Backers of Shroud of the Avatar will need to check the official site for instructions on how to access Release 4. The event is expected to last from today, March 27th, through Sunday, March 30th. Most notably in Release 4, players will experience combat, check out the new map system, ten scenes along with attendant quests, and more.
- 10 Scenes: The Hidden Vale, a hidden island northeast of the mainland, will be complete with 10 scenes, including towns, wilderness, caves, and dungeons. NOTE: We actually have 14 scenes (although two are merely placeholders).
- Combat: Those first scenes will have nasty beasts in them, so we’ve decided we should give you a way to fight back! This first release of combat will be extremely simple and focus just on auto swing using your equipped weapon. Death will also be kept simple for now: you will auto resurrect at your death location after a short time interval.
- Quests: Players will be able to participate in quests that will send them around the world and even change game state in the scenes based on quest flags. Testing this early is important because our quest system operates differently than the current standards (e.g. no exclamation points or convo trees). NOTE: For R4 we were unable to get the Journal UI implemented but you can still get the data by typing /journal in the chat window.
Read more on the Shroud of the Avatar KickStarter page.