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Release 51 QA Build Now Available!

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  1. BurningToad

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    QA testing for Release 51 has now begun! The first build is 624.

    Please report all bugs in our R51 QA bug forum here: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-51-qa-bug-forum.1275/

    Non-bug feedback can be posted in this feedback forum, https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-51-qa-feedback-forum.1274/

    Here is rough draft of the R51 Releases Notes and here's the R51 Notes Feedback thread for giving feedback to the notes by Darkstarr.

    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 R51 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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    Sweet!
     
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    Cant learn the Taming Mastery ( its still called Mastery on the skill list when i think it should be called proficiency) at the Master Taming Trainer at Braemer, Bodan Koren. Might not be him we train it at but i would have thought so.

    Neither can you train it with Henry the normal skills trainer at Braemer

    Oh...the Bear Dance is SPECTACULAR !!!!

    And....The Obsidian Bear looks great as well, good work on him/them
     
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    Muhahaha, it is all mine, mine alone..... hehehe. Hrm.
    I mean...
    Uhm...

    *in a posh accent* ...well, isn't that rather dandy, could perhaps make use of that one day... *rushes away*
     
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    Bears look awesome and so do the new trees. Very nice indeed. The skill mastery isnt in yet but you can at least see what is needed for it. And i loved the cloud of lightning over the volcano at Nightshade Pass...awesome. So far so good.
     
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    I love the new blood spray! Totally feels like I'm in the middle of a blood bath now.

    I can just feel my beard dripping with blood...love it!
     
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    Well about 1 hour and I didn't crash, good start!

    Also from the QA channel on discord

    "@Devs are the changes @Atos mentioned to spell combat damage live in QA build 624? 14, 18 to couple hundred damage is still a min max range on hits.... IF it's live, was the damage 'normalized' and weighted to center of the curve? or are you changing the base damage maxima/minima ? If normalized, Weighted functions like 7d10 for 7-70 damage... or is it a percentile rolled on a damage bell curve? Sorry want to know WHAT I should see on the QA build so I can give better feedback."
     
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    ok anyone know if there is just 3 types of boars? going around an trying to find ones tougher then grand boars cause there still beatable by a chicken with me having all concerned skills 110+... if anyone knows if there is an a location that would be great thanks
     
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    I have no idea why pets need emotes but the rest sounds smexy.
     
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    A new QA build has been released! Build number 626!
     
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    Nope, Chris said that he forgot to turn these on to be available at trainers. He also said he had some last minute balance things to adjust before they go in, but they should be in a build "later on tonight".
     
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    Yeah I saw that, I was hoping this was the patch.
     
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    Gotcha. Sadly, it isn't.
     
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    Pets have feelings too; they need to express them, not bottle them up. ;)
     
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    A new QA build has been released! Build number 627!
     
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    Sorry, there is a fairly major issue with this build - you can't enter most scenes correctly in Novia (Hidden Vale is ok.) We will get a new build out later today with a fix.
     
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    Altho I would prefer it was mentioned that it is ****more**** than just a new skill but an opportunity to specialize with more skills to be accessed even if those skills will be created later.
     
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    A new QA build has been released! Build number 628! This build fixes the Novia issue introduced in 627, among other things.