Sea of Thieves’ big captaincy update is finally live as part of Season 7, and players are discovering a huge surprise perk of becoming a shipowner: there’s a new, much faster way to ship treasures from your ship which makes selling loot much less stressful.
The most anxiety-inducing part of playing Sea of Thieves is when you have loot from a ship and are in an outpost intent on selling it all for a fortune. In the time it takes to bring all of your treasures, one piece at a time, from your ship to the various outpost merchants, chances are a hostile crew has boarded your ship. anchored to steal your hard earned. plunder and let your proud ship sink to the bottom of the ocean.
However, Sea of Thieves players who have recently purchased their own ships are discovering that there is a new trick to drastically reduce the time it takes to sell loot, and thus avoid the whole situation I just described. . See, Shipowners have access to the new Merchant Sovereign Faction, which is basically a one-stop-shop for Captains to sell anything loot-related. That’s right, you no longer need to go to different merchants to sell your loot, not as long as you own a ship. And even better, just above the front of the Sovereign is a platform with a mounted harpoon, which you can use to scavenge items from your ship with record efficiency.
If you haven’t figured out what exactly that means for new Sea of Thieves captains, check out this revealing demo from MashedPotatoh on Reddit:
It adds a whole new utility to being a captain that I totally didn’t expect, and it’s obvious that Rare intentionally incorporated it into season 7. I can’t imagine any other reason to place a pair of harpoons on a raised platform except to give nervous nellys like me a break when trying to cash out at an outpost.
Suddenly want to become a shipowner? Here is how to buy and name a ship in Sea of Thieves.