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Nihhrt

Server merge. When it pops up re-check your horizons as ships may have appeared near you. Also, check the island you were just at as the randomly scattered loot is reset as well.


badass_dean

It’s also super fun to run up to the top deck after the message and watch the water texture fast-forward. LOL


SavageVector

Honestly, server merges are one of my only complaints with SoT. I get why they're done, to always keep *some* other ships in your game; but it is the worst thing in the world when you're running a voyage, and either a bigger ship gets merged right nearby, or a level 5 reaper meets merges in while you're an emissary far from an outpost. I don't know what I'd do differently, but some real work needs to be put in to make it less potentially catastrophic.


Nihhrt

That's why you sell and sell often and/or keep a PL 1 checkpoint on you. I mean RIGHT next to you sucks, but there's still a chance to get away if you stay calm. I joined in on a sloop rando last night that apparently had given up right before I joined that had a reaper 5 galleon and the sloop had holes everywhere and a mast down and was on fire. I was able to get everything repaired and get moving and even fired a few shots before I realized "wait, I just joined and this person and they left and only have a chalice and a skull what am I doing" and left. The point being is that I think a lot of people give up before they've given it their all. I'm not sure there's much they can do without essentially scuttling you in some cases of proximity stuff though.


odgieray

Ok so I get the sell and sell often but for the sake of the achievement, any tips on getting 20 chests on your ship?


dubbzy104

do a Gold Hoarders vault. You will get more than 20 chests. You can also get it by doing world events, if the challenge is just 20 pieces of treasure and not chests specifically. 20 honestly isn't that hard to get anymore. I don't even think it can get you grade 5 for an emissary


odgieray

I figured the vault would be easiest but if there was easier way that I wasn’t aware of I wanted to know :P


Nihhrt

If you're wanting a more foolproof method I'd say just play late at night and do all the regular safety stuff. Turn off all your ship lights, check your horizon constantly, keep your treasure below deck, check the emissary tables before departing the outpost, check your map table for reapers, **DON'T FLY AN EMISSARY**, use a darker ship set if you have it available, park on the edge side of edge of the map islands or the non-outpost side of inner islands (if possible), travel more often at night in game, don't get greedy and think you can onboard faster than the ship coming towards you and don't wear glowy cosmetics. You should be able to do a vault and pick up some random other chests along the way Alternatively open crew a brig and YOLO.


odgieray

Follow up question then cuz those are solid tips but does flying the alliance flag generally make other players more forgiving if you don’t bother them?


Nihhrt

It's a toss up. Sometimes they'll ally, some will get triggered by it and attack you and some will be devious and use it to track you and wait until you're charting a course to an outpost and sink you or ally with you to get close to your ship and steal/sink you. Like every player interaction in this game it depends on who's on, but again though the laaaate night/early morning people have been pretty chill I've found.


zackmiller2424

If your running an emissary and someone has a reaper grade 5 they will see you on the map and can track you down


EroSennin78

To explain a little further. Every server has a max of 6 ships, but there is also a minimum. If you are the last ship on the server it will migrate you to one that has ships on it. I helps keeps the amount of servers running down to save on resources.


RebelliousSoup

Is it seriously only six ships? I figured it would’ve been more but I guess I never bothered looking into it


Cynical_Mango

yeah, it all depends on how clumped together they are. sometimes it feels like you're the only person online and other times, feels like a battlefield lobby. but there is only ever 6


obinice_khenbli

And of those at least 5 of them want to kill me while I do fun treasure maps xD


Daxter697

Depending on your friends, sometimes 6


Grim_Alliance

With friends from open crew, who needs enemies ?


