Special thanks to the Knight-organizers Obelisk and Kujii, excellent commentators J0el and Spaghetti Johnson, everyone who tuned in to watch the event live on Twitch, and the participants themselves for giving us such an entertaining tournament!
We were overjoyed by how successful it was and look forward to hosting more events like it in the months to come!
Registration for the 5v5 Tournament is now closed and the fixture list available here on the tournament site! If you have a team but it does not appear on the fixture list, please contact Obelisk asap via IRC or Postcount.
We would ask those participating to please arrive on time and ready to go around the porter in Camelot at 1PM EST (7PM CET).
Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 20 17:09 -0400 GMT
We have recently instituted several methods to help us track down various hacks in-game, perhaps the most important of which is radar. We have not and will not ever take cheating lightly. Your feedback over the months about hacking has been well-received and this announcement can be considered proof that these types of actions will not be tolerated.
Today we have issued 1-day suspensions to several hundred accounts found to be using radar. Going forward, any accounts confirmed as violating the Rules of Conduct in this way will be subject to long-term suspension and permanent account termination. All accounts actioned today have been sent an email to the address on file.
If you receive this email, and you do not use these programs, check the name of the suspended account carefully before you panic. If you sold or traded your account to another player, it’s possible that they didn’t change the contact email information.
If you did not receive this email, but your account has been suspended, you should update the email address on the account ASAP.
If it’s your account, and you received the email, please uninstall your third party programs immediately.
Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 18 11:56 -0400 GMT
Update 1:10 PM EST: The Live servers and Pendragon have all returned from the downtime this morning. Thank you very much for your patience!
Please read the following notes below carefully:
The Midsummer's Event has now come to an end and the Traveling Merchants have packed up their wares and ventured out of the realms for a time.
Guilds are a core component of Dark Age of Camelot and we want to keep them that way. Unfortunately, as the game has matured, many players have begun using guilds to store their alternative or low level characters rather than as a community-enhancing feature. The following changes are designed to help alleviate the influx of the number of new guilds created. However, we also have plans to help make existing, active guilds a more attractive destination for players (over choosing to create a new guild) in the future.
Guild Creation has been re-enabled with the following new restrictions:
Trial Accounts can no longer be used to help form a guild.
Guilds now cost 10 platinum to form.
A character that has formed a guild as the group leader (at the time of guild formation) will no longer be able to then form another guild as the group leader. This is not a retroactive change, so all existing characters that have been the group leader at the time of a guild formation can form one new guild before being affected by this change.
King Uther, Queen Cliodna, and Ymir's encounters in Lyonesse, Bog of Cullen, and Vanern Swamp have had their difficulties slightly reduced again.
The quest, Energetic Collections, now allows succubi to be killed anywhere they are found in the game.
(Pendragon Only) The Pendragon server's ruleset has been changed to PvP or Free-for-All. NPCs assisting with the 5v5 Tournament will be outside the Throne Room in each capital city in the coming days.
Labyrinth Obelisks no longer require characters to 'activate' them before their use. All characters can teleport to all obelisks in the Labyrinth.
900 additional quests have been added to the Quest Journalist NPC in the capital cities.
Level 50 characters can click the keyword [higher] to remove completed quests from your journal.
If you are having issues completing or accepting quests, and your pending quest journal has less than 20 quests in it, please visit these Quest Journalists!
All armor and weapons dropped in the Koalinth Caverns and Vendo Caverns dungeons should drop at the proper quality value now.
The Ten Hands Jewel is now trade-able.
Relics can no longer be carried into the safety of the Border Keeps. Instead, the relic will drop to the ground if a relic-carrier gets too close.
Relic carriers can no longer board galleons.
The Earth Horse quest in Albion can once again be obtained.
Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 17 13:20 -0400 GMT
Live Servers will be coming down Tuesday, August 18th, at 5:45 am EST / 10:45 am GMT to re-enable guild creation as well as some other fixes. The Midsummer's Event will last until the servers come down Tuesday morning.
Servers are expected to be up by 4 pm EST / 9 pm GMTor earlier.
Full update notes will be posted when the servers are back online.
Our DAoC Knight Podcast this week features an interview with Content Designer, Kevin Calvert!
Pencil it in your diaries for Sunday August 16th, at 8PM EST (5PM PST/1AM GMT) on our official Twitch channel. Join Knights Luvly and Aendam as they talk with Kevin about being a Content Designer and all that goes into fulfilling that role.
Additionally, we have exciting changes coming for the Knight Podcasts in the future, including t-shirt giveways, EU timed podcasts, and more. Keep your eyes on the Herald and our officialdaoc Twitch channel for info soon!