I have watched my sons watch other people playing this game .... and I don't see the appeal.
It's doesn't look all that great or fun , for more than maybe 30 mins...
It's a low stress PvP/PvE experience that you can do with a few friends. No high stakes leaderboard or redbull twich skills. Just sit around, drink beer, shoot the shit, and sail the high seas knocking out quests and hunting scallawags!
Glad to see they finally built out the game. This title was pure bargain bin material at launch. Seems like so many other titles have done this lately... Launch the skeleton and add the game content over the next 12 months. Sea of Thieves, Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, etc... On one hand, I think it is a piss poor thing to do to consumers (particularly early adopters)...but on the other, it means I wait a year, buy it for a quarter the release price and get the full (really this time) game.