Patch Notes (Latest: 13/01/2021, Patch 0.4.21 - January Patch)

Tactical Myzzrym
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Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 months ago (edited)

Hi there everyone,

It's been one week since our Early Access launch and we've been hard at work to bring you a whole bunch of improvements! 


Important: If you are running into infinite loading screens, make sure to verify your games files! 

  • Go to your Steam Library and right click Solasta => Properties => Local Files Tab => Verify Integrity of Game Files. 
  • If this doesn’t fix the problem, try loading an older save (such as an auto-save) to go through the problematic area! On rare occasions, save files can get corrupted so the solution is loading another one.


Tutorials

  • Characters and NPCs in the tavern should no longer clip into their chair or the table in the intro cutscene.
  • You are now forced to use Disengage against the Greyback Wolf. Hopefully that will save some more lives, too many budding adventurers died there
  • We've also updated the Quest to clearly indicate that you must push the rock after disengaging
  • Added a camera movement in the Orc Cave to show where the lever is to open the door
  • Added a bit of gold in the Stealth Tutorial, because gold is life


World Map

  • Fixed a bug where locations would sometimes appear at the wrong place. Don't lose your waaaaayyyy!
  • Fixed a bug where the party would sometimes not move on the World Map, then suddenly teleport further away. The DM just forgot to move your tokens, sorry
  • Caer Lem should no longer be producing light at night on the World Map. Its secret goblin nightclub has been closed for sanitary reasons
  • Fixed a bug where trying to travel with an unconscious character would sometimes crash the game. Give the poor lad some of that healing potion!
  • The camera behavior should be more consistant on the World Map now
  • Random encounter locations should now have music outside combat as well


Caer Lem

  • Monsters should no longer shove you to your death. We will re-introduce this feature when we roll out the difficulty settings, but it was too punishing for new players
  • A secret passage in the cave should now properly open up when interacted with
  • Daliat should no longer appear alive in a cutscene if you killed him earlier. He will haunt you regardless, you monster
  • You should no longer be able to walk inside fire tiles. At least not here. Not now. Not like this


Tower of Magic

  • Fixed a bug where killing spiders would sometimes teleport you to an empty Crown Room. Sorry future Solasta speedrunners
  • It should no longer be possible to get a random encounter between leaving the Tower of Magic and the Trouble Night Event
  • Fixed one wall being closer than what the visuals showed in the Crown Room
  • The chest in the Crown Room should no longer be filled with test items


Caer Cyflen 

  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred after Aer Elai (the vision) from the Crown-bearer
  • Started optimizing Aer Elai to reduce fps issues
  • Fixed a rare bug where merchants sometimes weren't positioned properly after cutscenes
  • Fixed NPCs sometimes not properly looking at people when they talk after reloading a save. They're just standing there... menacingly
  • Added a quest marker for the first scavenger quest


Necromancy Quest

  • When fighting Lizzaria, the zombies should no longer be locked behind bars. They get to join the fun too!
  • Fixed a rare crash where killing Lizzaria would drop her Arcane Focus, which probably was an Orb of Annihilation considering how it annihilated the game stability
  • Mardracht has been buffed a lot, poor old man barely had enough HP to stand up. He now is ready to kick some butt
  • Mardracht should no longer disappear before the end of the cutscene
  • Made adjustments to the items found in loot containers
  • Added audio when breaking windows
  • Fixed the main quest not updating if the player immediately rushed to the secret passage instead of entering the courtyard
  • Mana Lamps should no longer go invisible after being lit. Those lamps are weird man, I tell you
  • Added a short fade to black effect when transitioning between Cemetery and Courtyard
  • Skeleton now have new portraits and a small ambiant VFX 
  • Fixed the poor dwarven ghost's beard looking like a fluffy stuffed animal
  • Fixed a few pathfinding issues when playing around moving crates and puzzle doors
  • Added a collider so that players can walk inside a certain sarcophagus. You're already pillaging tombs, don't be rude come on


