Shroud of the Avatar – Update of the Avatar #229

Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

Play Release 42 Now!

Release 42  launched  May 25 with some new content to explore, including:

  • New Mail System!
  • Path of Truth First Pass Playable
  • Path of the Oracle Playable
  • Oracle Colossus Final Polish
  • Battle of Solace Bridge, Battle of Highvale, and Bloodriver Massacre Tutorial Polish
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts Improvements
  • Starting Scene Polish
  • POT Signpost Teleport Networks
  • Decoration Additions and Improvements
  • Advanced Skill Training
  • Combat and Skill Balance
  • Enemy AI and Pathing Tweaked
  • New Crafting Recipes
  • New NPC Building Decorations
  • New Equipable Decorations
  • Weapon Decorations Now Wall AND Floor Placeable
  • New Items, Both Craftable and Store
  • Numerous Scene Fixes
  • General Performance Improvements
  • …and much more!

Check out the Release 42 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content.

New Mail System and Player Town Teleporter Signpost Networks!
New Mail System:

So after constant and countless feature requests, the devs decided to do a mail system.

With Release 42, players will be able to receive mail notifications based on vendor transactions. When a vendor item is sold, expired, or removed, players will receive mail that notifies them of the event. The mail will also include the proceeds or refund from the transaction. Mail can be accessed at mailboxes, which are located at all banks throughout New Britannia. Mailboxes can also be crafted and placed at your house.

Work is ongoing to eventually allow players to send mail to each other in future iterations.
Player Town Teleporter Signpost Networks:

All Player Owned Towns and Player Towns now feature a network of “local destinations” signposts!

These interactive teleporters can be found at each major entrance/exit, as well as the main docks and central bridge/crossroads locations of these scenes. Interaction brings up a list of local destinations, which includes the locations of all other signposts in the scene. Simply select a location from the list to fast-travel to that location!

“Note that these signposts cannot be used while in combat…”


Libris Ruins Scene First Look

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar]

Hey guys SorcerousSteve here to give you an early sneak peak into Libris Ruins! The images below are currently a work in progress.

Libris Ruins is located in North Paladis along the Sanctus River. It is the old seat of Justice and will feature a ruined prison alongside the ruins of an ancient court. From this angle looking North we can catch sight of the prison built along the cliffs overlooking the Sanctus River while on the upper right hand corner we can spot some skycells meant to house prisoners at high altitudes.

Various cells and enclosures once meant to house Novia’s most dangerous criminals will fill this ancient prison.

Dead leaves and pine cover the outskirts of the ancient prison.

Inside one of the prison blocks.

Stay tuned for more as I continue to flesh out Libris Ruins!

Level Designer
Esteben Zaldivar