Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 04 11:47 -0400 GMT
The 2016 King's RvR Tournament has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate our official statue winners! Check out the final leaderboards to see where you ended up!
Keep Capture Winners
Albion - Jynnxx, the Heretic, with 174 captures
Midgard - Ciannie, the Huntress, with 210 captures
Hibernia - Commanderling, the Enchanter, with 472 captures Overall - Commanderling, the Enchanter
Solo Kill Winners
Albion - Kenco, the Infiltrator, with 418 solo kills
Midgard - Sixed, the Shadowblade, with 775 solo kills
Hibernia - Roxzie, the Valewalker, with 510 solo kills
Overall - Sixed, the Shadowblade
Skill Index Winners
Albion - Monstermunchz, the Paladin with a score of 56,316
Midgard - Interqqlolz, the Healer, with a score of 51,860
Hibernia - Farmacist, the Bard, with a score of 68,150
Overall - Farmacist, the Bard
Each winner above will have a statue built in their likeness in their realm's capital city! These statues should be completed within the next few weeks and will grant players who pay homage to them a rewarding quest!
In addition to the above winners, we would also like to congratulate the top 10 winners in each realm, for each category, who will receive a 15 year anniversary poster (90 winners total)!
Each of the top 10 winners will receive an email requesting the address they'd like the poster delivered to - please follow the email's instructions carefully!
If an account has multiple winning characters in the top 10 of multiple categories, the highest placed character among all of the categories will win the poster and the rest will be passed over as only 1 poster per account will be sent out. This means that some of those that finished just outside the top 10 could yet win a poster!
If you won, or even if you're close to winning, please ensure that your account's email address is up to date with a valid, working email and be sure to keep an eye on your spam filter over the next week: if we don't get a reply, we can't send you your poster!
Congratulations again to everyone and thank you all for participating!
Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 12 12:28 -0400 GMT
We are happy to see that the overall number of cheaters from previous passes is much lower this time around though some players still haven't gotten the message. As such, we have issued the following permanent bans and suspensions:
A little over one hundred accounts were issued permanent bans for either extreme usage or repeat offenses of radar hacks.
Several dozen accounts were issued 7-day suspensions for low usage and first time offenses of radar hacks.
While we're still working towards completely eliminating radar and all other cheats from the game, this is another solid step towards that goal. Happy hunting out there!
Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Sep 14 14:03 -0400 GMT
Fifteen Years! Dark Age of Camelot has been a wonderful home, escape, playground, refuge, and of course, battlefield since day one on October 10th, 2001. We’re now less than a month away from celebrating fifteen glorious years with all of you - including many who've been with us from the start. So raise your glass, mouse, or keyboard to this venerable game we love and remember the friends you’ve made, enemies you’ve conquered, battles you’ve waged, and fun you’ve had over the years. Here’s to those fond memories and to making new ones for the next fifteen years and beyond!
Now, to celebrate this milestone, we'll have lots going on over the entire month of October. There will be a new King's RvR Tournament, a new 15-year anniversary housing trophy for all active accounts, some to-be-announced rewards for our veteran accounts, our spooky Halloween event, and we'll launch our new Herald website! We’ll also be firing up a “Come Back to Camelot” campaign (more information will be forthcoming in the next couple weeks but realm point bonuses, traveling merchants, and other events will certainly be included).
With the King’s Tournament you’ll have a chance to earn a statue of your character which will be installed in your realm’s capital city! This year there will be three new winning categories: Solo Kills, Keeps Captured, and a new “Skill Index” score based on a combination of RvR metrics (including RPs-per-kill and kills-to-deaths ratios, as well as some others). There will be nine winners in total: the top player in each category in each realm.
All active accounts will be able to receive the fifteen-year housing trophy and some other in-game goodies during the month of October. We’ll also have some contests to win our fifteen year anniversary poster as well as other rewards throughout the month! Finally, the new Herald website is nearly complete and we can't wait to share it with you all!
1.122 is also on the way! We took a hard look at your feedback and decided to shelve the previously planned housing updates for now. Instead, we’re going to be focusing on core RvR improvements and user experience/user interface updates over the next year. It was a hard decision, since a lot of hard work had already gone into the housing improvements, but it's the right decision for Camelot in the near term. But fear not, we'll return to the housing updates when the time is right.
As such, 1.122 will be split up into two versions. The first version, 1.122A, will be hitting the live servers before October and will be focused on improving our Returning Player experience with a new quest and updated King's Armor jewelry stats. Additionally, we'll be reducing the difficulty of the Darkness Falls and Otherworlds Campaign content to not require more than a single group to complete!
The second version, 1.122B, will be coming after October and will focus on several Realm vs Realm improvements that have been suggested by our player community. For example: a dynamic under-populated realm bonus system, keep capture bonuses, relic bonus improvements, and many other much-asked-for RvR changes. Finally, we’ll be addressing some remaining class balance issues from the 1.121 patch and introducing the newly revamped Necromancer class in 1.122B!
As you can see, we have some exciting events, rewards, and updates coming for the remainder of the year! We look forward to celebrating Dark Age of Camelot’s past and shaping its future with all of you!