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

Producer's Letter

Posted by Development | 2022 Jan 28 18:13 -0500 GMT
Friends, players, realm-mates – lend me your eyes! What follows is an update on how Dark Age of Camelot is faring, and the updates you may expect, and it begins with communication.

Midwinter Festival Event

Posted by DJ Frazier | 2021 Dec 16 13:00 -0500 GMT
  • Realm Point, experience, and crafting bonuses are now live!
  • Bounty points are yours if you can once more assist the surly Festival Steward and the friendly Cargomaster!
  • Celebrate Midwinter in style with our new cosmetic offerings!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered and are now uncapped!
  • The Frozen Cavern instance makes its return!
  • The Traveling Merchants have set out their wares!
  • The Twelve Days of Midwinter gifts are being wrapped!
  • Enjoy a stroll through housing to see the wreath and candle-adorned doors and windows backlighting the lovely decorations and layouts of your fellow realm-mates!

The Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 11th, 2022.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Tuesday, December 21st!


Read on for more details!

Friday Grab Bag - 12/10/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Dec 10 12:34 -0500 GMT
Welcome to the final Grab Bag of the year! Worry not, the Grab Bag will return after the new year! :)

Our Midwinter Event starts next Thursday, Dec 16th, with the return of the 12 Days of Midwinter on Dec 21st! Gifts or coal for you this year?!?! 

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.


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