1. Pikma

    Pikma
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    Rare added a long awaited update this week that added the among other things the following features:
     
  2. Lmao what a mess
     
  3. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    Shit happens. It’ll get fixed soon enough.
     
  4. Railgun

    Railgun
    Member

    This is after this update was already delayed by a week too. Private crews should have been there at launch and absolutely blows my mind a team of devs could come up with the solution they had at launch. This game has been such a disappointment, what a waste of potential IMO.
     
  5. Pikma

    Pikma
    Member OP

    It's a GaaS title that people are already starting to abandon, will it really be soon enough?
     
  6. D65

    D65
    Banned Member

    Underwater one is really good update and I can't wait for it to come back.
     
  7. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    It’ll be as soon as it needs to be. Not as soon as anyone wants it to be.
     
  8. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire
    Member

    This. The updates have been pretty regular so far, but of course when a feature isn't working as intended there needs to be a separate thread for the issue :\
     
  9. SilentRage47

    SilentRage47
    Member

    At this point I'm kinda worried for the upcoming 'big' content update patch that is supposed to come out this month.
     
  10. Theorry

    Theorry
    Member

    lol

    Yeah. But the game is on the kicking chair atm. So expected.
     
  11. Railgun

    Railgun
    Member

    I’d argue it needed a lot more at launch.
     
  12. HotHamBoy

    HotHamBoy
    Member

    That won't stop people from dropping the game
     
  13. Pikma

    Pikma
    Member OP

    The updates have been pretty regular but also pretty damn barebones, there are some very basic stuff wrong that they've yet to acknowledge let alone try to fix.
     
  14. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    Cool.

    Those have nothing to do with issues in this patch. But oh well.

    Sure. But this is also the first patch out of 7 since launch that introduced such severe issues.

    Every game has a bad patch once in a while. Every. Game. To see this and assume it’s somehow indicative of a nonexistent larger problem at the studio is borderline idiotic.

    Yeah, it sucks. But what can you do? Just sit tight and wait until it’s fixed.
     
  15. Yukinari

    Yukinari
    Member

    I regret buying Chips Ahoy codes for this game.

    Also yes private lobbies should have been in at launch.
     
  16. X1 Two

    X1 Two
    Banned Member

    They have a pool of 5000 pioneers they could use to test their patches on a much larger scale than they can internally. They just don't want to.
     
  17. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    That’s a valid point, but maybe they assumed they had found most of the issues, considering this is the first patch in a while with severe problems?
     
  18. Pikma

    Pikma
    Member OP

    The game is unplayable right now, I'm getting kicked out every 10-15 minutes, which is not enough time to do anything at all.

    How is that unrelated and how will that not make people drop the game?
     
  19. Noppie

    Noppie
    Member

    We've had threads about their plans for the game and new updates. This is also a completely different issue that is completely newsworthy.
     
  20. DannyClash

    DannyClash
    Member

    Glad I haven't played in 24hrs, the cross play, scalability and online nature of this game would be a nightmare to get right I imagine

    no excuses

    great game but
     
  21. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    I’m willing to bet that the people who haven’t dropped the game after the first two weeks aren’t gonna drop the game after one bad patch.
     
  22. Edge

    Edge
    Member

    • User Warned: Lazy dev argument
    I was fire and flame, bought everything it had to offer, story books, art book, controller and now I haven't played it in a month.

    This company is a mess, why are they still working there? Hundreds of people and all that they can do is develop an empty shell of a game in 4 years, create a hand full of new clothes in 4 weeks and broken features that they have to remove.
    What the actual fuck are they doing all day? Specially the design part of that company? I know we had that topic a hundred times before, but like several people with a similar job on ERA already said, shouldn't they create and design stuff nonstop? And if, why aren't we getting at least 10 new cosmetic items in a week? What the heck are they doing all day in their 8 hours of daily work? Also the programmer.

    A company where I really have the feeling that they are actually working 8 hours a day is EPIC, cause they deliver every single week with huge patches and cosmetic stuff every few days.

    What a hopeless company.
     
  23. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    What’s with the arbitrary requirements for updates? Rare has their own internal roadmap, and their own way of handling things. Whether or not you agree is another matter, but they don’t have to care about what you want.

    And Fortnite is a completely different game, in a completely different genre, than Sea of Thieves. Just because they’re both multiplayer games does not mean that they’re inherently comparable.
     
  24. NightLife

    NightLife
    Member

    an online game runs into some issues because of an update. The update is then removed to be worked on while not affecting the players.

    Era: What a mess! no wonder people are leaving this game thats already dead!


    They have had an update video like every week with updates coming like bi weekly. people need to chill. in 2 weeks time you will have a "medium" sized content drop in The Hungering Deep, a trailer, more updates on the this patch and those that like and enjoy the game will continue to enjoy and those that dont will continue to not enjoy it.
     
  25. danm999

    danm999
    Member

    Bummer, the people who stuck with the game deserve better.
     
  26. Pikma

    Pikma
    Member OP

    What a weird bet that'd be.

