There are also two daily quests, needing 6 battles, 4 wins with increasing XP. They provide modest rewards, including coal and I already decided that they aren’t worth the extra work. I mean if I already have the 3 crates and have 2 wins missing, there is no point trying to get 2 more wins, because MM can say “nope” for 10 games, both in form of defeats and in 1299 XP wins.
I started doing scenarios (PvE battles) for the Royal Navy event, which consist quests for both rewards and progression to the next stage. Some of these quests send you to a scenario. Scenarios count into the daily quest too and I’ve never seen a defeat. Getting 1300 base XP is hard on some, but easy on the recent submarine scenario. So if I have just a few wins missing from the daily, I go to the scenario and do it. Easy win and reward for trivial work. It’s a dumb grind, but sometimes it is worth the effort.
The second ranked sprint didn’t even end, but it ended on the first day for me. So I don’t know when the next “real” ranked will start. But I stockpile the coal, because I’ll need it to properly deck out my Shima and Grozovoi.