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Palia (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 0.178.1)

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Palia – Ver. 0.178.1

  • Release date: April 2nd 2024 (North America, Europe) / April 3rd 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue with the screen appearing black due to FOV settings.
  • Added in some fixes to mitigate crashing and freezes that would occur in the Housing Plot.
  • Added a temporary fix to an issue with Flowers merging into stacks and being unable to be taken out when placed into storage.
    • Please note: For the time being, only seeds will be able to be put into storage. Watered and fully-grown Flowers will not be placeable in storage.
  • Fixed the issue where having Toggle as a setting for Sprinting would disable after any other action.
  • Fixed an issue relating to Lockboxes granting storage limits higher than intended.
    • Please note: if you find yourself over the intended limit upon logging into the game after the hotfix, you will have to reduce your inventory amount to use the storage again.
  • Fixed an issue in the Temple of Gales where climbing the ancient ladder on the final island was overly difficult.
  • Fixed the appearance of textures with the Soothsayer Outfits.
  • The Harvelia Work Outfits, which were previously disabled due to an issue with textures, are now available again.
  • [Switch Only] Fixed a handful of UI issues that appeared only on the Switch.
  • [Switch Only] Fixed a missing “X” UI option when viewing a Romance Pin.

Palia – Ver. 0.178

  • Release date: March 25th 2024 (North America, Europe) / March 26th 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Features & Updates
The Temple of the Roots is now available for you to explore!

 

The next big chapter of Palia’s story is here, with plenty of puzzles and hidden secrets abound. We hope players enjoy putting on their best spelunking hat and discovering all the details, big and small, that we’ve put into this earth-bound area.

Beginning this quest line requires completion of the quest “Vault of the Gales” to begin. Speak with Einar to kick off the adventure!

A new vault has been added to the Temple of the Roots.
  • There is a very special reward for completing the bundle!
The final remaining pieces of the Emberborn Furniture set are now available.

 

You will receive the Emberborn Reed Planter recipe from completing the Temple of the Roots, and this will trigger inspiration for the rest of the items:

  • Emberborn Couch
  • Emberborn Coffee Table
  • Emberborn Large Rug
  • Emberborn Wardrobe
  • Emberborn Flower Planter
  • Emberborn Bathtub
  • Emberborn Small Rug
  • Emberborn Reed Planter
  • Emberborn Hanging Planter
  • Emberborn Side Table
  • Emberborn Armchair
  • Emberborn Floor
  • Emberborn Wall
  • Emberborn Wall Shelf
You can now obtain Flower seeds from Insects and grow them in your Housing Plot.

 

“We can’t wait to see all the beautiful gardens Palians will make with these flowers. And be sure to expect even more options in the future.” — S6 Nikhil

Flowers are grown in 2 stages, and will advance in their growth with (diligent) watering. They do not need to be planted in gardening soil, so plant them wherever your heart desires!

Every time you catch an insect in Kilima (not in Bahari), there will be a chance for it to drop a flower seed. Or, for those who are less insect-inclined, Auni will also be providing these seeds in his Guild Store. See if you can collect them all:

  • Gardenia Flower
  • Blue Hydrangea Flower
  • Pink Hydrangea Flower
  • Mixed Hydrangea Flower
  • Rose Flower
  • Anemone Flower
  • Grimalkintail Flower
  • Tulip Flower
  • Chapaatail Flower
  • Cottonball Flower
  • Lavender Flower
  • Forsythia Flower
  • Tiger Lily Flower
Additionally, tree seeds will work a little differently now.

Trees will now need to grow when planted. Seeds will still be dropped from chopped trees, and when planted on your plot they’ll start small. But planted trees will grow into their gorgeous adult sizes over time (and watering!)

Trees will have 4 growth stages, and can be chopped down at any time. We also have 4 different types of trees to collect:

  • Birch Tree
  • Oak Tree
  • Pine Tree
  • Juniper Tree
A new springtime furniture set, from your favorite Bard.

Fresh from Badruu’s Crop Store are his picks for furniture: the Spring Fever set! This includes the:

  • Spring Fever Curved Lamp
  • Spring Fever Short Lamp
  • Spring Fever Wheelbarrow
  • Spring Fever Pergola
  • Spring Fever Chiminea
  • Spring Fever Rock Stack
  • Spring Fever Swing
  • Spring Fever Fire Pit
  • Spring Fever Arch Trellis
  • Spring Fever Flat Trellis
  • Large Spring Fever Lights
  • Medium Spring Fever Lights
  • Small Spring Fever Lights

And possibly even more exciting: a new invention Badruu calls “garden edges!” You can scoop up the following:

  • Spring Fever Rock Edging
  • Spring Fever Wood Edging
Adjustments

 

A GIANT FROG PLUSH HAS INVADED KILIMA VILLAGE.

What does he want? Does he come in peace?

Several improvements to climbing have been made.

Overall, it should feel better! We know a lot of folks have given feedback on this, and it’s been an ongoing project that we can finally say is now in the game. Of course, there is always room for improvement , so we welcome feedback and suggestions.

