1.128c Pendragon Fixes and Notes

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 09 09:08 -0500 GMT
The Pendragon test server has been updated with the below fixes and changes.

Please hop on Pendragon and check out the below changes! Let us know your thoughts and report any issues you may find in the 1.128c patch channels in our official DAoC Discord, thank you!

Important Note:
  • We highly suggest separating out your normal game directory from your Pendragon game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching 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 run the patcher again.

For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!

Braemar Battleground Event - February 23rd

Posted by Community | 2024 Feb 16 19:13 -0500 GMT
After a poll of the community on our official Discord server, Braemar is where we'll be wreaking havoc for the next BG weekend event!

Braemar event will run from Friday, February 23rd at 2 PM EST / 8PM CET through Monday, February 26th.

Valentine's Day Event with New Shield Reward!

Posted by Community | 2024 Feb 13 10:33 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event! Defeat the Golden Lovers in our new Ellan Vannin mini event and earn your new heart shield!
Valentine's event will run from today, Tuesday February 13th, until Tuesday, February 20th. 

Read on for full event details!

A Ghostly Incursion.....

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 18 12:33 -0500 GMT

The Ghost Keep event returns to the Frontiers!
  • The Ghost Keep event has begun and will last until February 20th!
  • RvR bonuses will remain through the duration of the Ghost Keep event!
  • An additional 50% RP Bonuses will be active in the areas of Hadrian's Wall, Emain Macha, and Odin's Gate 
  • 4 new Ghostly weapons have been added!


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).
  • Speak to the ghostly ambassador at the relic towns to obtain the additional quest [Ghost Keep] Ghosts of Enemies Past. Complete this quest to earn a Ghostly Weapon token to turn in for a weapon of your choice!
    • Can only be completed once per toon
    • Note players who have last year's quest pending will be able to complete it, but will not receive a weapon token.
    • 4 new Ghostly weapons have been added:
        • Ghostly Fang (H2H)
        • Ghostly Drum
        • Ghostly Quarterstaff
        • Ghostly Axe
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until February 20th, 2024.


Leirvik Battleground Weekend - January 12th

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 05 18:12 -0500 GMT

Welcoming in the New Year with the first of the year's battleground weekends!

Leirvik event will run from next Friday, January 12th through Monday, January 15th. Please note, the current 50% bonus RP in NF will carry into Leirvik for the event!

Porters will be added to the border keeps mainland side at approx 2PM EDT/ 8PM CET.

Ghost Keep Event

Adding an additional quick note that the Ghost Keep event will return to the frontiers on Thursday, January 18th!

Live Server Emergency Downtime

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 04 17:37 -0500 GMT
UPDATE 17:45 EDT / 00:45 CET  - All servers are back online and open to players.

***Due to a technical issue, guild creation has been temporarily disabled on Ywain. We will provide an update to this post, as well as an in-game notification when guild creation is once again available. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.***

Twelve Days of Midwinter

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 20 20:24 -0500 GMT
The 21st of December is here, and what better way to celebrate the holiday spirit than grabbing some gifts from our Twelve Days of Midwinter gift giveaway!

On the first day of Midwinter, Broadsword gave to me...

  • Login to the game and visit the following NPCs to receive a special reward each day!
    • Albion: Santa Nicholas in Castle Sauvage
    • Midgard: Kris Kringle in Svasud Faste
    • Hibernia: Daidi na Nollag in Druim Ligen
  • Speak with the above NPCs to reveal your reward for each day.
    • Each day's reward will be revealed around 5:30 AM EST / 11:30 AM CET and last the remainder of that day.
    • In order to obtain your gifts, you must have the required number of inventory slots available for that day’s rewards.
    • In some cases, a multi-item reward will be stackable, and will require only one free inventory slot. Please refer to the list below for the days which will require more than 1 free slot:
      • Day 2 – Requires 2 free inventory slots
      • Day 4 – Requires 4 free inventory slots
      • Day 5 – Requires 5 free inventory slots
      • Day 9 – Requires 3 free inventory slots
  • If you’ve skipped one or more days, you will be simultaneously granted each previous missed day’s rewards in addition to the gifts for that day.
    • If you wait until the twelfth and last day of the giveaway to receive your gifts, you will need 22 available inventory slots, so please make sure that you have enough free space!
  • These rewards are limited to level 50s on veteran accounts, and may only be obtained once per character.
  • The Midwinter Giveaway will run from December 21st, 2023 for the next twelve days,until January 1st, 2024!
Happy Midwinter to one and all from all of us here at Broadsword!


