Im fairly certain that with the introduction of Weekly Events and "Campaign" driven content updates as stated in the dev. blogs, the PvE crowd will be pleased. However, for now, as part of a crew that is more driven to the exploration and lore discoveries of SoT, weve never really had an issue with unwanted PVP and we play ALOT.
Does PVP happen? absolutely
Does it happen at bad times/good times? For sure
The way its setup is working great imho, and for the most part, is fairly easy to avoid in my experience. The best advice i could give is to keep your ship stocked and keey those eyeglasses on the horizon, if you want PVP, youll get it. If you dont want it, most of the time, its avoidable with proper sailing and being prepared. Good luck out there scallywags , 'cause pirates gonna pirate!
i suppose ill weigh in here. IF there came an option to turn cross play on or off, far more than half the xbox side would turn it off, and wether or not it is intentional, the community would split drastically. I believe its fine the way it is...theres a big emphasis on meeting and interacting with other players in this game beyond pvp and there are these forums available to make friends on PC side if youre on xbox. Theyve just relased a patch to add sensitivity to all weapons that xbox now has access to as well. No disrespect to the Xbox side but i feel the issue is with groups of players who refuse to flex and meet PC players or fine tune their pads with the new options. We have a regular on our crew that swears by the controller even though shes on PC, and id be more than happy to welcome xbox players to our crew as well! Get out there and meet some new faces and forge cross-play friendships :) we should all be grateful that we get crossplay on such a vast title because ALOT of games that should have it these days dont, and never will.
DYES! I think that a dye system for clothing, hair, and ships would be awesome. Something similar to what is implemented in Fable 3, which allows the player to dye base and accent colors, but the intensity of the color is predetermined by the game for a cohesive look. We could buy or craft the dyes, and some could be more 'rare' or expensive than others.
Embrace the stereotypical pirate design! I would love to see long braided beards and hair, dreadlocks... And a tattoo parlor is so necessary! Tattoos of anchors, skulls, mermaids, sharks, ships... There is so much potential that just hasn't been realized yet.
I'd also like to see more jewels. It would be neat to find different jewels and be able to take them to a jeweler to have them cut and set... then be able to wear and flaunt your riches! Rings, necklaces, cufflinks, brooches (for top or hat), belt buckles, and hair accessories are all possibilities.
Lastly, rethink the unforgiving IPG. There should at least be more filters, such as gender, age, weight... Character creation matters!