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Sea of Thieves - released March 20th

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Varwen, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Varwen

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2013

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    Hi all,

    Anyone else pre-ordered? Looking forward to the beta (starts Wednesday) and thought it could be fun to see if anyone else will be jumping in - perhaps we can get a few crews together?

    Quick search brought up no SoT threads - I can't be the only one excited for this?!
     
  2. digitalx

    Soldato

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    Location: Kent.

    Is it open beta? I was in the Technical Test on PC but that's the last I heard.
     
  3. Varwen

    Gangster

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    Closed beta for anyone who preordered and activates their black dog bonus code - I know a couple of places are offering preorders but no code included, so watch out for that. Should appear in game library (for xbox at least) at 12 today IIRC. Not sure if PC is also included if you preordered the PC/Crossplay version?
     
  4. McBain

    Capodecina

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    I have pre ordered yes, it was £35 on CDKeys (probably still is) so figured it worth a punt for that price, play anywhere etc etc.

    I really like the look of it, it looks a lot of fun although haven't played Alpha/Beta.
     
  5. Varwen

    Gangster

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    Did CDKeys give you a preorder bonus code? I had a look but couldn't see any mention of it on their site and had no reply from support, so ended up buying from somewhere else. Paid a bit more for it mind!
     
  6. McBain

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    They didn't no, sadly.
     
  7. kaotikuk

    Hitman

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    If i pre order on amazon now will i get a code? i assume so!
     
  8. Varwen

    Gangster

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    I'd suspect so, but don't hold me to that - I bought mine from Game and it was emailed immediately.
     
  9. McBain

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    What does this code actually do, is it just beta access? Or are there some other goodies as well?
     
  10. Varwen

    Gangster

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    Beta access and a "Black Dog Accessory Pack" - looks like some cosmetics (sword, instrument thing and possibly pirate outfit too?)
     
  11. McBain

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    Bleh, kinda disappointed i'm not getting any of that but I suppose the code was cheaper!
     
  12. Plainsong

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    Interesting that this will be available on release day one if you subscribe to Microsoft's Game Pass. The times they are a changing.
     
  13. House

    Mobster

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    Just saw that (posted a thread about it), I have been in the Alpha from the very start and love SoT but was having trouble selling it to my friends.

    Too cartoony.
    Not enough game.
    Needs COOP.

    Being their main issues, for £7.99 a month i think it may well have a lot more players, It also may have a Lot more trolls and its a game that can be trolled hard.
     
  14. Varwen

    Gangster

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    All valid concerns - I guess it depends what you want from a game? I guess I see it as something that you can drop in and out of and would be fun for a couple hours as a casual gamer - I have a fair few other games on the go when I want to grind and spend hours working towards something more serious (FO4, Witcher 3, EfT, tempted by MH:W) so this will be more of a nice distraction when my brain is fried after work and I just want to chill out doing something stupid with friends. I guess the cartoon-y graphics kind of add to that, but I have to say I think the art style has a really unique charm to it from the screenshots I've seen. I guess "Not enough game" could mean lack of progression, but I don't think that's the idea with this - it seems the intention is more that you get a couple of mates together and see what happens along the way. Not sure what they mean about needs co-op - have they looked at the sailing mechanics for large ships?

    I see what you mean re. trolls, but can you really be trolled that hard if you have a pre-made crew? surely it would just lead to more battles, which could be half the fun? I hope that's not the case, but I'll wait and see what happens. In any case, if you/your mates are short a deckhand I'll gladly come a'pludering with ye :cool: (sunglasses are the closest I could get to an eye patch...)
     
  15. baldmonk

    Hitman

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    I'm gonna give this a try on game pass now they have decided to put MS exclusives up on release day from now on :D
     
  16. Lokai

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    Same here, great move by MS, makes the sub well worth while.

    Edit. Might add though, i was tempted to pre order (digitally) to get into the beta but once i read about the day 1 game pass release i decided to wait....
     
  17. Varwen

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    Might have done the same, but cant cancel as already redeemed a bonus content. Still very excited to try the beta so no regrets - never preorder anything so that just adds to the excitement!
     
  18. Shawreyboy

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    Location: Andover, Hampshire

    KingGothalion is streaming this on PC but cant seem to get online - stating too early. Looks like the beta is delayed.

    EDIT:
    Looks like its on now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
  19. Varwen

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    Beta is open to anyone who has preordered AND anyone who was part of the insider program before dec. 1st, so you may well be able to join!

    Make work go away and get me home quick!
     
  20. [TFU] Thegoon84

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