Crossroads Event Update

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 13 09:04 -0400 GMT

Crossroads Covenant has seen incredible RvR over the first week! Based on player feedback, we’ve made the following adjustments:

Cull the Weak and Purge the Wicked quests have had their objectives reduced from 25 Souls/Hearts to 15 Souls/Hearts and rewards changed from 5K BP/RP to 3K BP/RP.
• Note: previous stacks of 25 will have changed to 15. Souls/hearts will stack to 15 going forward.
• The Gatecrasher and Liberator quests have had their objective reduced from 5 to 3, rewards changed from 5K BP/RP to 3K.
Collector and Salvage quests have had their objective reduced from 30 pieces of the Locus of Power to 15, rewards changed from 5KBP/1.5K RP to 2.5K BP/750 RP.
o Note: This is the exact same RP/BP per item turned in.

Additional Event Reward Information:

• Players who complete phase 1 quests will receive your faction’s cloak reward from the previous event in addition to a Battlefield Potion. Additionally, these faction cloaks will be able to be stored in personal and housing vaults at the end of the first event phase.
• Players are not required to have completed phase 1 quests to earn phase 2 rewards which include the special wing effect for your faction.

• Similarly, phase 3 rewards which include faction masks and Mythirians do not require the completion of any previous event phases.

Phase 2 – The conflict spills into the dank and dangerous tunnels of Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls will be open to all realms beginning Friday, October 20th, ending early morning on Monday, October 23rd. 

Phase 3 will commence on Monday, October 23rd.Please keep an eye on the Camelot herald for more details on the final phase of this event!


Thank you, and we’ll see you in the Frontiers!
 

Crossroads Covenant Resurges

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 06 06:26 -0400 GMT
The veil between worlds is thinnest both in places of great spiritual uproar and with proximity to All Hallows Eve. Both the Vigilant order and their Demonic foes have been keeping a close eye on Ellan Vannin as time draws ever closer to the witching hour. Ellan Vannin has always been a place where the veil was thin, too thin some might say. One only needs look to the eternal war of spirits, giants, and ghosts raging under the island to guess that boundaries that might hold strong elsewhere bend and even break in that chaos. Leading experts on both sides agree that the great influx of souls observed last year has only further weakened the barriers. Indeed, in the time since, we’ve seen Demons previously thought to be contained to Darkness Falls manifesting in the Frontiers, strange glowing crystals growing on the island itself, and now rumors fly that objects of power have slipped the veil and can be found scattered across Ellan Vannin. For even if the trip from Otherworld is possible, for objects as strong as the Circlet of Rhiannon or the Tome of Fiends the veil is still too closed for more than fragments to slip through.


Notice from the Vigilant Order

The Vigilant Order is tasking all its most loyal followers to comb every inch of Ellan Vannin and its bordering landmasses to find fragments of the Circlet and recover them before the forces of darkness can repair their damned book. We expect that the presence of even small pieces of the Tome of Fiends along with the previously observed demonic corruption of the area will have had adverse effects on those who work in close proximity to the island. We expect those in positions of power as well as the demonic invaders to be hoarding any shards of the Circlet they come across. It is your job to retrieve those pieces and cleanse them of any lingering corruption!

How? Is it not obvious? We shall purify the pieces just as we do the tainted souls of those fallen to the dark. Indeed our foremost experts say that the process shall require the captured and purified souls of the damned to be successful. To this end we task you with gathering the shards of power jealously guarded, collecting the souls for purification, and combing the island for any materials that may have slipped through the veil at the same time. The process of repairing the Circlet will need materials to aid in the repair after all. And then, with the power of the Circlet, we can finally strike back against the fiends where it hurts!

