Sea of Thieves has been in the works for a while now, and it's been clear from the beginning that it's a community oriented project. Launching into a closed alpha with close collaboration between the developers and community, Sea of Thieves has been trying its best to take in feedback and turn it into a better product.
In the latest dev diary from the Sea of Thieves, there was some discussion about what sort of things that have been shifted around as a direct result of player feedback. For instance, they talked a bit about the tweaking of Skeleton placement and the expansion of the game world over time.
Sea of Thieves is still in testing, but it should be getting some more open availability sometime in the near future. If you'd like to take part in the Technical Alpha, check out the game's Insider Programme.