My first Sea of Thieves moment that I will always remember occurred during my third or fourth week, when I joined my second sloop open crew.
It was dark, and the ship looked amazing! It was of course the complete Ashen Dragon set. The young captain of this set had the curse and matching outfit.
Prior to this sail, I had only really seen the vanilla cosmetics as I did my best to avoid everybody.
The Ashen Dragon set put a spell on me. I felt like I was seeing winter holiday lights for the first time. It was magical.
We only sailed together for about an hour, and then he signed off. I was so new, that I didn't know 'making friends' was a thing yet.
All I knew is I had this beautiful ship all to myself.
I remember that I felt mighty and strong, and sailed with a boldness that I had never experienced before. This is the memory that I cherish.
Hours later, when I was ready to log off, I said a special 'Thank you for the inspiration' to the Ashen Dragon shipset, and promised to make her mine someday soon.
Approximately, three months later, I finally organically completed the entire Ashen set. To this day, it remains one of my favorite sets of all time.