Sea of Thieves has been out for over a week at this point, but it seems one player has finally grinded his way towards the game's highest honor. Twitch streamer Robert 'Prod1gyx' Paz has been playing the game non-stop since launch, finally achieving reputation level 50 will three of the game's current factions.
Doing so loosens the tongue of the Mysterious Stranger in all of the game's outpost taverns. The stranger gives players a new title, a new outfit, and a fifth sea shanty. There's also a brand-new riddle that leads to the Tavern of Legends, which offers lengthier, more lucrative versions of the game's current quests and a secret spot for Legends to hang out.
The Sea of Thieves community on Reddit has revolted against their new Legend though. Folks contend that Paz has simply jumped onto friendly crews as they're turning in the spoils of their voyages, instead of actually contributing to the adventures. Instead of doing all the work directly, they say he's utilized his subscribers to push ahead. Some in the community have openly stated that Paz is "#NotMyPirateLegend".
"Can we please refuse to accept this booster as the first pirate worth of legendary status? If Rare makes a legit shrine to him in the game, I will go out of my way to deface it in every lobby. On a community standpoint, it makes Microsoft's only reason to buy their console a joke," wrote Reddit user Unfailingbeef.
"Although pirates may play dirty, we all respect the code. This man does not deserve to have any tales told of him," wrote Sea of Thieves subreddit moderator NegativeSpeedForce.
There's something slightly ironic about the community deciding that Paz has cheated to become a Pirate Legend in a game about being a pirate. Someone reaching the milestone has also marked a shift in the community. One of the criticisms of Sea of Thieves is that the game is rather slight on overall content. For the most fervent fans, Pirate Legend was the carrot, a promise of new and interesting journeys to come in-game. Now that players know what's offered, some are calling for Rare to be more transparent with the game's future roadmap.
"I can't help but feel like we're being purposely kept in the dark here," wrote Reddit user Alduron. "It's time to switch gears and start communicating plans with your community, whether it removes the element of surprise or not. Right now isn't the time for smoke and mirrors. Trust the people who love the game as much as you do."
"This is what I’ve been trying to articulate since alpha. I knew what I was buying and I enjoy the shit out of this game," added Reddit user Upvoterforfun. "But it’s an early access title. They’ve been very coy about more to come, but I think for those looking to make an investment we should see somewhat of a road map. Appreciate they are fixing the bugs first and fixing core gameplay mechanics, but tell us what you intend to add."
Rare offered its first post-launch Developer Update earlier this week, but has been focused on fixing server issues and other bugs before adding new content.