📸Screenshot taken by Florentine Valentine
What’s a patch without some pumpkins? Because that’s what we have in store for this one! 🎃 We invite Palians all around to come and enjoy the festivities we put together. This pumpkin patch also brings some big requests from the community and major bug fixes, so read on below to see what we have!
From left to right: Student Style, Vampiric, and Stately Sage.
What is this mysterious register?
We’re thrilled to announce that Hodari’s romance questline is now available! That’s right - your favorite Sad Dad is officially romance shaped!
“As soon as we got the concept art of him, we knew he was going to be romanceable. And… we can neither confirm, nor deny, that he was inspired by other favorite Single Dads… from across the galaxy.” -S6 Vega, Sr. Narrative Designer
Some quick notes to open Hodari’s romance options:
A note for you Sifuu fans: We love how much you love Sifuu, and we want you to know we hear you! Sifuu is complicated for Lore Reasons™, so we beg your patience. Thank you!
We also want to be clear that the Obstacle Course is definitely an experiment we’re trying out — it’s our first attempt on how we want to approach different ways people can play in Palia, and there’s lots of room for us to improve and iterate over time. The Obstacle Course was designed to be bonus content, so there’s no pressure to complete it and you won’t miss out on any big items. For those of you looking for a challenge and are a lover of platformers and jump puzzles, though, we look forward to hearing feedback from you!
In addition to Nearby Chat, this feature is something we added thanks to feedback from our players wanting to coordinate together even more. Some folks have already been using fireworks for this purpose, but we wanted to create a more functional arrow with a reasonable recipe and a more subdued (read: less flashy) effect.
You can now sort your recipes by Alphabetical, Reverse Alphabetical, Ready to Craft, and Never Crafted.
Now that Hodari’s Romance is here, can you tell us who is next?
We can already expect a lot of people to be asking for Sifuu (and we see all those who definitely have already)! That said, we don’t have a timeline we can give at the moment for who or when the next romance option will be.
Something we want to address is why it took a bit of time for Hodari’s romance quests to even be added. When it comes to older romance options, there’s a lot of considerations involved that aren’t as present for young love. We wanted to pay respect to the experiences and challenges that can come with an older romance, especially for single parents. We’re looking forward to seeing all the reactions for those looking to romance Hodari — which will, of course, require getting closer to Najuma.
I’ve already romanced a Villager. What should I do if I want to Romance Hodari?
Did you know you can romance all of the villagers? There’s nothing stopping you from completing all romance questlines available!
That said, there’s two romance pin slots for you to figure out whose adoration you really want to rep. Villagers will even have unique dialogue depending on what pin(s) you have equipped.
Can I romance my Shepp?
Yup! We see a lot of people figured this out with Reth. 👀
Are there plans to make pumpkins be a crop, and not just decor?
It makes a lot of sense! We’ll have to see. Due to how Gardening works, we have to be mindful of introducing new crops and how that impacts existing strategies. And due to how Cooking works, we want to be especially mindful in making sure any recipes we introduce are balanced (looks at Celebration Cake). 🌱
I get fridges and toilets — but what makes dividers and rugs worthwhile to sell in the Black Market?
We asked our lore team, and believe it or not, there’s a canonical reason! Zeki needs something to hide the actual elicit goods when the authorities (AKA Eshe) come around. “You could say he’s sweeping things under the rug!” - S6 Vega
I can open my cabinets now — but what about the dishes? Will we be getting that back?
There are definitely plans to add in plates and other pantry-specific decor. As they say: “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” There’s just no ETA on that yet, but please stay tuned! 🍽️
I feel like I hit the Renown cap (1,000) rather fast with nothing to spend it on. Are there any plans to address this?
This is something that’s certainly top of mind for us, so we’ll have to take some time to assess the best way to go about it.
Disclaimer: The Community Team does its very best to collect all possible Known Issues into our wicker baskets; however, we don't always have enough space to list everything. Be sure to check out the Known Issues list below to see if we're already working on a quirk you've encountered!
⚠️ There are ongoing issues with Achievements, including darkened silhouettes for previously caught critters and rewards not being granted.
⚠️ In some cases, players are experiencing their rooms merging or overlapping, and are unable to move them.
⚠️ When completing the final puzzle in the Fire Temple, players might become stuck.
⚠️ Interacting with the Wardrobe while your character is stuck in the “missing textures & T-posing” appearance will cause your character to reset/change appearances permanently.
Finally: We know localization is not up to our quality bar, and are taking active steps to improve the experience in many languages. This is an ongoing process, and we're sorry that we haven't lived up to your expectations or our promise to you, our players.
Disclaimer: These are only a select few issues of many we’re aware of! For troubleshooting on common technical issues, please visit our Player Support page.
💔 Could interfere with strategy or gameplay 👍 Not-good, but playable 🤷♀️ Might not even notice if you don’t do this very specific thing
💔 Climbing is not always a smooth experience, especially around Pulsewater Plains and Hideaway Bluffs in Bahari Bay, and an area near Leafhopper Hills in Kilima Village. We also observe difficulty with climbing ivy. There is long-term work being done to make all of climbing around Palia a better time!
👍 You will find the occasional invisible barrier, or are able to walk through seemingly solid objects.
👍 Stray gliders can be found scattered throughout the world. Sadly, this is not a new and unusual foragable.
