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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by rinks » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 pm

BID0 wrote:Just beta testers I think and it’s friday morning till Sunday morning :( so not sure I’ll be available to try it

Yeah, just available to the same people as the closed beta, and with the same features, nothing new. It's a scale test, so they just want as many people as possible playing it at the same time.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by Photek » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 pm

I predict an open beta before launch.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by Trelliz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:46 pm

Photek wrote:You’re an actual idiot. Read your own link, no wait, read the title of your own link. :fp:


Seeing as you seem to be obsessed with me to the point of searching my post history for comments about lootboxes and then assembling them as what appeared to be a conversational mic-drop (which, coming from someone who said that I'm "actually mental" is wonderfully ironic), and making snide comments about me in threads for games I have never had any real interest in playing and barely talked about (6 posts including this one, I checked to deny you that weird pleasure), you should have noticed that I am also against microtransactions in full-price games. In this case saying "we're not adding lootboxes, we're only adding microtransactions, and months after the review/launch window so it doesn't come up on metacritic" is pushing the goalposts; doing something anti-consumer that is slightly less egregious than lootboxes doesn't make them paragons of virtue. That was the point I was making but whatever lol.

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This is new, and so now I guess it's open season on ad-hominems, so better than being a fuckshit like you.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:52 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Photek wrote:You’re an actual idiot. Read your own link, no wait, read the title of your own link. :fp:


Seeing as you seem to be obsessed with me to the point of searching my post history for comments about lootboxes and then assembling them as what appeared to be a conversational mic-drop (which, coming from someone who said that I'm "actually mental" is wonderfully ironic), and making snide comments about me in threads for games I have never had any real interest in playing and barely talked about (6 posts including this one, I checked to deny you that weird pleasure), you should have noticed that I am also against microtransactions in full-price games. In this case saying "we're not adding lootboxes, we're only adding microtransactions, and months after the review/launch window so it doesn't come up on metacritic" is pushing the goalposts; doing something anti-consumer that is slightly less egregious than lootboxes doesn't make them paragons of virtue. That was the point I was making but whatever lol.

Photek wrote:How do you function in real life?


This is new, and so now I guess it's open season on ad-hominems, so better than being a fuckshit like you.


Dude, it's Photek and SoT is an Xbox exclusive. That is all. :lol:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by Monkey Man » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 pm



Scale test info - https://www.seaofthieves.com/news/scale-test

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test starts Fri (p15)
by Photek » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:17 pm

Sorry Trell but i find you extremely annoying so I’ll just ignore in future.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, previews (p13)
by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:28 pm

Monkey Man wrote:

Scale test info - https://www.seaofthieves.com/news/scale-test

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That Kraken does look great. :datass:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test starts Fri (p15)
by Photek » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:51 am

I realized in the Beta that despite having very little to do I thoroughly enjoyed sailing alone. I managed to outmaneuver a few enemy ships too so I really think the trading quests will be right up my street.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test starts Fri (p15)
by Photek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:26 am

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That's a very interesting concept. I presume there'll be several books and maps per server though or only very few will get the benefit. It's another example though of how this team is bringing new concepts to MMO's as we know them. I'm very happy with the amount of stuff there is to do when it launches, I can see myself being sucked into this big time.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test starts Fri (p15)
by Monkey Man » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm

Scale Test New Features -

Features
Ferry of the Damned Shenanigans - Now you can use all the items you have when you are living on the Ferry of the Damned. Obviously there are limitations to their effect, because, you're a ghost..

Idle Disconnect - The clock is ticking! There is now a ten minute idle timer, once that runs out players will be disconnected from their session and placed back in the ship selection lobby.

Life in the world – You'll find fish in the seas, and more birds in the air. How pleasantly delightful!

Pirate Selection - Now you can choose the pirate that best represents you! Eight pirates are generated when you first launch the game, don't like the look of them? Generate eight more! This pirate you select will be persistent for the duration of this Scale Test!

