• Playing right now is simply just a waste of time.

    Dev team, please hurry. I'll be anxious to return once the macro issue has been resolved.

    Cheers.

  • I know, I know first step is to make sure the app is allowed to use my Microphone......yeah been there done that.
    So my issue is that it doesn't even show up with the indicator that chat is going through the game. I turned Push to Talk off so voice is always on and there's nothing.
    I use a Yeti Mic if it matters, works for Discord and everything else I've used it for.
    I've been able to get my push to talk key to work sometimes but when the chat indicator comes up, it's blinking instead of solid in the top right corner. Friends say it's blinking over my head too but nothing is going through the game.
    I've tried just about everything I can think of and I cannot get this to work. It's like it doesn't even register I'm using the PTT key and I've tried different ones.
    When it does register, the chat indicator blinks instead of stays solid to signify I'm talking in game.

    Thoughts??

  • So I’ve noticed anywhere between 30min to 1 hour of playtime on pc and my game freaks out. Meaning islands render and de render on screen, it also puts some goofy shades out and highlights other vessels or Shellie ships.

    Really annoying bc only fix I’ve found is to shut the game down and restart.

    Does anyone else have this issue on pc?

    Specs: 9700k 16gb 2080 Ti

    Game settings are all mythical with fps set to 120 which is native for my C7.

    Would really love to hear from anyone else experiencing these issues and if you have found anything that triggers it or how to fix?

    Also not sure but I didn’t see a help section so I posted here thanks.
    Thanks mateys

  • So how would you prevent it to be used?

    I'd go for a mandatory sword and gun equip.

  • I think it would be great if the players language or at least region would be taken into account for matchmaking.
    There are many players who don't speak English very well.

  • Before i start i want to say: i'm a pvp based player and i speak for those that don't get to enjoy the game because of this!

    As we all have noticed the AI threats on the seas are very active since the re-newed Karen (kraken) all the different megalodons and the new skeleton ships!
    I was thinking, with the Arena coming up soon, is it not time to also give the PVE community a place to be?

    I know a few people who are hyped to play sea of thieves but just dont stand a chance if it comes to PVP, some want to solely roleplay, others just want to explore or earn gold!

    What if there would be a game mode where you can play without the threat of PVP, where you can not earn any XP but you can earn gold!
    So to actually progress in commendations/titles or level up in the alliances you will have to play in the regular servers or the arena!

    This way there is an option for youtubers like Neebs Gaming for example to come back to Sea of thieves as they can roleplay and just have fun with the world of sea of thieves, ffor me to casual play the game with my girlfriend, for my friend to be able to play with his son without getting sunk by competative players!

    This opens up the game for alot of new types of players that just can't really get in the game as it is due to pvp as pvp isn't for everyone and i feel that especially Sea Of Thieves is a game you got to be able to enjoy without "getting good at pvp"

    Also this offers new players to get a grip on the game and fully focus on how everything works, giving them a better chance for when they decide to try out the risk servers!

    Alot of responses to this is: the game will die if you split the community.

    I disagree as alot of people simply dont play because of the pvp!
    I think that it will even make the player base grow!
    And if this is done with more prioritization on server population, the game will shine more than it has ever done as it gave EVERY TYPE OF PLAYER a place to do their thing!

    Keep your comments respectfull and please always backup your opinion with an argument!

  • I was just watching a streamer on pc playing Sea of Thieves.

    And i was a bit shockend about the loading times.
    I took the guy a second from entering the door on the ferry of the dammed back to his ship.

    I have played many many hours on my Xbox one x and waiting for ages and hearing my ship gaining water.

    Is there anything that can be done about that because that is a huge advantage. Besides the aiming and movement.

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    Welcome to Fleet of Thieves! We are a new and fresh fleet/clan with a strict focus on Sea of Thieves. There will never be any reason to expand to other games, because that is not the vision of this group.

    What makes us unique?
    One of the biggest things that we are proud of is simplicity. Our structure and mission is simple, fun, and effective.

