Labor Day Weekend Battleground Event and Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Sep 03 15:59 -0400 GMT
Labor Day weekend means a level 50 Leirvik Battleground Event and the following RvR bonuses!

  • The Leirvik Battleground will be open to level 50 players from Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th.
On Ywain:
  • 25% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 50% bonus to RP gain in Leirvik
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in Leirvik
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 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

5v5 Winners and Post Event Round Up!

Posted by Community | 2015 Aug 31 09:52 -0400 GMT
After a long day of great fights, banter, commentary and fun, one team was crowned victors of the first DAoC 5v5 Tournament! Congratulations to the winning team: FreeToPlayPlease!!!

Very well fought throughout the tournament!

First place:  FreeToPlayPlease, who each won a Weapon skin change, Look-a-Like NPC, and 3 month DAoC game timecode, included players:

  • Hend (Spiritmaster & Team Captain)
  • Prollibel (Bard)
  • Frugall (Bonedancer)
  • Iiaalx (Theurgist)
  • Salidriks (Healer)
  • Gwelzz (Alternate)

Second place:  Carry Nordic, who each won a 3 month DAoC game timecode and was made up of players:

  • Tragmich (Valkyrie and Team Captain)
  • Allesklar (Healer)
  • Rmssssssssss (Sorceress)
  • Strangecon (Minstrel)
  • Asii (Bonedancer)
  • Evix (Alternate)
Third place:  Pizza Party, who each won a 1 month DAoC game timecode and was made up of players:

  • Kujii (Warden and Team Captain)
  • Mahogany (Mauler)
  • Pyth (Valkyrie)
  • Riskymilk (Bard)
  • Haxchap (Armsman)
  • Mofangz (Alternate)

All videos from the stream on our official Twitch channel are now available on our official Youtube channel here

Special thanks to the Knight-organizers Obelisk and Kujii, excellent commentators J0el and Spaghetti Johnson, everyone who tuned in to watch the event live on Twitch, and the participants themselves for giving us such an entertaining tournament!

We were overjoyed by how successful it was and look forward to hosting more events like it in the months to come!

5v5 Tournament Fixture Announcement

Posted by Community | 2015 Aug 28 07:36 -0400 GMT
Registration for the 5v5 Tournament is now closed and the fixture list available here on the tournament site! If you have a team but it does not appear on the fixture list, please contact Obelisk asap via IRC or Postcount.

We would ask those participating to please arrive on time and ready to go around the porter in Camelot at 1PM EST (7PM CET).

Otherworlds Campaign: Chapter 4

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 25 10:01 -0400 GMT

The Otherworlds Campaign continues with the release of Chapter 4 today! A new zone and the Otherworldly Belt awaits! 

Check out walkthroughs for the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 as well as the new Chapter 4 notes by clicking the Campaign Calendar image above or read the notes below!

Account Center Down for Maintenance

Posted by Community | 2015 Aug 24 12:12 -0400 GMT

Update 1:15 PM EST: The Account Center is back online!

The Dark Age of Camelot Account Center is coming down for brief maintenance. 

Downtime is not expected to be more than a couple hours. Thank you for your patience!

Radar Suspensions

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 20 17:09 -0400 GMT

We have recently instituted several methods to help us track down various hacks in-game, perhaps the most important of which is radar. We have not and will not ever take cheating lightly. Your feedback over the months about hacking has been well-received and this announcement can be considered proof that these types of actions will not be tolerated.

Today we have issued 1-day suspensions to several hundred accounts found to be using radar. Going forward, any accounts confirmed as violating the Rules of Conduct in this way will be subject to long-term suspension and permanent account termination. All accounts actioned today have been sent an email to the address on file.

If you receive this email, and you do not use these programs, check the name of the suspended account carefully before you panic. If you sold or traded your account to another player, it’s possible that they didn’t change the contact email information.

If you did not receive this email, but your account has been suspended, you should update the email address on the account ASAP.

If it’s your account, and you received the email, please uninstall your third party programs immediately.

