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Devcast Video and Transcript

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 May 26 13:33 -0400 GMT
We had a lot of fun on the Devcast going over our plans for patch 1.121, 1.122, and beyond as well as throwing out several off-the-wall ideas for some of the classes to get your feedback on!

So much so, that we'll be doing a follow-up podcast at a soon-to-be announced time that will have taken into account your feedback and will announce our more finalized ideas for the classes!

If you missed this first one, tune in below!


In addition to the video, Carol, Lea, and Fugo have transcribed the devcast in English, German, and French for you to enjoy as well!

English Summary             German Summary             French Summary




Dev Class Focus Podcast - Thursday May 19th

Posted by Community | 2016 May 16 12:18 -0400 GMT

Following on from our numerous and valuable Knight class focus podcasts with Knights and player volunteers, it's time to hear the thoughts and ideas on class balancing straight from the devs!


DAoC Producer John Thornhill will be joined by Knight Boxy on Thursday, May 19th at 3PM EST/8PM GMT/9PM CET on our official Twitch channel to discuss the previous feedback from podcasts, and a look a head to what we may see with the coming class balance patch.

A video and transcript of the Q&A will be available on the Herald in the days following the stream (in English, German, and French).


Friday Hot Fix and Bonuses Announcement

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 May 13 16:07 -0400 GMT
We have a quick but important Hot Fix involving keep lords sometimes being able to be killed outside their lord room!

Notes

  • Keep Lords should no longer be able to leave their lord room.
In other news, Memorial Day RvR bonuses will start next Monday, May 16th and last through Tuesday, May 31st. Stay tuned for more details Monday!

Weekend Battleground Event: Caledonia

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Apr 21 09:04 -0400 GMT
The Caledonia battleground is open to all players starting today, Thursday April 21st through Monday April 25th!

Conquer the enemy realms and capture Caer Caledon back from the Picts to earn the Pictslayer loot!

The Caledonia battleground has the following zone bonuses:
  • 25% bonus to realm point gain
  • 50% bonus to bounty point gain
  • 100% bonus to experience gain

To get to Caledonia, simply visit the Battleground Event Channelers as follows:

Albion: Master Truji in Castle Sauvage
Midgard: Stor Gothi Acheren in Svasud Faste
Hibernia: Channeler Inarea in Drium Ligen

Have fun!

Save the Date - 5v5 Tournament 2016

Posted by Community | 2016 Apr 11 15:32 -0400 GMT

After a very successful and enjoyable tournament last year, we are pleased to announce the second Knights of the Roundtable ran DAoC 5v5 tournament! Gather your friends and team mates and prepare to face off against your friends, and enemies, in this spectacular event!

The 5v5 tournament will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 on the Pendragon server at 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET). Depending on how many teams sign up, the tournament may continue on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1 PM EST (12PM CST, 10AM PST, 7PM CET). Bookmark the tournament page below to keep updated on all the details!


Registration will be opening later in the year, so keep your eyes on the Herald!

Looking forward to another fun tournament!

 

Realm vs Realm Podcast Sunday, April 10th

Posted by Community | 2016 Apr 08 11:55 -0400 GMT

Our DAoC Knight Podcast this week will focus on the overall RvR game and playstyles! Joining our host, Knight Luvly, will be a collaboration of players including Xyorman, Rescu, Nightsmauler, and Billings to discuss RvR and balance across the realms.

This is one podcast you won't want to miss! Join us Sunday April 10th, at 8PM EST (1AM GMT) on our official Twitch channel and get involved in the viewer chat to share your insights. The podcast will be posted on our YouTube channel for those that missed it live, the following week.

We will also have a giveaway for a 1 month game timecode during the stream :)

See you there!

DAoC Comes to (Virtual) Life

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Apr 01 09:50 -0400 GMT

Origin Fraud Protection

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Mar 02 16:12 -0500 GMT

The Electronics Arts Origin store has made the following change to in order to better prevent fraud: it can now take up to 72 hours to receive a code from Origin on some purchases.

This timeframe is dependant on the number of codes purchased at once as well as other variables. Most players should still receive their codes within 24 hours, however, it would be a good idea to order any new game time codes 72 hours prior to your account subscription ending if you wish to guarantee no subscription downtime.

If, for some reason, a purchased code is not sent within 72 hours, please contact Origin's support directly. 

When contacting Origin, please only state the following: "I did not receive my code after making a purchase on the Origin store. My order# is #####." Mentioning Dark Age of Camelot can sometimes result in being directed back to our support team, who unfortunately cannot assist with this issue, so be sure to only mention the above quote.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work with Origin to streamline this process.

A Matter of the Heart

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Feb 11 18:34 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event!

This event will run from Thursday, February 11th, through Monday, February 15th and brings the following quests: 

  • 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!
  • 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 six 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.

End of Midwinter Celebration and Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Jan 25 14:41 -0500 GMT
The Midwinter celebration has finally come to an end and the RvR, experience, and crafting bonuses have returned to normal along with it. The traveling band of merchants have packed up their wares and moved on, promising to return one day. But fret not! For the following Hot Fix notes are now live!

  • The Buggane's Obelisk RvR objective in the center of Ellan Vannin has had the following changes made to it:
    • The Buggane's Obelisk and Obelisk Rubble have had their hitpoints significantly reduced so that small groups can destroy them in a reasonable amount of time.
    • The obelisk's buff, Buggane's Folly, will no longer still persist through death and has had its duration increased from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
    • Finally, the RP, BP, and Coin buff now provides different bonuses based on the character's realm rank, as follows:
      • Realm Ranks 1L0 through 3L9 receive a 75% bonus to RP, BP, and coin buff.
      • Realm Ranks 4L0 through 5L9 receive a 50% bonus to RP, BP, and coin buff.
      • Realm Ranks 6L0 through 7L9 receive a 25% bonus to RP, BP, and coin buff.
      • Realm Ranks 8L0 and up will receive the original 15% bonus to RP, BP, and coin buff.
      • To receive the buff, destroy the obelisk rubble so that your realm's obelisk can be built. Then, simply right-click on the obelisk to receive the bonus!
  • (Gaheris-only) Manannan mac Lir's encounter inside the underground keep on Ellan Vannin should behave properly now.

 

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