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R65 QA Build has been published!

Discussion in 'Release 65 QA Feedback' started by BurningToad, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. BurningToad

    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Hello!

    The first build for R65 QA has been published! It is build 825.

    One area of the game that we would like focused testing on is NPC/Monster spawning. We discovered that some components of spawners were not working correctly, and not networked correctly which would lead to unexpected and incorrect behavior in many cases. There was also a change so that spawning will no longer be delayed due to previous spawns corpses not being looted and left around. Please let us know if you find bugs with spawning such as monsters not spawning, respawning, battle royale / checkpoint waves getting frozen or not proceeding, etc!

    Please report all bugs in our R65 QA bug forum here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-65-qa-bug-forum.2086/

    You can also provide general non-bug feedback here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-65-qa-feedback.2085/


    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 R65 release) The draft of the instructions (to be posted in the R65 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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    is this in the new dungeons or all over?
     
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    I think its all over.
     
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    Is there a list of what we should be testing? Besides messing with Player owned dungeons and deco :D
     
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    How do you resize deco? Ive tried plenty and clearly Im dumb
     
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    Check spawns in dungeons as well as areas. I’ve already noticed some differences.
     
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    Alt+Z and Alt+X.
     
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    Yes the spawn is a bit on the wonky side. No or slow respawn in some zones even after looting. Only been in a few zones but been going into ones i know the spawn usualy is faster.
     
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    List not out yet. Probably not til Monday. Usually prelim list is up but not yet
     
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    A new QA build has been published! 826!
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Likely all spawners in the game could be affected in some way.
     
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    TY time to go check some out, more than just dungeons, and ouch been out a while :oops:
     
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    I’ve visited various regular scenes and so far nothing seemed off.

    I went to Santus Spine to check the Kobold control points. The respawns are working. I don’t know if the rate of the spawns is the usual though. I’m not familiar with control points.
     
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    Did any of the other summons get any new attacks?
     
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    I must admit, for the resizing sometimes just scaling isnt what you want, to fit some of the fence of walls or blocks together you really would like a width/height stretch, so you could make say a variety of npcs like short and fat and tall and thin
     
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    A new QA build has been released! Version 827! For Windows, this build is using IL2CPP, so let us know if you see any new strange issues, crashes, as well as changes in performance! Thanks for testing!
     
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    Are you guys trying 2019.1? it entices us with incremental gc..
     
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    Yes, we have begun trying it already. Last release had a lot of fallout from switching from 2018.2 to 2018.3 though, and we want to be careful with having things like that happen again.
     
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    Performance seems to be about the same at the usual spots I check each release.

    Also, got one crash (fatal error in gc) while playing for about an hour.
     
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    A new QA build was published on Saturday, 828! The next one will likely be tomorrow morning.
     
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