Sea of Thieves

“Worst pirate I have ever seen.”

I normally don't do in-game stories, but I gotta tell you about this nice little exchange I had last night.

A little bit of backstory: I started my session on a random crew Brig. First thing I know, we're at Morrow's Peak Outpost in the Devil's Roar. I can tell someone has been there before us because they left some loot and supplies on the dock. Among them were three gifts and one Generous gift which, as you know, can only be turned in to the Reaper's Hideout.

With the Gold Hoarder's emissary flag raised, my Brig crew of revolving-door randoms and I then proceed to knock out a few Gold Hoarder voyages in the Devil's Roar. About 20 levels of Renown later, we've wrapped everything up and turned in all of our loot except, of course, for the four gifts I had found earlier that night. I decided that I would turn those in and conclude my session. It seemed like a good way to end the night.

With the four gifts tucked away in the bowels of my ship, I set sail towards the Reaper's Hideout.

Here's where things start to get interesting. On my way to Reaper's, in spawns this random PvP tryhard who starts lobbing cannonball shots at a ship that I hadn't seen. I know what you're thinking: "How do you know he was a PvP tryhard?" The usual telltale signs; Ashen curse, no shirt, beard (no offense if you're currently sporting this combination of cosmetics) and he desperately wants us to go after this random Brig that he saw; even going so far as to blunder bomb me off of the wheel and the ship so he can take control and go after them (a briggable offense, in my opinion).

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Now, I should clarify: I'm not anti-PvP. And I'm not pro-PvE. I just play the game however I feel like playing that session. And under different circumstances, I would've been all for going after that Brig. But the thing is, I was already on my way to the Reapers to deliver the gifts that had been teasing me all night long. And I wasn't about to let this random tryhard ruin that. I'm a man on a mission at this point.

By the time I got a Mermaid back to the ship, I found it heavily damaged. The front mast was down and we were sinking. Seems as though Tryhard bit off more than he could chew. The crew of the enemy Brig clearly knew what they were doing. I proceeded to blunder Tryhard off of the ship just as he did to me (I know I just said that this is a briggable offense, but hey, tit-for-tit)

After a bit of course correction and barely managing to keep the ship afloat AND being actively pursued by the Brig that Tryhard pissed off, I crashed my way to the Reaper's Hideout and started handing in the gifts as quickly as I could. It was a long and unnecessary road to get there, but I finally did it. Tryhard, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be capable of dealing with the consequences of his poor decisions as he keeps dying at the hands of the other Brig crew who are now also at the Reaper's Hideout with us.

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Tryhard has finally had enough with losing. And I have no interest getting involved in the mess that he caused. Before despawning, he says to me, "You're getting us killed just to turn in some gifts? Worst pirate I have ever seen."

Now, I normally don't respond to toxicity or trash-talk. If they wanna be petty, then let them be petty. But Tryhard had set it up for me perfectly and I would never miss an opportunity to have a 'Jack Sparrow moment' in this game.

"Worst pirate I have ever seen."

"Ah, but you Have seen me."


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