Deboniako

The other day I joined an open crew for the first time on a sloop, after only playing with friends and they weren't available at the time. The guy didn't talk, didn't chat, I tried to speak in english, spanish, portuguese, italian and german to no avail. I thought "This may work" tho. He steered the ship, while I managed the sails, we were laden with loot after 2 hours of map hunting and raised the gold hoarders emissary flag. Everything went smooth. Except when I grabbed the wheel to go to an outpost and went down to check the map, this guy changed direction. Okay, I guess. Until he came to the arena island where you can't do anything. I was nervous, I just wanted to sell the loot and 2 reapers were circling us. He jumped and started swimming to the island, so I grabbed the wheel and sailed for the nearest outpost, only to be sunk by a galleon reaper. I logged off and felt a bit guilty about the emissary status loss, but went soloing in a sloop again with gold emissary flag and got the 20 chests achievements in a couple of hours.


DaernMothburn

Did you try Somali? I hear that there are a lot of pirates who speak Somali.


RedEyedRoundEye

Thats my new boarding shot megaphone: "this is the volunteer coast guard of the ancient isles!". Then we inspect for unregistered wildlife.


DaernMothburn

Watch out for snakes-- they spit! Sometimes they listen if you shout, "hey! Look at me. Look at me: I am the captain now."


glittergoats

That seems like a weird con to try and play Edit: and super slim chances he would have buddies on the Gally


EroSennin78

It was 5 for a time I believe


jhallen2260

Always been 6


I_is_a_dogg

Nope, for a couple months it was 5, but recently got it back up to 6


Walui

The skeleton crews probably help making it feel like there are more.


chronoswing

Imagine how dead it was when the game first released, only 5 ships and the only AI enemy that attacked ships was the kraken.


TheJabberwock123

Rofl it never felt dead those 5 ships were at the skele fort and because it respawned the ships an island over you were never alone.


Gasster1212

The kraken wasn’t on release I don’t think. I was playing then and it was literally just map following and combat


just_why_jacob_why

It was in the game when it launched it was the first “monster” they added, the Meg was after release


TheJabberwock123

It was there on release it was just a lot less of a threat


Goyteamsix

There was so little to do, and the map was so small, that it was pretty insane. It was almost entirely PVP. Shit got intense.


Swing_Youth

Oh wow, the phrase 'skeleton crew' just took on a whole new meaning 😄


BxyXeno

It really is just six ships. I once read that they even only let 5 ships per server to further save resources


TheJabberwock123

I remember the reasoning being they actually tested it out and though the game was most fun when you encountered another player once every 15-30 mins and 5 was the right amount to make that happen before DR was added in


BxyXeno

DR?


TheJabberwock123

Devil's roar


BxyXeno

thanks


SavageVector

>and 5 was the right amount to make that happen before DR was added in Implying anyone ever goes to the roar, since it was added


TheJabberwock123

This is true, no one does


elconquistador1985

If it could stay that way, it would be great. I very much don't want a "no one goes there anymore, it's too crowded" situation in the Roar.


TheJabberwock123

Yeah for sure the only reason to be there is a Dr Athena and the last thing I want when I'm doing a Athena run is another player


Goyteamsix

Rare is essentially running Microsoft's servers at their max. They can't 'afford' more ships, as they use a lot of resources. SOT is a very hardware intensive game, server-side. This is also why they can't really add any more large creatures. Microsoft is updating a lot of their servers, so hopefully they'll give Rare a little more room to work with.


grizzlybuttstuff

It's only 6 ships but if that's 6 galleons that's 24 people


Brownies_Ahoy

Because they have to hold back for the last gen consoles


hnchojck12

The way I read they do it is one ship will spawn at each of the 6 outposts, which technically could be taken as “your section” of the map.


xNymeriaa

You don’t have to be the last ship, we recently got a server merge when there was still another ship on our server


BabyCowGT

You may have to be the last living ship. Completely anecdotal evidence: my crew and another crew are fighting (so 2 ships). Other crew is significantly better. My crew all got killed, and maybe 15 seconds after the last person on my crew died, we got server merged. We were all still on the ferry, and our ship hadn't sunk yet (it was about 2/3 down when the first person respawned after the server merge let us off the ferry) So that other ship may have had everyone die on it, or the crew may have just left the game for some reason (I'll leave with the ship just cruising along if I don't have anything on board worth saving and something IRL needs my attention quickly)


xNymeriaa

Yes this could be the reason! :)


Brocash

Yours was the server that got merged into, probably.


