60 stars * 65% win rate = ~93 games.
That seems pretty reasonable, right? But it's forgetting one of the important mechanics in Ranked Battles. When you lose, you lose a star, so each loss requires another win (not just a game, a win) to claw back the star that went missing. Now, if I can finish first on my team when I lose, then I won't lose said star. So the best case scenario I can really hope for with a 65% win rate would be 93 games to finish the season. That would represent a heavier investment than any previous season. I'm looking at 31 hours worth of game play. But what about a worst case scenario? How many games would I have to play if I didn't come first on my team on any of the games I lost? Mathematicians out there, forgive me, I am not going to do this with an elegant formula.
So between 93 and 212 games roughly to hit Rank One this season. I'm looking at between 30 to 70 hours worth of playing Ranked Battles in World of Warships this month. I don't want to leave things to the last minute, so that means I should be budgeting around 2 hours to 4 hours of gaming in Ranked Battles daily depending on how good or how badly my progress appears to be going at a given time. This is not something I'm entering into lightly. This is potentially more time than I spent on either Seasons Two or Three combined. Goodbye, summer sun!