Shroud of the Avatar’s update 112 welcomes spring with cabinets and bug fixes


You’d be forgiven for being surprised that the Kickstarted MMORPG Shroud of the Avatar has a new patch out, what with its tiny population and messy reputation (see below), not to mention its leadership busy with a crypto sidegame. But update 112 is indeed live this week, such as it is.

The patch notes detail the addition of new cabinet recipes, sheds, throwable spring items (like confetti eggs), improved nameplates and placeables menus, fishing improvements, loot upgrades, terrain tweaks, NPC dialogue touch-ups, and a range of minor bug fixes. Subbers are picking up login rewards also themed to the season – ladybug backpacks and brown bunny slippers – while all players are being gifted a set of bunny ears.

“Content, additional improvements, and bug fixes are inbound for R113 next month,” Catnip Games says, and we presume that will include the town Port Harmony, which is not actually in this latest patch but is featured prominently as a “sneak preview” anyway. Release 113 is set for April 27th, while the next content patch after that one (116) is slated for July.

Source: Patch notes. Cheers, Mothballshow.
Longtime MOP readers will know that Shroud of the Avatar is a controversial game in the MMO space. Kickstarted in 2013, the project has been criticized for cutting promised features, crowdfunding excessively, delaying Kickstarter rewards, obfuscating its corporate leadership and office status, and neglecting SEC filings legally required by the game’s equity crowdfunding. In 2019, Richard Garriott company Portalarium sold SOTA to its lead dev and all but exited the game. Press inquires were met with stonewalling and insults, and equity crowdfund investors were abandoned without notice or any semblance of accountability; moreover, the groups are now building a blockchain MMO. SOTA itself does still have a tiny playerbase and is technically still receiving minimal development.
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