    We're also unique because we are currently the largest fleet specific to Sea of Thieves by far! Our Discord has gained over 2,500 members since the launch of the game. This significantly outweighs growth witnessed in similar organizations!

    The progression in our ranks is unique to Fleet of Thieves. In order to progress through the ranks, you have to meet certain requirements. Once you meet the requirements for the next rank, you submit your standing for officer review and begin your work up the ladder! Everyone loves the feeling of something to work for, and we did our best to deliver that to our community.

    We accept people from all walks of life, and that diversity is a part of what makes our fleet strong. People with all different experiences of the game, yet sharing the same passion. We all just want to sail the seven seas and have the best time possible doing so. If that's not proof we're the right choice, I don't have much else to say!

    How does our hierarchy work?
    Currently, there are seventeen roles for rank progression. You are eligible for promotion once you meet the prerequisites of a rank that are found on our website. You submit your standing with the utilization of our Discord bot for officer review to determine that you are ready to move onto the next rank.

    If you're not interested in role progression and are more casual of a person, you'll blend right in too! There's no certain way you have to lean to have a good time here.

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    Full details on how you advance in these ranks can be seen inside the Discord.

    Be who you want to be!
    We have no strict uniform in-game when it releases, so feel free to dress however you desire. This includes your ship design as well or any other future customization that is unlocked! We may have militaristic ranks.. but we're Pirates! Not the Royal Navy!

    Is there Roleplay?
    This is not a roleplay community/server, but feel free to use your best pirate voice and linguistic if you feel comfortable doing so. It only makes the stories that much funnier and immersive! That means don't worry about breaking character or feeling like you have to come up with some lore behind you and what we're doing.

    Our own Pirate Code!

    • Respect is a must! If ye need to settle something like pirates figure out a duel somewhere else!
    • This is an English-speaking group. We ask that ye be fluent or extremely proficient in it to participate!
    • We don't have a hard-set age limit but you will be expected to be able to handle yourself. Displaying a deep amount of annoyance and immaturity isn't welcome here.
    • Cheating/third-party use in any fashion outside of the normal mechanics of the game is not welcome here. In short, this means following the terms of conditions to Microsoft/Sea of Thieves.
    • Just use common sense! We're mostly lenient and chill with how things go around here and will often only take action when a behavior is affecting the environment that follows these basic rules.

    Interested in joining?
    If you'd like to become an official member of our fleet then fill out this below:

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  • Was on an open galleon last night with some really sound fellas i stumbled upon. Just finish selling our loot at the outpost and see another galleon pull up..

    They have fancy sails and seem well dressed so i think theyre fair game and decide to rob them.

    Now having seen the various videos of a certain streamer lately we all know how to sneak onto a ship in a stealth fashion i decide that a more direct approach may be more appropriate so i board the ship 'good evening chaps just here to rob you' i announce boldly walking into their captains quarters.

    3 of them are in there and they have all the loot on the bed.. theyre very methodical chaps as they have formed an orderly queue up to the loot and wait their turn to take a piece.

    Being british, i decided the only appropriate thing to do in this situation was join said queue and wait my turn. As i did the 4th pirate returned and also joined the queue.. behind me!

    It was like being in tesco (or m&s or aldi depending on how posh you are when it comes to your weekly shop)

    When i get to the front of the queue i whip out my bag for life (im no fool, i aint paying 10p for a bag) pick up a skull and have it on my merry way.

    After a leisurely stroll to the proprieters of skulls r us i return to their ship and help myself to a chest which i proceed to sell..

    When i return the 3rd time all this shopping has left me a little tired and i know a tea break is imminent so am in need of a labour saving technique

    They dont seem to have a work experience boy on duty to carry the remaing chests to the island for me so i start to load their rowboat.

    Well, this must have been the point their security manager came back from his break as all of a sudden i heard someone shout at me then shoot me in the back.

    They then cannoned our ship until it sunk my cheering about how ill never steal their treasure (apart from the skulls and chests id already had?)