Additional Controller Support features have been added.
  • Controller hotkeys can now be rebound!
For Nai’o fans: he now has additional animations, especially when idling.

*“More characterization! More handshum. :3c” – S6 Vega *

We’ve also made improvements to the new player experience.
  • TLDR: New players won’t have to travel around as much as we’ve shifted key villagers around to be easier to get to while you’re finishing up those early quests.
The “Prove Your…” questline has gotten a few adjustments.
  • “Prove your Generosity” now requires only one (1) player request!
  • “Prove Your Devotion” now requires the tree grows to maturity.
Premium Store Updates
Three New Outfit Bundles have been added to the Premium Store, available immediately.
  • Featured Outfit: The Bridal Party bundle(2550/Outfit – 5100/Bundle) includes To Have, To Honor, and To Love outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat and a one-piece
  • Featured Outfit: The Well Groomed bundle(2550/Outfit – 5100/Bundle) includes To Hold, To Keep, and To Cherish outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top, and bottom.

When two or more Palians wearing an outfit from either the Bridal Party set or Well Groomed set are near each other, there will be a special effect! It grows as more people gather together in these outfits, up to five players.

 

A Wedding Glider Bundle is now available for purchase.
  • There are 4 new Wedding Party Gliders that can be purchased for 425 Palia Coins each, or get the set of all 4 for 1061 Palia Coins.
Got that dawg in you?
  • The Haute Dawg bundle (1700/Outfit – 3400/Bundle) includes Party Sausage, In a Pickle and Ice Scream outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a face mask and a one-piece.
    • S6 is not responsible for any injuries incurred while attempting to eat a cosmetic.
Four Additional Outfit Bundles will be added to the Premium Store on April 9th.
  • The Noble Guard bundle (1700/Outfit – 3400/Bundle) includes Clarion Champion, Gothic Logic, and Regal Eagle outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top and bottom.
  • The Motohead bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Original Outlaw, Denim Daredevil, and Sew-On Scoundrel outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a top and bottom.
  • The Ready to Pop bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Bubblegum, Electro, and Psychedelic outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a top and bottom.
  • The Shoulder Showoff bundle (850/Outfit – 1700/Bundle) includes Country Components, Swan Seams, and Argyle Aesthetics outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a top and bottom.
Top Bug Fixes
 The Biggest Fixes
  • Cross-region travel, aka the ability to play with your friends worldwide, is officially fixed!
  • We have, for sure for real this time, fixed the last of the “Silver-Winging It” quest bugs. The final gust of wind should now activate, allowing you to complete the quest.
  • We’ve finally, gently, prised our villagers to move along from your housing plots. Villagers should no longer hang out on your plots while refusing to speak with you.
  • MUUJIN ARE BACK!

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where Guild Store icons weren’t properly appearing for villagers with stores.
  • We’ve talked to Tamala about being welcoming and a good host to her human friends, and her house should no longer cause crashes.

Quests

  • The reward for the “Fishing for Answers” quest can now be sold.

Social

  • Fixed an issue where players could not unblock other players. Go ahead – mend those friendships. We won’t stop you (anymore.)
  • Fixed chat formatting issues that were occurring when players were writing in Spanish or Korean.

Housing

  • Fixed an issue where the H menu’s camera was zooming out waaay too much.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not save Housing Plot name changes.

Cosmetics

  • Fixed a bug where players were not seeing their own character when trying on cosmetics in the Premium Store.
  • The Home Chef outfit had a thumbnail that didn’t look to be properly textured. This visual bug is fixed!

Visual, Audio, and Menus

  • Fixed a bug where sinks were playing running water audio when the sink was off, and no audio when the sink was on! Spoooooky.

 

Top Known Issues

  • Achievement progress is not correctly persisting when accessing the same account on different machines, such as from PC to PC, or PC to Switch.
    • Rest assured: Your Achievements are still there, even if you can’t see them on a specific system.
  • Players may see an error code “409” when adding friends to their friends list. This is due to players having more than 200 friends or pending friends. We’re working on adjusting this error to be more communicative.
  • Quality and SpeedGro Fertilizer do not boost garden crops, sometimes. It’s a little inconsistent when this appears, so make sure you’re submitting tickets if this happens to you!
  • Face covers (such as masks) will continue to appear on your character when trying on other outfits.
  • We are aware that there can be some missing input icons (or some wonky formatting) when navigating menus on a controller on PC. Our devs are hard at work clearing out these bugs.

