In the latest Shroud of the Avatar letter, the dev team lays out an overhauled Solace Bridge found in the Path of Love tutorial area. The diary reveals that monsters in this particular section had been largely ignored and that the reworked version that will no longer happen. Feeling that combat is best learned through active participation with things attempting to kill players, the now twelve zombies will be doing their best to do so.
Wait, 12 undead, as a new player? What?
Well, you have help. Edvard no longer just magically clones himself – instead he will fight alongside you (well, ahead of you – he tanks and could probably take on the bridge by himself since having him die during the tutorial would be rude) and accompanies you to the other side where you meet him previously. (He also gives you 250 arrows to start out with, so no more scavenging around for enough arrows to just finish the scene with)
The letter then shows off some of the zones that have been in the works over the past weeks including Brittany Estates, Brittany Wharfs, more polished Mage Robes, a player-created Viking village, and more.
You can read the full newsletter on the Shroud of the Avatar site.