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Sea of Thieves |OT2| The Golden Era of Piracy

roguesquirrel

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
2,769
Just had a comically awful experience. Wrapped up a fort with some newer players and we spent enough time getting the loot on board I forgot to double check the skies and just figured a new cloud had spawned. Halfway to the outpost we had the kraken on us after the fort, no biggie we'll sail out of it. Then a meg came while we were wrapped. Alright thats a little more tense. Then the meg knocked a pirate off our boat in range to aggro a skeleton ship. It did not take long after that to sink but luckily we respawned on an island not too far and we'd be able to get everything back. We pile onto the boat, server merge. "Well that sucks but at least I got a cool screenshot of all three monsters bonezoning us" i thought. Turns out the dogshit new gamebar waited a full 3 seconds before it registered my screenshot so the meg isnt in frame and its just me running on deck after snagging the photo. I wouldve clipped it but again the new gamebar is dogshit and all of my clips tonight have been showing up black with just the audio.

Got bonezoned the worst way possible and NOTHING to show for it! Not even proof it happened!
 

Dmax3901

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,344
How the heck are you supposed to get all those mermaid gem commendations before they leave? Numbers are too high imo.
 

ghostcrew

Spooking
Moderator
Oct 27, 2017
9,942
United Kingdom
How the heck are you supposed to get all those mermaid gem commendations before they leave? Numbers are too high imo.
Honestly, don’t stress about it unless you desperately need the doubloons. Time limited commendations disappear from the rep page when they’re done. If you miss any they won’t stick around locked. I missed one of the Mercenary voyage commendations in a previous event and it just vanished from the list when the event was over and my progress bar sits at 100% still. I think they’re aware that people don’t want a reminder that they’ve missed time limited commendations for the rest of eternity.

There are no cosmetics attached to the kegs/gems commendations so unless you want the doubloons just don’t stress.
 

Roldan

Member
Oct 29, 2017
399
I swear I don't quite understand some players in this game...

The Reapers Mark is supposed to enforce PvP, right? Right. So if Rare adds an achievement that requires completing quests with that flag active... there's a reason for it. You're going to mark yourself as target while carrying all the loot -- explosive loot. It's riskier.

So I see a ship sailing with the Reapers Mark on, sink them and steal their gunpowder, and they curse me for ruining their fun. Shouldn't they be aware of the consequences of sailing that flag? Ffs.
 

roguesquirrel

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
2,769
Ive had the opposite happen, where we'd be flying the flag and then a crew clearly trying to chase us down gets mad we keep preventing them from getting close like we're supposed to be a free sink just because we're flying the reapers flag.
 

Tawpgun

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,071
I swear I don't quite understand some players in this game...

The Reapers Mark is supposed to enforce PvP, right? Right. So if Rare adds an achievement that requires completing quests with that flag active... there's a reason for it. You're going to mark yourself as target while carrying all the loot -- explosive loot. It's riskier.

So I see a ship sailing with the Reapers Mark on, sink them and steal their gunpowder, and they curse me for ruining their fun. Shouldn't they be aware of the consequences of sailing that flag? Ffs.
sounds like salty pirates, nothing more. But its bullshit that happens in any game.

In CoD "wtf you can't use that attachment and gun its bullshit"

In Halo "wtf you cant shoot me in the back, not a fair fight bro"
 

SuperPac

Member
Oct 25, 2017
670
Seattle, WA
I swear I don't quite understand some players in this game...

The Reapers Mark is supposed to enforce PvP, right? Right. So if Rare adds an achievement that requires completing quests with that flag active... there's a reason for it. You're going to mark yourself as target while carrying all the loot -- explosive loot. It's riskier.

So I see a ship sailing with the Reapers Mark on, sink them and steal their gunpowder, and they curse me for ruining their fun. Shouldn't they be aware of the consequences of sailing that flag? Ffs.
They should and probably do, but since they're on the losing end - it's your fault their fun is ruined (and sometimes in voicing that, they're merely trying to throw a last salvo of guilt your way). Had a brig crew pursuing our sloop yesterday as we finished up a reaper powder voyage that cursed me after I boarded them, anchored them, and killed one of their crew so that we could cash in our stronghold powder in peace. Apparently I am a trash Xbox player and my mother is ugly. OK duder.
 

Cokomon

Member
Nov 11, 2017
1,146
Maybe they just thought the Reaper flag looks cool (it glows!!) and were not aware of what it actually does.
 

Governergrimm

Member
Jun 25, 2019
955
I swear I don't quite understand some players in this game...

