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Sea of Thieves servers just can’t keep up with the demand

If you've encountered “Cinnamonbeard” and “Greybeard”, no need to panic, developers are dealing with them

  • Published: March 21, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves has been the talking point of the internet for a while now and for good reason too. And when the game finally hit the shelves on March 19, players rushed to buy it and the servers have been under some serious pressure.

What should have been smooth sailing for the developers, it turns out has become a rocky patch for the developer team. The game servers are buckling under the pressure of the massive number of people who are trying to connect to the game.

The developers have used a number of colored beards to depict the different types of error that people could be facing. While these were made to tickle the funny bone, we’re sure it won’t help when they convey errors.

Players are encountering error like “Cinnamonbeard” and “Greybeard” which mean unable to connect and unable to log on or access server respectively. Dozens of people are tweeting about the errors on Twitter where you will frequently come across the terms “Cinnamonbeard” and “Greybeard”.

Besides these issues, people who have connected to the servers are reporting issues where they aren’t earning any gold in spite of completing voyages.

These issues have kept the developers on their toes who have been busy pushing out updates since the release. Here are some of the poignant tweets from the company’s official Twitter handle.

First week server issues for online multiplayer games that have created a hype are nothing new and should not indicate any trend. Established games such as Fortnite face server issues all the time and players are unable to log in from time to time. Hence it is no solid indication to the quality of the gameplay offered.

Sea of Thieves is now available for Xbox One and PC.

  • Published Date: March 21, 2018 10:46 AM IST