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Release 52 QA Build Now Available!

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  1. BurningToad

    BurningToad SotA Dev SOTA Developer

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    QA testing for Release 52 has now begun! The first build is 645.

    Please report all bugs in our R52 QA bug forum here: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-52-qa-bug-forum.1323/

    Non-bug feedback can be posted in this feedback forum, https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-52-qa-feedback-forum.1322/

    Here is a VERY early rough draft of the R52 Post. Here is a R52 Post thread where you can post feedback about the post.

    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 R52 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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  3. liz_the_wiz

    liz_the_wiz Bug Brigade - Bug Hunter

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    OMG fast loading 10 decks!!!!!!! whooohoooo
     
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    My God. We just HAD a new release!

    Seriously, it's amazing being on this wild ride. Port has stamina.
     
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    Um... what, exactly, does "fast loading 10 decks" mean?
     
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    *heavy breathing*
     
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    You can now assign hot keys to the first 10 decks
     
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    Anyone find the shrine of taming?
     
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    Wow, sweet!

    [edit] Now we just need a way to rearrange the decks.
     
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    Are Savegames from the QA build compatible with the regular version?
     
  11. Paladin Michael

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    That's an interesting question, Lord_Darkmoon. Never tried this ;)
     
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    A new QA build has just been released! The latest build number is 646!
     
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    Thank you @BurningToad
    Just for information:
    Can we somewhere receive information, what changed in the new QA build?
    For example: we know from Lum, the Companions aren't in yet.
    How do we know, if another quest part, we reported or something else is fixed?
     
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    Are the new blessings in this build?
     
  15. Lum the Mad

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    No, because they are for a different game version/build.
     
  16. Lum the Mad

    Lum the Mad Keeper of NPCs

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    Our release schedule is too rapid to allow for QA patch notes, especially for early QA releases where development is still ongoing.
     
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    Thank you @Lum the Mad
    I understand.
    It's just, if we want to test the (new/polished) quests, it is a kind of raffle ;)

    For this it was really kind of you to tell us the Companions aren't in yet.
    We don't want to waste your time with telling you what you know.
    We want to support your work as fast and good as possible :)
     
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    Lum the Mad Keeper of NPCs

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    They are in right now but the dialogs are incomplete/placeholder while the tech is being worked on, and they are still undergoing combat balance passes.
     
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    Are they going to scale up in abilities as your character progresses or do they scale up based on the difficulty of the scene / mob?
     
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    Lum the Mad Keeper of NPCs

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    The former.
     
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