Sea of Thieves retraces the Pirate Code in its first developer update video of 2019

    
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It’s time for Sea of Thieves’s first developer update video of the new year, and this time around, Executive Producer Joe Neate is here to remind players of the Pirate Code and take a look at what’s happening in the latest game update. Neate proudly notes that Sea of Thieves apparently made it onto quite a few end-of-the-year best-of lists, resulting in a potential influx of new players in the coming months.

In light of this, he spends a significant portion of the video reminding players of the existence of the Pirate Code: “Everyone is welcome on Sea of Thieves,” Neate says, adding, “We do not discriminate against anyone for any reason.” This seems especially pertinent to the greater Sea of Thieves community, as many players on the game’s subreddit seem to have been raising concerns over increasingly frequent instances of toxic behavior within the game.

As far as game update news is concerned, information is pretty slim. The most recent update was primarily comprised of bug-fixes, so there’s not a whole lot to report there. Players will, however, be pleased to know that bugs that prevented some players from receiving rewards after defeating the Kraken have been fixed, so everyone should now be properly rewarded for his or her efforts. Beyond that, there’s not much news regarding what we can look forward to as we move into the new year, but hopefully we’ll be hearing more from Sea of Thieves soon enough.

Source: YouTube

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the vault-tec gamers

I like how he says be careful on how you speak and I spent about a hour doing a micjey mouse impression on our gall

And btw with the the stronghold barrel added to the game my crew was fighting a sloop so I jumped of to blow up there ship I got to the bottom deck of the sloop and blew it up killing myself and both the pirates on sloop but when I respawed they where still following us (they had no planks of wood I checked before they blew the ship up)

Was it just luck or where they hacking because we had to sink them 3 times and that doesn’t match the every pirate is equal code

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PurpleCopper

Preventing toxicity in a game encouraging pirate behavior… hmm…

No doubt xbox players are also salty about getting their asses handed to them by pc players, talk about the unfairness of it all.

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I’m actually not sure how much Xbox/PC players cross with each-other in normal play really. I know cross-play works on command with people across platform joining the same game through party/invites ect.
But unless the pool of players is low, they might try to prioritise matching you with players on your platform first.

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BDJ

Eh he is crediting updates but the influx of players is largely in part to Summit1G (popular streamer with 40-50k views). He has promoted the game and is responsible for a ton (literally tons ) of new players. He is controversial for sure, but he impact on the game cannot be denied.

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Random MMO fan

Yeap, SumSum definitely had an effect on number of players, but I am not sure how much of them would be attributed to him.

That also makes me curious – Ninja is now streaming FFXI (probably was also paid to promote it), I wonder how many new players this game got as a result… Too bad I don’t play it to check it within the game.

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bereman99

If he was paid to promote FFXI I doubt it was by the devs, as he’s on a private server when he plays it. It just says the name of the server in the stream title, but I remember watching a bit and the “info” style chat commands mentioned it being a private server capped at 75 and a quick googling of the server name confirms the same.

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Mr.McSleaz

I had no Idea that private servers existed for this game. Just checked it out & downloading the installer now. Can’t wait to play, thnx :)

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Sorenthaz

Might also be the reason for an increase in toxicity, because he’s pretty regularly trying to troll and PvP with other players.

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Lethality

No… the uptick happened way before he started streaming it :) The game is in a great spot.

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BDJ

He started streaming it a month ago… with the update. The devs said the uptick came with the update. I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

Pick any 30 minute stretch and watch his stream. Specifically watch the donations at the top. You will be utterly shocked how many he gets stating that he is the sole reason they bought the game. I would advise disabling chat though. It’s horrible. I have it permanently off.

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Lethality

Even if every single one of those viewers buys the game (they won’t), 40,000 units nothing in the scope of a game that already has 5 million players.

The uptick is because of the hard work Rare had put in throughout the year, bringing people back (and not just 1 streamer).

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BDJ

I hate to break it to ya, but there arent close to 5 million players playing this game. Not even remotely close. Maybe they had 5 million buy the game and even that is skewed as you get the game with the xbox game pass.

The uptick isn’t due to all of their “hard work”. Exactly what have they put in game again?

– Megladon
– Volcanic Region
– Skeleton Ships
– Skeletons that hold explosive barrels
– Mermaid statues on the bottom of the ocean
– One ship
– Cargo Runs
– Skeleton Thrones
– 2 week events that don’t happen anymore.

Um what else? Please. Help me out here. Hell, they delayed pets on launch and we still haven’t gotten them and its been 10 months now.

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Lethality

I don’t think anyone is arguing the game was a little empty at release – and THAT is the hard work they’ve been putting it. Not giving up, listening (VERY CLOSELY) to the community and making every patch better than the last. THIS is why it’s worth playing and watching.

They delayed pets because that is going to be their micro transaction model, and they didn’t feel it was right to introduce something like that WHILE THEY WERE STILL FIXING THE GAME (see above).

But I sense you have a deep-seated need to “win” this discussion, so… you be you.