Test Sever Downtime - Pendragon Patch 1.123C

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Aug 23 12:20 -0400 GMT
The Pendragon test server will be coming down tomorrow, August 24th, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver patch 1.123C to Pendragon!

The notes will be posted when Pendragon is back online.


Important Note:
  • We highly suggest separating out your normal game directory from your Pendragon game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching back to live.
      • To force the live client to fix these issues, you will need to delete the mft.myp in your game's directory and run the patcher again.

For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!
 

A Dragon's Curse Campaign: Chapter 6

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Aug 22 14:30 -0400 GMT
 

 

Chapter 6
 

Albion
     The Dream Stone is upon us. Its power is said to be unmatched of the five. IF we can use its power for good, for what is right, then the Tenebrous will fall and our next step will be to reclaim Darkspire and liberate the Undead.
--Commander Selan
Midgard
     I am now King of the Drakulv, thanks to your help. There is something I wish to show you, it is a sanctuary of the Drakulv . Only the Drakulv are allowed to enter, and only the most esteemed. For you, I will make it the first exception. Meet me within Drakulvhamn, there is still work to be done.
--Garmr, King of the Drakulv
Hibernia
     The new alliance between Hibernia and the Abagath Dark Elves is a breath of fresh air for us in the Veil, and quite literally! The Rift has been taken, we have won it from the Marrach. Next, we venture further into the rift. A new waypoint has been opened, and inside is what we have been looking for. Come to me, and I will show you the way.
--Prince Reynarch, Leader of the Abagath

A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 6)
  • The campaign continues! Adventure into your memories! Some of your favorite old zones await with new challenges!
  • These new dungeons are restricted to a single player only. Adventure through this challenging chapter at your own pace and relive your old memories!
    • Be sure to use Selan's Greatsword, the Drakulv Battle Horn, or Call Salle to summon some help while you are in the Dream.
      • Interact with the Dream Stone in Childe's Tomb, Drakulvhamn, or The Rift dungeons if you have lost the summoning item.
  • The 2016 5v5 Triumphant Wristguard is now available as a quest reward from Chapter 6!
    • To start chapter 6:
      • Speak with Commander Selan in Childe’s Tomb.
      • Speak with Garmr in Drakulvhamn.
      • Speak with Prince Reynarch in the Rift.
  • Please Note: Players may need to run their client's patcher if they are not able to see chapter 6's dungeons after porting.



Chapter 5

Albion
     Daila has forged our weapons. We can now strike the enemies from Darkspire and pierce their magical shield. It is time to reclaim Albion from the Tenebrous and prepare ourselves to move within the Catacombs. Once we defeat their leaders, Dartmoor will once again be safe.
--Commander Selan
Midgard
     Warriors of Midgard! I have gone on a short journey since we last spoke. I have been into the Catacombs, passed the Burial Grounds, and into the Glashtin Forge. Freki and I searched for a smith capable of such miracles. I have the Soul Weapons. We can now defeat the Drakulv King and reclaim Drakulvhamn! It begins now!
--Garmr, leader of the Drakulv Rebellion
Hibernia
     Heroes, my sister, Sayri, has returned to Sheeroe Hills. She has been in the depths of Hibernia, and she is leading the Glimmer to build something…terrible. I fear Mother has gotten into her head again, and when Sayri listens to Mother, bad things happen! With our Soul Weapons, we can face Sayri and her terrors. We must stop her, for the good of a renewed Hibernia.
--Salle, the Glimmer Fairy
A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 5)
The campaign continues! Defeat the leaders of the Cursed uprising!
New gear has been added to the aurulite merchants!
To start chapter 5:
  • Speak with Commander Selan in Childe’s Tomb or Camelot.
  • Speak with Garmr in Drakulvhamn.
  • Speak with Salle in the Rift or Tir na Nog.

