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.