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, my name is Relapsed World, I'm loving sea of thieves so far! I've been streaming it a lot recently. I'm 24 and I have been obsessed with pirates for all my life so this game is perfect for me haha. I play on xbox with my one close friend IRL we also wouldn't mind having someone to play with time to time! We are really interested in hunting down some gold and plundering!

  • My husband and I just bought the game 2 days ago. Would love to find 2 other nice chill and laid back people to roll the seas with! Been wanting to try out the Galleon boat but since it's just him and I so far, we've only managed the sloop and the brig. Would LOVE to find some other females to play the game with as well, I'd feel weird being the only female in a party of 4 ;p Anyone who is cool with new players and doesn't mind female gamers, feel free to add me same name as here. Ty!

  • Name: MrPhilfy
    Platform: PC
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Rep: Pirate Legend, Athena 5

    Hi There. Looking for an active UK based SoT community. I have played the game since the technical alpha and looking to play a mixture of Athena, PVP and Skull Fort Grinds.

    I am active on Discord and mainly play in the evenings.

    Any UK based crews out there give me a shout.

  • Ahoy! Mates and Maties! I am Captain Killjoy, I have been sailing the sea's since August 2018 and I haven't been able to put down the sword since. Feel free to add me, I love learning new things and teaching people a thing or two. Sadly though I will be gone April 9th as I am in the Airforce and will be going to basic training and will be going through Special warfare school to become a JTAC. I will most likely return in September to continue sailing the seas but until then let's make the most of it.

  • Ahoy, My name be Ruxpin64

    I've been Sailing the Sea of Thieves, for more or less a week or two now. I've really enjoyed zipping round the seas in hunt of treasure and all sorts of adventure.

    For the most part, I have had fun with my crew mates, and haven't really had any trouble with other crews, couple of sunken ships, but I've given as good as I've got. But sometimes I have had issues with my own crew dropping anchor crashing me ship purposefully over and over? Is this a common issue? Also got abuse of another dead pirate (who I'd had no living interaction with at all?) tonight as my avartarrrr be a little on the plump side and got called a fat c*** over and over, hopefully I won't see too many folk like that.

    Anywho, if anyone wants to sail along sometime look me up. Especially if you want to have a go at a fort, (as I haven't tried one yet and really want to)

    Anywho hi and bye, and plain sailing

  • Ahoy Mateys! I be RetroACE135! And I sail the seas on many a ship, but the one I be sailing most be the one with blue sails with ye ol' faithful Jolly Roger. If ye see blue sails on the horizon, have no fear, it may be me.

    I be one of them thar Xbox players. I be a peaceful mind who isn't yer typical pirate, I likes bright colors ye see, an' I also tend ter avoid bloodshed. I prefers to work with other crews in alliances, weather they be new or old, and share treasure all 'round! But make no mistake, if ye fire the first shot, me crew will fire back in anger tenfold!

    Pleasure to introduce meself to the community, but them waters be calling me name. 'Tis time fer me ter answer them. See ye next time I make port!
    Hums "Becalmed" while walking off

  • Looking for active crew mates of all skills.. weather you’re a Pirate Legend or just starting out, as long as the need for gold is strong this be the place for you!! We even have a Facebook page under the same name. Feel free to join and start a new adventure in search of the illustrious Booty!

  • Hello, im a 16 year old boy from switzerland. im looking for some chill but also somewhat competetive people. as i have always enjoyed competetive games, such as dota 2, rocket league, and fortnite, i am very much looking forward to arena. however as of this point none of my friends are interested. so im looking for some like-minded people to practice for arena. if you are interested feel free to add me, my ingame name is glomo768 (yes... i know its a sh*t name but glomo was taken)

    please only add me if-

    -you are on pc.

    -you are able to play on european servers.

    -and last but not least, you speak english.

    Thanks :)

  • Yarr mateys!!!! Lol

    I’m NoMoneydm and have been playing SOT for about a month now. Love every minute of it. Best game I’ve played so far. Other than recently, the game has been smooth as butter, as I play on PC. One of the most beautiful games out there.

    I am currently 32/34/35/1 on rep and just enjoy grinding a little here and there as I have a full time career and a family. Spend some time after my 2 kids are in bed gaming, sometimes streaming, this beautiful fun filled pirate game.

    Going to try to be part of this community and maybe see some of y’all out there on the open seas!!!