Beware however; for the nefarious Tome of Fiends came into the world in much the same way and in much the same state and you can be sure we will not be the only ones striving to mend an object of unimaginable power…

Followers of the Order will be enchanted in the crossroad areas of the frontiers with the use of the following blessings:

  • 10% reduction in damage taken
  • 10% reduction in damage done
  • 10% reduction in healing done
  • 100% increased realm point earnings


Phase One Quest Details

  • Hunt for the Crown: Liberator - collect 5 Pages from Keep Lords and Demon Invaders within the Crossroads to complete the quest, repeatable
  • Hunt for the Crown: Purge the Wicked - kill 25/5 enemies for souls - repeatable 25 player kill quest while grouped, 5 solo
  • Hunt for the Crown: Salvage - collect 30 Locuses of Power on Ellan Vannin - repeatable gather quest



Power Grows and Grows

Our book! Our lost book of power is finally within our grasp! As the veil thins, sections of our unholy Tome have appeared around the island of Ellan Vannin, a land now pulsing with dark energy. You, our most devoted follower, must scour every inch of Ellan Vannin and its surrounding lands to unearth fragments of the Tome and retrieve them before the feeble forces of light can mend their wretched Circlet. It is certain that the presence of even the tiniest fragments of the Tome of Fiends has already wreaked havoc upon the feeble hearts of those who dwell nearby. We anticipate that the feeble mortals aligning with the demonic cause are concealing any shards of the Tome they stumble upon. You must get them back!

We charge you with the task of seizing the tightly held shards of power, gathering the hearts for corruption, and scouring the island for any materials that might have slipped through the veil. The reconstruction of the Tome demand power items to facilitate the restoration. And then, armed with the might of the corrupted Tome, we shall exact our revenge upon the feeble-minded fiends where it inflicts the most excruciating pain!

Our Followers will enjoy true superiority around the northern crossroads of the frontiers. Bask in the greatness we offer:

  • 10% increased damage
  • 10% increased healing
  • 10% increased Damage taken
  • 100% increased realm point earnings



Phase One Quest Details

  • Hunt for the Time: Gatecrasher - collect 5 Pages from Keep Lords and Demon Invaders within the Crossroads to complete the quest, repeatable
  • Hunt for the Tome: Cull the Weak - kill 25/5 enemies for hearts - repeatable 25 player kill quest while grouped, 5 solo
  • Hunt for the Tome: Collector - collect 30 Locuses of Power on Ellan Vannin - repeatable gather quest


Players alignment to the Demonic and Vigilant paths have been reset from Crossroads Covenant original event. Players must speak to Gwynn at the relic towns to select their paths and can switch to a new path, or stay on their previous path, but only once, so choose wisely! Speak to the path NPC to join that path.


Notes:

  • Buggane and Battlefield pots (all types) will not stack with the event buff. Battlefield pots will coexist but not be active. Buggane pots will overwrite the event buff RP%. A charge will be used up if a player uses a Buggane or Battlefield pot. Mithril RP Bonus pots will stack with the event buffs.
  • Cloaks and wings from the first Crossroads Covenant event will be available to players further into the event (so make sure you're on you're preferred path!), along with Battlefield potions.
  • You do not need to participate in Phase One in order to take part in Phase 2 or 3. However, you will miss out on the Phase One rewards (event cloak & battlefield potion) if you do skip Phase One. All quests must be completed at least once to collect that Phase's rewards. Each Phase has rewards at the end.
  • The Harvest Crystal quest on Ellan Vannin and at the Ruined Keeps has ended.

 
Rewards for Completing Event

There are two rewards for completing the overall event:

  • New cosmetic mask
  • New Mythirian (details later during the event)
     
Demonic Mask Vigilant Mask




Phase one of our Crossroads Covenant event returns today Friday, October 6th, 2023! The Crossroads Covenant event will expand to Phase 2 (Darkness Falls) and 3 (Otherworld) as the event progresses.

22nd Anniversary Bonuses and Merchants

Posted by Community | 2023 Sep 29 16:55 -0400 GMT
Friends and Realm mates,

In celebration of our 22nd Year Anniversary, we are pleased to start the celebrations this coming Sunday, October 1st 2023, with bonuses and the return of the Traveling Merchants!

The following bonuses and merchants will be active until November 1st, 2023.

Bonuses

On Ywain:
  • 100% bonus to RPs gained from RvR kills
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 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

Traveling Merchants

The traveling merchants have returned for the 22nd Anniversary festivities!
  • A Book of Recall has been added to the Darkness Falls Rarity Merchant.

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


Keep your eyes on the Herald here over the month as we celebrate Dark Age of Camelot's birthday with events and more!

