Release 83 has landed in Shroud of the Avatar, and with it comes a whole lot of changes as outlined in the official newsletter. High on the list (quite literally) is the addition of 16 mounts, 13 of which come from the Crown Store but six are obtainable by those who own certain foal decoration pets and three can be earned through the exchange of certain tamed horses. In addition, there will be four mount-based skills added to the Tactics skill tree. These are just the first set of mounts to be added, with more promised in the future.
Release 83 also introduces a variety of changes to the game’s world, like a number of scene mini-maps, a host of changes to several existing adventure scenes, and the addition of the Breach adventure scene. Players can expect some crafting and economy changes such as a reduction of crafting and gathering times in preparation for the addition of higher tier items, an adjustment to the Daemon Tea buff, and the inclusion of food item effects to the Elixir Extension skill.
Finally, an assumed exploit regarding training dummies was investigated by Catnip Games and found to not need too much action, as the discovered method didn’t earn XP faster so much as let players spend some a bit quicker — something that could be achieved through “a simple one key macro” according to the official tweet.