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  • During my time playing with a few friends today, we had just been out grinding some gold hoarder voyages out. We gathered more than 50+ captain's chests and were eventually chased down by two players, mind you both were PC players. This made it extremely difficult (playing on Xbox because of the lack of accurate aiming) to combat these two players while they were able to laser aim my friends and I with sniper rifles/pistols. We had been grinding money for about 4 and a half hours, while these PC players, jumped on the game and killed us over and over again after we had been attacked by the kraken. I personally find it a tad bit unfair when PC players are going up against Xbox players because the players on the Xbox cannot aim as fast as they can, they also cannot switch weapons as fast, or move around/shoot accurately with the awful sensitivity. Please, if you can do something to fix this because it is extremely irritating to lose all of your progress after four hours of wasting your time on a game that should have been considered fun. Don't get me wrong, I still love the game to bits but when this happens, it's the most annoying thing in the world, there is also a good chance that people will read this and immediately start replying "you're just bad", "get good" "nah you're just trash", but just remember that you're making a fool out of yourself for calling somebody else bad at a video game that they are playing for enjoyment, not to be good.

  • It’s been awhile since I’ve heard about any new plans for additional pioneers. A couple months ago they seemed to have a plan to expand on the amount of testers but I haven’t heard anything. As a software tester who loves sea of thieves here’s hoping they open up new slots.

  • As above really. Would it be possible to have our forum profile recognise our progress within game and display Pirate Legend along with any other titles we might have eg. Pioneer, Insider, Boatswain etc? A small feature but one I'm sure many of us would appreciate seeing.

    The other half of the question... could we have access either via our profile or perhaps in a separate web page, or even an app, to our commendation progress without having to fire up the game. I've had several discussions with others recently, whether that be chatting to friends or discussing the game on Twitch etc where commendation progress was brought up and we had to solely go by memory to recall what we'd completed etc. I know I speak for more than just myself when I say that such a feature would be very much appreciated also.

    Many thanks and happy sailing :)

  • Firstly, I'd like to state that I'm not creating a thread to beg for Pioneer status, I'm fully aware that such a thing is in all probability, the LEAST likely way to be added (or re-added for those that no longer have it) to it.

    With Arena just around the corner and all the nods in the weekly dev stream that Joe and the team have made towards the programme being used to test the build/s before the general release, I just thought it'd be useful/informative if we had some up-to-date info on what I'd imagine, is a much sought after status.

    From memory, it was a mix of player level/experience and forum activity, although I don't think this was ever officially confirmed. Any clarification on this and/or news about whether there might be another wave of recruitment being done ahead of the Arena release would be very much appreciated.

    Also, apologies if the answers to all this is readily apparent somewhere really obvious already. I did take a gander and couldn't see anything recent anywhere.

  • I know this is an idea that, at least for the time being, is unnecessary and runs away from the focus of what we need the game, but I am putting here for discussion, because I think in the future it would be nice to have.

    I imagine a store of magazines and newspapers where we can. buy for a ridiculous amount (1 gold, for example), the Pirate Times to read in the game and also magazines with game tutorials such as basic and advanced combat, a bit of lore, many interesting things.

    Maybe this would be a help for new players, or even for more experienced players who want to collect these items. Searching, many of the players I know of SoT do not even know the Pirate Times (and this forum), it would be nice to show them that our community is active and that there are many more cool things besides the game.

    Maybe we could even put video-tutorials in this store, a crystal ball like the Order of Souls to watch the video? Perhaps.

    Suggestions?

  • Since I began to play this game, and according to the fact you're aiming at a family game including young kids, I wonder why ships are so speed ?

    This is not helping much voyages completion since it mostly depends of the winds, this is certainly not helping sea fighting or even less manouvering.

    I suggest you lower down to 0.75 all ships current speed for a better control of ships by players, leaving more windows for open sea battles, especially for kids (or anyone) who are regularly terrible at navigation as manouvering a ship.

    /discuss

  • So as I am sitting here at college, bored at dinner time I decided to get a little disscussion going.