Chapter 4

Albion
      As the outlook brightens within the dark tomb, Commander Selan is pushing the offensive forth into ending the Tenebrous uprising. Rackham, the first of the Undead to betray the Tenebrous and seek out Albion for aid, knows of a way to use the Soul Stone’s remaining power.
Midgard
      With Oracle Sabna now a part of the Drakulv Revolution, the pillar of leadership begins to sway amongst the Drakulv rebels. However, this will not stop Garmr and his crusade to liberate the Varulv kind from their cursed masters. He will work with the Oracle, who has discovered a way of forging weapons made with soul magic, if it means he will no longer serve the ancient evils of Midgard’s troubled past.
Hibernia
      The Veil is home to all sorts of magic and terrors, and Prince Reynarch of Abagathar finally has his opportunity to make his mark in Dark Elven history with the defeat of the Glimmer. To that end, their Glimmer Fairy ally has thus far delivered unremarkable aid to the Abagathar Dark Elves – and she continues to do so. Salle cautiously offers the Resistance a way to create soul weapons – but with a warning; this magic is evil, and using it can have unknown consequences…
A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 4)
The campaign continues! Gather the souls of your fallen enemies! 
To start Chapter 4:
  • Speak with Commander Selan in Childe’s Tomb.
  • Speak with Garmr in Drakulvhamn.
  • Speak with Salle within the Rift in Sheeroe Hills.
Fixes
  • The Soul Stone’s Power buff from Oracle Sabna for Midgard players and from Childe for Albion players is now obtainable from their respective NPCs even after the Chapter 3 quest is completed.
    • Hibernia players can get this buff from their Salle companion.
  • The Blood Stone quest encounter was bugged in the case that some players may not have received their Blood Stone from Chapter 2.
  • Note: You will need the Blood Stone to complete coming chapters.
  • On Albion: Defeating the Blood Slime in the Blood Pit within Childe’s Tomb will always award players who are missing their Blood Stone with a replacement. The Blood Slime will always spawn for players who have completed the Chapter 2 quest, ‘The Blood Stone’, by interacting with the Blood Pit.
  • On Midgard: Defeating the Blood God in Priestess Aiyana’s Shrine will always award players who are missing their Blood Stone with a replacement. The Blood God will always spawn for players who have completed the Chapter 2 quest, ‘The Blood Stone’, by defeating Priestess Aiyana.
  • On Hibernia: Defeating the corrupt dragon hatchling in the Rift will always award players who are missing their Blood Stone with a replacement. The corrupt dragon hatchling will always spawn for players who have completed the Chapter 2 quest, ‘The Blood Stone’, by destroying the glimmer egg.

Chapter 3



Albion
    Commander Selan has heard no mention of the next magic stone, but there is word of an unexpected ally from within Childe’s Tomb. Artemelis, Selan’s trusted companion, has met with the tomb’s keeper, and he is willing to provide Selan with valuable information that may tip the tide in Albion’s favor.
Midgard
    With Garmr and his men investigating the location of the next magic stone, Sigrun and Theso have learned of a Drakulv traitor within Drakulvhamn. This traitor, a highly influential and respected Oracle of the Drakulv, has agreed to meet with a hero of Midgard and show them the potential of the Soul Stone’s true power.
Hibernia
    Salle the Glimmer Fairy continues to prove a valuable ally, as she has discovered the dormant power within your Soul Stone. Speak to her by calling her with her flute, and she’ll explain how Hibernia can harness the stone’s ominous might.
If you lose Salle’s flute, you can receive a new one by speaking with Salle in the Rift.
A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 3)

The campaign continues! The Soul Stone's Power awaits!

To start chapter 3:
  • Speak with Commander Selan in Childe’s Tomb in Dartmoor.
  • Speak with either Theso or Sigrun, depending on the path you've chosen, in Drakulvhamn in Malmohus.
  • Visit Salle the Glimmer Fairy in the Rift in Sheeroe Hills.

