Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 29 14:27 -0500 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Or are you a veteran player just looking for a change of pace!?

Our 4th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, November 29th at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET!

Read on for the full details!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia?

It's a way to start fresh and rapidly progress to the end-game with players around your level!

The 7-day long event that will take place entirely in the Realm vs Realm-enabled Caledonia battleground zone.

Players will start at level 1 and rapidly progress to level 50 all while earning gear, master levels, champion levels, and realm ranks along the way!

By event's end participants will be ready to compete in the Frontier!

When does the event start and end?

The event starts precisely at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Monday, November 29th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, December 6th.

How does the event work?

  • For the first 4 days of the event, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Caledonia battleground where they will vie for control against the enemy realms!
    • This will be the ONLY way to get inside the battleground zone. Once inside, characters can voluntarily leave but CANNOT return!
    • All monsters, center-keep guards, and siege weapons are removed for the event. The only way to progress is by defeating realm enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​At 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Friday, December 3rd, character starting locations will reset to their default zones and no new characters will be able to join the event. Everyone still inside Caledonia will be able to continue progressing for the remainder of the event's duration.
  • Experience, bounty, and realm point bonuses will be granted to both free and subscribed accounts in the battleground to help them progress!
  • Earn bounty points for completing quests and defeating enemy realm players and use them to purchase level-appropriate gear as you strive to 50 and then master and champion levels!
  • All characters will begin and remain in the same Caledonia zone for the entirety of the event.
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Caledonia and will increase 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
    • Characters that reach the day's level cap will still be able to earn realm and bounty points.
  • Characters that are 5 levels or more below the day's level cap will receive the Caledonia Boost buff.
    • This buff greatly increases the damage dealt and greatly reduces damage received from characters that do not have the buff (higher level characters)!
    • Characters with the Caledonia Boost buff active will also DOUBLE the XP and BP rewards for themselves and their group!
    • When the level cap reaches 49 the buff will be given out to characters 3 or more levels under the cap.
  • Overwhelming Force system:
    • When 1 realm outnumbers another by 3 to 1 odds or more and has at least 25+ members in the area of the kill(s), the deathspam will change to "killed by overwhelming force!" and the following restrictions will apply:
      • Quest kill-credit will not be given for overwhelming force kills.
      • Realm points are also drastically reduced for overwhelming force kills.
      • This system is designed to encourage groups to roam around separately more during the event!
      • These restrictions only apply within Caledonia and not in any other RvR zone.

What improvements have been made?

  • An extra day at max level has been added to the event by changing the starting level cap on the 1st day from 9 to 19 as well as increasing the starting level from 1 to 10.
    • Level 1 characters first zoning in should visit the Caledonia Event Coordinator NPC to automatically reach level 10.
  • Any realms found to be at an overall population disadvantage by the 5th day of the event will have their starting level adjusted to level 30 and receive extra bonuses for the duration of the event and depending on population disparity may have the number of level 50 quest kills required reduced.

How far will I be able to progress?

Players that start at the beginning of the event should be able to reach level 50, Champion level 15, Master level 10, and Realm Rank 5+ with the potential to earn much higher realm ranks! Characters will also be able to earn enough bounty points to not only obtain gear as they progress towards level 50 but also to use for end-game gear via Bountycrafting after reaching level 50!


Harvest Celebration Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 23 16:15 -0500 GMT

Event Notes

It's that time of season when the leaves have changed color and are steadily falling, when the wind arrives with a chill and the scent of chimney smoke, and the bounty of the year's harvest is ready to be served and celebrated!

Harvest Quest

  • The realms are humming with anticipation for their upcoming feasts and local festivals!
    • Help the realms' Festival Steward recover a lost shipment of food!
      • The repeatable RvR quests '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' is now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty points for your efforts!
  • The Harvest Event will run until Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.

Farmer's Market Festival

  • The Farmer's Market Festival makes its return to the following locations:
    • Albion: Ludlow
    • Midgard: Vasudheim
    • Hibernia: Ardee
  • Visit the Festival Matron and go bobbing for apples to earn some house trophies!
  • Let Captain Mack in Albion, Captain Marks in Midgard, or Captain Geddes in Hibernia regale you with their tales of a shark THIS big on the high seas and see if you can avenge their crews to earn the Sharkblood Bracer!
  • The Farmer's Market Festival will run until Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.

Mithril Shop Update

The General Merchant's Mithril shop has two new items this month!

  • Set the mood with the new Wings of Darkness!
  • Summon a new cunning and cuddly friend, Reynard!

RvR Bonuses

The existing RvR bonuses will remain active until the event ends on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.

