Can’t Leave Your Ship in Skull and Bones? Skull and Bones discussion

Skull and Bones has been on the hype train for quite a while now. It was officially teased back during E3 in 2018. Since then, it has appealed to a variety of different players. We are now learning about the game and there is one fact that has made the game a bit less appealing to a group of prospective players. That fact is that the player (you) will not be able to leave your ship.

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Skull and Bones Podcast with RG1
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What are we talking about?

  • The ships boarding and deboarding procedures in the safe zone will require a small cut scene.
  • There will be no player driven raid parties ashore
  • The player cannot personally be involved with any land raiding, ship to ship raiding, nor off ship looting.
  • Resource collection and crafting will be done onboard.
Can’t Leave Your Ship in Skull and Bones? Skull and Bones discussion

I understand this could be off putting to some. This can also be a blessing in disguise for others.

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A large group of players seem to have believed we were getting a Sea of Thieves clone with better graphics. This has never been the goal for Ubisoft.

We are not getting a Sea of Thieves clone, and I am happy for that.

So, what are we getting?

  • Excellent pirate simulation
  • Amazing strategy focused combat

What are we losing? Trolls. Let’s face it, the trolling of SoT and other games like Atlas -will be reduced heavily. Those who will enjoy the strategy focus and pirate role play will be very happy with our final result.

Wrap up.

The game will be an amazing pirate simulation / strategy focused game. I am very much looking forward to it. A hands-on raiding game could indeed be cool; however, we have that in other games already in Sea of Thieves, Atlas, and others.

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Skull and Bones FAQ – Will Skull and Bones be crossplay? FAQs for the upcoming Skull and Bones

It is not always easy to find the exact details for an upcoming game release that you are looking for. This is largely because those creating the questions do not play or look forward to playing the game. That is where I come in. I ask the questions that us who will be playing the game actually want to know.

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Will there be crossplay in Skull and Bones? Skull and Bones FAQ discussion

Before you spend $70 or $100 dollars on the game – read my stuff!

What you want to know? The FAQs – Skull and Bones

FAQ – Will Skull and Bones be crossplay?

Skull and Bones will be crossplay using your Ubisoft account across multiple platforms. It will actually feature complete cross compatibility. This means your progress will also be ported over through you Ubisoft account.

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FAQ – Is Skull and Bones like Sea of Thieves?

Yes and no. They are similar in that they are both pirate games with an emphasis on naval combat; however, they are very different games. Why? The main reason you should not get your hopes up about Skull and Bones being like Sea of Thieves is because in SoT, you are doing much of the looting and plundering yourself. This will not be the case in Skull and Bones. You are there to be the captain. You will very rarely leave the ship. Cut scenes will board you onto the ship from the safe zone harbors. You will then spend the rest of the time navigating, making decisions, and performing other captain duties.

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FAQ – Are there competitive modes in Skull and Bones?

Be very excited for this. 5v5 competitive modes will be available in Skull and Bones. I do not know if there will be a ranking system, but that would be sweet!

FAQ – When will Skull and Bones release?

November 8th, 2022

FAQ – What is Skull and Bones ESRB rating?

Mature 17+ for Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence

When can I redeem a pre-order code for Skull and Bones?

You can redeem your code until 8 November 2024. Each code can only be redeemed once.

Skull and Bones pre-order bonus

FAQ – What do you get from pre-ordering Skull and Bones?

Coronation Firework + Captain Outfit (Notoriety Garb)

Madden 23 Rookie Wide Receiver Ratings – London low balled? Jameson Williams George Pickens Chris Olave

Rookie wide receiver ratings in Madden

We were walked through a great thing on Twitter from Chad Johnson (Ochocinco). What did we learn about some of the rookie wide receivers and their Madden ratings?

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Who will be the best after this season?

5 rookie wide receivers overall Madden 23 rating:

  • Chris Olave (76)

Chris Olave, along with many other players in this article were highly sought after in this past NFL Draft. He comes in with an overall Madden 23 rating of 76. A bit of a shock? look at the rest:

  • Jameson Williams (78)

Jameson Williams arrives in Madden 23 with a 98-speed rating. Which doesn’t seem to have much impact on his 78 overall Madden rating. Though, that is not too bad considering he has never played in the NFL.

  • Drake London (75)
  • George Pickens (74)

Realistically, not all of these guys are likely to turn up in their first season. There is normally at least one rookie wide out that soars above the rest. Who will it be this year? Let me know who you think it will be!

