The first Pirate Legend in Sea of Thieves has been named — however after streaming his achievement, the sport’s largest up to now, Twitch consumer Prod1gyX has set off widespread backlash amongst the Sea of Thieves neighborhood.
Prod1gyX started streaming his try to unlock the Pirate Legend title shortly after Sea of Thieves launched on March 20. Developer Rare stated previous to the sport’s launch that changing into a Pirate Legend — which requires players to hit stage 50 throughout all three of Sea of Thieves’ factions, a course of that includes heaps of crusing, puzzle fixing and even sophisticated riddles — was the final objective for particular person players. That’s why the steady stream amassed a rising quantity of viewers, who have been desperate to see what the touted standing would really unlock.
But Prod1gyX’s success has acquired criticism from viewers who accuse him of “boosting” his method by means of the sport with the assist of his Twitch followers.
“The man bullshitted his option to first, whereas regurgitating an announcement each 5 seconds that he might have accomplished it by himself; the ‘neighborhood’ solely helped him arrive sooner,” one Redditor wrote in a high anti-Prod1gyX thread. “He is then met with a riddle, and responds by watching a wall for 45 minutes whereas he primarily learns the right way to use his stock for the first time. For a followup, he continues to face round whereas he waits for somebody to supply him with a straightforward reply on what to do subsequent. The drawback fixing abilities right here are embarrassing, he’s not even making an attempt to deal with the job at hand – legendary incompetence.”
Because Prod1gyX relied closely on the assist of different players to earn the solo rewards, Reddit customers have launched a marketing campaign utilizing the hashtag #NotMyPirateLegend, hoping to provoke Sea of Thieves’ participant base to disavow the streamer as the sport’s first high participant. The sport’s subreddit can also be full of jokes mocking how Prod1gyX performed the sport, which incorporates claims that he made it to stage 50 with the assist of unwitting crews who put in most of the work.
There are different Redditors who are extra annoyed by what the Pirate Legend title really unlocks. Compared to how difficult it’s to make it by means of the vital quests to unlock the title, the rewards appear slight: Prod1gyX earned the proper to name himself Pirate Legend, which seems in sport; a particular outfit; and one of the sport’s shanties. He additionally gained entry to particular areas, one together with a brand new faction that comes with extra quest strains and ornamental gadgets.
Even if Pirate Legend doesn’t include the grand treasure that Rare advised it’d, the greater concern is that players don’t imagine Prod1gyX deserves to really feel the pleasure related to the achievement. Prod1gyX hasn’t immediately responded to any of the indignant players, though he shared a video on Twitter that criticized his Pirate Legend course of.
“This is nuts xD,” he wrote. “I simply needed to see Pirate legend.”
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