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.

  • 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
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

Gaheris Server Downtime for Guild Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Mar 28 16:23 -0400 GMT

Update 9 AM EDT / 2 PM GMT: Gaheris is now online and guild creation is enabled once again. Guild leaders on Gaheris should verify that their guild data and stats are correct after logging in.

The Gaheris server will be coming down tomorrow at 7 AM EDT / NOON GMT for maintenance to fix an issue with guilds. Guild creation is currently disabled on Gaheris and will be restored when the server returns tomorrow.

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

The Rites of Spring Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Mar 25 09:48 -0400 GMT
Springtime is here again, and with the warmth and renewed bloom of the landscape an ancient menace returns!

The deceptively cuddly Harbinger of Spring has found its way onto Ellan Vannin. The Kings of the Realms have placed a bounty on this beast for any who wish to drive the menace out of their lands and to collect the coveted Gem of the Harbinger!

The Rites of Spring event will continue through Monday, April 4th.

St. Patrick's Day Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Mar 16 23:29 -0400 GMT
Are you feeling lucky?

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from now until Monday, March 21st, a brand new random-object-generated (ROG) reward awaits those that can complete the first annual 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest. One quest completion per character! 

To get the quest, level 50s should pay the following poor souls a consoling visit:

Edmund in Cotswold's tavern
Bjorne in Mularn's beer hall
Silvadren in Mag Mell's pub

  • As part of the quest, players will be shapeshifted into a realm-specific "leprechaun" but have ALL of their stats debuffed by 75%.
  • But fear not, leprechauns may be weak but they are also nigh impossible to catch: shapeshifted players will also have an unbreakable CC-immunity and speed buff for the duration of the shapeshift.  
  • Oh, and we hear the real leprechauns love hiding their treasure on the new RvR zone of Ellan Vannin. Enjoy some zany RvR through the weekend!
  • The ROG reward is a choice between a ring or a bracer similar to the Valentine's Day event with some slight differences. These ROGs will only allow up to 5 slots for stats but will also have 1 of 6 possible /uses.


For players of all level ranges, there are three pesky little tricksters who are hoping you're not too lucky! A 'charming' reward will be bestowed upon those who have the cunning to out-wit:

Killaghe in Albion
Daighu in Midgard
Iollarme in Hibernia

The "Luck of a Leprechaun" quest can be obtained from the following:

Sir Prescott in Cotswold
Hrolf in Mularn
Epona in Mag Mell

Once again, the event will run until Monday, March 21st.

A happy and safe St. Patrick's Day to one and all, and we'll see you in the Frontiers!

Midwinter Celebration

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Dec 21 12:59 -0500 GMT
In celebration of the Midwinter Festival, we have the following notes for you:
  • RP, BP, XP, and crafting bonuses are now live!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Traveling Merchants have made a surprise visit to the realms!
The Midwinter celebration will run until January 11th.

Read on for more details!

1.119 Hot Fix #2

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Dec 10 19:09 -0500 GMT
A big thanks to everyone for continuing to report issues and for your great feedback on patch 1.119!

The following notes are now live!

  • Pet-pathing when crossing the Midgard bridge into Ellan Vannin should be corrected.
  • Several collision improvements have been made to the milegates in Ellan Vannin.
  • The Albion milegate's gatehouse doors on Ellan Vannin and in Cathal Valley should now open when destroyed.
  • The Hibernia milegate's gatehouse doors now only let Hibernian players through until they are destroyed and opened.
  • The Toor Braid, Toor Sumark, and Toor Broogh guards should now be patrolling on their correct paths.
    • This should correct enemy-realm guards from spawning near Caer Boldiam's tower.
  • NPC guard hookpoints at keeps and towers should once again display and function properly.
  • The [collapsed] section of the Labyrinth Obeliks's should once again display its destination options.
  • The Otherworldly Mighty and Adept Eyes' VFX should now show up properly on Norse characters.
  • The Entropic/Somatic Longbow and Entropic/Somatic Quarterstaff recipes should now work properly.
  • The doors in the town of Ardee should once again be able to be targeted and opened.
  • Players should once again be getting credit within the walls of Howth for the Otherworlds Chapter 6 encounter in Hibernia.
  • The Otherworlds Chapter 7 encounter has had a few more guards surrounding the general removed, in all realms.
  • The Otherworlds Chapter 9 encounter has been changed so that the boss can no longer be defeated by friendly realm guards.
  • (Gaheris-only) Manannan mac Lir should spawn more consistently inside Knoc Meayll now.
  • The Earth Horse quest in Hibernia should once again be able to be accepted.
  • The 3 tutorial zones of Constantine's Sound, Grenlock's Sound, and Lamfhota's Sound have been given a new terrain texture pass.
Please note that if you are currently logged in, you will need to log completely out of the game and run the patcher in order to see some of the collision and texture changes.

