A long time ago I saw someone talking about their arena/pvp adventure sinks. They were part of a very successful pvp crew that spent a lot of daily time on the sea sinking any and all ships and they were discussing 8 thousand sinks.
At the time I was just starting to emerge out of my self imposed piratical isolation.
When I started I was a solo but I also didn't read or participate in any media outside of the sea.
I didn't even know what pirate legend was at the time.
All I did was sail. I was alone and I sank to nearly every encounter with a foe that I had. Pirates, skeletons, krakens, it didn't much matter. If they attacked me I typically sank.
One thing lead to another and I ended up bringing in information related to sea of thieves from outside of my sessions.
This lead to me stumbling upon the conversation of the 8k sinks.
As an adventureman of goals I committed to hitting 8k but not as a hostile pvper
as a survivor of the environment. Not initiating and stealing but producing and defending.
At the time this wasn't a realistic goal.
I wasn't and am still not talented at combat. I don't stack impressive piles of loot for hours and hours or days.
At the time I felt I wasn't good enough at anything that was needed to be anything more than the bottom of the food chain.
I stuck with it out of habit. The world had slowed down and I just kept picking up scraps and selling them, trying to put the piratical pieces together.
Eventually I did.
I'm passionate about the environment. The circle of sea life and the complexity of piracy fascinates me.
Witnessing pirates find strength in themselves to overcome. I don't trust them but I trust that they are all capable of significant personal accomplishments.
I'm still solo. It's what feels right or maybe it's just really all I know.
I still don't initiate hostility and achieve whatever victories I'm fortunate enough to earn from defending myself or others that don't want to fight. It's what my conscience permits.
I still put honest effort into contributing to the sea by producing treasure for others to potentially steal.
This goofy pirate blog to me is more than just a scrapbook, I hope at some point in time it motivates the sunk to sail again.
It doesn't have to be about being the best at combat or treasure gathering. I'm not the best at either. It can be more than that. It can be whatever you want it to be.
Don't give up, you got the music in you.
Onward, I now head to 10k. Still solo and still only fighting crews and sinking ships that consent to battle and that aim to rob and sink me.
I don't enjoy combat, I just enjoy living a pirate's life.
8000th recorded sink
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