Official Sea of Thieves: Tales from the Tavern Podcast - Episode #18

  • Published on Dec 6, 2018
  • Back for the first time since E3 2018, our Sea of Thieves podcast unites Jon, Emma and Joe with a couple of high-ranking guests - Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan and Head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty - to look back on a wildly busy year. Visit the official game site at
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Comments • 198

  • Fly Oz
    Fly Oz 5 months ago

    How about refunding customers who cant get it to work?? Yes really special junk software for $50+ no refunds allowed.The NEW developer

  • Harry Armstrong-Coop
    Harry Armstrong-Coop 6 months ago

    Dear Rare. Please don’t forget about adventure mode

  • Midlife Gaming Crisis
    Midlife Gaming Crisis 8 months ago

    Love your game! Love your videos! Keep up the great work!

  • Jeff Crisp
    Jeff Crisp 9 months ago

    im late but since microsoft was there, id like to see a rent to own feature in the store. I cant afford to drop the full 60 at one time but ive been able to do gamepass. but i only play sea of thieves from game pass. with that said i think a rent to own feature. pay 10 bucks a month until its paid and its yours. if you cant make a payment, your progress would be saved but would have no access to launch said game. not sure if its even possible but just an idea that could makeit to the right person.

  • Gabe Baez
    Gabe Baez 9 months ago

    I remember the first time I loaded this game up, my first ship battle, this game has had an amazing impact on my life, I've made so many friends on this game, you've made the best game of 2018 in my opinion rare, it's so amazing just to look where we are now, and where we were when the game launched, thank you for such an awesome game, cheers!

  • PugzyTheDog
    PugzyTheDog 9 months ago +1

    There should be ammo pouches for 50k that allows you to hold 5 more bullets

  • James Dieckow
    James Dieckow 9 months ago

    Your game is broken. Pc players have a complete and total advantage over console player. I won't play again until I know I can choose to only play with other console players. I'm not the only one that I know on Xbox that has stopped playing due to the unfair advantage of p.c. players.

  • Quest
    Quest 9 months ago

    I need this podcast more often

  • Dmitry Lazarev
    Dmitry Lazarev 9 months ago

    Where I can get a hoodie like Joe Neate has? :)

  • Ultra Violence
    Ultra Violence 9 months ago

    Private servers then. 😜

  • robo man379
    robo man379 9 months ago

    I had the best fight I've ever seen a few days ago there was 2 galleons in a alliance when fighting the one galleon another ambushed us we ran into another brig we teamed up to fight. Skeleton ship spawned and joined the fight. We sunk so I had to chill on the other brig and sink the skeleton ship and the galleons, and we finished the skull fort we took from them

  • Reee Harley
    Reee Harley 9 months ago

    I want more bosses please

  • David Treston-Waller
    David Treston-Waller 9 months ago

    More of these please

  • Drakhar Valeska
    Drakhar Valeska 9 months ago

    Love this game, Keep up the great work on these updates :D

  • 9ine9ine1ne stoopid
    9ine9ine1ne stoopid 9 months ago

    I wish instead of praising comments that complement yall; Youd also like comments where they have cristisism for the better of Sea of Theives..

  • Byzantine Empire
    Byzantine Empire 9 months ago

    Ps4? ????

  • Merlin Wizard
    Merlin Wizard 9 months ago

    Rare, random question, which is your favorite outpost?

  • nicole frousheger
    nicole frousheger 9 months ago

    It has been hard play but it is a lot of fun for me

  • Demonos74
    Demonos74 9 months ago

    when you guys gonna add fishing to the pirate life.

  • Winston Ralphs
    Winston Ralphs 9 months ago

    The ghost ships are cool, but I think they're a little bit overkill for new players(like me). Either some tips would be great or maybe dial them back(still keep them challenging, but not so impossible that I'm going to get sunk every time I encounter one?) I mean I love the game so much and I trust y'alls judgement that's just my only real grievance. That and maybe a little more enemy variety. Also, the skellymans with the exploding barrels are a bit rampant.
    I guess the point is that it's a dangerous world, but it just seems extreme to a new player lol. Either way I'm gonna keep playing, it's a fun experience and I absolutely adore sailing the open seas.

  • Γιωργος Κουκου

    Would it come for ps4? I would love to play it with my friends

  • Daniel Nelson
    Daniel Nelson 9 months ago

    just became pirate legend how do i get a vest like the lady playing the banjo?

  • Minecraft Boy44
    Minecraft Boy44 9 months ago

    When will the pirate legend’s son be in the game? By the way I love the game😀😀

    • Soilednon
      Soilednon 9 months ago

      Minecraft Boy44 The Pirate Lord's son will be in The Arena (coming early 2019). He'll be leading the new faction, the "Sea Dogs".

  • 幸齱十耳巨方千水肩槔腏粵子所畢鹽埕區娌毋早

    I hate u all , u all have ruined this game skeleton ships allways sink me my 7 hours worth of athenas loot goes in 3 seconds.
    Also skeletons are so OP!

