Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0

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    Oh boy oh boy....im downloading as we speak. Time to set sail to devils roar mateys! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 Happy Sailing 😊

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    black screen of death when you try go into legend cave on morrow peak outpost

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    On paper seems good, can't wait to play to see the new stuff and improvement.

    Hope you will put new stuff for the pirate legends on the next big patch. They followed you this long, can't leave them behind!

    I don't see anything regarding the sloop bug that you couldn't access the barrels while sailing.

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    @tre-oni Literally came to check the forums to see if anyone else noticed that...possibly coming in week 3 ?

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    Can't wait to install but watching streams and the squeaky noises from the rowboat are insane! Can we get some kraken oil for them oarlocks?

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    @mithrillant said in Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0:

    On paper seems good, can't wait to play to see the new stuff and improvement.

    Hope you will put new stuff for the pirate legends on the next big patch. They followed you this long, can't leave them behind!

    I don't see anything regarding the sloop bug that you couldn't access the barrels while sailing.

    It appears to be fixed tried to recreate when I played at lunch, didn't run into the bug in twenty min of testing. I'll test on my Xbox one s tonight however I'm hearing there is currently a crashing issue with Sea of thieves and the Xbox.

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    I played for a few this morning and going to play like crazy around 6 but I thought it was cool and it took a while to get the hang of the row point people are saying it's hard to dock it to boat but all you have to do is hit and hold Y. Known issue is about walking on rowboat seams jittery but if you think about it it's a rowboat shouldn't it be uneasy walking on it or in it. The volcano eruptions are cool I love the kraken sets so far they are my fav. The barrels well I like the fact we can find maps and all and that it shows we can't hold anymore that was great. It's going to take some getting used to the take all store all option but it works. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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    @pwn3d-l-inc
    lol always that one guy, next you'll be going on and on about KB+M functionality. The Xbox like the other consoles are about voice chat, hence the reason for the mic,(you know that comes with the system not a KB+M). I mean Rare does provide a chat wheel, but that's not good enough, I get its limited, but if you want to txt chat, play on PC, there is that option right or use your cell phone lol it has texting functionality.

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    @bababooey so if I want to text chat, play on pc, but I can still watch still on xbox, roger that ...

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    @bababooey And no , I'm not asking about KB&M just chatpad, simple as that.

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    @pwn3d-l-inc
    huh, that was in regards to your" but I can still watch still on Xbox...that makes no sense.

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    Can t wait

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    This update sounds amazing there's only one problem for me. I downloaded the update and now I can't load the game. It just crashes and I have a disc not game pass. Makes me very sad I can't check the new update yet. 😞

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    Amazing work, I love what you did, the best extension for now ! :D

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    @khaleesibot Played for two hours this morning before bed ( I work nights) so just wanted to put my two cents in about the update, content.

    1. Love the new barrel system, Thanks.
    2. Love the new area, please don't move the islands like some are saying they are too close together. I think it makes it look good and adds more excitement.
    3. Love the extra decorated bling.
    4. Don't change anything, for now I love this new area and content.
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    Observations of sailing the Devils Roar with my crew. The barrel inventory system is still a clunky mess. Posting those thoughts over in the specific place for that feedback.

    We like the look and general feel of the new area. Nice the rewards are higher. However, mostly the same rewards just recolored with a higher reward for turning them in. Better there are some true new item types. Shame that the merchant in the new outpost is not there and cargo runs are not available yet. Which would have provided truly new, unique voyages.

    Finding items in Devil's Roar with the merchant currently missing does not make sense. Forces one to sail back to the more familiar parts of the sea to unload merchant cargo. It is ok you wanted to make the new cargo runs appear in Week 3 for some reason. You should have at least put a merchant in Devil's Roar so that merchant items could have been sold there without sailing away to someplace else.

    The Devil’s Roar outpost erupting is just out of place. It should never erupt, it should be dormant. Makes no sense at all. Pirates sail away as the vendors go about doing their thing during eruptions. Guess skeletons can make them cower in fear, but fiery death raining down on them does not. Multiple sea posts are frequently selling the same items.

    Rowboats can be very fun to use and is a nice addition pirate ship wise. A feature missing from the start. Problem is they are way too fragile. This is especially true in Devil's Roar. Sometimes they just disappear off the back of your boat for no apparent reason. Docking them can be a bit buggy and tedious as you have to get the rowboat lined up just right. Some of the animations could be smoother.

    Was really looking forward to rowboats. After a few minutes and laughs playing with them, we do not even bother to pick them up or use them if we do. With the distance needed to keep your ship safe from volcanic eruptions being so far from an island, it does not even make sense to use a row boat. They are not really needed as much as it was implied they would. They also do not match your ship when you customize it. Maybe in the future they can match in color depending on what hull you are running.

