With the release of Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 94, players have been given a new fishing system and the ability to purchase items from vendors. The game has also added more patterns for armor and weapons, as well as zone-wide vendor listings.
Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 94 adds zone-wide vendor listings, new patterns, and fishing changes. The release also includes a new dungeon called The Festering Woods.
The newest Shroud of the Avatar update seems to be geared mostly at craftsmen, gatherers, and shoppers. Release 94 has updated listings for every seller in a zone, making it simpler for buyers to view what the merchants have to offer. There are 70 new designs for various handmade items, as well as some new recipes and modifications to old ones, for crafters.
The patch adds three new fishing-specific artifacts: the chance to catch an Odd Container, which can be used as a decoration or opened like a supply container for a chance at a Cloak of the Master Angler, which has a bait recovery bonus and a fishing range bonus similar to the Fish Finder Cloak; and a balance pass for several fishing baits.
Other modifications to combat skills, global missions, and other item changes are included in the patch, so those who are still engaged in SOTA should review the newest patch notes.
Shroud of the Avatar, as long-time MOP readers know, is a contentious MMO. The game and its original studio have been chastised for reducing promised features, overfunding, delaying Kickstarter incentives, obscuring company leadership and office status, and failing to file SEC reports as required under the game’s equity crowdfunding. Richard Garriott’s firm Portalarium sold SOTA to its main developer in 2019, thus exiting the game. Press inquiries have been greeted with stonewalling and obscenities, and equity crowdfund backers seem to have been forgotten about, but the game still has players and is still being developed, as we continue to cover.
The shroud of the avatar mounts is a release from the Shroud of the Avatar. It adds zone-wide vendor listings, new patterns, and fishing changes.