In response to complaints of grinding, the Sea of Thieves reduces its Milestone requirements

In response to complaints of grinding, the Sea of Thieves reduces its Milestone requirements ...

Before the seventh season of Sea of Thieves, we saw a deep dive video that introduced Milestones. In theory, these in-game stat trackers were tied to different gameplay styles, rewarding players for exploration, sailing, trading, and other pursuits. In practice, Milestones turned out to be ineffective, with a percentage of players complaining about the apparent grinding required to complete them.

Shelley Preston, the game's lead designer, disclosed the changes in a blog post on the game's website. This is due to the fact that Milestones are designed to be a progression system specific to Captaincy.

Preston states that these Milestones are uncapped, meaning players may do them continuously for ongoing rewards. However, Preston believes that there are certainly modifications we can make to accommodate the feedback that the Milestones may be too much of a gamble.

The majority of requirements for the Gold Seeker Alignment have been reduced, while Gold Earned in the same Alignment has increased from 90,000 to 200,000. Every Milestone for every Alignment has been tweaked in the same manner.

Preston anticipates that these changes will make things more difficult at first. However, if you are eligible for an automatic reward, please note that you will need to earn one more Class in that Alignment in order for the unlock to take place.