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Summit1g unimpressed with Sea of Thieves developer update

Published: 15/Jul/2019 12:54 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 19:48

by David Purcell


Jaryd ‘Sea of Thieves, even though a brand new Adventure mode event is coming soon. 

The popular Twitch streamer was largely responsible for an increase in the game’s viewership on the streaming platform earlier this year, but has since stopped playing the pirate game on a regular basis. 

With a brand new update being released on July 17, which includes a brand new Black Powder Stashes event, he decided to take a look at some of the details. 

RareA new Black Powder Stashes event is coming soon to Sea of Thieves, but will summit1g get involved?

Sea of Thieves’ executive producer Joe Neate talked about the new content arriving in the game, including not just the next event, but also changes to Megalodon’s and Hunters Call too – with more rewards being made available to players. 

However, after watching the entire developer update video during a Twitch broadcast, summit1g didn’t seem all that impressed by what Neate had to say. 

(Timestamp at 4:55 in video below)

“Hold on, time out. Did he just talk about the same thing for four minutes straight?” he said, pausing the video for a moment, before reluctantly watching the rest. 

Throughout the course of the video, summit1g didn’t really have a lot to say about what was being discussed, but the fact that he’s monitoring changes to Sea of Thieves would suggest that he could jump into the action once again on July 17 when the patch goes live.

At this stage, though, that is merely speculation. After all, it was only on July 4 when the streamer claimed that he wanted the game to “die” after what he sees as bad decision-making from developers, following the introduction of earthquakes in the Forsaken Shores update. 

Whether or not he will return to the seven seas remains to be seen, but some of his fanbase will certainly be crossing their fingers. 


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

Published: 5/Oct/2020 16:28

by Connor Bennett


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.