR doesn't mean Im encouraging WG to do anything. If history tells us anything WG doesn't listen to or pay attention to the Players concerns or needs so my contribution means very little in the grand scheme. Plus I saw it as a challenge and I love a challenge.

 

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24 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

So we completed the grind while spending no money on it.

We?

You and who else?

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2 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

We?

You and who else?

Just a figure of speech, though in hindsight I may have lost some sanity from this grind and may have developed a few new personalities.

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6 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

Have an appointment with my cardiologist Monday. My legs have been feeling like crap from this event.

Hope you'll feel better, just take it easy over there,alright? :Smile_honoring:

3 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

We?

You and who else?

The others in the "Hall of Fame"? :Smile_hiding:

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31 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

So we completed the grind while spending no money on it.

 

 As per hours; 180 or more, I stopped counting around 157hrs.

 

 

You know that is a full month of 8 hours/day working time?

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I am both in awe of your determination and you also have my sympathy for enduring such a grind 

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1 minute ago, lovelacebeer said:

I am both in awe of your determination and you also have my sympathy for enduring such a grind 

Thank you and Thank you.....

 

This ranks right up there with chemotherapy, divorce and car accidents in terms of things to never do again.

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12 minutes ago, N00Boo7 said:

@The_Chiv Gz...can u share any strategy u used to grind?

Focus on easy to complete stuff. For 7 I found a minor synergy I could use. I just did the UK/IT CA xp, UK/USN bb xp, UK/PA dd xp grinds. The Credit grind came as I did the others and then the last one the preparing for the next year 1.1 million grind was almost completed by doing the other xp grinds and I only had 50k to complete. My suggestion is to use your signals and camos. If you got 125-400%xp camos USE THEM. Any xp signals USE THEM. Get premium.

 

It is important to play smart too. Focus damage on DDS and cruisers and take caps when you can even in bbs and CAs This will tend to give you a higher base xp and thus a greater return for time invested.

 

Edit last piece of advice. Try to play the highest level of the ships you need to play. This tends to have a higher payout in terms of xp generation.

as you can see I have a ton of 10's and 9's

 

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Beyond that coffee...LOTS AND LOTS OF COFFEE.

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11 minutes ago, N00Boo7 said:

@The_Chiv Gz...can u share any strategy u used to grind?

 

Looking at his profile, plus the 180 claimed hours, not far off 30 random battle games a day, every day, for the last month.

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2 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

Beyond that coffee...LOTS AND LOTS OF COFFEE.

No wonder you are in Space

 

180 hours?

 You didn't spend money, just your soul.

 

18 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

Thank you and Thank you.....

 

This ranks right up there with chemotherapy, divorce and car accidents in terms of things to never do again.

 

But this is supposed to do several times and having fun while doing it.

 

PEV campaign was fun, the ship is Meh, but all in all I'm ok with the ship and I even take it out from times to times.

 

 

 

Well, congratulations, that was a feat.

Enjoy your new ship.:cap_like:

 

 

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1 minute ago, Capra76 said:

 

Looking at his profile, plus the 180 claimed hours, not far off 30 random battle games a day, every day, for the last month.

thats not including the hours of co op farming I did for the base xp...Yes Co op. Figure every game is about 15-20 minutes long that 3- 4 games max in random. In Co-op you can push 12-14 games in the same times and as long as you know how base xp is calculated and how to farm that you can easily push 450-700 per game or 5k-8k+ per hour wherein random you are kinda stuck at 6-7k per hour but you have to win to get that which doesn't happen thus you earn more consistent output in co-op for base XP. Im going to make a guide for how to grind future events.

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3 minutes ago, Capra76 said:

 

Looking at his profile, plus the 180 claimed hours, not far off 30 random battle games a day, every day, for the last month.

Up to 600 minutes per day = up 10 hours of gameplay.

 

I finished D3 and I took almost a week to start playing again, today I made my first 6 random battles and already call it for today.

 

I only hope next Christmas there will not be a t10 or t9 ship as a reward ship.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Butterdoll said:

No wonder you are in Space

 

180 hours?

 You didn't spend money, just your soul.

 

 

But this is supposed to do several times and having fun while doing it.

 

PEV campaign was fun, the ship is Meh, but all in all I'm ok with the ship and I even take it out from times to times.

 

 

 

Well, congratulations, that was a feat.

Enjoy your new ship.:cap_like:

 

 

Space Coast is Florida sir.

 

And my soul is taxed beyond all compare.

 

What's fun?

 

I have killed so many PR now that if I was to rank it among other t10 Cruisers I would have to put it at 12. And that is a tie with Moskva.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Butterdoll said:

I only hope next Christmas there will not be a t10 or t9 ship as a reward ship.

inb4 first tier 11 ship

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Just now, Panocek said:

inb4 first tier 11 ship

like this one.

 

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Just now, The_Chiv said:

like this one.

 

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Nah, Missouri '84, with Tomahawks would do:cap_haloween:

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1 minute ago, Panocek said:

Nah, Missouri '84, with Tomahawks would do:cap_haloween:

This thing could sink the Missouri 84 and was nuclear powered

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2 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

Space Coast is Florida sir.

 

And my soul is taxed beyond all compare.

 

What's fun?

 

I have killed so many PR now that if I was to rank it among other t10 Cruisers I would have to put it at 12. And that is a tie with Moskva.

 

 

Sorry, I didn't knew that.

But it was a joke.

 

In the PEV, the "Journey" was more rewarding that the reward itself, in simple terms was Fun and I was motivated to get the reward, a T6 ship.

- I played ships that I like

- I played ships that I was falling for/rediscovering

Such thing didn't happen with this event. I did it for the coal and mainly for the Special Flags, I was depleted after my Halloween grind for elite XP. 

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2 minutes ago, Butterdoll said:

Sorry, I didn't knew that.

But it was a joke.

 

In the PEV, the "Journey" was more rewarding that the reward itself, in simple terms was Fun and I was motivated to get the reward, a T6 ship.

- I played ships that I like

- I played ships that I was falling for/rediscovering

Such thing didn't happen with this event. I did it for the coal and mainly for the Special Flags, I was depleted after my Halloween grind for elite XP. 

I started this event with like 47k elite xp im now at almost 900k elite xp and I spent some 400k on boosting captains up to 19.

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6 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

like this one.

 

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No.

More like this one.

 

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