Sea of Thieves Death Cost Declared Dead By Rare After Bounty Of Complaints
Rare recently announced that their latest title would be imposing a tax on players who couldn’t quite make it in the land of the living. Many fans were not thrilled by the notion, especially considering the title had just dropped a few days prior to the studio bringing up the idea. It would appear that company has heard these complaints loud and clear, and they have decided to kill the Sea of Thieves death cost.
For those that aren’t aware, the Sea of Thieves death cost, when implemented, was going to cost players a small amount of gold when they die. How much gold it would have cost was going to depend on how avoidable the death was. Not the worst thing in the world, but considering booty is relatively scarce in-game, this could have potentially made for a bad experience. Plus, the death cost was not going to be imposed on those with PvP-related endings. Either way, players were not happy, which caused Rare’s Joe Neate to respond with the following:
Letting everyone know we've heard the feedback and the proposed 'Death Cost' in #SeaOfThieves is, well, dead. We messed up with the messaging around this, and it's now gone. Thanks for the honest feedback & discussion on this. https://t.co/83pYg5HPbq
— Joe Neate (@JoeNeate1) March 26, 2018
And just like that, the Sea of Thieves death cost is no more. Well, it never was to begin with, but you get the idea. In other news related to the shared-world pirate adventure, Xboss Phil Spencer recently had a thing or two to say about the game. In addition to this, the dev team behind the title recently discussed hitting 1 million unique players as well as the issues that came along with the launch.
Sea of Thieves is currently sailing along on PC and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we hear more about the game in future updates from the studio, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you glad that Rare has decided not to implement the Sea of Thieves death cost? Would you have been fine with losing a bit of gold each time you fell in battle? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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