Catch Up in Caledonia Event Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 08 17:23 -0500 GMT
The Catch Up in Caledonia Event was a huge hit over the weekend with thousands of characters leveling through the event so far in its first 3 days.

With today marking the start of the 4th day, new character creation for the event is now disabled.

  • Characters still in the level 1-4 and level 1-9 areas can now visit their realm's Teleporter NPC to [advance] to the level 10+ battleground and then speak with the Caledonia Event Coordinator to receive level 10 and some bounty points! 
  • Day 4 means a current level cap of 30! Don't worry if you're still far behind, with the Caledonia Boost buff, lower levels can still compete!
    • Grouping with any character that has the Caledonia Boost will also grant their entire group (regardless of group member levels) a 400% XP and BP gain bonus!

Thanks to all that have and will continue to participate in the event, we have loved every minute of it and hope you have too!

Feedback on the event has been tremendous and we've already made several tweaks to it. We look forward to going over more feedback as the event continues so that we can make the next iteration even better!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Feb 28 19:02 -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!?

Join us this Friday, March 5th for your chance to start fresh and rapidly progress to the end-game with players around your level!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia?

A10-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 the event's end participants will be ready to competitively RvR in the Frontier!

When does the event start and end?

The event starts precisely at 4 PM EST / 9 PM GMT on Friday, March 5th  a nd will end on Monday, March 15th.

How does the event work?

  • For the first 3 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 turning in related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​After the 3rd day, 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!
  • The battleground will use a mix of leveling caps and new instances to maintain populations throughout the event:
    • At Level 5, characters will automatically teleport to a new instance for levels 5-9.
    • At level 10, characters will automatically teleport to a new instance for levels 10+
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Caledonia and will increase by 5 levels every 24 hours:
      • Day 1: Level 15 maximum
      • Day 2: Level 20 
      • Day 3: Level 25 
      • Day 4: Level 30
      • Day 5: Level 35
      • Day 6: Level 40
      • Day 7: Level 45
      • Days 8-10: Level 50
    • Characters that reach a level cap will not be able to earn realm points or experience until the level cap is increased but will still be able to complete quests and earn bounty points towards their gear and other progression goals.

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!


Valentine's Event and President's Day RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Feb 11 13:54 -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!
This event will run from Thursday, February 11th until Tuesday, February 16th.


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.

RvR Bonuses

In honor of Valentine's day and President's Day weekend, the following bonuses are active for the duration of the event as well!

  • On Ywain:
    • 25% 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

Emergency Server Downtime - Ywain and Gaheris

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jan 28 11:46 -0500 GMT
Update 11:55 AM EST / 4:55 PM GMT: Ywain and Gaheris are once again live!

Ywain and Gaheris will be coming down today at 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT to address some issues accessing some dungeon regions.

We expect to be back online within the next 3 hours.

Thank you for your understanding and appreciate your patience as we work to get Ywain and Gaheris back online.

Monthly Mithril Bonus Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jan 07 17:13 -0500 GMT

We've retroactively corrected an issue preventing the new monthly mithril bonus from applying to certain subscribed accounts.

Any accounts that qualified for the bonus mithril (were actively subscribed on December 18th, 2020) and did not previously receive it should now see it in-game and will be properly rewarded going forward.

Please note that most subscribed accounts were already properly rewarded for this bonus mithril and will see no change in their mithril balances.

Monthly Mithril Bonus to Subscribers

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Dec 21 09:59 -0500 GMT
A new monthly Mithril bonus has been added to all subscription packages!

  • Every subscribed account will now receive this bonus mithril currency automatically every month their subscription is applied or renews!
    • 1 month subscription package: 100 bonus mithril
    • 3 month subscription packages: 125 bonus mithril each month
    • 6+ month subscription packages: 150 bonus mithril each month
    • Bonus mithril will be automatically deposited 72 hours after a subscription is initialized or renewed.
  • Any accounts that were currently subscribed on December 18th will receive their bonus mithril for this current month and will receive it going forward on that subscription's renewal!
    • For example, a 3-month account subscription that was initiated on December 1st, 2020 will receive their 125 mithril bonus for the first month now, then will get their second month's 125 bonus mithril on January 3rd 2021 (72 hours after their renewal date) and their third month's 125 bonus mithril on February 3rd 2021.

Midwinter Festival Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Dec 17 19:58 -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!
  • 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 12th, 2021.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Monday, December 21st!

Read on for more details!

Harvest Celebration Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Nov 19 18:57 -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, December 1st, 2020.

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, December 1st, 2020.

Mithril Shop Update

The General Merchant's Mithril shop has two HOT new items this month! (groan)

  • Make your character sizzle with the Wings of Flame!
  • And turn heads with the scorching new vanity pet, Moz!

RvR Bonuses

The following bonuses are active for the duration of the event:
  • On Ywain:
    • 25% 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

Halloween Event 2020

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Oct 09 13:00 -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 the Pumpkin moon to rise again, haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance! 

New prizes await those brave enough to venture into the Frontiers during these spooky times!

Festivities begin today, October 9th and will conclude on Tuesday, November 3rd.


19 Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted by John Thornhill | 2020 Sep 25 16:22 -0400 GMT
Help us celebrate our 19(!!!!) Year Anniversary in style!

Come join us in-game starting today and complete the brand new month-plus long Anniversary event to earn some fabulous rewards and collector's items. And of course, enjoy the usual RvR bonuses, partake in the upcoming Hallows eve festivities and get your fast-paced Realm vs Realm fix while celebrating with the best community in gaming!

Read on for the full details!