Patch Notes

Release 58

Welcome to Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Release 58! “How to Play” instructions and game update notes on Release 58 are available here.

October 4, 2018

Build Number 847 2:00 PM

Updates

  • Added the ability to purchase dungeon point limit upgrades with gold and Gold Crowns of the Obsidians.  These upgrades are per-account and will increase the point limit for all dungeons owned on that account.  These upgrades can be purchased on the dungeon piece selection UI when modifying your dungeon.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

October 3, 2018

Build Number 844 11:15 AM

Updates

  • Experience for field dressing is now properly doubled.
  • Ornate Wooden Four Poster Canopy Bed is no longer black, now has the correct colors.
  • Dyeable Elven Furniture now has correct default colors.
  • Vintage Red Velvet w/ Nailheads Ottoman no longer has green squares.
  • Edelmann Founder Village home no longer appears too gray.
  • POT Vale St. Julie: Upgraded to Village.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

October 2, 2018

Build Number 843 11:00 AM

Updates

  • Fixed an issue where the Darkstarr pavers could not be placed inside a house.
  • Fixed some AI and pathfinding issues in Ruined Keep.
  • Fixed Punishing Vile Flail not being able to be masterworked.
  • Upper Tears: adjusted some un-reachable cotton nodes.
  • Fixed issue with height for ornate table setting.
  • Fixed an issue where some resources would not spawn to their intended amounts on initial scene load for some scenes.
  • Fix problem preventing the Ornate Small Viking Planting bed from working.
  • Blood River Outskirts: You can now talk to Zosiumus about her resource gathering quest with either the “help” or “resource gathering” keywords.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

September 30, 2018

Build Number 842 4:30 PM

Updates

  • Fixed level-of-detail issues with the skull cloak.
  • The flaming Fire Elemental Statue no longer flickers way too much.
  • Fixed a detached flag on the Pirate Town-Sized Galleon.
  • Dead things are now prevented from interacting with catapults.
  • Fixed bad ceiling decoration surface in Kobold 3-Story Row homes.
  • The Island Backpack can now be placed on walls as a decoration.
  • Updates to AI were made.
  • Fixed an issue with tamed wyverns disappearing too fast after death.
  • Data for resource spawner data was updated.
  • Updated the boat interconnections for Player Owned Towns Hammaburg and Britt Mart.
  • Fixed a journal entry for Bledig deCani in Resolute that referenced a different character.
  • Ensured that there is always at least one actual treasure chest in the puzzle room of Sequanna Colossus.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

September 28, 2018

Build Number 840 5:30 PM

Updates

  • Fixed an issue where a stun effect was missing its icon.
  • Fixed an issue where stacking Shield of Air would negatively impact the buff.
  • Players can now do damage to NPCs if the NPC can attack them.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from playing stationary instruments.
  • Fixed an issue where arrows would fire at the start of shoot animations.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented guild members from accessing locked basements or dungeons on guild chapter lots.
  • Adjusted offline values for crafted decorations.
  • Reduced weights on number and letter decorations.
  • Fixed some name inconsistencies with Armor and Taming signs.
  • Made normal-poison and spider-poison stack correctly.
  • Purify now removes Chaotic Confusion.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

Build Number 839 10:30 AM

Updates

  • Fixed an issue where you could not place ceiling decorations outside in some situations.
  • Bears are once again moving their heads correctly while tracking.
  • Added granite loot to Earth and Obsidian Elementals.
  • Tier 10 and up Liches again have Obsidian Chips as loot.
  • Obsidan Armor can no longer be dyed.
  • The Player Owned Town of Caelestis Canton once again has a Governor.
  • Added a town interconnection wagon in Player Owned Town Hammaburg with Britt Mart.
  • Added improvements for Raymond’s quest in Soltown to investigate the fire in the refugee camp.
  • Adjusted webs in ranch hand’s room in Solace Bridge Outskirts.
  • Fixed a person-sized divot in the terrain of Desert Player Owned Towns.
  • Raised terrain beneath floating tree wall in South Fetid Swamp.
  • Re-labeled exit to south broken road door correctly in Broken Echoes Silver Mine.
  • Adjusted terrain under a lot in Desolis to ensure flatness.
  • The L-shaped dungeon piece is now named correctly.
  • The Obsidian Golem population has been increased.

Known Issues

  • Avatars cannot stay seated at and play pianos.
  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

September 27, 2018

Build Number 838 5:00 PM

Updates

  • Removed giant pillars of blue smoke from Solace Bridge Outskirts.
  • The campfire flames in Solace Bridge Outskirts no longer float.
  • Viking Brazier flames no longer poke out of bottom of the brazier.
  • Fixed a number of objects that appeared too shiny.
  • Satyrs now move their heads properly while tracking.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to play an instrument while crafting.
  • Adding distance culling to the Lost Vale crystal ball.
  • Royal Elven Shield textures were polished.
  • The tooltip for an item that’s been dyed with Aether dye now displays correct text.
  • Increased granite yield from tier 5 ore nodes.
  • Added a chance that elves will drop emerald fragments which are needed to craft elven decorations
  • Added new Guide Book covers.
  • Upper rooms no longer show through the ceiling of 3×3 dungeon rooms.
  • The Player Owned Town boats that lead to Brittany Alleys and Central Brittany will now send players to the docks of those locations.
  • Adjusted terrain in Shaminian Hills.
  • Adjusted bridge sight distances in Solania to avoid abrupt texture popping.
  • Adjusted floating maple tree in Hidden Vale swamps.
  • Lowered floating rib-cage prop in Solace Bridge Outskirts.
  • Scooched an ore node in Verdantis Mines to be reachable.
  • Lowered floating nightshade node.
  • Adjusted rocks in The Crags to allow access to some ore nodes.
  • Adjusted floating board and the terrain around it in Upper Tears.
  • Moved a fence piece in Crag Foothills that was causing players to get stuck.
  • Moved a floating axe in North Majestic Forest.
  • Fixed some floating props in Etceter Crag Mines.
  • Improved wall geometry in Bunker T.
  • Fixed tower geometry in Ibris Ruins.
  • Adjusted fences and terrain in East Vauban Foothills to fix floating posts.
  • Plugged several gaps of North Shattered Hills in geometry with rocks.
  • Adjusted dry docks ground in Tenebris Harbor to fix floating posts.
  • Moved rubble in South Fetid Swamp that was in the interior of structure
  • Moved a lamp off of a destructible crate in Hallowed Plains.
  • Toggled off doors in a house in Tenebris Harbor that contains combat.
  • Increased the interactive range on chandeliers in Brown Marble Foyers.
  • Fixed an issue with broken AI navigation in Verdantis Mines.
  • Fixed issues with batch agriculture skills not applying in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow a player to create open spaces in dungeons where you could fall out of the world.

Known Issues

  • Avatars cannot stay seated at and play pianos.
  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

Build Number 836 10:30 AM

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.