Another One Of Those: Game is too hard rants here... (but it’s not really, it’s about the “Fort of the Damned” upadte and new event)
At this point I’m just making these to catalogue the sparse times I don’t exactly have the best time in this game, giving me the justification that it’s the games fault and not mine, blah... blah... blah... Moving on, this is about the new “Fort of The Damned” event, once again bringing my incompetence when playing to light. To start, my very unskilled crew including myself set out to do a task that I well knew we couldn’t complete, obtaining the different lamp colors for the fort. After taking way longer then we should have, all the colors where now in our possession along with the ritual skull. Now these steps where completely fine, bringing a reasonably normal quest to the game was much needed, considering a poor player like myself found the normal forts to be easy, I knew this new fort would be a good change of pace. Once after rotating crew members in and out of our Galleon, as again our incompetence meant some went afk and needed replacements, we made it to the new fort. The atmosphere and tone there was truly different to the normal forts, making it extra exciting. Even before we could take in the scenery, a sloop instantly appeared joining our alliance as fast as they could raising my anxiety levels with no real reason, as they seemed friendly (they always do, don’t they). Lighting the lamps then became faster with an extra hand, but as the environment kept me in awe, another sloop managed to sneak in and join the alliance, all seemed well with them too. The fighting with the skeletons was great, as the mechanics of the fort made it feel new, but amongst the fighting, another and final ship appeared, the dreaded pirate legends Galleon (not to be stereotypical of pirate legends, but from a small pirate pup to a... uh... still small pirate pup, I’ve been taught to always be aware of those flags as they are most certainly more skillful then I) they rolled in to aid in the fighting. To keep this story short... well it’s not going to be short but still, sometime after fighting the skeletons and watching the pirate legend crew put countless gunpowder barrels in their crows nest, my crew member spotted another Galleon on the horizon. This Galleon had an excellent hull and sails, as I should know, because it was my ship... wait my— our ship, how’d it get their... among that fighting a crew member from the pirate legend’s ship had sailed away our ship from the fort, eventually spawning me back to it returning it to the fort. Finally noticing what was happening, I didn’t think the other Galleon wanted to exactly share anymore... returning to the main area on the fort to discuss the situation, the pirate legend crew started to move away another ship, one of the sloops. At this point everyone knew what was happening... openly attacking anyone they could see. Running down to the pirate legend’s Galleon I used the gunpowder barrels they collected to blow a sizable hole in their ship... which was repaired in an instant as I managed to kill myself in the explosion, as I always do. After everyone retreated to their own ships, everyone was at odds. But after sinking a rogue sloop gaining an ally from the other remaining sloop, our Galleon sank to the more seasoned crew. Undoubtedly they where the better crew but at least my crew had taken the defeat gracefully, as defeat is all we have ever known... To end the story here, I’ll give a moral of the story.. wait, what there’s a moral to this non-exciting tale... yes... of course... definitely, indeed... duh... well... uh, let me think. To be honest, when you compare this game to others, it is easy to see the skill gap in players as there is only cosmetic progress in the game, for this good or bad. This cosmetic progression really helps you to see that only skill is the deciding factor in most of this games combat and communications. Finally to end it here, personally I’m fine with this “loss” as the pirate legend’s where just better at the game, and didn’t have any other advantage over us rather then skill. It is called Sea of Thieves for a reason, there will definitely be defeats, which make the victories so much more satisfying, which is what didn’t upset our crew as much as it could in other games. Lastly (promise last sentence) after putting in the time to attempt to complete a dangerous task and then having it not turn out the way you wanted it, still entertained and brought joy into the game for my crew and I... but by the way I still got like ten doubloons for starting the event and bought a nice jacket with it, so who’s the real winner... they are, definitely them still... I—I’ll just... I’ll just head out now, yeah... okay yeah.