  • Incen Kong
    Incen Kong 9 months ago

    2 be honest, I was rly bored after few weeks. But I still like SoT! And the last Update brings me back, it's not 100% the game I want - yet, but it's absolutely on the right way. And u guyz are so likely and passioned and I'm rly curious for alle the things are coming. Absolutely would buy the game again^^

    • Incen Kong
      Incen Kong 9 months ago

      BTW Tribemasks would be an awesome thing! And it fits very good with the Tribal-African influenced Pirates of Tobago

  • Kathy Cornwell
    Kathy Cornwell 9 months ago

    p.s. the skeleton man of war ships could be like floating skeleton forts. =)

  • Kathy Cornwell
    Kathy Cornwell 9 months ago

    hey! i got an great idea for a content update, (ahem) Bones of war: four medaling young pirates have accidentally resurrected the most dangerous threat the sea of thieves has ever seen yet : skeleton man of war ships! each being lead by it's own specific skeleton captain and crew. crews will have to be careful as these monstrous ships of the undead (along with there own small fleet of previous skeleton ships) wage war across the waves! discover the deep rivalry of these cursed pirate crews as you try to survive... Bones of war!

  • Roger Cole
    Roger Cole 9 months ago

    Would u add a the squid Bowl summons the Kraken

  • Nite Turtle
    Nite Turtle 9 months ago +3

    I have one question. just want a solid honest answer. Why can I not use my keyboard on Xbox one.

  • Andofthedrew
    Andofthedrew 9 months ago

    why does Craig still have a hair style from 2004 joking but true lol love your game me and my girlfriend play it together in the same room with two tv's and two xbox one X's

  • Andofthedrew
    Andofthedrew 9 months ago

    love to see a update where you can use your simulator racing wheel to steer your ship lol

  • Blake Severson
    Blake Severson 9 months ago

    Firstly, I love this game. It's amazing to see it grow and develop. For the future I would love more info on anything you can share with how you run your SDLC. How do you prioritize user feedback? Where and how do do know when to you cap features? What tools do you use for PBI and bug tracking? How long do you test? What kind of stages do you move builds through? I imagine the lessons learned would help devs working in all mediums.

  • MrTehPuppy
    MrTehPuppy 9 months ago

    I do want to call your guest Mike out on one comment he made in this podcast. At one point he says (paraphrasing here) "we are just trying to give people want they want. They want more exclusives, so we're doing more exclusives."
    ...who? Who is saying "give us more exclusives"? Because I have a hard time believing that its consumers saying "yes, please take away more choices from us by making more exclusives." I can see why a publisher like Microsoft would want more exclusives, sure. But theres no way consumers are asking for that. Not in any meaningful numbers anyway

  • CaptainCanine
    CaptainCanine 9 months ago

    And then you made shrouded spoils the best update yet and you made the seas 10x more hostile

  • MrTehPuppy
    MrTehPuppy 9 months ago

    I'll be real with you guys. I had fallen away from SoT a few months back simply because I wasnt having fun anymore. The game had become a tedious grind that felt more like a chore than a game. BUT, I dipped back in to try out this most recent update and I gotta say, you guys have snagged my interests again! This most recent update us quite a blast. Keep the good stuff coming guys n gals!

  • Tom Cowlishaw
    Tom Cowlishaw 9 months ago

    You know what Joe? This games pretty neate...

  • ghaanja
    ghaanja 9 months ago

    Rank 10 pirate legend for 5 months now and still spending all my free time on the seas. Tnx Rare for making such a great game, can't wait to see whats come next.

  • KigreTheViking
    KigreTheViking 9 months ago

    Megladon and the Kraken should be a surprise when they come for you, not a given.
    The novelty goes away pretty fakken fast when they come EVERY damn time you leave an island! Whos idea of fun was this!?
    Tone down the ratio ffs!!!

  • M.yunus Varu
    M.yunus Varu 9 months ago

    That’s not Joe neate that’s a fake joe neate since his hands are not moving.
    But sea of thieves is my favourite game
    Actually it’s the real one since his hands only move when he’s talking

  • Chuck Sawdy
    Chuck Sawdy 9 months ago

    I feel like they made a game solely in hopes of selling merch from the expanded universe

  • Matthew Rolls
    Matthew Rolls 9 months ago

    Me and my mate were at a skull fort, we were ambushed by a brig, we used a explosive barrel to sink it...they came back three times begore a galleon showed up..we sank the galleon and the brig with the same bushing by use of explosive barrel...finally as we were out of bananas wood and cannons another sloop showed up and sank the brig..we went to game chat and praised them for their help..they only started a week ago and already hated galleons and brigs..we formed an alliance and finished the fort...the brig showed up one final time..our new friends went off and fought the brig to buy us time to sell our loot...every sloop we have come acorss has left us alone as we have them.

  • hello neighbor
    hello neighbor 9 months ago

    Is there an team chat

  • injin ninja
    injin ninja 9 months ago

    Any word on Fable?

  • Riccardo Caponnetto
    Riccardo Caponnetto 9 months ago

    I don't have time to watch the whole video, so I do not know if you've already talked about it, but I'd like to see the winch the rudder and the cannons of the forsaken ashes
    Sorry for the english but i'm italian

  • Captain Falcore
    Captain Falcore 9 months ago +20

    So many details in this update, for example your bell will now ring uncontrollably in a storm.