Chapter 2


Albion
    We've finally broken through the barriers and have laid the uncharted tunnels open for exploration. If what Rackham says is true about the Soul Stone, I fear we may already be too late to stop the plans of the Tenebrae. Nonetheless, our next move is planned. Make haste to me.
--- Commander Selan
Midgard
    The incessant wind has finally stopped. We can now venture deeper into these treachorous tunnels. If the Soul Stone was an indication of the riches to be found, we of the Frozen Torch are destined to more glory, fame, and wealth than I first thought. Garmr's prattling about some ceremony be damned; there's a dragon's treasure hoard down here and we'll be the ones to take it.
--Theso of the Frozen Torch
Hibernia
    The Abagath have finished their work with the energy barriers, I can finally lead you further into The Veil. I will be by your side to guide you in this place, for there are many dangers. Nothing matters compared to our search for the dragon eggs. We must find them, for Hibernia!
--Salle, the Glimmer Fairy
A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 2)

The campaign continues! Find the Blood Stone!

To start chapter 2:
  • Speak with Commander Selan in Childe’s Tomb in Dartmoor.
  • Plan your next move with the Drakulv traitor, Garmr in Drakulvhamn in Malmohus.
  • Visit Salle the Glimmer Fairy in the Rift in Sheeroe Hills.
The entire dungeons are now open for exploration!
 
  • Several new quests and quest types have been added to the dungeon:
    • Normal Quests – Can be done as a solo player.
    • Elite Quests – Will typically involve a small group to complete. These are marked (Elite) in the quest’s title.
    • Battlegroup Quests – Will require a battlegroup to complete. These are marked (Battlegroup) in the quest’s title.
    • Campaign Quests – Will have varying degree of difficulty. These are marked as [Cursed] in the quest’s title. They also state if they are achievable (Solo), as a (Small Group), or require a (Battlegroup).
    • All quest credit is battlegroup credit (but can be completed as a solo or group as well).
  • Aurulite and loot changes:
  • The Aurulite Merchants have new potions!
  • Legacy Merchants that offer legacy Catacombs items have been added inside the dungeons.
    • These will be updated with more legacy items in the coming chapters. 
  • The chance for all enemies in the new dungeons to drop aurulite has been increased.
  • Named, non-elite enemies, have an increased chance to drop aurulite. However, they are typically more difficult than regular enemies.
  • Enemies marked <Elite> always drop a larger stack of aurulite. Elite enemies are typically powerful and require several allies.
  • The crafting ingredient, powdered aurulite, has been added to the loot table of the dungeon enemies.


Chapter 1


Albion
 
    I said I would call upon you again and now I have. Together with our new Undead allies, we have found the stronghold of the Tenebrae. They make base in an ancient tomb deep within Dartmoor, one whose legends tell of an old hunter who died here in a snowstorm. What a different place Albion was back then. Meet me here, and with our new allies we can begin to end this Undead threat.
--- Commander Selan
Midgard
    It is time, adventurers. The glory, fame, and riches we have for so long been chasing finally are within reach. It is time to invade Drakulvhamn, home of the nasty Varulv that aided Gjapinulva. There are bound to be riches inside – and the Frozen Torch will be the ones to claim them.
--Theso of the Frozen Torch
Hibernia
    At first, I was uneasy about betraying my kind, the Glimmer. But now, I see the good in the world, the good in Hibernia. There is a phenomenon occurring, one that hasn’t been seen in decades. The Veil has once again opened, leading to what is one of the infinite rifts inside of it. The opening is in Sheeroe Hills, and this must be more than mere coincidence. The dragon eggs must be involved. Meet me inside – I will be waiting for you.
--Salle, the Glimmer Fairy
A Dragon’s Curse (Chapter 1)
 
