New Members Introduction

  • 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.

    Sea of Thieves: The Arena Official Announce Trailer

    What Sea of Thieves brought us in 2018 from @EGGamer13

    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?

    Some great videos that give an overview of some of the most important aspects of the game can be found here and many others on the Sea of Thieves and Rare Ltd Youtube channels

    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.

    Solo Play
    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 -

    VIT Talks 2018: Sea of Thieves: creating a new type of multiplayer game

    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.

    The forums are a place where you can introduce yourself, make Suggestions and give feedback as well as discuss everything Sea of Thieves or share tales of your adventures and fan creations!

    There's a great guide here from @KnifeLife :
    Forum help! (Images/Links/Text tools) Help guide

    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!

    Sea of Thieves Tutorial

    Sea Of Dummies. A Fan-Written guide to Rare Ltd's, Sea Of Thieves by Nafe Pacewell

    Captain FishSt1ck's guide to finding friendly crews

    Fox's pro tips & tricks for sloop mastery (50+ tips and tricks)

    How To: Use Basic and Advanced Combat Techniques

    The Power of Running and Why its your fault you got Caught.

    Sailing Tip: How to park your ship!

    Being a Good Crew Mate

    Need a map or a guide? - try this site from one of our very own Deckhands -
    Rare Thief

    And for those with a whole lot of ideas and suggestions, this is a great compilation, still expanding of some of the best!

    Community Idea's Master List Updated 12/13 by @ENF0RCER and Crew

    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!

    The Old Salts [ Always here to help] Piratical Training Academy

    There is also a dedicated thread for pirates to post details of their discord groups with descriptions to boot!

    A Place to tell us about yer Discord Group Mk II

    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 -

  • Ahoy thar Fo'Rum!

    HERE WE ARE! Can you believe it?
    Launch Day is upon us and Sea of Thieves is going to be sailing into peoples hands throughout the day.

    Well, now that we have to pick a Pirate that we are proud of, I thought it would be good fun to screen capture our selected IPG (Infinite Pirate Generator) Pirate and show that picture off here alongside some back story and facts about our Pirates.

    Feel free to Copy and Paste the below format to reply to this topic, or just make it up. (once you get access to the game)
    *Please remember to keep to the Pirate Code with your responses and just have some fun.

    Ahoy! My Name Is [insert name]

    I've come to the Sea of Thieves [to] [because] [insert reason here]

    Me interests consist of [insert things your Pirate likes here]

    [Insert Sea of Thieves Pirate Picture]

  • Hello,

    a friend and I are looking for PC crewmates to play with. Mic and medium game knowledge are required. Chilled and focused gameplay. Specific roles are not needed. The speaking language is English and Croatian. If you are interested you can add me on Xbox, Gamertag: Foxiii12.

    Thanks for reading this post,
    Have a nice day.

  • Hey guys!

    I am watching this game since it was in Beta, and I really like the atmosphere that comes with it. It looks beautiful, and seems like it would run well on my PC as well.

    I was thinking about buying it for my Microsoft account, but I noticed that it will come to Steam 'soon'.

    If I read correctly, Steam players WILL be able to play with XBOX and Microsoft players as well, but my question is, is there any information regarding if the Steam version will have something 'extra' or not?

    For example, I am thinking about Achievements. Or something else.
    Or the Steam version will literally be the SAME as the Microsoft one?

    Does anyone know anything about it?
    Because now I am thinking about waiting for the Steam release before I get going, but I am not sure if it is worth the wait, or not.

    Because it will be literally the same, then I will buy for Microsoft ofc.

    Thank you guys for the help!

    • Mic or chat
    • voyage focused
    • Man the cannons
      Gamertag: ITZ CODE412

  • I'm tired of being the only one to angle, set, and steer. I'm also tired of being the only one that can communicate in chat. Please have common sense.If you know how to do both add me on xbox. ITZ CODE412

  • Hi everyone,

    Absolutely loving the game. I play on X1X and PC, go by the name of Ch3w84cc4. I am usually playing in a Galleon or a sloop with my two kids but don't get much done. Looking for a crew that I can get some career progression with. Please feel free to add me. I am looking for a more mature crew though so adults only please.

