• What is the status of pioneer program?
    I was deployed to Iraq during the release of SOT so im a little late on starting the game. I started playing right before cursed sails was released. Before I played it, i did not like it to be honest. Nothing interested me about it. Maybe the marketing didn't do it for me but once i tried it, i was completely hooked. Im Currently 40-39-39 Athena 4 and play alot for just starting.
    I play on both platforms. PC Windows10, 1080ti, ThreadRipper Area 51 (4k 1ms Ultra settings). and an Xbox one S.
    Ive been a part of the xbox preview program for almost 8 years i think, and have contributed to alot of feedback and bugs with various systems and games. Basically i want this game to succeed and reach its growing potential. Have been a fan of Rare since goldeneye and up and I havnt had this much interest in a game for awhile. I have done NDAs and have a security clearance with the military if that says anything. I didnt have access to some parts of the forum pertaining to Pioneers so what else can you tell me? Thanks for the read!

  • Ahoy Rare

    With all the recent bugs that made it through to the gameplay in the beginning of these last few events, just wondering if there is a lack of testers?

    I know there was the alpha and pioneers programs at launch but just wondering are they still on-going? And if so id like to express interest in joining up with the program and contributing.

  • I said this before in my list of suggestions long ago on what they should add to SOT, but I (IMO) think that we should have the option to change our current pirate's appearance/physic, without having to have the option to DELETE PIRATE and start back from square one. By appearance I mean by:

    • Facial (Shape (overall nose, eyes, etc.), Eye Color, etc.).
    • Physic (slim, buff, chubby, etc.).
    • Height (debatable).
    • Persona, Personality (debatable).
    • Skin Color

    Now, some may think, is it possible and how is that possible? Well I don't know about that, at all, but I do at times see other pirates and think that I want to change my pirates physic and what not (I might want to have a different pirate look, without starting all over), because I mean who would remember what player will look like, without having to lose everything that I did from the beginning? I'm sure if the RARE developers managed to produce and create DLC's like the Hungering Deep & Cursed Sails, I'm sure that hopefully (within the next few updates to come) we can change our appearance/physics of our pirates.

    BUT HERE'S THE CATCH, we have to pay like a certain amount of Dabloons or gold to do so. Like for example:

    • 1,500 Dabloons
    • 1,000,000 Gold Coins
      To change your pirates appearance/physic.

    What do you Pirates think?

    UPDATE 01-31-19: I am making some minor changes to it, increase in the pricing of the Dabloons and/or Gold.

  • Now if only I could get an invite to the pioneer programme ;)

    In the meantime, all you sailors out there can use this as an AMA

  • I’ve participated in every insider program since early Alpha of this game. When I’m looking for Group through the game hub people expect your level to be so high and I just don’t have the time to grind out the levels like some of these kids do. It would be nice to be able to display titles that show that you’ve been playing the game for a long time and know your stuff. Just a thought.

  • Will Beta players be receiving anything? I have been digging around seeing people get founder's sails and title, and I read on some blog that beta players would be getting them, but reading forums and such, it doesn't look like so. So my question is, will we Beta players receive anything? I played the closed betas and even the open betas, I was really hoping for atleast a title.

  • Exciting information:

    Recieved a message from Xbox Live this morning at 1:43AM GMT saying -

    “Hey Founder. To thank you for sailing with us so far, we’re giving you an exclusive in-game Founder Sail and In-Game title! You can access and equip your new in-game items using the Shop Customisation Chest and the Vanity Chest. See you at sea! insert code here

    So it looks like they have started reeling the founders stuff out! Whether they’ve all been sent out at once or they’re doing them in phases I have no idea as I haven’t spoken to anyone about it yet (it’s 2:30AM here currently, haha) but hopefully you guys should all have yours if you played a Beta! Check your Messages from Xbox Live :D

  • To prefix this whole thing I want to say I hate needlessly negative posts for the sake of whining, that I'm here to provide constructive criticism, and to mention that I was in the initial closed Alpha and have played every iteration since.

    To be blunt I've had a truly awful time with this game since it launched. I truly believe I had a better experience with this game in the Alpha stages... Why? The only moments of great gaming I've had in the released game are the same that I experience in the Alpha. Don't get me wrong, when the game is good it is the best. If you don't believe me dig up my last post (if you still can) from the Alpha and read how much praise I gave it for providing an astoundingly memorable experience. That one experience left me wanting more and as the Alpha progressed each new addition had me salivating over what new fun things could be added between then and the game release... and then it sort of stopped.

