Sea of Thieves decreases Milestone necessities in response to complaints of grinding

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Ahead of Sea of Thieves’ seventh season of content material, we obtained a deep dive video that launched Milestones. These in-game stat trackers have been tied into totally different gameplay types, rewarding gamers for exploration, crusing, buying and selling, and different actions — in principle. In follow, Milestones turned out to be lower than good, with a proportion of gamers complaining in regards to the obvious grinding required to finish them.

Thus, developer Rare has carried out some sweeping modifications to Milestones, lowering the necessities throughout the board. Lead designer Shelley Preston introduced the modifications in a weblog publish on the game’s web site. One widespread grievance with Milestones is that something accomplished earlier than Season 7 doesn’t rely towards them. “Milestones are not awarded for deeds you have already completed primarily because Milestones are designed to be a progression system specific to Captaincy,” Preston defined.

“They are for actions you have completed while aboard a Captained ship, much like Pirate Legend Commendations that require you to be a Pirate Legend to unlock them.” Preston additionally factors out that these Milestones are uncapped, that means gamers can do them repeatedly for continuous rewards. Even so, Preston says that “there are definitely changes that we can make to address the feedback around the Milestones being too much of an investment without compromising the original vision for these as a longer-term progression system.”

The weblog publish comprises an extended listing of the modifications associated to particular Milestones. The majority of necessities have been lowered, except gold-earning challenges. For instance, “Treasures Sold” for The Gold Seeker Alignment is being decreased from 450 to 400, whereas “Gold Earned” in the identical Alignment is rising from 90,000 to 200,000. Every Milestone for each Alignment has been tweaked in the same method.

These changes might make issues wonky at first. “In cases where we’ve decreased a requirement, you’ll see an increase in your Class,” Preston says. “However, should this make you eligible for an automatic reward, please note that you will need to earn one more Class in that Alignment for the unlock to take place.” You can take a look at our Milestone Alignments guide for extra data on the assorted Alignments and their Classes.