  • Bonjour je recherche des joueurs Xbox sérieux sans prise de tête merci

  • Ahoy pirates! Im a player who has played this game lots of hours and is looking for new people to play with. Dont care about playing arena or adventure mode. I prefer players who know the game and +18.
    I am Spanish but i know English. My gametarg is chrislogrono, be free to add me, see you in the seas!

  • Greetings everyone,

    I am fairly new to the game, have about two days worth of playtime under my belt. However new to the game doesn't mean inexperienced. Currently I have a group of three frequent players that are looking for a fourth to aid us on our adventure and plundering. I myself play on PC, while my counterparts are xbox players. Please be 18+ and have a working mic and the ability to talk through it so that the game goes more smoothly.

    See you on the high sea.

  • Nice to meet you all! I am new to the forums but not new to the game. Been playing for a long time and been in love with it for a long time. Love to play with you all and am excited to be active on here as well as in game.

  • Ahoy Pirate Pals!
    I'm Iceman D18 and you can find me on the seas on Xbox.
    I've played on and off since Launch as a more casual player!
    I'm a friendly pirate, more than willing to help anyone out! However if I will defend myself if required
    See you on the Seas!

  • Hey there!

    I started 2 days ago and boy what an experience, within my first 5 minutes of waking up in the starting town I got blown up by a galleon. I left and created a new character, did maiden voyage and this time got boarded by 4 pirates who just said, "This is our ship now". They sailed away while I was still exploring my sloop, they then killed me and continued to kill me until I googled and found out about scuttling. So did that. I proceeded to adventure onwards and get mauled by the kraken, skeleton ships and the meg. I was on a downward spiral, to "Boy this is a brutal game for newbies" All I wanted was to find map, look for treasure and make some gold. I combed discord and found some fellow South Africans who play, and joined their galleon, I was promptly thrown into the arena, and learnt very quickly on the basics of pvp. Killing and being killed removed the fear of adventure mode death.

    We managed to get a chest in arena mode after our galleon got blown up, via the rowboat, and was one of the most nail biting experiences we have had. Being tailed by 3 galleons on a rowboat is hectic.

    Back in adventure land, we managed to defeat a skeleton fort boss, the loot was amazing, only for it to be destroyed by a skeleton ship and kraken battle at the same time.

    This was my intro to sea of thieves, it has taught me three things.

    1. Dont become attached to your loot
    2. You will die, a lot.
    3. You only get better when playing more. Skill is the name of the game.

    PS: The graphics are great, sometimes when you aren't dying to everything in SoT, the scenery is awesome to look at.

  • Ahoy pirates,
    Friendly & unfriendly (lol)
    I've been on the seas for a little over 2 years now.
    My fellow pirate Crew call me Daze but you'll find me under DazeAfterSummer.
    (You can also find me me on Twitch, I play mostly Xbox one)
    I'm genuinely your friendly pirate but I have no problem hitting your ship with a few cannons if you start firing first. Lol
    You'll find I do swear like a sailor.

    Will be a great adventure ahead I hope.
    See you on the Seas

  • Slightly regretting getting it. I spent the first hour just trying to purchase different clothes while someone kept killing me, so I went back and forth from the ferry of the damned.
    Then joined an open crew only to be called stupid and left out of the mission because the others on the crew wanted to do everything instead of letting me join in.

    I turned off the game, and unsure whether I want to go back on there. I got it to help me get through isolation, but it just made me feel worse.

  • Weird how this sounds like a dating profile...

    I'm in the UK, currently a PL (just by grinding the numbers, I don't do forts etc.). Usually play with my brother but he's finding the time increasingly difficult.

    Happy to sail and scavenge, do missions, fish etc. etc. to keep those numbers going up!

