In an upcoming update, Sea of Thieves will be introducing a brand new death tax that will deduct a certain gold sum from your pocket every time you die in the game. Anyway, this won’t be applied to deaths caused by PvP encounters.
“Death Cost – This new feature has the Captain of the Ferry of the Damned deduct a small gold fee when you die,” explains Rare. “Rates are dependant on the cause of death, so the more avoidable the death, the less patience the Captain will have when we enable this feature!”
Anyway, as said, this death tax won’t be applied to deaths caused by other players. “Please note, we never intended to charge players for PvP related deaths, as we understand the negative impact this would have on player experience.”
The British developer acknowledged that these changes might be a bit “confusing” as they arrive after a long beta and scale tests period, now that the game is finally available.
“We understand that this addition to the release notes was a little confusing, and in the future, we will ensure that any future updates we discuss give you a better understanding of how and why we’re implementing it. Sea of Thieves is constantly evolving, and any feature we will test, monitor data and listen to your feedback to ensure we’re making the right decisions.”
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