Patch Notes

Release 61

Welcome to Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Release 61! “How to Play” instructions and game update notes on Release 61 are available here.

January 8, 2018

Build Number 892 5:30 PM

Updates

  • Increased decoration and light limits for Player Owned Towns, by roughly one tier.  So, for example, a holdfast now has the deco and light limits of a hamlet.  See https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z-svq1OvcZwViqGxFCKdjH3NCn2LTfLuGny5qaAqjTM/pub#h.5p3x6o8wy63r for updated numbers
  • POT Chao Insula: Replaced interconnections with balloons to Owl’s Head and POT Festival.
  • Etceter Crag Mines: The version of this scene that appeared in the target list for “Teleport to Zone” scrolls no longer does so.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats.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.

January 4, 2018

Build Number 891 12:15 PM

Updates

  • A fix for aggro mechanics, including Taunt.
  • Fix an issue with solid water in Serpent Spine Mines that was blocking progression.
  • Northwood: Ulrich Pendragon the blacksmith now has a “buy/sell” button.
  • Artifice: Due to quest limitations, players must enter this scene from the overworld and not by using a teleport scroll. 

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 21, 2018

Build Number 890 10:30 PM

Updates

  • Traditional Yule hat has been added to in-game crown store.
  • Body Slam skill should now work when wearing Spider Silk Belt.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 21, 2018

Build Number 889 11:30 AM

Updates

  • Increased loot drops slightly for The Fall and Blood Bay.
  • Fixing the new Kobold Energy Devices to only give their buffs to NPCs and not players.
  • Loot pass on Mysterious Swamp.
  • Add expiration date to login bonus version of Obsidian Item of Greater Unlearning.
  • Fixing some pole arm irregularities that caused some confusion and false misses.
  • Dungeon Rooms – added deco layers to ancient stone rooms.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 19, 2018

Build Number 888 8:30 PM

Updates

  • Fix issues with “Unknown Item” dungeon pieces.
  • Dungeon room – encounter room 1: Fixed bad connections
  • Central Brittany: The ‘barks” for Kinga and Ronin now warn others about Pumpkin Head’s foot soldiers and not Pumpkin Head, himself.
  • Rename Book of Tabula Rasa to Obsidian Item of Greater Unlearning, improved tooltip, and added to crown shop.
  • Adjusted display name of dungeon L pieces that still showed ‘V’

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 19, 2018

Build Number 887 12:00 PM

Updates

  • Fix issue where aggro would not decay properly.
  • Fix issue where attacking NPCs would sometimes deal zero damage and not reset until the NPC leashes back.
  • Oracle Chamber: Improved the logic in the responses that control how a player can earn their Episode 1 completion reward.
  • Highvale Outskirts: Because it’s redundant to a tutorial task, Leonard the Adventuring Trainer no longer grants the task requiring players to “Learn a new skill, then equip it.” Also, Leonard’s task will be automatically cleared from players who have it.
  • Soltown: Talking to Abigail after Charlotte has died will now properly clear the “Inform Charlotte’s mother” task.
  • Renamed all dungeon intersections named ‘V’ to ‘L’. However, a problem occurred with this change, and these items may temporarily appear as “Unknown Items” until the next patch.
  • 7 new player paintings for the crown store.
  • Change taunt to affect 15 targets in the AoE radius instead of 5.
  • Fixed transition hallway dungeon piece between Ancient and Dungeon stone.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 18, 2018

Build Number 886 11:00 AM

Updates

  • Fixed missing Satyr Archer visuals.
  • Added Anomalocaris common fishing trophy recipe.
  • Oracle Colossus: Fixed an issue with an ore node that was inaccessible.
  • Fix issue where fishing devotional buff would sometimes increase fishing chance more than intended.
  • Fix for collision problem in Rhun Ruins and other maps.
  • Heraldry Cloth Boots and Gloves are now dyeable.
  • Value of Slime Ooze has been increased.
  • Female Merchant Skirt now has the same default colors as the male version (purple & red.)
  • Added Fire resistance back to Douse.
  • Viking Merchant Boots no longer appear black and now match icon.
  • Soltown: Improved Bentley’s responses, especially his quest to search for his key. Added related compass markers within East Perennial Trail.
  • Perennial Coast Farmer Leggings legs now receive the correct skin tone.
  • Virtue Dirndl Shoes now receive correct character customization skin tone material.
  • Fixed deco collision for Log Cabin Home – wall decos no longer go through the walls.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 17, 2018

