Following the launch of Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life, we've been carefully monitoring your feedback across all our channels and spaces – thank you all for your responses and continued support!
As you've seen over the past few weeks, we've been steadily rolling out updates to improve the experience of playing the new Tall Tales, by resolving high priority issues that have prevented players from progressing. We will continue to assess your feedback and reports following these updates and identify areas for future improvement.
A key new feature that has attracted plenty of discussion has been the Tunnels of the Damned and their role in moving players between servers for certain Tall Tales. These Tunnels, when activated, allow a crew to move to a new location to continue the Tall Tale experience, taking any collected resources and Emissary progression with them, while leaving any treasure behind.
While the primary function of the Tunnels is to seamlessly transition players into these new story focused locations, we foresaw that the Tunnels could be used by players to take some control over their server experience by purposefully triggering a server migration.
Following launch, we have been closely monitoring how players have been using the Tunnels of the Damned in ways outside of their primary function such as to seek out a new emergent event, to find new foes to challenge or simply to refresh their server experience.
We want to clarify that for now, we consider all the scenarios mentioned above as legitimate uses of the Tunnels of the Damned. However, we recognise that there are many differing opinions on this topic, and we will continue to monitor both your feedback and how players are using this feature.
As with everything in Sea of Thieves, we are constantly reviewing, learning, and iterating at every stage of development, from the initial design through to when a feature is released to all players, and the Tunnels of the Damned are no exception. We will continue to assess how this feature impacts the overall play experience and may make adjustments in the future to ensure an enjoyable Sea of Thieves experience for all.
Thank you all for your continued support and for sharing your experiences! Feel free to leave your feedback on the Tunnels of the Damned in this thread so we have a centralised space for us to review your thoughts.
Thanks again and see you on the seas!
Drew 'S0nicbob' Stevens