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Thread Music: Sea of Thieves - Becalmed (Remake)
Server Status: Online
Matchmaking Status: Online (Solo Play Online)
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Firstly, to begin your journey on becoming a pirate worthy of a tale you must first choose a voyage and take on the challenges lying ahead. To do so simply visit one of the companies mentioned below and acquire their initiate voyage for 0 gold. Once acquired head to your boat and place the voyage on the table behind your ship's map to begin your adventure. Once chosen and voted on you'll be given a map or objective and must complete it in order to obtain the required item, which you can store on your boat until you are safely docked at any of the nearby outposts located in the world.
Simply put, Sea of Thieves is a game where you can literally do whatever you want; be it swimming around shark-infested waters, taking on voyages to become the next legendary pirate of the seven seas or ferrying pigs across large swathes of #GreatWater - Sea of Thieves lets you do many things at once or one thing for awhile. The ocean is your sandbox and it is up to you on the toys you want to play with.
Currently there are THREE Companies present in SoT. These are: The Gold Hoarders, The Order of Souls and The Merchant Alliance. Each one beckons you on a different voyage type that will have you fighting enemies for their own treasured possessions, scurrying the land for that chicken to bring back in time for dinner or questioning your ability to solve riddles in return for the rarest of treasure. Each company has its own tiered ranking that you gain experience for by completing their voyage or task, with each significant tier unlocking harder quests or even the most lucrative of shiny gear to bequeath your inner pirate fashionista.
But that isn't all that Sea of Thieves has to offer, with Skeleton Fortress raids to conquer around the world that will require the best of the best pirates and a barrel load of bananas to boot. These raids will shower you in treasures a pirate could only dream of, but beware it isn't to be taken lightly. There are also rumours of a deep-sea creature lurking beneath the ocean's waves, ready to strike at any moment with its many tentacles and poisonous saliva but only few have survived to tell the tale of what is known as The Kraken.
Current enemies and NPCs in the game:
Skeletons (can use Pistol, Blunderbuss or Cutlass)
Gold Skeletons (weakness: water; strength: takes more hits)
Plant Skeletons (weakness and strength: unknown yet)
Shadow Skeletons (weakness: light; strength: does more damage in darkness)
Skeleton Captain (incredibly tougher and deals more damage)
Snakes (actually hurt)
Pigs (capture, also needs to be fed)
Along your journey to be the Legendary Pirate you'll face many dangers, so be well equipped and banana at the ready to take on these challenges. At times you'll fear even the most smallest of enemies to begin with but gaining strength means gaining combat knowledge, but also beware of even harder enemies to come as you grow. Sail strong, pirate, and may the most lucrative treasures come before your hands.
Platform(s): Xbox One, PC (Windows 10 Store) - Crossplay, Gamepass and Crossbuy Enabled
Players: 1-4 Players Online Only
Release Date: 20/3/2018 (or 03/20/2018 for American English)
Size: PC - 19.62GB | Xbox One - 9.02GB | Xbox One X - 18.64GB
Exotic islands. Hidden treasures. Riddles, battles and shanties. The essential pirate experience.
Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life.
Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you'll encounter other crews... but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?
Reputation is everything. Become a pirate legend!
COMBAT ON (AND OFF) THE WAVES
Before leaving the island where your legend begins, you and your crew will need to learn the art of sailing – or at least get confident enough to make each journey a pleasure rather than an undignified series of near-collisions.
Crews need to cover steering, navigating, setting the sails and maintaining battle readiness, along with repairing and bailing if things don't go to plan. Successful pirates tend to pick up the basics very quickly...
Learning to handle a cannon is just one way of proving you're a force to be reckoned with.
When you're ashore you'll come to rely on a broader arsenal, from the old faithful cutlass to the high-impact blunderbuss, each weapon bringing its own unique quirks and traits to be mastered. Choosing the right weapon for the right situation (and not running out of ammo) will be key to both survival and success on your travels.
KEEP YOUR GUARD UP WITH THESE WEAPONS
Even an experienced pirate thinks twice before sailing into a storm, and with good reason. Not only is visibility reduced, affecting your ability to steer clear of obstacles and hostile ships, but the swelling waves can easily carry you off course. Still, a confident crew can attempt to outpace rivals or evade pursuit by harnessing the elements – although nothing can grant you immunity to the business end of a lightning bolt!
Rival crews aren't the only foes you'll encounter on the Sea of Thieves. Many other threats can and will make themselves known on your journey, often when you least expect it. Should you find yourself nose-to-nose with a starving shark, fending off the skeletal mob that's overrun a tumbledown fort or facing down some other unforeseen menace, you'll need to make full use of your wits, weapons and environment to survive.
As you set out to carve a legacy you're sure to stumble across signs of those who came before you, but be warned: not all of Sea of Thieves' legends are content to linger in the past. Pirates who set sail in search of these deeper, darker secrets may find themselves forced into facing savage Skeleton Captains, the truth behind rumours of gargantuan sea beasts and myriad other dangers lurking beneath the surface of the world…
Whether you've taken a close-up look at a shark's insides or toppled off a cliff after one grog too many, you'll find yourself awakening aboard this spectral ship. If the prospect of spending eternity with the recently deceased seems galling, don't worry – the ship's captain may look unsympathetic, but he'll soon return you to the land of the living. Why not pass the time by commiserating with your ghostly fellow passengers?
Not everyone you'll encounter makes their living as a pirate. Alongside the shopkeepers and shipwrights who ply their trades at outposts, you'll find representatives of various Companies ranging from legitimate businesses to secret societies. These Companies have their own reasons for braving the Sea of Thieves, and will be only too happy to reward crews willing to undertake dangerous work on their behalf.
There's no talking your way to infamy in Sea of Thieves! The only way to build a reputation with the region's Trading Companies is to successfully complete the voyages they offer at outposts. Getting the job done will net you an immediate reward, and the more voyages you vanquish the more you'll rise up through the Company's ranks, taking on trickier tasks, gaining their trust and earning yourself prestigious titles and unique items.
AN UNTAMED PIRATE FRONTIER
Fit to burst with far-flung destinations, inspiring vistas and stirring sunsets, this world is portrayed in a distinctive painterly art style that brings out the best in its roguish residents and most deplorable denizens.
Not to mention some seriously #GreatWater befitting all kinds of epic high seas adventures.
As you'd expect from a world that attracts fortune-seekers in such numbers, the Sea of Thieves sings with secrets and covert stashes. Shove through the undergrowth to find places off the beaten path or stay alert for seagulls flocking over sunken wrecks and you could reap the rewards: precious resources to top up your food and ammo rations, or beautiful, barnacled hoards of gold that went down with their luckless owners.
Player's can customise their pirate at any time, if you have the right amount of gold that is. Head to any of the merchants available at all outposts to access a variety of gear including: weapons fit for a pirate legend, peg legs that may or may not be borrowed from the dead and an eye patch that is sure to swoon even the most cold-hearted skeleton.
PIRATE CODE (Online Interaction Rules)
Becoming a Pirate Legend: Progression in Sea of Thieves - Official Walkthrough
Official Sea of Thieves Controller
Special thanks to everyone in the past closed/open beta thread for keeping it real, been great fun and can't wait to continue the adventures!
Credit to Zvonimir Boban for the sweet piggy!