More and more people are now playing Sea of Thieves, but newbies to the game have had their ships sink and respawn in the same area after experiencing severe ship damage in battle. It is definitely a frustrating problem that can ruin the game, but developer Rare has listened to the complaints. Indeed, a new update for the game next week will address ship re-spawning issues, and much more (via Windows Central.)
Message on the update was posted to the Sea of Thieves website by Executive Producer Joe Neate. He mentioned several of the top issues and says Rare is internally tracking sentiment and top feedback issues on the game experience:
We are very aware of the topic of persistent player griefing (repeatedly being attacked by the same ships or players). One quick change we are making for our upcoming patch, planned for mid-next week, is to push the respawn distance back for ships, so when your ship sinks you will continue your adventure further away from the ship you were battling and out of their sight.
Beyond this, we are tracking a series of feedback points around spawn-killing, misuse of the brig and the potential for hacking. We will share an update on this and the other top feedback points with our thoughts on them as soon as we are in a position to.
Sea of Thieves last got a full game update 3 days ago, fixing various issues and glitches with achievements. You can buy Sea of Thieves from the Microsoft Store below, or get it via Xbox Game Pass for $9.99 a month. Our own Laurent gave his impressions of the game, questioning if the title was really worth the hype, and you can check that out here.