Hello first of all i would like to tell that i love the game it looks very pretty and i can just sink hours into it also English is not my Native Language so please excuse my grama.
After about maybe 100h playing this game i just get more and more tired about PVP players see you doing something instandly going after you and (in almost all cases) sink you jsut because there can. I understand PVP Players relay on PVE players like me to get there loot without spending 1h in voyages but after many days now always happening the same its just...annoying. I dont like PVP i always try sail away from ships or make myself noticeable as Friendly mostly i got backstabbed or just getting attacked right away tho. I also know that the Devs belive that PVP is a key fuction in that game and without it it would jsut die. Lets take DayZ as example many claim that the PVP is a key Fuctions aswell in that game still there exist servers that are PVE that run very well because you still can die from PVE Encounters. The same i feel about SoT even with no PVP you still can die from random PVE entcounters like Kraken or so on also telling that the game would get boring very fast is also a fallacy since there is about 75 Tall Tales to finish in total each of them i would say you need 90 min to get it start it and turn in the loot that would turn out as in maybe about 100h. This would mean you have alone 100h playtime of pure content to do and i got many many times interrupted and sunken while doing them witch is just annoying. Also there is all the Achievements you can to and so on so there is enough content for PVE players on pve servers.
Another point i did hear about is the World Events that would be campt or loot stolen out of it. There are many Options you can build into this like a "who did most dmg over time to this event get the loot right" and making a timer to see who is the longest on it if for exapmle a solo step on the island start the event and a group of 4 person appear there will most likely do the most dmg to it but since the solo is on the island from the first min the event have startet till all the way to the end this solo player would get the loot privilegs. This would eliminate the problem about someone comes do the last shoot on the Boss or a group of players would just come and steel the Event.
Im aware the Devs dont like the ideea of PVE in there game still there is a big part of the player base requesting this playstile and it would be very nice of the devs to listen to that voices too many might side with the devs and say PVE is just useless anyone would jsut spend time there and PVP server would be empty. I dont belive it will be that way since all other games i know PVP server are in the end the most populatet servers only Players who rly dont want interact with other players in PVP go on pure PVE servers. Another ideea would be that the loot on PVE servers would be 0.25% less worth since its easyer and saver to get jsut to try balance it out and give players the incentive to play on pvp servers myself i would not always play on the PVE servers and would accasionlay try my luck in PVP.
Please respect the Playstyle other player might have. Personaly i dont like the ideea anymore join the game knowing "oh well someone gonna attack me anyway in the end and i will lose all again" and i dont feel willing anymore to invest 2h into this game then.