Items

  • Ring of Protection +1 should now work properly
  • Heavy Armor should no longer reduce AC if you have negative DEX modifier
  • Unidentified items should now properly hide their properties until identified
  • The attunement system should now work properly. The Wand of Lightning Bolt awaits you!
  • Scroll of Lightning Bolt should no longer be named Scroll of Fireball. The scribe in charge of writing scrolls has been reassigned to latrine duty
  • Crafting a scroll of Jump should no longer give you a scroll of Mage Armor. Latrine duty duration has been doubled. 
  • Weapons tooltip should now display if they are Simple or Martial weapons
  • Fixed a bug where drag & dropping items in the inventory would make them... disappear! Truth be told the rogue probably stole them
  • Added some harvestable ingredients. GATHER ALL THE FLOWERS!
  • Made some adjustments to item cost.
  • Fixed a rare bug where a character going unconscious on top of loot, getting healed and then attempting to pick up said loot would sometimes crash the game. Loot is sacred, don't fall on it
  • Faction items should no longer show white squares in their tooltip
  • Updated the Harversack tooltip


Spells

  • Updated the icons of Flaming Sphere, Spiritual Weapon and Dancing Light
  • Removed the ability to upcast Fog Cloud for now. Save the frames, kill the upcasting
  • Added VFX effects to the Tongues spell
  • Fixed a rare crash when refreshing spell slots
  • Fixed a very rare crash when spells go poof game goes boom boom. And that's a no no
  • The Shield spell should now properly end on the start of your next turn
  • Fixed a rare crash when casting a spell inflicting a condition using a scroll
  • The game will now display a warning message when trying to scribe a scroll you already know
  • You can now scribe Greenmage spells if you're a Greenmage 
  • When attempting to move spells such as Flaming Sphere, Dancing Light & Spiritual Weapon, you should no longer lose your Bonus action if you immediately cancel instead of moving after selecting it. 
  • You should no longer be able to cast Flaming Sphere directly on top a character
  • Added VFX effects to the Remove Curse spell
  • Casting Levitate on an enemy should no longer give them advantage on their Saving Throw
  • Speaking of Levitate, Spiders should no longer turn invisible if you cast Levitate on them. Seriously, who does that?
  • Fixed Protection from poison doing weird stuff


Characters

  • Snow Dwarves should now properly get +2 in Constitution Saving Throws instead of Advantage. Tell me again about how you "misread" the feature, Larry.
  • Fixed the idle pose when holding a 2-handed sword. Fighters all around the world now know how to properly wield a greatsword
  • Fixed a very peculiar bug where an NPC would sometimes replace your character if the two shared the same name. What can I say, some NPCs always wanted to be adventurers
  • Fixed a bug where Saving Throw modifiers were applied twice against Ghouls paralyzing effect. Larry I'm sure you know how to do basic math, stop cheating
  • Fixed a bug sometimes causing issues when attempting to level up an Oblivion Cleric
  • Fixed characters sometimes not visually waking up from sleeping conditions
  • Characters in Stealth knocked unconscious will no longer be considered in Stealth
  • Adjusted Anton & Miles (pre-made characters) starting equipment
  • Fixed a very funny bug where some characters would wave their torch back and forth, even when unconscious
  • Fixed an issue with the Sorrak ranged attack animation could sometimes be out of sync
  • Aristocrats should now properly have proficiency in Intimidation as displayed in the tooltip
  • Archers should now properly take into account elevation when aiming at the enemy before shooting
  • Disarming a trap while holding a rapier should no longer show the rapier flying around
  • Added some missing audio for Sorraks, such as spellcasting and Doom Laughter
  • Fixed characters sometimes saluting by placing their arm inside their chest instead of on their chest. Poor Sorraks, they're trying their best to blend in
  • Skeletons should no longer hold their shortbows inside their wrist
  • Characters should now reposition themselves automatically if they start their turn stacked on top of someone else
  • Characters' portrait should no longer be blurry after loading a save during combat
  • Fixed Orcs' faces in the Bestiary


