Log In Sign Up. I've rigged my boat with explosives and blown up my own cargo. Just as with the other Trading Companies, you can raise your Emissary Grade for them by performing actions in the Sea of Thieves. That's like if I was tuccing on a fort for over an hour, and then after they finished it I said, "Alright, because I've tucced on the fort for over an hour and you didn't spot me, I deserve this loot, so hand it over." You Emissary Grade can be lost if you sink or lower your representation. But they don't have to do anything you want them to do, because they have all of the leverage, loot. Regardless, it's impossible not to encounter long chases where an emissary leads you on for 40 minutes. In a way yes I do see how being an emissary is supposed to be more reward for greater risk so maybe making it more difficult to lower the flag whether reaper or emissary isnt a bad idea. You mentioned the shroud, and that's another feature of the game that I just can't wrap my head around. Raising Emissary Grade is about Action! Once you've bought it, you unlock the ability to become an emissary at any time. Should of stayed quiet and sneak up on them. It's spiteful behavior, "or deliberately provokes other players or members in order to spoil their enjoyment". It's not hard at all to just head straight into an outpost, anchor and head straight for the emissary. Why do emissary points show and increase after you're grade 5? Trading Company Emissaries offer a large risk-reward system that … Please download a browser that supports JavaScript, or enable it if it's disabled (i.e. The ONLY thing that needs fixing is the vote cheesing that is happening right now when ships know they are about to lose their flag and they are far from any vote table. The variant of the Broken Flag can be determined from its Pick-Up Prompt. Being sneaky is fun-and-all, and my crew takes every opportunity it can to do so. If that is the new definition, people selling there loot before I can steal it or them jumping off ship as they pass by an outpost should be griefing Maybe even stealing my fort after I did all the work to unlock it. If i have any loot (or flag) on my ship... i can do whatever i want with it. Griefing is having people on your boat while you have no supplies or loot to steal spawn camping killing you for absolutely no reason. Its their flag and if they were paying attention, saw you coming and decided to cash in then thats their choice. Meaning a crew has a limited amount of time to lower their flag if they're doing a drive-by of an Outpost to deny you some gold and reputation. I really think a mechanic like that would encourage the type of game play that is intended with the emissary flag system. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. There should be a proximity limiter when it comes to selling your emissary flag when another ship with one is near by, since there's been a few cases now where my friends and I were "reapering" and chased a ship all the way to an outpost. Being able to lower it at anytime does not encourage risky behaviour. You need to press and hold to take down your Emissary Flag while your ship is still inside a certain proximity radius to the outpost. It's the same principle of sailing into the Shroud, or Scuttling when being spawn camped. The Reaper's Bones Company offers their flag for purchase to anyone who manages to reach them at the The Reaper's Hideout. I’ve row myself 4 islands away from another ship just to keg them (sometimes fail). NoScript). Hello, me and a few friends have been having a lot of fun with the emissary flag system and the high risk high reward gameplay it encourages. ©2021 Microsoft Corporation. Agreed. One of them had a brig and unfortunately for them were way too new that they didn’t understand they could of left me in the dust. With your purchased Emissary Flag in hand and having the required rank, vote to represent the Trading Company of your choosing at any Emissary Voting Table and lets get started! They are required to come at me and sink me if they want to sell." View Entire Discussion (0 Comments) More posts from the Seaofthieves community. People who pay attention deserve the hand up in my opinion from an attacker and should not be accused of being griefers but yeah maybe making it a bit more difficult like I said is not a bad idea. Im confused why that other guy said you didnt know what you were talking about. Sea of Thieves Wiki is a Fandom Gaming Community. It's designed like that to allow for stealing. You need to press and hold to take down your Emissary Flag while your ship is still inside a certain proximity radius to the outpost. User account menu. If me lowering my flag is griefing, you griefed me first by chasing and or attacking me. Funny how it’s only ever PvP reapers who moan about being outplayed because they tried to force a fight on someone who didn’t want it, Only thing worse than people complaining about getting sunk in a pirate game is people that are hostile complaining about non hostile people outsmarting and outplaying their attacks. The higher the Emissary Grade of the Ship, the more valuable the Flag is to the Reaper's Bones. Pirates, as always, are gonna pirate—even from other pirates. If your ship is damaged, you can't do it. Words have meaning, and this word already get thrown around way too