Friday Grab Bag - 03/10/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Mar 09 21:08 -0500 GMT
This week's Grab Bag is a right mix of questions, and a good read. So grab a cuppa and a minute, and read on!

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions, keep 'em coming! You can send in your questions through our Grab Bag submission form.

On to the info!

Friday Grab Bag - 02/24/17

Posted by Community | 2017 Feb 24 12:12 -0500 GMT
The Grab Bag doth return!

Below we have 5 questions collected from the community by our Knights to get us started. If you want to send in your questions for a future Grab Bag, you can do so through our Grab Bag submission form

Additionally, we have been blown away by the amount of responses to our playerbase survey. Thank you for the several thousand (OMG!) responses and for taking the time to give us such valuable feedback and insight. The survey is now CLOSED while we analyse and discuss the results internally. We will return with a follow up survey soon, so keep your eyes on the Herald!

Onto the questions!

Hot Fix Changes - 2/2/17

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Feb 02 13:29 -0500 GMT

Class Changes


Creeping Mastery (Creeping specialization)

  • Shroom of Life has changed as follows:
    • Is no longer a ground target spell.
      • It is now single target. It still heals all allies around itself.
    • The pet is now level 50.
    • The pet is now immune to mesmerization effects (can be stunned, confused).


Spectral Guard (Spectral Force specialization)

  • A new pet summon spell has been added:
    • Level 50 – Sound Vortex – 1500 range – 10s cast – 20s duration – 4s frequency – 10m RUT – 25% power – Summons a vortex at the ground target location that fires sound waves for 300 damage to up to 8 targets within 1500 units of the vortex.
    • The Sound Vortex can be killed, stunned, or feared. It cannot be mezzed or confused.
    • There is a limit of 3 active vortexes allowed in an area.
    • Bainshees will need to respec to see this ability if they already have 50 Spectral Force specialization.


Bone Protection (Suppression specialization)

  • The low level disarm spells have been changed:
    • Level 1 – Punish Combatant:
      • RUT increased to 5 minutes, up from 60s.
    • Level 11 – Punish Assailant:
      • Duration reduced to 2s, down from 3s.
      • RUT increased to 5 minutes up from 60s.
    • Level 21 – Punish Aggressor
      • Duration reduced to 4s, down from 5s.
      • RUT increased to 3 minutes, up from 60s.
    • All other levels remain unchanged.

Bone Legion (Bone Army specialization)

  • Sub pets have changed as follows:
    • Fossil Defender
      • Now moves at normal movement speed.
      • Health increased by 15%.
    • Fossil Guardian
      • Defenses against all damage increased by 10%.
      • Health increased by 5%.
      • Now have a staff style:
        • Fossil Jump – Any – Reduces the target’s armor factor by 50 for 10s.
      • Provides a new additional buff to groupmates and pets:
        • Fossil Strength – Increases target’s Strength by 50. Does not replace more powerful spells. This spell is lost if the pet dies or is released.
      • Fossil Healer
        • Heal cast time increased by .2 seconds.
        • Damage taken increased by 50%.
      • Fossil Soldier
        • Overall damage reduced by 10%.
        • No longer have a double attack chance.
        • Now take maximum damage from melee attacks.
        • Styles have been readjusted as follows:
          • Fossil Cleave, anytime, no longer has an attack speed debuff.
          • Glacial Movement, side, snares target for 19s.
          • Raider, off evade (self), bleeds target for 20 damage every 4s for 20s.
          • No longer has any back positional styles.
          • No longer has any stun styles.
        • Fossil Seer
          • Disease cast time increased by .5 seconds.
        • Fossil Mystic
          • Damage on the snare nuke reduced by 10%.
          • Damage on the regular nuke reduced by 5%.


Spirit Animation (Baseline)

  • Pets have changed as follows:
    • Jade Simulacrum
      • Now moves at normal movement speed.
    • Sapphire Simulacrum
      • Now takes maximum damage from melee attacks.


Enchantments (Baseline)

  • Pets have changed as follows:
    • Underhill Compatriot
      • Now moves at normal movement speed.
    • Underhill Ally
      • Now takes maximum damage from melee attacks.
      • Heal cast time decreased by .2 seconds.
    • Underhill Stalker
      • Poison now changes depending on which Enchantment buff is active.
      • Enchanters must spec in Enchantments to gain access to certain poisons.
      • All poison debuffs last 15 seconds (does not include Lifebane).
        • No Enchantment – No poison.
        • Enchantment of Ice – Touch of Death.
        • Enchantment of Earth – Swordbreaker.
        • Enchantment of Fire – Lifebane.
        • Enchantment of Mana – Widow Venom.


Beastcraft specialization

  • The level 50 pet, Hunter’s Elder Avatar, has had its damage dealt reduced by 15%.


Holism (Mana specialization)

  • The AoE Damage over Time spells have been increased to match the Bonedancer and Necromancer:
    • Level 23 – Fog of Delirium – 30 damage every 5 seconds for 20 seconds.
    • Level 29 – Hallucinatory Winds – 60 damage every 4 seconds for 20 seconds.
    • Level 36 – Torrent of Dementia – 88 damage every 4 second for 20 seconds.
    • Level 46 – Storms of Insanity – 131 damage every 2.5 seconds for 20 seconds.
    • All remaining lower versions remain unchanged.


Deathsight Baseline

  • Decrepit Form changes:
    • Melee attack speed reduced by 100% while in Decrepit Form.