    The sad truth is that the last Alpha build (not Beta) was more or less about 95% of the game you are playing right now. The three biggest changes added were the Skeleton forts, the Merchant missions...Dear go they are bad!

    TANGENT AHEAD: Who had the bright idea of of making a mission set that can only be turned in one at a time but will actively force you to turn it into a different port each time? Think you can out smart the system? No! you will only get the cages needed for that mission and you will only get given more when that mission is over. Even if by some fortune you find more cages the animals you catch will be given in for a reduced price, that chicken that was worth 1,000 gold is now worth 100 because the progression would be too quick. It is almost as if they were never Alpha teste... oh wait)

    TANGENT OVER: Where was I? oh right and the Kraken which is interesting and quite a shock the first time you fight it but after fighting it five times now it has yielded no loot and no enjoyably repeatable experience. It isn't even hard, one time we ran out of cannon balls and still managed to sail out just fine. No risk, no reward... where is the fun in that?

    My biggest gripe is with the pathetically low incentives given to the player. I know how to grind take it from me I spent the entire Alpha and Beta doing it for the sole purpose of ensuring the final game was going to be great. I must have done it too much though because the team at RARE must have thought the gold counter was the only thing of importance to me. The joy of leveling up is utterly destroyed by the time you get past level 10 as you realize the neat little trinkets you unlock for each faction is replaced not by some other amazing faction specific item but the exact same thing but with a very slight change in model. You want cool endgame gear? Don't worry we have graciously provided a lovely set that will unlock when you reach level 36... but they are clothes you already have on, just slightly different in colour.

    I won't blame you for wanting to bring up the 'Pirate Legend' stuff as a counter point but let's face it, were it really the best part of the game they would make sure we knew about how great it was. They already have a mouthpiece in-game that should entice us in the form of the 'mysterious stranger' but instead of cool riddles or fun treasure hunts they give the same stupid "see you in another five levels so I can tell you to see me in another five levels" c**p. There is every possibility that it is fantastic and will crush my doubts into dust but for all we know there isn't any Legendary stuff in the game and RARE is simply buying time to make it with their poorly designed 'linear progression'. If you think about it, were it truly 'linear' there would be no sensation of smashing head on into a brick wall at level 20. Call me pessimistic but my BS meter went of the scale after that.

    As a nice topping on the cake I still have no Founder stuff or any of my pre-order bonuses.

    I love what this game could be, I really do but the glitches and oversights are mindbogglingly high for a released game. I look at other posts and want nothing more than to correct the negative view they have on the game... but here I am making my own. I don't want to be 'that' guy on the forums but I've ticketed every bug, glitch, or oversight that I can in the pre-release build and it feels like I'm doing the same thing now. I hope someone of importance actually reads this so I can tell them just how much I want for it all to go right and how much I want to help it go right for them. I know game development is hard and the backlash from the community can be frustrating but RARE needs to know that a game as wide as the ocean it's based in still needs to be as deep.

  • Im wondering who is close to become pirate legend

  • So as a Person who playes since pre release
    I noticed something very strange, back me up if you have noticed it to...or perhaps its all the rum I have been having.

    Before release you ran into other players often, it made the game more intense and for that more fun...now tho an hour or two goes by without me seeing another soul but that of my crew. I thought the servers were packed...so where is everyone?

    I played pretty much at every odd and even hour of the day and its so hard to see another crew.

    Anyone else from the Alphas and betas noticing this as well?

  • Can someone know why there arent any pets in a full game ? I was told that rare will add pets as a micro transactions on the relase

  • We had great fun, but now we wait for the final game. Not long now.

    Enjoy our final voyage...
    with @Chrisum83 @whitford536

  • After play-testing the game for at least a year, I am so damn excited that this game is coming out next week! That being said, I want to show these noobs who's boss! So please, give all Founders/Alpha/Beta play-testers an exclusive pet or clothing item or ship decoration that makes us stand out from the rest, and assert our dominance. Nobody would mess with a scissor-tailed flycatcher!