Midwinter Festival Returns

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 14 15:43 -0500 GMT
  • A new mini event to defeat the chilling evil on Ellan Vannin has been added!
  • Help the dock Cargomaster recover his lost yuletide decorations!
  • Traveling Merchants return!
  • Merlof and yuletide hats return to our MTX store!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Frozen Cavern instance makes its return!
  • 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 9th, 2024.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Thursday, December 21st!

Read on for more details!

Catch Up in Caledonia - Mordred's Revenge

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 04 13:16 -0500 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Have you been holding back the bloodthirsty urge to attack and betray players of your own realm?! Now is the time to unlock that rage! 

Our 10th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, December 4th at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET! Being our 10th Caledonia, it is a special one as this Caledonia is Player versus Player!

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!

What makes this Caledonia so different?

This Caledonia is enabled for PvP (Player versus Player) which means that you may group with...*or* attack and battle any other player regardless of realm. Only your group-mates are safe from your wrath!

When does the event begin and end?

The event starts precisely at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET on Monday, December 4th a nd will conclude at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET time on Monday, December 11th.

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!
    • 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 enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
  • 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 there are hard realm point caps and should you hit this cap, you'll need to continue leveling to pass the cap and earn realm points again.
  • 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.

PvP Specific Changes

The following event changes have been made to facilitate PvP:

  • Starting Guilds have been removed. In some cases, you may not be removed from your guild, if you experience this, please /gc quit. Players cannot attack players in the same guild so please make sure you're unguilded. 
  • All 3 starting areas within Caledonia are now 'safe areas' where players can get setup, buff, gear up, etc in peace.
  • Players can port between the Albion, Hibernian, and Midgard safe areas via the portal Obelisk at will.
  • Players can create and join cross realm groups.
  • Everyone not in your group is considered an enemy, and may be attacked.
  • Cross realm trading is allowed, however some items remain unuseable depending on realm/class.
  • Battlegroups are not allowed. Chat groups are allowed.
  • Chat channels are open and visible for all realms including region, advice, LFG, etc.
  • NPC's for each realm including trainers remain at their original realm safe area.
  • Some NPC's have been duplicated for quick re-buff and re-engage in combat such as the Realm Enhancement and Hasteners NPCs
  • Buff tokens under level 40 are now free.
  • Buffs from the Realm Enhancement NPCs are now not overwriteable.
  • A new buff token, Beibhinn's Blessing, has been added to the Realm Enhancement NPCs. This token is full capped buffs and useable at level 50 and within Caledonia only.
  • Resurrection Sickness on /release has been removed. Players will still receive RS during battle rezzes.
  • Dummies have been removed from the safe areas as attacking is forbidden in these areas.
  • Overwhelming Force will not be turned on for this event.

The following spell & abilities have been changed for the duration of the PvP event:

  • The Master Level Path Warlord AoE buff spells now only effect the caster and their group.
  • Banespike now only affects your group.
  • Speedwarps now effect everyone, regardless of realm, not in the casters group.
  • All AoE buffs i.e. Druid/Shaman/Cleric aoe non conc buffs only effect the casters group.
  • All AoE heal spells i.e. Valkyrie PBAoE, Druid AoE, Warlord heals, OW Restorative Cloak use1, and Warden proc heals only heal the casters group.
  • Animist AoE bladeturn now only effects the casters group.
  • Paladin AoE cures only effect the casters group.
  • Chain Lightning now affects Midgardians.
  • The level 50 Animist pet in the Creeping Path line now only heals Hibernians in the casters group rather than all Hibernians in range.
  • AoE Resurrection effects such as Egg of Youth and OW Restorative Cloaks cannot be changed and will attempt to resurrect realm mates of the user regardless of group status.
  • Realm target spells such as direct healing and resurrections can apply on players not in your group! Be careful with your targeting!

Pet Collector NPC

Due to how the safe areas now operate (pets are not charmable in the safe areas as this is considered an "attack"), the following changes have been made to the Pet Collector NPC:

  • Speaking to the Pet Collector NPC now gives you a Pet Collector Summoning Stone.
  • This stone is intended to be used outside of the three safe areas only within Caledonia. This is due to pets not being charmable in these areas.
  • Once used, this stone will summon a Pet Collector in order to allow you to summon the desired pet. This mob is useable by any pet charm class not just the caster, and vanishes in 25 seconds.
  • This stone has unlimited uses, cannot be destroyed but can be dropped, and a 50 second cooldown timer.

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 battlefield at Caledonia!


Live Server Downtime on Tuesday, November 28th

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 27 16:21 -0500 GMT
** UPDATE 11:10AM EDT / 17:10 CET  - Live servers are back online and open to players. Thank you for your patience during this downtime!

All live servers will be coming down Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for a patch which adds support for PvP-enabled zones. 

Downtime is expected to be approximately 8 hours. We will provide an update to this post when live servers are back online.

Thank you!