👍 There are a collection of visual errors where items will “fade” in and out of view as you approach.
👍 There are areas where you might fall through the world, or get stuck in an unexpected corner.
— Typing /unstuck, or using the Return Home button on your map, will free you.
👍 Grass is growing through some objects on the housing plot, like aquariums.
👍 The Pavel Family site at the Rememberance Garden is currently invisible, but can still be interacted with.
👍 The Whisper Chat defaults to yourself after exiting a Party.
👍 Sometimes players can still send messages in Community chat after being kicked from the community.
🤷♀️ There is no error message pop-up if you accidentally type an incorrect prompt in chat (for example, “/w” instead of “w/” to whisper).
👍 When fishing near Einar, players will have to cast out very far to avoid the dock despite the fishing indicator being blue.
💔 Sometimes, Friend Requests do not appear in the social panel.
💔Players suddenly exiting the game (using Alt+F4 or crashing, for example), may still appear active and in a party despite no longer being online.
💔 When a player blocks another player, the blocker is not removed from the blockee’s Social Panel Server section.
— Friend requests that have been denied will reappear upon relog.
👍 When in the Lobby screen, the ESC key and O shortcuts to access the social panel does not bring up the settings menu or toggle the state of the social panel.
👍 Player’s list of “Offline” friends is not minimized or collapsed by default.
👍 When in the Lobby screen, the Friend Request notification does not appear when receiving a friend request.
👍 Players are allowed to send Community invitations, even if their Community is full.
— Remaining invites will not rescind when a Community reaches capacity, too.
👍 Your Party does not disband when there is one Party Member left after the Party Leader, or Member, leaves the game.
👍 Players do not receive a chat notification message when someone joins a party.
👍 Players do not receive a chat notification message when another player joins their neighborhood.
👍 Players who are in the same community OR in the same server, who send each other friend requests, may see location information (such as where one player is currently located in the world) in the social panel.
🤷♀️ Party invitations do not expire when a Party becomes full.
🤷♀️ There is some minor clipping from the environment through the furniture, such as grass and trees.
👍 When crafted, pieces from the Emberborn set are not marked with the “crafted” checkmark.
👍 When crafted, pieces from the Emberborn set are not placed in the “Furniture” tab of your inventory. They can still be found in the “All” tab.
— The above two issues will be fixed in the next update!
👍 If players have full inventories and they have space in their storage, they receive a "Wow, your inventory is full" error pop-up when trying to pick up their house, or housing add-ons.
— This can be especially challenging when picking up your house while star quality fish and insects are placed, as these may accidentally be destroyed.
— Having just one empty slot available in your inventory will allow you to move your house and housing add-ons.
👍 The ESC key does not close the Repair Anvil as well as a few other menus. We are working on this for better consistency.
👍 The camera function cannot be rebound from the "K" key.
👍 Party UI does not appear/disappear if a player takes a photo in-game before joining or leaving a party.
💔 The quest “Prove Your Devotion” is not accurately tracking the amount of Tree Seeds collected.
👍 Some items are invisible when placed in your home, like Einar’s Shiny Pebble and Jina’s flowers.
👍 The quest "Wares in Low Places" requires you to talk to Zeki in the Underground to complete the quest. You may see progress reset when you leave, so be sure to talk to Zeki before you go!
👍 In Private spaces, NPCs are not standing on their expected target points, which could result in you catching Zeki jumping on his bed.
👍 When completing the quest “Ancient Battery”, there is no text in the pop-up. There are no further steps you need to take!
👍 Ashura is teleporting from his morning workout routine straight to his fishing location at 10:15am Palia Time.
👍 Star quality items are no longer available to select to fulfill requests. This will prevent star quality items from being downgraded when your friend receives the item.
— We will be making updates very soon to allow star quality items to be both sent and requested.
👍 Friends in the Social Panel appear shocked by all these Emerging Known Issues! This is not intended.
👍 The Focus tutorial does not pop up to guide new players through an explanation of their Focus bar.
👍 UI buttons animate correctly but do not respond when clicked on their edges.
👍 A visual issue where when playing with a smaller screen size, or in windowed mode, the clothing icons in the wardrobe display covers the “continue” button.
👍 Terrain and foliage pop in and out during Welcome To Palia Cinematic.
👍 There are a collection of visual errors where items or environments will “pop” in and out of view as you approach.
👍 There are a handful of icons that do not match their item. This also applies to accomplishments rewards, like the Bug Catching accomplishments.
👍 After using the bow or smoke bomb, players can sometimes lock into the hunting pose.
🤷♀️ The Honey Lure animation does not loop properly.
👍 Premium Store outfit thumbnails appear slightly greyed/muted in color until players hover over them.
👍 When players are transitioned to the Wardrobe, or Dressing Room Menu, they see glimpses of a black screen with UI, terrain, and an empty wardrobe menu with ”No Matching Results”. It will return to the expected appearance shortly after.
👍 Hair Dye Patterns do not display a pattern in the UI. The swatches appear as blank circles.
🤷♀️ The Emote button has returned to the wardrobe! This button is not functional, and will disappear again in a future update.
🤷♀️ When selecting the Pet tab, the Emotes menu appears instead. To access Pets, click Emotes, then Pets again.
Wow, you took the whole scary journey all the way to the bottom! Since you're so brave, here's a treat to click: 🎃