Sea of Thieves looks forward to its next major patch while pledging support for Black Lives Matter and the community

    
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Everyone should feel welcome in Sea of Thieves. That’s a big message shared by the game’s executive producer Joe Neate ahead of the latest development video, with Neate saying outright that the team has a zero-tolerance policy toward racism and discrimination, that Rare supports Black Lives Matter, and that the team needs to update the actual game itself to better reflect player self-expression and to convey support for people of all sorts. While the preamble is a bit light on actual details, Neate promises that the team will share more details in upcoming updates and on the game’s site.

In terms of actual content, of course, there’s still plenty going on in the video, ranging from the special spectral ammunition of Ghost Ships used against players (including spectral faces fired into the side of the hull and phantom mines) and the upcoming shanty selection interface. There are also improvements to the game’s non-verbal system being added into the next patch, giving everyone a fuller suite of communication tools while out on the high seas.

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flatline4400
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flatline4400

Yes but… is it still a gank box?

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Sorenthaz

Technically yes, nothing stops a session from being a gank box if there are ship crews who want to shoot yours down and take whatever you might (or might not) have.

But folks who blindly defend it will just say that it’s a PvP game at its core or that’s what pirate games are all about and it’s called Sea of Thieves because Thieves = only ever a PvP thing I guess (sorry Elder Scrolls, your Thieves Guild isn’t apparently a proper guild of thieves if they don’t gank and steal from each other at every opportunity). Or just tell you to go play another game since only certain types should apparently be allowed to step into the game and play it how they want to.

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Raleigh-St-Clair

Reminds me of the original direction for New World. People getting ganked left and right until the devs realised a chunk of their playerbase were highly sociopathic nutjobs and changed the game accordingly. Yet there are people, who seem quite normal when you get to know them, who will swear black and blue that’s how the game should be, and that’s what people want. I don’t get it at all. The whole, “I ruined someone’s day over and over again! Mwahahahahaha!” always made someone seem like dick to my way of thinking.