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Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 29 14:27 -0500 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Or are you a veteran player just looking for a change of pace!?

Our 4th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, November 29th at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET!

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!



When does the event start and end?


The event starts precisely at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Monday, November 29th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, December 6th.



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 where they will vie for control against the enemy realms!
    • 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 realm enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​At 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Friday, December 3rd, character starting locations will reset to their default zones and no new characters will be able to join the event. Everyone still inside Caledonia will be able to continue progressing for the remainder of the event's duration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overwhelming Force system:
    • When 1 realm outnumbers another by 3 to 1 odds or more and has at least 25+ members in the area of the kill(s), the deathspam will change to "killed by overwhelming force!" and the following restrictions will apply:
      • Quest kill-credit will not be given for overwhelming force kills.
      • Realm points are also drastically reduced for overwhelming force kills.
      • This system is designed to encourage groups to roam around separately more during the event!
      • These restrictions only apply within Caledonia and not in any other RvR zone.


What improvements have been made?


  • An extra day at max level has been added to the event by changing the starting level cap on the 1st day from 9 to 19 as well as increasing the starting level from 1 to 10.
    • Level 1 characters first zoning in should visit the Caledonia Event Coordinator NPC to automatically reach level 10.
  • Any realms found to be at an overall population disadvantage by the 5th day of the event will have their starting level adjusted to level 30 and receive extra bonuses for the duration of the event and depending on population disparity may have the number of level 50 quest kills required reduced.

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!

 

Harvest Celebration Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 23 16:15 -0500 GMT

Event Notes


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 quests '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' is now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty points for your efforts!
  • The Harvest Event will run until Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.


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 and see if you can avenge their crews to earn the Sharkblood Bracer!
  • The Farmer's Market Festival will run until Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.


Mithril Shop Update



The General Merchant's Mithril shop has two new items this month!

  • Set the mood with the new Wings of Darkness!
  • Summon a new cunning and cuddly friend, Reynard!

RvR Bonuses


The existing RvR bonuses will remain active until the event ends on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.


RvR Bonus extension and Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Nov 02 13:34 -0400 GMT

 

Bonus Extension


  • Halloween and Anniversary festivities have come to an end, thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years!
    • The current RvR Bonuses will be extended until Tuesday November 23rd.

Live Hot Fix Notes


  • Players can once again teleport to the Tower of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch on Ellan Vannin via the /realmwar map with the following new supply line requirements:
    • Realms must own their tower on Ellan Vannin as well as their normal merchant keep in order to teleport to the other realms' EV towers:
      • Albion can only teleport to the Towers of Deifrang and Graoch if they own the Tower of Korazh and Caer Benowyc.
      • Midgard can only teleport to the Towers of Korazh and Graoch if they own the Tower of Deifrang and Bledmeer Faste.
      • Hibernia can only teleport to the Towers of Korazh and Deifrang if they own the Tower of Graoch and Dun Crauchon.
    • Realms may teleport to their own EV Towers by simply owning their merchant keep as before.
  • The [Daily] Roaming with Friends and [Weekly] Roaming with Friends quests have had their kill counts reduced from 50 to 30 and 500 to 300 respectively.

Halloween Event 2021

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Oct 14 12:54 -0400 GMT
It's time for the Pumpkin moon to rise again! Haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance await you! 

Festivities begin today, October 14th and will conclude on Tuesday, November 2nd.


 

20th Anniversary Traveling Merchants

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Oct 08 13:26 -0400 GMT
We're happy to announce that the Traveling Merchants have made their return for the 20th Anniversary!

Look forward to more Anniversary rewards and content next week as part of our 1.127E update!

  • The traveling merchants have returned for the 20th Anniversary festivities!
    • Wares and prices have been updated.
    • They will remain until November 2nd, 2021.

The Merchants have set up shop in their usual areas, so be sure to pay them a visit and stock up before they take their leave!

In Albion: Just outside of gates of Castle Sauvage in Camelot Hills
In Midgard: Just outside of Svasud Faste in the Vale of Mularn
In Hibernia: Just outside of Druim Ligen in Connacht

Labor Day Weekend Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Sep 03 09:14 -0400 GMT
In celebration of Labor Day in the US the following bonuses are now up and will run until Tuesday, September, 14th.

Please note that these bonuses will not apply within the zone of Caledonia but will remain up for a week following the end of the Catch Up event.


Bonuses


On Ywain:
  • 50% bonus to RPs gained from RvR kills
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% 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

 

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Aug 26 11:28 -0400 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Or are you a veteran player just looking for a change of pace!?

We're excited to announce our 3rd Catch Up In Caledonia event coming Monday, August 30th at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET!


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!



When does the event start and end?


The event starts precisely at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Monday, August 30th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, September 6th.



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 where they will vie for control against the enemy realms!
    • 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 realm enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​At 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Friday, September 3rd, character starting locations will reset to their default zones and no new characters will be able to join the event. Everyone still inside Caledonia will be able to continue progressing for the remainder of the event's duration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Realm points are drastically reduced for kills where a realm outnumbers the other by 3 to 1 odds or more.
    • This penalty currently only triggers when the attacking realm has 25+ members in the area of the kill.
    • This system is designed to encourage groups to roam around separately more during the event!


