Sea of Thieves |OT| A Rare Treasure

Oct 25, 2017
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There were some really interesting insights in this weekly stream.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N0U-c6QIZMk

It sounds like they’ll be making some big changes to the core gameplay of SoT early next year. Joe Neate mentioned that only about 15% of the SoT team worked on Shrouded Spoils, while the rest of the team has been working on future content.

A few of the things they mentioned:
Core Quest/Lore Update
Sea Dogs trading company (tracks Arena progress)
Revamped combat system for players, enemies, and ships
New interactions between ships
Boarding axe heavily hinted at


In the most recent Podcast, Craig Duncan mentioned how the anniversary of SoT is coming up. I imagine they’ll be realasing a pretty significant update to mark that occasion.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Wonder how they plan to revamp sword combat if that's part of the plan

Just something with more control to make it a little more skill based would be enough for me maybe like a simplified mount and blade or Chivalry MW type system with directional attacks/blocks

I'm probably just thinking wishfully
 
Oct 27, 2017
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There were some really interesting insights in this weekly stream.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N0U-c6QIZMk

It sounds like they’ll be making some big changes to the core gameplay of SoT early next year. Joe Neate mentioned that only about 15% of the SoT team worked on Shrouded Spoils, while the rest of the team has been working on future content.

A few of the things they mentioned:
Core Quest/Lore Update
Sea Dogs trading company (tracks Arena progress)
Revamped combat system for players, enemies, and ships
New interactions between ships
Boarding axe heavily hinted at


In the most recent Podcast, Craig Duncan mentioned how the anniversary of SoT is coming up. I imagine they’ll be realasing a pretty significant update to mark that occasion.
Thanks for posting. I know they've talked a few different times about updates to the Quest system, I've been wondering if they were going to make a pass at combat, it's good to see that they are.

I listened to the recent podcast with Matt Booty, and there were a couple of interesting tidbits include Craig saying that his expectation is that 2019 is a bigger year for the game than 2018 was, which is a good vote of confidence on their commitment to SoT. (Booty also mentioned "playing SoT in 10 years")
It's crazy how Twitch's top games stats are so heavily skewed by just a couple of people.
Yeah, it's interesting that many would consider Twitch a mature platform at this point, yet a handful of streamers still drive the games on the directory.
 
Jan 21, 2018
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22k viewers while Summit isn't streaming the game. Rare has done a good job in putting this game back into the spotlight. I'm interested what The Arena will do. And what competition from a more progression based game like Atlas will do.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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My whole crew got the Overacheiver sales. didnt think i made the cut but i mustve sold enough captains chests or villainous skulls after they extended the deadline to the 14th?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Played 2-3 hours today with my Brother doing some of the guilded quests. Whatever faults it has, this game still makes me grin ear to ear sometimes. Some of the best multiplayer experiences I have had in years have been with this game. Can't wait to see what Rare does with the game in 2019.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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Twitch is a strange platform. Games can be declared dead or alive by its viewership. But a game launch like Atlas with some Summit vs Lirik drama leads to this:

This is wild. Only a stones throw from BO4 numbers. I don’t watch much Twitch - is this basically down to Summit?

Also where are those folk who were always using Twitch numbers to strictly point out how the game was dead?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Thinking of jumping in on the Sea of Thieves, thanks to Summit and it being half off. Is there an easy way for me to team up with people to play? Is this game like Destiny in that I'll have to grind out a bunch of stuff on my own before I could team up with people and do end game stuff? Sorry for my ignorance.
 

ghostcrew

Spooky
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Oct 27, 2017
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United Kingdom
Thinking of jumping in on the Sea of Thieves, thanks to Summit and it being half off. Is there an easy way for me to team up with people to play? Is this game like Destiny in that I'll have to grind out a bunch of stuff on my own before I could team up with people and do end game stuff? Sorry for my ignorance.
No! The absolute best thing about SoT is that there are no power levels or gated content. I’ve played the game for 500 hours and me and you could hope in right now and I would be no more powerful than you. I wouldn’t have better guns or be stronger. We could play the same voyages and everything I could do you could come along for. So don’t worry about that. The only things you’ll be ‘grinding’ for are cosmetics. You get gold for doing missions etc. You use that gold to buy more missions and more cosmetics. Simple! During the timed events (every two or three weeks there will be a unique event with new content/challenges) there will be time limited cosmetics that you can only get then by finishing the challenges. But that’s it. No levelling, no light levels. You will ‘level up’ the vendors that give out missions but that just enables you to buy harder/more complex missions. I could whack down a Pirate Legend (endgame) mission now and you could do it, there’s nothing stopping you. You just couldn’t buy one yourself right now.

In terms of getting together with others, I’d strongly recommend using the Xbox/Windows LFG tools that they have built in. If you’ve never used them before then do a little research... they’re amazing for Sea of Thieves. I’ve made solid friends over the year from people I’ve met via the LFG. Also, just drop a post in here. I’d happily join you and I’m sure others would too. I love playing with new players.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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i know some of yall are also pioneers so i just wanna let yall know yall should check the developers updates subforum. theres a small little gift this weekend only thats easy to miss since its tucked away 2 subforums deep
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Rare has talked a lot about how they have some big updates coming at the start of the year.
I really wish they would talk about those plans ASAP, because there is a lot of hype around the game again right now.

i know some of yall are also pioneers so i just wanna let yall know yall should check the developers updates subforum. theres a small little gift this weekend only thats easy to miss since its tucked away 2 subforums deep
Thanks for the tip!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Atlanta, GA
I normally don’t betray alliances unless the other crew oversteps but the temptation to shoot the mega keg that our allies had possession of (and they said they had 2) was too great.


I love this game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hey, so we got a second xbox in the house and I’m trying to play with my wife and every time we try to join a game together, it kicks one of us out with a hazelnut beard error. Any idea what we can do?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Ohio
Great night of Piracy. Will forever love this game.
Seeing things like this is awesome! I so want to get into this game. Having no friends that play I’ve tried a few times near launch but doing stuff solo seems tedious and monotonous. If anyone here ever wants to crew up feel free to shoot me an invite. Is the an era club for this game on Xbox?
 

ghostcrew

Spooky
Moderator
Oct 27, 2017
7,283
United Kingdom
Seeing things like this is awesome! I so want to get into this game. Having no friends that play I’ve tried a few times near launch but doing stuff solo seems tedious and monotonous. If anyone here ever wants to crew up feel free to shoot me an invite. Is the an era club for this game on Xbox?
What’s your gamertag? You should really try the Xbox/Windows LFG to find crews to play with. Put up an ad saying what you’re looking to do and you’ll find plenty of people! It’s very good.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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rowboat saved my ass tonight when i was playing solo about to cash in and forgot to check on the reapers mark ship that was going around causing trouble all night. had to leave a skull behind (it was a foul so whatever) but i managed to get away with the rest of my loot