Live Server Downtime for Patch 1.121

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jul 25 13:25 -0400 GMT
All servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/26/16 at 5:45AM EST / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.121!

Producer’s note:

Friends,

This patch is one of our most ambitious yet – and that’s saying something with a whole new zone and campaign launched just two patches ago! We’ve taken a look at almost every single one of the 45 classes in the game and many of those have received significant updates. If your class is one of the few not in these notes, fret not, we’ll be looking at it closely next patch. We haven’t just stopped at classes either, we’ve delivered a brand new keep–warfare contribution system, siege system overhaul and widespread improvements to crafting as well!

Many of these ideas were cultivated by you, the community, through your work and feedback on the class and RvR podcasts over the past half year and during our testing phase on Pendragon. We couldn’t be happier with how the notes have turned out. Our team is delighted to bring you an EPIC update to the game – we’ll see you on the battlefield!


Onward,

John Thornhil
Producer
Dark Age of Camelot


Check out the patch notes below!




 

Highlights


  • Display your valor at keep and tower sieges and be rewarded with our new contribution–based reward system!
  • Buffing and support classes have been given more active tools to control and impact the battle!
  • Alpha–striking is back on Assassins! Try out their improved Envenom and Stealth lines too!
  • Skald, Minstrel, and Bard classes have new speed–based buffs to dazzle their realm–mates with!
  • Light Tank stances and a charge class-ability allow them new utility and prowess on the battlefield!
  • Crafting has been sped up and simplified and SIegecrafting has been improved!
  • Crowd control has been given more potency as well as new counters to go along with it!
  • Several underused specializations have been given major facelifts on classes including Bainshees, Animists, Cabalists, Bonedancers, Paladins, Clerics, Druids, Shaman, and many more!
  • More Class Balance changes, along with several bug fixes, than could fit in the Highlights await those brave enough to venture onward through the notes!
 

Pendragon Hot Fix - Bug Fixes and 1.121f

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jul 22 12:56 -0400 GMT

The following Hot Fix Notes are now up on the Pendragon server!


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!



 
 

Pendragon Server Downtime - Bug Fixes and 1.121E

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jul 18 23:44 -0400 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.121E Pendragon Test Server Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down tomorrow, July 19th, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver some bug fixes and changes based on your feedback!

Notes will follow when Pendragon is back online. 

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!

 

1.121 Patch Interview with MMORPG

Posted by Community | 2016 Jul 18 11:39 -0400 GMT

"Venerated Dark Age of Camelot just keeps chugging away with new updates, new everything. Loyal players are often treated to new ways to play the game including the recent announcement that big changes are in store for all character classes. We chatted with Producer John Thornhill about exactly that. See what he had to say in this exclusive interview."
 

1.121 Class Changes Preview Video

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jul 12 09:58 -0400 GMT
Enjoy a sneak peek at the new abilities being introduced with patch 1.121!
 

 
This footage is a "small" sampling of all of the changes coming with 1.121, be sure to check out the full patch notes below if you haven't already!
 
1.121           1.121B           1.121C           1.121D

 

Pendragon Kill Kenny Event Winners

Posted by Community | 2016 Jul 11 09:55 -0400 GMT
Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Saturday to help test patch 1.121 and to take part in a really really fun event! Hectic, maybe even a little chaotic, but incredibly fun. Even if the aim was my death, over and over, and over...and over. You guys really liked that part!

Thoroughly enjoyed, though :)

We even managed to run the event twice, giving away lots of bracers,and also 3 one month game timecodes.Yay!

Bracer Winners

Ulfrika and their group (Mid's 1st deathblow)
Usetactics and their group (Hib's 1st deathblow)
Norezzforu and their group (Alb's 1st deathblow)
Odinbjorn and their group (Mid's 2nd deathblow)
Ashketchem and their group (Alb's 2nd deathblow)
Elendhriel and their group (Hib's 2nd deathblow)
Plzkillkennyforme and their group (most kills - loved the name!)
Korkhe and their group (most heals)
Riddles and their group (most deathblows)


Timecode Winners

Apergia
Mrsbluecandlestickbe
Alkyynyn


Timecodes have all been issued, and all but a couple of the bracers delivered. If you are one of those who hasn't received their bracer yet, check the email you sent us on Saturday and get in touch (same email) - you forgot to tell us what live server character is to receive the bracer!