    O/S: 52
    GH: 52
    MA: 52
    HA: 32

    Adults only pls, not into griefing. Fun sails only :)

    Cheers, Tim

  • Ahoy! I’m Izzy!
    I’ve been playing this game on and off since the release but recently, I’ve been playing pretty much nonstop. I have been -TRYING- to grind Order of Souls missions to become a pirate legend. As of right now, I am a level 47. I am 50 in both Gold Hoarders and Merchant Alliance. I’ve completed all the Tall Tales as well.
    If you’re looking for a random person to join your crew and vanquish some skellies, I’m your girl!
    Since I have been playing this game for so long, I’ve picked up a few tricks and tips here and there. Plus, I pretty much know the map like the back of my hand which can be useful. If you’re an adult with at least some sense of humor, let’s sail the seas!
    PS. I’m not a very agro pirate. But I will always help my crew if we are attacking someone or being attacked.
    PPS. My brother and I are sometimes a packaged deal. Where I lack in the agro and PVP department, he does not.

  • Greetings and whatnot.
    Now I know what you may be thinking, who are you? I've never heard of you, how dare you call me slow! gosh you're so handsome.
    Well fear not gentlefolk, most of those questions may or may not be answered.
    Why are you slow? It's because I am fast. I can run away from anything faster than you, which pretty much describes my first 24 hours on this game.
    Running away from anyone and everyone. I mean seriously, some of you guys really need a few minutes in chill the duck out corner.
    No-one cares how many pirates you kill or how many ships you sink, we're Pirates, all that matters is how big your hat is and how long you can remain verticle after a barrel of grog.
    But I'm still having fun, scraped together enough doubloons to make my ship red, this is important, for if you see a red blur streaking across the ocean that's probably me running away, and this is the important bit, faster than you.
    I'm serious, I don't need sails, Pah! I'm going to rope a couple of Seahorses to the front and yeehaw this ship into the next century.
    That's how boats work right?

    Anyway nice to meet you all.

  • I have been noticing a ton of new players lately and even posts here about new player experiences and hardships.

    I assume because of the crazy real world virus a lot of people are indoors and may be checking this game out for the first time.

    Add me as a friend if you like or if you are an experienced player like me that wants to help out the new sailors post that you are willing here too.

    I sail est time zone mostly nites and on tuesdays and weekends I sail a lot all throughout the day.

    I have been playing since the beta days and have a real love for this game. It can be a nitemare for newer or casual players as it is one of the few games with open player vs player combat at all times. It can be nice to have someone show you the ropes and make your voyages a bit more successful so hit me up!

  • Hello i am new kept tried to sign up for insider programme and its telling me im signed out and wont let me complete sign up process please help

  • strikethrough textArroz,
    Meu nome é camilo e meu interesse nesse jogo é me divertir e me tornar o maior pirata de todo o mundo sea. :D
    Apenas isso, simples não?!~~~~

  • Ahoy! My Name Is Patrick

    I've come to the Sea of Thieves To learn the pirate ways and meet new people and my other friends play too

    Me interests consist of killing skelles and krackens and sailing the seas to find loot!


  • I'm new and this game seems really cool, add me on Xbox so we can play together...I'm an adult preferably adults with like minded sense of pirate humor dry,sarcastic, funny let's sail the seas together

  • Why did I just get like 30,000 coins 300 doubloons and arena rep and athena rep when I just logged in?

  • My name is FuryNymph420 I've been playing since Dec 3,2019 Iman Athena's 7 and by golly I love this game I play almost everyday and I stream just about the same ( 9/10 times it's SOT. Streaming) so maybe I'll see y'all out there in the treacherous seas ..

  • HEWWO!~ :3


  • What are some good tactics to use when playing solo to make as much money as possible?



    Founded in July of 2018, The Pirate Council started with long standing communities found on the Sea of Thieves Forum. Since its inception, TPC has grown to form a larger coalition of many organizations within the Sea of Thieves Community. We all share a common passion for the game.

