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Release 63 QA Build Released!

Discussion in 'Release 63 QA Feedback' started by BurningToad, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. BurningToad

    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Hello!

    The first build for R63 QA has been published! It is build 805. There is still a bit of server maintenance and migrations that we are doing, so the server is still unavailable but will allow logins later today.

    Please report all bugs in our R63 QA bug forum here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-63-qa-bug-forum.1992/


    You can also provide general non-bug feedback here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-63-qa-feedback.1991/


    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 R63 release) The draft of the instructions (to be posted in the R63 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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    Noice!
     
  3. Lord Subtleton

    Lord Subtleton SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Important update! The QA server will likely be open for test tomorrow. The first QA build will be 806. Look for a follow up from @BurningToad .
     
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    Ok cool, just to clarify we will be able to test dungeon room leveling in 806. And in R63 any leveling we do will stay attached to the room even if the mobs are place holder mobs?

    Or am I missing something?
     
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    Will the bugs for the phoenix not getting any scaling bonuses, the wisp not getting its debuffs scaled, and the Daemon's lack of health and Daemon Chaos scaling bugs be fixed in this release @BurningToad ?

    Also, eagerly looking forward to the Daemonic Trident!
     
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    The note that any leveling progress is saved, will probably only happen when it goes live. That’s what I was thinking when I read that.
     
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    Still no QA server?
     
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    Sorry for the delays! For Windows and OSX there is a new patch out, 807, and the QA server is now open. Linux is running a bit behind, but I should be able to publish Linux 807 in an hour or two.
     
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    BurningToad SotA Dev Moderator SOTA Developer

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    There are some public cache chests in Fishing Expedition with some items for testing dungeon encounters if you like, just three different types of items, please only take a couple quantity of each so that others will still have some to take.
     
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    The Linux QA build 807 has now been published!
     
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    Since this version rewards are auto-claimed. What happend with rewards claimed on the QA or/and in offline mode? They are still available in online mode on the live server?
    I never used the claim reward button on QA or in offline mode, because i do not want claim rewards there and don't have them claimable in live-online mode anymore.

    (Started the 805 version in offline mode and played a little with the in-game store. Rewards that where not claimed in live-online are gone now?)
     
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    Everytime I try to go play on QA, it's down :( *sighs*
     
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    i've claimed rewards on qa before. it does not affect live.
     
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    A new QA build has been published, 808!
     
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    Thank you, will check it out now.
     
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    A new QA build has been published, 809!
     
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    I am getting a 'potpie' error and unable to log into QA at this time. @BurningToad
     
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    A new QA build has been published, 815! Linux is behind again unfortunately, and has build 814 which will not login correctly. I will release the patch for that as soon as I can.
     
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    Ok. I was nervous for a moment. Finally had a moment where I wasn't working. Clicking on login I get no menu display. Just the background. I was just about to bug report it until I read this :D

    ::whew::
     
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    I guess my testing is done. :(