Captain's Blog

Here are a selection of articles, mostly things that I have posted to the official Sea of Thieves Forum. Most of these are original posts, but a few are responses to others peoples' posts.

Mic Not Working

by: RealStyli – Friday, 7 April 2023

Unlike a lot of PC games, Sea of Thieves relies on you having your microphone set as "Default Communication Device" not just "Default Device" within your Sound Control Panel. Usually when you install ...

Alliance ship amount (why isn't it capped?) (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Monday, 9 August 2021

Apologies if this has been a topic at some point, haven't been aware) ... (probably has)

It certainly has!

My own solution, which I proposed here long ago, was to change the profit-share that ...

Introducing our new Forum Ranking system 'Days at Sea'

by: TakuBoto – Saturday, 3 August 2019


Today we've rolled out a new ranking system for the Forums that we're calling Days at Sea. This new system awards Forum Members with titles/ranks based on how many days they've spent logge...

Ridiculous Chat Censorship (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Thursday, 4 April 2019

Some time ago, I started a list of words which I had noticed caused trouble [on the Forums]...

  • DP - an abbreviation for Data Processing (as in the title of Stan Kelly-Bootles book: The Devil's __...

Water Sinks Ships

by: SurveyorPete – Sunday, 30 December 2018

This post is an expansion upon an argument I posted in response to another thread.

From time to time, there are posts that sugges...

Players don't sink Ships! (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Saturday, 24 November 2018

The difficulty with commending a crew for sinking a ship is that players don’t sink ships.

Water sinks ships.

There are several ways in which a ship can fill with water, including holes i...

by: SurveyorPete – Sunday, 7 October 2018

I was working on this ship instead

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Accomdations (sic) made too easy (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Saturday, 1 September 2018

I, too, am in shock. I am deeply and profoundly saddened by how often the word accommodation is used, both here and at sea, when commendation is meant.

Here is a commendation. We see a Pir...

This is me trying to dock perfectly at an outpost

by: Blackbeard Lufy – Monday, 20 August 2018

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When I saw this on the Sea of Thieves forum, I thought it was hilarious. I simply could not resist reproducing it here. -- SurveyorPete

Grinding Merchant Quests and Alliances

by: SurveyorPete – Sunday, 19 August 2018

Almost everyone I have met on the Sea of Thieves considers the Merchant Alliance quests the most boring of the grinds. They have a number of characteristics that make them different from GH and OOS:...

How Time is Measured in the Sea of Thieves - Part 3

by: SurveyorPete – Thursday, 16 August 2018

In week three of the Cursed Isles:

  • The Sandman's Revenge attacks The Shores of Plenty between the 1st and 10th of the month, i.e. 04:00 - 08:00 and 16:00 - 20:00 UTC, each day.
  • *The Black Vi...

How to Grind Merchant Missions (The "Noah's Ark" Technique) (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Wednesday, 15 August 2018

I found a group on the Xbox App wanting to grind merchants in a galleon, and this is how they did it. All were experienced pirates with levels in the 30s or 40s.

Step 1. Gathering Cages


How Time is Measured in the Sea of Thieves - Part 2

by: SurveyorPete – Thursday, 9 August 2018

In week two of the Cursed Isles:

  • The Fools Stride attacks The Shores of Plenty between the 1st and 10th of the month, i.e. 08:00 - 12:00 and 20:00 - 24:00 UTC, each day.
  • *The Treacherous Bou...

How Time is Measured in the Sea of Thieves

by: SurveyorPete – Monday, 6 August 2018

The Cursed Sails event has thrown into focus the passing of time in the Sea of Thieves and how that is tracked in real time. Here is what I have learned.

SOT Time (Standard Ocean Time?) runs 60 ti...

Here's how many Chest of Legends You'll need

by: DCR Lt Kanada – Tuesday, 31 July 2018

So I had a few of my friends ask me this and haven't seen anyone in the forums indicate it. So if you've been wondering how many Athena voyages you need to do to get to certain levels I've got you cov...

The World is Shrinking!!!

by: SurveyorPete – Sunday, 29 July 2018

Has anyone noticed that the map references of all the islands have changed? Either the world has got smaller, or the map has been made a little bit bigger!

Crescent Isle and Mermaids Hideaway use...

I don't want this. (Battle Royale) (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Tuesday, 10 July 2018

This game of baseball is kind of fun. It's reasonably fast paced and exciting.

It just lacks proper goals.

What baseball really needs are things to aim the ball at. Maybe they could be bas...

What is the "End Game"?

by: SurveyorPete – Tuesday, 10 July 2018

I am confused by the term End Game. People will talk about "the game just beginning when you get to Pirate Legend"; while others will talk about there being no "End Game" when you get there.


Discussion on Bilge Rat letter Rep (response)

by: SurveyorPete – Thursday, 5 July 2018

Clearly, the change in the value between what a Bilge Rat letter of recommendation was worth, between 'thrones and 'splosives, was in response to the quite reasonable complaint from the Nearly-Legends...

New Forum Categories

by: SurveyorPete – Wednesday, 4 July 2018

I would like to suggest some new Forum categories, so that common topics can be grouped together for easier access. This would allow some the existing categories to be less cluttered by oft-repeated...

The Difficulty with Scoring "Kills" and "Sinks"

by: SurveyorPete – Thursday, 28 June 2018

From time to time you see suggestions for earning experience points for PvP kills, and sinking other ships; or experience / commendations for killing so many skellies, or for bounty systems, whereby "...

Where is that ship?

by: SurveyorPete – Monday, 25 June 2018

Please, please, please... When you announce the presence of a sail on the horizon, or a flock of birds indicating a possible shipwreck, learn to know how to direct others to look in the right direct...

Captains Courageous

by: SurveyorPete – Friday, 8 June 2018

Another thread suggested that now that we have closed crews, could we make the brig on the sloop work, with the ...

Sailing Close to the Wind

by: SurveyorPete – Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Now, I know this is just a game, and there many things that are not realistic, if not fantasy: such as fighting skellies and firing oneself from a cannon.

However, there is one unrealistic aspect o...


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