    As of 2019, The Pirate Council is the single largest coalition of communities, with the leadership groups and content creators of 20+ communities representing the voices of 70,000+ Sea of Thieves users. With a growing collection of boatswains, deckhands, streamers, content creators, wiki coordinators, sot partners, record breakers, speed runners, PvE adventurers and PvP powerhouses from around the world, you're bound to get what you're looking for within this initiative.

    The TPC presents a united front providing events, knowledge and assistance to the Sea of Thieves community. With people from around the world bringing different perspectives, skills and insight, we believe that we can influence the tides and bring a positive and impactful experience for our own community members and the larger Sea of Thieves Community.

    General goals are to better the community through interaction with each other, create a forum to assist other communities and showcasing positive PvP/PvE events that we hold (like En Garde, Skull Ball, Race of Legends) as well as our public outreach on Social Media and the Sea of Thieves Forum.


    Our vision is to unite as many communities as possible under one name while maintaining a group of respectful, honorable, and truthful members that will provide the highest level of professionalism within The Pirate Council. These individual representatives will work within the alliance, using our discord server to communicate and work with each other to meet our combined goals of development or community behavior and events.

    This collaborative effort extends to all communities, with our considerable resources available to help in the creation of events, charities, graphic design and other Sea of Thieves related content. It will be a priority to ensure that our allied community is a safe and entertaining place to be competitive and support member’s endeavors both in public outreach and community events.


    We the community leaders of the Sea of Thieves, in order to establish a method of communication between all fleets and communities free from any bias, promote the general welfare of both the game and its community in a healthy, positive and respectful manner; and adhere to the very principle of equality between all. The members of the Pirate Council, are committed to excellence in providing a positive impact on the Sea of Thieves community through our PvP/PvE events using multi-fleet/individual cooperation, our public outreach on the Sea of Thieves forum, as well as our Social Media Platforms.

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  • I bought the Kraken starter bundle but the content is not showing up in game. I restarted the game 3 times and still nothing. Anybody hear about this before?

  • When Sea of Thieves first came out I loved it, but after a while I ended up taking a break from it. Fast forward almost two years later, and wow look at all the content now! I'm glad to be back, over the last 48 hours I've been back on the high seas both on my own and with a group of friends. Just wanted to shout out to a still bustling community, and I'm glad to see where this game is now and looking forward to where it's going!

  • Ahoy,

    Just reported aboard and I am damn impressed by both the game and the community. I heard there were player run in game events which forum do I go to for times on these? Thanks in advance see you all out there on the high seas!

  • Hello,
    I just started my voyage today. I'm interested in friending up with fellow pirates on pc. I know just enough to unfurl my sails, raise anchor and point the ship in the right direction. Aside from that, I've been on a couple of solo voyages and managed to find a couple treasure chests for the gold people.

    Someone did blow up my ship with a powder keg, that wasn't nice, but I guess that's why they call it sea of thieves eh?

    Anyway, please introduce yourselves to me in game, I'd love a crew to run with and teach me the pirate life.

  • Started playing with the open beta but left soon after... have returned to discover I cannot get enough of the water ai plus all the great new features...

    Happy to see there is an active community for this game.

    Mostly play on Xbox although I can hop on pc when I can pry myself off the couch 😉

    Look forward to future pirating!

  • Ahoy there ye scurvy dogs!!

    The Sea of Thieve UK Facebook page are looking for new members!

    We have over 1600 members ranging from full on PL10’s to brand new Sailors, so you will always find someone of similar skill to play with, along with competitions, new player guides, streaming assistance and more.

    Join here for adventures and treasure of a lifetime.

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    Twitter - SeaofThievesUK1

  • ***Ahoy there ye scurvy dogs!!

    The Sea of Thieve UK Facebook page are looking for new members!

    We have over 1600 members ranging from full on PL 10’s to brand new Sailors, so you will always find someone of similar skill to play with, along with competitions, new player guides, streaming assistance and more.

    Join here for adventures and treasure of a lifetime.