This is a rough video I recorded while considering that information. When you look deeper into the directives, as they do, one thing is abundantly clear. You will waste all your free time over the holidays to grind these directives like no grind has ever been set before.
Having a pile of doubloon resources left from previous years Christmas events, I decided cringe and press “build”. I would have preferred not to spend 24,000 and then another 35,000 doubloons, but I see it as piece of mind. Do I really want to spend my entire vacation as iChase called it “as slave to WG”? No. I do not. Would YOU be willing to shell out the doubloons to just acquire her? Or do you have them just sitting around in the bank as I did? That choice is up to you.
The bottom line is, WG really pulled a crappy one on us all with this one. Combined with several of the “downgrades” in this years rewards versus last years. The loss of the ability to get duplicate ships that pay out as doubloons (it’s not like those doubloons were free WG). When they do award ships, they seem to be the lowest of the tiers available and the least desirable ships.