15th Anniversary Celebration Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 26 11:38 -0400 GMT
There are just 3 days left of our month-long 15th Anniversary celebration!

  • That means 3 days left to return and get 30 free days! Be sure to check out all of the Come Back to Camelot offerings HERE!
  • The traveling merchants will be departing with the month's end so be sure to pick up whatever you need this weekend!
  • Starting Sunday and continuing through Tuesday, the costume potions and new Trick or Treat candies will be usable in the Frontiers in celebration of Halloween!

 
  • The King's Tournament will also be ending just before midnight EST on October 31st. If you haven't checked out the leaderboards yet, be sure to do so HERE!
  • Remember, the realm's winner in each category will receive a statue of their character's likeness!
  • We're also happy to announce an extra reward to the top 10 winners per realm in each category: their very own copy of the 15th Anniversary poster!

Even with the Anniversary month ending, there's plenty to look forward to:  

  • We'll be continuing the bounty point and experience bonuses at their current values through the entire month of November!
  • Realm point bonuses will be reduced from 100% to 50% but will also continue through the the entire month of November.
  • Our Halloween event, including the Mournful King instance dungeon, will continue until November 8th!
  • Stay tuned for details of an event during the week of Thanksgiving!
  • Look forward to our annual midwinter celebration coming with a new instance dungeon later in December!
  • Finally, 1.122B will also be hitting the Pendragon test server in the coming weeks and we're very excited to unveil the revamped Necromancer and much-requested RvR changes!

Halloween Event 2016: Trick or Treat

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 17 21:38 -0400 GMT
October is not just our favorite month because of the Anniversary, it's also Halloween! And that means haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and this year... some exciting new tricks and treats to enjoy!

Check out the teaser video for a peek into the new content with more details listed below!

Festivities begin today, October 18th and will conclude on Monday, November 7th.


 

Radar Bans

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 12 12:28 -0400 GMT
We are happy to see that the overall number of cheaters from previous passes is much lower this time around though some players still haven't gotten the message. As such, we have issued the following permanent bans and suspensions: 


 
  • A little over one hundred accounts were issued permanent bans for either extreme usage or repeat offenses of radar hacks.
  • Several dozen accounts were issued 7-day suspensions for low usage and first time offenses of radar hacks.

While we're still working towards completely eliminating radar and all other cheats from the game, this is another solid step towards that goal. Happy hunting out there!

Hot Fix: 15th Anniversary Loyalty Rewards

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 10 13:06 -0400 GMT
Happy birthday Dark Age of Camelot!

Fifteen years ago today, the servers were filled with the first wide-eyed players eager to explore the realms of Albion, Midgard, and Hibernia. Little did they know they were going to help form the best community of players in gaming and experience a three-sided war unlike any other. This update is a big thank you to all of you here celebrating the anniversary and is especially for those players that have been here since that humble beginning fifteen years ago.

Without further ado, check out the notes below!

  • The Kings in each realm are offering a new quest, depending on your loyalty over the years:
    • Accounts that have accumulated 15 years of subscription time OR that were a current, paid subscription on September 27th, 2016 will receive the quest: Loyalty Rewarded
      • This quest will reward players with a unique, class-specific cloak!
      • Check out the awesome cloak art below!
      • These cloaks will unlock powerful stats and abilities as they are leveled!
      • Characters must be level 50 and CL15 to receive the quest.
    • Accounts that do not meet the above requirements will receive the quest: Loyalty Needed
      • This quest will require players on Ywain to capture a keep before being able to earn their class-specific cloak.
      • This quest will require players on Gaheris to defeat a Herald on Ellan Vannin before being able to earn their class-specific cloak.
      • Check out the awesome cloak art below!
      • These cloaks will unlock powerful stats and abilities as they are leveled!
      • Characters must be level 50 and CL15 to receive the quest.
      

  • Accounts that have accumulated 15 years of subscription time OR that were a current, paid subscription on September 27th, 2016 can visit the Census Overseer NPC in each realm's capital city to receive a 15 year housing trophy.
    • Please note that Census Overseers will now properly reward accounts that have had 5+ years of accumulated subscription time with their loyalty rewards. This should fix issues with EU accounts not being able to receive the 5 year rewards.

  • Any accounts that have accumulated 15 years of subscription time will receive the new title "Honored Elder" upon login. To view your character's titles in-game, type /title.
    • Going forward, any accounts that accumulate 15 years of subscription time will also receive the new title "Honored Elder".

RvR Tournament and 15th Anniversary Celebration Begins!

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 01 00:25 -0400 GMT
Happy Anniversary to all and as huge thank you we are happy to announce the beginning of the month-long RvR tournament as well as the return of the Traveling merchants and 100% realm-point bonuses for the ENTIRE month! 

King's RvR Tournament 

The tournament has begun! 

Check out the details and leaderboards on the main tournament page and become a hero to your realm forever!