  • Rare Team,

    So I have been searching the forums but couldn’t find anywhere I can post this without it seeming out of place... all I will say is that Rare... you have spoiled me.

    I have been following this game since a friend of mine mentioned the name “Sea of Thieves” one day and I decided to take a closer look. I was instantly hooked. Ever since the really early footage I saw back in the middle of last year I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of any news or updates on how the game was taking shape. It took me a little while to find out I could be a part of the testing and as soon as I could I signed up to the insider program! It took a few months for me to finally get my chance to get in on the action but it was totally worth the wait.

    After taking part in the Alpha, Betas and Scale tests I just want to say thank you (not just from me but from all my old friends and new friends I have made already) for making such an amazing experience and creating an excitement in me I never thought I’d feel for a video game! I managed to clock up over the period of the testings over 3 days playing time and I can quite easily say I was never bored once!

    I’ve never posted anything like this before on any forums or anything and I hope the developers and the whole team can read this and know that you guys have done a fantastic job with listening to your community and doing right by us from the get go! So once again I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you for making a game that I’ve been able to connect with not only myself but also with my friends!

    Kindest regards,

    Capt’n Lazy.

  • I'm planning on making some grog for launch day, so that I can be as drunk as my pirate is! recipe
    Aside from that, I've been doing a ton of watching videos on YouTube and scouring r/SeaOfThieves for content, because I miss the beta so much :/ What have you all been doing in SoT's absence?

  • As per the request of Ms. @KattTruewalker

    Bosun Bill

    Oh, ye ho!
    Come an’ shout with me yo’ ho!
    Come and drink and dance and sing and fight until the morning light!

    Oh, ye ho!
    It goes just like yo’ ho!
    With no time to wait, no time to spare! We need to go!

    Grab your mug, full of grog,
    And find yourself a lass!
    And then from your Outpost,
    We’ll sail, at last!

    We’ll go all the way, to Shipwreck Bay,
    And there, we will drink once more!

    We’ll dance once again, and sing!
    By the fire we’ll drink,
    And then when the dawn has come anew,
    We’re sure to start our journey once again!

    So…

    Oh, ye ho!
    Come an’ shout with me yo’ ho!
    Come and drink and dance and sing and fight until the morning light!

    Oh, ye ho!
    ‘ere we go again yo’ ho!
    With no time to wait, no time to spare, we need to go again!

    Thus, drop all the sails,
    Let’s steer far away,
    This time where’ will go,
    No one can say!

    But, one thing we know
    That wherever we may go
    We’re bound to find some loot!

    And together we’ll forever sail,
    Through dangers we will sure prevail!
    And then…at the end of everything….
    Once more together we shall rise and sing!

    SO…

    Oh, ye ho!
    Come an’ shout with me yo’ ho!
    Come and drink and dance and fight, till the morning dawn is bright!
    And then we’ll all just go away, with everything we may!
    Well, after all, we’re pirates, you and me!

    So, let’s sing…

    Oh, ye ho!
    Come an’ shout with me yo’ ho!
    Come and drink and dance and sing and fight until the morning light!

    Oh, ye ho!
    It goes just like yo’ ho!
    Let’s hear it again! Let’s shouts it again!!!
    You know that I want it, I know that you want it!
    You know that I need it, I know that you crave it! So saaaaay! Yo’ Ho!

  • Becalmed

    It’s time again
    To sail far away
    To shores where no man has dared

    With tears, and fears, we leave our homes
    And hope the seas’ be calmed
    We will sail then, together
    Each, side by side.

    And if, the wind,
    Be in our sails
    Our journey will carry on.

    But if the tides turn against us,
    And all hope is shattered
    What then, will become of us?

    If we will lose our faith
    Then everything we care
    Will slowly fade away
    And we’ll never see our dearest

    Unless we will find a way

  • Well the release is coming up and unfortunately it’s during the time where I will still be deployed, until then I want to know what the verdict is from players who participated in the Alpha and Beta. I’ve been waiting for a game with this much potential to be released and I will admit I’m a fan of the art style. Is there anything that you didn’t like or that you weren’t expecting? I’ve already purchased the Limited Edition Controller and will most likely be grabbing the 2TB Hard Drive to go with it. Hope you all enjoy the game and I look forward to joining you!