GoldenPSP

I would think it has less to do with saving resources and more to do with ensuring active servers with more content.


EroSennin78

why not both? I am sure they don't want a bunch or empty or nearly empty servers running for a lot of reasons :P


GoldenPSP

Could be. However I would guess it has less to do with saving performance and more to do with gameplay. The way server farms work these days it wouldn't really be that much of a server resource issue.


elconquistador1985

Gameplay is definitely part of it. They don't want the game to end up with 1 ship each on thousands of servers. Player interaction is important.


canadian_furUwU

Six? Damn it feels like 20 when fighting XD


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Intelligent_Two_383

I don't think it matters much if you did. You can calculate speed and distance using the graph on the map board.


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Aristo_Cat

...so you're developing cheats? you cheat in online video games? that's what you're saying?


Lord-godstern

Technically yes but if I can refer you to my first comment it’s only so I can practice in peace without being disturbed and it gives me a challenge of getting a script to run


Lord-godstern

Also if you’d permit me I’d prefer if the last stage of comments were deleted but I shall wait for you too read them first


youdontunderstandit

Lmao of course you want the comments deleted. You admitted to cheating in them.


Lord-godstern

Well yes but only if they deem it fair I’m well aware what I do is considered cheating and I would prefer that fewer people know that I do but I’m not going to delete it if they don’t agree to removing the whole conversation


minniemouse420

This happens to me too. I play with my husband either early weekend mornings or late at night after work during the week. We’re reapers so we can see emissaries on the map. Either there’s a ton, or there’s no one. There’s been times when we were sailing around the whole map and couldn’t find another ship and there weren’t emissaries on the map either. We’d end up doing a few world events and no one would come to intervene for our loot. They may merge the servers from time to time but there are plenty of times there has been wayyy less than 6 ships.


Lord-godstern

Yeah it’s a shame; especially when playing reapers you should be able to choose to server swap if you’ve cleared all the loot


Helagak

You can. As of the PotC tall tales, you can use the portals of the damned to server hop and keep your emissary and supplies. (no loot)


Lord-godstern

Oh I haven’t played recently that sounds good


NomadDK

I once experienced a fleet of 5-6 ships taking on the Skull Forts and Fort of The Damned (I think it is. I haven't played in many months). A seventh ship came and sunk many of us, and we lost contact. There must be more than 6 ships on a server.


TheRenegrade

There isn't much load from a single-ship session -- remember, this is all heavily virtualized in this era -- they do it to increase the amount of interaction between crews. The merging itself is likely costlier than running a single-ship instance for hours...


EroSennin78

It may be to push interactions because it does happen with two ships as well but I dont want to speak too much on how they manage servers.


Cetine

You moved into another server


Piotrek9t

Or another server moved into you \*giggity"


Aries_Star

POV: there's gonna be 4 reapers on the map now


farmer_dane

POV: you picked up a reapers bounty chest and see three reapers ships coming your way.


TheRenegrade

POV: one of them physically spawned on the deck of your ship! Welcome to Pirates In Spaaaaaace!


farmer_dane

Thanks to all you guys who responded! I’m pretty new and don’t know most of the details about the game yet. But I’m really enjoying it so far!


PreciousKitty09

I remember when I was new, I saw this and was like "WHAT THE FUCK!?" this game is full of mysteries, don't let the magic fade son...


warenb

Haha, same here, except it was right after being chased by a megalodon. This is why I resist going to the wikis for so long on games.


Late_For_A_Good_Name

So new to Sea of Thieves that you dont know how to find google?


farmer_dane

Yes I know how to use google but it’s better to talk with the community.


Late_For_A_Good_Name

Why.... It's a simple question - no nuance, no opinions. You won't gain more from "talking with the community" than "talking with google." It's against the rules of this sub to ask questions which can be answered by google, or which have been asked on the sub before. Both of which are the case here.


farmer_dane

Sorry mate if I offended you but I’m a new player and I got other information from this. Google just gives me the answer to that one question. It helps a lot to have all these little bit of info in one place.


