Patch Notes

Release 56

Welcome to Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Release 56! “How to Play” instructions and game update notes on Release 56 are available here.

August 1, 2018

Build Number 819 8:00 PM

Updates

  • Reducing cast time of recall scrolls by 50%
  • Fix “Filter by School” popup menu in the Glyphs window
  • Light Spell no longer has a wrong-looking green element
  • Brittany Alleys: Added additional player-submitted NPCs.
  • Novia: Fixed an issue where POT Coral Markets wasn’t appearing in the overworld.
  • Shooter Jennings quest: Retiring this quest so player cannot obtain it (although players who started it can still finish it).
  • Fix a few small typos in song names for Shooter’s wax cylinders.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats.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.

July 31, 2018

Build Number 818 11:30 AM

Updates

  • Owl’s Head: Emily the crafting merchant now responds properly to the “buy” keyword.
  • Owl’s Head: Theo in Owl’s Head should no longer display two “help” keywords in his conversation window.
  • Blood River Forest: Adjusted terrain around water boundary to allow better npc navigation.
  • Eastreach Gap: Fixed incorrect Garlic placement.
  • Luminous Atavist Robe is now dye-able, has correct icon.
  • Fixed an issue where Berserker Stance would incorrectly leave skill icons in the status bar.
  • Ardoris: Reston and Parker the trainers should now open their training window every time you mention the “train” keyword to them.
  • Fixed an issue where Ignite Weapon would leave fire streaks after expiring.
  • Fix using Alt to skip conversation with POT NPCs.
  • Improve readability of health and focus on character sheet.
  • Fix bug that caused offline friends to be sorted to the middle of the friends list when sorting by location.
  • Fixed localization issue with white table wine.
  • Set minimum width for PVP stats window.
  • Brittany Alley: Fixed an issue where two children had the same name.
  • Shooter Jennings quest: Fixed typos in some of the responses made by Shooter Jennings Fans.
  • Break Armor, Break Weapon, and Crushing Blow will now hit 2 targets. Crushing blow focus cost reduced by 20%
  • Increasing cast time on Spinning attack by half second to match whirling blades.
  • Jump Vents no longer do damage.
  • Skill/combat: Poison Weapon specialization will now correctly give a chance to not consume the potion.
  • Etceter: Added wagon teleporter to POT Bladewyke.
  • Blood River Outskirts: Ferrarius the blacksmith now includes the keyword “buy” in his “hello” response.
  • Highvale Outskirts: Gilbert the merchant now includes the keyword “buy” in his “hello” response.
  • Fix tooltips for equip-able items at merchants.
  • Oracle Chamber: Players who completed Episode 1 prior to the addition of the special lot deed reward can return to the Oracle Chamber in Brittany and say “shroud” to the Oracle to obtain this lot deed.
  • Updating liches and increasing their stats.
  • Fixed bug that caused the recipe book to display incorrectly.
  • Brittany Alley: Added named Guards, additional player-submitted NPCs.
  • Fixed name on Edelmann Automaton.
  • Add warning and prevent use when choosing an emote you already know from a ¨Choose One¨ item bundle.
  • Highvale Outskirts: The final looking-glass should work properly now.
  • Ancient Staff of Anarchy is emissive again.
  • Brittany Alleys: Added additional player-submitted NPCs.
  • Yew: Banker now responds to “bank” keyword.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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.

July 28, 2018

Build Number 816 12:00 AM

Updates

  • Fix visuals for The Obsidian Trial ring of teleporters.
  • Etceter Crag Mines – changed a liche spawn.
  • Heraldry Armor and Darkstarr Chain Armor are no longer blown out white in certain areas.
  • Fixed an error with Corpion Poison.
  • Brekken Bay (and other Forest PRTs): NPCs should stop walking through and over places they shouldn’t.
  • Fix tooltip text for many interactive teleporters.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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.

July 27, 2018

Build Number 815 1:40 PM

Updates

  • Fix issue with portals in The Obsidian Trial closing too early.
  • Fixed an issue where skills would get stuck charging when initiating a combo.
  • Fixed bug that caused the crafting station to hang while batch-salvaging 15 items
  • Fixed a loot issue in Blood River Outskirts
  • Shooter Jennings quest: Fixed an issue that blocked players from completing the final step of this quest.
  • Ruined Keep: Moved a troll spawner that was under the terrain to a path behind the keep.
  • Random Encounters: Fixed an issue which occurred whenever a dragon encounter tried spawning in a non-Plains area.
  • Snowy Mountains Road Encounter: Removed a harvest-able tree that was unable to be harvested.
  • Fixed ugly white terrain in forest siege scene.
  • Added SFX on player death in the Obsidian Trials.
  • Brittany Alleys: Added missing player-submitted NPCs for Town Crier, Tavernkeeper, and Fishing Supplies Merchant.
  • South Fetid Swamp: Fixed an error that was appearing each time the switch-spike trap engaged the “fail” scenario.

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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.

July 26, 2018

Build Number 813 6:15 PM

Updates

  • Fixed an issue that caused black “fog” in Upper Tears.
  • Fixed top floor footstep audio for all Row 3-story greenhouses.
  • Improved some weather effects
  • Soltown: Fixed an issue where Japeth’s task wasn’t clearing upon its completion.
  • Resolute: Corrected typos in a journal entry received from Whitguard Mahrs.
  • Added potions to Obsidian Trial merchant

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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 812 1:45 PM

Updates

  • Grannus’ Sceptor of Dread will now be hidden at the correct time when handing it over.
  • Fix shader problem with most terrains that caused them to have a hazy appearance.
  • Isle of Storms: Fixed an issue where the “Enter the Lunar Rift” journal entry wouldn’t go away for players who chose the path of Truth.
  • Fixed an issue where shadows would become blurry over time.
  • Some changes to various UI text coloring to improve readability
  • Friendly/neutral NPCs will no longer turn on you when playing your instrument.
  • Resolute: Fixed several chairs so they now accept NPC sitting properly. SOTA-60747
  • Coconut (Left) and Coconut (Right) are now trade-able
  • Held items are now properly stored while fishing.
  • Northwood: Corrected typos in Doctor Bob’s responses.
  • Added visuals for Ignite Weapon for arrows and poisoned arrows
  • Random Encounters: Shandy Chapman the Wandering Merchant should now pull players into a Plains Road, Forest Road, or Swamp Road encounter.
  • Made cloth boots icon brighter
  • Ankh of Sacrifice and Ankh of Wala are now place-able as decor
  • Fix issue that could cause the teleporters in The Obsidian Trial to not work correctly
  • Fix bug that caused the recipe book to open to the wrong page when learning a new recipe

Known Issues

  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • 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.