  • Venture into Dartmoor, Malmohus, and Sheeroe Hills once again and continue A Dragon’s Curse!
  • New open-world dungeons have been added to the three realms, and these can be found in each realm’s dragon zones!
    • Dartmoor - Explore around the soutwest corner of the zone for tomb's entrance!
    • Malmohus - Explore around the northwest corner of the zone for the tunnel entrance!
    • Sheeroe Hills - Explore around the northwest corner of the zone for the veil's rift entrance!
    • Please note that if you are currently logged in you must re-patch to be able to see the new dungeon entrances.
  • Aurulite returns! Within the new dungeons awaits quests and enemies who will award players with aurulite, which can be spent at the new aurulite merchants within the dungeons!
  • The encounters involved in Chapter 1 are meant for a single player to be able to complete alone. However, to do so will be challenging so we encourage players to team up with your fellow realm mates for a speedier conquest!

A Dragon's Curse (Prologue)

  • In case you haven't completed the Prologue yet...
Albion
There is an un...easy tension stirring in Albion. Commander Selan and her companions, King Constantine’s chosen heroes, have been given authority over this unusual phenomenon. There is quite the uproar occurring near Albion’s grand church. Find Commander Selan and speak to her!
 
Midgard
Roshak has been assigned to investigate the distrubance in Malmohous by King Eirik and is ruminating on who should lead the expedition. Theso, leader of an unruly band of treasure hunters and scoundrels known as the Frozen Torch, is now leading the forefront to find lost Midgard relics. The only way to stop these treasures from falling into the wrong hands is to find them first, and that’s just what Sigrun of the Shield of Valhalla, a sect of Valkyries and other soldiers loyal to Midgard’s ancestry, plans to do. Visit Roshak in the Assembly Hall and then find Sigrun and Theso arguing near the Burial Grounds in Jordheim.
 
Hibernia
The Veil has become unstable, and we’ve dispatched Hibernian Magi to try and quell the disruption. On top of that, a Glimmerling has ventured from Sheeroe Hills and has come to Tir Na Nog seeking an alliance in regards to the unstable rift. The Glimmer working with Hibernia is a rare occurrence indeed, and is worth at least hearing out this messenger. Our Tailtiu allies have escorted the Glimmer here, and Supreme Eldritch Cystilla has been assigned to oversee the matter at the rift's entrance.
 

Friday Grab Bag - 08/11/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Aug 11 14:49 -0400 GMT
It's Grab Bag time!

Don't forget to get your teams signed up for our 5v5 tournament! Registration closes Wednesday, August 23rd at 5PM EST/10PM GMT, so still plenty of time :)

Thanks to everyone for your questions. If you have any game related questions for our DAOC Devs, please send them in through our Grab Bag submission form. Please note this is for game questions, feedback should be sent in through our feedback form.

On to this week's questions...

v1.123B DAOC Item Database Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Aug 07 17:23 -0400 GMT
The downloadable Item Database has received the following updates and corrections:

  • The database now includes items up to version 1.123B.
    • Fixed an issue where jewelry items were missing slot information.
    • Fixed an issue where some items had incorrect monster source information.
    • Fixed an issue preventing One-Time-Drop and certain store-based items from being included in the database.
  • All metadata has been cleaned up and now correctly categorizes item bonus types and their ids.
    • The metadata has been removed from the database file and is now available as a separate file download.

Check out the database and metadata HERE!

5v5 Tournament Registration and Reward Info

Posted by Community | 2017 Aug 02 11:38 -0400 GMT
Registration for this years 5v5 tournament on August 26th, 2017, is now open! Captains get your teams ready and register by Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 5PM EST / 10PM GMT on our Challonge Tournament page. The tournament will be streamed live on our official Twitch channel - follow it now for notifications.



Details on our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are now also available, with every participant also receiving a Triumphant Wrap! Head on over to our updated 5v5 Tournament page for all the details, rules, requirements, prize info, and more.

Here's to another great tournament! :)

Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.123B

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jul 31 08:37 -0400 GMT
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT: Ywain and Gaheris are open to all players once again! 
Developer Note: Due to feedback, the Warlock notes have been adjusted from their first postin
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All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/1/17 at 5:45AM EDT / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.123B!