    I know it is large chunks of possible molten death raining down on you, but you can easily be killed in the same one hit as your ship takes four or five holes at the same time. By the time you get back from the ferry your ship has sank already. Would be very tough on solo sloops when it has happened with a duo being one shot killed and ship destroyed at the exact same time.

    The volcanic eruptions occur too frequently, last too long, have too long range, and cause too much damage. The mechanic is implemented functionally well otherwise and is really a very cool idea. Geysers work ok functionally and can be fun to use to take down skeletons and even jump around. However, way too many pop over and over. Can make counting paces and digging tedious and annoying. Maybe using them to jump to reach certain places as a way to achieve commendations can be added in the future.

    The volcanic eruptions should not happen over and over so frequently as they do now. Seems as soon as you step off onto an island it erupts. Then there is time lost constantly sailing back and forth between eruptions because they occur so frequently. A waiting game. Sailing away and waiting may not be that bad if we already had fishing and we could be trying to catch Ashen Sea Bass while we wait for the volcanos to cool off. Yes, new challenges, even harder ones, are welcomed. However, the time that can be wasted, the booty lost, and frustration caused does not really equal a cool, new fun challenge.

    The fun factor can too easily be lost right now sailing in the Devil's Roar. There needs to be a much better balance achieved in the Devil's Roar mechanics to maintain just the right "sense of realism” for the type of game Sea of Thieves is. While still keeping it challenging and most importantly fun for the time spent sailing there.

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    @x-crowheart-x yeah it's a pain too turn in merchant loot, when you have to go back to ancient spire to turn in loot. Who's brilliant idea was that?

    And we kept losing our rowboat to random damage. the thing is worthless. I think at one point the thing disappeared because we ran a ground in our sloop alittle bit.

    On a lighter note, the update is great. I really enjoyed it tonight. I love the Athena Voyage specific for the area. Seriously great job on a specific Athena's mission for the area seriously bravo.

    Still about a dozen bugs but none are game breaking. There are several obvious bugs with the revised inventory system. Do y'all ever test this.? Graphic issues... At one point the plank inventory was displaying cursed cannonballs that I had in my current inventory, at one point the inventory screen completely went blank, and the bug where if u moved ur mouse too quickly... it minimizes your game. The fact that this is still in the game. Booooo!

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    Has anyone else noticed the decrease in resolution on Xbox One S? The game used to look crystal sharp and now it's sort of blurry as if it was being rendered on a lower resolution than before. The textures don't look as good as they used to as well, but that might be due to the lower res. On the other hand, the game performs better now on the console. Anyways, I just wish they'd find some way to fix the performance issues without affecting how the game looks :(

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    Athena run on the abandoned banks is almost impossible, eruptions and skeletons with barrels, not to mention the other players, do not give the opportunity to look for treasures!New Islands opened and sailed back to the quiet waters

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    What did we get in the new long-awaited update "Forsaken Shores?"

    1. New location with islands.
    2. Boat.
    3. A bit of customization.
    4. New commendations.

    Is this a new content that everyone is asking about?

    1. What to do on these islands?
      Again dig chests, kill skeletons and farm Athena Fortune?
    2. Why do we need a boat?
      You can swim to the island, but there is no return. The volcanic eruption and earthquake begins immediately, as you step on the island and continues until everyone dies. Impossible to do quests!
      The boat can be destroyed with one stone hit. And the stones hit the target very aptly.
      Yesterday spent about 1 hour to find a boat and lost it after first shot from enemy ship's cannonball! lol
    3. The new customization is good.
      I bought it and what's next? What to do next? Again dig chests, kill skeletons and farm Athena Fortune?
    4. New commendations is good.
      This time not boring and terrible like always! But this is not content! Dear Rare, you think otherwise, but it's not.

    And this volcanic eruption and earthquake... As I wrote above - The volcanic eruption and earthquake begins immediately, as you step on the island and continues until everyone dies. Impossible to do quests! Earthquake stunning you and fiery stones and geysers kill instantly.

    Dear Rare! Do you understand what content is?
    Content - this is what makes the game interesting - variety of gameplay! For example:

    • new raids, like the Scull Fort,
    • coop raid bosses (you can make Kraken or Meg like big boss with loot and rewards for repetitive killing and add new sea dangerous creatures),
    • new PvP events, bounty hunting etc.,
    • a lot of new kinds of quests - escort someone, defend outpost from AI ships etc. (not only kill or bring like now),
    • at least add capture the flag or capture the island and get some advantage for a while (10%, 20%, 30% extra money, extra ship speed).

