Sea of Thieves—yes, people still play it and have fun doing so—has a new patch that overhauls Merchant Alliance quests. “Cargo Runs” have been added, with special goods that pirates need to deliver and handle with care. It’ll hopefully make merchant missions a bit more exciting.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.



I think the biggest issue I have with the game is I don’t feel like a pirate. There aren’t any good guys. Everyone is a pirate. So it’s pirates stealing from pirates, pirates doing merchant missions, pirates stealing skulls of dead pirates. It’s just pirates. No merchant ships, no military ships, no trade routes.

It’s like what would be the fun of being a vampire in a world with nothing but vampires?