    What's your favourite drink people? Mine is monster green. Love that stuff.

  • PC Preferred/Xbox Possible (Mandatory Teamspeak Participation)

    Angels of Death: Sea of Thieves Division
    So yer looking to throw yourself in with the lot of us in the Angels of Death are ya? Well ye be standing in the right tavern. Sailing across the vast open seas to the edge of the world and back, Angels of Death is a PC based gaming clan. We operate as an independent organization focused on the acquisition of massive amounts of booty! AOD's reputation on the high seas for overcoming the highest of waves is well earned from 18 years of prosperity and camaraderie.

    While we're all pirates, dastardly acts of exploitation and cheating will be met with the sharp end of a cutlass and bilge rats will be shown no quarter! Ruthlessness aside, the Angels of Death make excellent fleet partners and ship mates. We have the heftiest of purses, access to the many of the merchants across the seas, and routinely out sail our competitors in our collective pursuit of booty.

    COMMUNICATION
    We operate a TeamSpeak 3 server and have an exclusive AOD XBOX Club. Our crewmates hail from the four corners of the globe with varying levels of experience from beginners, just gaining their sea legs, to seasoned veterans that can drink anyone else under the table. This is a place where swashbucklers of equal wit and charm can sail together and landlubbers can hone their seafaring skills and become talented pirates in their own right. Members can make use of our growing library of useful information and resources located in our private forum.

    CODE OF CONDUCT
    AOD is made up of gamers from all over the world that come from different backgrounds and are made up of men and women of all races, creeds, and preferences. In order to assure that our valued members can relax and enjoy themselves, we enforce a Code of Conduct that is designed to reduce drama and prevent humiliation and abuse. Violations of this code are dealt with appropriately. We are here to play games.

    SERVERS AND EVENTS
    One of the best parts about sailing with AOD is that you’ll never sail alone. The open sea is a dangerous place, and you can be certain that when trouble finds ya, your clan mates will have your back. We meet at the tavern and play informally on a daily basis as a well oiled machine on the high seas.
    AOD also conducts routine training as needed for a variety of topics, such as navigation, ship piloting, combat training, and other topics as requested by our mates. Every legendary pirate lord has to start somewhere, right?

    APPLY TO DIVISION
    In order to be eligible for membership in the Sea of Thieves division, you must meet the following oaths:

    • Be at least 18 years of age (Firm Rule)
    • Be on TeamSpeak whenever you are ingame https://www.teamspeak.com/en/downloads
    • Contribute to the forums regularly (once biweekly as the bare minimum)
    • Abide by the Code of Conduct
    • Abide by the Sea of Thieves Pirate Code, found on our clan forums. We are an honor clan that focuses on fair play and good sportsmanship.

    Ready to sail with us? Follow this link to apply and we'll get you inducted into our ranks!

    **After you've applied, feel free to reply to this thread and introduce yourself in a piratey way just for fun

    Check out what else AOD can offer by browsing the rest of our supported games @
    www.clanaod.net**

    Catch our streams on twitch!

    I'm hearing some clans, groups, or independent pirates are really hardcore in SoT. The only thing we're hardcore in is our passion for the game and having a good time. AOD is a self styled casual clan, especially within the SoT division. Just want to relax into merchant missions or shipwreck diving? Yup we do that. Wanna go crush a fort and swat away enemy interception? Haha! We do that too. We do it all, but why we do it is simply for the fun of it. No competitive squeaker salt here. Win or lose, it's all about a good time with your mates. Our numbers are strong and steadily growing! Captain Anvil and I cordially invite you to join our crew. Hope to see you aboard ship soon, matey!
    ~Cerulius AOD:SoT Division XO~

  • I'm sure this has been brought up before, although I couldn't find anything in recent threads. I know the Sloop is meant to be the fastest into the wind, but last night upon being chased by a belligerent Brig, it was still able to gain ground on me despite heading straight into the wind.
    At first, I had my sails turned to the side as I traveled into the wind but noticed they had their main sail angled directly into the wind, while the front one was turned to the side. Thinking they may be utilizing the sail glitch I attempted to turn my sail head on into the wind too but no matter what I did they still gained on me.
    Any tips?

