Sea of Thieves to get 'new and improved' quest system with lore soon
We may get proper quests soon.
Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, but the open-ended plot doesn't appeal to everyone. You have to find your own path and that doesn't sit well with those who prefer single-player experiences. Luckily, developer Rare is aware of these problems and Executive Producer Joe Neate promised a substantial overhaul of the quest system at the Fun & Serious Festival in Bilbao, Spain.
Neate acknowledged that there was a team working on adding guided goals and more lore to the game. Hopefully the team will take about this soon because that will make the title appeal to many more gamers. Gamereactor managed to get the following response from Neate about this upcoming update.
While Sea of Thieves doesn't need a lengthy campaign, it does need a strong story to bring players back. Maybe the hunt for an elusive treasure which takes you from island to island is a great idea. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the plot.
Sea of Thieves is currently available for $59.99 through various retailers, but it's free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The title runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. The game started off as a rather barebones experience when it first launch, but due to excellent post-launch support, Rare has managed to turn it around.
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From what you say I get that you haven't really played it a lot. I suggest try playing it with a crew, best if they're your friends. That's where the game shines. But you won't find traditional levelling up structures here, it's definitely no Destiny.
Just like the kraken not having a body and having ink to hide that fact is just a short cut designed to reduce development cost.
I think you're giving them way too much credit. Here they just tell you take a sandbox and some pirate cloths. Go in the box and play pretend pirate with your friends. We are judging the game and not how much we enjoy the company of our friends.
Sorry but to me spending time with a friend and enjoy the company of friends can be obtained in so many other games.
And at least in those games there is a real purpose for doing things. Here I don't see much reasons to grind
Some say that it's great that there were no real quests and no stories... This would be bad news for these people. Unless ofc these people were just puppets who will support whatever they do no matter what they do. And they would find this great. hmm