Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - 4 million players. Patch 1.1.2 brings Bilge Rat Adventures, Skeleton Thrones etc (p47)

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by Johnny Jalfrezi » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am

I gave this a couple of hours in 'single player' on Saturday and came away thinking it was nice enough, if a wee bit shallow. Can't say I found the lack of a tutorial a problem at all either, to be honest (granted, I've been nosing around this thread so that probably helped) and I found it all quite intuitive. Still, I was kinda underwhelmed by it so shelved it for a couple of days and fired it up again yesterday, this time jumping onto a galleon with a full crew. What became immediately apparent is that this is the way the game is supposed to be played and also that some people haven't figured out the whole voyaging thing. Despite that, I lost four hours just dicking about with some randoms, two of which were a couple of Welsh blokes who didn't have a clue what was going on, but despite that were constantly laughing and absolutely loving it! Four hours and nothing was achieved, but it was still a really good laugh - I would definitely be up for some GRcade hijinks on the high seas.

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by Photek » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 am

Only realized over the weekend that Xbox has a great podcast app that plays in background of your games. I've taken to listening to podcasts while sailing around on my own, it's great.

Yesterday I listened to BBC 5 Lives 606 phone in show and some hardcore history while doing some merchant quests. My god snakes are a pain, you have to drop them and play music as they bite you, they give fair warning though poking head out of top and staring at you as you carry them to boat.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by Monkey Man » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:02 pm

Patch Notes 1.0.2 -

Updates

Ship respawn distance - When a ship sinks, we have significantly increased the distance at which the crews new ship will respawn. Ships will now respawn outside of visible view of the ship that sank them. This is in response to lots of player feedback which highlighted that the previous spawn distance was resulting in "griefing" behaviour and stalemates at the forts!
Mermaid Teleport - It is no longer possible to accidentally teleport to your ship from the mermaid whilst holding treasure items. We saw feedback that players were accidentally leaving treasure behind in the sea!

Fixed Issues
[PC Only] Players should no longer experience the 0x80070005 error or get stuck at 99% during installation.
Players are no longer able to fall through the ship geometry and into the sea if they are to repeatedly jump on the chests/barrel located mid deck
The voyage image on the captain’s table now displays the rank (promotion) banner in the top right corner, to keep in line with other areas of the game UI.
When accepting a game invitation whilst matchmaking, the game no longer enters a temporary unresponsive state.
Bounty Captains will no longer spawn multiple times.

Performance Improvements
Multiple server and client crash fixes.
Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing.

Known Issues

Players may experience details of their pirate (such as hair colour / scars) looking different from their initial selection.
Achievements earned prior to March 29th are delayed, but will be awarded once our fix is applied.
Some players are unable to equip a second weapon. For a potential workaround see our Support Article.
For an update on these three issues, please read our Launch Update written by Executive Producer, Joe Neate.
Some players have not received their Black Dog Pack code.
If you pre-ordered from the official Microsoft Store, please submit a Support ticket through Support. If you pre-ordered from another retailer, please contact them to receive your code.
Some players cannot see their downloadable content in game.
Please read our Support Article for a potential workaround for this issue.
Bounty quest skeletons sometimes do not spawn or cannot be found.
If you encounter this bug, a potential work around is to sail away from the island until it’s out of range, and then sail back in to trigger the Island Name banners.

https://www.seaofthieves.com/forum/topi ... sion-1-0-2

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by samoza » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:23 pm

I gave the gave a good three hours and had to play with randoms. It was probably this as much as anything that made the game a little lacklustre, I was locked in the brig twice for no reason but grieving. I just sat and read my phone!

I think I will wait a few months to play it again as I imagine there will be a lot more content to play.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by KjGarly » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:45 pm

samoza wrote:I gave the gave a good three hours and had to play with randoms. It was probably this as much as anything that made the game a little lacklustre, I was locked in the brig twice for no reason but grieving. I just sat and read my phone!

I think I will wait a few months to play it again as I imagine there will be a lot more content to play.


That's what happened to me the last time I played it, stuck in the Brig while they went island to island collecting treasure. I still got all the XP and Gold from what they sold while being locked in there :slol:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by DarkRula » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:50 pm

The one saving grace of being locked in there.
The worst being locked in there when the ship's sinking.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:42 am

Has anyone mentioned that the "End Game" is nonexistent? It basically consists of a new "lobby" area that offers a few extra cosmetic items and missions that consist of the same gooseberry fool that they've served up in the rest of the game. Not only this, but Rare lied about this "End Game" content being meaningful. I really feel like this needs highlighting, as it is not OK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O3hQs6uJpw

Skip to around 4 minutes, it's a piss take!

