Catch Up in Caledonia - Mordred's Revenge

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 04 13:16 -0500 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Have you been holding back the bloodthirsty urge to attack and betray players of your own realm?! Now is the time to unlock that rage! 

Our 10th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, December 4th at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET! Being our 10th Caledonia, it is a special one as this Caledonia is Player versus Player!

Read on for the full details!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia?

It's a way to start fresh and rapidly progress to the end-game with players around your level!

The 7-day long event that will take place entirely in the Realm vs Realm-enabled Caledonia battleground zone.

Players will start at level 1 and rapidly progress to level 50 all while earning gear, master levels, champion levels, and realm ranks along the way!

By event's end participants will be ready to compete in the Frontier!

What makes this Caledonia so different?

This Caledonia is enabled for PvP (Player versus Player) which means that you may group with...*or* attack and battle any other player regardless of realm. Only your group-mates are safe from your wrath!

When does the event begin and end?

The event starts precisely at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET on Monday, December 4th a nd will conclude at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET time on Monday, December 11th.

How does the event work?

  • For the first 4 days of the event, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Caledonia battleground!
    • This will be the ONLY way to get inside the battleground zone. Once inside, characters can voluntarily leave but CANNOT return!
    • All monsters, center-keep guards, and siege weapons are removed for the event. The only way to progress is by defeating enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
  • Experience, bounty, and realm point bonuses will be granted to both free and subscribed accounts in the battleground to help them progress!
  • Earn bounty points for completing quests and defeating enemy realm players and use them to purchase level-appropriate gear as you strive to 50 and then master and champion levels!
  • All characters will begin and remain in the same Caledonia zone for the entirety of the event.
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Caledonia and will increase as follows every 24 hours:
      • Day 1 (Monday): Level 19 maximum
      • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 29 
      • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 39 
      • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 49
      • Days 5-7 (Fri-Mon): Level 50
    • Characters that reach the day's level cap will still be able to earn realm and bounty points. However, please note there are hard realm point caps and should you hit this cap, you'll need to continue leveling to pass the cap and earn realm points again.
  • Characters that are 5 levels or more below the day's level cap will receive the Caledonia Boost buff.
    • This buff greatly increases the damage dealt and greatly reduces damage received from characters that do not have the buff (higher level characters)!
    • Characters with the Caledonia Boost buff active will also DOUBLE the XP and BP rewards for themselves and their group!
    • When the level cap reaches 49 the buff will be given out to characters 3 or more levels under the cap.

PvP Specific Changes

The following event changes have been made to facilitate PvP:

  • Starting Guilds have been removed. In some cases, you may not be removed from your guild, if you experience this, please /gc quit. Players cannot attack players in the same guild so please make sure you're unguilded. 
  • All 3 starting areas within Caledonia are now 'safe areas' where players can get setup, buff, gear up, etc in peace.
  • Players can port between the Albion, Hibernian, and Midgard safe areas via the portal Obelisk at will.
  • Players can create and join cross realm groups.
  • Everyone not in your group is considered an enemy, and may be attacked.
  • Cross realm trading is allowed, however some items remain unuseable depending on realm/class.
  • Battlegroups are not allowed. Chat groups are allowed.
  • Chat channels are open and visible for all realms including region, advice, LFG, etc.
  • NPC's for each realm including trainers remain at their original realm safe area.
  • Some NPC's have been duplicated for quick re-buff and re-engage in combat such as the Realm Enhancement and Hasteners NPCs
  • Buff tokens under level 40 are now free.
  • Buffs from the Realm Enhancement NPCs are now not overwriteable.
  • A new buff token, Beibhinn's Blessing, has been added to the Realm Enhancement NPCs. This token is full capped buffs and useable at level 50 and within Caledonia only.
  • Resurrection Sickness on /release has been removed. Players will still receive RS during battle rezzes.
  • Dummies have been removed from the safe areas as attacking is forbidden in these areas.
  • Overwhelming Force will not be turned on for this event.

The following spell & abilities have been changed for the duration of the PvP event:

  • The Master Level Path Warlord AoE buff spells now only effect the caster and their group.
  • Banespike now only affects your group.
  • Speedwarps now effect everyone, regardless of realm, not in the casters group.
  • All AoE buffs i.e. Druid/Shaman/Cleric aoe non conc buffs only effect the casters group.
  • All AoE heal spells i.e. Valkyrie PBAoE, Druid AoE, Warlord heals, OW Restorative Cloak use1, and Warden proc heals only heal the casters group.
  • Animist AoE bladeturn now only effects the casters group.
  • Paladin AoE cures only effect the casters group.
  • Chain Lightning now affects Midgardians.
  • The level 50 Animist pet in the Creeping Path line now only heals Hibernians in the casters group rather than all Hibernians in range.
  • AoE Resurrection effects such as Egg of Youth and OW Restorative Cloaks cannot be changed and will attempt to resurrect realm mates of the user regardless of group status.
  • Realm target spells such as direct healing and resurrections can apply on players not in your group! Be careful with your targeting!

