Friday Grab Bag - 08/16/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Aug 16 14:19 -0400 GMT
Welcome to this week's Grab Bag!

As always, thanks everyone for your questions, do please keep sending them in! You can submit any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

We have one quick Hot Fix note related to the Midsummer Event before we get to the questions:

  • The [Midsummer] Spirit of War quest now grants credit as follows:
    • Character must have the Spirit of War's Mark buff active OR
    • Character must be of the realm that currently owns the keep under attack by the Dark Dragon
      • This means that if the Dark Dragon is currently spawned at Dun Crimthainn, the realm that owns Dun Crimthainn will be able to get credit for the quest in any location of the Frontier, even if they do not have the Spirit of War's Mark buff active.
      • This method of credit will last as long as the Spirit of War is still at the keep. 
      • If the keep is neutral, no realms can get quest credit unless they have the Spirit of War's Mark buff active.


Read on for the questions :)
 

Friday Grab Bag - 08/02/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Aug 02 13:38 -0400 GMT
Welcome to the Grab Bag!

Our July newsletter, which went out earlier in the week, contained an update regarding Endless Conquest, a new mask pattern, and much more. Make sure you are signed up to get our newsletter direct to your inbox! In the meantime you can view July's newsletter in your browser here :)

As always, thanks everyone for your questions, do please keep sending them in! You can submit any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

On to the questions :)
 

Official Item Search Tool

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jul 30 17:22 -0400 GMT
We're pleased to announce the release of our Item Search tool! 
 
This is the first in a long line of tools we'll be releasing in the coming months that use our new website's layout. As each new tool is released we'll be continuing to flesh out the new site's layout and menu. Once the majority of those tools and resources have been released, we'll be converting over the main site to this new layout so we're excited to hear your initial feedback!

The Item Search tool is nearly complete as is but we'll be adding even more bells and whistles to it, like ensuring that all of the item abilities show properly and enabling searches for specific item abilities, as soon as they are ready. In the meantime, please let us know what you think and have fun digging up those items!


 

Midsummer Celebration

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jul 30 10:58 -0400 GMT

The Midsummer celebration event is upon us!

Midsummer and the traveling merchants will run from today, July 30th, 2019, until September 3rd, 2019.

Read on for the full event details!

 

Friday Grab Bag - 07/19/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Jul 19 05:43 -0400 GMT
Welcome to this week's Grab Bag!

As always, thanks everyone for your questions, do please keep sending them in! You can submit any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

Read on for the questions :)
 

Friday Grab Bag - 07/05/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Jul 05 07:06 -0400 GMT
Yay Friday! And another Friday means another Grab Bag!

In a previous Grab Bag on June 7th, we answered a question on realm timers with our plan for implementing a realm switch timer, 30 minutes for subbed accounts, and approx. 4  hours for Endless Conquest accounts (triggered only if you earn RP/player kill). Following on from that, we've created a realm timer poll to garner feedback on the change, so please vote and let us know your thoughts! :) 


As always, thanks everyone for your questions, do please keep sending them in! You can submit any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

On to the questions!

 

Independence Day Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jul 02 09:37 -0400 GMT
The following RvR Bonuses are active from today until Tuesday, July 9th in celebration of Independence Day in the United States!
 
On Ywain:
50% bonus to RP gain from kills.
50% bonus to BP gain.
100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to normal XP gain in Darkness Falls.

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 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


A safe and happy 4th to all!
 

Account Center Maintenance - Security Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jun 26 11:37 -0400 GMT

Update 5:50PM EDT / 10:50PM GMT: The maintenance is complete and the Account Center is once again back online!

We will bring down the Account Center for a security update at 5PM EDT / 10PM GMT today. During the maintenance users will not be able to change subscription, redeem game codes, or transfer characters from archived servers.

We anticipate the Account Center to be down for no longer than 3 hours.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deliver this security update.
 

Live Hot Fix and Dynamic Keep Objectives Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jun 25 13:47 -0400 GMT

This update features the long-awaited dynamic keep objectives and several bug fixes as reported on our bug tracker! We look forward to your feedback on these objectives, and hope you enjoy them! :)

Dynamic Keep Objectives

This system is designed to help spice up keep warfare and to encourage more varied and contested battles at the affected keeps. The objectives provide powerful enhancements and penalties, depending on which realm controls them, that should encourage many new tactics and strategies. These objectives are currently planned to remain active until Thursday, July 25th, 2019. We will be taking in your feedback on them and adjusting accordingly in the meantime. Depending on how they are received they may be extended out to additional keeps in the Frontiers in the future.


