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Sea of Thieves is getting invite-only crews because 'players are misusing the brig'

Joe Donnelly

I, Joe Donnelly, staff writer at PC Gamer, do not condone my superiors' behaviour. Locking Sea of Thieves randos in the brig is no laughing matter—but, to be fair, I think Sam and Tom's detainees deserved their incarcerations. Loud people are a pain in the arse. And they did feel pretty bad afterwards, suggesting ways in which the game's lockup might be improved down the line.

To this end, it looks like Rare is working towards private, invite-only crews. "Players are misusing the brig for various reasons," says executive producer Joe Neate in this blog post. "The most common of these we have seen are to hold a slot, either because they want to play as a private crew or because they want to play with people with mics/people speaking the same language. "In order to fix this, Neate says he and his team are working to "allow players to select whether they want their ship to be open to others being matchmade with them, or closed so that it

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