Sea of Thieves Streamers Are Sick of Being Harassed
Many Sea of Thieves streamers are quitting the game or streaming all together due to ongoing harassment from the popular pirate simulator’s community. The trouble began back in 2018 when Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar brought in plenty of new players but also clashed with community members when he quit Fortnite to play games he enjoyed. Since then, the Sea of Thieves streaming community has been bombarded by toxicity and harassment that extends beyond the game and streams. Sea of Thieves is available right now for PC and Xbox One, and it’s part of the extensive Xbox Game Pass lineup.
Some of the Sea of Thieves streamers quitting due to toxicity and harassment include SayHeyRocco, Carrillo, Jason Sulli, and GullibleGambit. According to the streamers, Rare isn’t doing much to prevent the harassment as “players targeting individuals based on their gender, race, and sexuality; purposefully loading into the same servers as streamers to disrupt their broadcasts, and taking their issues from the game out in the real world.” While each gaming community has varying degrees of toxicity, targeting people for who they are and taking the toxicity beyond the game are both unacceptable.
Just like skill-based matchmaking, the Sea of Thieves servers can be figured out so you can end up on the same server as a streamer, leading to a Sea of Thieves exclusive way of stream sniping. Summit1G encouraged his community to send information about alliance servers to invade on stream, which likely gave trolls ammunition to figure out how to locate and harass their least favorite streamers.
Rare hasn’t addressed the toxicity and harassment impacting their Sea of Thieves streamer community, but some of the issues streamers have could be fixed through updates and other issues could be solved with bans. Have you encountered toxicity in your favorite game? Let us know in the comments below!