Palia – Ver. 0.177

  • Release date: March 1st 2024 (North America, Europe) / March 2nd 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Features & Updates
Just in time for Palia on Steam…unlock the PalTech set today!
  • 32 items have been added:
    • PalTech Icebox, PalTech Drink Dispenser, PalTech Kettle, PalTech Range Hood
    • PalTech Sink, PalTech Square End Table, PalTech Round End Table, PalTech Coffee Table
    • PalTech Glove, PalTech Microscope, PalTech Desk Lamp, PalTech Gyroscope, PalTech Lantern, PalTech Desk Fan, PalTech Ceiling Fan
    • PalTech Wall Shelf, PalTech Double Wall Shelf, PalTech Picture Frame, PalTech Wall Clock
    • PalTech Medium Pipe, PalTech Short Pipe, PalTech Medium Wall Vent, PalTech Square Floor Vent, PalTech Flange Pipe, PalTech Long Pipe
    • PalTech Large Wall Vent, PalTech Round Floor Vent, PalTech Long Floor Vent, PalTech Large Floor Vent, PalTech Small Wall Vent
  • The recipes PalTech Glove, PalTech Microscope, and PalTech Range Hood are available for purchase…from a certain someone found underground. The remaining recipes can be unlocked through Inspiration.
  • Furthermore, you may also see PalTech items be available for direct purchase and rotate in availability.
    • (These are just the items, not recipes!)
Looking to fancy up your dinner parties? We got you with the Gourmet set!
  • 17 items have been added:
    • Gourmet Dessert Plate, Gourmet Dinner Plate, Gourmet Dessert Bowl, Gourmet Soup Bowl, Gourmet Cup, Gourmet Mug, Gourmet Fork, Gourmet Knife, Gourmet Spoon
    • Gourmet Pot Pile, Gourmet Pan Pile, Gourmet Butcher Block, Gourmet Cutting Board, Gourmet Dessert Plate Pile, Gourmet Dinner Plate Pile, Gourmet Dessert Bowl Bunch, Gourmet Soup Bowl Bunch
  • You can purchase the Gourmet Dessert Plate, Gourmet Cup, Gourmet Knife recipes from Reth’s register at the Ormuu’s Horn Inn. The remaining recipes can be unlocked through Inspiration.
Rummage Piles have been added to Bahari Bay.
  • You can discover items from the new Flotsam decor set (see below).
  • This also includes 13 new Found Item Quests that are exclusive to this area!
    • Featured Found Item: Hodari’s Grill!
      • It works just like the Campfire, but looks way spiffier.
Style your housing plot with the nautical-themed Flotsam decor set!
  • 11 items have been added:
    • Flotsam Large Candle, Flotsam Small Candle, Flotsam Sand Art, Flotsam Driftwood Decor, Flotsam Towel Rack, Flotsam Bookshelf
    • Flotsam Porthole Frame, Flotsam Hanging Mobile, Flotsam Scallop, Flotsam Conch, Flotsam Glass Buoy
  • These items can be obtained from newly added Rummage Piles—only in Bahari Bay!
The Pavilion is now purchasable at City Hall.
  • Give your garden and outdoor area a glow up with this wonderful new building add-on!
Several new wallpapers have been added to the game.
  • 12 new wallpapers have been added:
    • Mirthful Mosaic Wallpaper, Woven Barkcloth Wallpaper, Flowering Field Wallpaper, Painted Scroll Wallpaper, Vibrant Threads Wallpaper, Floral Felicity Wallpaper, Wading Hibiscus Wallpaper, Fanning Leaves Wallpaper, Simple Diamond Wallpaper, Noble Bloom Wallpaper, Spring Blossoms Wallpaper, Riveting Twines Wallpaper
  • You can purchase them at Tish’s store.
Adjustments
Luna New Year and the Maji Market have come to an end.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this second iteration of the Maji Market. Seeing all the positive reactions and fun everyone had (with the Hotpot mini-game especially!) has been an incredible experience. We fully intend to have the market return again, even bigger and better with all our learnings. Please look forward to more Events for Palians to enjoy.

Bok Choy Seeds, Napa Cabbage Seeds, and Soy Sauce are now purchasable at Zeki’s Store.

With the conclusion of Luna New Year, these crops are now accessible alongside other crops within Zeki’s Store.
*Please note, this has always been the intention to make it available in the General Store following the end of Maji Market, but it was reported differently in the previous patch notes. It has since been corrected, and we apologize for the misunderstanding.

Several Dish Recipes introduced in Luna New Year are now accessible at Reth’s food counter in the Inn.

  • The following 6 Recipes are available: Steamed Fish, Pan Fried Dumplings, Spicy Crab Fried Rice, Kimchi Fried Rice, Cabbage Rolls, and Rice Cake Stir Fry
  • We’ve also added two accomplishments for cooking these dishes!
You can now go directly to Bahari Bay from your Housing Plot!
  • Some folks might have noticed some new map additions we snuck in the last patch… well now it’s official! This shortcut will allow you to quickly access Bahari Bay, free of charge.

 

Mining nodes will now behave more like forageable items—once a node is cleared, it’ll remain available to other users and disappear after a set amount of time.