Miscellaneous

  • Added an option to enable non-seeded RNG (has to be activated manually). Savescummers rejoice! 
  • Dice Rolls should now properly appear when making ability checks during cutscenes
  • Fixed some lighting issues when swapping to the third weapon configuration (weapon + light source)
  • Fixed most missing texts in French, German and Chinese
  • Fixed the camera sometimes not switching to battle mode when entering combat. Peace is not an option, camera
  • Fixed a crash when the creature with the highest initiative died of an "at the start of your turn" effect. 
  • Fixed a whole lot of rare crashes and bugs again! More stability banzai! 
  • Added a button on the main menu to easily leave a review on Steam, which you should totally do because that would make you even more awesome than you already are
  • Fixed a rare bug where the game would sometimes display an empty string instead of the correct location of the party in the save file
  • Fixed the camera sometimes going bananas when focused on a character
  • Fixed a rare bug preventing the player from doing Short Rests after doing a Long Rest + Level up
  • The loading screen when launching the game should now properly scale to your screen resolution instead of being horribly stretched
  • Optimized starting time a bit. You should see a slight improvement when launching the game!
  • Fixed a strange bug that would happen when attempting to fast travel and closing the map at the same time
  • Continue & Load Game buttons should no longer be greyed out when cancelling Character Creation
  • Poisoned and Diseased conditions should now properly be displayed 
  • Fixed a rare and strange bug where audio levels could get out of sync in certain conditions
  • Rocks should properly roll when pushed now, instead of sliding on the ground
  • Fixed a small issue with the Adventurer Ghost portrait
  • Added new sounds to ghouls, skeletons and zombies
  • Made some slight improvements to the map here and there
Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 months ago

Hey there folks,

We're pushing a small Hotfix today for people who're still running into game-breaking bugs during their run. As we want to make sure this small patch does not cause more issues than it fixes (and since it literally only contains bug fixes), we've decided to upload it to a BETA branch on Steam.

What does that mean?

  • If you're not currently running into any game-breaking bug while playing Solasta, you can safely ignore this patch - it's only here for those who're having severe issues when playing Solasta. 
  • If that's your case, you can try to switch to the following BETA branch to download the patch and hopefully play in peace without those pesky bugs gnawing at your ankles!

How do I do that?

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right Click on SOLASTA Crown of the Magister
  3. Select Properties...
  4. Select the BETAS tab
  5. Put in the Beta code ireallyhatebugs
  6. Click on CHECK CODE
  7. Select the 0.3.4_beta branch (instead of NONE). 
    • If you can't see it, restart Steam and re-open the BETAS tab, it should be available now.
  8. When you successfully select the 0.3.4_beta branch, you should see a small message under the code box
  9. That's it, just close the Properties window and the hotfix should start downloading!

Note: If you're running into infinite loading screens, make sure you read the following thread https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/data-corruption-what-to-do-if-youre-stuck-in-infinite-loading-screens

This will be the last patch before switching our entire focus to the next big update, which will drop this winter season! We'll have to ask you all to be a bit patient until then, as we won't be delivering any updates until then - every small patch we make delays the larger one, and we know you're all waiting for more content from us, not just fixes. We will go into more details as to what this big Winter Update contains, but let me already tell you that there will be new quests, more customization and the Rogue's Hide action among other things!


Article by Tactical Myzzrym

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 days ago

Hey there folks!

Welcome to Solasta's Winter Update! With the addition of the new Monastery Questline, the Early Access should now reach 12h - 14h of total game time. We've also taken action regarding the most popular requests, such as adding more customization options and changing the lighting system which was deemed too punitive (we've reverted the rules back to the 5e tabletop ruleset). Hope you enjoy!


New Content / Feature:

