Pendragon Ruleset Change

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 21 15:13 -0400 GMT
The Pendragon Test Server is being changed to the Free-for-All PvP ruleset for the remainder of the week. It will be changed back to the normal ruleset by Saturday morning. This is to facilitate communication and testing across realms.

Gaheris Live Server Downtime - Amazon Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 20 14:28 -0400 GMT

Update 10:25 AM / 3:25 PM: Gaheris is up and open to players!

The Gaheris server will be coming down tomorrow at 7:00 AM EST / 12:00 PM GMT for maintenance of Amazon server hosting.

The server is expected back up by 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT.
 

Pendragon Server Downtime - Bug Fixes and 1.121B

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 19 17:47 -0400 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.121b Pendragon Test Server Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down today, at 6:10 PM EST / 11:10 PM GMT to deliver some bug fixes and changes based on your feedback!

Notes will follow when Pendragon is back online. Expected downtime is no more than 90 minutes.

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!




 

Pendragon Server Downtime for Patch 1.121

Posted by Community | 2016 Jun 16 16:09 -0400 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.121 Pendragon Test Server Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down tomorrow, Friday June 17th, at 2PM EST/7PM GMT for patch 1.121!

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!



Highlights


  • Display your valor at keep and tower sieges and be rewarded with our new contribution–based reward system!
  • Buffing and support classes have been given more active tools to control and impact the battle!
  • Alpha–striking is back on Assassins! Try out their improved Envenom and Stealth lines too!
  • Skald, Minstrel, and Bard classes have new speed–based buffs to dazzle their realm–mates with!
  • Light Tank stances and a new climb–wall ability allow them new utility and prowess on the battlefield!
  • Crafting has been sped up and simplified and SIegecrafting has been improved!
  • Crowd control has been given more potency as well as new counters to go along with it!
  • Several underused specializations have been given major facelifts on classes including Bainshees, Animists, Bonedancers, Paladins, Clerics, Druids, Shaman, and many more!
  • More Class Balance changes, along with several bug fixes, than could fit in the Highlights await those brave enough to venture onward through the notes!
 

Knights and Internal Board Applications Open

Posted by Community | 2016 Jun 13 09:50 -0400 GMT
Applications for joining our Knight program or participating on our internal boards are once again open

Before filling out the application, here are some descriptions of each position:


Knight of the Roundtable
  • Knights are a volunteer position that receives a comped account and involves signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement as they are generally the first to know about upcoming development plans.
  • Primarily, Knights will be expected to lead scheduled in-game events, host Q&As, create written or video guides, stream, and generally interface with the community in a positive, organizer role.
  • Secondarily, Knights are also expected to participate in internal forum discussions, bring game-related issues to developer attention, help test new changes on the Pendragon test-server, and to act in a mature, constructive manner whenever interfacing (within their capacity as a Knight) with each other, development, or the community.
  • Knights are required to be active and interact with the community in and out of DAoC.

Internal Forum Member
  • Internal Forum members are a volunteers that generally contribute to and provide feedback to the developmental direction of the game.
  • Members are expected to be constructive and interact with each other in a positive manner, even when disagreements occur.
  • There are no expectations for internal board members to participate or run community events, but it's also not forbidden!

If either of those are of interest to you, and even if you applied before, please fill out an application

Account Center Issues

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 05 16:32 -0400 GMT

Update: Thank you everyone for your patience, this issue has been resolved! It is once again possible to resubscribe using a credit or debit card. 

The Account Center is currently experiencing issues with subscribing and re-subscribing when using credit and debit cards.

Origin Game Time Codes do still work, so we encourage players experiencing this issue to use those in the meantime. We are actively working with our billing partner to get the issue corrected as soon as possible and appreciate your patience as we resolve this matter.

We'll update you here as soon as we have more news!

Devcast Video and Transcript

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 May 26 13:33 -0400 GMT
We had a lot of fun on the Devcast going over our plans for patch 1.121, 1.122, and beyond as well as throwing out several off-the-wall ideas for some of the classes to get your feedback on!

So much so, that we'll be doing a follow-up podcast at a soon-to-be announced time that will have taken into account your feedback and will announce our more finalized ideas for the classes!

If you missed this first one, tune in below!


In addition to the video, Carol, Lea, and Fugo have transcribed the devcast in English, German, and French for you to enjoy as well!

English Summary             German Summary             French Summary




Dev Class Focus Podcast - Thursday May 19th

Posted by Community | 2016 May 16 12:18 -0400 GMT

Following on from our numerous and valuable Knight class focus podcasts with Knights and player volunteers, it's time to hear the thoughts and ideas on class balancing straight from the devs!


DAoC Producer John Thornhill will be joined by Knight Boxy on Thursday, May 19th at 3PM EST/8PM GMT/9PM CET on our official Twitch channel to discuss the previous feedback from podcasts, and a look a head to what we may see with the coming class balance patch.

A video and transcript of the Q&A will be available on the Herald in the days following the stream (in English, German, and French).


Memorial Day Bonuses and Traveling Merchants Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 May 16 11:10 -0400 GMT
Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and to celebrate we're bringing the traveling merchants back and introducing the following zone bonuses for the next two weeks!

The event will run from today, May 16th through Tuesday, May 31st.

Notes
 
  • The traveling merchants have returned to their usual spots and are offerring their excellent selection of wares to any and all! They've even discounted their Darkness Falls weapons!
    • Albion: Outside Castle Sauvage
    • Midgard: Outside Svasud Faste
    • Hibernia: Outside Druim LIgen
Bonuses
 
On Ywain:
  • 50% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 50% bonus to RP gain in all battlegrounds
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all battlegrounds
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities
In each Capital City:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
In all Housing Zones:
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

Friday Hot Fix and Bonuses Announcement

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 May 13 16:07 -0400 GMT
We have a quick but important Hot Fix involving keep lords sometimes being able to be killed outside their lord room!

Notes

  • Keep Lords should no longer be able to leave their lord room.
In other news, Memorial Day RvR bonuses will start next Monday, May 16th and last through Tuesday, May 31st. Stay tuned for more details Monday!

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