Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd

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    How much all the deleted items cost in total ?

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    @dotcomrobots Well, currently the four swords are 60k, 20 for each bilge rat ones and 10 for the Sea Dog and Grand Admiral.

    Figures heads are 70, 70, 140 and 140.

    BUT. The castaway bilge rat is being reduced in line with the other items in the game...
    (Possibly the Scury BR also? Need a confirm on this as I can’t tememeber...)

    It also depends if the items are removed before the price adjustments happen. Either way you will get your money you’ve spent back though.

    So worst case scenario it’s 480,000.

    After price adjustment it will be somewhere between 320,000 and 400,000 depending on if BOTH Bilge Rats are reduced.

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    @d1no Exactly dude - I’m usually using Sea Dog / Sovreign stuff but I REALLY like the new Admiral ship.

    (Although I’m yet to see the sovereign one so maybe i’ll end up liking that one more who knows...)

    As soon as I heard about the items I checked the grand admiral figurehead to see if I really wanted it to go with the ship.

    The part that actually connects to the hull matches perfectly - and while a pallete swap might seem like an a**l thing to be upset about, ‘horizontal progression’ is what SoT is all about - so naturally wanting matching items and sets is going to be a thing. :)

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    @noruas said in Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd:

    @phillyreid said in Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd:

    @noruas said in Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd:

    @opticalmatrix said in Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd:

    Sea of Thieves cosmetics removal – May 22nd

    As some of you may have already heard through our latest Developer Update, we’ll be removing some of the newly added in-game cosmetics that players felt weren’t visually distinct enough. These cosmetics will be leaving the Sea of Thieves on May 22nd and are as follows:


    • Scurvy Bilge Rat Figurehead
    • Castaway Bilge Rat Figurehead
    • Grand Admiral Figurehead
    • Ruffian Sea Dog Figurehead


    • Scurvy Bilge Rat Cutlass
    • Castaway Bilge Rat Cutlass
    • Grand Admiral Cutlass
    • Ruffian Sea Dog Cutlass

    After this date they will no longer be available for purchase, but if you have bought them they’re yours to keep! Additionally, Castaway Bilge Rat weapons and ship liveries will be lowered in price. Anyone who purchased items within this set pre-price adjustment will have the difference reimbursed.

    We’ll also be introducing new, more varied cosmetics to the game within the coming few weeks so keep your eyes peeled and your coffers primed for the next drop!

    they can reimburse us gold spent for items......but they cant give us our day 1 eyepatch back for those of us who didn't like our char's looks so we made a new one. Pathetic Rare, Love the Potential of the game but I can honestly say I LOATHE Rare as a company and game provider. p**s poor programmers. AWESOME marketing team though.

    my question to you is why did you even purchase the game if you LOATHE Rare? Makes you a hypocrite more than anything.

    No matter what you say or do from now on you will be labelled a hypocrite. If you Loathe the game developers yet you still purchase the game? Hmm....

    didn't start loathing them as a company until march 20th, 2018. so you're wrong. have a nice day.

    So why are you still floating around here like a pollution spiting negativity? If you loathe them so much then uninstall the game and take nothing to do with the community.

    Your critisism of rare is of no means constructive. You have to give them as chance as Sea of Thieves a completely new area for them and one thing they are doing is listening whole heartedly to the playerbase.

    Great development if you ask me. Granted the game lacks content but they are making sure they have a fully working "platform" before they blast loads of mechanics and content into it.

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    I love this game, I do NOT have a lot of time to play this game, so not really swimming in gold currently.

    Would be nice if Rare had all these items reduced in cost, maybe $1000 each item, since these are going away. Just for the uniqueness of owning them. Maybe on the last day?