    Whatever you want your weird goalposts to be you can't deny the game population is dropping, and will continue to do so unless they really do something drastic with this upcoming "medium sized" update.
     
  27. VirtuaRacer

    VirtuaRacer
    Banned Member

    Judging by the lack of content they have planned, it sounds as though most of the studio are moving on to a new project. I thought they could learn a thing or two from the Driveclub devs (and even Hello Games) but apparently not.
     
  28. Kilgore

    Kilgore
    Member

    What's so weird about this? Is the first time this happens to a video game?
     
  29. lordlad

    lordlad
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    by that description, it seems some really bad coding was at play.
     
  30. NightLife

    NightLife
    Member

    I take it you think games are made by downloading images from google and copy pasting them onto an xbox.

    Fortnite has been in development since 2010 (the reveal was 2011) I would hope they can do that now. The 2 different companies have very different pasts and very different levels of experience using Unreal Engine 4 and developing for online focused titles. Get a grip and chill. Eat some Chip Ahoy.
     
  31. Pikma

    Pikma
    Member OP

    Era didn't make the thread, I did. And I did because as a player I've experienced this issues

    Don't try to generalize and pretend this place is a hivemind.
     
  32. Theorry

    Theorry
    Member

    They have a road map of content updates every 2 months. 3 seperate teams working back to back. Nobody is "moving on"
     
  33. NightLife

    NightLife
    Member

    thats not even remotely close.
     
  34. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire
    Member

    Fair enough but I still fail to see how playerbase calculations are relevant to the fact they rolled back an update because there was a technical issue - something that happens in just about every game every now and then, and it's the first time it happens for Rare.
     
  35. Ge0force

    Ge0force
    Member

    This game is such a missed opportunity... It could have been a wonderful experience with more interesting/surprising quests and mysterious locations. I seriously doubt if Sea of Thieves will recover from the huge player drop.
     
  36. Edge

    Edge
    Member

    Yeah, works great.

    No? Lol.
    I mean if they don't want to make money, ok.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  37. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire
    Member

    Judging by, you know, actual facts about how many people are still working on Sea Of Thieves instead of whatever Rare's next project is, I'd say this is completely false.
     
  38. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut
    Member

    ...I don’t think I set any goalposts. Unless, for some odd reason, saying that people who stuck around this long aren’t very likely to leave now is a fucking goalpost. Now that would be strange, wouldn’t it?

    I would assume setting a required expectation for a future update is more of a goalpost than literally anything I’ve said. But oh well. You do you, man.
     
  39. Yoshi

    Yoshi
    Banned Member

    That would be outstanding news :). I do not believe it is true though :(.
     
  40. Aldi

    Aldi
    Member

    The beauty of this game is that it's a gamepass title. More people will sub to the service or take free trials when other games hit the service such as Forza, Halo, Crackdown 3 or soon SOD2.

    Even if people do 'drop the game' it will still have a healthy player base.
     
  41. Remo Williams

    Remo Williams
    Member

    There are bugs, they are being fixed. Unfortunate, but hardly a big deal at this point.

    That's bigger content updates, small updates should be introduced regularly through weekly events.
     
  42. Datajoy

    Datajoy
    Member

    Haters who have never played the game trashing the lack of content, countered by apologists defending everything Rare does tooth and nail. Yep, it’s a Sea of Thieves thread.
     
  43. Railgun

    Railgun
    Member

    I bought the signed version of the art book off their official store before launch and it still hasn’t arrived. Apparently they’re having issues getting all of the art books to sign.
     
  44. NightLife

    NightLife
    Member

    im generalizing this thread not the entire site, chill. (Altho if you actually cant see that Era is a bubble...sheesh)

    sorry to the posters you can just ignore.
     
  45. Cladyclad

    Cladyclad
    Member

    Gamepass ain’t gonna save this game. Plenty F2P games die every week.
     
  46. NightLife

    NightLife
    Member

    This is actually why im excited to see what indies or AA come to gamepass, lets devs do more "out there" things when they know they at the very least will have access to X amount of players.

    back on topic: Yarrr this be a mess up lads!
     
  47. MrTired

    MrTired
    Member

    I don't know if that's the case. SOT engagement numbers dropped significantly when Destiny dlc dropped. It seems like SoT is competing with Destiny, Division and soon to be Anthem for player's looking for that same type of experience.
     
  48. HotHamBoy

    HotHamBoy
    Member

    I'm sure Sea of Thieves will always have its niche audience, just like No Man's Sky, but any hope for mainstream success is pretty much on the precipice.

    It's going to be a matter of too little, too late by the time everything is where it should have been at launch.
     
  49. Aldi

    Aldi
    Member

    Perhaps. But I'd be interested to see how those figures are effected when SOT has its own updates. I for one am giving the game a rest until the June update that will add another ship and a new area. I do wonder how many people are doing the same.

    The game is bare bones at the moment (pardon the pun) but I can see myself putting in more time when the game is more fleshed out.
     
  50. Theorry

    Theorry
    Member

    They are doing that. We have weekly updates. And events starts this month. So saying the teams are "moving on" is yeah...