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Are you guys having good luck with Viva La France crates?

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How many MN BB missions did you get from the France crates?

I bought 55 of them and got missions for Bretagne and Normandie…(damn it I mistaken it for Lyon until just now… saltieness+1) ,9K doubloons and a crap ton of camos…

Now If I have a time machine I would definitely go buy an extra RAM and a switch for my home server project… France crates 0/10 not worth it for me…

My review: If you are not 120% confident that you are RNG's favorite, and you don't find camo valuable, DO NOT BUY FRANCE CRATES

 

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42 minutes ago, HMS_Swiftsure_08 said:

How many MN BB missions did you get from the France crates?

I bought 55 of them and got missions for Bretagne and Normandie…(damn it I mistaken it for Lyon until just now… saltieness+1) ,9K doubloons and a crap ton of camos…

Now If I have a time machine I would definitely go buy an extra RAM and a switch for my home server project… France crates 0/10 not worth it for me…

My review: If you are not 120% confident that you are RNG's favorite, and you don't find camo valuable, DO NOT BUY FRANCE CRATES

 

looks at ammout of detonations

 

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passes on crates and missions

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3 hours ago, Pocket_Fox said:

6 crates in, 5th one gives me the Bretagne mission.

Same here...only the 5th crate got that mission for that stupid t5 not even Lyon or Richelieu :etc_swear:

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I bought 5. Got the T6 Normandie mission in 2nd crate. Then got the T5 Bretagne mission straight after through one of the three crates obtained in game with the French addition mission. Still no Lyon though! :etc_swear:

Normandie first impressions are not good. Guns are wonky as all hell. Salvo after salvo after salvo goes......somewhere. Not sure where, but definitely not in the same region I was aiming. AA wouldn't stop a determined house fly. HP pool of 48300 on the B hull is only 9000 more than a T6 Graf Spee cruiser!! Very susceptible to HE damage. This thing bleeds HP from any angle. Oh speaking of angles the rear turret angle facing forward is probably the worst I have used across all ships. Oh it has good speed for T6 and an acceptable rudder shift when upgraded. I pulled off some epic torpedo beats, but it is a BB so your luck wont hold for ever. 16% torpedo belt is worse than some cruisers. T6 Graf Spee has 24%. Overall very meh.  

 

5 crates is all I am buying. Not going to throw money at WG after how horribly nerfed the Christmas crates were compared to the year before. I supposedly legitimately "rolled" 11 Okhotniks in a row as duplicates. Only reason was that Okhotnik was discounted in the tech tree at that moment so I only got a paltry 1350 dubs each time. :Smile_sceptic: The hour after the tech tree sale ended I opened some more and "rolled" a duplicate Arizona, then a de Grasse, then a Scharnhorst. Sorry but I'm not dumb enough to believe in coincidences.

I was very suspicious of the system WG introduced this time around, that would change what you "rolled" to try to always give you a ship you did not have, in order to avoid duplicates. Seeing as I had received all premiums available through the crates I find it a bit too convenient that I constantly "roll" the cheapest value ship that just happens to be on sale at 50% discount. :Smile-angry:

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I had opened 6 of the free crates and got Bretagne mission then purchased 20 crates and got Normandie and Lyon missions also allowed me to complete the collection to get the commander and flag.

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1 hour ago, Griefmaker said:

I had opened 6 of the free crates and got Bretagne mission then purchased 20 crates and got Normandie and Lyon missions also allowed me to complete the collection to get the commander and flag.

10/10 making grief

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Opened 3 free crates, nothing spacial so far...will report back if I get anything interesting from the next 3...:fish_book:

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The 6 free crates I opened have lived up to expectation, and not delivered me any missions. I'll keep getting them, because free camo is free, but I'm not holding my breath.

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i didnt detonate a single time this year. but i still aint getting any ships or doubloons from crates :cap_viking: my rngesus be like "hey hey youre in luck and its not a luck too"

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Completed all the French mission. Got 1 mission for Bretagne and 1 mission for Normandie from total of 12 crates.

Thats why the English man showed the French the big middle finger .|.

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Just tricolor camos in four so far.

Cute promo and all, but I can't say it interests me particularly. The ships will be on wide availability by next patch anyway for those who want them.

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Update. Have not bought any more crates. Just got lucky with the last 6 crates you get from completing the last stage and completing the entire mission. I'm happy now. Richelieu can wait. :cap_cool:

T5 Bretagne in port. T6 Normandie in port. And.............

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T7 Lyon in port! Only played 2 co-op so far. Good speed and ok manoeuvrability for a BB. Good AA stock. Great AA when upgraded via upgrade modules and commander skills. Secondaries seem ok too. Haven't got a French commander with enough

Gun dispersion is pretty bad. She would be OP as hell with 16 barrels if guns were super accurate. Shells tend to bounce and shatter a lot when firing at angled or bow on targets, cruisers included. Small calibre shell size I guess. Long reload on this small calibre means you can get caught out a lot and have AP ready to go when it's pretty useless because of the targets angle. It's all worth it though when you get something broadside and you watch those 16 AP shells arc in towards the citadel. :cap_like:

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Something interesting to note is that the T5 Bretagne has the full 18.1 km listed range only for her HE shells. The AP shells only have a 16.6 km range.

If you start battle with AP loaded it will display 18.1 km range until you fire and AP is re-loaded. After firing your range will decrease to the AP value of 16.6 km.

https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/30452-bretagne-new-gimmick/

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17 hours ago, Hey_Potato said:

Completed all the French mission. Got 1 mission for Bretagne and 1 mission for Normandie from total of 12 crates.

Thats why the English man showed the French the big middle finger .|.

Most people get none. You get 2. Random odds  WG trolling.

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