A Dragon's Curse Campaign: Chapter 4

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jun 27 10:15 -0400 GMT

Leirvik Battleground Weekend Event

Posted by Community | 2017 Jun 22 13:33 -0400 GMT
We haven't fought in a battleground in a while, so after a poll of the community on the DAoC Discord channel, Leirvik won the voting for which Battleground we'll be enjoying this weekend!

Leirvik event will run from tomorrow Friday, June 23rd through Monday, June 26th. Please note, the current 50% bonus RP in NF will carry into Leirvik for the event!


Save the Date - 5v5 Tournament 2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Jun 21 10:38 -0400 GMT

Following on from two very successful and enjoyable tournaments, we are pleased to announce the return of the DAoC 5v5 tournament for a 3rd year! Gather your friends and team mates and prepare to face off against your friends, and enemies, in this spectacular event!

The 5v5 tournament will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 on the Pendragon server at 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET). While we do plan to complete the whole event on the day, depending on how many teams sign up we may hold the group stages on this date, with the elimination and final rounds to be held on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET). Bookmark the tournament page below to keep updated on all the details!

Registration will be open in the weeks leading up to the tournament , so keep your eyes on the Herald!

Here's to another exciting and fun tournament!


Saturday Grab Bag - 06/17/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Jun 17 14:50 -0400 GMT
A little late, but not forgotten. Protect was a popular topic recently, with many questions sent in, so read on!

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.

This week's Grab Bag questions and answers are below!

Friday Grab Bag - 06/02/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Jun 02 20:43 -0400 GMT
'Tis Grab Bag time!

Our May newsletter went out during the week! If you aren't subscribed to receive our newsletters, sign up now! In the meantime, you can view the newsletter in your browser here.

If you have any curious 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.

Read on for the questions!

Ywain and Pendragon Server Downtime - Amazon Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 May 30 17:24 -0400 GMT

Update 9:12 AM EST / 2:12 PM GMT: Ywain and Pendragon are once again up and open to players!

The Ywain and Pendragon servers will be coming down Wednesday, May 31st at 5:45 AM EST / 10:45 AM GMT for maintenance of Amazon server hosting.

The servers are expected back up before 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT.

A Dragon's Curse Campaign: Chapter 3 and RvR bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 May 30 09:33 -0400 GMT
The Traveling Merchants have ended and the +100% RP bonus has been replaced with a +50% RP bonus. The new +50% RP bonus and the Ghost Keep event will last until patch 1.123 comes to the live servers!

Live and Pendragon Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 May 25 15:54 -0400 GMT
Before we get to the Hot Fix notes below, we are excited to announce that the 100% realm point bonuses and traveling merchants will be extended until the morning of Tuesday, May 30th in celebration of Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the long weekend!

We have both Live and Pendragon test server hot fix notes for you this fine Thursday:

Live Server Notes


  • Aten’s Shield encounter now properly awards level 10 artifact encounter credit.
  • Aten’s Shield level 10 version can now be properly activated by Shaman and Healers.

Pendragon Test Server Notes

Friday Grab Bag - 05/19/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 May 19 13:34 -0400 GMT
Happy Friday all (yay!)...following on from yesterday's Patch 1.123a notes, today's Grab Bag answers some feedback and questions from around the community!

If you have any curious 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.

Read on for the Grab Bag!

Test Sever Downtime - Pendragon Patch 1.123A

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 May 17 16:55 -0400 GMT
Pendragon is open for testing!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down tomorrow, May 18th, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver patch 1.123A to Pendragon! Read below and click the button for the full notes!


  • Smite Clerics, Nature Druids, and Cave Shaman make their triumphant return to the forefront of the battlefield along with several hybrid class changes and much more!
  • Battle over the newly discovered buried ruins of Moydruim Castle in Emain Macha, the newly built Trellebourg fortress in Odin’s Gate, and brave the heights and depths of Folley Lake’s stronghold in the highlands of Hadrian’s Wall!
  • New, long-duration item /use limitations and ablative adjustments have arrived!
  • The ruined keeps of Caer Benowyc, Dun Crauchon, and Bledmeer Faste have been permanently restored!
  • Daily quests, MTX, battleground improvements and much more is on the way. Read on for the full details!

It’s been a fun Spring! The Ghost Keep event and Come Back to Camelot campaign have been a resounding success as RvR action has been as fast-paced as ever with intense, epic battles over the Ghost Keeps! With Patch 1.123, we are continuing our momentum with several exciting new features that we’re unveiling details of for the first time!

First, we’re very excited to announce details of our foray into microtransactions with the sale of a new use for a familiar, old and infamously unused currency: Mithril! Mithril packs will be on sale on the EA Origin store in the coming month or so. You’ll be able to redeem them on our Account Center (https://accounts.eamythic.com) for Mithril in-game. The redemption will be *account*-wide. So no need to trade Mithril across your characters; in fact it won’t be tradable at all. In-game, we’ll then have some new stores available in the capital cities that will offer some awesome cosmetic rewards in exchange for Mithril!  We have been hard at work implementing and testing this new feature but need just a few more weeks before letting you all get your hands on it with a follow-up Pendragon version (1.123B). Then, once we and YOU are happy with its implementation, we’ll launch patch 1.123, along with MTX, to the live servers. You’re going to LOVE the mounts and other cosmetic-only options we have in store for you!

One quick, but very important aspect of announcing these MTX details now is to drive home how important account security is well before we launch this feature. No matter how much you think you trust your spouse, sibling, parent, friend, or complete internet stranger… DON’T SHARE YOUR ACCOUNT INFO! If you plan to participate in purchasing Mithril packs, this is even more important. Our Customer Support team, along with EA’s billing team, will always do their utmost to ensure your account’s security but you are its first line of defense. Be smart!

Second, we’re thrilled to be introducing some new RvR areas to some of the most iconic zones in the Frontier. These areas are going to be more than just another battlefield. They’ll be a part of a more integrated and directed RvR-quest system designed to help new, casual players along with veteran solo players and smaller groups get up to speed quickly in RvR or find action that’s more suitable to their play levels and play styles; while still being able to impact the overall war effort! In conjunction with this system, we’ll begin offering new Daily, Weekly, and even Monthly repeatable quests starting with 1.123B on Pendragon. These won’t just be limited to these new RvR quests but will filter out to many other popular aspects and areas of the game!

More in the immediate term, we are excited to showcase the class changes of this version (stay tuned for a highlight video!) which both drive the game forward and also address many your stated issues with the previous changes!

Additionally, the new item /use system has set us up to be able to re-focus on class and realm abilities over item abilities while still maintaining the fun aspects of templating out your characters and obtaining new gear! Most importantly, we’ve tried to approach these changes so as not to directly change the many item /uses you know and love while still adjusting ablatives down a bit and reducing the ability to stack several layers of defensive abilities easily.  As such, we think you’ll be very happy with the measured approach we’ve taken and look forward to your feedback regarding both the new item /use system and how time-to-kill in RvR is impacted overall. We have looked at this issue from many angles and determined that reducing damage wholesale across the board was simply unwarranted and we heard your feedback loud and clear on waiting to introduce any Champion Level increase for some time.

Thank you for your commitment to this great game and we look forward to the bright months ahead!


John Thornhill

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!


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