Here’s how it works:

  • All players who participate in mining a node will get full loot participation. This behavior is the same as before.
  • After it is looted, players who participated will see a ghosted version of the rock, indicating that it is available for others to acquire. Mining nodes that have been mined by other players will show an added glow effect, indicating that it was already mined by other players and will eventually despawn.
  • Mining nodes that are close to despawning will pulse more rapidly to indicate that the node is close to despawning
  • This change affects all mining nodes outside of the housing plot

“We’ve been seeing how players react to Palium nodes, and understand how important it is that people don’t feel burdened into playing a specific way. With these changes, you can call out a node and move on without feeling pressured to wait for other players. This feedback has been very valuable to us, and we hope to continue improving things in a way that supports a variety of playstyles.” – S6 Forseti

Forageable items will now also have a “despawn” glow effect after being foraged on other players’ screens.

We’ve extended the duration flare arrows stay active to support the change to mining nodes.

  • Flare arrows will now last up to 3 minutes.
  • Note: Each player can still only have one active flare arrow at a time.

The Chatbox and Social Panel has been removed from the Lobby screen at the start of the game.

Premium Store Updates
Five New Outfit Bundles have been added to the Premium Store.
  • Featured Outfit: The Astronomer bundle(2550/Outfit – 5100/Bundle) includes Star Chart, Constellation, and Draco outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a face mask, top and bottom.
    • Equipping the top will have starry-themed effects appear when you idle!
  • The Cottage Witch bundle (2550/Outfit – 5100/Bundle) includes Nettle Scone, Toadstool Tartlet, and Foxglove Cake outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top and bottom.
  • The Timely Tailor bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Fine Chap, Good Fellow, and Lovely Lad outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a top and bottom.
  • The Kilima Cook bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Delaila’s Ranch, Ashura’s Inn, and Badruu’s Garden outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top and bottom.
  • The Strapped In bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Urban Ruins, Neon Nightlife, and Garden City outfits.
    • Each outfit comes with a face mask, top and bottom.

 

Top Bug Fixes

Our devs scrubbed over 250 Known Issues in this patch. Oh. My. Dragon! Listed below are the ones we feel are worth celebrating.

The Biggest Fixes
  • We’ve made some fixes so that cross-region traveling should see some improvements!
  • Our last patch we made sweeping improvements to our Accomplishments and Achievements. These should now be working as expected, but if you see continuing issues please let us know!
  • “Silver-Winging It” Quest – Zeki has finally realized he’s been missing, and will appear after activating the flowstone gate, allowing you to progress!
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck under the terrain in the Slide Puzzle room in the Temple of the Gales, meaning they could not access the NPCs behind the closed door. They should now be able to progress properly! (And not fall into the floor.)
  • We also fixed the lighting in the Temple of the Flames on the sliding puzzle – no longer will you need to fumble in the dark for that sweet Kitsuu.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to use their equipped tool after talking with any villager.
  • Fixed an issue where the fishing reticle was not showing when fishing.
  • Players who play on PC should now be able to multicraft again.
  • Tish has been getting stuck on some player’s housing plots – we’ve finally managed to convince her to scoot along.
  • Auni’s Shimmering Jar of Flies now has shimmerflies. Rejoice, jar lovers!
  • Badruu’s “New Lute” should now be placeable.
  • Fixed many issues players were experiencing with missing or disappearing decor items. Einar’s pebble being a major culprit! They should now stay on your plot properly.
  • Fixed a bug where holding an input while starting a cooking minigame would lock the player in the minigame.

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue with Azure Chapaa clones – they should now properly disappear when shot with non-dispel arrows.
  • Fixed an issue where Apples were not applying the correct gardening buff.
  • Chili Oil Dumplings should no longer require only Bok Choy.
  • Rummage pile items were triggering inspiration and granting recipes when they should not. This has been corrected.
  • Fixed an issue where insects were spawning on top of a tree when using a Honey Lure.
  • The Dowsing rod should now recognize star-quality foragables.
  • Auto Run should now be able to be triggered when playing with a controller. Press in on the right-stick to enable
  • The Order furniture set should now count towards Weekly Challenges.
  • “Bahari Bay – Pond” at the Central Stables was acting like a river, and river fish could be caught. We successfully reminded the fish that it is a pond, and the proper fish should be able to be caught.
  • When using a Honey Lure in the Dragon Shrine, all of the insects that arrived were getting stuck up on top of a tree. We’ve released them from Maji’s grasp. Fixed an issue where players could not delete items from storage when in an overflow state.
  • Fixed an issue where the timer for Flipping during the cooking minigame was getting stuck for all players if one player exited the mini-game.
  • [Switch] Players should now be able to cook Grilled Meat on the campfire. Hodari rejoices.

Quests

  • You can now “Place the Pie” for the “Hunger Pains” quest.

Social

  • Fixed an issue where accents on letters were being removed from chat.
  • Fixed an issue where, once you’ve removed someone from your plot, you could not give them permissions to come back.

