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Tossed Upon the Waves By a Monstrous Storm in Sea of Thieves

Whether Sea of Thieves enough content is up for debate, but what isn't debatable in my mind is how amazing this game is at creating heart-pounding moments of adventure.

Tonight I was sailing around islands capturing chickens and pigs for the Merchant's Alliance when I was suddenly overtaken by a tremendous storm. "No big deal, I can weather this one," I thought.

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Sea of Salty Thieves

Sea of Thieves came out today! Yes, that’s an exclamation point at the end of that sentence. I used one because I’m excited. That’s a statement coming from someone who played the alpha and beta tests, and knew exactly what kind of game I was getting.

I’ve written a few times now about what kind of game Sea of Thieves is and what kind of game Sea of Thieves is not.

Despite there being no room for confusion after so many beta tests being open to the public, and so many people streaming the game, there are still countless salty sea dogs posting bad reviews on meta critic, reddit, and anywhere they can share their opinions. Most of them are complaining about what the game is not.

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Sea of Thieves Wishlist

Sea of Thieves launches in just one week! I've had a great time playing the various beta tests over the past year. I'm happy to see the game finally launching and allowing us to save our progress, sail the seas with friends, and all-around be a pirate.

Though the game is remarkably fun, I still have a wishlist for things I'd like to see coming shortly after launch. Given we haven't seen everything, some of these may pleasantly surprise me by already being in the game.

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Sea of Thieves Microtransactions

News of microtransactions in Sea of Thieves has been making its way around the internet over the past 24 hours. Here's what we know:

  • Early focus post-launch is on a great gameplay experience
  • First major patch will deliver the optional ability to spend money
  • Purchases will be cosmetic only
  • Currency will be acquirable through in-game play
  • There will never be loot boxes

Having played Sea of Thieves for quite some time, and following the developers logs and releases, I'm comfortable with this for a few reasons.

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