Highlights

  • Realm Point “worth” timers have been reduced for /released players!
  • Daily quests have been streamlined and improved!
  • The Hidden Lair instance is here for levels 39 and below!
  • Several bug fixes and class changes!
Check out the full patch notes by clicking the image below!
 

 

Friday Grab Bag - 07/28/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Jul 28 16:11 -0400 GMT
It's the weekend, time to relax and unwind...Start off with the Grab Bag!

But first! Our next DAoC newsletter will be out after the weekend, so make sure to sign up here for all the goings on in DAoC AND for a special preview of something new coming to our MTX store soon! :)

If you have game related questions for our DAOC Devs, don't forget to send them in through our Grab Bag submission form. Please note this is for game questions, feedback should be sent in through our feedback form.

On to the questions!

A Dragon's Curse Campaign: Chapter 5

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jul 25 13:39 -0400 GMT
 

RvR Buggane's Obelisk and Daily Quest Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jul 21 15:52 -0400 GMT
We're excited to announce the following changes!

Buggane's Obelisk
 
  • Buggane's Obelisk will now rotate its locations in conjunction with the rotating daily bonus quest's location.
    • This means if the daily bonus quest from the General is located in Albion's Brough Ruins (Alb Maze) for the day, Buggane's Obelisk will spawn there as well.
      • This does mean that if the obelisk is up in 1 location, it is down in all other locations.
      • Ellan Vannin will no longer have the obelisk up unless the daily rotating quest is also in Ellan Vannin.
    • When the quest changes at 12:01 EST each night, Buggane's Obelisk location will change too!
    • Speak with General Kogis, General Bruki, or General Vegda in each realm's relic town and they will also tell you where Buggane's is located (along with aligning with their rotating quest that day).
      • Realm ownership of Buggane's Obelisk will still show in the /realm window regardless of where Buggane's Obelisk is currently located.
  • Buggane's Obelisk once again awards a bonus to realm points in addition to its bonus to bounty points and coin earned.
    • Its bonus amounts still scale as follows based on realm rank:
      • Realm Rank 1L1 - 3L9: 75% bonus to RP/BP/Coin
      • Realm Rank 4L0 - 5L9: 50% bonus to RP/BP/Coin
      • Realm Rank 6L0 - 7L9: 25% bonus to RP/BP/Coin
      • Realm Rank 8L0+: 15% bonus to RP/BP/Coin
    • Its duration is still 2 hours and lasts through death and logout; however, it no longer lasts after zoning out of the frontiers.
  • Siege weapons are not allowed within 850 units of the obelisk.
Daily Quests
 
  • The quest [Daily] The Solo Road has had its kill requirements reduced from 20 to 10. Its reward remains unchanged.
    • We recommend visiting the General in each realm's relic town to get the new version of this quest if you have more than 10 kills remaining on it currently.
    • All other daily quests remain unchanged.

RvR Daily Quest Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jul 19 11:10 -0400 GMT
Some quick tweaks to the new RvR daily quests have been made as follows:
  • [Daily] Roaming with Friends: reduced from 75 to 25 enemy realm players killed while in open-field areas.
    • Still rewards 15,000 realm points for completion.
  • [Daily] For the realm: reduced from 50 to 25 enemy realm players killed inside an under-siege keep's area.
    • Still rewards 15,000 realm points for completion.
  • [Daily] The Solo Road: increased from 15 to 20 enemy realm players killed while solo.
    • Still rewards 15,000 realm points for completion.
    • Any deathblow on an enemy player while solo will count towards this quest's credit.
  • The rotating daily quests have all had their enemy kills reduced from 50 to 25.
    • These quests still reward 25,000 realm points for completion.
If you have these quests currently, you may need to re-vist the General in each realm's relic town to get the updated quest. Of course, if your quest is already closer than 25 or 20 kills (respectively) to completion then we'd recommend not doing so.

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