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Sea of Thieves: New Black Powder Stashes event details revealed

Published: 11/Jul/2019 14:53 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 15:18

by David Purcell

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Rare have revealed some brand new details for the upcoming Black Powder Stashes event in Sea of Thieves, promising that it will be an “explosive” new addition to the game. 

The developer’s weekly update brought some exciting news in regards to the upcoming July 17 update, which will introduce not just a fresh event in-game, but also some changes to The Arena mode as well. 

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In a video posted to the official Sea of Thieves YouTube channel, executive producer Joe Neate gave fans a better idea of how Adventure mode will be impacted by the upcoming patch, and what they’ll be getting up to in the event. 

RareSea of Thieves’ upcoming event is promised to be “explosive”…

New Black Powder Stashes event details

“First of all, it’s going to be very explosive,” he said. “This is all going to be about Duke sending players around the forts in the world, hunting for gunpowder barrels, for merchant crates, and also stronghold barrels as well.”

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The chief producer went on to say that he anticipates the style of the new voyage should “freshen up” the Sea of Thieves experience, confirming that this will be the first of many regular updates to drop this summer. 

Hunters Call changing in update

The new update is also going to bring a big change to the Hunters Call feature, which gives players the opportunity to make money from raw materials. 

“Hunters Call will have increased rewards now, [for] when you’re cashing in fish, or cashing in different creatures,” he said. Neate also revealed that there will be more rewards available to players in Adventure mode, incentivizing more pirates to explore the world. 

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Megalodons will behave differently in Sea of Thieves, following the July patch.

Other changes

The developers claim that there will also be noticeable tweaks made to game balance, mentioning behavioural changes being implemented that will affect the behaviour of creatures in the deep such as the Megalodon. What that will mean specifically, though, remains to be seen. 

After the July 17 update, these are set to interact with boats a little differently to the ways players have become accustomed to. 

Other than that, we can expect further details regarding the new patch when it goes live. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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