Players will be able to choose the pirate of their dreams from the get go, but they’ll have to pick wisely as they won’t be able to change their mind. The game offers eight pirate characters which you can find in a tavern.
The randomly-generated pirates come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re not pleased with the selection you can pick eight more. You’ll be able to choose age, look, weapon of choice and many more.
The company claims that there is a “practically infinite” methods of combining the traits of a character so that you can come across the pirate of your dream. You can generate an eight-man team of pirates as many times as you like until you find that special one.
Ships Can be Embellished
Once you picked your character, you’ll have to select a ship. There are two options: a four-man galleon or a two-man sloop. The ship changes with every new game session. You can sail a galleon on your own or even pack four pirates in a sloop, as the game maker wants to offer players flexibility, rather than let gamers own a single boat.
Each boat can be esthetically upgraded with new hulls, figureheads, and flags that are their to keep forever. These upgrades which don’t come for free can be attached to every new boat you and your friends use. You can customize your boat as a merchant ship or a pirate ship with black sails.
The storyline is also very piratey. The action is set ahead of the golden age of piracy. All pirates need to find the legendary Sea of Thieves which can be hidden in “the crease of a map,” as one developer said.