  • An entire new Questline is unlocked after Mardracht's tea party(which may or may not involve tea). Tactical Adventures does not condone violence against the elderly. 
    • Upon returning to the World Map, a new location should now become available.
  • Many new magic items have been added to the game, because magic is cool and you know it. And no we won't spoil which ones.
  • You can now hide during combat! Wooh for sneaky dastardly deeds, chivalry is for dumdums with negative intelligence modifier. That's not me, that's what the Rogue said.
    • Hiding requires you to break line of sight with all enemies before doing so
    • Creatures can see in a 180 degree arc in front of them, instantly revealing you if you step into their vision range (no Stealth Check)
    • Otherwise, you will have to roll a Stealth Check under the following conditions:
      • You end your turn too close to an enemy (distance depends on many factors, such as your Stealth score and armor type)
      • You take an action such as attacking or casting a spell.
    • Note that Hiding in Combat is a very contested rule on Tabletop, so we invite you to give us feedback if you think the current system can be improved.
  • Because hiding isn't enough, you can now also apply poison to your weapon. Hey, say what you want but a win's a win. 
  • Several new spells have been added to the spell list. You ready? Pass without trace, See invisibility, Animal Friendship, Find traps, Calm emotions and Protection from poison. What do you mean that's lame? Oh sorry Larry, I forgot you only take spells that deal damage because that's all you care about. Well not every spell can be a fireball, Larry. 
  • Two new homebrew cantrips have been added to combat darkness more effectively: Shine, which lights up an enemy like a candle from afar for a solid minute - and Sparkle, which is quite literally "I cast magic missile at the darkness" (okay, difference being you still need to target interactable objects such as wall sconces to light them up). 
  • Many new Hair / Eyes / Skin Colors have been added to the Character Creator
  • Each Ancestry now has access to new additional faces in the Character Creator, on top of the old ones. NPCs also got a facelift in the process. 
  • Several new monsters have been added to Solasta. You will encounter them in the new locations of the Winter Update, but you may also run into them during Random Encounters.
  • The Scavenger Faction is now up and running! Simply go to them whenever you drop by Caer Cyflen, and they'll send their best to go loot the areas you cleared (including random encounters). We will further develop the Scavengers in the future, but don't hesitate to ask for their services already and tell us what you think!


Major Changes:

  • The inventory & loot systems have received a lot of requested upgrades:
    • You can now double click to loot / equip items
    • The party will now share their wealth, instead of hoarding each coins individually like little gremlins. Shopping just became much easier.
    • We added a second quiver so you can easily switch between regular arrows and magical arrows.
    • You will now receive a warning when equipping a combination of weapons you can't dual wield, such as Rapier + Dagger.
      • As a reminder, you need two light weapons to be able to dual wield properly (Rapier isn't light).
    • Looting will now open a small window instead of the entire inventory
    • Looting bodies (after battle) will now automatically loot a sizeable area around the body. You may still need to loot some bodies separately if one died particularly far from the fight (for instance if it was perched on a tower). 
    • You can now open a shop directly after having talked to the merchant NPC at least once. Simply click on the shop tent instead of the NPC.
    • The shop interface has been revamped to display more items at once, and base scrolling speed has been increased.
  • The lighting system has been reverted back to Tabletop rules:
    • Dim light will no longer give disadvantage on attack rolls, only on perception checks (so you better keep that torch out unless you love running into traps).
    • This means Darkvision will properly allow you to attack into darkness with no disadvantage, since the character will view darkness as dim light. Note that Darkvision still has a maximum range (most often 60', meaning 12 cells) - so beyond that range good old disadvantage will still be here rubbing its hands with its crappy RNG. 
    • Soraks will now receive the "Children of Darkness" buff while in dim light and darkness which enhances their fighting prowess, as they are creatures of the dark. Fighting Soraks? Get some light out or be prepared for a whole lot of pain.
    • Note that unlike on tabletop, you will still be able to target creatures that are heavily obscured. Technically speaking you shouldn't be able to click on enemies in the darkness, but we found that it made the game very frustrating as the player could see the monsters even though the character wouldn't be able to see them, so they were unable to interact with them. And that made any non-darkvision ancestries even weaker compared to before - you wouldn't even attack with disadvantage, you would just not attack at all. 
  • The combat console has received several improvements:
    • You can now hover any attack, damage, saving throw, ability check roll to see the details of the dice roll
    • You can now hover creature names to see the monster card (with your current level of knowledge of the monster)
  • The combat UI has also received several improvements:
    • Using Dash will no longer immediately consume your action, and will instead show you the updated movement range. Moving inside the first area will only consume your movement, while moving outside that range will use your action to dash.
    • Other actions such as Dodge or Disengage will now ask you for confirmation, as well as reminding you what the action does. No more terrible misclick! 
  • The Food System is now a little less hardcore for parties without Rangers:
    • The general shop in Caer Cyflen will now offer up to 50 rations instead of 10.
    • The system will now properly prioritize food you find on the road, so you should consume less rations during your travels overall.
    • World Map travel also allows you to automatically cast Goodberries / Create Food and Water before camping to avoid consuming your rations. 


