Sea of Thieves will allow three-person crews at launch to combat brig griefing


During the closed beta for Sea of Thieves some players found a way to abuse the game’s brig mechanic. Developers Rare intended it as a way for a ship’s crew to vote a disruptive player into a cell below deck. But the closed beta saw teams of three friends voting a random player who joined them into the brig just so they didn’t have to share their ship with someone else. 

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“In the closed beta, the brig is being abused because three players want to play together and a fourth player will join,” design director Mike Chapman explains. “So, for launch, we will allow you to play [with just] three-players on the galleon.”

Originally, the brig was intended to lock up the trolls, not to be used by them. It was introduced as an elegant way to deal with a problematic player in-game.

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