As I suspected in advance, this is one of the worst updates in a long time.
Not in terms of gameplay, because the theme is really cool, the naval battles are cool, but in terms of the player community it's the worst!
Didn't Rare learn from their mistakes with the arena? Have they lost their memory? Don't they know that part of the community is extremely toxic and I'm weighing my words? And the wonderful idea they had: leave the voice chat? Sorry, what? So either Rare supports this kind of behaviour, and we joeuurs just have to shut up and make dozens of reports like the nice doggies we are, or Rare realizes that this mode is an open door to the worst of humanity and makes decisions.
I won't even talk about the completely bogus MMR at the time of writing, as a lot of data must undoubtedly be collected in order to have a correct MMR, but the toxicity of the players is unbearable!
I won't talk about the God Mod used by many people who are so bad that they have to cheat to feel strong, because this bug will hopefully be fixed very soon.
But one thing is certain: if it continues like this, Sea of Bones will die just like the arena. And the community has only itself to blame.
Either Rare cleans up its community very quickly, or the game will die! And when I talk about the game, I'm talking about the Sea of Bones PvP mode
So yes, I'm disappointed, and not just a little.
Don't make me look like a rager, because if hate toxicity is your idea of being a rager, then you're not very smart.
I have more than 6000 hours of play, don't come and give me lessons on how to play, keep these remarks to yourself.
Edit: I could also have mentioned the non-stop spamming of chaos balls in battle, even in arena there was no such thing. But hey, that's part of the game.
Finally the shipfight gameplay has changed and not for the better