Tweaks / Improvements

  • Some NPCs in Caer Cyflen now wear faction tabards. I heard it's a fashion thing, adventurers like you wouldn't get it.
  • You will now be able to buy the Manacalon Rosary in the general shop in Caer Cyflen.
  • Exit Areas have been made much more visible. No more wandering around looking at the ground to find the exit! 
  • You will now be able to click directly on the hit dice in the Short Rest panel, and the dice will properly roll on the bottom of the screen.
  • Long rest fire icons now flicker. I know, I know, it doesn't sound like much but it's super cool, swear on me mum
  • Added animations to Hanging Cages crashing down (Caer Lem - Goblin Hideout)
  • The ground should now look a little less monotone outside Bone Keep
  • Added VFX to some spells that were missing them (such as Magic Weapon)
  • Made some improvements to the blueprint (M)
  • Scrolls of the same spell will now stack properly
  • Added visual feedback above a character when a condition (such as paralysis) is removed. 
  • Added a visible "Enemy Movement" banner during enemy turn, as monsters who were playing without being visible sometimes led players to believe their game was stuck. 


Bugfixes / Others

  • You will now receive a pop-up during Loading Screens if you're running into an infinite loading screen bug. Well hopefully you won't ever run into that issue, but at least you won't be sitting there wondering if it's ever going to finish loading or not. 
  • The "Alt" Key that highlights interactable objects will now properly work in combat as well
  • The bug which was causing looting to take several seconds instead of being instant should now be fixed
  • The ladder which was unusable in Tower of Magic is now... well, usable again. Go get that chest, folks.
  • ... And plenty of other bugfixes here and there, too many to detail!


Known Issues

Here are a few bugs that we didn't quite catch in time to get them fixed for this update - and that we'll likely be hammering down in the upcoming hotfixes later this week. 

  • [Blocker] In front of the Abjuration Tower, there is a small puzzle that only activates by night. Attempting to interact with it during the day passed the quest update telling you to come back by night will break the puzzle and block any further progress - meaning you'll need to load a save from before you interacted with the puzzle. 
  • In a certain Bone Keep room, killing the ghost in a single round will make the game take around 10 seconds to end the combat. That's the time it takes for the DM to stop weeping at you killing their monster so fast.
  • Some skeletons in Dark Castle have been tagged as allies by mistakes. If you can't beat them, join them I guess? Anyway, don't worry the fight will still end once you off all the opponents - no need to try and kill your newfound friendly skellies via Fireball or other AoE spells. 
  • The Ready Cantrip ability will cast Sparkle instead of offensive cantrips if you have Sparkle in your spellbook. Since monsters aren't torches, nothing will happen.
  • The Minotaur does not like when you use Ready Action. If you attack him it with a ready action when he is charging, he will ask the game for a 10 second time out before resuming his charge. 
  • There are some missing textures on the ground next to the cemetery in one of the new areas.
  • In a certain prison cell you will find not one, but two barons. While we could try to shift the blame on your alcohol intake, that's just a mistake by the DM.
  • Broods have learned how to cheat the system and can no longer be targeted by weapons while on walls. However, we have learned to outwit the Broods by telling you that you can still target them by clicking their portrait instead while we fix this loophole of theirs. 
  • If you save during a specific encounter against a single Brood and later load that save, you will see that this particular Brood somehow managed to cast Kage Bunshin no Jutsu and you will be facing five broods instead. You don't know, maybe it was a Hokage in its past life. 
  • [Old Save] It is possible (not 100%) that some saves from older versions will run into a blocker in Bone Keep, where you will be unable to open a certain door because the lever that opens it won't appear on the wall (see screenshot below). If that happens, either load another save and try again - or you will need to start fresh again :(


Difficulty and you:

We've seen a few people concerned that the game might be getting too easy due to certain changes. As always, keep in mind that we're mostly doing those changes because we haven't implemented difficulty settings yet - so we need to make sure people who are not expert at tactical RPGs can also enjoy Solasta. Fear not however, as you will find all the challenge you wish for once we implement higher difficulty options when version 1.0 hits the store. 

Article by Tactical Myzzrym

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 days ago

Hey there again folks,

It's time for the January Patch! This small update should work out most out the bugs released with December's Winter Update, as well as a few others that thrived in our game since our Early Access came out in October. This means... it's patch note time!