    • Craig Rogers
      Craig Rogers 9 months ago +2

      Yes I noticed that, so glad to have been around since the beginning. Imagine not having seen the game grow.

    • Big Depression
      Big Depression 9 months ago

      It’s realistic but annoying

    • Brandon F
      Brandon F 9 months ago +1

      Love it cause then when I'm making a sandwich in the lower deck I know when its getting rough out :D

  • Mike Young
    Mike Young 9 months ago

    I wanted to like the game as I love pirate games and I'm probably in the minority but I wanted the world to be about more than just killing other pirates. Everyone's a pirate. I don't mind the danger of pvp but I don't want it 24/7 everywhere including in a town. There are no places where people congregate and interact. This makes the game less than alive. I get it, there's lots to do and for some attacking everything that moves is fun. Anyway, this is why I don't play.

  • Matthew Rolls
    Matthew Rolls 9 months ago

    Please give sloops 2 cannons either side

    • one and only P-rat
      one and only P-rat 9 months ago

      If you want that you need to give a good reason and create a good argument

  • ArmouredSpacePony
    ArmouredSpacePony 9 months ago

    Nice! I know this wasn't the most popular format, I did really enjoy listening to these podcasts on my way to uni.

  • Seven Marroe1389
    Seven Marroe1389 9 months ago

    To me the Shrouded Sails update was like an AWESOME reward of the succes of the game, I LOVE IT...keep it up guys...#BEST GAME EVER CREATED

  • Richard T
    Richard T 9 months ago

    What does the Roadmap look like now?

  • Neale Zeringue
    Neale Zeringue 9 months ago


  • Stefan Ott
    Stefan Ott 9 months ago +3

    Who built your set? It's fantastical.

    • Stefan Ott
      Stefan Ott 9 months ago +3

      Well it's beautiful, and looks like someone really put their heart into it and it makes me feel all melty inside thinking about it.

    • Sea of Thieves
      Sea of Thieves  9 months ago +2

      Our incredibly talented Facilities Team! A lot of the decoration has been crafted by Concept Artists.

  • Bogart12321
    Bogart12321 9 months ago

    Been playing since day one because of game pass. This is my most favorite game ever. Everytime I get on I get excited to either relax and sail around or fight many of the threats. Thank you so much for creating and keeping this game interesting. Ive met many friends and always look forward to the next session.

    • Sea of Thieves
      Sea of Thieves  9 months ago

      Thank YOU so much for playing. Hearing that people have made friends in our game is one of our favourite things ever. EVER.

  • Fito Glez
    Fito Glez 9 months ago

    the game is pretty fun! but when you play you feel it incomplete, you need more content to find even if you re not maaking quest, and a lot of stuff to find, not only chests, rom, or plants, if you keep updating the game, it could be a perfect game

    • Fito Glez
      Fito Glez 9 months ago

      Sea of Thieves if you keep working like that, is going to be damn good!! Cheers !

    • Sea of Thieves
      Sea of Thieves  9 months ago

      There's so much more to come!

  • restlessfrager
    restlessfrager 9 months ago +1

    343? Oh lord please don't pickup any of their design philosophies lol.

  • Braydo Pain Train
    Braydo Pain Train 9 months ago +3

    thank you rare. i wish more devs were part of their community as much as you are.

    • Sea of Thieves
      Sea of Thieves  9 months ago +1

      You guys are who we're making the game for. We love getting to interact with you everyday.

  • Ernie Rodriguez
    Ernie Rodriguez 9 months ago

    The game has gone a long way but much is still needed. To say 4 large updates were added... wouldn’t go that far. A giant shark and a drum was added on the first one. I hardly call that “huge”. Arena doesn’t do much for the main game... which still needs a lot. The main problem, voyages, are still repetitive. Give me that good lore and rich story building mechanic. Give me mini game riddles and platforming.

    • one and only P-rat
      one and only P-rat 9 months ago

      Whos to say arena isnt bring main game content just because they havent announced it

  • Daniel Jimenez
    Daniel Jimenez 9 months ago

    I was alone with my sloop, getting some chest from an island, and I so a skeleton fort, and there was a galleon attacking it, I kept searching the island and found, a rowboat. Leave my sloop hidden and with the rowboat, when to the fort, after they was done with the Capitan, hide the rowboat behind the galleon, deck it and star getting the goods while there was loading them, hidden on the back part of the ship, when I was done (i left a few things)got back on my rowboat and go back to my sloop, but I didn't had resources, and while I was heading to the outpost, a skeleton ship came out the water, right next to me, and shoot me out of my ship into the water, I catch a marmid but my ship sink, but I didn't die loaded the goods that were coming up on the water, on the rowboat again, and and use it to go to the outpost, and sold all $$$$!)

  • Taaamas
    Taaamas 9 months ago +1

    Matt looks so lost

  • BigSteve 380
    BigSteve 380 9 months ago

    Thank you so much with making sure there is a set plan to keep adventure mode. It is such a pleasure to have joined lil over a month ago. Defenitly a pinnacle time.