  • Bonsoir! Une question me tracasse depuis un certains temps, la musique de bosun bill, elle provient d'un film, ou d'une pub ou je ne sait quoi, avez vous la réponse?🤣

  • Hello everyone! My name is rc17983, Gump or Gumpy23 and I am a founder of a small band of Aussie and New Zealander pirates called The Red Raiders of the Southern Seas, or Red Raiders.

    I have always been a fanatic for pirate-related stuff, playing games like Sid Meiers Pirates, watching shows like Black Sails and the Pirates of the Carribean movies, toys, clothing and books upon books about the history. Sea of Thieves was able to reignite my pirate passion again and has given me some of the most nostalgic moments to a time when I was younger. Sometimes I like just kicking back and relaxing in the Athenas Fortune and listening to the ghost band play, the banjo sounds so beautiful to me! I'm a big fan of Lore and I'm always looking to learn more about the history of the world and finding out about new things on the seas!

    My crew and I are a 5 strong band of some of the most incompetent, yet fully capable pirates you have seen. We have been all playing with eachother in SoT for roughly 3 months and half of us are currently PL with 2 more extremely close. We love doing all sorts of things as a group, PVP, skull forts, skull fleets, achievement hunting, challenges and really anything that comes our way. We are always looking for more people to joins! We all play on PC and talk in Discord, it's fine with us if someone plays on Xbox as long as they can access Discord somehow. :)

    So I guess this is everything I wanted to say in my first post. Hopefully, this is the start of something bigger in the future and I hope I can get to know some more people and play with you guys!

    Levels: 50/50/50/3
    Voyages Completed: 36/21/17/2

  • Hello all I finally did it I made it to Pirate Legend! The journey was awesome I can't get over how much I love this game. I have played it almost every night since sometime in September and every night I have had fun. Okay a few nights I got killed and pillaged bad but it was still fun.

    I've been a solo slooper but most nights I sail with a buddy. I have to say this game is very special.
    I've never played anything like it. The stories we have made and adventures we've had are something I will not forget.

    Hope to see you all on the seas mateys.

  • Hello all,
    I was addicted to this game during the beta and when it first came out. But I had a problem where I was being kicked out of games all the time. I dont know if this was due to my internet, or the fact I'm an xbox insider and my xbox system was not compatible with sea of thieves at the time. But it was more then frustrating. So I stopped playing. Then about a month ago a friend asked me to help him learn the ropes. And I have been back ever since. I absolutely love this game and have finally reached legendary pirate status and it's still as much fun as day one.
    Still my favorite game.
    Love all the new stuff I missed while I was away. And look forward to all the new stuff coming.

  • Ello all. I am of the super rarest breeds of pirates; the benevolent pirate. I only sail solo being that I have no mic and no friends who play SoT. I don't see that ever changing but I am totally fine with that. Been playing for around a month and a half and I do believe that ill be playing for quite some time (=

    This game has proven to me to be all sorts of fun. I enjoy the fact that I have to ALWAYS be on the lookout for other ships, as annoying as that is. Anywhos, that's my two cents of information that nobody asked for but I wanted to share anyway.

    btw: if you see the name "asstnt2regmngr" on these seas, have no fear. For he is but a humble pirate, and wants to cause no harm. But if you show that you are hostile, he will show himself be gone =p

  • I’ve been playing for quite some time, and I believe that the pirate legend status has changed to a level 15 reputation for each company. Is this true? If so, why am I unable to become legend? Is it because I was over reputation level 15 before it was added?

  • Ahoy there fellow sea dogs,
    I have been playing for about a week, I got the game off the xbox store as it was arf price arrghh. I jumped straight in and sailed a sloop by myself, I encouraged two friends to play on the week friends play free and now they're in. I still sail alone and avoid any sails I see if I can, but today whilst treasure hunting another sloop sailed in. I got the mega phone out and hailed them telling the crew I had nothing worth taking. To my shock and horror they answered back ! They said thanks for letting them know and could they have some nana's, I said sure help yourselves and they did. AND I DIDN'T DIE !!! low and behold they made an alliance with me and left. Whilst I spent an hour killing a skelly pirate (he was tough), I was sailing away to make some coin, and I earned nearly a 1,000 gold off them guys CHEERS!! I thought I was gonna help them as I was less than a mile from an outpost.....then came the Kraken and ate me and my spoils. It's been a very long time since a game has ever done this to me, made me feel danger and comradery at the same time, I'm Captain Hooked now and will play this for a good long while, so if you see me on the high seas, I wont shoot first...Promise.

