Well gang, its March 20th again. I cant believe its been a whole year since the day after I changed my system clock to New Zealand to play the game a little early. On a serious note, my time with Sea of Thieves has been one of my most cherished gaming memories. There are people I met week one that I still play with to this day. The friends and memories I have made through this game have been absolutely incredible. While my actual anniversary with SoT was last December when I first played in the alpha, I wanted to make a compilation thread of clips Ive made from the retail build in its first year. Some are small moments while others are the result of me tinkering around in premiere for longer than i should have.
I wanted to focus solely on moments from after the game launched at retail but this glitch from the beta is really funny and I need yall to see it, so here it is.
Not a clip, but according to the timestamp on this screenshot I first put together my pirate's signature look a week into the game. Its important to have a brand!
Who Ya Gonna Call
This is to this day one of my all time favorite moments. A pirate snuck aboard our ship and pretended to be a ghost. I was the only one who could hear him since Im on PC and we were in a party. A little antsy with fort loot on board, a crewmate killed him before we could catch his name. We'll never know the identity of this mysterious charismatic ghost...
Meeting a Legend
On April 11th I met my first pirate legend in game by having them walk up next to me out of nowhere while I was getting drunk in a tavern. Afterwards I hung out with their crew while they did a skull fort.
30 Minutes 2 Party
Back when patches were weekly, the server shutdowns the night before the patch were usually when the seas suddenly turned friendly for about half an hour. On one of these nights we met Speed Tracqs whose friend quit on him and he didnt want to be solo. We took him in and goofed around until the servers went down
Hey On The Real Big Ups To The Sloop
We needed to be at Snake Island but a sloop was already there. We were hoping that the presence of our galleon would be enough to scare them off, but the pirates on board looked more panicked than usual so we decided to engage. A worthy hunch - they were apparently working on the 20 chests achievement. So after a generous donation from our late sloop friends, we decided to complete the 20 chests achievement.
Them Duke Boys
One time we were being chased and I tricked the assailants into hitting an island so hard for a second they were midair
Being Nice 4 Once
After a long day where I was doing pvp, I loaded into a new session when my friends got off. After loading in, the galleon was empty and there was a woodcrate on the shore. I decided to cleanse my soul by filling it up and bringing it to a skull fort. My hope was thered be someone there to take it off my hands. While there was indeed someone there they didnt realize I had friendly intentions. After clearing things up through xbox messages I woke up the next morning to a surprise
Heres the the original postcards I was sent:
We Did It For The Money
A galleon attempted to hassle us at an outpost, but wasnt able to prevent us from cashing in our loot. We found them again a little later on and were able to rob their captains chests for the achievement. They realized they had been robbed and tried to give chase but it was too late
I patterned this one after a clip I back made in the Stress Test when I snuck onto a galleon and stole their chest
My pirate has such a way with sharks! Theyre good good water pups who just want pets
The Banana Scam Trilogy
Sometimes I like to fire off onto boats and just eat their bananas until theyre fresh out. Back when forts were hours apart, I would do it as a deterrent if the ship was close by. The idea being theyd think twice to engage if they noticed one of their supply barrels was suddenly low.
One day I unknowingly sneaked onto an episode of Jerry Springer. While ive been censoring then language on these vids in accordance with forum rules, I think being uncensored is important for the experience of this one. So just be aware before you click through this contains NSFW language
Shark Sloop Squad
The day of the Hungering Deep, Speed Tracqs got in touch to see if I could do the questline with him. Along the way a galleon decided to just pile onto our sloop and we started collecting everyone else we met along the way. A party boat of pirates vs. a giant water dog, who would win?
Not a clip, but an important milestone. I hit Pirate Legend on June 6th!
When the gunpowder skeletons first emerged, they had a preference for one of my crewmates
Got Any Exciting Tales To Share?
A crew plotted, but failed, to rob our Athena chest. Duke seemed pretty nonplussed about the events unfolding in front of him
One day I saw two galleons spending a long time docked at a small island and decided to investigate. It was the Freemen of Nassau playing a keepaway game they call Skullball, and they graciously allowed me to watch it play out.
A Trip To Space
A crewmate leaving mid skeleton fleet battle left us all stressed as we were suddenly multitasking in a tense battle. While things got heated, the mood instantly cooled back down when our ship launched into the air and left us to freefall
FROM DOWN TOWN!
I was trying to fire myself onto the beach to pick up a skull. I didnt land on the beach.
When the Cursed Cannonballs came out, a pirate tried to sneak onto our ship. Instead of killing him on the spot he got cornered and we managed to talk him into a deal of trading his cursed cannonballs for his life.
High Seas Larceny
Back when patches were weekly, everyone knew the This Server Will Close message. If you played enough you were hightuned to it - even if it was just a fellow pirate (me) typing it into chat to trick you (my crew). Realizing just how hotwired pirates were to this message, I upgraded its use from playful prank to pilfering.
On International Talk Like A Pirate Day I turned in the Athena chest that maxed out my pirates reputation. Very festive!
Taking Care of Business
Before there was a merchant at the stall on Morrows Peak, we tried our hand at running it for an evening.
There was a sloop curiously on the edge of the skeleton fleet battle we were engaged in. Running low on supplies, I swam over to "borrow" some only to meet a pirate decked out in full ghost regalia. I intended to just take my supplies and leave, but when I heard he had a sorrows chest with him I decided if he wanted to pretend to be a ghost so bad I'd let him become one for real.
Big Ol Water Dog
Sharks just really adore my pirate, even the big ones!
Action Movie Moment
One time at a fort we all ran from a keg skeleton, leaped into the ocean, and fired back at him at just about the same time.
Plunder! At The Outpost!
While working on legend commendations I got into a situation where I needed to finish Athena quests but I had no use for the chest afterwards, so I decided to give back.
Anyone can ride on a shark, what takes true talent is making one dance out of the waves.
A crew stole our ships mascot foul skull. Determined to get him back from the scoundrels, not even we could predict the skulls family would have our backs in the rescue.
Thanks for reliving some of my memories of the last year with me, I cant wait to make even more in year two!