The Reapers Mark is supposed to enforce PvP, right? Right. So if Rare adds an achievement that requires completing quests with that flag active... there's a reason for it. You're going to mark yourself as target while carrying all the loot -- explosive loot. It's riskier.

So I see a ship sailing with the Reapers Mark on, sink them and steal their gunpowder, and they curse me for ruining their fun. Shouldn't they be aware of the consequences of sailing that flag? Ffs.
I play SoT almost exclusively PvE and wouldn't fly that flag for that reason.

As an aside, what is the best way to make money. Is Fishing still best?
 

Tawpgun

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,071
That beacon chest is something people have been asking for since the alpha. Hope it stays in the game after this.
 

Tawpgun

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,071
yeah, it should be a nice, permanent, addition. i wonder if that glowy effect sticks with it wherever it is or if that disappears once its been picked up?
Yep.

I don't know if it shows on the map before its picked up, but once it is picked up from its initial spawn, it will appear on the map, similar to reapers mark.
 

roguesquirrel

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
2,769
Got most of the commendations done just doing each of the four voyages once a piece. Getting 15 ritual skulls seems like the grindy part unless you consistently get super lucky with the rng

edit- yeah once a chest is in the world itll always show up on the map until its cashed in.
 

Mewshuji

Member
Nov 11, 2017
3,620
Opened up a support ticket on the official site, but wondered if anyone here might be able to help.

Just got the game via Xbox Game Pass for PC, installed. Everything works fine at first. Then as it logs in and gets to "loading supplies", it gives me the Daffodilbeard error.

... but the servers are all up and working. :T What gives?!
 

SuikerBrood

Member
Jan 21, 2018
11,785
Does the game want to log you into Xbox Live? Do other games on Game Pass with xbox Live requirements work?

(I've never seen that error before)
 

Mewshuji

Member
Nov 11, 2017
3,620
Does the game want to log you into Xbox Live? Do other games on Game Pass with xbox Live requirements work?

(I've never seen that error before)
I logged my computer into Microsoft/XboxLive.... I can try to launch it through the Xbox Console Companion and see if that helps.
Edit: Yep, didn't work. AAaaaaaaagh. >_<
 

Mewshuji

Member
Nov 11, 2017
3,620
Daffodilbeard is a problem on their end, at least according to the guide to the various beard errors on their support site.
Yeah that's why I'm confused, given they say the servers are up. My friends are all playing right now and have been each time I try to start the game up since yesterday.

Hopefully the support desk people can help...
 

Roldan

Member
Oct 29, 2017
399
So, I pretty much ignored the Dark Relics and am only focusing on the Reaper's Chests -- gotta get that 50 in Hunter's Call. Plus, setting up heists to steal other crews chests is fun as hell.

Also, there was this one time where I hid a chest on the tavern's underground passage to the Athena's Fortune just for shits and giggles, and had two ships coming over and searching for it left and right while fighting each other. I scuttled my ship, slept on a bush and watched all the chaos unfold.

At the end, the chest remained uncovered, but the fight was awesome while it lasted.
 

op_ivy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,304
So, I pretty much ignored the Dark Relics and am only focusing on the Reaper's Chests -- gotta get that 50 in Hunter's Call. Plus, setting up heists to steal other crews chests is fun as hell.

Also, there was this one time where I hid a chest on the tavern's underground passage to the Athena's Fortune just for shits and giggles, and had two ships coming over and searching for it left and right while fighting each other. I scuttled my ship, slept on a bush and watched all the chaos unfold.

At the end, the chest remained uncovered, but the fight was awesome while it lasted.
i like that idea
 

Tawpgun

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,071
So a fun new sandbox mechanic was hilariously accidentally leaked on the dev stream



FIRE!!!! (this is obviously a shop, but fire is confirme to be on the way.

It's kinda nuts they didn't include it with Forsaken Shores. The mechanics are all there. AOE, DoT mechanics, extinguish it with buckets of water/jumping in water.
 

Roldan

Member
Oct 29, 2017
399

  • September's update will introduce Duke's Black Market
  • The Black Market will have special cosmetics for doubloons, as well as "variants" (recolors?) of existing cosmetics for gold
  • All future Event Voyages will be free instead of 5~10 doubloons
  • After that update is live, you will be able to buy only one letter of recommendation/month for each faction. Guess it's time to grind for Reapers Chests to get that 50 in Hunter's Call.

There seems to be more info on the article, but I didn't get the time to read it: https://www.seaofthieves.com/news/black-market-update
 

jacktink

Member
Oct 25, 2017
662
So is there an active discord for anyone who still plays? I still hop on US East servers and would like a crew who know what they're doing from time to time