A Ghostly Incursion begins...

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jun 15 14:46 -0400 GMT

With the Doppelganger Invasion quelled the ghostly champions of the realms make their return!
  • The Doppelganger Invasion quest and traveling merchants are no longer available.
  • Any remaining Invader coins will be removed upon login.
  • The Ghost Keep event has begun and will last until July 6th!
  • RvR bonuses will remain through the duration of the Ghost Keep event!


Ghost Keep Event

  • Members of each realm should make haste to their ghostly ambassador to strengthen their realm's cause:
    • Albion - See the Ancient Paladin in the Catterick Hamlet relic town
    • Midgard - See the Ancient Thane in the Godrborg relic town
    • Hibernia - See the Ancient Champion in the Crair Treflan relic town
  • Players should ask the 'Ancient' NPCs for a [progress] report to be directed to the current task at hand.
    • These NPCs offer two quests during the 'supply' phase of the event that can only be obtained and completed during that phase.
    • Once a ghost keep has been triggered by a realm, the 'supply' phase ends for all three realms and these NPCs will direct players to defend or attack the appropriate ghostly keep lord!
    • Be sure to visit this NPC at each phase to ensure you pick up any available quests.
  • Earn extra realm and bounty points for completing the tasks throughout each phase of the event!
  • A successfully summoned ghostly keep lord will offer the Ring of the Summoned reward, along with a quest for the Ghostly Medal of Valor!
    • Please note that players who have already completed the Ring of the Summoned quest can obtain another one or exchange their existing one for another at the ghostly keep lord.
    • Players who obtained the Ghostly Medal of Valor last year can obtain one more with this event.
  • The Dynamic Keep Channelers at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn that can teleport players into the inner keep of their respective keeps make their return for the event.
    • The channelers will spawn when their Ghost Keep Lord is active AND the keep is actively under siege (flames on the realmwar map).
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until July 6th, 2021.
  • Current RvR bonuses will remain until July 6th, 2021.


Friday Grab Bag - 06/11/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Jun 11 13:21 -0400 GMT
It's Grab Bag time!

Only a few days left to complete our Doppelganger Invasion Event, and enjoy the RvR Bonuses and Merchants - all end Tuesday, June 15th :) 

Saturday, June 19th, at 4PM EST / 10PM CET sees the next player ran 8v8 draft night! We'll be hosting a multi pov stream on our official Twitch channel for the event featuring povs not just from our usual dev pov, but also from many streamers within the groups :) There's still time to sign up, so join the draft discord to find out more!

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 :)

Friday Grab Bag - 05/28/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 May 28 15:03 -0400 GMT
Welcome to this week's Grab Bag!

We really hope you all enjoyed the recent Caledonia event, and look forward to more! :)

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!

RvR Bonuses and Merchants Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 May 24 15:00 -0400 GMT
With the Catch Up in Caledonia Event now ended the party has moved back to the Frontiers!

Please enjoy the return of the traveling merchants and the following RvR bonuses for the remainder of the ongoing Doppelganger Invasion Event!

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, June 15th.

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, June 15th.


Friday Grab Bag - 05/14/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 May 14 12:37 -0400 GMT
It's Grab Bag time with some stream news :)

Tune into our official DAoC Twitch channel this Saturday night for a multi-pov stream of the player ran 8v8 draft event! Carol will be joined by host RamikOaken and a plethora of streamers from the groups taking part in the event for a fun and fight filled stream with all the action, and of course, giveaways! Stream will kick off at 4 PM EST / 10PM CET on Saturday, May 15th.

The following Saturday's (May 22nd) stream (from Caledonia!) will be a special giveaway stream as we'll be giving away the following (in no particular order):

  • 30 Charge 50% RP Bonus Potion
  • Name Respec
  • 3 Month Game Timecode (#1)
  • Race Respec
  • Dragon Mount
  • 3 Month Game Timecode (#2)
Don't miss out!! Prizes are limited to one win per person. The stream starts approximately 4:45PM EST / 10:45PM CET with the first giveaway starting at 5PM EST / 11PM CET!