Housing

  • Fixed an issue where some wall menus could be unavailable after placing a Bay Window.
  • Fixed an issue where, when using the ‘H’ menu in housing, and also using a controller, zooming in would result in some wonky camera and controller behavior.
  • Sometimes when selecting door types for a back-wall hallway attachment, the doorway would not accurately configure.
  • There was a noticeable framerate drop while passing by Zeki’s house. We’ve fixed this strange space-time-continuum issue.
  • The Spice Rack was clipping inside walls when placed. It should no longer clip.
  • Sick Style Bahari Board did not have collision. It now can be run into.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ancient Rock Garden was difficult to move or pick up in Placement Mode.
  • The Log Cabin Outdoor Lamp can now be turned on AND off.
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t pick up their Tent.
  • Fixed an issue some players were experiencing where all their fence placement was misaligned.

Game Events

  • Luna New Year exclusive dishes were apparently loved not only by our players, but also our Villagers! They were appearing in Villager Weekly Wants – but it appears their cravings are now satisfied, and they will no longer want them weekly.
  • The Pan Fried Dumpling recipe is no longer missing 3D models when placed in the pan during cooking.

Around the world

  • Wheat crops on the Daiya Family Farm were a bit inconsistent with collision. We’ve removed all the collision from the wheat. Run free, little Palians!
  • Fixed an issue where there was missing collision on the left side of the Outskirts in Bahari Bay.
  • We chopped down the floating tree east of Hideaway Bluffs.
  • We knocked down the invisible wall at the Inn that was preventing players from joining Reth behind his counter.
  • The large purple book in Caleri’s Restricted Section lacked collision. It should now have expected collision.

Cosmetics

  • Removed a non-functioning ‘Return to Wardrobe’ button that appeared after buying an outfit in the Premium Store.
  • Fixed an issue where the Skin Tab UI icon appeared low resolution when the player was browsing the Skin Tab of the Character Creation Menu.
  • Fixed an issue when players pressed Esc on the Character Creation Menu prior to selecting a body type, they were brought to an error screen that read “No Matching Results. Try different filters or check out the store!”
  • Many instances in the Character Creation menu were not properly translated. They should now be fixed.
  • The Ruffled Redingote was missing a choker necklace, which should now be back.
  • Fixed a visual issue where the Pet Accessory slot remained highlighted when the player was clicking and dragging other accessories.
  • Fixed an issue where the character preview was off the screen, or completely invisible.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where repeatedly the “A” button when entering the Premium Shop caused the shop menu to become unresponsive to most controls.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where the Premium Store did not indicate how to switch between Swatches in Outfit Preview.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where the Character Creator Screen flashed with other menus for few seconds.
  • [Switch] Fixed a bug where, after backing out of appearance selection, new options could not be highlighted until the selected tab was changed.