  • Ahoy there lads.
    BornToSaw99 here, But you can call me The Admiral

    One of the Heads of the Royals Thieves Guild.

    Set sail and plunder every landlubber, hoarding what treasures we find.

    From every Shore to the Deep and every and Skeleton Keep, We Thieves are the best thieving kind.

    With a Blunderbuss and Blade, every thief has it made, and there pockets are sure to be filled.

    So drink up your Grog and come sail along, and join us, The Royal Theives Guild.

  • So hello, i have been sailing alone on and off, it's been nice and all, but i was wondering, i'd realy like to join a few nice peeps and make friends, unfortunately i am deaf, so i can only write and read there such a community/crew that i could fit in? Thank you.

  • Hey all,
    Some time ago I posted something like - Am I a good player? So now I am revisiting this forum. I started on or around 10/13/2018.

    I hacked and slashed away until I got to 46/42/41. Now here's the best part. Other than a slight goof my part - I did it without purchasing any promotions, well that part isn't quite true. Accidentally purchased two promotions in Gold Hoarders. So promotions is set as such 2/10, 0/10, 0/10. I then had 630 doubloons, and yes just purchased every bit of those letters of recommendations I could. Thus I am now 50/50/50/4ish. But since I didn't purchase any promotions I cannot get the title of Pirate Legend. Until I purchase all those promotions.

    This probably should go under those guides, but meh. Maybe something will nod, Yes, and move it to that forum.

    So those of you who are looking to Pirate Legend, it is reachable. You can go as fast or as slow as you want. Want an easy go of it? Don't get the promotions. You'll still get lots of loot. Sure not much, I have purchased a few things and only have 960,354 bits of gold and 0 doubloons.

    This was an interesting experiement and I am glad I finally reached Pirate Legend. Sort of. So now I get to baffle people when they ask - Send your levels. Sure - 50/50/50/4.15. Then if they look at my Achievements, they will see that I don't have the Pirate Legend one. Next, I probably should tell them I'll stream and they can visually verify that. What a hoot that will be.

  • Hello my name is lord coley and I am new to sea of thieves still learning the game

  • Hey all,
    I use the XBox app and look at the Looking for group for Sea of Thieves and mostly I see MIC, ExpertPlayers and other such tags. So I'm curious. Am I an expert player?
    I don't have a MIC, don't care to use one, but I can type. I mostly play on PC.
    My Levels 27/24/21/1.
    Voyages Completed - 19/25/0.
    Not bad for being 21 with 0 Merchant Voyages completed and 0 Merchant Voyages purchased. I have earned around 44K for MA, 3 Banana Crates, 3 Cannon Ball Crates, 1 Gun Powder Keg, and 7 Chickens. And sailed 0 miles for MA.
    Oh, and I have yet to pay for Voyages, I haven't bought in to the any of the Promotions, thus 0 Gold expenditure.
    And I've been playing since the 5th of September. I'm not tooting my own horn, I just want to see if I'm an experienced player.

    So far, I have not had any luck with pickup games, either I get some crew that abandons the game after I join, or they just slap their swords about and really do nothing, or they sail off without putting up a voyage, even if I put one up myself. Or I find a dysfunctional crew where one or more other the crew members decides to not contribute to the experience unless they do the opposite; lift sails? Sure, they lower them after being lifted. Raise anchor? Sure, let's lower it. Ugh!

    Other than the bit of griping; am I an experienced player? I'm mostly available once or twice a week but I would love to be on a crew that can be serious AND fun, a band of misfits I suppose. My only drawback is I'm not good with PvP.

    Interested in me joining your crew? If you find me out and about ask away, I'ld probably be happy to join.

  • This is just my second day on the game so I'm not expected to have the greatest knowledge but just now [Mod edited] decided to show up just as I arrived at where I needed to be in my crew, said I was unprepared, sunk my ship and left.
    The fact he just said he had nothing better to do is annoying and I've played with 3 other people today and taken out a stronghold and finished 5 other quests but seriously?
    What guidelines of greifing do you have against this?