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by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:49 am

We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(

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by Gemini73 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:54 am

Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


Dude, you really need to get over any kind criticism bring leveled at this game.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:56 am

Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


-Someone has legitimate complaint about a Microsoft game

-Photek resorts to name calling

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:57 am

Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(

Nice insult, so you think this is OK?

I'm sorry that legitimate criticism upsets you, but these sort of practices need to be exposed, just as they were with Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by NickSCFC » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:59 am

Gemini73 wrote:
Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


Dude, you really need to get over any kind criticism bring leveled at this game.


He's been banned several times for this kind of behavior but continues to do it.

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by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:00 am

Gemini73 wrote:
Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


Dude, you really need to get over any kind criticism bring leveled at this game.

I'm fine with facts but a few of you are being deliberately disingenuous. If you want to come into this thread and criticize the game for the next year feel free, I'd rather visit a different forum for a Sea of Thieves thread. I'd prefer it to be here but it's a big nope.

I don't want to see anything about the 'endgame' because of spoilers.

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by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


Dude, you really need to get over any kind criticism bring leveled at this game.


He's been banned several times for this kind of behavior but continues to do it.

:lol:

Amazing. Simply strawberry floating amazing.

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:05 am

Photek wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Photek wrote:We almost had a page without a pleb ruining it.

Almost made it bois. :(


Dude, you really need to get over any kind criticism bring leveled at this game.

I'm fine with facts but a few of you are being deliberately disingenuous. If you want to come into this thread and criticize the game for the next year feel free, I'd rather visit a different forum for a Sea of Thieves thread. I'd prefer it to be here but it's a big nope.

I don't want to see anything about the 'endgame' because of spoilers.

Deliberately disingenuous? I've highlighted my reasoning for my criticism of the game and why I feel more strongly about such phenomena now; after being burnt by D2. It's not even subjective; the game is objectively lacking in content. Nailing the base game is fine, but that's not enough if you're going to charge £50. Don't worry about end game spoilers; there isn't one.

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by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:06 am

That wasn't directed at you Sam. :)

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:08 am

Photek wrote:That wasn't directed at you Sam. :)

Well you did call me a pleb mate.

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by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:16 am

Samuel_1 wrote:
Photek wrote:That wasn't directed at you Sam. :)

Well you did call me a pleb mate.

Lets not pretend that you've not voiced your hatred for this game's lack of content. I don't understand why you felt the need to basically make the same argument again. I spent 2-3 days trying to explain why I am enjoying the game, it's VERY tiring when I can go to other forums and talk tactics about taking down forts, some bugs both in design and in game, ideas for future content etc.

As I said I would have loved it to be here, but you post, then Gemini kicks in, then Nick. I'm sure a gif or troll comment will be incoming that's how this place works, so yeah I think it's a bit plebish to post it because I was wondering if we'd have a single page without it. No doubt you'll be back when you mine some more info you don't like and feel free to do so. You'll understand why I don't reply though.

Nick literally making stuff up about me is extremely annoying also tbh.

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:19 am

Photek wrote:
Samuel_1 wrote:
Photek wrote:That wasn't directed at you Sam. :)

Well you did call me a pleb mate.

Lets not pretend that you've not voiced your hatred for this game's lack of content. I don't understand why you felt the need to basically make the same argument again. I spent 2-3 days trying to explain why I am enjoying the game, it's VERY tiring when I can go to other forums and talk tactics about taking down forts, some bugs both in design and in game, ideas for future content etc.

As I said I would have loved it to be here, but you post, then Gemini kicks in, then Nick. I'm sure a gif or troll comment will be incoming that's how this place works, so yeah I think it's a bit plebish to post it because I was wondering if we'd have a single page without it. No doubt you'll be back when you mine some more info you don't like and as I said feel free.

It's not actually the same argument, it's highlighting a lie from the developers concerning the end game. Does this activity honestly not bother you?
It's great that you're enjoying the game, but do you really think it should have been a full priced release?

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Win10) - Free with Game Pass. More than two million players (p38).
by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 am

Would I like more content? Sure,

Should it have launched with more? again sure.

I've never argued against that, I literally made the point before launch and when it did launch but some poster are making out I said it was the best game ever made which is disingenuous.

On the whole though, being as I was already a gamepass subsciber, I really REALLY enjoy the game and I believe Rare will add lots in the months and years to come.

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