  • There's nothing I hate more than hauling some loot/skulls to an outpost, and losing those items to some sneaky pirates when they prove to be better at naval combat than I am. I don't miss the gold - this is the Sea of Thieves after all - and they deserve that and the reputation for stealing my stuff. What I hate, is the feeling that the last 1-2 hours of play has been for nothing.

    My suggestion to combat this is to reward a TINY amount of reputation towards the Hoarders/Order when you dig up a chest/kill a named skeleton.

    When I say "tiny" I do mean tiny. This slight rep gain should be no more than you'd get for handing in a Castaway chest, as I wouldn't want this to be an exploitable system.

    If Rare wanted to be conservative about this, they could instead reward a small sliver of reputation whenever a map/riddle/bounty from your quest-dial is completed and removed.

    If this was implemented, then when you lose your ship and everything on it, at least your time spent sailing wasn't wasted - the gold is gone but you still progressed your reputations, even if it wasn't by much.

    The other option is of course for me to git gud, which I intend to do, but this little rep reward for completing objectives would make me less frustrated while I work on that.

  • As far back as I remember playing SoT I never had trouble with double gunners until Rare released the video talking about it.
    At first I was angry, but maybe why they did it was so they could collect data on how it works.

    After that is how do one solve this?
    The solutions I seen so far has been just one.

    1. Make Cutlass a Primary and that you can only pick one gun to go with it.

    And as far as I have considered that is probably the best option. Fairest in it doesn't create confusion, it doesn't mess with other combinations that can be withstood.

    Except the Blunderbuss in the face, but that is really a good shot if they pull it off.
    Anything involving the cutlass can be blocked if you respond correctly.

    The other ideas i was gonna suggest was:
    1: Slower swap between weapons. (Won't happen, to annoying.)
    2: You can't swap until you reloaded your gun. (More probable but still annoying, but it would make pistols much more desirable compared to the EoR.)
    3: Make all guns equipped have the same ammo and reload, making it so if one gun is fired, both of them needs a reload. (Very unlikely and would punish new people unnecessarily.)

    What are your thoughts on the matter? do you like any of the other options I created and dismissed?

  • Looking for the big boys/girls like me, anybody who chose a big belly pirate avatar and wants to join the crew let me know via xbox live at CitizenLonghair

    We only alliance with the well fed sea goers


  • Feedback + Suggestions

    Skill Gap
    I have been seeing a lot of discussion lately about how PVP should be separate from PVE in sea of thieves.

    However I haven't seen a lot of discussion about combat itself. Obviously there is the aspect of mastering the boats and cannons. However if we are talking about gun or sword combat it seems somewhat limited to me.

    PISTOL & SNIPER
    The pistol and sniper in sea of thieves are the middle/long range weapons (however they are used close range a lot) they are almost always used together because a sniper shot plus a pistol shot equals a kill. They are also used together because of a quick switching exploit currently in the game.

    BLUNDERBUSS & SWORD
    The blunderbuss and the sword are the close range weapons they have no uses at long or median range. The sword is mainly used in close combat or for PVE. The blunderbuss is used commonly in both close up PVP and PVE.

    This was a very short post on skill gap combat but a lot of things were missed such as movement and pc vs xbox.

    My main question is are the developers shrinking the skill gap between players until it is impossible to beat a crew with more people then you. Or are they open to adding a skill gap to allow smaller crews to take on larger crews.

    please comment below I would love to see a wide range of opinions on the topic.

  • I'm terrified to think about how much time I've spent loading supplies on my boat. I have all this gold I'm hoarding and... well. Nothing to buy.

    So.... Who is buying all of these crates we turn in to the merchants? It seems like there is 100% supply and no demand?

    Even something as simple as being able to buy one crate of each supply per boat would be an amazing addition. Maybe there can be limits set on how much you can buy per hour? There is a lot of variables there to help the game stay balanced. This idea has been adapted from the original thought of "why can't we just buy a fully loaded boat (before barrel capacity changes)" or "start on a saved boat from the previous session."