much around here. People have lowered emissaries at level 1. Emissary Value can only be gained from selling Company-related Treasure items to a Trading Company 's Representative while flying the Emissary Flag as an Emissary for that Company. If you are in a brig, and you are chasing a brig, it takes awhile to catch up. Emissary Flag: This is what you buy from each trading company representative in order to join them as an Emissary. That doesn't make sense because I never fought for the loot, they clearly are in possession of the loot so it's up to me to take it. If it is above grade 1 then there is a reward for lowering it, thus there is a purpose (making your "spiteful" comment moot). Besides, you only need to purchase the Emissary Flag once. Sailing into the shroud is just as annoying, as the other commenter said, the treasure should float back to in bounds. But it isn’t. 320k Pirates Emissary Flags are special Flags in Sea of Thieves that are hoisted to indicate a Crew's status as a Trading Company 's Representative Emissary. This topic has been deleted. Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure free-roaming pirate video game developed … Press J to jump to the feed. Be the first to share what you think! Oh? It definitely can be annoying when someone runs away and takes down their flag, but you weren't quick enough to prevent them from doing so. Just to deny the enemy. My enjoyment of the game is being a pirate. You were unable to catch them, ergo you don't deserve to get their flag. The other crew is making a conscious choice to deny the enemy treasure, resources, et cetera. You were unable to catch them, ergo you don't deserve to get their flag. The first step for a player is pledging allegiance to one of the five Trading Companies that employ Emissaries. save. https://seaofthieves.gamepedia.com/Broken_Emissary_Flags?oldid=60757. It is worth mentioning that you cannot become an emissary of Sea Dogs or The Hunter's Call trading companies. With that said another part of me feels like if you spent an hour chasing a ship and you didnt catch it well too bad. There are countless occasions where we sink ships and they make it their night's goal to sink us back and we've been burnt hard for that, the reaper play style is to never sell until you've reached level 5, as there is only one place on the map you can turn in. best. Restrict it to Grade 5 and buff the Reaper's ability to see other Emissaries on the map at earlier grades, such as rank 5 at Grade 1, rank 4+ at Grade 2, etc. I can fill ship with loot and sail it deep into the red sea, if i want to. I certainly like to think more effort or time should be needed to vote an Emissary off, you don't even need to anchor anymore. You sound like the PvE people who said Outpost camping was greifing. Besides, you're not even using Griefing the right way. It's nearly impossible to sneak up on players, if you can sneak up on a player, they probably dont have enough experience to buy an emissary flag. It's not greifing. Your argument is basically, "Because I'm chasing them, they should be required to fight me and shouldn't be allowed to sell their loot. The flag costs 20 000 gold coins. 0 comments. The game shouldn't cater to you just as it shouldn't cater to the people who are choosing to lose bonus rewards. The Emissary system is a brand new mechanic in Sea of Thieves. You lost. That’s all imma say about that exploit. Broken Emissary Flags can be found floating to the surface after a ship representing either the Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, Reaper's Bones or Athena's Fortune as an Emissary has sunk. It turns out that Larinna has gotten her hands on a stash of Gilded Voyages. The Emissary System is fine the way it is, there doesn't need to be any mechanics preventing players from voting down their flag regardless of the situation. A ship with loot that sinks out of bound should have the treasure float back to the border, in my opinion. Id rather have them fight for it... OR i would to anything i can to deny my enemies said loot. I mean let's face it, nobody likes chasing ships, but those players are playing the game the way it's intended, they voted down their flag so you couldn't get it. The Order of Souls, Gold Hoarders, Athena’s Fortune, and Merchant Alliance will all reward a secret sequence of quests for reaching Emissary Grade 5. I'm not complaining about any of that. I've set fire to my own boat - with me on it - to deny my enemies the ability to board. It would be awesome if there was a mechanic that prevented ships from doing this. This is the only source for the Flags and as such, they require Resources or strategy to sink the ship and stop other players from taking the Flag. I got to emissary level 5 with the merchant alliance for the first time so I did their emissary quest. no comments yet. Question. You can purchase the Reaper’s Bones Emissary Flag from the representative on The Reaper’s Hideout. Discussion. Im sorry but taking down their flag and cashing in the value is no different to cashing in loot. Sort by. The following is a list of all the Broken Emissary Flags: There are 6 variations of each Company's Broken Emissary Flags that can only be sold to The Servant of the Flame at The Reaper's Hideout for Gold and Reaper's Bones Reputation and Emissary Value. This is the core loop of the Emissary system! Instead of being a Meg and appearing out of the water ready to attack. You still have to sink them or prevent them from selling. Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure free-roaming pirate video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Windows 10, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. Also OP ( I cant quote you the forum filter wont allow it) as far as Reapers always being on map I would prefer they are not on map , Im not a fan of any type of radar in games with PvP. They carry all of the risk, you had an opportunity and didn't use it to your advantage. Also if i do not have any resources, or time, or any other reason and have to fight for the loot on my ship... why would i just roll over and give it to anyone? Is there some extra boost in rep for racking up points on the flag after it has already reached grade 5? However I am on the fence about this one. Your browser does not seem to support JavaScript. I have fun fighting other ships and don't complain about the role but it's kind of funny to hear someone say that those who try and stay alive and enjoy their time with the game are "ruining it" for the rest. Once you’ve clicked on the Trading Company you’d like to check, you can scroll down a bit further to get all the details! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Care to explain or are you going to insult me and walk away? Please consider changing the ease with which an emissary flag/status is lost. @blam320 Its greifing because the action isn't intrinsically rewarding. Player Crews can also Scuttle their own Emissary Ship to receive their Flag, but selling your own flag will only reward the Crew with 1 Gold and a note from the Servant's displeasure with you. Each Treasure Item has a set base Emissary Value that will be added on … The Reaper's Bones offers their flag to any player who manages to reach their hideout, The Reaper's Hideout island. This Sea of Thieves Emissary guide will tell you all about the new content, new rewards with rank multipliers, and the new company, Reaper's Bones. However, nothing is more frustrating than chasing down an emissary ship for 20-30 minutes and having them just sail into an outpost and vote down their flag. You got outsailed. Can’t? Oh yeah? Only the once. Im a pirate and i live the high risk high booty life. The Flags can only be sold to The Servant of the Flame at The Reaper’s Hideout for Gold and Reaper's Bones Reputation and Emissary Value. This way, when you do the Emissary Quests, you’ll raise the flag to Lvl 5 again, get a new set of Emissary Quests, lower your flag again, get up to Lvl 5 again etc. The Festival of Giving has taken over the Sea of Thieves! You don't get to engage in poor behavior and then feign outrage when you get outsailed. All you have done is presented a valid strategy that actually works. So hear me out guys. Emissary Flags allow players to rank up in Emissary Grades, with each grade adding a multiplicative … All players who fly the reaper’s mark or reaper’s bones emissary flags on their ship are visible to all players on the map, regardless of level. The Reaper’s Bones Emissary Flag functions identically to other Emissary Flag versions, providing only a unique appearance. Because as a defender and someone who has a lot to lose because they have all of the loot, they should get to decide the tempo of the fight. ), it is playing smart as they obviously out-played you. So many do not pay attention in this game , literally do not notice until you are on top of them. The Pirate Lord offers the Athena's Fortune Flag to anyone who has become a Pirate Legend. Ambush them next time. They just run, vote down emissary, and scuttle. They are also the most likely to be coordinated groups of veteran players. Additionally, by lowering their flag they're not just denying Reaper's reputation and loot, but themselves reputation and loot. This not griefing. They can't sprint, their hands are full, and they can't carry more than one item. They outplayed you, by taking down their flag. If you aren't quick enough to close the gap before they get to their outpost and lower the flag you don't deserve the reward. This is the only source for the Flags and as such, they require Resourcesor strategy to sink the ship and stop other players from taking the Flag. Griefing is when a crewmate repeatedly drops the anchor, throws loot overboard or sets the ship on fire on purpose. Close. Player Crews can also Scuttle their own Emissary Ship to receive their Flag, but selling your own flag will only reward the Crew with 1 Gold and a note from the Se… They lower their flag before they sell their loot, denying reputation doesn't benefit them in any way. Being an emissary also opens up the option to buy some themed costumes if that's your thing, but how do you claim emissary rewards? The Reaper’s Bones Emissary Flag is an Emissary Flag variant in Sea of Thieves. On the other hand, a cowardly pirate can sprint to their emissary, lower it, and deny the reaper the one thing they came for. This feature was introduced at the end of April 2020, and allows players to represent a trading company of their choosing for added rewards. 585. If it's not your flag, then you don't get a say in what they do with it. 585. 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