    And finally, where are the long time ago promised new quests for Pirate Lehends Athena 10? And when you add Athena commendations and new ghost weapons for Athena Fortune?

    Dear Rare, you can make a lot of things to diversify the gameplay but instead you add not necessary and not interesting things.
    Dear Rare, change the course, or your ship with a lot of potential will sink!

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    what is most expected from the update, added immediately, the task of traders, instead of skeletons, you can add a stone Fort with soldiers on the island will settle bandits, cosmetics is more like a doll than a sea robber

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    All this content sounds so exciting there's only one problem for me. I download the update and now the game crashes trying to start it up and I use a disc not game pass. This make me really sad I was so excited to play and now I get to just read about it until it gets fixed. I hope reinstalling works but I really should have to do this every update it's getting frustrating

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    So far here is some of the things that could be tweaked:

    1. Volcanoes should not erupt at the same time. All of the area literally blows up at the same time. You can't even sail around certain areas without getting hammered by debirs.
    2. The frequency needs to be decreased but increase the duration.
    3. Geysers spawn on top of Geysers great for when your fighting skellies but too much when your trying to dig a chest up or even navigate the island.
    4. Row boats have waves clip thru them and they pull to the left side constantly.
    5. Need a way to push the row boats off the islands from any point on the row boat. If you want to push it side ways to avoid pushing it into a rock then you should be able to push from either side and have it go in that direction. Also the oars on the row boat are not anchored into the clasps or rings they float above them.
    6. When finding chests there is a double hit marker sound but you are still only digging up one chest.

    Thats it for now

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    @iceman-0007 Bruh. We were hiding in a cave waiting 10 minutes for a Volcano to stop erupting. Duration is fine.

    Move around until geysers go away.

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    @thebattlebork said in Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0:

    @iceman-0007 Bruh. We were hiding in a cave waiting 10 minutes for a Volcano to stop erupting. Duration is fine.

    Move around until geysers go away.

    Agree. The difficulty is great. Did my second Athena's quest with the new zone Athena's and absolutely loved every second of it. Despite the bugs.

    @IceMan-0007 if the area zone is too difficult for u, go to the shores of plenty?

    I can't stress how much I love the new zone mechanics. Bravo rare bravo. Now let's get these bugs squashed and you're moving in the right direction.

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    Loving the mechanics and the new areas. The atmosphere is amazing.
    The only qualm I have is with the outrageous spawn rate of gun powder skellies. I literally saw a random wave of THREE kegs. That is way more than even the event that introduced them. And once you're on an island with an earthquake it slows you down but not the skellies so you're dead. So of the riddles were bugged too with chest locations not exactly right. But dealing with geysers, falling rocks, lava flows, boiling water AND an insane rate of gunpowder skellies is just overkill.

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    @m1sterpunch I love the danger. I died so much laughing everytime. I absolutely love the difficulty. Keep in my mind, my favorite event was the explosive skelly event so my thoughts are a bit biased because of that.

    I agree some of the riddle quest clues were a bit bugged or ambiguous. One quest said the west cart when the cart was more on the east side of island.

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    @treefittymonsta said in Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0:

    @x-crowheart-x yeah it's a pain too turn in merchant loot, when you have to go back to ancient spire to turn in loot. Who's brilliant idea was that?

    And we kept losing our rowboat to random damage. the thing is worthless. I think at one point the thing disappeared because we ran a ground in our sloop alittle bit.

    On a lighter note, the update is great. I really enjoyed it tonight. I love the Athena Voyage specific for the area. Seriously great job on a specific Athena's mission for the area seriously bravo.

    Still about a dozen bugs but none are game breaking. There are several obvious bugs with the revised inventory system. Do y'all ever test this.? Graphic issues... At one point the plank inventory was displaying cursed cannonballs that I had in my current inventory, at one point the inventory screen completely went blank, and the bug where if u moved ur mouse too quickly... it minimizes your game. The fact that this is still in the game. Booooo!

    It would have been better to have cargo runs now instead of week 3. It would have been a true new voyage instead of recolored rewards. At a minimum have the person there to sell things to, especially since you find merchant items there.

    The new area looks very nice. The volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and geysers are cool. As I already said they happen too often and last too long. Cannot speak to Athena voyages there yet. We have done a few helping some cool Pirate Legends. We are on the edge of becoming legends ourselves.

    Maybe those rewards are more worth it. We are very sea worthy, but that does not matter when chunks of rock and fire rain down on you. It is fun you can use the environment to take down skeletons.

    Keeping our ship safe became a bit tedious and dragged the new fun down. Working from a sloop trying to dig up five chests on an island, we were hit by the same molten rock. We both instantly died and our ship sank before we could get back off the ferry. Lost everything, including what we had already collected up to that dig. Spouse said we can finish earning commendations, but probably will not want to sail here again.

