Today marks another update launch for Shroud of the Avatar, which is bringing some general improvements to several parts of the game, including the Despair dungeon, scenes in Tartarus, and some of the game’s combat skills.
Tartarus levels that arrived with R70 have seen a polish pass while new content has come along like new bosses, two wave battles, and five new artifacts. There’s also a second entrance that leads to the mines area added to the dungeon’s bottom level in the Savrenoc Stronghold scene.
Speaking of dungeon tweaks, the Despair dungeon has seen some upgrades including wave battles, “defeat boss” or “solve mystery” requirements to open some doors, and treasure chests that restock once all enemies are defeated.
Finally, R71 has made tweaks to Multishot, Death Shield, and Solar Flare; added some new items to craft as well as the ability to get Gold and Silver Scrap when salvaging Gold and Silver Items; updated several Artifacts; and started the process of balancing fruit and vegetable prices.
The full patch notes break it all down; it’s a pretty reasonable update full of adjustments to the current MMO, which probably will be good to see for fans of the game given its recent self-inflicted drama.