A More Fleshed Out Risk/Reward System
5 Improvements Sea of Thieves Needs to Fulfill its Potential
Even during the beta stages, it was obvious that Sea of Thieves had a few systems that were easily abused. The brig was a particular sticking point, but in the full release, the Scuttle Ship option really needs tweaking. Whenever a crew or pirate wants to quickly reset at the nearest outpost with a fresh ship, they simply have to scuttle it at no cost at all. It’s a handy tool for resetting your position if you get stuck in the game world, but players could also potentially abuse it when trying to follow other ships back to an outpost.
We don’t need a huge change here. Just charge a small amount of gold for each time you scuttle your ship. And while we’re on the topic of destroying ships, players should be given a small reward for destroying other player ships as well. Sea of Thieves is sorely lacking in the PvE and PvP department at the moment, and sooner or later, the game will just be filled with PVP players sinking each other’s ship for no reward at all once the PvE-centric players have gotten tired of the loot grind.