Live Server Downtime on Wednesday September 6th, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Sep 05 15:22 -0400 GMT
Update 10:00AM EDT/ 16:00 PM CEST: All Servers are back online! Thank you.

All live servers will be coming down Wednesday September 6th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for scheduled maintenance. 

Downtime is expected to be approximately 7 hours. We will provide notification as to when live servers are back up. 

Thank you!


Thidranki Battleground Weekend

From 2PM EST / 8PM CET on Friday, September 8th until Monday, September 11th, the battleground of Thidranki will be open to all players! Visit the following teleporters for access:

In Albion - Master Truji in Castle Sauvage
In Midgard - Stor Gothi Acheren in Svasud Faste
In Hibernia - Channeler Inarea in Druim Ligen

Note: a 100% RP and BP bonus will be active in the battleground for the duration of the event.

Ruined Keeps, EV Crystals, and Gifts

Posted by Community | 2023 Aug 01 18:18 -0400 GMT
Ruined Keeps and EV Crystals return! We'd also like to offer our gratitude for your patience and understanding while we resolved recent stability issues.


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:

  • Keep walls will remain destroyed keep gates and postern doors will remain open, and guards and other keep NPCs will not spawn
  • The Protection Obelisk will be disabled and unavailable
  • Solo quest objectives will return to the keep areas

Investigate Crystals on Ellan Vannin

The Ellan Vannin crystal gathering quest has returned for a limited time:

Aid your realm in investigating the cause of the breach by collecting  samples of the crystal formations found on Ellan Vannin.

This quest is repeatable, and awards 5,000 bounty points and 500 realm points (affected by bonuses) per turn in.


Adventurers should speak with the following NPCs to receive the gather quest:
  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg

Ywain Crash Acknowledgment

On Ywain, Level 50 characters on veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s throne room to receive a special gift - a small gesture of thanks for your patience during our recent downtime. This gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Some notes and reminders:
  • You will need 3 free inventory spaces
  • Please remember that accounts can only have one MTX respec active at a time. If you should be awarded this item, it is recommended that you use it prior to obtaining your gift on other characters
  • This offering will be available through Friday August 4th, 2023

Live Server Downtime - Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 31 18:22 -0400 GMT
Update 10:25AM EDT/ 16:25 PM CEST: All Servers are back online! Thank you.

All live servers will be coming down tomorrow morning, Tuesday August 1st, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45 AM CEST for scheduled follow-up maintenance resulting from today's emergent issue.Downtime is expected to be approximately 7 hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide an update notification when Ywain is back up. 

Ywain - Emergency Server Downtime

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 31 15:39 -0400 GMT
Update: 18:05 EDT/ 00:05 CET (Tuesday): the Ywain server is now back online! Thank you.

The Ywain servers are down now to perform emergency server maintenance involving a crash.

We expect this downtime to be completed in approximately 2 hours, and we will update as the situation progresses.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolve this matter!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event Returns!

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 24 11:03 -0400 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!? Now is a great time to return home to DAoC!

Our 8th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, July 24th 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, July 24th a nd will end at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET time on Monday, July 31st.



How does the event work?


  • For the duration of the week long 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.
  • 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. However, please note that there are realm point hard caps to each level and should you hit the realm point cap, you will stop gaining realm points until you progress in levels.
  • 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.


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!


We'll see you on the battlefields of Caledonia!

 

Tournament Winners Skins Now Available

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 12 19:34 -0400 GMT
Exclusive skin rewards have now been added for each winner of the King's Tournament!

Winning players will need to speak to their class guild Weaponmaster in the King's throneroom to collect their helm reward, and select weapon type for their weapon skin reward.

Once again, we deeply apologise for the unavoidable delays in making these rewards available. 

As a reminder, the full winner's table is below.

Ywain Server Downtime, Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 10 16:58 -0400 GMT
Update 09:15AM EDT / 15:15 CEST  - Ywain is back up and open to players. 

The Ywain server will be coming down tomorrow morning, Tuesday July 11th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45 AM CET for routine maintenance. Downtime will be approximately 5 hours.

We will provide notification when Ywain is back up!

Thank you!

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