Servers Up + Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 18 11:56 -0400 GMT
Update 1:10 PM EST: The Live servers and Pendragon have all returned from the downtime this morning. Thank you very much for your patience! 

Please read the following notes below carefully:
  • The Midsummer's Event has now come to an end and the Traveling Merchants have packed up their wares and ventured out of the realms for a time.

Guild Creation

Guilds are a core component of Dark Age of Camelot and we want to keep them that way. Unfortunately, as the game has matured, many players have begun using guilds to store their alternative or low level characters rather than as a community-enhancing feature. The following changes are designed to help alleviate the influx of the number of new guilds created. However, we also have plans to help make existing, active guilds a more attractive destination for players (over choosing to create a new guild) in the future.

  • Guild Creation has been re-enabled with the following new restrictions:
    • Trial Accounts can no longer be used to help form a guild.
    • Guilds now cost 10 platinum to form.
    • A character that has formed a guild as the group leader (at the time of guild formation) will no longer be able to then form another guild as the group leader. This is not a retroactive change, so all existing characters that have been the group leader at the time of a guild formation can form one new guild before being affected by this change.

  • King Uther, Queen Cliodna, and Ymir's encounters in Lyonesse, Bog of Cullen, and Vanern Swamp have had their difficulties slightly reduced again.
  • The quest, Energetic Collections, now allows succubi to be killed anywhere they are found in the game.
  • (Pendragon Only) The Pendragon server's ruleset has been changed to PvP or Free-for-All. NPCs assisting with the 5v5 Tournament will be outside the Throne Room in each capital city in the coming days.
  • Labyrinth Obelisks no longer require characters to 'activate' them before their use. All characters can teleport to all obelisks in the Labyrinth.
  • 900 additional quests have been added to the Quest Journalist NPC in the capital cities.
    • Level 50 characters can click the keyword [higher] to remove completed quests from your journal.
    • If you are having issues completing or accepting quests, and your pending quest journal has less than 20 quests in it, please visit these Quest Journalists!

Bug Fixes

  • All armor and weapons dropped in the Koalinth Caverns and Vendo Caverns dungeons should drop at the proper quality value now.
  • The Ten Hands Jewel is now trade-able.
  • Relics can no longer be carried into the safety of the Border Keeps. Instead, the relic will drop to the ground if a relic-carrier gets too close.
  • Relic carriers can no longer board galleons.
  • The Earth Horse quest in Albion can once again be obtained.

Live Server Downtime and Midsummer Event Ends

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 17 13:20 -0400 GMT
Live Servers will be coming down Tuesday, August 18th, at 5:45 am EST / 10:45 am GMT to re-enable guild creation as well as some other fixes. The Midsummer's Event will last until the servers come down Tuesday morning.

Servers are expected to be up by 4 pm EST / 9 pm GMT or earlier.

Full update notes will be posted when the servers are back online.

Podcast Interview with Content Designer Kevin Calvert

Posted by Community | 2015 Aug 13 13:14 -0400 GMT

Our DAoC Knight Podcast this week features an interview with Content Designer, Kevin Calvert!

Pencil it in your diaries for Sunday August 16th, at 8PM EST (5PM PST/1AM GMT) on our official Twitch channel. Join Knights Luvly and Aendam as they talk with Kevin about being a Content Designer and all that goes into fulfilling that role.

Additionally, we have exciting changes coming for the Knight Podcasts in the future, including t-shirt giveways, EU timed podcasts, and more. Keep your eyes on the Herald and our officialdaoc Twitch channel for info soon! 

5v5 Tournament Date Change

Posted by Community | 2015 Aug 12 10:45 -0400 GMT
To facilitate more players, as requested, and allow time for additional setup work on Pendragon for the tournament, we've pushed the date forward one week.

The tournament will now be held on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. The start time of the tournament remains unchanged: 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET).
Depending on how many teams sign up, the tournament may continue on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET).

Tournament details page has been updated to reflect the change. You can read all the information on the tournament on the 5v5 Tournament Details section.