 
Traveling Merchants

The traveling merchants have returned to their usual spots and are offering their excellent selection of wares to any and all! You might just find some Otherworldly items for sale...

Visit the following locations to stock up on the goods:
Albion: Outside Castle Sauvage
Midgard: Outside Svasud Faste
Hibernia: Outside Druim LIgen

Bonuses
 
On Ywain:
  • 100% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 100% bonus to RP gain in all battlegrounds
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isles 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 and shrouded isles zones and dungeons
  • 100% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 100% 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:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain


Happy Hunting!
 

15th Anniversary Come Back to Camelot Campaign

Posted by Community | 2016 Sep 29 17:44 -0400 GMT
We are pleased to announce the 15th Anniversary Celebration details, including 30 FREE days with the Come Back to Camelot campaign!

With new King's gear, returning player rewards, King's RvR tournament, traveling merchants, bonuses, and so much more, there is tons going on this anniversary month that you won't want to miss! Look out for more events and rewards throughout the month. Details on our anniversary rewards will be announced on DAoC's actual birthday, October 10th!

Check out the full details, including info on the new streamlined Otherworlds and Darkness Falls content, by clicking the image below!



 

Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.122A

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Sep 27 12:24 -0400 GMT
Update2: All archived servers are open to players! 

Update: Ywain and Gaheris are once again open to players! 
The account center is also online. The archived servers will be opened back up later today.

All servers will be coming down Thursday, September 29th at 5:45AM EDT / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.122A!

During the server down time, the account center will also be down for some AWS maintenance.

Check out the patch notes below!


 

Pendragon Server Downtime - Patch 1.122A

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Sep 23 11:17 -0400 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.122A Pendragon Test Server Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down today, September 23rd, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver patch 1.122A!

Notes will follow 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!

Origin Game Time Codes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Sep 16 13:19 -0400 GMT
Update: Game Time Codes can once again be purchased on Origin.com.

Origin added a new client yesterday that is causing some issues properly listing some of its products, including but not limited to Dark Age of Camelot's Game Time Codes.

Producer's Letter: 15th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Sep 14 14:03 -0400 GMT

Fifteen Years! Dark Age of Camelot has been a wonderful home, escape, playground, refuge, and of course, battlefield since day one on October 10th, 2001. We’re now less than a month away from celebrating fifteen glorious years with all of you - including many who've been with us from the start. So raise your glass, mouse, or keyboard to this venerable game we love and remember the friends you’ve made, enemies you’ve conquered, battles you’ve waged, and fun you’ve had over the years. Here’s to those fond memories and to making new ones for the next fifteen years and beyond!
 
Now, to celebrate this milestone, we'll have lots going on over the entire month of October. There will be a new King's RvR Tournament, a new 15-year anniversary housing trophy for all active accounts, some to-be-announced rewards for our veteran accounts, our spooky Halloween event, and we'll launch our new Herald website! We’ll also be firing up a “Come Back to Camelot” campaign (more information will be forthcoming in the next couple weeks but realm point bonuses, traveling merchants, and other events will certainly be included).  
 
With the King’s Tournament you’ll have a chance to earn a statue of your character which will be installed in your realm’s capital city! This year there will be three new winning categories: Solo Kills, Keeps Captured, and a new “Skill Index” score based on a combination of RvR metrics (including RPs-per-kill and kills-to-deaths ratios, as well as some others). There will be nine winners in total: the top player in each category in each realm.
 
All active accounts will be able to receive the fifteen-year housing trophy and some other in-game goodies during the month of October. We’ll also have some contests to win our fifteen year anniversary poster as well as other rewards throughout the month! Finally, the new Herald website is nearly complete and we can't wait to share it with you all! 
 
1.122 is also on the way! We took a hard look at your feedback and decided to shelve the previously planned housing updates for now. Instead, we’re going to be focusing on core RvR improvements and user experience/user interface updates over the next year. It was a hard decision, since a lot of hard work had already gone into the housing improvements, but it's the right decision for Camelot in the near term. But fear not, we'll return to the housing updates when the time is right. 
 
As such, 1.122 will be split up into two versions. The first version, 1.122A, will be hitting the live servers before October and will be focused on improving our Returning Player experience with a new quest and updated King's Armor jewelry stats. Additionally, we'll be reducing the difficulty of the Darkness Falls and Otherworlds Campaign content to not require more than a single group to complete! 

The second version, 1.122B, will be coming after October and will focus on several Realm vs Realm improvements that have been suggested by our player community. For example: a dynamic under-populated realm bonus system, keep capture bonuses, relic bonus improvements, and many other much-asked-for RvR changes. Finally, we’ll be addressing some remaining class balance issues from the 1.121 patch and introducing the newly revamped Necromancer class in 1.122B! 
 
As you can see, we have some exciting events, rewards, and updates coming for the remainder of the year! We look forward to celebrating Dark Age of Camelot’s past and shaping its future with all of you! 

Onward,
 
John Thornhill
Producer

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