Posted by Evolve on May 25, 2018 | In: General News
When Rare announced Sea of Thieves, fans were curious as to why the platforming and first-person shooter developer known for Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and more would go for a more MMO experience and one that had a pirate theme no less. But, Rare was adamant that they wanted to do this, and so gamers gave them a chance to make it work. When the game released, it sold pretty well, but it did come at a cost that Rare is still working on fixing.
You see, while the game itself had decent enough graphics, connectivity, and content, they were all a bit finicky. Errors plagued the game at the beginning, to the extent that Rare actually had to shut down new players coming in so they could fix the servers. But more than anything, the content was brief. As such, many updates have been coming from Rare to help fix things. Next week will come a big update in the form of The Hungering Deep, but before that, the team has released a patch update that adds a little more nuance to the game ahead of the content update.
Patch 1.0.8 brings a lot of things to bear, including some much-needed improvements that players have been asking for. For example, with this new update, you can go to the Quick Menu in order to get rid of voyages you don't want. Before, you had to go to the Captain's table and discard them there, which could take some time. Here, you just need to click a few buttons and you're done.
Another small but useful update is in regards to audio, specifically, player audio. The game will now show you an icon that will prove that your microphone is broadcasting. But, if you don't want to see the icon, you can turn it off via Settings. Also, you now have the ability to mute certain sound and text that comes from your crew. So if you have a particularly foul-mouthed crewmember, you won't have to hear them anymore.
If you're a player who has been enjoying the lore of Sea of Thieves, you're in luck, because you can now get more Lore books in the game.
Going back to the audio, Rare made many interesting improvements to the sounds of the game. Some of the characters of the game now have new voice lines for you to hear. A new music piece awaits you if you enter the Legendary Hideout. Oh, and if you have been annoyed by the chickens in the game, take heart in knowing that their sound effects when they are cage are more "bearable".
Other nice adjustments include being able to toggle the colors of the game if you are colorblind. You'll also be able to adjust the aim sensitivity of the controller so that you will have more control.
As you can see, these updates aren't the biggest, but they do help make the game more customizable and bearable in certain aspects. The patch is available now, and The Hungering Deep arrives on May 29th.