    Rowboats are fun to use. Like you said they have problems though. Talk sounded like they were needed and would make things better in the new area. Just helps some when in hot water, but are not needed. Still belong and fit the game regardless. Hopefully issues with them will be fixed soon.

    I posted more thoughts about the new barrel system in the barrel 2.0 part 4 mega thread. The other bugs are still there and more annoying because they are still there. My spouse also appeared as a green skeleton through almost three voyages.

    Still believe it can all get better. Do not give up. Happy sailing!

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    @x-crowheart-x yah my wife and I played together also. We did an Athena's for the area. What we did was when the smoke started pouring out of the volcano we pulled our ship to a safe distance and shot one of us over to the island from cannon to continue the quest lines. Most of the time the person shot over dies but they could at least progress through the quest. Once the volcano stopped we reapproached and finished it off. We did a full Athena's quest in about 2 hours. Man it was a blast IMHO.

    The bugs are still a big issue in the game. Its sad they are still in the game, but I've become used to rare ignoring them. And understand they will never be fixed so I just have too deal with them if I want too play. I'll still complain about them to no avail though.

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    Pretty fantastic experience out at the Devil's Roar. Lot's to figure out on day 1 that made it challenging and fun. Little Piracy or Larceny to be seen, as everyone I saw was trying to figure things out. So how do I get the glowing Iron necklace?

    I glitch several times trying to dock my row boat. Getting crushed by the back of the galleon spawned me back inside the galleon. The Geysers worked great. I got boiled, shot, eaten, exploded, and smashed in the head by lava boulders. all in a days work. Keep it up Rare. Thoroughly enjoying the update.

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    @sprungnickel427 I will admit I sunk noone last night.... And actually joined an alliance at one point. The viciousness of devil's roar calmed my Pvp thirst lol. I think once I get used to the area, I'll probably return to my bloodthisrty ways again lol.

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    @treefittymonsta said in Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0:

    @x-crowheart-x yah my wife and I played together also. We did an Athena's for the area. What we did was when the smoke started pouring out of the volcano we pulled our ship to a safe distance and shot one of us over to the island from cannon to continue the quest lines. Most of the time the person shot over dies but they could at least progress through the quest. Once the volcano stopped we reapproached and finished it off. We did a full Athena's quest in about 2 hours. Man it was a blast IMHO.

    The bugs are still a big issue in the game. Its sad they are still in the game, but I've become used to rare ignoring them. And understand they will never be fixed so I just have too deal with them if I want too play. I'll still complain about them to no avail though.

    They are our first mate and captain rolled into one, even when we think we are the captain. : ) Going to sail again tonight. Hope it goes better. Shame it can be more of a chore to get things done in Devil’s Roar. Some would say it is a challenge. We both love challenges. However, when they are not fun enough at the same time it can sink everything.

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    @x-crowheart-x yah. It's rough. I like that the geysers are in completely random locations. I thought they would only be in specific spots. The utter chaos! geysers everywhere, random explosions, earthquakes, geysers exploding skellies, trying to dig up a chest when a geyser spawns on it, etc... Priceless, beautiful chaos... Then the volcano explodes haha

    One thing that is great, is that there is no need to do any of it. I have millions of gold. All the cosmetics I want and here I am digging up a chest for no reason other than it's a ton of fun.to try to survive while all this is happening around me. Mmmm mmmm mmmm love it. Can't wait to Pvp with all this going on at the same time.

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    @treefittymonsta said in Release Notes Discussion - 1.3.0:

    @x-crowheart-x yah. It's rough. I like that the geysers are in completely random locations. I thought they would only be in specific spots. The utter chaos! geysers everywhere, random explosions, earthquakes, geysers exploding skellies, trying to dig up a chest when a geyser spawns on it, etc... Priceless, beautiful chaos... Then the volcano explodes haha

    One thing that is great, is that there is no need to do any of it. I have millions of gold. All the cosmetics I want and here I am digging up a chest for no reason other than it's a ton of fun.to try to survive while all this is happening around me. Mmmm mmmm mmmm love it. Can't wait to Pvp with all this going on at the same time.

    Same here we have gold and do not want for every cosmetic. Definitely do not need a chest full of them or sail around in a sparkling ship decked out in bling.

    It is the things you said here that is more important. It is the fun to be had by ourselves and with others, even if we are sinking some along the game. It has been enough fun and hope that the issues will get better that we have kept sailing so far when it looked like we might have stopped.

    In the end that is when we all will stop sailing. When the fun is gone so will the wind to keep sailing. Just hoping the winds do not die down way too soon.

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    @x-crowheart-x GG

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