Deathsight specialization

  • Channeled Frenzy (PBAoE), and all subsequent versions, now require Decrepit Form to be active.
  • The single target slow has changed as follows:
    • Range reduced to 1000.
    • Now requires Decrepit Form to be active.
    • The Level 2 version, Crippling Exhaustion, now has a RUT of 5 minutes.

Painworking Baseline

  • Chthonic Form changes:
    • Fixed a bug where ‘Chthonic Armor’ was not dropping upon shapeshifting, thus allowing Spirit and Decrepit forms to have over 400 additional armor factor.

Painworking specialization

  • Freezing Howl (AoE damage and slow), and all subsequent versions, now require Chthonic Form to be active.
    • The Level 7 version, Freezing Hold, does not require Chthonic Form (Chthonic Form is gained at level 8).
  • Summon Death Shredder (pet) now requires Chthonic Form to be active.
    • You may exit Chthonic Form once it is used and retain the Death Shredder for its duration.

Death Servant Baseline

  • Spirit Form changes:
    • Final Blast (bolt) now requires Spirit Form to be active.
    • Death Blast (bolt) now requires Spirit Form to be active.
    • Melee attack speed is reduced by 100% while in Spirit Form.
  • Pets have changed as follows:
    • Umbral Aegis
      • Now moves at normal movement speed.
    • Priest of Arawn
      • Now takes maximum damage from melee attacks.
      • Heal cast time decreased by .2 seconds.

Death Servant specialization

  • Arawn’s Legion has changed as follows:
    • All pets summoned by Arawn’s Legion now take 100% more damage from all sources.
    • The pet cap for ranged pets reduced to 8, down from 12.
    • Range reduced to 1500, down from 2000.
    • Knight of Arawn
      • Damage dealt reduced by 50%.
      • Health reduced by 5%.
    • Handmaiden of Lilith
      • Health reduced by 5%.
    • Mage of Arawn
      • Health reduced by 75%.
      • Cast time increased by .5 seconds.
    • Tempter of Arawn
      • Health reduced by 75%


Summon Mastery (Summoning specialization)

  • Gates of Valhalla has changed as follows:
    • The Pets summoned by Gates of Valhalla now take 50% more damage from all sources.
    • The range of which the gates will spawn pets has increased to 1500, up from 750.
    • Duration reduced to 60 seconds, down from 2 minutes.
  • Pets have changed as follows:
    • Spirit Warrior
      • Now moves at normal movement speed.
    • Spirit Shaman
      • Now takes maximum damage from melee attacks.
      • Heal cast time decreased by .2 seconds.

Podcast Video: Year in Review

Posted by Community | 2016 Dec 16 11:08 -0500 GMT

Our Knight Podcast last Sunday took a look back over the past year's changes as well as looked forward to what's coming in 2017.

Knights Luvly, Maceric, and Cyrric were joined by DAoC Producer John Thornhill during the podcast, which is now available on our official YouTube channel!

Watch it below!

Midwinter has come

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 14 19:21 -0500 GMT
In celebration of the Midwinter Festival, we have the following notes for you:
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Traveling Merchants have their winterly return to the realms!
  • A new challenging instance awaits those willing to brave the cold!

Midwinter will start today, December 14th, and will run until January 17th, 2017.

Read on for more details!

Account Center Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 07 14:18 -0500 GMT
Update 6:40 PM / 11: 40 PM GMT: The Account Center Maintenance is complete. Thank you all for your patience and again we apologize for any inconvenience caused during the downtime.

The Dark Age of Camelot Account Center is coming down tomorrow, November 8th at 10 AM EST / 3 PM GMT for maintenance.

Downtime is not expected to be more than five hours. Thank you for your patience.

King's RvR Tournament Winners

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!

Ywain Live Server Downtime - Amazon Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 01 11:33 -0400 GMT

Edit 1 PM EST / 5 PM GMT: Ywain is once again online!

The Ywain server will be coming down tomorrow at 5:45 AM EST / 9:45 AM GMT for maintenance of Amazon server hosting.

The server is expected back up before 1:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM GMT.

15th Anniversary Celebration Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Oct 26 11:38 -0400 GMT
There are just 3 days left of our month-long 15th Anniversary celebration!

  • That means 3 days left to return and get 30 free days! Be sure to check out all of the Come Back to Camelot offerings HERE!
  • The traveling merchants will be departing with the month's end so be sure to pick up whatever you need this weekend!
  • Starting Sunday and continuing through Tuesday, the costume potions and new Trick or Treat candies will be usable in the Frontiers in celebration of Halloween!

  • The King's Tournament will also be ending just before midnight EST on October 31st. If you haven't checked out the leaderboards yet, be sure to do so HERE!
  • Remember, the realm's winner in each category will receive a statue of their character's likeness!
  • We're also happy to announce an extra reward to the top 10 winners per realm in each category: their very own copy of the 15th Anniversary poster!

Even with the Anniversary month ending, there's plenty to look forward to:  

  • We'll be continuing the bounty point and experience bonuses at their current values through the entire month of November!
  • Realm point bonuses will be reduced from 100% to 50% but will also continue through the the entire month of November.
  • Our Halloween event, including the Mournful King instance dungeon, will continue until November 8th!
  • Stay tuned for details of an event during the week of Thanksgiving!
  • Look forward to our annual midwinter celebration coming with a new instance dungeon later in December!
  • Finally, 1.122B will also be hitting the Pendragon test server in the coming weeks and we're very excited to unveil the revamped Necromancer and much-requested RvR changes!

Radar Bans

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!