Hey guys! Today we take a look back at the history of Free XP Ships and ask: What the hell happened to them?
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Simple. They want people to spend money. In the last to years, the game has gotten more and more hostile to free to play players
@haggeo romero yes I hate playing against other people as a carrier
@DarthHavoc1 I think carrier is very un-suited for co-op. You never have time to do enough damage (and your spotting isnt really needed) since it always ends in a fast brawl in co-op. IMHO, for co-op., DD>CA>BB>CV.
@DarthHavoc1 I suggest you play mission co op rather than plain co op, more rewards, still against NPC
@Rizki Dwi Prastiti isn’t that tier 8 and up only?
@DarthHavoc1 it differ in every season, I played my tier VI pretty often, and during Halloween we got free ships to play
Still remember i got Nelson just in time before she got removed, really a great ship and will train you well what you can expect of higher tier british BB (with the napalm HE and heal that can revive a entire ship)
It’s a monster yeah.
Laughs in sinOP
Ya I got it just before also. And glad I did lol love that ship
Imagine Nelson on Narai! o_o
TL:DR version: Free XP ships don’t fit in the current business model.
3:13 IIRC it wasn’t Ragnar that replaced the Friesland, it was Groningen.
Also I’m a bit surprised that you didn’t mention the Research Bureau in this context. To me te RB seems to be the replacement for FreeXP ships, albeit at a much higher cost in FreeXP, if one wants to skip the grind.
@Pepper Mill why not grind
@Bubba the lone Potato You get the credits back when you restart the line so even if you FXP’ed the whole line back, you dont really lose any credits so its not a real credit absorbtion is it?
@Martin Ma — I am, just augmented
@Keith W that depends if you don’t sell a ship to get the next one in the line
@Jugaloking69 Dope Yeah but it is a zero sum game, to reset line you had to have those ships in the first place. So your net credit gain/loss from reset is always zero.
I have been asking that same question myself last months. I took like 4 years break from the game and started playing again in 2020 in the weekends. They were just removing the Smalland from the game and i as far away from obtaining it. I managed to take Nelson, Alaska, Friesland, Agir, Hayate and few weeks ago the last available Azuma. It wasn’t hard to be honest with some special signal flags gotten from events amd few crates here amd there. I think WG is transferring definitely away from free XP ships and maybe aiming for it to be used for Research Bureau or grinding tech lines. I think with that inflation, if they going to keep increasing the price to 3 mil free XP, for example, people will prefer to use it for Research bureau anyway, sine a ship there whould cost them like 2.5 mil free XP. Currently i used my free XP to ger Grose Kurfurst straigt and I’m going to do tge same with the Khabarovsk line asap, before they get moved to being coal shipa. Thank you for the video, m8. Always great content and cool topics <3
I grinded the Khaba line when they anounced that she was being removed. It took me 1 week. What a easy line to grind when you understand how to use the ships.
@Renan S. Abreu
Lol man, I just quit at Gnevny. Without premium acc, bad dd player and that was horor for me
@TkoRa general without premium, everything is a horror movie
@TkoRa general yeah I’ve been bouncing from free time prem time myself, if I get a day of prem time I’m pretty much gonna grind all day if needed, went from gnevny to Tashkent in a few days of dedicated grinding. I save all exp boosts (flags, camo etc.) for those days when I can maximize it.
@Renan S. Abreu
Agree. But… 3-5 games per day… Not worth premium
Precisely I was wondering about that myself, with a certain ijn X being my last one available to get.
Changing to more steel / coal / research points.. but seemingly nothing more other than a dutch duplicate friesand.
good subject nicely done, no-one covered this.
You can buy coal though. In fact when they announced Thunderer getting removed from the armory they highlighted 2 separate crates that had it and they were right when you clicked on premium shop. One was the Italian premium, which gave the legendary Italian commander, while the other was the Dunkirk premium I believe. They gave 3.5k and 1.5k respectively. Each had a 1/3 chance for coal.
You could buy a tier 10 coal ship for around $700-1000 which is insane but people whaled thousands for Mo’ Missery. Some would say it’s conspiratorial to suggest, but it makes sense why they were left on page 1. Considering what else they were doing it’s hardly unfounded.
I got the Groningen/Smaland/Friesland mixed up, my apologies
They’ve also used the research bureau as the new way to get ships with FXP, as you can use FXP to reset lines
Coal or FreeEXP it has the same function. Side note, those of us that were around when the Mighty Mo was released, usually already had a large amount of FreeEXP at the time; while note converted I believe I had 1.3 mil in reserve. Ahh the good times when friends played and we went at it daily.
Short story: Premium noob idiots spend 2-3 times more free xp for reseting and re-finish a line from T1 to T10 in Research Bureau to get an op ship, than the price of a Free Xp ship.
I really enjoyed this video. You sounded much more intelligent, like you were reading from a script so as to reduce your adlibbing. I had written something about the ship mix up but removed it when I saw you realized it. But keep up the great work on the commentary, you sound soooooooo much better.
i have over 11 million unusable xp on my ships, well i could use it if i paid to convert it but my insulin is more important than WG, what WG should do is let you use this xp for flags or other in game products including coal or steel
they want cash man
Answer to title: nobody spends dubloons on free exp, no naturally WG has to find another way to monotize more and more of their game.
I got the Friesland, which I love, and now I’m just using free xp for the Research Bureau
They need to eliminate elitist currencies like steel and resource bureau. Or at least make all of those ships available for coal and dabloons also. That is what kills the game. Why should I play a game that I have to play against BS ships which I really cannot get. No-lifers can get them, lifers cannot. Well, lifers will find a fair game to play.
I’m closing in on finishing my collection of free exp ships, got Nelson, Alaska, and Azuma so far, got 2.2mil fexp saved up so I’m gonna knock out Groningen and Agir when I reach 3 mil and finally hayate when I finish up grinding another million. After that I guess the only think I really can spend free exp on is tech tree stuff, maybe blasting through re-grinds to finally pick up some RB ships (Ohio is a must, and I’ve been eyeing the yolo Emilio as well)
I got both ohio and yolo. ohio is a beast
I am not a extremely great player by any means but I can say as a former WoW closed-beta tester I am still the proud owner of a Arkansas Beta. ^^
I sold it for credits when i was poor. i enjoy owning my southern dragon though
@Martin Ma I have also one, unfortuneatly on the NA server. And they dont allow a transfer 🙁
you also forgot free xp is now really usefull for research bureau, its basically a way to triple the fxp cost because you need to do minimum 3 lines assuming the 2x bonus for a RB ship
I personally dont have problem going for coal farm get those premium ships.
What I dont like is removing mainly those free xp ships.
I desired Alaska, but those loot boxes seem dont work for myself, I am not fan of this lottery. Finally I got plenty of ships to cycle, so no new ship is must-have for me.
What I would welcome, WG get focused on fixing bugs and optimizing game.
That port gpu heavy load is no sense.
I know CVs not liked too much, but still I would welcome fix its graphics, playing it (flying planes), I get half of normal fps vs those I get with surface ships.
What I quite regret, is transfer Friesland to Groningen, as last one has no reserchable relatives(Dutch DD) to compete in naval battles? (oil for clan).