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    @braxkedren well maybe not 1000 cause then everyone could have them ;)
    maybe just cut the price in half or at not remove cosmetics even if they look the same...I mean yes they are recolor but also are the mercenary and the black dog set...the outfits are almost the same only red/green and black/green :P but these are fine since you paid for them in rl ;)
    Edit: look at the hat and the coat and the belt they are literally the same just to give an example...the others are like that too but these are the ones that really stood out for me ;)

    We probably will not get a color system soon so why remove them if other sets get away with it? O_O

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    Can someone post one screenshot of each items ? My game is in french and the traduction is to hard to understand, so many word I don't know and don't find on the internet...

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    @ellundel-psn Quick update - it’s £400,000 now, as the castaway bilgerat has been reduced. :)

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    Another update:

    The new sovereign items are in as of today and they are missing the figurehead/cutlas... the same way the other item sets will soon be missing them.

    BUT AT LEAST we got a fighting chance to buy the sovereign items before they left the store in case we actually wanted them

    Right? Right...?

    Wrong. Now we will forever have incomplete sets of items in the game, even if, like me, we spent the last week since the announcement working very hard to grind the gold needed to purchase these items...

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    @ellundel-psn I agree I would rather have different color variations of the same item but the FULL set rather than removing items or not releasing them cause of indifference :'(
    I mean people do not have to buy them if they do not want them but removing or not even releasing them is the wrong answer to it :(

    I just hope I can grind the 380k I still need :'( was stupid enough to buy clothes out of my 100k and now I am poor and need the money XD

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    @shikia-caeleaum Exactly, that's what I don't understand. Don't like it? Don't buy it! Simple. But removing the items..? With no word that you're going to be replacing / reworking them? Madness!

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    @ellundel-psn said in Sea of Thieves Cosmetics Removal - May 22nd:

    @shikia-caeleaum Exactly, that's what I don't understand. Don't like it? Don't buy it! Simple. But removing the items..? With no word that you're going to be replacing / reworking them? Madness!

    Really got nothing better to do than b***h about cosmetics. Sad

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    @capt-ladyladdie Yeah? Then why are you here? Spreading your negativity on the forum like a plague? Some of us actually care about the progress of this game and don't want to see the dev's making knee-jerk decisions based on some community feedback.

    If you have nothing constructive to add to the conversation, then simply stay silent. Thanks.

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    @ellundel-psn yeah I think Rare is not too sure about handling negative statements about cosmetics...I mean yes they are the same....but since the coloring/dying will not be here anytime soon (otherwise why remove the items, or not having a second window where you choose the texture and after that the color scemes) they do not know how to cope with it properly...
    I mean just saying "yes we received you criticism and we are working on NEW items but still be giving you color variations until the next big patch please be patient"
    almost everyone would be fine with it but nooo.....I just hope Rare will not remove them but rather just give us a discount for them...most people are mad they cost the same or are even more expensive than the good looking ones :P ;)

    @Capt-LadyLaddie whine around people whining around so... whats the point? :D

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    @shikia-caeleaum Other games have colour palette swaps and have also had the same backlash. Someone here mentioned Fortnite already which was a good example. Another one is League Of Legends. When the Chroma's for League skins originally came out, they were not very popular. It was very simple recolours. "This character who is all THIS colour is now entirely THAT colour." etc etc. People didn't really buy into it because it was dull and lazy. But Chromas have become increasingly popular over because more effort from Riot has gone into their designs. Colour swaps aren't necessarily a bad thing; but when they're done in an extreme minimal fashion it naturally receives negative feedback.

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    Lol. It sucks they are removing them instead of just changing policy. But I have to laugh. Rare reads comments complaining about the items they added. And people saying "why would I spend x amount on something that you can barely tell the difference between. So what do they do. Make it so everyone buys those items. Lol. Now there's a mad rush for the items that lots of people complained about.

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    Might want to look at the Admiral and Grand Admiral Blunderbuss. While they look distinct enough in the thumbnail, try actually holding both.

    One is supposed to be blue and silver and the other black and gold. They look exactly the same in-game. Had half my crew laughing as I tried to convince them they were different.

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    Might have to do with how they're carbon copies of the ones locked behind the rank requirement.