Visual, Audio, and Menus

  • Subira was very excited to join Kilima. So much so that sometimes, when players completed the quest “Your Order is Served”, the Subira Cinematic was playing in a loop.
  • We resolved the missing visual effects from the Mural in the Night Sky Temple. It should now be lovely and glowy as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Gift Hint” button was missing its hover text.
  • The compass’ text should now be a little larger, and easier to see.
  • Fixed an issue where, when entering dialogue with an NPC, either the “Gift” or “Gift Hint” buttons were greyed out.
  • Fixed an issue in the relationship panel, when hovering moving the mouse inside Level Reward Icons, duplicate tooltips would appear.
  • The Point Of Interest icons on the world map should no longer overlap any NPCs with a quest marker icon.
  • Fixed a visual issue where an unexplained white border was on the d-pad icon in the puzzle mini-games for Temples.
  • The Makeshift Window Shelf’s in-game appearance was different from the icon. This should now be uniform.
  • The “Palcat Plushie” description was not translated for our non-English friends. This is now fixed.
  • The Building Limit tooltip – was still displaying a max of 15 buildings. This has been corrected.
  • The Modbench action text was intersecting with icon in languages other than English. This should now look nice and neat.
  • Fixed an issue where some sound effects sounded muffled.
  • Adjusted some of our languages so that the text should no longer overflow off of buttons.
  • Fixed a visual bug with the Bellflower Bed, where it appeared to have too few polygons.
  • Visual effects are no longer missing from Autocrafters. Shiny!
  • Fixed an issue where, when interacting with multi-step cooking recipes, new prompt options appeared (such as chopping meat to rolling out noodles.) The visible prompts weren’t updating to the new prompt until the player moved away, and came back.
  • Fixed an issue where, when trying to refill your watering can anywhere but the pond, the error would display twice.
  • The mouse cursor was sliding out of the game window when playing in windowed mode. It should now stay within the confines of the game.
  • Fixed an issue where weekly challenge progress visuals were temporarily disappearing when scrolling down and up in the Accomplishments menu.
  • Fixed an issue where, after jumping, the player animation would pop while running and changing directions.
  • Fixed an issue where the display Buttons were not greyed out or removed when a tool was being used.
  • Fixed an issue where the fully built Pavilion beams on players’ Housing Plots were missing texture.
  • When exiting the “H” mode on your housing plot, sometimes the blue border around your visible screen would stay. This has been corrected.
  • Fixed an issue where, when opening your storage, the “Open” prompt was missing the “A” keybind element.
  • Fixed an issue where, when mining, the cracks were not registering on the node itself. Instead, it was appearing next to the nodes. We’ve fixed the laws of physics and these should now be properly showing on the crushed rocks.
  • The checkmark was hard to see on recipes that have already been crafted. This has been adjusted for easier viewing.
  • We helped our poor lil’ Chapaas, where they would get stuck in a looping ‘escape’ animation, without anyone having scared them.
  • Fixed some visual texture bugs plaguing the cliffs of Bahari Bay.
  • Fixed an issue where, when speaking to villagers through their door, they were floating in the void. They will now have a lovely background.
  • The housing plot Chimney Smoke is not, in fact, a new art installation. It should now properly look like smoke.
  • Fixed a visual hole in the ground behind Chayne’s Apothecary in Kilima.
  • Fixed a visual bug at the Cliffside on the south side of Leafhopper Hills in Kilima Village.
  • Rocks near the Decrepit Docks appeared to be floating.
  • Somehow, sunlight was appearing in the Temple of the Waves, near the exit door. We’ve patched that roof, and sunlight will no longer trickle in.
  • Fixed a clipping issue at the rock outside of Einar’s cave.
  • Fixed an issue where the Emote Wheel was incorrectly highlighted under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an audio bug where cinematics’ audio wasn’t syncing properly.
  • [Switch] – The multiplayer fishing buff was showing in two spots at the top left of the screen after catching a fish with another player. This should now only show once.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where unwanted icons of Additional Stations were displayed in the cooking station menu during cooking.
  • [Switch] The button ‘ZR Sort’ was being displayed in the Campfire menu and could not be pressed.
  • [Switch] ZR and X were not greyed out when the chat was open. They should now be greyed out properly.
  • [Switch] The button prompt for safe storage in the autocrafters menu was missing in action, but we found her and put her back. Players can now read the quantity text inside item slots.
  • [Switch] Items descriptions were appearing too fast when navigating item menus. We’ve slowed them down.
  • [Switch] When choosing ammunition, the button prompt was showing a “square” surrounding an ‘A’. It is now properly a circle.
  • [Switch] Fixed Tamala’s necklace, and it should no longer jitter around her neck.
  • [Switch] When entering Bahari Bay, some of the structural features in the background (such as the rock arch) could be seen popping in an out of existence. This behavior has been corrected.
  • [Switch] Sabine’s Portrait was missing in the Inn. We’ve returned her to her rightful place above Ashura.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where, when the game was launched, the “Press Any Button” prompt was not centered.
  • [Switch] Fixed a visual bug where the the ‘close button’ was incorrectly displayed on screen when touching the screen in the map menu.
  • [Switch] Fixed some visual issues when logging in on the Switch.

Miscellaneous bugs

  • Menu elements were getting offset after moving the game window while playing in Windowed Mode. This behavior should be fixed.
  • The Lucky Quill (Quest Item) was pretending to be able to be placed on the housing plot, by entering placement mode when selecting it. This is now fixed, – and shouldn’t trigger placement mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could become stuck and invisible while interacting with Collections or the Premium Store while playing the Heavy Metal Chapaa game.
  • The Blanket Storage Basket now has a period at the end of its item description.
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue where, when playing the Temple of the Flames or Temple of the Waves puzzles, the selected puzzle piece was not being highlighted. Pressing the Esc Key on the “Village Values” screen was progressing the player to the Character Creation Menu. This has been fixed.
  • [Switch] When creating an account, and when skipping account linking, there was a brief error message before logging into the game. This should be a smooth process now, and no error messages should pop up.
  • [Switch] The functions of the A button and the B button appeared to be swapped in the Inventory. This is now corrected.
Top Known Issues
  • Achievement progress is not correctly persisting when accessing the same account on different machines, such as from PC to PC, or PC to Switch.
    • Rest assured: Your Achievements are still there, even if you can’t see them on a specific system.
  • Players may see an error code “409” when adding friends to their friends list. This is due to players having more than 200 friends or pending friends. We’re working on adjusting this error to be more communicative.
  • We have a couple bugs related to Requests, which is impacting our player’s ability to use this feature:
    • Players may be unable to request any items in the Social Panel.
  • Quality and SpeedGro Fertilizer do not boost garden crops, sometimes. It’s a little inconsistent when this appears, so make sure you’re submitting tickets if this happens to you!
  • The dialogue is not translated to non-English languages in our new Found Items Quests. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as possible.
  •  We are aware of two visual bugs in the Premium Store when trying on items: Face covers (such as masks) will continue to appear on your character when trying on other outfits.
    • Your character may appear with a default or generic appearance when accessing the Premium Store, that does not reflect your customization. You should see your character properly once you exit!

Palia – Ver. 0.176

  • Release date: January 30th 2024 (North America, Europe) / January 31st 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Features & Updates

 

Maji Market is back at the Kilima Fairgrounds!

