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Sea of Thieves dev outlines upcoming changes amid increased attention on Twitch

Published: 23/Jan/2019 22:07 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 0:55

by David Purcell

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Sea of Thieves is going to be experiencing a number of new interesting changes in the next update, with the game’s developer clearly excited about so many high profile streamers playing it right now. 

In a weekly address to the game’s online community, executive producer Joe Neate laid out all of the different areas that are being looked at for improvements, with a broad range of tweaks seemingly on the horizon. 

The upcoming update, which will land on February 6, will affect a wide range of gameplay in Sea of Thieves to “balance out” the personal combat experience. 

Microsoft StudiosSea of Thieves was released in March 2018, but has recently experienced a popularity boom.

Main areas that have been tested during the development of this new patch include weapon reloads, sword play, bullet speed and damage, knock-back and hip fire tweaks. 

Neate also revealed that the developer is aware of cheating that is happening in the game right now and says that the situation is being monitored closely at the moment. Players that caught will be banned. 

After seeing Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Dr Disrespect, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and other major Twitch personalities have followed in the footsteps of Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar and started to play the game, the Sea of Thieves chief also expressed his delight about the game’s recent developments. 

“It’s been amazing to see the continued momentum and interest around Sea of Thieves since the Shrouded Spoils release” he said. 

“We’ve seen loads of people coming in and play Sea of Thieves and to see that continue through January, to see new players, new streamers, new awareness about the whole game has been incredible.”

More specifics about this update will be revealed during their appearance on Inside Xbox on February 5. 

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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.