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Exciting Sea of Thieves features coming soon – pets, cross-play, and more

Published: 26/Jul/2019 2:06 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 2:57

by David Purcell

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Rare have revealed that a whole host of new features are in testing and could be coming soon in Sea of Thieves, including the opportunity to grab your very own pet to bring with you on adventures.  

The game’s latest developer update confirmed that while they had previously explored the idea of having pets be part of the online experience in the past, the idea is now being trialled with insiders.

While this doesn’t yet confirm the arrival of the feature, it goes some way into showing fans that it could happen in the near future, and executive producer Joe Neate even explained how it would be part of a larger effort of a digital business in Sea of Thieves.

RareAre new Sea of Thieves cosmetics coming soon as well?

How will pets work in Sea of Thieves?

There’s a good chance that pets will work in a similar way to that of Fortnite or Minecraft, as they’re fairly successful models.

The former allows players to attach pets to their character’s bodies – for example, a parrot could lean on the shoulder in Sea of Thieves – while Minecraft’s pets are a little more interactive. Cats and dogs can follow you in Mojang’s game.

RareRare have confirmed a list of Sea of Thieves pets that players will soon be able to have as companions.

How this feature will work in Rare’s game remains to be seen, but it sounds like we’re going to have to buy them – based on the vague knowledge that’s been released so far. Confirmed pets include parrots, cats, and monkeys. 

“Pets are going to be part of our digital business offering, as a way for us to generate additional revenue on top of Sea of Thieves,” Joe Neate said in the latest dev update. 

He added: “Pets are going to be coming back to insiders fairly soon to begin testing again. We had these in prior to Anniversary launching, we took some feedback on them, they weren’t quite where we wanted them to be, but they’re getting much closer now to the place we really want them.” 

Expansion to Sea of Thieves online market

Aside from pets, however, this is also another hint that an expansion to the Sea of Thieves digital business is coming soon, too, which will be good news for those interested in modifying their characters and ships in the future. 

The producer insisted that any new marketplace will be completely optional and will not give players any advantages. Additional sets of emotes will be added to testing, too, as well as more cosmetics for ships. Their plan is to release all of this new content as a broad package of customizable elements. 

Xbox One screengrabThere are already a number of exciting customizable items to purchase in the Sea of Thieves market, but more is coming.

Cross-play

Rare are exploring the opportunities of cross-play and even gave an updated status on how it will be implemented. The developers are currently prioritising The Arena for cross-play – the game’s take on competitive play – and this is also set to be added to the insider experience in due course. 

Sea of Thieves is available on both PC and Xbox One platforms at the moment, something that’s unlikely to change, but soon players could come together to play. 

Neate confirmed that cross-play options will be a fallback option that will spring into action if players are, for whatever reason, unable to find a crew to be matched with. 

Stick with Dexerto for even more Sea of Thieves updates as we approach what looks to be some red hot additions to the pirate game. 

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Summit1g defends actions on Sea of Thieves after being labeled “toxic”

Published: 5/Oct/2020 16:28

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar has hit back at a report and claims that he was toxic on Sea of Thieves after breaking up servers where players wouldn’t interact in PvP. 

For the most part, playing Sea of Thieves can be a fun and enjoyable experience. You hop aboard a ship with a friend or two and sail the seas in hopes of completing quests picking up loot that you can sell on.

However, there are plenty of players who try to ruin that – typically through bombarding your ships with constant attacks. As a streamer, Summit has dealt with his fair share of this too, but he’s been able to fight back. 

Previously, he’s put people on blast on Twitter for not playing the game the right way, and while he hasn’t played Sea of Thieves for a while, he’s come under fire for his previous behavior. 

Microsoft StudiosSome players have big issues with the Sea of Thieves community.

Summit’s supposed “toxic” behavior was highlighted in a recent article after streamers quit the game due to harassment from other players. As he started up his October 4 stream, the leader of the 1G squad fired back – tearing into how some players aim to keep servers to themselves in a bid to farm coins. 

“Motherf**ker, you don’t talk about how they get those servers going in the first place – on Discord, through harassment themselves. They will stomp a ship out until they leave the game and get on their ship, you feel me? They don’t talk about all that stuff though,” he said, addressing the article. 

He turned his attention to the players who try to ruin these servers, adding: “Then, they sit on their servers where it’s supposed to be a give and take experience, pirates that take, and pirates that find, and it’s a big circle of we need each other but they sit in their circlejerk farms avoiding all aspects of fear.”

Summit added that playing like that is “not how the game should be played” so after those players took things to Discord in a bit to communicate and organize, he and his pals used “streamer benefits” to find out about them, as well ultimately infiltrating the servers.

He added that he’d never verbally abuse anyone in a racist or sexist way, but just trash-talked if someone else started on him.“We’d only talk s**t if they talk s**t, we’d only give it if they gave it,” Summit continued.  

“And if they’re giving it, they’d take it. They’re fine, they’re big boys, but what we’re talking about here is ridiculous. So, I just don’t understand why it’s a bad thing for one side to do it but not a bad thing for another side to do it.”

Plenty of his fans and Sea of Thieves players backed Summit’s cause to frustrate the players who keep servers to themselves in a bid to coin farm.

The game has undergone plenty of changes in recent months, but it’s unknown if he’ll return to it on a full-time basis as he once did.