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How To Have A Successful Solo Run

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Sea of Thieves is a difficult game on its own where you face perilous danger after danger, even more so if you are making a Solo Run of the game on your own. It's not impossible to do, Sail alone on the seven seas that is; however, it will make things all the more challenging than if you were attempting to go at it with a crew of helpers. If you decide to take this path less traveled by, get ready to do all the more work and face that many more threats. To make things a little easier, should this be yourself, definitely check out the tips below to make sure your solo journey ends in success!

8 Tips To Having A Successful Solo Run Through Sea of Thieves

1) Master the art of multi-tasking. When on an adventure all by yourself, you will be left to do everything that a crew would do together on a Ship. Not only will you be in charge of getting the ship ready to Sail, but you will also be in charge of steering the vessel, making sure you're heading the right direction, and keeping a lookout for opposing ships. After finding buried treasure, you will also be solely in charge of carrying it to and from your ship.

2) Sail with no lights when it is dark. Believe it or not, your Sloop comes with a number a lanterns to light the way when it's nighttime. However, you will actually want to turn them all off when you are sailing when it is dark. This is because all of these lights could attract opposing players to ambush you, stealing the treasures you worked so hard to find.

3) Always Sail defensively. When going at it alone, you will have enough troubles on your hands without other pirates getting in your way. Because of this, you will need to make sure to sail defensively rather than offensively. Instead of trying to attract attention, do the opposite and try to avoid others at all costs. If this means having to abandon a Voyage because other ships are occupying a island, then so be it. If that means having to travel to a vacant Outpost to avoid one with other pirates, then do it. You're on you own here, so you must always lookout for the safety of yourself, your Ship, and your treasure.

4) Take on Voyages one at a time. This can be a real pain to do, but you really have to limit the number of treasure you have on board. The more treasure you attempt to haul from an island to an Outpost, the greatest chance you have of losing it due to the time it will take to cash it all in.

5) Try to hide your Ship whenever you can. Most Islands have cliffs and rocks that will actually be the perfect size to mask you Sloop so no one else can see. If others have troubles seeing your ship, there will be a greater chance of them not being able to ransack it for the treasures you have on board.

6) Always have an escape plan. When setting your anchor at an Outpost - preferably an abandoned one - always make sure to have the front of your Ship facing the sea and your sails up. By doing this, you will have a greater chance to flee should an opposing fleet suddenly appears while you're trying to cash in the treasures you found with one of the Trading Companies.

7) Snipe enemies before leaving your boat. If you ever have to travel to one of the smaller Islands to take on a Skeleton Army for the Order of Souls, always try to snipe any ghostly skeletons after setting your anchor. The more you take out while still on your boat, the less you will have worry about when on the island.

8) Sabotage others as a last resort. Most battles on the seas are won when you have the most Weapons to use, and since you are one a boat for one, this will likely mean that you will always lose head on versus a Galleon. If you are forced into combat with other ships, your best bet is to somehow get aboard their Ship and somehow run their vessel into a group of rocks in order for it to sink.

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