The final wipe for Shroud of the Avatar is approaching, and that means that the development team is moving forward with an eye toward that final wipe. The instructions for players for Release 27 make explicit mention of this – the development team is making sure that all of the foundational aspects of the game are in place, even if some of the scenes involved have to be cloned for now and made unique in the future.
The fact is that there was only a limited amount of time to get this release out to fit with the usual monthly schedule of the game’s patch deployment. All the same, there’s a substantial amount of new content with the release. If you’re eager to dive into the improved state of the game, be sure to read through the instructions carefully, and take heart that the game is soon reaching the point at which no more progress will be wiped out again.