Madden 23 ratings reveal – Devante Adams a 99? Tyreek Hill?

Devante Adams has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL for many years now. It would not be a surprise to see him make the 99 club once again. Release schedule below.

pic from Madden 23

This week is the week that all ratings for Madden 23 will be released. Here is the Madden 23 ratings release schedule:

Monday, July 18 – Wide receivers
Tuesday, July 19 – Edge rushers
Wednesday, July 20 – Running backs
Thursday, July 21 – Cornerbacks
Friday, July 23 – Quarterbacks

Madden 23 will launch on August 19th, 2022.

Devante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and others will be in strong contention to make the 99 club this year. Look out for updates!

Skull & Bones – Let’s talk about the bad

Skull and Bones is an upcoming open-world pirate experience that will release on November 8th, 2022. There is plenty to be excited about when it comes to this game. There may be something that will be off putting to players which we will lay out for you today.

Skull and Bones potential bad news?

There is only one issue I see with the game so far that I do not believe many people realize. It is a potential deal breaker for some, and I certainly can see why.

What is that issue?

The bad news

You play as a plundering pirate. The problem is that it doesn’t seem like you are able to actually do any of the boarding other ships or leading your sailors into the forts for seizure. It appears that you only control the ship yourself. We see in some of the game footage that material collection for crafting is also done from the boat.

I do not know how this will affect gameplay. On the one hand, you’re the captain. The captain’s job is to remain with the ship. Being a part of the raiding party would be super fun though. Time will tell if this was the right way to go for Ubisoft.

Wrap up.

I do not know if this will be a bad thing in terms of the overall experience. I do believe a number of potential players were looking for a Sea of Thieves clone. That is not what they are getting here.

Will Hogwarts Legacy be multiplayer? Co-op?

Pic from Hogwarts Legacy FAQ

Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming open-world, action-adventure title developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros Games under the Portkey Games label. It will [hopefully] release during holiday at the end of 2022.

The game is an absolute wet dream for Harry Potter lovers as well as general RPG lovers. There is a big open world to explore, tons of unique spells to learn, and a compelling story to be immersed in.

Multiplayer Answer

So, what is missing from this wet dream? The balls. There is no multiplayer. There is no online multiplayer, no co-op mode, and no multiplayer of any other fashion.

This is good for those single player elitists, but a super missed opportunity in the eyes of competitive players. The game will release for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & X|S, as well as Switch & PC. There is no need to ask, “Will Hogwarts Legacy be crossplay?” Because it is disappointingly not even multiplayer.

GTA 6 – Ahead of its time? Crypto rewards? Rumors and more

Grand Theft Auto 6 will undoubtedly be ahead of its time. This bit is not just a rumor that has been floating around the water cooler. Which has been the case for everything else we have speculated in the ten years that GTA 5 has been out.

Rockstar / Take Two

Rockstar does seem to have a major interest in making the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise a bonafide slam dunk.

I started out with a plan to write this article based around the things we actually know about the upcoming game title. The rumors are just too big to do that, and we don’t 100% know that much about GTA 6.

Unbelievable Graphics

The only thing we actually know about Rockstars new headliner is that the graphics will be ahead of their time. The words, “ahead of its time”, has been used to describe the graphics by Rockstar themselves. There will be new ambient effects which will allow such visuals as “bugs flying around the player and rain dripping off buildings up to large scale destruction events like skyscrapers crashing to the ground.” – Rockstar Jobs board.

Cryptocurrency

Crypto has become very popular in modern society. Tom Henderson, a well-known game leaker, has claimed that he believes an in-game crypto will be used to reward players for missions, etc. This could honestly be very big for the world of cryptocurrency.

The Map

Leaks are never to be taken as fact. There are many reasons to let something leak and there are plenty of people providing even fake leaks these days. It has been claimed by a ton of outlets that the game map will include 3 cities. 3 cities with a vast map in between. GTA 5 had 1 decent sized city and some outlying communities around the map. 3 versions of Los Santos would require a boat load of space between them. Like 3 Blaine County areas.

Characters

Allegedly, we will have 3 primary protagonists. Each of them will have a unique skill, backstory, and place in the world. One of these will likely be a police officer of some kind. That is really the only bit of the rumor mill that can be seen as likely.

Virtual Reality

Video Games Deluxe is apparently working on some VR projects for Rockstar. This is a company that has worked with them in the past. That is all we know.