Pet Collector NPC

Due to how the safe areas now operate (pets are not charmable in the safe areas as this is considered an "attack"), the following changes have been made to the Pet Collector NPC:

  • Speaking to the Pet Collector NPC now gives you a Pet Collector Summoning Stone.
  • This stone is intended to be used outside of the three safe areas only within Caledonia. This is due to pets not being charmable in these areas.
  • Once used, this stone will summon a Pet Collector in order to allow you to summon the desired pet. This mob is useable by any pet charm class not just the caster, and vanishes in 25 seconds.
  • This stone has unlimited uses, cannot be destroyed but can be dropped, and a 50 second cooldown timer.

How far will I be able to progress?

Players that start at the beginning of the event should be able to reach level 50, Champion level 15, Master level 10, and Realm Rank 5+ with the potential to earn much higher realm ranks! Characters will also be able to earn enough bounty points to not only obtain gear as they progress towards level 50 but also to use for end-game gear via Bountycrafting after reaching level 50!

We'll see you on the battlefield at Caledonia!


Live Server Downtime on Tuesday, November 28th

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 27 16:21 -0500 GMT
** UPDATE 11:10AM EDT / 17:10 CET  - Live servers are back online and open to players. Thank you for your patience during this downtime!

All live servers will be coming down Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for a patch which adds support for PvP-enabled zones. 

Downtime is expected to be approximately 8 hours. We will provide an update to this post when live servers are back online.

Thank you!

Mordred's Revenge - Betrayal in Caledonia

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 18 18:11 -0500 GMT

Friends and realm mates,

We are excited to reveal that the recently announced Catch-Up in Caledonia event will be Player vs. Player!

The spirit of Mordred has returned and has cursed the Battleground at Caledonia. This evil has infected the hearts and souls of all who enter, destroying their ability to distinguish friend from foe. Caledonia’s PvP mode will allow players to take up arms against their realm-mates and ally with members of enemy realms. Click 'More' below for details!

Harvest Celebrations Event

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 17 11:35 -0500 GMT
It's that time of season when the leaves have changed color and are steadily falling, when the wind arrives with a chill and the scent of chimney smoke, and the bounty of the year's harvest is ready to be served and celebrated!

Harvest Quest

  • The realms are humming with anticipation for their upcoming feasts and local festivals!
    • Help the realms' Festival Steward recover a lost shipment of food!
      • The repeatable RvR quest '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' is now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty & realm points for your efforts!
  • The Harvest Event will run until Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.

Farmer's Market Festival

  • The Farmer's Market Festival makes its return to the following locations:
    • Albion: Ludlow
    • Midgard: Vasudheim
    • Hibernia: Ardee
  • Visit the Festival Matron and go bobbing for apples to earn some house trophies!
  • Let Captain Mack in Albion, Captain Marks in Midgard, or Captain Geddes in Hibernia regale you with their tales of a shark THIS big on the high seas.
  • The Farmer's Market Festival will run until Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.

New Mythirians

A new way of leveling the new Mythirians introduced with the latest Crossroad Covenants event has been added. Players can complete either of the following quests then hand the Mythirian to Gwynn at the relic towns to fully level the Mythirians:

  • Supplies for the Cause - 10 times, or
  • [Weekly] The Heart Still Bleeds - once
Please note! Starting these quest choices will overwrite any current level progress on the Mythirians. These quest counts will need to be completed in full, regardless of current Mythirian level. For example: if your Mythirian is currently level 7, you will still need to do all 10 Supplies for the Cause quests, or the [Weekly] The Heart Still Bleeds quest once.

We are currently still investigating the issue with Crossroads event wings not being vaultable.

Crossroads Covenant Comes to a Close

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 07 19:56 -0500 GMT
Crossroads Covenant has concluded! We sincerely hope you enjoyed the event's multiple phases, including a trip to Old Frontiers' Odin's Gate!

Players who have completed all 3 Phases and have a level 10 Mythirian can speak to Gwynn at their relic town to complete a turn in quest for the final Mythirians (stats can be found here):

  • [Coming Home] Ascension - Vigilant path
  • [Enemy Territory] Ascension - Demonic path
    • Note: if Gwynn doesn't speak to you, un-equip the myth and re-equip it

Players with a Phase 2 level 10 or unleveled Mythirian will need to level the Mythirian stages in order to unlock the final version.

Additional Rewards:

Those who have completed all 3 phases of the event can also obtain the below quests from Gwynn and receive their new cosmetic mask reward and a Battlefield RP Potion. The Demonic Mantle and the Visage of the Vigilant Patterns may be applied to any helm to give them the appearance of these masks. Understanding that helms often change, Gwynn soon intends to start offering a replacement pattern provided you were eligible for the original reward. 

Players of the Demonic Order may obtain these rewards via the quest: "A Bargain Fulfilled"

Players loyal to the Order of Vigilance may obtain these rewards via the quest: "Virtue Signaling"

Note: Ruined Keeps will remain until Harvest event.

