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The stories to tell from playing Sea of Thieves are endless. There’s a real freedom to explore and venture on voyages across the high seas. Although the game in its current state is essentially split into varying quests from treasure finding, merchant tasks such as snatching chickens and battles with skeletons to kill and retrieve the captain or wardens’ heads. All tasks are completed when the loot or bounty is sold to the respective task giver though it doesn’t matter which outpost it is delivered for the most part. Bonus missions can be found whilst travelling from finding books or messages in bottles on various islands. Some quests are cryptic, so it will take wit to solve and complete.

Tasks do become repetitive, but the voyages are unique where anything can happen. I’ve encountered a lot during my time playing and I would still count myself a novice. The game doesn’t hold your hand or explain much, it’s up to you to explore and work with others to understand the opportunities or sail solo. I do both, my first session I was sailing with random people and that was fine. We explored sunken ships retrieving essentials to put onto ours. I learned a lot from following and doing as the other sailors were doing. Sailing with friends as a crew who understand each other perfectly is the best experience within Sea of Thieves. Sailing becomes simpler without any misunderstandings and it’s simple to agree on the next tasks whilst defending you space on land and sea against AI skeletons or other players. There’s a real comradery and many stories to share after.

There are many funny moments encountered within Sea of Thieves including the ability to be drunk and have someone collect it in a bucket and splashed. Fighting masses of skeletons can have players feeling somewhat heroic however when one of them is holding an explosive barrel heading straight towards you the tide changes immediately. A hasty retreat for higher ground, into the sea or fire a well-placed shot to the legs are the only options. Either way the decision and action needs to be immediate otherwise you will become part of the impending explosion. My response is usually to run the other way which is funny every time and even more so whilst seeing someone else running away too. Explosive barrels can be sold at outposts so if possible it’s best to avoid it exploding however if there are masses of skeletons within proximity it’s wise to shoot it and make them all vanish especially if a captain is nearby.

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Sharks

Sharks infest the waters and they can come in much shallower water than expected. They can come right up to the beach which can be frightening. They look ferocious though they aren’t heavy in population, so they won’t always be encountered. The ‘Megladon’ is a huge and incredibly aggressive super-sized shark which can bring down ships, kill sailors and throw them overboard due to the ferocity of impacts. They seem to swim away from storms and circle ships before attacking. Get ready with the canon to try and defeat it however with every impact it becomes more aggressive in retaliation. It is possible to sail away from it at speed if the wind is in your favour. A ‘Kraken’ and a Skeleton ship are also enemies within the sea however to date I haven’t experienced these myself.

Pirates

Not everyone is bad but it’s prudent to sail with caution. For the most part I split my time sailing with friends and solo as it’s refreshing, solo you can be free to do as you want when you want without having to keep others satisfied. There is a downside though, whilst on your own all the ships functions are reliant upon you from steering, navigating, setting the flag, lifting and adjusting the sails, lowering and lifting the anchor, positioning the ship, docking and shooting the canons. There’s a lot to do but with experience it all becomes second nature. The difficulty is when meeting other ships. Some are friendly whilst many aren’t. Managing a large ship solo is far too tedious, so the best option is the ‘Sloop’ it’s an amazingly versatile ship with the perfect storage capacity with most things within a few steps making it easy to manage. The downside is there are only two canons, one on either side. Against a large ship which has 3 canons either side and a larger crew swimming to jump onboard it’s very difficult to win the sea battles. Using intelligence can achieve improved results, rather than engage keep a look out with the telescope regularly and steer away from ships and head towards a different outpost to sell the loot and collect new tasks. Delay the venture onto an island until the coast is clear. It can be tedious but it’s certainly better than have your hard-earned rewards stolen by pirate thugs. After all it is a pirate world and as irritating as it can be at times to be attacked without provocation it is the world your part of.

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Recently I sailed through some turbulent seas navigating between some large rocks successfully whilst noticing a larger ship nearby. The ships heading changed to follow me. Instinctively I sailed as fast as possible to the nearest outpost deciding along the way that I am simply going to smash into the beach rather than drop anchor. Lose my ship but try to sell as many of the 4 skulls I was carrying as soon as possible before the other ship catches up and engages. I did manage to sell all the skulls. My ship was sinking by the dock whilst another player was standing on the dock. I shot and killed the other player. A message appeared on screen with them stating they are friendly however my ship was sunk, and I blamed them, assuming they had attacked whilst I was delivering the skulls. I jumped into the water, swam to their ship and engaged in a shooting match. I lost as I was outnumbered. In hindsight they may have been friendly. My ship sunk because it took on water from the holes created when I slammed straight into the beach. When I saw the player, they didn’t engage it was I that did. A life surrounded by pirates is very intense and nerve-wracking. Impulsive decisions do have consequences, but the reality is don’t trust anyone. Those that seem to be enemies may not and those that appear friendly may very well be the opposite.

Loot

There are many functions to a pirate’s life in Sea of Thieves. On board the ships items such as bananas, canon balls and wooden planks can be stored in barrels and retrieve at any given time. Players can carry 10 canon balls, 5 bananas and 5 planks at a time. Sunken ships release barrels containing these items which float at that sunken location. Items can also be found on islands and outposts. Flags can be hoisted above a ships mast to notify other sailors of your intentions whether it be hunting sharks, pirate attacks or open to joining and alliance amongst many others. Holes can appear on ships from impacts with the beach, rocks etc.. or an attack from canon balls or shark bites. Ships flood with water through these holes which can be patched with planks of wood and then the water removed with a bucket and displaced over the side of the ship. Bananas are the source of health whilst there is no stamina or tiredness factor within the gameplay. Run and swim faster with no consequence though holding items prevents the players ability to move fast.

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Sea of Thieves is available on XBOX ONE & PC to buy or it’s also included within Xbox Games Pass. Either way provides access to the game on both platforms.

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Summary

Sea of Thieves is something to treasure. The game requires a constant internet connection as it’s a multiplayer only title however it can be enjoyed solo but be aware of other players within the world. Sea of Thieves is an open-world to do as you will. Commence a voyage and you’ll soon be coming back time and time again.

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