Sea of Thieves fans decipher a fix for a common beta error… if you don’t mind getting a refund and rebuying

The seas of closed beta be choppy ones for the stoutest ship to navigate, but many captains who seek the blue in Sea of Thieves have found their efforts brought low by an accursed error. Two errors, if your tale be true! But the right fortunate news is that some have discovered how to tack into the wind when this error is a-spied on the horizon; the only catch is that ye must retrieve your doubloons from the digital store of Microsoft what sold ye the title in the first.

Aye, those who request a refund from the direct purchase on the Box of X and then purchase a fresh copy of the game on Amazon have been proper reporting that the closed beta works correctly, so fairly warned be ye. Alas, those captains falling afoul of the fabled BronzeBeard error code have yet to be seen again, and we know not if the sea may ever give up the dead thus confined to her briny depths. Know that ye have one fix, just the same, for my tale be a true one; also know that none shall think ye a coward for waiting until these errors be proper corrected.

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Rolan Storm

Wut?

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Darthbawl

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Duane_Does_not_check_email

Never write an article in pirate again

Xijit
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Xijit

That pirate-ese gave me cancer.

MY imagination now literally has cancer … hope you are proud of yourself.

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Sorenthaz

What annoys me is I was for some reason required to completely reinstall the closed beta. Oh well. Folks are already questioning how much content it will actually have, because let’s be honest there isn’t actually a whole lot that they’ve even shown in their trailers.

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Dug From The Earth

As an alpha tester, my account was flagged as a “Founder” which was supposed to be able to just install the game without any code/key, and play. Unfortunately, the MS store (and xbox software on pc) both throw an error and never actually even start the download.

This makes me REALLY reluctant to even buy the game at this point. The last thing id want to do is pay money and then find out I still couldnt play.

I blame Microsoft. Their store system is complete unintuitive garbage. Give me steam any day of the week over this.

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DoomSayer

I watched some streamers playing this and while the game looks amazing I questioned just how much gameplay there really is beyond pvp and the super simple quests I saw.

After the initial wow ends what will keep you playing? Are there more enemies than just skeletons? It seemed like the end thing you needed to find was a buried chest.

These are just my impressions watching people play.

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Sorenthaz

Nothing really, from the looks of it. They say there’ll be updates and it’s all about “becoming a pirate legend” through whatever means, but they need to have some major cards held close to their chest if that sentiment is to become more than fluffy RP nonsense.

This honestly gives me Peter Molyneux vibes because he’s pretty much saying that there’s no actual progression beyond cosmetics and higher gold/reputation numbers.

There’s also going to only be three reputations at launch, and their only differences are the things you turn in for them + the cosmetics you can earn. The basic gameplay loop will still remain the same with different appearances. The world as it is will feel empty because it’s both session-based and devoid of actual threats/encounters on the sea that aren’t players (unless you purposely go into a storm).

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deekay_plus

eh i think it’s great that that’s what it is. i hope thye build upon in post launch to give more but i think what it is (including all three factions which ihaven’t sampled the third yet) is really neat and cool and fun.

i do think it’s overpriced tho.

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Dug From The Earth

from my experience, its more of a party game in a sense.

Get together with some friends, jump into something you have done 100 times in the past, because its fun, and then feel content to call it a night after a couple hours of play. Regardless of all you did was sail around and shoot cannons and get lost on some island while skeletons chased you.

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deekay_plus

i don’t know why that’s a bad thing >>

that’s exactly what i want from it and it delivers it very well.

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Dug From The Earth

reread my comment and quote where exactly I say its a bad thing :P

I love the game, its a ton of fun.

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deekay_plus

oh no i know you aren’t saying it is, but others are for some reason.

because apparently people can’t play games for the gameplay anymore, they gotta play it for rng loot or else it’s “boring” and there’s “nothing there”.

but yeah i’m 110% with you, i guess i came off other than intended sorry.

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DoomSayer

I don’t think it is a bad thing as long as everyone knows going in exactly what it is they are getting for their money. Sorry, I didn’t mean for to sound as negative as it did. Honestly, I was more just wondering if what I saw was basically what there was to the game.

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deekay_plus

while i think it’s maybe overpriced for how much content/activities it will launch with, i think what it is is grreat stuff and high quality at every level from design to implementation.

and what’s there is alot of fun – unless you force it to be a grind and don’t take time and effort to go around just having fun for fun’s sake.

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Melissa McDonald

that “fix” is ridiculous, the game devs need to provide a solution.

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semugh

Dead men tell no tales!

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deekay_plus

weird i bought on ms store and having no issues. but then i was in the testing program so was getting access to beta anyway so maybe that’s why i didn’t run into that issue.

anyways had a load of fun with friends yday. we didn’t focus exclusively on doing qusts/progression but rather spent a healthy chunk looking for storms and pvp, which we all suck at but we did get some kills in (and got killed once too by a ninja boarder :D)

alos learned that OBS doesn’t like when you switch audio output devices mid stream which led to a less than stellar stream and stream archive for a couple friends. QQ