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R61 QA Server Testing has now begun!

Discussion in 'Release 61 QA Feedback' started by BurningToad, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. BurningToad

    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Hello!

    We are ready for R61 QA testing! The first build number is 776. To begin with, we are particularly interested in getting some testing in with multiplayer/party combat. We made some more changes to improve performance in these situations. Also a reminder, as usual, many features intended for release in R61 are only partially completed or not in yet.

    Please report all bugs in our R61 QA bug forum here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-61-qa-bug-forum.1885/


    You can also provide general non-bug feedback here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-61-qa-feedback.1884/


    When we publish new QA versions, I will post in this thread so that you know there are new things to test!

    Those of you new to testing on the QA Server please note the following:
    • Do not post screenshots or video outside of the QA forums (or QA on Discord) of anything from the QA server.
    • The same Rules of Conduct apply on the QA server as they do on Live.
    • The QA server is an early snapshot of the upcoming release, which means the build on that server is going to be broken and incomplete. That is why we need your help!
    • We usually copy over data (your character for example) from the Live server to the QA server, which means when you login you will see your Live character. Any changes or progress made on the QA server will NOT affect your Live server character.
    • To report bugs for QA, please use the /devbug chat command, which will link you to the appropriate QA bug forum. While the Bug button and /Bug chat command still work, they will direct you to the Live bug forums for the previous Live release.
    • (This will be done closer to R61 release) The draft of the instructions (to be posted in the R61 QA Feedback forum by Starr) you will see early on may include items that won’t actually make the release or conversely it won’t included items that will make the release. In other words the early draft of the instructions will be an early draft.

    Here are instructions on how to download and install QA builds:

    You can play by downloading a new SotA Launcher(QA) installer to download a separate QA copy of the game. It exists independently from the regular live version of the game and installs to a separate folder. Alternatively, after the links, there are instructions to play using Steam instead.

    Windows: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/SotAInstaller(QA)-1.2.0.exe

    Mac: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/Shroud of the Avatar - Installer(QA) 1.1.0.pkg

    Linux Package: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/shroud-of-the-avatar-launcher-qa_1.1.0_amd64.deb

    Linux tar.gz: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/shroud-of-the-avatar-launcher-qa_1.1.0.tar.gz

    If you want to play through Steam:

    WARNING: Playing both the normal and QA versions through Steam could use up to 7 GB+ of data download via steam each time you move back and forth between versions.

    To install the QA client via Steam, follow these instructions:
    • Right click on the game in your game library
    • Go to Properties
    • Click on the tab at the top that says BETAS
    • Enter the beta access code "SotAQATesting" and hit Check Code.
    • Select "qaclient" from the dropdown menu
    • Steam will switch the install to the new branch
    • To return to playing the normal client, follow these instructions:
      • Go back to the properties beta tab and select "none - opt out of all beta programs" and it will switch you back to the normal install.
     
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    Chris Tech Lord Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Just chiming in to tell everyone, THANKS! in advance. If possible, we'd love to get some players playing in groups as soon as possible so we can avoid any rough patches like we saw last release. Play together with a friend and make sure everything seems groovy and no desync issues and what you guys are seeing matches up pretty well!

    Thanks again and go test!
     
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    @BurningToad
    No copy of live this time? It's exactly where I left off last QA.
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    We will be doing a copy a bit later
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    A new QA build has released, number 777!
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    A new QA build has been released, number 778!
     
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    Have you done a copy of live yet? I was on last night, but that was still the older one.
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Not yet, it might be done tomorrow.
     
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    I really hope you can push out a copy of live before the weekend.
    When all of your possessions are in bags & chests in the bank,
    It is almost impossible to test things & I do want to help squash bugs, so we have a good release next week.
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    A new QA build has been published, number 779! We will be bringing down the QA server for maintenance shortly, for bringing over the latest data from live and performing database migrations. It will likely be down for an hour or two.
     
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    Thank You! @BurningToad Now I can access my items/house & really test!
     
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    And thank you for testing! :)
     
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    A new QA build has been published, version 780!
     
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    I can't get to my stuff. It's all stored in my basement but I can't go into the room where it's at. I reported it here the first day of QA but it seems that nobody is looking at bug reports.
     
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    This should be fixed in build 781, which will be published shortly. It was a character collider height issue.
     
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    QA build 781 has now been published.
     
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    A new QA build has been published, number 782!
     
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    A new QA build has been published, number 783!
     
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    A new QA build has been published, number 785!
     
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