Wrap up

There are an unbelievable number of rumors to go through for one article. I selected these rumors as they are the ones that seem very likely to actually be included in the game. I will continue to monitor the situation with Rockstar and Take Two Interactive, and I will post as much as I need to in order to keep you up to date.

The game will likely

Skate 4 will be free to play? Everything we know on Skate (Skate 4) News

Skate 4 is one of the games that I am following very closely. The Skate franchise kicked off in 2007 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. New titles were released in 2008, 2009, and 2010. That 2010 title, Skate 3, had to hold us over until now.

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Will Skate 4 be free to play?

The word now being a relative term as the game will not likely release until 2023.

Here is everything we know right now:

  1. Free to play
  2. Title name
  3. Emphasis on multiplayer

Free to Play

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The game does appear to be launching as a free to play title. This will include a very detailed micro-transaction system for players to spend money on the game. At the end of the day, the game needs to make money. EA has said that the micro-transactions will be only for cosmetic upgrades and that the game will not be pay-to-win.

Title Name

It seems that the game we have been calling Skate 4 or Sk4te will actually be named Skate. This is so that the game will be able to run indefinitely without a sequel. EA will add to it and make necessary upgrades over time. Many games are going to this live-service model now.

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Emphasis on Multiplayer

Testing has been ongoing with regard to the lobbies. Session testing with up to 60 players have been done. This could be incredible for Skate. That fact paired with the live-service model tells me that EA is looking to really hit on multiplayer with this next Skate.

Overview.

I am very excited for what I am seeing from EA right now. The game does seem to be a long way off. 2023 might even be a tad optimistic.

Ship List – Skull and Bones

There are 12 ships in Ubisoft’s upcoming Skull and Bones game. Here are the base versions of the ships that we know today:

Ship List for Skull and Bones

Dhow

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
LightHunter-gathererRiver, Coastal, Ocean
Starter Ship – Skull and Bones

The Dhow is the beginner ship that the player receives upon entering the game. This ship is not intended for combat; however, one may need to defend themselves early on. Spears and other hand weapons may need to be crafted early.

Hulk

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
SmallCargoRiver, Coastal, Ocean4
Small Ships, Cargo Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Automatic harvesting; Improved harvesting

Sloop

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
SmallFirepowerRiver, Coastal, Ocean2
Small Ships, Firepower Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved brace efficiency; More broadside weapon damage

Bedar

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
SmallNavigationRiver, Coastal, Ocean2
Small Ships, Navigation Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Better defense at half sails; Improved sails break ability

Padewakang

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumCargoOcean5
Medium Ships, Cargo Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved cargo capacity; Sails and fire resistance

Snow

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumCargoOcean5
Medium Ships, Cargo Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved brace efficiency; Improved hull hitpoints

Brig

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumFirepowerOcean3
Medium Ships, Firepower Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved defenses on anchor; Improved damage on anchor

Sambuk

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumFirepowerOcean3
Medium Ships, Cargo Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved fire efficiency; More damage to burning ships

Brigantine

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumNavigationOcean4
Medium Ships, Navigation Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved repair kit duration; Improved repair weapons

Ghanjah

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
MediumNavigationOcean4
Medium Ships, Navigation Ships, Skull and Bones

Perks: Improved front weapon damage; Improved ramming damage

Cutter

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
Large?
Large Ships, What is the cutter? Skull and Bones

Corvette

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
Large?
Large Ships, What is the Corvette? Skull and Bones

Barge

SizeTypeDraughtFurniture
Large?
Large Ships, What is the Corvette? Skull and Bones

We do not yet know the details of the Corvette and the Cutter. We can guess that they are large ships. We can also guess that one is a Firepower ship, and most likely the other is a Cargo ship. We do not know which is which.

Types of Damage revealed – Skull and Bones – Ships

There are many ways to inflict damage to opposing ships in Skull and Bones. They each have their strengths and weakness, so it is pivotal to know what type of damage you’re doing in this amazing looking game.

Ship damage – Skull and Bones

There are many variations of weapons and armor in Skull and Bones. It only makes sense that these weapons and armor handle or provide damage in varying ways.

Here are the damage types:

  • Blunt
  • Explosive
  • Piercing
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Crushing
  • Tearing

Most of these are very self-explanatory. These are the ways that your many weapon combinations may inflict damage upon enemy ships. There are multiple types of armor which can be attached to ships to reduce damage from specific types of damage.

Overview.

I look forward to sharing more information with you all regarding skull and bones! We will get more information about damage calculations in the future, and I will help design your meta!