Also thanks to Lea for streaming the event. You can watch that back on our official YouTube channel here:



Congrats to all the winners, and many thanks again to all of the participants for their testing and feedback on 1.121!

Pendragon Playtest Fun: Kill Kenny!

Posted by Community | 2016 Jul 07 09:36 -0400 GMT
Kill Kenny... as in kill ME! Ever wanted to get me back for those perfectly timed screenshots of your death that I shared? Or your group wiping in that embarassing way that one time on my stream?! I do love traps :)

Well here's your chance!

On Saturday, July 9th, at 3 PM EST/8PM GMT/9PM CET I'll be holding an RvR playtest event on Pendragon's Ellan Vannin. All players are welcome, so please come along and drag your guildies/friends out for some fun. The object of this event is to get the deathblow on me! Some of you old timers might remember this event from years back :)

Here’'s how it will work:

  • Copy your favorite RvR Character to Pendragon sometime this week. For instructions on copying your character over, go here.
  • At 3PM EST/9PM CET on Saturday, July 9th, please assemble at your realm's milegate on Ellan Vannin. I'll do a "/who Ellan Vannin" for each realm.
  • Round 1: A random group will be chosen from the realm with the highest number of players. That group will be the Protectors of Carol for Round 1 (you'’ll need to invite me to your group). When the signal is given, groups from the other two realms will try to rush in for the kill. Whoever gets the killing blow on me for Round 1 will win a PENDRAGON'S BRACER for themselves and everyone in their group!
  • Round 2: Carol will join the winning group from Round 1, and the other two realms will have a chance. Whoever gets the deathblow on me for Round 2 will win a PENDRAGON'S BRACER for themselves and everyone in their group!
  • Round 3: Carol will join the winning group from Round 2, and give the final realm a chance to win a PENDRAGON'S BRACER. This round will continue until the winning group is from the remaining realm. (In other words, if Midgard wins round 1 and Hibernia wins Round 2, then Round 3 will go on until the Deathblow comes from Albion.)
  • We will also be giving away a 1 month DAoC game timecode to one lucky player from each realm!
    • Members of groups who won a Pendragon's Bracer will not be able to win a time code.
    • Groups, or individuals who were part of a winning group, cannot win a round more than once.
    • Winners of Pendragon's Bracer will get to choose 1 character on the Live servers to receive the item. Character must be level 45+.
  • Event will be streamed on our official DAoC Twitch channel.

By the end of the event only three groups will have won, one from each realm.

Will yours be the winning group? Will I pay dearly for this?! Bring your best (or worst) and see!

Pendragon Hot Fix - Bug Fixes and 1.121d

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jul 01 16:25 -0400 GMT
The following Hot Fix Notes are now up on the Pendragon server!

Please note that we have not fixed several known bugs with this update that will require server downtime or further investigation. These bugs will be fixed at a later time, and prior to 1.121 going to the Live servers:

  • Assassin mesmerization poison proc not affecting their current target
  • Purge not properly clearing CC immunity timers
  • Several mouse-related client issues
Be sure to check out the fixes and changes that did make it into 1.121d below!

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!



 
 

July 4th Weekend Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 30 17:09 -0400 GMT
The July 4th weekend is here! In celebration, we have the following bonuses to crafting, experience, realm, and bounty points!



The following bonuses are live from Thursday, June 30th until next Tuesday, July 5th.

On Ywain:
50% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including The Labyrinth)
50% bonus to RP and BP gain in all battlegrounds
100% bonus to RP gain in Darkness Falls
100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to normal XP gain in Darkness Falls.
100% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones.

On Gaheris:
100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to normal XP gain in Darkness Falls.
100% 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

Pendragon Ruleset Change

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jun 29 12:22 -0400 GMT
The Pendragon Test Server is being changed to the Free-for-All PvP ruleset until the next announced playtest. This is to facilitate communication and testing across realms.

Players can teleport to the strength-relic towns using the normal NPC channelers where they will find Testermatic and Buff NPCs.

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