Live Hot Fix, Ruined Keeps & Keep Changes

Posted by Community | 2022 Aug 05 11:35 -0400 GMT
The following changes are now live on Ywain!


Ruined Keeps


For a limited time, the merchant keeps of Caer Benowyc in Hadrian's Wall in Albion, Bledmeer Faste in Odin's Gate in Midgard, and Dun Crauchon in Emain Macha in Hibernia will revert to their 'ruined' state and will feature the following temporary changes:

Traveling Merchants Return!

Posted by Community | 2022 Jul 08 14:35 -0400 GMT
We're happy to announce that the Traveling Merchants have made their return - in a big way!

Prices have been adjusted for some stores, and a wide range of items have been added including event and campaign items, and a bigger potion selection!





The Merchants have set up shop in their usual areas, so be sure to pay them a visit and stock up before they take their leave!

In Albion: Just outside of Castle Sauvage in Camelot Hills
In Midgard: Just outside of Svasud Faste in the Vale of Mularn
In Hibernia: Just outside of Druim Ligen in Connacht

The event will run until Monday, August 1st, 2022!

Bonus Extension and Realm Timer Update!

Posted by Community | 2022 Jun 23 19:07 -0400 GMT
Greetings! 

We appreciate your patience with our scheduled maintenance this week, and though the Doppelganger event has concluded, we will be extending higher Doppelganger spawn rates as well as RvR bonuses. The following Bonuses will remain live:

Realm vs Realm Bonuses:

On Ywain:
50% bonus to RPs from kills
50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.

Live Server Downtime on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022

Posted by Development | 2022 Jun 20 16:25 -0400 GMT
Update 10:00AM EDT / 16:00 CET : All servers are now open to players.


All live servers will be coming down Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for scheduled maintenance. 

Downtime is expected to be 5 hours or less. We will provide updates as to the status of the downtime as well as notification as to when live servers are back up. 

Thank you!

Live Dev Chat and Darkness Falls Event

Posted by Community | 2022 Jun 01 05:08 -0400 GMT
Clear your schedules for these upcoming events!

Live Dev Chat

Join us on our official DAoC Twitch channel from 3PM EST / 9PM CET on Sunday June 5th where DAoC Producer Eldariian, DAoC Dev Laecidea, and DAoC Community Lead Carol will be live with our host Ramik to discuss all things Ywain, our new server, and to answer your questions!

Doppelganger Invasion Event and Bonuses

Posted by Community | 2022 May 05 12:31 -0400 GMT
The three realms have had their focus on their tactics and strategy - attack and counter-attack. Engaging in the maelstrom of combat and striking back with realm pride in their heart and vengeance channeled through their blades, staves, arrows, and imbued in their wielded magic. As they fight, reports have reached realm commanders of sinister invaders that have found their way into the Frontiers. Dispatch couriers vanish, realm guards are found hewn and mauled, and a heightened state of fear and anger is spreading through realm forces: The Doppelgangers have returned!

Expeditions across the frontiers report increased Doppelgangers sightings throughout the maze areas. Even the most hardened and long-time veteran realm guards in Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland report that they have not seen such numbers in invasions past. A call to arms is made, and a bounty awaits those who would muster their courage, summon their realm mates, and rid the land of this foul menace




 
Alerted to the danger, the kings of the realms have placed a bounty on Doppelgangers in order to dispel these forces, before it's too late. 

  • A new daily group credit quest has been added to both Ywain and Gaheris servers requiring players to hunt down and cull the Doppelganger numbers for a reward of 10 Invader Seals.
    • Doppelgangers have a rare chance to drop additional Invader Seals regardless of the quest being active or not.
    • Each character can only benefit from a max of 300 seals.
    • Doppelganger spawn rates have been increased at their existing locations and more locations have been added at each realm's maze and throughout Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland Mountains.
      • Doppelgangers now spawn on Gaheris for the duration of the event and will award the identical RP and BP amounts as they do on Ywain.
  • Rewards can be claimed at the Doppelganger Traitor at the strength relic town or in capital cities, and are unlocked at the following thresholds:
    • 10 seals = 1 Elixir of Conquest
    • 25 seals = 2 Elixirs of Conquest
    • 75 seals = 1 25% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 125 seals = 1 Draught of Conquest
    • 175 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 225 seals = 2 Draughts of Conquest
    • 300 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (30 charges)
  • Doppelganger spawn locations that were too close to outposts have been moved further away or to a new area.
  • Invader Seals earned from the previous Doppelganger Invasion event will not count towards this event.
  • The Doppelganger Traitor NPC found in the capital cities (only this one!) is also offering a way to expedite the event at a significant discount to the normal price of the event's mithril rewards!
Players should speak with the Doppelganger Traitor at relic towns or in their capital cities to start this quest.
  • All rewards and invader seals are no-trade, no-drop, no-destroy, and no-sell.
  • Any leftover invader seals on a character will be removed at the end of the event and cannot be transferred to other characters.
  • The Doppelganger Invasion event will come to an end on Tuesday, June 21st.

Rites of Spring Event and Bonuses

Posted by Community | 2022 Apr 14 08:29 -0400 GMT
The killer bunny makes his annual return!

