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Avatar’s Update #379: Play Release 77 Now!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Elgarion, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Elgarion

    Elgarion Dev Extraordinaire SOTA Developer

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    Greetings Fellow Avatars!

    Lots of exciting changes have occurred this week! A new adventure scene rolled in from world builder Sannio! A new armor set fashioned in the shogun style just arrived! Awesome new decorations such as Ivy and Electric Katanas are now in-game! Also, be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let's see what we have for you in this week's edition of Update of the Avatar:

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=123007
     
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    That dark shogun outfit would be awesome if it didn't have that giant U stuck on the forehead.
     
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    Most Shogun helmets have some variation of that shape. They could have made it less round I guess.
     
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    This sentence is very confusing. Is it an item that provides experience points and the amount of experience given is scaled with the bundle type? I think it could be made more clear if rewritten like this:
     
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    Still ruins it.
     
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    Have to say I’m neither impressed or happy about the clear starwars asset rips. Looks like shoddy work as seems rushed just to squeeze something May the Fourth related into the release notes, even though it’s not even promised to be in this release.

    (I don’t even celebrate May the 4th, so for me personally, it’s pointless.)

    The plants sound more interesting, so it’s a shame there are no pics yet.

    Also, as a release @Elgarion, I feel most of the first part of this article is fluff. The important stuff actually ‘released‘ starts at “World & UI Chnages”. IMO that should be at the start. I care more about actual changes and fixes to the game, and community events, then fluff and promises.

    I feel these release notes place money grabs and future not released stuff first which is in your face and not putting whats more important to the players first at all.

    It would be better to have:
    • Quick short overview of this release to grab readers attention
    • Table of contents
    • Fixes and Changes in this release
      • Double Experience Points Continue!
      • World & UI Changes
      • Crafting, Items & Economy Changes
      • Combat Balance & Changes
      • Updated Player-Owned Towns
      • Bug Fixes
    • Live now on QA
      • Packaging Items for Trade in Player Test Environment (QA)!
    • Events and competitions
      • -> add an event calendar image for these here <-
      • Catnip Games Weekly Fishing Tourney!
      • Community Event: Fish Finder Contest
        Community Event: Black Sails Saga - From the New Lands
      • Community Event: Lunch With Laz & Jack
      • Community Event: Virtue Radio
        • Podcasts & Poetry on Virtue Radio
        • Virtue Radio Weekly Schedule
      • Meretz: Win an Elven 3-Story w/Dual Cabanas Town Water Home (No Trade)
    • Community Resources
      • Players Helping Players
      • Links to wiki and help articles (have in every release notes for newer players)
      • Links to social platforms (have in every release notes for newer players)
    • Live-streaming
      • Q&A Friday Livestream!
      • Upcoming Events Calendar Streaming the Player Test Environment (QA) Now Permitted!
      • Are You a Livestreamer?
      • Recent Shroud of the Avatar Live-streams
    • Monthly Rewards Program
      • Release 77 Reward Program Exclusive Login Reward Items: "May the Fourth" Theme!
      • May Login Reward: Greenery Day Potted Plant!
    • Featured in Store this release
      • New Store Items: Electric Katanas & More!
      • Sky Navy Vault Round!
      • Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles
    • Cross promotions/Projects to Support
      • Avatar Express
      • Rodasurf
      • Jar Wars
      • Dragonfight
      • Crowfall
    • Future releases and fixes
      • New Dark Shogun Outfit!
      • Extra POT NPC's, Buildings & Devotionals Available Soon!
    • Coming up Next Release
     
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    Dark Shogun Outfit IS AWESOME!!! Now I have to train up Heavy Armor just to use it!!!

    The new Katanas are AWESOME!! TOO!
     
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    tradeable xp item ? i don´t think it is a good idea.
     
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    Thanks for the edit suggestions :) You'll see some more stuff made it in for the actual release today. I was still waiting on some info. Enjoy!
     
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    Maybe some electric pirate cutlasses on the next release for us dual wield swords. R/Boris
     
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    Good input in there thanks :)
     
  12. Elgarion

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    Hmmmm, Pirates Day is in September... arrrrrrr! :p
     
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    Greetings @Elgarion
    I like the new rewards both Monthly and Subscriber. One issue though for net release or patch. We don't really have plain wizard robes other than the obsidian robes or the Atavist ones. A plain dye-able robe with hood, maybe a hood and mask, like the Cabalist ones would be a nice addition to both COTO store and crafting. Looking forward to tomorrow.

    One question though in crafting and wearing robes why do we have to loose a leggins spot?
     
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    Robe options would be nice -- I brought up we only have 2 staves and zero wands on the COTO store the other day. Perhaps a nibble there, who knows. I'll bring up robes ;)
     
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    The amount isn't going to be very much, I think Chris said it'd be 10K ranging up to 100K for orange bundles. Likely an alternate option for folks who liked the shared XP pool ;) BTW, I'm updating the notes, he says they will not be tradeable yet.

    *edit -- BTW, I appreciate you rewording your post. We're human too, and if people would just keep things kind and constructive, we'll be able to garner a lot more from feedback. (And our day would be more enjoyable). Much appreciated.
     
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    Hahha -- there's a Star Wars lover! May the 4th be with you... always ;)
     
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    The final did include some shuffling around -- nothing so revampish as what you're suggesting, but it puts the things you like closer to the top under the feature articles. Keep in mind too, I still had a good amount of stuff to add in this morning.
     
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    I'd really hope any XP "potion" would be something that doubles XP for a duration with a cap of so much XP. That way you have to actually do something to make it useful, rather than just click a bunch of items and then grind against a dummy.
     
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    Good feedback for sure, already shared with team :)

    %gain increase scrolls would be a nice alternative, scarcity and durations balanced so someone doesn't always have one popped 24/7. Though flat rate gain ones, especially if rare and for small safe amounts, would not be harmful. Throwing some opinion in there.

    But in any case, shared with the team. :) Thanks Jayson.
     
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    Also, I'm going to try to talk @enalNomad into making variations of that armor suit. Perhaps an open faced helmet option? No "U" on the helmet? Dark red option? Non-May the 4th version? We'll see what he says, and I agree -- it's amazing! But I want more more more! :p
     
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