Patch Notes

Release 71

Welcome to Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Release 71! “How to Play” instructions and game update notes on Release 70 are available here.

Build Number 1075 – November 17 4:00AM


  • Fix for an issue which could break the UI after dragging a world item to your character. This was an emergency patch after discovering this could break new user experience.

Build Number 1074 – November 16 6:00AM


  • Fix bug that caused a decoration item to be lost when attempting to place it in an invalid location
  • Numerous fixes the existing player owned town deco spawners
  • Player owned town animal spawners are now available in the crown store
  • Combat performance improvements for Ice Field, Ring of Fire, Meteor Shower, Soothing rain
  • Visual fixes to a few convention reward items
  • Conversation and quest fixes for Xenos
  • Liche casters will now be far less resistant to Life Magic
  • Player owned town size increase for Mith Ly’atharin

Build Number 1073 – November 7 7:00AM


  • Fix for Bandit armor chest stats for the Uncommon, Rare, and Legendary versions
  • Store cleanup and text work

Build Number 1072 – November 6 7:00AM


  • Tartarus Cursed Maze now PVP
  • Ardoris teleporter now correctly takes you to Ardoris!
  • Typo fixes for the Crown shop
  • Cherry petals falling VFX now correct brightness
  • A number of new store items for Thanksgiving items, fairy items
  • Break Weapon and Break Armor get a chance to dispel a positive buff on targets.
  • Several more artifacts added to the Enchanting list including Sword of Speed, Wand of Air, Wand of Fire, Mace of Unsummoning, Staff of Death, Crossbow of Accuracy

Build Number 1068 – November 1 7:00AM


  • Fixed exception when attempting to combine glyphs that do not combine with then broke the hotbar
  • Soltown street signs color coding to yellow for critical signs
  • Geometry error in login reward house fixed
  • Ardoris, Central Brittany, and Owlshead city POT teleporters and VFX birds added to the crown store
  • Improvements to Necropolis Barrens spawns
  • Grey wolves face geometry rework
  • Cherry Blossom tree collision improved
  • Mannequins improved to crash through far fewer wearables
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts work to eliminate stuck spots and also eliminate spots where new players were falling to their deaths
  • Added missing 2H Life effects enchantment
  • Fixed bug that had players interact with interactives under the cursor even if there was UI blocking it
  • Fixed Miniature Fire Elemental deco issues with collision and incorrect visuals

Build Number 1067 – October 31 5:00PM


  • Tartarus has been split into 2 scenes, one is a PVP maze and wave battle and the other, all PVE battles. This also resolves the issues some were seeing where they able to attack their own party members
  • Brittany trainers should now stay put and be easier to find
  • Exception fixed with picking up a POT Plot that was causing some odd behavior
  • Aerie: Fixed an issue where the “Give Vault Key to Marlin” task marker wasn’t going away.
  • Rose flower arrangements can now be placed as POT decos
  • Estgard: Updated the auto-complete flag for 3 Courage-related tasks.
  • Fireplace decos no longer flicker quite so crazily
  • Despair improvements including some door work
  • Party restriction removed from Despair so it will now behave like most other dungeons
  • Tenebris Harbor: Players can no longer pick up a “lucky nugget” if they already have done so. Also, any players stuck with an extra one can talk to Zan in the guard camp to have it automatically removed.
  • Kas Vault: Changed from two Tier 5 ghosts to one Tier 4 ghost, and from 2 Tier 5 spiders to one Tier 5 spider (with one less spawn location–the one that overlaps with the ghosts).
  • Kobold Expeditionary Camp: Updated quest journal hint to mention the camp is north (not northwest). Also, improved criteria for displaying associated compass marker.
  • Necropolis Barrens: Added the Tier 15 brown spider
  • Compendium of Pain and Suffering: Faun_CP06 continues to have a virtue event (#31) associated with killing it. Howerver, the amount changes is now 0 Courage (as opposed to -1 Courage). This is because the Oracle needs to know you are killing Fauns, but you aren’t getting penalized for it.
  • Epitaph: Players can no longer collect a Vermilion Lens if they have already done so.
  • Book of Memorialized Names: Updated with new name
  • Holiday Lights now hang much more reliably on exterior walls
  • Sword of speed will now have 100 base durability
  • Solar Flare will now correctly damage things
  • Verdantis Mines terrain will no longer show grass
  • Cost of Eggs and Pecan Nuts set back to 4
  • Warp spiders have another new ability
  • Store text bug fixes
  • Batch crafting improvement: reuse unused ingredients after a failure instead of sending them to inventory. This was based on feedback from players at SOTACon
  • Sword of speed no longer has incorrect colors when placed as a deco
  • Grim Reaper mask no longer crashes through avatar face, but correctly hides it
  • Fishing in a party will no longer generate a party roll for each fish caught!
  • Moving off lot while placing a new decoration (still dragging, not dropped), prevents further decoration
  • Added koi fish back to the koi pond green marble dungeon room
  • Obsidian Altar can now be scaled all the way up to 120% and still be placeable
  • Removed extra gold nameplate from Marlin Trophy
  • Scarecrow mask is no longer set to be dyeable (was never intended to be)
  • Spiders in Web Deco with Crawling Spiders now draw in front of the web instead of behind it.
  • /bugspray emote animation now functions correctly for the female so that the plunger moves as it should
  • Fiedx bug that prevented dynamic plot boundaries from being visible while moving the dynamic plot
  • Isabelline Stone 2-Tier Outdoor Fountain now has water appearance correctly scaled
  • Isabelline Stone 2-Tier Outdoor Fountain can once again be placed
  • Owl’s Head: Fixed a number of issues with guard responses.
  • Fix bug that caused a decoration to momentarily re-appear on the lot when being removed
  • Owl’s Head: Mervyn now always displays his “Adventurer Trainer” title.
  • Despair: Disabled one of the five “doorman” access codes pending implementation of required hints
  • Death Shield will now behave as described int he release notes. While still very effective, it will no longer let extreme death mages approach 100% damage blocking