In case you haven’t heard, Sea of Thieves will let you buy and own ships when Season 7 goes live on Thursday, August 4. We’ve known that since a rare surprise revealed the new feature back during Les E3, but now we know exactly how it all works, including the price of ships and how you can customize it.
First things first, buying a sailing ship will cost you 250,000 gold, the burgantines will cost you 375,000 gold, and the galleon will cost you 500,000 gold. Once you become a proud ship owner, you can identify and prominently display the name of your ship. Though, it’s best to think carefully about what you want to name your ship, because renaming it will cost you real money.
Ship ownership gives you more than just a fixed ship to carry with you across servers – it also unlocks a wealth of new customization options. While old borrowed ships only allowed you to customize the exterior of the ship, you can now dress up the interior as well. For example, you can customize indoor furniture like the Captain’s bed, table, rug, and curtains, and add trinkets like pictures and trophies to the walls. Just make sure to put them back in place when they turn due to intense fights.
All of these decorations will remain on your ship from session to session, as will any damage you incur on your adventures. Fortunately, you can get it back by Scarlett for gold rather than patching all the holes yourself.
There is a new progression system consisting of many milestones that you can unlock by getting involved in all aspects of the game – from the number of days you’ve been at sea to the number of times you’ve repaired your ship – this will give you more ways to customize your boat.
Season 7 will also add new special journeys that are exclusive to captains designed to give you more control over the way you play. For example, some Captain’s Voyages will be short and sweet, tasking you with finding treasure on one map, while others will involve many different activities and require a lot of time to complete.
The new Sovereign will make the Captain’s life easier by giving them a single location to deliver all kinds of different loot, so you can finally stop asking your crewmates where you’re supposed to sell Dang Crate of Fine Teas. Can you tell me I’m particularly excited about this feature?
Finally, the Captain’s Logbook records everything you and your crew did during your session, but if another crew sinks you, they’ll be able to steal your log and sell it at the Reaper’s Lair for gold and reputation.
This is about covered for Captaincy’s features. I’m excited about how it can make progression more useful by allowing you to hold onto your customizable ships across sessions rather than spoiling them at the end of the night.
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