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Release 50 QA Build Now Available!

Discussion in 'Release 50 QA Feedback Forum' started by BurningToad, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. BurningToad

    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    QA testing for Release 50 has now begun! The first build is 612.

    Please report all bugs in our R50QA bug forum here: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-50-bug-forum.1237/

    Non-bug feedback can be posted in this feedback forum, https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-50-feedback-forum.1236/

    (UPDATED at 3:33 PM CST by Darkstarr): Here are Release Notes (super rough, no feedback please): https://docs.google.com/document/d/...w5AkfIg7V51LzrLy73JxBwQ7YPTrAhVSvcJbWr0af/pub

    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.
    • The draft of the instructions (to be posted in the R45 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 8 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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  2. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Executive Producer Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Updated OP with R50 Instructions. They are super rough so no feedback just yet please.
     
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    What does Taming Sign do?
     
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    It has a taming symbol on it.
     
  5. Brass Knuckles

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    Questions ok? -if not feel free to skip and comeback to.

    • Player Towns & Player Housing:
    • Player Owned Town Map Customization: Town owners are now able to once again login and customize their POT maps.
    This include underground biomes?
     
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    @Cordelayne your picture immortalized in a game? Not too shabby man. Going to buy one for darts ehhhhhh I mean as deco! :D

    @Stundorn there is your sword dude ^^
     
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    Does it have a circle with a line through it? As in Taming is broken don't use it at this time? Or is it for something else? ;)
     
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    LOL! Absolutely man! That's what I use @Baron Drocis Fondorlatos painting for myself. ;)
     
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    Also, this sounds freaking awesome (see below)! Will we be able to see the airship flying around on the overland map? That would be really cool! @DarkStarr :D
    • Jack of Diamonds: High above Novia flies the Jack of Diamonds, an airship shrouded in mystery but known to be a safe haven for disreputable types. For example, rumors suggest there’s a blackmarket fence on board who accepts certain undelivered packages and letters that would normally be turned into a town crier. This flying “den of thieves” never lands, but sometimes allows those with poor reputation to board via smaller balloon shuttles found near the docks of Aerie, Brittany Alleys, Blood Bay, Graff Island, and the city of Mud.

    *EDIT*

    Is it also possible to see a copy of what the box cover art will look like? :)
     
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    A new QA build has been released, 614!
     
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    it has the two hands next to it, doing the "suck it" emote from the 90's
     
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    Hopefully! Bladewyke seems to get passed over all the time :( Still no overworld map indicators like the other biomes got
     
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    I know it, hopefully because of our patience they will treat us epically. Glowing cave entrance with bats escaping vrs smoke.. you know the works!
     
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    Everybody knows Bladewyke. Thats where Kabalyero's vendor is. ;)
     
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    A new QA build was release a couple of hours ago, and I forgot to hit the post button.... 615 is the latest build number!
     
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    A new QA build was just published, number 617!
     
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    Well, we had trouble with our QA server for about 12 hours, but it's back now and a new build has just been published, 618!
     
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    A new QA build has been released, number 619!
     
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    A New QA build has been published! Build number 620!
     
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    And already another one, build number 621!
     
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