What is Sea of Thieves?
Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you'll encounter other crews... but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?
Sea of Thieves is available on Xbox and Windows PC, it incorporates both crossplay and Play Anywhere.
Sea of Thieves is also a world that changes and grows, with content being added, events, challenges and new tools for players to use.
What Does This Mean?
Sea of Thieves is a game that includes both PvE and PvP elements, it's a combination of both and your voyages will be different each time you log in depending on your chosen goals, the threats (including other players) you encounter and the ships and crews you choose to sail with!
For new pirates, that first voyage can be daunting so we've collected together a series of hints and tips in an easy to read thread, from some of the most experienced pirates on the seas!
Where to Start?
What is Sea of Thieves?
A great discussion between Gregg and Joe that outlines their vision for what Sea of Thieves is.
Everything you need to know about Sea of Thieves!
From March 2018
E3 2017 Gameplay Walkthrough
A good illustration of some of the basic elements you'll encounter in game, but there's a lot more content added since this was made :)
The Small Ship
The design thinking that went into the sloop.
It's challenging, but it also gives rise to some epic adventures!
Bilge Rat Adventures
What and why are these?
Campaigns and Content
How Rare add content and why they do it this way...
Acting on Feedback
Rare are committed to working with this community to continue to enrich and expand the world and content of Sea of Thieves and they very much listen to our concerns and suggestions.
While some of the above videos might appear a little dated the core message is consistent.
More recently we've been able to read insights from Gregg Mayles around the initial design and ideas for the game -
As well as Joe's speech here -
How does the forum work?
We'd recommend having a good look around, the Release Notes are a great place to find out what's new and the Mega thread section is a treasure chest of some of the most fervent discussions.
We also have a Pirate Code and Forum Rules which can be found here -
Now you're ready to set sail...
Here are a few great guides from the Gameplay Guides and Tips section to get you started!
And for those with a whole lot of ideas and suggestions, this is a great compilation, still expanding of some of the best!
Also if yer looking for a guide to all the Bilge Rat Adventures so far then cast yer eyes this way!
Ultimate Guide Collection: Every Adventure & Event
And an honourable mention for the Old Salts Piratical Training Academy, details for which can be found here and highly recommended!
There is also a dedicated thread for pirates to post details of their discord groups with descriptions to boot!
Sea of Thieves also has an Official discord channel for finding like minded crewmates, which can be found here -
Would love to see a huge compilation of basic, easy to read tips for new players below - I think we sometimes take for granted how much we've learned during the past months sailing the seas, if you've a link to an up to date guide you've written or a video you've made, all the better!
Hopefully we'll build up something like this one for solo pirates -