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nightshadea 05-09-2019 02:29 AM

started ms's sea of theives ..anyone else playing /or has played it?
 
got an MS game pass 3 mos for a buck deal and nephew had seen dantdm play it on yt and figured why not....


Welp I was looking for something like Sid Meiers Pirates! series ...... and well this isn't quite the pirate game I'm looking for ....


the main gripe is its group oriented and almost no tutorial at all once ya learned how to buy and sell stuff ..everything else we looked up .... and its like playing Diablo on battlenet only thing that sticks in your personal exp and faction stuff the world resets every time ya leave.....and there's no reason for the gold except cosmetic stuff so far.......


whats everyone else's take on it?

Balance 05-09-2019 03:40 AM

I have not played it, only watched people playing it. From that, it seems to do a good job with the aesthetic it's aiming for: high seas piratical adventure. It has fun with the concept, with treasure maps, tall tales, cryptic clues, ghost ships, and cursed booty. It has enough sailing mechanics to reward working as a crew, but not so many that it completely bogs down the game.

The downside, and the reason I will never play the game myself, is absolutely toxic PvP. There is nothing to deter other players from harassing you incessantly while you try to actually follow treasure maps, or fish, or battle a kraken, or just go shopping. There is no place to go to get away from a persistent troll, which means the game is infested with persistent trolls. (I'm told that the recent addition of an arena feature has lured some of the obnoxious PvPers away for a while, but I still see them plaguing streamers occasionally.)

tl;dr: Game seems cool. Playerbase is full of jerks.

nightshadea 05-09-2019 03:42 AM

yeah we ran into the first person weve seen beside us .... he killed us and stole the ship we just respawned on the ship and killed him .....

Balance 05-09-2019 04:11 AM

Stealing a ship seems weirdly noobish, even to me with no firsthand experience. There's no way to claim a stolen ship, AFAIK, so that's where the crew will respawn until it sinks. Eventually, they'll kill you, and you'll respawn elsewhere. The usual move is to try to steal stuff off your ship while you're busy (if they can't just sink you and pick the loot out of the water).

GreenHell 05-12-2019 05:56 AM

I've played a bit. It's great fun. Detailed enough to be engaging, but not so much to make the learning curve hard. It is absolutely PvP, no getting away from it and there is no real progression*. I liked both of these. I never log on unless I want to fight and there is no worry about someone else being "higher level".

*There is a pseudo-progression in collecting supplies. A crew that has been playing for an hour or so will be better stocked with ammunition, lumber, food, etc. But, even a newly assembled crew has a fighting chance, given competent skill and leadership.


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