Here is the little summary of my community day and widely shared with players met during this day.
In one sentence unfortunately: The worst day since I've been playing...
On Saturday afternoon, I set off on a sloop and it was really nice. Meeting players, possibility of alliance and super good spirit.
Happy with this first session, I up a galleon with 3 friends from 9 p.m. The galley begins ... servers infected by players who only want to do PVP and prevent any progress in the game.
First try: Athena Fortress. RIP by galleon reaper.
We change servers.
Second try: The same thing.
We change servers again.
Third attempt: we abandon the idea of making an event and we embark on an athena quest. After finishing, we observe a reaper 5 chasing us. We exchange with him and we decide to do an alliance. Players seem nice, we exchange a lot, we help each other ... We manage to sell and we go to the Athena fortress. At the end an opposing player blows up a barrel of powder in our boat... Sunk - broken alliance (he just wanted our emissary flag).
I don't understand this mentality, especially on this type of day. Asking us we would have gladly given our flag after selling.
At this stage, we have lost two sailors (for many times I think) disgusted with this evening.
I relaunched a sloop with my friend to try and finish on a good point. Getting to the end of the athena quest, same story... a brigantine that had just popped on the server and passed reaper 5 very quickly chased us and eventually caught up with us.
End of the game I leave disgusted with this session.
I think we really need to change things about this game to strengthen the PVE experience. The PVP is not limited to beautiful naval battles but to boarding and spam kill respawn.
The alliance system should also be revised and offered not to incite betrayal.
Sea of thieves will not change the nature of man unfortunately. Really disappointed with this part of the community.
Positive point (just one): some ancient gold.
That's fine :) I hope your experience has been better than ours!