    May all your travels be light and easy,

    DaliLama123

  • Hey everyone, this is my first post on the forums! Sea of Thieves was my favourite game of 2018 and I love the art style, so I decided to try and make a custom 3D prop in the same art style.

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    I added some "gold leaf" to my favourite islands

    I really hope you folks like it and I will definitely be making more in the future :)

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  • Hi ich bin Andy,
    Da ich neu im Spiel bin suche ich eine Crew der ich mich Anschließen kann. Zu meiner Person Männlich, 44 Jahre. Ich speie Regelmäßig und würde das Spiel auch gerne bei Twitch Streamen.
    lg

  • Pfff
    Skeletons,

    The higher level you are the more You see them, up to a point where it becomes more like a swarm of annoying flies, than engaging enemies

    Solo good hoarder voayages are unrewarding and unsatisfying

    Can you Guys please stop spamming skeletons at every single step i take ????

    We get it, the worlds not empty ok ? Just stop it please or set me back to level one.

    Not every single step needs be crawling with pirates, id prefer anything. Spamming the same thing over and over again makes it feel brainless more than anything

  • Hi i am looking for somebody to play with just downloaded the game and i can already see that playing this game solo is not only harded but also less fun. I am not bad at all by the way, plz contact me so we can play :)

    My discord is: Yourix#5035
    Timezone: EUW
    Gamertag: Yourixz ( i think :) )

  • Hi i am looking for somebody to play with just downloaded the game and i can already see that playing this game solo is not only harded but also less fun. I am not bad at all by the way, plz contact me so we can play :)

    My discord is: Yourix#5035

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    Tried dropping a chest off the mountain down to a friend, didnt see the slight slop shown here on the northeast side of devil's thirst. Rip chest. Why doesn't all loot just slide down from slopes where a player can't stand? Would be a very welcome change so stuff doesnt get stuck in unobtainable places.

    PS: Tried to jump down past it to grab it and use geysirs to get launched near it and grab it, neither of which worked sadly. It was left behind in the end. :(

  • I was playing yesterday when I was approached by a player who shot at me. I shot back then my screen froze and I was booted. This seems to happen every so often but not until I'm approached by a player. Thoughts.

  • This isn't as important but would make as a great effect, once defeating the kraken (all tentacles knocked out) all of the tentacles burst out the water waving erratically before they come splashing down again.

    And they float for a little while before sinking down (like the meg) and last thing heard is a final growl from the beast, that's loud enough to be heard from anyone in that region signaling to them a krakens downfall.

  • This graphical glitch appears flashing over my ship and skeleton ships it can be walked through but stops objects behind the glitch rendering properly, i.e. islands.. Im using an i7 6700k and a gtx 1080ti :|

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  • Just started reading the new novel, Athena's Fortune. Larinna sets up a banana stand made from an old broken rowboat at Sanctuary Outpost, close to the docks so she can keep an eye on the crews coming and going. This looks like it might fit the bill!

    Sanctuary Outpost

  • Whie I'm personally happy that SoT will finally get a PvP based mode, it does further highlight the neccessity of optional crossplay. I know many of us may disagree on just how much of an advantage keyboard and mouse has over a controller, but when you get down to it even the most miniscule difference will have negative effects for any competitive game mode. I get there's still concerns regarding player population so I'm not saying this needs to happen in the base game which doesn't truly emphasize PvP, but for Arena this MUST to be an option otherwise the issues between PC and Xbox players will be further exacerbated. I do not think allowing use of mouse and keyboard on console is a solution as many of us on console prefer controller and should not be forced to buy more equipment to remain competitive. If Rare can find a way to implement a system that distiguishes between m+k and controller and matchmakes players based upon that then even better, but I'm not aware of such a system that exist in any game, so for now optional crossplay for Arena at least is the most obvious solution or there are going to be many upset players upon launch of this update I believe.