  • Collect and choose your Gem of the Harbinger reward!
    • Remember, the gem no longer drops as a One-Time-Drop and instead is a loot-choice on the Rites of Spring quest.
    • Killing the Harbinger of Spring mob (battlegroup-credit) still grants the quest automatically.
    • There will be no item exchange service for the Gem of the Harbinger or any of its variants, choose carefully!
    • Players who defeat the Harbinger should be careful, or they'll find themselves forever reminded of the battle!
  • The Festival Steward returns with her repeatable '[Spring] Preparations' quest!
  • Check out the Event Shop in the capital city to pick up your spring-themed shield pattern!
  • Enjoy bonuses with this event!
Read on for the full details!

The Rites of Spring event and bonuses will be active until Tuesday, May 3rd
 

St Patrick's Day Event

Posted by Community | 2022 Mar 17 11:32 -0400 GMT

St. Patrick's Day Event


Are you feeling lucky? 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from now until Tuesday, March 22nd, a random-object-generated (ROG) reward awaits those that can complete the annual 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest. One quest completion per character, per year!

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 around the "maze" areas of each realm. Enjoy some zany RvR throughout the event!
  • 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.
  • Players that interact with the 'Leprechaun Treasure' at the realms' mazes will now receive a new One-Time Drop (OTD) reward, Patches' Mug.
    • This OTD can only be obtained once ever on a character (and not a new one each year).
    • Players must be on the 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest to interact with the Leprechaun Treasure and obtain this OTD.


      
 

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 Tuesday, March 22nd.

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

RvR Bonuses and Travelling Merchants Update

Posted by Community | 2022 Mar 07 15:09 -0500 GMT
With the latest Catch Up in Caledonia Event now over, the party continues in the Frontiers!

Please enjoy the return of the traveling merchants and the following RvR bonuses!

Traveling Merchants


  • The traveling merchants have made their return and now hawk their wares outside Castle Sauvage in Albion, Svasud Faste in Midgard, and Druim Ligen in Hibernia!
  • The merchants will remain until Tuesday, March 22nd.


Realm vs Realm Bonuses


On Ywain:
  • 50% bonus to RPs from kills
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
On Gaheris:
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all battlegrounds, classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
  • 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

Bonuses will last until Tuesday, March 22nd.

 

Valentine's Day Event and President's Day Bonuses

Posted by Community | 2022 Feb 10 09:45 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event and celebrate President's Day weekend with some RvR bonuses!
 
Valentine's event will run from Thursday, February 10th until Tuesday, February 15th.


 

Valentine's Day Event 


  • A Matter of the Heart: This quest will give players of all realms the chance find the imp, Russel, located mainland side of Castle Sauvage/Druim Ligen/Svasud Faste. He's ready to offer some interesting tasks from the local imp's union in return for a Lawn Cupid trophy, experience and coin. Don't forget to speak to Lady Payne and earn your ROG Valentine's Ring or Bracer too!
    • ​Whitman will only continue to drop his One-Time-Drop Valentine's Day Present reward to characters who have not completed the quest: [OTD] Valentine's Day Present.
  • Keeping Company: This quest will be offered to characters level 45 and above and will have a unique challenge for players in Albion, Midgard and Hibernia.  As a reward, players will receive a Tiny Compatriot Crate, experience and coin. Visit Lailen in Jordheim, Pondar Cully in Camelot, and Harris MacCullogh in Tir na Nog to start the quest.
  • Valentine's Traditions: These quests will offer three old style quests which were part of the original Dark Age of Camelot Valentine's Day content. Players will be able to complete the quest up to eight times, which is based on the number of times the original quest has been issued online.  Players will be rewarded with a Hearts Cloak, Heart-Shaped Box, experience and coin. Visit  Rumdor in Mag Mell, Hrolf in Mularn, or Sir Prescott in Camelot Hills to start the quest.


New Weekly RvR Quest


  • [Weekly] Love's Request: This new weekly quest introduces the joys of Valentine's Day to the frontiers. Visit Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet, Fathor in Godrborg, or Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan to pick up this new weekly quest that will send players to bring Valentine's wishes to the ruined mazes in the frontiers. Complete this quest for Bounty Points and Realm Points, and to bring the love of the season to some NPCs in dire need of it.
    • Upon the completion of the Valentine's Day event, this weekly quest will be replaced with [Weekly] The Heart Still Bleeds which will be available year-round.

RvR Bonuses


In honor of Valentine's day and President's Day next weekend, the following bonuses are active until Tuesday, February 22nd!

  • On Ywain:
    • 50% bonus to RPs from kills
    • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
  • On Gaheris:
    • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
    • 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


Catch Up in Caledonia Event


Don't forget! Our Catch Up in Caledonia event will return on Monday, February 28th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and run until Monday, March 7th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET.

This event will follow the same format as our previous event with the following level caps in place for all characters, increasing as follows every 24 hours:
  • Day 1 (Monday): Level 19 maximum
  • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 29
  • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 39
  • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 49
  • Days 5-7 (Fri-Mon): Level 50

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