  • The keeps of Caer Berkstead, Erasleigh, and Sursbrooke in Albion, Nottmoor, Blendrake, Hlidskialf Faste in Midgard, and Dun Crimthainn, Bolg, and da Behnn in Hibernia have been updated to use the dynamic keep objective system.
  • Each of these keeps will now spawn their dynamic objectives whenever they are put under siege.
    • All dynamic objectives will initially spawn under control of the same realm that holds the keep.
    • Dynamic objectives will remain active for at least 10 minutes after a keep has initially gone under siege and will remain active so long as the keep remains under siege.
    • Under-siege status of a keep can be determined by the /realmwar map showing "flames" on the keep icon.
    • The objectives are spawned far enough away from their respective keep so a single force cannot camp them and the keep simultaneously.
      • For players familiar with the recent Manx on the Move event, the objectives are spawned at the same locations (except at only 3 locations out of the 4 the Manx used).
  • The dynamic keep objectives are as follows:
    • Stone Quarry
      • When the defending realm of the keep controls the objective:
        • Upgrades the level of the keep one level after 60 seconds and then upgrades the level of the keep one level every 10 minutes thereafter.
      • When the attacking realms control the objective:
        • Downgrades the level of the keep one level after 60 seconds and then downgrades the level of the keep one level every 10 minutes thereafter.
    • Siege Workshop
      • When the defending realm of the keep controls the objective:
        • Triples the sturdiness of the outer and inner gates, respectively.
      • When the attacking realms control the objective:
        • Halves the sturdiness of the outer and inner gates, respectively.
        • Removes the ability for siege weapons to be placed on the roof of the center keep.
    • Portal Ceremony
      • When the defending realm of the keep controls the objective:
        • Realm-members can visit the Channeler at this objective to instantly teleport into the center keep.
      • When the attacking realms control the objective:
        • Blocks the defending realm from using the Channeler.
  • A new repeatable quest, Generals' Bounty, is available to level 50s in the frontier.
    • This quest will remain active until Thursday, July 25th, 2019.
    • Players should visit the following NPCs to obtain the quest:
      • General Kogis in Albion's relic town.
      • General Bruki in Midgard's relic town.
      • General Vegda in Hibernia's relic town.

Hot Fix Notes


  • The Mithril Shop has a new item for sale!
    • Visit the Mithril Merchant in each realm's capital city to obtain the Draught of Conquest buff potion.
      • This potion has 30 charges and works identically to the Draught of Supremacy potions except that Supremacy potions can only be used by accounts with an active subscription and Conquest potions can be used by all accounts.
  • The realm abilities Empty Mind and Bedazzling Aura have been changed as follows:
    • They now co-exist and stack with all class-based secondary magic resistance abilities
    • They now co-exist and stack with all long-duration secondary magic resistance item /uses
    • They now overwrite or are overwritten by all short-duration secondary magic resistance item /uses and procs, based on the highest value.
      • Short-duration magic resistance item /uses and procs are defined as those lasting 30 seconds or less in duration and involve the following items' spells:
        • Loyalty Cloaks' "Repel Magic" /use (15s duration)
        • Astral and Hallowed Cloak of Heroes' "Shroud of Protection" /use (20s duration)
        • Freezing/Unyielding/Howling/Shrouded Brutalizer Vests' "Skin of the Brute" proc (7s duration)
  • The following Cleric abilities in their Smiting specialialization should no longer disappear from their spell lists in certain scenarios. Please note that Clerics who currently do not have these abilities showing in their spell list may need to perform a respecialization to get them to reappear.
    • Virtuous, Heavenly, Rapturous, or Radiant Reflection
    • Helping, Healing, Light, Pure, or Holy Hand
    • Ascendance
  • The Assassin ability Overshadow has been changed to no longer fire on targets that are already Overshadowed or are under the Blanket of Camouflage Spymaster's Master Level ability.
  • Dark Ingolf's barrier in Midgard's Dragon Curse Campaign 9.1 encounter should no longer cause caster damage to go into the negative. This should alleviate aggro-control issues.
  • The Champion Level damage add ability, Force of the Abyss is no longer overwritten and always overwrites other damage add abilities. Users wishing to receive a higher value damage add ability must manually shift+right-click remove the Force of Abyss ability now.
  • The recently revamped weapons found in Stonehenge Barrows, Spindelhalla, and Coruscating Mines have had their spell power levels reduced from 42 to 39.
    • The Smoldering Sable Flagellum whip has had its DPS corrected to match the other weapons at 15.6 DPS.
  • The Cape of the Pictish Hero can now be emblemized.

Friday Grab Bag - 06/21/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Jun 21 14:34 -0400 GMT

Time for this week's Grab Bag!

Happy longest day of the year, everyone! Which also means we're almost at the end of the month, and with July on the horizon (where is 2019 going?!), that's newsletter time. Make sure you've signed up so you don't miss a thing!

As always, thanks everyone for your questions, do please keep sending them in! You can submit any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

Onwards!

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