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Sea of Thieves' First 'Pirate Legend' Speaks Out About Claims of 'Boosting'

From IGN - April 2, 2018
By Jordan Sirani

Update:Prod1gyX spoke to Polygon about his experience playing Sea of Thieves, explaining that he believes much of the ire came from people who jumped into his streaming late in the game, rather than watching from the beginning.

"I can tell a lot of people didnt watch from the beginning, which is understandable. But you cant say that I wasnt playing it right from the very beginning of the game," he told Polygon.

According to Prod1gyX, he has been more concerned with pleasing his built-in community of viewers than the community at large, as he mentioned to Polygon he was not bitter about the reception of another Pirate Legend streamer, SniperNamedG.He also pointed to stats on Reddit, that indicate he "boosted" his play alongside other players only about a quarter of the time.

"Sniper has more viewers than me and possible a stronger audience, but with my community as well, they make me feel like Im their Pirate Legend," he told Polygon.

Original story follows:

Twitch streamer Prod1gyX became the first Sea of Thieves player to achieve Pirate Legend statuslast week. The achievement was expected to be celebrated as a major milestone for the community; however, Prod1gyXs feat has been met with some controversy, as some community members are taking issue with how his legendary status was earned.

Posts in the day following Prod1gyX's accomplishment on the popular Sea of Thieves subreddit were dedicated to the player, with multiple posts referring to the streamer as "#NotMyPirateLegend." Collectively, the anti-Prod1gyX posts have garnered thousands of upvotes, as community members outline their issues with the game's first-ever legend. Below, we dive into what it takes to attain legendary status and why Prod1gyXs methods have been met with controversy.

Since the games launch on March 20, players have been racing to be crowned the first "Pirate Legend." To attain the coveted title, a player must reach level 50 for each of Sea of Thieves three Trading Companies: Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, and Order of Souls. Considering Prod1gyX is the only one of the games two million players to earn the title, becoming "Pirate Legend" is clearly no small feat.

IGN reached out to Prod1gyX about Redditors' comments about his play, as well as his experience reaching Pirate Legend status, and will update this story should he respond.

The communitys problem with Prod1gyX seemingly stems from his perceived methods for leveling up. As Reddit user ColdStoneCreamAustin outlined, Essentially he would get invited into parties by people who were ready to turn in loot. He would jump between these parties and farm XP from turn-ins without actually contributing toward the voyages.

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