Come one, come all! Whether you are a returning event-goer or this is your first experience, the Maji Market welcomes all Palians to discover this wonderful celebration. Now, it’s back with an even greater purpose: to revel in the Luna New Year.

“We’re excited for the Maji Market to return just in time for the new year. We’ve learned a lot based on your feedback and hope that players can see some of the improvements that went into it this time around. Happy Luna New Year!” – The Events Team at S6

For a full overview of what you can expect this year at the Maji Market, make sure to read up on our blog about it here!

 

18 exclusive food options are available only at the Maji Market!
  • You can pick up the following from various stalls:
    • Reth’s Lumpia, Reth’s Banh Chung, Reth’s Noodle Rolls, Salty Hotpot Takeout, Tangy Hotpot Takeout, Umami Hotpot Takeout, Spicy Hotpot Takeout
    • Delaila’s Eight Treasure Rice, Delaila’s Nian Gao, Delaila’s Fried Sesame Balls, Delaila’s Almond Cookies, Delaila’s Hopia, Delaila’s Kapse
    • Zeki’s Taiyaki, Delaila’s Ube Taiyaki, Delaila’s Custard Taiyaki, Delaila’s Pandan Taiyaki, Delaila’s Spicy Taiyaki
  • With every purchase, there’s a chance for it to be a Star Quality version! Can you collect enough to display the full set back home?

 

25 new decor pieces for Luna New Year are now available.
  • The following 15 options are obtainable at various stalls in the Maji Market:
    • Maji Market No Hunt Sign, Maji Market Fruit Post, Maji Market Basket, Maji Market Tall Lantern, Maji Market Lantern, Maji Market Hotpot Rug, New Year Candy Box
    • New Year Short Lamp Post, New Year Tall Lamp Post, New Year Corner Lamp Post, New Year Bench, New Year Banquet Chair, New Year Banquet Table, New Year Decorative Fruit
    • Taiyaki Display Basket
  • The following 10 options are obtainable by completing the Maji Market stamp card:
    • Luna New Year Poster, New Year Personal Hot Pot, New Year Lucky Wish Tree, New Year Blue Wall Decor, New Year Pink Wall Decor, New Year Orange Wall Decor, New Year Blue Ornament, New Year Pink Ornament, New Year Orange Ornament, New Year Wall Banner

 

Make sure to grab them from the event before they go away!

2 new crops and 2 new forageables have been added.
  • You can purchase Bok Choy and Napa Cabbage seeds at Delaila’s stall at the Maji Market or Zeki’s General Store.
  • Green Onion and Ginger are new forageables that can be found throughout Kilima Village, or purchased at Delaila’s stall.

 

“We’ve long wanted to add some more regional variety to gardening and cooking — and the Luna New Year event was a great opportunity to introduce these to the game and give players some more options early in the game. Note, these crops and foragables will be available permanently, even after Maji Market ends.” – S6 Forseti

9 new dishes are ready to be cooked!
  • The following have been added: Lucky Braised Fish, Steamed Fish, Spicy Crab Fried Rice, Rice Cake Soup, Mushroom Dumpling Soup, Rice Cake Stir Fry, Kimchi Fried Rice, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Pan Fried Dumplings
    • All recipes can be purchased at Reth’s stall at the Maji Market.
  • The ingredient Soy Sauce has also been added, and can be purchased at Delaila’s stall at the Maji Market or Zeki’s General Store.

 

3 new emotes are now available.
  • The following emotes have been added: Heart Emote, Peace Emote, and Formal Bow Emote
  • These emotes are available free for everyone! You can find them in the Collections menu, and equip them to your Emote wheel.
Subira can now be romanced—but shhh, keep it under wraps.
  • The conflict of her role as an agent of the Order and her feelings for you take center stage for anyone pursuing Subira!
  • You’ll need Friendship Level 4 maxed out with her, and the quest, “High Stakes” will be the start.

“This is for all you Palians looking for an older female romance. #forbiddenromance #olderwoman #slowburn #spy #secretagent #loyalty #duty #devotion” – S6 Vega, Senior Narrative Designer

 

Luna New Year-themed wallpapers have been added!
  • The following 6 wallpapers can be purchased from the Maji Market: Vermillion Tile Wallpaper, Royal Red Wallpaper, River Guardian Wallpaper, Leaning Bamboo Wallpaper, Tranquil Waves Wallpaper, Lucky Coin Wallpaper

 

Several new exterior-themed wallpapers have been added.
  • 9 roof wallpapers have been added: Clean Slates Roof, Glazed Grooves Tile Roof, Burnt Barrel Tile Roof, Steely Sheet Roof, Blueberry Kilima Roof, Leaf Kilima Roof, Morel Kilima Roof, Sundrop Kilima Roof, Lotus Kilima Roof, Iron Kilima Roof
  • 4 exterior-styled wallpapers have been added: Wood Shingle Siding, Paper Screen Wallpaper, Infinite Ivy Wallpaper, Mudbrick Mortar Wallpaper
  • These can all be purchased for Renown at the City Hall!

