Today in celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day, Rare released a hilarious behind the scenes Sea of Thieves video. If you were too busy laughing to notice all the small teases and glimpses into Sea of Thieves we have you covered.
First off the white board!
It looks like the Rare staff is being taught about Advanced Piracy Techniques. Now most likely what is written on the board is part of the bit but in case it isn’t and you want to think about some possible Sea of Thieves gameplay mechanics then lets take a look!
We have “Distraction Dancing” to start. It could definitely be possible that Sea of Thieves will have the ability as a player to emote by dancing. Many online games have ways of communicating with your avatar to other players without using voice. If you wanted to share to people where the very precious X hiding the treasure is you could dance on top of it to let other players know where it is.
“Firing crew mate from cannon” is an interesting one. If this is truly a mechanic that would be ridiculously awesome. This mechanic could be an alternate to walking the plank. Don’t have time to watch them waddle their way to the sharks? Just jettison them out one of your mighty ships cannons!
The “harpoon a shark” could definitely be a possibility in Sea of Thieves. You might want to do this for food/trading or maybe save someone about to be fish food.
The next bullet point looks to have something about hiding in barrels and stealth. This kind of stealth in a shared world game like Sea of Thieves could be lots of fun. A player might want to do this to set a trap and wait for an unsuspecting player to walk by only to be stabbed in the back or to hide from a rival crew.
If you are able to make out the last bullet point let us know! Now onto character creation!
In the Pirate Consultants video we also get a pretty good look at some concept art of player creation.
From the image behind the map of the island we see three different base head models. It looks like the player will pick a predetermined base model and get to accessories from there. We see different hats, facial hair, glasses and eye patches. It looks like players will really get to create a unique character to pillage around with. Now back to the map. The island on the map looks to be called Pirate Refuge. Perhaps this island is a safe zone where no one can attack or be attacked.
Shortly after this the Pirate Consultants in the video snatch the map and make a break for it. If you look to the right on the wall you can see some models of items to be used in the game. The first one highest on the wall looks to be a ring. This could be a tip to even deeper player customization with having different style rings on our avatar’s fingers. The second one down looks to be a skeleton head lantern? Not really sure though. We know lanterns are definitely in the game so maybe the player can custimize what kind of lantern they have. The other two pictures are very hard to decipher. If you have any thoughts let us know in the comments below!
One last cool bit taken from the video is a shot of a middle mill wheel.
Water is of course a huge part of the game so it only makes sense that locals of the island would take advantage of it and build mills. Hopefully we can go inside them as well as other buildings on the islands and explore.
So there are the small glimpses into Sea of Thieves we noticed. What did you all see?