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 :)

Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.127D and AWS Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 May 10 12:03 -0400 GMT
Update: 1:23PM EDT / 7:23PM CET: All live servers are open to players.

Update 10:57AM EDT / 4:57PM CET: Ywain and Gaheris are once again open to all players! Archived servers will be opened later today.

All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday May 11th, at 5:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for patch 1.127D and for scheduled AWS hosting maintenance.

We estimate downtime to be no longer than 8 hours.

Please check out the patch notes below!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 May 06 18:03 -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!?

We're excited to announce our 2nd Catch Up In Caledonia event coming Monday, May 17th and starting at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET!

We've made a host of improvements since the last event and hope to see this iteration as the one we use going forward on a quarterly basis. 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, May 17th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, May 24th.

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, May 21st 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 9 maximum
      • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 19 
      • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 29 
      • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 39
      • Day 5 (Friday): Level 49
      • Days 6-7 (Sat-Mon): Level 50
    • Characters that reach the day's level cap will still be able to earn realm and bounty points this time!

What improvements have been made?

We made several updates during the previous event and have several new ones for this iteration:
  • 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.
  • Random teleports into the zone are now all in open field locations!
  • The buff NPC offers a free of cost Full Buffs token to level 1-9 characters!
  • Level 1-5 characters will no longer receive resurrection sickness after death and its duration is set to 60s for all other levels in the zone.
  • The /xp off and /rp off commands no longer stop XP or RP gain in Caledonia.
  • Crowd control durations now have a reduced starting duration, scaling down by 1% for every level below 50!
    • This reduction starts at a 2% reduction at level 49 and scales down to a 50% reduction at level 1.
  • A new realm point penalty system has been introduced to the Caledonia zone for kills done by overwhelming forces!
    • Realm points are drastically reduced for kills where a realm outnumbers the other by 3 to 1 odds or more.
    • This penalty currently only triggers when the attacking realm has 25+ members in the area of the kill.
    • This system is designed to encourage groups to roam around separately more during the event!
  • The kill counts for completing quests have been reduced at the early level ranges.
  • Champion Level experience rewards for quests at level 50 have been drastically increased!

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!


1.127D Pendragon Test-Server Patch Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 May 06 16:23 -0400 GMT
The Pendragon test server is now open for testing!

We have a few quick changes and fixes, mostly for the upcoming Caledonia Event starting on Monday May 17th, that are now on Pendragon. Full event details and start time will be announced tomorrow!

Barring any issues, these changes will go live next Tuesday May 11th in conjunction with a scheduled server-hosting maintenance.

Important Note:
  • We highly suggest duplicating your game directory and using the duplicate copy as a Pendragon-only game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • ​This means duplicating the entire "Labyrinth" folder (usually found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Labyrinth) to another location and using that copied folder exclusively for Pendragon testing.
    • ​If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching from Pendragon back to live.
      • To force the live client to fix these issues, you will need to delete the mft.myp in your game's directory and then run the camelot.exe patcher again.
For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!

Here are the short and sweet 1.127D notes!


Friday Grab Bag - 04/30/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Apr 30 09:42 -0400 GMT
Time for another Grab Bag! Yay!

Remember to get your Doppelganger daily quest in, and look out for our April newsletter coming to your inboxes later today! :)

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.

Grab a cuppa and read on!

Doppelganger Invasion Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Apr 29 17:56 -0400 GMT
While each realm has been pre-occupied with attacking and defending each other, their attention has been away from other things, things more dark and sinister.

Taking advantage of the realms' distraction, Doppelgangers have begun increasing their numbers, and their territory. Expeditions across the frontiers today report far more Doppelgangers throughout the maze areas; while Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland seem almost infested with them.

One such expedition captured one of the Doppelgangers, perhaps a little too easily. Did he give himself up? Not all Doppelgangers want to see the light of day.

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 transfered to other characters.
  • The Doppelganger Invasion event will come to an end on Tuesday, June 15th.