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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Monkey Man » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

No but you can pretend other players are very stupid/very smart AI. Sounds like a story mode may be coming at some point.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Photek » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

Yep, you can play on your own, choose the sloop, it's the smallest of the boats and easy to manage on your own.

You can play on your own on any boat, you just choose boat then 'closed crew' which means it won't populate boat with others and you can invite people to your boat should you want to.

It's been like that now for months, MM obviously hasn't played it for a while. :(

I finally accepted my Pioneer (closed beta for updates) invite at weekend and essentially had to start that version from start. It has something of a mini tutorial which it never had before.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Pedz » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 pm

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Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

Yep, you can play on your own, choose the sloop, it's the smallest of the boats and easy to manage on your own.

You can play on your own on any boat, you just choose boat then 'closed crew' which means it won't populate boat with others and you can invite people to your boat should you want to.

It's been like that now for months, MM obviously hasn't played it for a while. :(

I finally accepted my Pioneer (closed beta for updates) invite at weekend and essentially had to start that version from start. It has something of a mini tutorial which it never had before.

Aren't there still other people in the game with you on other ships?

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Photek » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 pm

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Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

Yep, you can play on your own, choose the sloop, it's the smallest of the boats and easy to manage on your own.

You can play on your own on any boat, you just choose boat then 'closed crew' which means it won't populate boat with others and you can invite people to your boat should you want to.

It's been like that now for months, MM obviously hasn't played it for a while. :(

I finally accepted my Pioneer (closed beta for updates) invite at weekend and essentially had to start that version from start. It has something of a mini tutorial which it never had before.

Aren't there still other people in the game with you on other ships?

Nope, you have the option of 'closed crew' as I said and you're on your own. if you mean on your own entirely then no, it's an online only game and there's other boats around but with minimal skill you can out run others.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Pedz » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:04 pm

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Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

Yep, you can play on your own, choose the sloop, it's the smallest of the boats and easy to manage on your own.

You can play on your own on any boat, you just choose boat then 'closed crew' which means it won't populate boat with others and you can invite people to your boat should you want to.

It's been like that now for months, MM obviously hasn't played it for a while. :(

I finally accepted my Pioneer (closed beta for updates) invite at weekend and essentially had to start that version from start. It has something of a mini tutorial which it never had before.

Aren't there still other people in the game with you on other ships?

Nope, you have the option of 'closed crew' as I said and you're on your own. if you mean on your own entirely then no, it's an online only game and there's other boats around but with minimal skill you can out run others.


Yeah, as I said 'on other ships'. I was wondering if Errkal meant completely solo? Some just don't like online play.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Errkal » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:16 pm

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Pedz wrote:
Photek wrote:
Errkal wrote:Is there a way to paly this without having to play with tohers ?

Yep, you can play on your own, choose the sloop, it's the smallest of the boats and easy to manage on your own.

You can play on your own on any boat, you just choose boat then 'closed crew' which means it won't populate boat with others and you can invite people to your boat should you want to.

It's been like that now for months, MM obviously hasn't played it for a while. :(

I finally accepted my Pioneer (closed beta for updates) invite at weekend and essentially had to start that version from start. It has something of a mini tutorial which it never had before.

Aren't there still other people in the game with you on other ships?

Nope, you have the option of 'closed crew' as I said and you're on your own. if you mean on your own entirely then no, it's an online only game and there's other boats around but with minimal skill you can out run others.


Yeah, as I said 'on other ships'. I was wondering if Errkal meant completely solo? Some just don't like online play.


It being online is cool, I just like to play a game on my own and not be forced to play with others if I dont want to.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by DarkRula » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Just be aware that you might occasionally run into someone whose idea of fun is to completely ruin your day, but I think updates have helped with that.

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by Photek » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:50 pm

DarkRula wrote:Just be aware that you might occasionally run into someone whose idea of fun is to completely ruin your day, but I think updates have helped with that.

Sloops turn faster than other ships so if another Sloop is bothering you, if you angle sails, it essentially can't catch you, when it comes to other boats just do a quick u turn and it may get 1 or 2 shots at you but that's easy to deal with, the real threat is when parked up at an island but just keep watch.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Photek » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:09 am

Feb 9th update will make you download the game again but the game install size will be more than half of what it is now and will only get incrementally bigger with each update going forward to keep game install size small.

XB1 - 25gb goes down to 10gb
XB1X - 45gb goes down to 25gb
PC - 47gb goes down to 27gb


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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Photek » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 pm

Dr Disrespect playing this now, really badly. :lol:

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Pedz » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:29 pm

I can't see me ever watching Dr Disrespect. He seems like a massive tool. Yeah, it's his thing, but nah. You're alright.