Build Number 885 11:00 AM

Updates

  • Spectral Mines: Fixed an issues with ore nodes. Also, the lava reservoir is now fishable.
  • Fixed an issue that caused avatars to stand up when fishing.
  • Battle of Solace Bridge: Added extra visuals near letter in tavern, as well as crates and corpses.
  • Obsidian merchants: Fixed typos and style errors in the responses for these merchants.
  • South Fetid Swamp no longer has pink particles in swamp gas.
  • Torch of Jerik should no longer lose durability from simply holding it.
  • Remove minimum skill requirement from dungeon piece recipes.
  • Rotunda Dungeon Piece: Fix collision preventing passage up stairs.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 14, 2018

Build Number 884 7:00 PM

Updates

  • Spawn counts, difficulties, and rewards in Blood Bay have been increased.
  • Adjusted the resolution of various fish textures.
  • Combo mode now clears correctly after successful combination.
  • Fixed issue with dungeon recipes not appearing in recipe book correctly.
  • Switched Sturgeon food to reward bludgeon skill.
  • Fixed incorrect name on Teleport to Friend Scroll recipe.
  • Spooky fountain can now be placed on interior floors.
  • Fixed problem with Satyr face.
  • Douse now clears negative fire resistances.
  • Change default value of option to show/hide unlearned npc names – default to shown. Option will reset to default for all players.
    Fix issue with Angled Tabard Gambeson Boots & Gloves no longer being dyeable.
  • Fixed weapon trail on Blade of the Dark Star.
  • /liedown no longer causes chest skin to clip inappropriately through top of Firedancer Top.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options).  There are also reports that 10.14.2 fixes this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 14, 2018

Build Number 883 12:30 PM

Updates

  • Satyr in Etceter no longer have teeth coming through the side of their mouth.
  • Fixed head-tracking on Satyr Archers.
  • Fixed an issue where lights in dungeon pieces would not illuminate until after a scene reload.
  • Fixed an issue with the Fracture Gem.
  • Added a weapon to Krampus loot.
  • Taking Lord Harcourt Drumplemouth’s key in Aerie will clear the unresolved tasks you’re pursuing for him.
  • Dungeon recipe for “Ancient Stone Dungeon Room 16×16 2 Entrances B” was incorrectly listed as “A”.
  • Changed fishing water type to Fetid Water in Caverns of Skrekk and Hallowed Plains.
  • Added lava fishing and swimming to small lava pool in K’rawl.
  • Updated fishing areas in K’rul.
  • Visuals pass made in Fire Swamp.
  • Increased the drop rate of Spider artifacts from Xen Trohop.
  • Increased the loot drop for queen spiders.
  • Increased rewards and experience from some high-tier creatures.
  • Fixed an issue with bad materials used in some locations of K’rul.
  • Server logging added.
  • Loot and spawns adjusted in The Fall.
  • Fixed an issue with an ore node in Mysterious Swamp that was inaccessible.
  • Updated resource spawners in Mysterious Swamp.
  • Dungeon piece “Dungeon Stone to Ancient Stone Transition” display name was corrected.
  • Ornate Yule Music Box display name was updated to match web store.
  • Added interconnection with Player Owned Town “Heartwood” to “Crystal Cove”.
  • Changed the interconnection of Player Owned Town “Crystal Cover” with Ardoris to be a balloon.
  • Reduced fire resistance on Kobolds.
  • Deleted orphaned lights and flames from non-visible lanterns in dungeon-room rotunda entrance.
  • You can now fish and swim at the start of each lava river in Sunless Barrens.

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options)
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.

December 13, 2018

Build Number 882 10:30 AM

Known Issues

  • Crashes may occur when running the game in MacOS Mojave. A workaround is to launch the game with -force-glcore (which can be added to the Launch Arguments box in the launcher options)
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.