1.119 Live Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Dec 03 15:35 -0500 GMT
1.119 is out and Ellan Vannin has been a huge hit so far! We're thrilled to see everyone enjoying the new zone and have watched many an epic battle there!

Below are some fixes and notes that have just been put up to all live servers. Keep your feedback and bug reports coming!

  • The hitpoints on the Obelisk Rubble have been reduced.
  • The hitpoints on the Buggane's Obelisks have been reduced slightly.
  • The postern doors of Knoc Meayll, the underground keep on Ellan Vannin, now teleport players inside the inner gate of the keep instead of just onto the ledge inside the outer gate. 
  • Players that have obtained Uther's, Ymir's, or Cliodna's Otherworldly Resilient Cloak can now visit the Royal Illuminator in their realm's throne room to trade in their Resilient cloak for any of the 4 Chapter 9 cloak rewards.
    • Players need only have a Resilient cloak in their inventory in order to initiate the trade-in quest.
  • Personally placed scout boats, galleons, and warships can once again be driven in the frontier zones.
  • Trials of Atlantis ferry boats once again move along their pre-determined routes.
  • (Gaheris-only) Manannan mac Lir has been made more difficult.

Pendragon Downtime for Patch 1.119a

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Nov 25 16:00 -0500 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.119 Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon server will be coming down today, Wednesday 11/25/15, at 2PM EST / 7PM GMT for patch 1.119a!

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!

Sinister Moon Rising

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Oct 19 10:37 -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... a brand new, creepier-looking moon!

Festivities begin today, October 19th and will conclude Monday, November 2nd.

  • The Ghostly Harvest Quest offers players level 45 and up a dangerous adventure in the frontiers. Speak with John Tobin on the Cotswold Bridge, Foa Muldisson outside the Jordheim North Gates, or Nera by the road in Mag Mell to begin the quest. (Note: Players who completed this quest last year will now be offered it again.)
  • Jack, the grim reaper, has been spotted near the Agramon, Emain Macha, Hadrian's Wall, and Odin's Gate pumpkin patches. He's been heard muttering about the Otherworlds by passerby.
    • Jack's difficulty has been slightly increased and he now has a chance to drop the new Energy and Body Legendary Weapon specialty ingredients (Orb of Entropy and Pound of Flesh).
    • Jack can only spawn at one of the four possible pumpkin patches at a given time.
  • Treat sellers have been spotted selling sugary confections inside Meath, Erikstaad, and Caerwent.
  • The consignment merchants would like to show you their Halloween spirit! Pick up the merchant and place it back down on your house porch and he will change into a Halloween outfit for you!
  • Be aware adventurers! Ghosts haunt the streets of your capital cities as the pumpkin moon rises! Ghosts have also been spotted in Mag Mell, Aegirhamn, and Campacorentin Station.
  • The horses you once rode have joined the spirit realm. (This affects stable and merchant horses only - not player controlled horses.)
  • Something strange has happened to all of the puppies.
  • The pumpkins have been carved into jack o' lanterns!
  • A trio of crazy old women have been spotted selling costume potions inside Camelot, Jordheim, and Tir na Nog.
    • The costume potions last 15 minutes each and come in a variety of flavors.
    • The costume potions work best if you remove your helm and armor.
    • You cannot digest another costume potion if you are transformed into any of the monster forms.
    • The costume potions' magics are short-lived and the potions will be useless after the festivities end so don't horde them.
    • Some of the costume potions allow you to take the form of the enemy, so don't be scared if you see some in your capital city or housing zones, it's just your realm mates playing dress up!
    • The costumes and potions only work while you are in the capital cities or housing zones. You cannot use them outside of these zones and if you leave the zone while in costume, you will lose the effect.
    • As always, the days before, during, and after Halloween these potions can be used in RvR (With Exception to Pixies, and ghosts potions, which are not usable in the frontiers ever)
Developer's Note: Please remember to run the patcher in order to see the pumpkin loot bags and sinister moon.

14th Anniversary Celebration and Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Oct 09 12:35 -0400 GMT
Dark Age of Camelot turns 14 tomorrow and like most  teenagers, it wants to party!

The following bonuses can be considered a start to the festivities. There's more to come!
On Ywain:
50% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including The Labyrinth)
100% bonus to RP gain in Darkness Falls
100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to normal XP gain in Darkness Falls.
100% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones.

On Gaheris:
100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to normal XP gain in Darkness Falls.
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:
20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

The bonuses will be live from Friday, October 9th until Saturday, October 31st.