Persistent Pirate - Equipped your favourite outfit? Now when you leave the Sea of Thieves and re-join, your clothing & equipment is persistent between sessions!

Quick Menu - Tab on PC or Menu on Xbox One brings up a menu, which currently shows a brand new Voyage Inventory!

Equippable Items
New Radial Icons - Finally saved up for that cosmetic you've always dreamed of? Now your radial icons will display the items you have equipped, stare at it until your hearts content. What shiny icons you have!

Store Inventory Additions - From peg legs to pretty new spyglasses, the shop keepers have new items for you to purchase in their inventories.

Updated Bucket –Your bucket can now carry water from ship to ship, or sea to ship or sea, to tavern, to ship, imagine the possibilities.

Vanity Chest - Want to change up your pirate's look with a beard and eye patch? Visit the vanity chest on your ship to transform your inner pirate into your outer pirate!

Voyage Inventory - Players can now carry a maximum of 3 voyages.

Weapon Limit - Pirates are now limited to equipping 2 weapons, so choose wisely!

Weapon Shop - The weapon shop has been restocked with new items. Maybe something new will take your fancy... oh, is that a new Eye of Reach?!

Island Updates
Booby Trapped Chests – You've solved the riddle, found the x which marks the spot and you're ready to dig up some well deserved treasure.. but beware! Some treasure chests are now guarded by the skeletons of pirates who are determined to keep you from their buried treasure! How will you know if it's booby trapped? Dig and find out!

NPC Dialogue & Reactions - The NPCs now have a lot more to say, some have gotten used to you visiting them and now will wave you into their store. Maybe you'll catch one laughing? Was it something you said?

Skeleton Difficulty - With greater status comes greater challengers! The skeletons now scale in difficulty depending on your progression in the Sea of Thieves.

Washed Up Items - The seas are now giving up their treasures, so make sure to scour beaches for:

Message in a bottle - Keep an eye out for a glint in the sand! The contents may make it worth your while...
Treasure Artifacts - These treasures were once hidden in the depths thought lost forever, turn them in to the Gold Hoarders who will happily take these off your hands.
Treasure Chests - Thought a chest was lost? Think again, it might wash up on a sandy shore.
Resources - Island restocking just got more fun.


Known Issues -

Known Issues
Not only are we looking to hit scale, we will also purposefully be stressing our services by throttling performance at certain times and simulating deliberate outages.

In addition to our planned tests, these are the biggest known issues that may cause a degradation to your play experience.

When heading below decks on your ship, you will intermittently stutter and slow down, making movement difficult.
Ship encounter frequency will not be at our desired level during this play session, with encounters sometimes less than we intend for launch.
Equipped weapons from the armoury will reset to default after death.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test now Live!!! (p15)
by Photek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:34 pm

That’s tonight sorted.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March, 2 day Scale Test now Live!!! (p15)
by Photek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Game looks far more polished. Running great for past 3hours. :shifty:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March
by Photek » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Sea of Thieves Scale test is up right now.


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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March. Another Scale test is up right now.
by BID0 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:48 pm

Is there any matchmaking in this? I somehow ended up in a game with one other person the last time I got a game of this but I can’t remember how I did it :oops:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March. Another Scale test is up right now.
by Photek » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Christ.

Pick Sloop-Sail Alone. My 7 year old figured this out on her own.

I’ll guide you around at launch.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March. Another Scale test is up right now.
by rinks » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Can't get into a game. Constantly stuck on "searching the seas".

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Rare pirate game. Out 20th March. Another Scale test is up right now.
by BID0 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:18 pm

Photek wrote:Christ.

Pick Sloop-Sail Alone. My 7 year old figured this out on her own.

I’ll guide you around at launch.

Except the game recommends the complete opposite of what you’re saying :dread:

Tbh I don’t think I’m going to buy this based on my experiences so far. I thought this weekend it might actually make me preorder it


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