In the latest Sea of Thieves developer update, Game Director Joe Neate introduces the Community Code of Conduct. As the name implies, this brings a number of standards to the game that players are asked to observe.
The accompanying blog has this to say: “We wanted to put together a Code of Conduct that covers our expectations for community behavior – not just in-game, but across all our official channels and community spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned pirate or someone dipping their toes into Sea of Thieves for the first time, here’s how we expect our players to behave.”
The new standards include:
- Be respectful – This includes age, gender, race, sexuality, nationality, creed, or disability. “Diversity only enriches” the post reads.
- Be welcoming to new players – “We were all new pirates once”.
- Be a good sport – “Be a good sportsman in both victory and loss”.
- Be courteous – “Don’t insult players you don’t know.”
- Keep it appropriate – Players should avoid swearing, NSFW material, politics or contentious real-world issues.
- Remember kids are playing
The post goes on to remind players that, ultimately, Sea of Thieves is a game, a fantasy and the things that players post are public.
Lastly, there are steps that will be taken should players breach the Code of Conduct. This includes warnings, suspensions, or permanent account termination from the game.
Check out the full post on the Sea of Thieves official site.