 

“The reason why these wallpapers are at the City Hall and cost Renown is part of how we want exterior options (like building add-ons and these new wallpapers) to be distinguished from the offerings at Tish’s store, which focuses more on interior decor.” – S6 Nikhil, Senior Game Designer

Bay Windows can now be purchased at City Hall!

Looks like the approval form got stuck behind a cabinet in Kenli’s office, but they’re finally here now.

 

There is now a “Quest Pouch” tab in the inventory that Quest-related items will be sorted into.

 

Adjustments

 

Winterlights has come to an end.
  • Map-wide decor and limited seasonal items have been removed from the game. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the tradition and being a part of the celebration!
Starstones can now drop Star Quality versions at a small chance.

And yes, they are placeable as decor!

 

The fireplace can now accept wall decor to be placed on it.

If anyone recalls that one staged screenshot we shared back during Winterlights, well, we followed up on our promise. 😉

Premium Store Updates
Three New Outfit Bundles have been added to the Premium Store for Luna New Year!
  • Featured Outfit: The Hi-Tech Conjuror Bundle (2550/Outfit – 5100/Bundle) includes Rune Writer, Mantid Mastermind, and GrimTech Genius
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, a top and bottom.
    • Equipping the top piece will have mystical rune pieces swirl around you when idle!

 

  • The Dragon Dancer Bundle (1700/Outfit – 2400/Bundle) includes Dragonscale, Dragonsmoke, and Dragonsbreath.
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top and a bottom.
  • The New Year’s Dancer Bundle (1275/Outfit – 2250/Bundle) includes Prosperity, Longevity, and Harmony
    • Each outfit comes with a hat, top and a bottom.
A Premium Glider Skin is now available for purchase.
  • The Dragon Dancer Glider can be purchased for 1275 Palia Coins.
    • Equipping this glider will have a special trail effect (with sound!) that flows as you glide!

 

FAQs

What about the Chapaa Chase tickets that I had from last Maji Market? Where did they go?

Because this version of the Maji Market is a special occasion to celebrate Luna New Year, you’ll be earning Lucky Envelopes instead! But no worry, your Chapaa Chase tickets are still safe and sound. They’ll be back with the next regular return of Maji Market.

Top Bug Fixes

 

  • Players who did not get the Silverwing Bundle prize when completing the bundle will now get it – but you will need to go into Air Temple to receive it.
  • The “All in Order” quest should now be fixed, and the basement should be accessible.
  • Our devs have been working hard on those creatures teleporting around and getting stuck — it should be noticeably better!
    • Muujin can still be wonky and weird and wet and wild. They especially run into problems when trying to run back to a tree!
  • Fixed a Switch bug where items were showing as non-craftable, even if the player had all the items.
  • Fixed an Issue on the Switch where pressing “B” to cancel cooking on the Switch would cause some pretty wild camera issues.
  • Fixed an issue where closing and opening the tool repair window would occasionally crash the game on the Switch.
  • Fixed an issue where, when going to purchase Palia Coins, players would be redirected to a blank screen.
  • Also fixed an issue where, when purchasing an item, the payment selection screen would not load for quite some time.
  • We had recipes that were requesting not-yet-in-Palia veggies – these recipes have been adjusted!
  • Fixed an issue where the button to Visit other players housing plots appeared grayed out when it was able to be clicked, which was a bit confusing!
  • Fixed an issue where when placing furniture and items, items were not snapping to the grid correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Relationship progress bars within NPCs’ pages appeared to have more progress than the bars that showed when viewing all the NPCs together.
  • The Server Sync button was not appearing grayed out for players in another zone.
  • Players were not being smoothly transitioned into the Wardrobe/Dressing Room UI/Menu – we’ve fixed this, so you should now smoothly slide into your new fits with your previews.
  • Saw two signs when you first entered your Housing Plot? No more! We’ve finally removed the clown of the sign.
  • The prompt to contribute to Sub-bundles was misleading, which is now corrected!
  • Stabilized the game to fix ongoing crashing issues some players were experiencing.
Top Known Issues

 

  • We are still working on a bug where the Air Temple is not able to be completed by players. While parts of it have been fixed this patch, as highlighted above, the work for getting this fully ironed out is ongoing by our teams. We will highlight loudly once this has been fixed fully!
  • There is still an issue where players are unable to play with their friends across EU, JP, and NA servers. This is another pretty big bug we’re working on, and we’re working hard on getting you all back to playing together.
  • 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.
    • You should now be able to re-customize in Jel’s shop to reset your character’s look!
  • Some players are experiencing a blank screen when attempting to purchase Palia Coins. While we’ve been able to identify some of this issue, and resolved it for most, players may still see this persist. Thank you for your patience on this one!

Palia – Hotfix

  • Release date: December 19th 2023 (North America, Europe) / December 20th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

How to download updates for Palia for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Palia, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

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