Friday Grab Bag - 11/12/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Nov 12 10:33 -0500 GMT
Time for another installment of the Grab Bag!

Hope you've all worked out what realm and characters you'll be playing in the last Caledonia event of the year, starting Monday, Nov 29th! :) I'm still thinking!!

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Read on for the questions :)

Save the Date - Last Caledonia Event of the Year!

Posted by Community | 2021 Nov 04 14:18 -0400 GMT
We've one more Caledonia to fit in as the year draws to a close!

Our Catch Up in Caledonia event will return on Monday, November 29th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and run until Monday, December 6th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET. 

RvR Bonus extension and Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 02 13:34 -0400 GMT


Bonus Extension

  • Halloween and Anniversary festivities have come to an end, thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years!
    • The current RvR Bonuses will be extended until Tuesday November 23rd.

Live Hot Fix Notes

  • Players can once again teleport to the Tower of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch on Ellan Vannin via the /realmwar map with the following new supply line requirements:
    • Realms must own their tower on Ellan Vannin as well as their normal merchant keep in order to teleport to the other realms' EV towers:
      • Albion can only teleport to the Towers of Deifrang and Graoch if they own the Tower of Korazh and Caer Benowyc.
      • Midgard can only teleport to the Towers of Korazh and Graoch if they own the Tower of Deifrang and Bledmeer Faste.
      • Hibernia can only teleport to the Towers of Korazh and Deifrang if they own the Tower of Graoch and Dun Crauchon.
    • Realms may teleport to their own EV Towers by simply owning their merchant keep as before.
  • The [Daily] Roaming with Friends and [Weekly] Roaming with Friends quests have had their kill counts reduced from 50 to 30 and 500 to 300 respectively.

Friday Grab Bag - 10/29/21

Posted by Community | 2021 Oct 29 12:42 -0400 GMT
Halloween is upon us and we look forward to seeing your costumes in RvR over the weekend (starting today!) and don't forget that the Halloween event and 20th Anniversary bonuses, merchants, and quests end this coming Tuesday, November 2nd! 

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Continue reading for the questions!

Friday Grab Bag - 10/15/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Oct 15 11:25 -0400 GMT
It's time for another Grab Bag!

Lots of info out this week as we celebrate Dark Age of Camelot's 20th anniversary! Bonuses, merchants, new quests, new mounts, new cosmetics, and more! Our Halloween event also started yesterday and with everything ending November 2nd, make sure you don't miss out on anything :)

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Continue reading for the questions!

Halloween Event 2021

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Oct 14 12:54 -0400 GMT
It's time for the Pumpkin moon to rise again! Haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance await you! 

Festivities begin today, October 14th and will conclude on Tuesday, November 2nd.


Live Server Downtime - 20th Anniversary and 1.127E Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Oct 11 17:45 -0400 GMT
Update: Ywain and Gaheris are once again open to all players!

All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday 10/12/21, at 5:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for our 20th Anniversary celebration and Patch 1.127E!

Happy Birthday Dark Age of Camelot!

20 years is a milestone that is both hard to believe and one that seems to have flown by.

The memories of water beetles being crunched under foot and by the swings of a 
shillelagh melds with that first trek across the river-bridge and up to Camelot's gates and with the sound (and imaginary stench) of a troll in combat... and everyone remembers their first time out RvRing in the Frontier and the rush of adrenaline as those first realm enemies came into clip range.

With 20 years we have a lot to celebrate and we hope you enjoy this update as much as we did putting it together.

So raise your cup, stein, and mug with me to the 20 years of battles, laughter, tears, friendship, and community that this game has brought us.

To 20+ more!

John Thornhill
Dark Age of Camelot

Read on for the full Patch 1.127E notes!



  • Take a trip down 20 years' worth of memory lane and earn your realm-specific Great-Lion, Great-Wolf, or Great-Elk mount!
  • Bask in the brand new character selection screen sceneries!
  • Earn your 20 year Veteran Rewards!
  • Huge monitor owners, rejoice! You can now scale your UI to your heart's content!
  • Several new Mithril Shop additions!
  • A few class changes to Battlemasters, Heretics, Savages, and Heavy Tanks as well as several bug fixes!

20th Anniversary Traveling Merchants

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Oct 08 13:26 -0400 GMT
We're happy to announce that the Traveling Merchants have made their return for the 20th Anniversary!

Look forward to more Anniversary rewards and content next week as part of our 1.127E update!

  • The traveling merchants have returned for the 20th Anniversary festivities!
    • Wares and prices have been updated.
    • They will remain until November 2nd, 2021.

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 gates 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