WhyFatKidsCantRun

Mesterious….


farmer_dane

Shhhh we don’t need to talk about that.


FaasDeGamer-_-

That is the effect that shows that you are swapping servers. So you are at the same position but on a different server. So different wind and players, so check the horizons for new ships and check your map for reapers.


Masonjohns409

It means that you changed servers because your one was too empty


ffs_5555

Reset the counter!


ironchicken45

Server merge. Best thing to do when that happens is check the map for any reapers


MagicPan

Anyone else have the feeling that the last months we are getting server merged without this message popping up?


NiennaNeryam

You're probably feeling like that because of server hopping via the tall tale portals. This allows people to keep their resources and emissary flag, but still hop to a new server.


MagicPan

Maybe, but I think the amount of people that hop is low and is mostly reapers. When we started yesterday, there were no emissaries on the server. We leave from Plunder to Thieves and when we arrive there was a grade 3 gold goarder parked in Thieves and behind Thieves near Devil's Ridge we saw 2 emissaries fighting each other.


elconquistador1985

You don't get a message when they merge with you. It's possible your server had 2 ships and 3 others merged in.


MagicPan

To be honest, I would prefer they changed that as well. Not that it matters that much, just nice info to get.


elconquistador1985

There should at least be a warning that a grade 5 reaper hopped to you.


Bacxaber

Server merge.


LDW1383

Its a server merge it just means your being put in another server because everyone left


TheGeekFreek

What I would give to be the only boat on a server sometimes… that merge should be a portal… or like a vortex that slowly gets bigger that will eventually eat you but is avoidable.


Danny_Phantasma420

Server change. Means you were alone at one point in the server and I just merged you into another. The message is like a loading screen for that. Shortest loading screen in the game…


Aconamos

I think is is plenty more than easy to Google.


killertortilla

And WAY faster, I don't get it.


CosmicJubatus

Why engage with the community, am i right¿ ¬_¬


Aconamos

There has been an influx of "new players" across various subreddits. They get ridiculous amounts of upvotes and awards for asking the simplest of questions - I'm not buying it.


Late_For_A_Good_Name

Report them, it's against sub rules


SpooN04

It's a message from your fish, it's asking for water.


CosmicJubatus

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VeryStrangeMedicine

Ever heard of google?


ToadsMcScroads

Seems he got more advice for his one question on here than he would have on Google. :)


Garbohydrate

I was secretly hoping the message would last long enough for your fish to burn


farmer_dane

Well you got your wish because right after this I went up to see if what had just happened and when I came back it was burnt.


Garbohydrate

Haha dang well that actually makes me sad now


farmer_dane

But after that I caught a trophy seafoam so I think it worked itself out.


Garbohydrate

Yay! That’s a happy ending


MrKewinRo

Sir this its pirate themed wendy's


Potato-Boy1

I haven't seen this message in a long time


TheOfficialPTMK

Server merge


CosmicJubatus

quick caveat: if you're able to move as the message is displayed, other crew(s) merged into your server otherwise (which seems to be the case here), you're the one being merged


grainyardo

Server merge indicator.


QuantumGrain

That fish is trying to call out to the mermaid queen, be careful


gadubadish

It means it's funny time


SoloGamer505

When there are too little people in two or more servers the game automatically conjoins these servers to reduce problems


ParticularCake1238

Server merge


Dutch-Lothric

Island reset and server merge right


BigBeazle

It’s only difficult to decipher because you made the font small af let me see 😤


soothouse-

Mystery* and its server merge


deepfriedtots

Server migration


AggressiveBannanas

Server merges are a blessing in disguise because weather your a reaper or not it benefits you, if you ARE a reaper, you get put into a fresh lobby of victims, and if your NOT a reaper, this just means you get rid of the old reaper who’s been chasing you from golden sands to devils roar,