But before that, say hello to Newt! She's growing so fast!


Patch Download Size:

As we often see people complaining about the size of each update, I'd like to clarify once more why you're more or less re-downloading the entire game every time. Long story short, due to how Unity works (the engine Solasta is running on) we've had to make a choice between longer loading time, or bigger patch download size - and considering we're not too keen on making loading screens even longer than they already are, we've prefered to choose the latter. That's pretty much the short version of it :(


Spells / Powers:

  • Spells will now require a passive Arcana Check to recognize them during combat.
  • The Spell component system has been implemented (options are available in the settings if you want to disable it)
    • Verbal:
      • Full (Default): Silence now prevents you from casting spells with Verbal components.
    • Somatic: 
      • Basic (Default): Restrained now prevents you from casting spells with Somatic components. 
      • Full: Same as Basic, but you also need a free hand. Two-handed weapons (i.e. Quarterstaff) count as having a free hand.
    • Material:
      • Basic: You must have a holy symbol, spellcasting focus or component pouch equipped to cast spells with Material components. Magic wands and magic staves are also considered as spellcasting foci. Note that spells with expensive components can also be cast in the same manner without any additional cost.
      • Full (Default): Same as Basic, but spells needing specific components will require you to have them in your inventory (i.e. a pearl to cast Identify, a diamond for Revivify...)
  • You should now be able to cast Sparkle as a Bonus Action even after casting a spell with your Main Action
  • Finally swapped the Eat / Feed Goodberries buttons, so your wizard no longer "accidentally" gobbles all the berries on their own.
  • Fixed spells no longer working on wall sconces / magic lamp and other interactable elements on occasions.
  • Losing concentration while flying to a location (by an attack of opportunity for instance) will now make you fall as soon as you lose concentration instead of attempting to reach your destination.
    • Fixed the animations when losing concentration after getting hit while flying.
  • Fixed Conjure Animals VFX not playing properly.
    • Fixed a rare bug when trying to summon creatures somewhere with limited space. 
  • Elves are no longer affected by Sleep at all (instead of being immune but still feeling a bit weak in the knees)
  • Fixed a bug when casting Feather Fall after being shoved into a pit
  • Updated VFX for Magic Arrow, Arcane Fury, Guiding Bolt, Doom Laughter and Shine
  • Updated Icons for Arcane Fury, Animal Friendship, Indomitable Light, Soothing Hand, Aura of Protection and Word of Law
  • AoE Spells info box should no longer re-appear every time your cursor moves to a different cell.
  • Added a tooltip to Calm Emotions
  • You should no longer be able to cast AoE spells further than their maximum range. No cheating! 
  • The various Creed feats no longer grant you Expertise in specific saving throws if you were already proficient. No, getting proficiency twice does not equate to Expertise, it doesn't work like that. 
  • Fixed Sparkle being selected when using Ready Action (Cantrip).
  • Cancelling the cast of a concentration spell when you already concentrating on another spell will no longer make the combat grid disappear.
  • Casting teleport spells like Misty Step now displays the movement grid to show where you can teleport
  • Feats should now work properly. If there are still bugged feats, please specify which feat and we'll take another look at it.
  • Aura of Protection tooltip should now display the proper Saving Throw modifiers. 
  • Fixed Sacred Weapon not working properly.
  • Fixed Vampiric Touch not correctly consuming your main action, previously allowing you to spam it. 
  • Preserve Life now properly states in the Combat Log that it cannot heal characters above 50% HP. 


Items:

  • Updated the VFX when drinking some potions
  • Characters should now wield two-handed swords properly
  • Added new icons for some +1 armors
  • Improved the Crown's tooltip when more gems are added
  • Fixed Basic Poison acting like a Potion of Health. You should no longer drink poison unless that's your kink, and even then we heavily advise against it. 
  • Characters no longer hold both weapons in the same hand when trying to equip two non-light weapons. Also, it's completely useless. Don't do that. 
  • Bracers of Archery now only works for bows. I mean those are Bracers of Archery, not Bracers of Universal Bonus Damage.
  • Identifying an item should now identify all items with the same name (example: +1 arrows, potions of healing...)
  • Copying a spell into your spellbook will no longer consume the entire stack of scrolls
  • Your entire party can now interact with Chests as long as they are close enough (without needing every character to open the chest on their own)
  • Scroll of Fog Cloud now require you to know Fog Cloud and not Jump. Because logic.
  • Magic items no longer display their properties when equipped in the utility slot while unidentified. 
  • Comparing weapons will now take into account the loadout you are currently using, instead of always comparing with first weapon loadout. 
  • Fixed some recipe having too many dots in the crafting interface.
  • Fixed some crafting recipe requiring the wrong components (i.e. Battleaxe of Acuteness needing a Greataxe) 
  • Equipping multiple magic items with active components will now display each of them in the combat UI
  • Wands no longer contain unlimited charges. 
  • Scrolls of Raise Dead are now correctly usable by Clerics and Paladins. Long story short, because Early Access limits you to level 3 spells Raise Dead (level 5 spell) wasn't considered a valid spell, so they couldn't cast it...
  • Belt of Dwarvenkind now correctly increase max HP as a consequence of gaining additional constitution (current HP remains the same). 


Scenario / Map

  • Fixed the Dragon Cutscene triggering after killing four ghosts inside the Wizard Tower.
  • You should no longer be able to go through a certain rock inside Caer Lem. The illusion magic ran out, we had to replace it with a real rock. 
  • Culling (how the game detect to make the decor transparent when your characters are behind a wall) should now be working better inside the Wizard's Tower.
  • Fixed a cutscene in Coparran not using the correct music track
  • Fixed footprints missing from a cutscene in front of Wizard's Tower
  • Fixed the combat music not stopping during a cutscene in Wizard's Tower
  • The bench in Monastery should no longer be usable during night time, since its sole purpose in life is for the party to wait until night time. Poor bench.
  • Added some music transitions in most cutscenes in the Monastery Quest Line
  • Fixed the Princess not having proper lip-sync in some cutscenes
  • Fixed a bandit in the Prison Tutorial not having a face. Blasted Doppelgangers... 
  • Added water splashes when walking in the water.
  • Razan should no longer be able to teleport outside the Dragon Room.
  • Kythaela's body will no longer disappear if you save / load during the fight against Razan
  • Pressing "Alt" to highlight interactable elements in front of the Wizard Tower will no longer destroy your retina because one foliage decided to roleplay as a miniature sun. 
  • Removed some destructible elements in front of the Wizard Tower which served no purpose.
  • Fixed Hugo Requer's quest sometimes not completing properly.
  • Fixed Angbi's Bones quest blocking dialog with the Antiquarians after completing it. 
  • Sir Sunblaze now properly holds and reads the Sorak scroll like he used to
  • The Wizard's Tower doors no longer close if you long rest after completing the puzzle.
  • Changed Coparran's lighting
  • Fixed lighting issues in Tower of Magic Crown Room
  • Skeletons in Dark Castle are now back to being hostile. Peace was never an option.
  • There are no longer two Barons in Coparran's prison. We toid his twin brother that his services will no longer be needed. 
  • Fixed the Ruby Gem not being visible on the Crown after obtaining it. 
  • Fixed a rare crash happening when entering the Goblins Cave in Caer Lem
  • Set the maximum amount of steps tracked by the quest tracker to 10 to avoid overflow
  • Updated the cutscene with the sleepy dragon. Wish we could hibernate like that too, but we've got a game to make!
  • Fixed a bug where the door to the dragon door in the Wizard Tower became would become impossible to open after saving / loading once inside the Tower.
  • Fixed the travel journal no longer working after a certain time. This fix is unfortunately not retroactive, so old saves will still have a broken travel journal.
  • Fixed Broods infinitely respawning in front of the Wizard Tower after a long rest.
  • Updated some tavern cutscenes.
  • Fixed being able to trap a character in a pit next to the Wizard Tower if they don't have enough strength to get out (and no teleportation spell). 
  • Certain quests will now automatically be tracked when started. 
  • Fixed the broken bridge cutscene in the Wolf Tutorial.
  • Removed an invisible block in Dark Castle.
  • Slightly lowered the difficulty of ability checks during the dialogs with Aksha and Mardracht
  • Fixed a bug where random encounters would stop triggering if you traveled to Caer Lem straight right after getting the Crown in Tower of Magic.