  • Been playing since launch with my father and friends. Hit PL in June of last year with my regular crew and been hunting achievements off an on with all the new content drops. Today, I joined the insider program and hope to become a pioneer to test some of the new and upcoming content with my father and friends who are already in the program. This game has provided me with so many good memories in gaming and connectivity with friends who have moved from the local area that I want to do my part to give my feedback and see this adventure continue to be successfu for years to come. SoT continues to get better with every new content drop and the Rare Devs stay engaged like no other game company I have experienced to date. Keep up the awesome work! As for the rest of you scallywags, its been refreshing to read so many posts on the forums offering quality feedback and continued interest in this game. I hope to run into ya on the seas!

  • Hello everyone, haven't really been active on the offical forum before except on the pioneer part!

    To the point; I am Majman and im from Sweden.
    Been playing Sea of Thieves from the first alpha after the E3 presentation and been stuck ever since, been playing almost daily after the release of the game and loved every part of it!
    Reached both PL & Athena 10 so my current goal until arena is out is to complete random commendations and interact and meet new people out on the seas!

    I usually play with robmanly & LumicX, meet both of them through the game through Discord communities and we play almost everyday now doing all kind of stuff the game offers, from questing to hide on people ships!

    If you need someone to play with or need help in any way, feel free to leave a comment or add me on Xbox App! :D

  • Just introducing myself. I'm Chaotic. New here to the forums, but Athena 10 in the game. I played the game very briefly at launch, then again briefly in June of last year. Then in late August, I deleted my pirate and decided to start over from scratch.

    Since then, I've come to really love the game. I play daily, typically with a friend or by myself, but occasionally I'll join a LFG crew. I'm more into the PvE aspects of the game, although I will definitely PvP of forced into it. I'm a completionist, so getting all of the Commendations has been a goal.

    If you're ever looking for a cool guy to sail with, feel free to let me know. You can message me on Xbox or Twitter (@realchaotic1).

    I'm looking to get more involved in the Community, so expect to see more from me here. I'm also an admin on The Sea of Thieves Xbox Club, so you'll find me there a lot too. If you ever see me on the seas, feel free to say hi!

  • bonjour à tous voila je me présente suis snowbell je joue sur xbox one x depuis la sortie du jeu j'avais jamais posté jusqu’à la mais maintenant c'est fait.
    ps j'ai 50 ans

  • Newbie to the forum but PL in game. Just wanted to submerge myself more into this game/environment as I can't get enough of it! It's funny because at 1st I watched the trailer before I purchased and was really unsure about buying it lol! But I'm glad I did, untold amount of hours sunk into this game, meeting some awesome pirates along the way. I'm totally Addicted!!!!!

  • Hi everyone!

    Im just starting out on Sea of Thieves and wondered if anyone would like to maybe join my twitch stream crew or even co-stream? -
    GT: WowAHamSandwich

  • All hands on deck because this game....this game make me not want to stop playing since the last 3 days. It's fun, it's addicting and it has somehow for me a nostalgic monkey island vibe.

    I knew the game was coming and I regret it so much that I decided to wait. I wish I could go back and be here from the start. From now on I won't miss a thing.

  • I've come to the Sea of Thieves because I'm looking for a challenging way of life and incredible social interactions that will fill me with great memories to share with others around a nice filled tankard. I'm also quite fascinated by the Pirate Code and will one day discover all about its origins.
    Me interests consist of interacting with others, helping others but also bringing balance in the Sea of Thieves. If I notice you spamming a new player you can be sure that my whole crew will come for your heads! I intend on bringing order and justice in the Sea of Thieves.

  • Just wanted to say HI! New to SoT and loving it!

  • hey everyone im GamerRob i do youtube, ive been playing sea of thieves for about 4-5 days now, im looking for a player that has experience with the game that can join me on my adventures, and show me the ropes of the game, im a complete noob when it comes to cannon fire but navigation i seem to have gotten that packed down. if anyone is willing to help and teach me please let me know, i also do youtube so im hoping to find someone to join me in my videos as well. i have a good sense of humor and my time zone is (mst) i record around 12 pm or 2 pm, and im usually up till about 5AM but around 9pm i cant use mic. if you want to help me my gamertag is in the tags just message me on xbox. Thank you.

  • Hello, everyone I am a very casual PC gamer that can also be serious when the time is needed. I'm just looking for a few friends to make the game more interesting then just sailing the seven seas alone. If you would like to join me on making my adventures even more mysterious and thrilling you can add me on the following. Hope to "sea" you out there!

    Discord: Bean#1266
    Xbox: Doctor xx Who (Will check this the next week daily, but I normally don't check this on a regular basis.)