Sea of Thieves’ patch today mops up bugs and addresses respawn griefing

    
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Still arr-ing and ahoy-matey-ing and avast-ye-ing in Sea of Thieves? Today’s patch… well, it’s a wee one. Rare says it’s fixed a bunch of bugs, including the install bug, the “falling through the boat” bug, the matchmaking lockup, and the bounty captain spawn bug. You also can’t screw up mermaid teleporting anymore. And as for the ongoing griefing?

“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!”

The studio does note it’s still aware of character customization borkups, delayed achievements, weapon equip issues, and DLC display problems.

If you’re grumpy about the amount of content in the game, or want to spar with those who are, the Twitter thread on the patch is for you. Also Reddit, where people are freaking out over theories that Rare is “withholding content” while people bail out of the game.

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PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

Rare “withholding content”? Hahaha, people give Rare way too much credit.

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Schmidt.Capela

Rare was a darn good developer back when it wasn’t beholden to Microsoft. Being acquired by a big company seems to suck the soul of independent studios.

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Dug From The Earth

looks like they are moving forward at a bungie pace…

Its almost like they got all the money they could have ever wanted from the initial sales, and now its just time to put on the facade of them still caring.

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Dystopiq

Turns out people don’t actually want a piracy game.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Darthbawl

Old school Popeye, +1 good Sir! :P

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Accept no substitutes! ;)

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Schmidt.Capela

And particularly relevant in that not only Popeye and Bluto are sailors, Bluto was originally created as a pirate (in the comic strips that predate the cartoon).

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deekay_plus

finally fought the kraken last night but soon after ganked by an enemy crew that didn’t seem too interested in sinking us and had some kind of lag hax or some shit.

so this patch wouldn’t have helped us there.