Sea of Thieves devs are aiming their cannons directly at the game's biggest critique: A lack of content. People savagely critiqued the game for simply being an empty world with nothing to do once the novelty of being a pirate wears off.
While I agree with this lack of 'things to do' to a certain extent, I will push back and say that people have largely forgotten what it means to have fund and make your own fun and content in an open world where players are the content. Regardless, Sea of Thieves devs are attempting to remedy this problem.
How? With more content, and an attempt to create a content/patch cadence for updating the game to bring more for players to do.
I've been having an absolute blast in Sea of Thieves -- pun intended. There have been so many memorable moments this past week that I really can't get behind the idea that Sea of Thieves doesn't have a lot of content.
Sure, if you grind quests and you're looking for a RPG or MMO then this obviously isn't going to float your boat -- pun intended again.
Here are a couple of fun / funny moments from this week.
P.S. There's a video after the jump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
I’m pretty proud of myself, so I just have to brag and share the awesome moments I had in the Sea of Thieves closed beta yesterday.
I had about 30 minutes to kill so I hopped into the game thinking I would just sail around in a one-man dinghy. In the past (Alpha) I hadn’t encountered a lot of players. Usually I could sail for an hour and see no one. That’s why I was shocked when I saw a massive set of sails on the horizon.
Sea of Thieves is now in a closed beta state! I'm excited to be able to share my impressions of what we have in the closed beta, but will probably limit my thoughts to this since I am unsure right now if the Alpha content I played is still under NDA.
The game in this closed beta is a pared down "bespoke pirate experience" which is code for it being more of a demo without all of the features.
That said, I have enough to go on to share my thoughts.
Excited to play Sea of Thieves Closed Beta on 1/24/2018 but can't figure out where in the Windows Store you can download the closed beta? I was too until I figured this out.
I'm going to walk you through the process of finding and installing Sea of Thieves Closed Beta on a Windows 10 PC.