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Live Hot Fix, Doppelganger & Springtime Events, and RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Mar 26 12:21 -0400 GMT

 

We have quite a lot coming your way this Spring. Patch 1.127 is currently on track to be released within the next month or so and we have a brand new, long-term Doppelganger Invasion event launching today as well as the familiar preparations for Springtime to tide you over until and beyond the Patch's release.

We also have some juicy RvR bonuses and a much-requested hot fix note. Happy hunting and we'll see you in the frontiers!

Read on for the full details!
 

St Patrick's Day Event and Endless Conquest Announcement

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Mar 12 15:48 -0400 GMT


Endless Conquest


  • As of this posting, the 180 day account inactivity restriction for Endless Conquest eligibility has been reduced to 120 days.
    • This reduction aligns with the house repossession timer due to account inactivity which will be re-enabled in the upcoming 1.127 Patch.
    • Accounts that are already past the 120 day mark are now automatically eligible to play for free as an Endless Conquest account!
    • Accounts that have recently gone inactive will now only need to wait for the remainder of the new 120 day threshold to be eligible.
Players interested in coming back to Dark Age of Camelot should visit our Endless Conquest FAQ and Features Table pages!

St. Patrick's Day Event


Are you feeling lucky? 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from now until Wednesday, March 18th, 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 mazes areas of each realm. Enjoy some zany RvR through the weekend!
  • 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 Wednesday, March 18th.

A happy and safe St. Patrick's Day to one and all, and we'll see you in the Frontiers!

A Ghostly Incursion begins...

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Feb 20 11:01 -0500 GMT

           


Ghost Keep Event


Update: The Dynamic Keep Channelers at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn that can teleport players into the inner keep of their respective keeps will now spawn when their Ghost Keep Lord is active AND the keep is actively under siege (flames on the realmwar map). 
 
  • 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.
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until March 10th, 2020.

 

Dynamic Population Bonuses Return

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Jan 14 15:12 -0500 GMT
Based on feedback we've received since the 1.126 patch, the Dynamic Population Bonus feature is active once again!

As a refresher, here's how the system works:


Dynamic Population Bonus


  • This system will reward underpopulated realms with bonus realm points to help offset and stabilize population imbalances.
  • The current bonus status will be displayed to players when viewing the realm selection screen and in-game on the /realmwar 'bonuses' window.

 
  • The dynamic population bonus is re-calculated every 15 minutes and only calculates based on the number of players within the New Frontiers region.
  • The bonus amounts are as follows:
    • 81-90% population of most populated realm: +10% RPs
    • 71-80% population of most populated realm: +25% RPs
    • 61-70% population of most populated realm: +40% RPs
    • 51-60% population of most populated realm: +55% RPs
    • 41-50% population of most populated realm: +70% RPs
    • 31-40% population of most populated realm: +85% RPs
    • 0-30% population of the most populated realm: +100% RPs
  • These bonuses will stack with all other bonuses!

Midwinter Festival Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Dec 17 09:58 -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!
  • 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!

The Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 14th, 2020.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Saturday, December 21st!


Read on for more details!

Live Hot Fix Notes and Harvest Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Nov 22 16:23 -0500 GMT
The Harvest Celebration and Farmer's Market events are now live along with some changes and fixes before the weekend, including the reintroduction of RvR missions!


Hot Fix and Event Notes


Emergency Server Maintenance - Archived Servers

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Nov 15 16:39 -0500 GMT
Update 9:45PM EDT: All archived servers are once open to all players. Thank you for your patience!

The archived servers are being taken down to address an issue with certain, very old characters.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue and thank you for your patience as we resolve this matter.

The Ywain and Gaheris servers are not affected by this issue and will remain open.

Halloween Event 2019

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Oct 17 15:00 -0400 GMT
October is not just our favorite month because of the Anniversary month and its crisp Autumn weather; it's also because it's time for haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance!

Festivities begin today, October 17th and will conclude on Tuesday, November 5th.


 

18th Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Oct 10 12:03 -0400 GMT

Please join us in wishing a very special Happy Birthday to Dark Age of Camelot, today. Eighteen years of adventures, battles, friendships, and fun have meant the world to us and especially our players both past and present. Here's to many more!

In celebration of the anniversary and in appreciation for all of our current players, we have the following bonuses and rewards available!

Endless Conquest Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Sep 30 16:29 -0400 GMT
The launch of Dark Age of Camelot: Endless Conquest, a way to play permanently without a paid subscription, is just around the corner and we are excited to provide you all with this detailed update!

First, we are making excellent headway in our testing phase of Endless Conquest (EC) as well as the rest of Patch 1.126. Further, because the bulk of EC features will not be testable by player accounts prior to the live launch, we expect a relatively short stay on the Pendragon test-server before bringing Endless Conquest to Ywain and Gaheris (yep, both servers!). As you know, anything can come up during the development process but we're very excited to announce that we are currently on track for a live launch in the latter-half of October!

Next, we have continued to iterate on the various privileges and restrictions involved with EC and are excited to announce our planned list for launch! EC accounts will be able to earn max character level and realm rank, Champion and Master Levels, all end-game gear, and so much more! Please follow the link to our Endless Conquest page and FAQ which includes in-depth information and a handy table of all the privileges and restrictions for both EC and Veteran (subscribed) accounts!

We'll follow this announcement up with a special, EC-centered Grab Bag this Friday, so be sure to submit your questions before then!


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