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Friday Grab Bag - 02/02/2018

Posted by Community | 2018 Feb 02 17:28 -0500 GMT

Welcome to the first Grab Bag of 2018, and what an exciting year ahead we have planned!

Our first newsletter of the year went out earlier in the week, so make sure to check your emails. If you are not signed up, you can do so by entering your email address on this sign up page. In the meantime, you can view the complete newsletter in your browser here.

Thanks to everyone for your questions! If you have any game related questions for our DAoC Devs, please 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.


On to the questions! :)

Live Server Maintenance - Ywain

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Jan 09 11:36 -0500 GMT
Update 12:40 PM EST / 5:40 PM GMT: Ywain is once again open and available to all players!

The Ywain server will be coming down today (11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM GMT) to perform some additional maintenance to address the in-game delays with gameplay and chat.

Servers are expected back up within 2 hours.

We also want to provide a bit more context for these in-game delays that many players are experiencing. All of our servers and services are hosted on the cloud and are affected by the recent software updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We heavily rely on these cloud services to run the game as smoothly as possible.

For more information on the recently discovered CPU vulnerability issues, please check out this article.

Unfortunately, the New Frontiers region on the Ywain server was only temporarily fixed by our configuration change last Friday. We started noticing more delays on Saturday afternoon and have been trying some behind-the-scenes fixes that don't involve downtime since then; none of which have fully resolved the issues. Fortunately, all other servers and services were fixed by that Friday downtime and are still looking good and performing better than ever.

With this downtime today, we will be trying a more robust configuration change to Ywain that we are hopeful will fix its remaining issues as well. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!

Live Server Maintenance - Ywain

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Jan 05 11:40 -0500 GMT
Update 1:04 PM EST / 5:04 PM GMT: Ywain is back online and available to all players. Thank you for your patience!

The Ywain server will be coming down today (11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM GMT) to perform maintenance intended to address some in-game delays with gameplay and chat.

Servers are expected back up within 4 hours.

We've noticed some poorer performance than normal in New Frontiers and want to make a configuration change to our server hosting to try and address it prior to the weekend.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we perform this downtime.

Live Server Maintenance (AWS)

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Jan 02 15:23 -0500 GMT
All servers are online and open to players!

Update: Ywain, Gaheris, and Pendragon are now online and open to players! Archived servers are still undergoing maintenance and will be up within the next couple of hours.

The Ywain, Gaheris, Pendragon and all archived servers will be coming down tomorrow, January 3rd (5:45 AM EST / 10:45 AM GMT) to perform an Amazon server hosting security update.

Due to the amount of servers and background-processes under maintenance, servers are expected back up within 10 hours. Intermittent downtime may be noticed with the Account Center and the Herald websites but any issues reaching those sites should clear up within a few minutes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we perform this extended downtime.

Friday Grab Bag - 12/15/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Dec 15 16:13 -0500 GMT
Welcome to the last Grab Bag of 2017! We've had a lot of interesting, fun and, I hope, helpful Grab Bags. Looking forward to more in 2018 :) We're going to take a litle bag break here for the holidays, and will return with more Grab Bags after the New Year!

For those wondering where our Midwinter event is, fear not! Midwinter festival returns to the realms early next week, with the 12 days of Midwinter back for the 2nd year running later in the week. 

If you have any game related questions for our DAoC Devs, please 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.


Click 'more' to read this week's Grab Bag! :)

1v1 Tournament Final and Reward Details

Posted by Community | 2017 Dec 06 15:08 -0500 GMT
A lot of fights, fun, and drama later we have our overall 1v1 final players! Well done to everyone who took part, and congrats to the below winners. The final will be held this Sunday, Dec 10th, at 3PM EST / 9PM CET on the Pendragon server, and streamed live on our official Twitch channel!

Winner Roundup

Archers Assassins Casters
  • 1st - Niightstalkerr (Hunter)
  • 1st - Fantam (SB)
  • 2nd - Snowdog (SB)
  • 1st - Goinghurd (BD)
  • 2nd - Evoenia (WL)
Hybrids Light Tanks Heavy Tanks
  • 1st - Haoas (Reav)
  • 2nd - Yeias (Champ)
  • 1st - Axv (Merc)
  • 2nd - Waltr (BM)
  • 1st - Romanvs (Arms)
  • 2nd - Rauk (Warr)



Match ups will be announced the day of the tournament. A note for our finalists: please be on Pendragon and ready to start at least 10 minutes beforehand!

Details on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed rewards has also been updated. Head over to our 1v1 Tournament page and check out the prizes :) 


Good luck to all!  

Friday Grab Bag - 12/01/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Dec 01 18:21 -0500 GMT
Happy December! Time flies when you're having fun, and the Grab Bag is always fun! :)

Before we get on to the questions, our November newsletter went out earlier this week so check your inboxes! If you haven't signed up yet, all is not lost, you can sign up via this link. In the meantime, you can view the full newsletter, and past issues, in your browser by clicking here.

Congrats to Romanvs (1st place) and Rauk (2nd place) for advancing through the Heavy Tanks 1v1 archetype! Archers are the next and final archetypes to go head to head before our overall 1v1 final. Tune in to our official Twitch channel on Sunday, Dec 3rd from 3PM EST/8PM CET to catch all the fights!

If you have any game related questions for our DAoC Devs, please 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.


Clicky clicky on the more link for this weeks questions :)

Live Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Nov 18 16:19 -0500 GMT
Two quick, but exciting notes for you today!

  • [Daily Quest] The Solo Road
    • Quest objectives changed as follows:
      • Earn 1 solo kills in the Ruined or Maze areas
      • Earn 5 solo kills anywhere in the Frontiers
    • This change will allow solo kills in the Ruined or Maze areas to count for both steps of the quest, so if fighting there, it will be possible to get just 5 total solo kills and complete the quest. This change should address some of the issues players were seeing with getting credit when on the 2nd step of the quest.
    • Players that already have the quest should be able to relog and the objectives will update in their journal to the new values and restrictions.
  • Crafted armors and weapons now have a recharge cost of 10g per charge.
    • This change will allow players to recharge crafted gear at Recharger NPCs. 
    • Characters currently in-game may need to zone or relog to have their already-crafted gear update properly.
    • Crafted gear can still be recharged at no-cost by Alchemists.

Friday Grab Bag - 11/17/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Nov 17 16:50 -0500 GMT
Time to dive into another Grab Bag! 

Heavy Tanks are up next in our 1v1 tournament this Sunday (Nov, 12th). Congrats to Axv (1st place) and Waltr (2nd place) for advancing through Light Tanks! Wondering what this is all about? Our tournament page has all the details, and you can sign up here for the remaining Heavy Tanks and Archers archetypes. Getting ever closer to that overall final!!

If you have any game related questions for our DAoC Devs, please 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.


Clicky clicky on the more link for this weeks questions :)

Friday Grab Bag - 11/03/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Nov 03 18:28 -0400 GMT
We're back with another Grab Bag to end the week. As always, thanks for everyone for sending in your questions, keep 'em coming!

Our 1v1 tournament is back this Sunday (Nov, 5th) with the Hybrid archetype. Congrats to Goinghurd (1st place) and Evoenia (2nd place) for advancing from the Casters round!  Wondering what this is all about? Our tournament page has all the details, and you can sign up here for all remaining archetypes.

If you have any game related questions for our DAOC Devs, please 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.


Continue reading below for this weeks questions :)

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