Coming Up:

Coming later in November we'll have the Harvest event!

December 4th sees the return of the Catch Up in Caledonia event, our 10th such event! Followed by our Midwinter event, including Midwinter Gifts, later in December. And maybe a couple of surprises between now and the end of the year ;)

Stay tuned!

Save the Date - 10th Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 07 07:08 -0500 GMT
Clear your schedules as our 10th Caledonia event is coming up!

Catch Up in Caledonia event will return on Monday, December 4th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and run until Monday, December 11th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET!

Halloween Returns to the Realms!

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 27 18:48 -0400 GMT

The Haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance await you!

Festivities begin today, October 27th and will conclude on Monday, November 6th.


22nd Anniversary Gifts

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 25 16:57 -0400 GMT
Level 50 characters on Veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s Throne Room to receive their Anniversary Gift - a thank you to our players to mark 22 years of Dark Age of Camelot! The Anniversary Gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that make DAoC so special. 

Some notes and reminders:

  • *You will need 4 free inventory spaces – so please ensure that you have the available inventory slots prior to picking up your Anniversary Gift! *
  • A note about MTX Respecs: Please remember that accounts can only have one active at a time. If you should be awarded this item, it is recommended that you use it prior to obtaining the Anniversary Gift on other characters.
  • Some items from last year have been replaced with the recently added potions.
  • Albion note: the King's Royal guard has been moved closer to the main Camelot teleporter in order to facilitate easier port in to the Throne Room.
  • Anniversary Gifts will be available until November 1st.

Additionally, due to an issue with the Darkness Falls portion of our recent event, we are including a 3 charge 100% Realm Point Bonus potion. 

Crossroads Covenant - Odin's Gate

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 24 17:47 -0400 GMT

Phase 3 of our Crossroads Covenant event starts today and takes us back to a time and place from long long ago - Old Frontiers. Slay the demonic threat or cleanse the evil as you revisit Odin's Gate!

Gwynn is offering a reward for those who completed both Darkness Falls quests. Speak with him to receive a quick turn in quest.

Continue speaking with Gwynn to obtain the quest:

  • [Coming Home] Awakened - Demonic Path - Hand your level 10 Tome to Gwynn to awaken its power
  • [Enemy Territory] Awakened - Vigilant Path - Hand your level 10 Circlet to Gwynn to awaken its power
To complete the Awakened quests, you may need to speak to your faction npc and power up your Mythirian, even if its already level 10. For players who did not participate in the Darkness Falls part of the event and have no Mythirian, Gwynn will offer you a Mythirian selection (stats can be found here). This Mythirian must be leveled to 10 (through questing), then returned to Gwynn for the updated Phase 3 version.

Phase 3 Mythirian stats can be found here. Mythirians will continue to grow in power as the event draws to a close.

Once ready, Gwynn will teleport you to to a safe place within Odin's Gate.

Quest Details

Two new quests are available in Phase 3:

Demonic Path
  • [Coming Home] House Cleaning - Stop 25 fools from ruining the demonic plans, repeatable
  • [Coming Home] Mother's Rabid Dog - Defeat Legion, repeatable
    • Note: Legion is a group encounter and has a chance to spawn at 1 of 5 random locations. A portal will appear in a specific location shortly before Legion appears.
Vigilant Order
  • [Enemy Territory] Eviction - Remove 25 demonic cultists from this plane, repeatable
  • [Enemy Territory] An Unexpected Mess - Defeat Legion, repeatable
    • Note: Legion is a group encounter and has a chance to spawn at 1 of 5 random locations. A portal will appear in a specific location shortly before Legion appears.

Navigating Phase 3

  • Players can only leave the portal areas of their realm to roam Odin's Gate through the Obelisk within the keeps. Speak to the Obelisk and click [ready] to port you and your group into the fight within Odin's Gate. Leaving the portal keep from the front doors will direct you back inside.
  • Players can bind in this location and leave at will via the Teleporters.
  • Various NPC's are available in the portal keeps including: Healer, Smith, Hastener, Vault Keeper, Recharger, and Realm Enhancements.
  • Camps of mobs are scattered throughout Odin's Gate with charmable level ranges.
  • There is no realm war (/rw) available for this zone, only /map.
  • The Glacier Giant guards the Jamtland Mountains zone entrance. Attempting to cross the zone line into Jamtland Mountains will port players a short distance back into Odin's Gate.
  • Odin's Gate has a 150% RP bonus enabled in the zone.
    • Note: Ellan Vannin's additional zone bonus has been disabled.

Happy hunting!

Crossroads Covenant -Schedule Update

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 21 20:36 -0400 GMT
Due to zone stability issues in Darkness Falls, the second phase of the Crossroads Covenant event may now be completed on Ellan Vannin.
  • The Princes and Princess can be found on Ellan Vannin and will grant quest credit for 'Competition' and 'Extermination' quests.
  • Credit for enemy realm kills for 'When in Rome' and 'Homewrecker' RvR quests may now be obtained on Ellan Vannin.
Click 'More' for additional information!