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by Photek » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Now ninja is streaming this, Dr Disrespect is alright in small doses, Ninja's face is WAY too punchable tho.

MS are not paying these guys either according to Mike Ybarra, still find it really odd.

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by Pedz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:57 pm

Photek wrote:Now ninja is streaming this, Dr Disrespect is alright in small doses, Ninja's face is WAY too punchable tho.

MS are not paying these guys either according to Mike Ybarra, still find it really odd.


May have something to do with that other guy who took over Ninja for subs the other day or whenever it was and they want to capatise on it?

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by DarkRula » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:11 pm

I was on this two days back, and ended up almost sinking at the first island I reached. I put the anchor down as I'd heard a scraping. As I was boarding up a hole, I got blasted back from a cannon hitting the side. I tried boarding the hole up again, but more appeared. I had to manage bucketing the water out with making repairs, and trying to get away from that cannon. I had one plank remaining once I'd finally got away and finished repairs.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Monkey Man » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:59 am



From the vid, "Sea of Thieves is making PC and Xbox One cross-play optional And plans afoot for "more fluid, less clunky" combat." - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... y-optional

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Photek » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:24 am

Apparantly the new combat stuff is in the Pioneer build which I have but I can't find ANYWHERE that tells you whats patched into it. I'll try it tonight.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - Shrouded Spoils out now! The Arena Mode announced.
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:24 pm



Are you a lonely pirate? Do you long for a crewmate (or three) to join your piratical exploits? Fear no more, solitary swashbuckler! From February 6th-13th , every existing Sea of Thieves player will be able to invite up to three friends to download and play the game for free. Don’t miss Friends Play Free, Simply head over to our website and redeem your codes now!

https://www.seaofthieves.com/friends-play-free

Friends Play Free In Sea of Thieves February 6-13

Show your crew the ropes and set sail for adventure! Filled with thrills, spills and the best kind of shenanigans, few things in life are more enjoyable than crewing up with friends in Sea of Thieves. If you’ve never had the pleasure, then this is for you – over the coming week we’re letting every Sea of Thieves player invite three friends to join the fun.

That’s right, starting at 6am PT/2pm GMT on February 6 through February 13, everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or who has played it through a current Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to invite up to three friends to try the game for free. If you’d like to share the gift of adventure, simply visit SeaofThieves.com/friends-play-free, grab your free codes and send them to your friends. It’s that quick and easy.

And to give you and your pals an awesome adventure to share, track down Duke in the tavern for a time-limited Mercenary Voyage. Offering an essential mix of quintessential Sea of Thieves activities, these special voyages will take you and your friends on an epic quest to find the treasure of the notorious Rum Runner. Crews who complete their voyage will be handsomely rewarded and will also be able to get their hands on special Mercenary cosmetics to act as lasting mementos of their grand adventure.

“Friends Play Free” is the perfect opportunity for existing Sea of Thieves players to take the wheel, set sail for new horizons and show their friends just what it means to Be More Pirate. And for the uninitiated who’d like the chance to experience a slice of the pirate life for themselves, just find a friend who’s already played and ask them nicely to send you one of their codes.

Plus, anyone who redeems a Friends Play Free code will receive a 35% discount when they buy the game digitally on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC between February 6-27.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/02/05/ ... play-free/

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To get players even more excited, we’ll have big news to share on March 20 – the one year anniversary of Sea of Thieves – so stay tuned then for what’s revealed.

They're announcing the details & release dates of a Mega Update on 20th March. Mentioned Arena, Pets, Story Quests etc.



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Player base has more than doubled since the Shrouded Spoils release. Last weekend was 35% PC/65% XB1 split.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - If you have the game 3 Friends can Play Free between February 6-13 (p50)
by Photek » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am

Bought a new Sail over the weekend to add to my black boat skin, now I'm saving up for new Cannons.
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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - If you have the game 3 Friends can Play Free between February 6-13 (p50)
by Pedz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:01 pm

Played this a few times recently (twice) and, I dunno, it's like a really fun game and a great laugh, but I still think it's lacking in stuff. Like, maybe I'm not doing something, but it seems to be the same as before with named Skelton's that take an hour to kill and a bigger shark added.

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PostRe: Sea of Thieves (XB1/Win10) - If you have the game 3 Friends can Play Free between February 6-13 (p50)
by Photek » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:12 pm

I could copy and paste a long list but can't be arsed, not notice entire new area? Row boats? Skeleton ships?

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