Shroud of the Avatar is introducing another revamp to food and drink buffs in Release 87

    
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Cast your minds back to September of last year, when Shroud of the Avatar announced plans to change the way food and drink buffs apply. That context will be key when you look over the game’s most recent newsletter, which has provided details of even further food and drink overhauls arriving with Release 87.

In very general terms, these updates will bring more standardized buff durations and regen rates for food items based on the slots they occupy, leaving players to consider the unique stats food items provide when choosing their next digital meal. In addition, food items will be removed from merchants and loot tables, meaning players who want to keep their Avatar’s bellies full will need to reach out to crafters. This excludes starter foods, which have also seen a buff to their effectiveness.

There’s even more generalized updates arriving with R87: Food and drink items for crafters and gatherers will be expanded upon, with some new buffs for a number of recipes; Fishy Nibblers pet food will be getting an adjustment, adding 250 health to a pet; new utility foods are being added that increase carry capacity or apply boosts to skill learning; the devs will be paying attention to scarcity of items and recipes; and finally, Release 88 will introduce 23 new food recipes that are meant to fill holes in the food buff system.

There’s a lot to chew on so digest all of the information in the newsletter for more. Sadly, there’s not much eye candy.

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Eric E
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Eric E

Well it’s at least one less crappy item in the loot table. So I guess 2021 is the year loot stops sucking?

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soup4000

With this update, an extensive effort has been made to provide a unique and specific purpose to every food recipe

hooray, that thing that was asked for for literal years, and for some reason he went off and made some kind of food channel thing instead

honestly, it sounds like Elgarion’s initiative here to try to solve that dumpster fire. Chris wouldn’t otherwise have noted or cared

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Songs for Children

Chris’s priority is adding more ‘collectable’ items in the cash shop.

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Bruno Brito

Why would we eat digital food if we can watch a rich prick eat real food instead?

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Songs for Children

In addition, food items will be removed from merchants and loot tables, meaning players who want to keep their Avatar’s bellies full will need to reach out to crafters.

Encouraging player interaction only works when your game has players.

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Narficus

nb4 an in-game leaderboard displaying x number of food/drink items made/sold is used as an indicator for how alive the game is, to downplay CCU statistics.

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Bruno Brito

They should revamp their collective sense of shame.