You are not going to have to gather items in the hope of crafting the extra special reward for this year -- there won't be much hoping for that, other than hoping you can get in-game to participate. More information tomorrow, but I think you all are going to be pretty excited
I hate to be a pessimist, but I'm going to interpret this as "the crafting chance is 100%, but it'll be like trying to get the scarves last year: some of the pieces you need will have a horrible drop rate from [RNG-Mechanic Device Goes Here] and they're all bound to character so you can't trade them from toon to toon."
Either that, or its not a ship. Maybe its the snowball launcher thing.
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PS: My show is actually at 0300 GMT these days. I really need to dig up the PSD for that signature and redo it.