Monsters

  • Winter Wolves can no longer temporarily freeze time before using their Cold Breath power. They were growing too strong, too dangerous. 
  • Similarly, Talbut no longer temporarily freezes time after getting hit with non-magical weapons. There's just too many time lords in this game.
  • Guess what? Yes, Minotaurs also did that. Time would freeze when you triggered a Ready Action during their charge. It's been fixed.
    • Also, Minotaurs are no longer silent when attacking. We gave them some throat medicine and they're back in shape!
  • Wolves now have a prone animation when shoved to the ground.
  • Ghasts now have a ranged attack, with a new special attack animation.
  • Razan now flies as intended instead of walking in the air like in Chinese kung fu movies.
    • He now also has his proper skin color and clothing.
    • His portrait has also been fixed.
  • Updated some monster portraits.
  • Orcs now have new run and idle animations
  • Updated the Defiler's Misty Form VFX
  • Broods should be targetable once more while they are scurrying on the walls. Their immunity to mouse cursors have been removed. 
  • Fixed Flying Snakes death animation not playing properly.
  • The Wight now laughs during his idle animation. 
  • Monsters capable of spellcasting will now attempt to avoid areas targeted by Silence.
  • Monsters capable of spellcasting will now avoid using spells like Sleep on healthy high HP adventurers. Me no stoopid!


Combat:

  • Halflings should no longer take an attack of opportunity when going through an enemy in some rare cases . We'll blame that on the DM forgetting about their racial feature.
  • Fixed the game sometimes freezing when casting a spell while flying
  • Fixed crawling sometimes not working properly during combat, making some characters unable to crawl through small spaces.
  • Attacking unconscious characters in melee range will now properly trigger a critical hit. 
  • Characters killed by Life Drain will no longer roll death saving throws
  • Fixed Human & Dwarf Female death animation.
  • The "Alt" Hotkey (highlight interactable) now works in combat like it used to
  • Dead Characters will no longer take damage nor roll Saving Throws. Yes I know it's boring to be dead, just go make a Dice Tower or something. 


Other fixes / changes:

  • Fixed a potential memory leak related to particles attached to monsters. What does that mean? I have no idea. Don't attach particles to monsters folks, or do it carefully. 
  • Fixed the German translation which had reverted to a previous version by mistake.
  • Modified the lighting in the Character Creator
  • Fixed the size of the encumbrance panel in the merchant interface
  • Fixed a rare crash that would happen when opening the inventory
  • Fixed clothes clipping through skin in some cutscenes
  • Fixed clothes clipping through skin when wearing Leather Armor
  • Fixed a bug where characters could be stuck in their falling animation after getting shoved
  • Fixed some instances where a character could instantly die by falling through the map
  • Fixed a bug when trying to leave the map while the loot window is still open
  • Fixed Halflings not holding certain weapons properly
  • Added VFX to the level up screen! More power!
  • Characters paralyzed by Ghouls will now properly roll Saving Throws after the combat ends instead of remaining paralyzed until the start of the next combat. 
  • You should now be able to resurrect characters that died after having their max HP drained to 0 by a Defiler.
  • Spam clicking Hit Dice after a short rest will no longer teleport the Hit Dice outside the interface. And yes, that 1 still counts even if the dice landed on the floor.
  • Item quantities will no longer appear twice on the Blueprint map when hovering containers.


Difficulty and you:

We haven't forgotten about you folks out there who would want an easier or harder experience that what Solasta is currently providing. You'll be happy to know that we've started working on difficulty settings! We've decided to offer a wide variety of options that you'll be able to customize on your own (on top of the preset you can choose from if you want to keep it simple), such as adding modifiers to attacks, saving throws and ability checks, harder AIs that use their powers more often (still limited by the tabletop rules) and target unconscious characters to finish them off, different encumbrance rules - we're even adding weighted dice for those who've prayed extra hard to the RNG gods. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, there will be more for you to play with once we're done with it! 

 

Community Suggestions:

We've already gone through two rounds of Community Suggestions, you can read our answers in the following links:

 

Article by Tactical Myzzrym