What improvements have been made?


  • An extra day at max level has been added to the event by changing the starting level cap on the 1st day from 9 to 19 as well as increasing the starting level from 1 to 10.
    • Level 1 characters first zoning in should visit the Caledonia Event Coordinator NPC to automatically reach level 10.
  • Any realms found to be at an overall population disadvantage by the 5th day of the event will have their starting level adjusted to level 30 and receive extra bonuses for the duration of the event.

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!

 

A Ghostly Incursion begins...

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jun 15 14:46 -0400 GMT

With the Doppelganger Invasion quelled the ghostly champions of the realms make their return!
 
  • The Doppelganger Invasion quest and traveling merchants are no longer available.
  • Any remaining Invader coins will be removed upon login.
  • The Ghost Keep event has begun and will last until July 6th!
  • RvR bonuses will remain through the duration of the Ghost Keep event!

           


Ghost Keep Event


  • Members of each realm should make haste to their ghostly ambassador to strengthen their realm's cause:
    • Albion - See the Ancient Paladin in the Catterick Hamlet relic town
    • Midgard - See the Ancient Thane in the Godrborg relic town
    • Hibernia - See the Ancient Champion in the Crair Treflan relic town
  • Players should ask the 'Ancient' NPCs for a [progress] report to be directed to the current task at hand.
    • These NPCs offer two quests during the 'supply' phase of the event that can only be obtained and completed during that phase.
    • Once a ghost keep has been triggered by a realm, the 'supply' phase ends for all three realms and these NPCs will direct players to defend or attack the appropriate ghostly keep lord!
    • Be sure to visit this NPC at each phase to ensure you pick up any available quests.
  • Earn extra realm and bounty points for completing the tasks throughout each phase of the event!
  • A successfully summoned ghostly keep lord will offer the Ring of the Summoned reward, along with a quest for the Ghostly Medal of Valor!
    • Please note that players who have already completed the Ring of the Summoned quest can obtain another one or exchange their existing one for another at the ghostly keep lord.
    • Players who obtained the Ghostly Medal of Valor last year can obtain one more with this event.
  • The Dynamic Keep Channelers at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn that can teleport players into the inner keep of their respective keeps make their return for the event.
    • The channelers will spawn when their Ghost Keep Lord is active AND the keep is actively under siege (flames on the realmwar map).
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until July 6th, 2021.
  • Current RvR bonuses will remain until July 6th, 2021.

 

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 May 06 18:03 -0400 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Or are you a veteran player just looking for a change of pace!?

We're excited to announce our 2nd Catch Up In Caledonia event coming Monday, May 17th and starting at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET!

We've made a host of improvements since the last event and hope to see this iteration as the one we use going forward on a quarterly basis. 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!



When does the event start and end?


The event starts precisely at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Monday, May 17th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, May 24th.



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 where they will vie for control against the enemy realms!
    • 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 realm enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​At 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on Friday, May 21st character starting locations will reset to their default zones and no new characters will be able to join the event. Everyone still inside Caledonia will be able to continue progressing for the remainder of the event's duration.
  • 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 9 maximum
      • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 19 
      • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 29 
      • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 39
      • Day 5 (Friday): Level 49
      • Days 6-7 (Sat-Mon): Level 50
    • Characters that reach the day's level cap will still be able to earn realm and bounty points this time!


What improvements have been made?


We made several updates during the previous event and have several new ones for this iteration:
  • 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.
  • Random teleports into the zone are now all in open field locations!
  • The buff NPC offers a free of cost Full Buffs token to level 1-9 characters!
  • Level 1-5 characters will no longer receive resurrection sickness after death and its duration is set to 60s for all other levels in the zone.
  • The /xp off and /rp off commands no longer stop XP or RP gain in Caledonia.
  • Crowd control durations now have a reduced starting duration, scaling down by 1% for every level below 50!
    • This reduction starts at a 2% reduction at level 49 and scales down to a 50% reduction at level 1.
  • A new realm point penalty system has been introduced to the Caledonia zone for kills done by overwhelming forces!
    • Realm points are drastically reduced for kills where a realm outnumbers the other by 3 to 1 odds or more.
    • This penalty currently only triggers when the attacking realm has 25+ members in the area of the kill.
    • This system is designed to encourage groups to roam around separately more during the event!
  • The kill counts for completing quests have been reduced at the early level ranges.
  • Champion Level experience rewards for quests at level 50 have been drastically increased!

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!

 

Doppelganger Invasion Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Apr 29 17:56 -0400 GMT
While each realm has been pre-occupied with attacking and defending each other, their attention has been away from other things, things more dark and sinister.

Taking advantage of the realms' distraction, Doppelgangers have begun increasing their numbers, and their territory. Expeditions across the frontiers today report far more Doppelgangers throughout the maze areas; while Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland seem almost infested with them.

One such expedition captured one of the Doppelgangers, perhaps a little too easily. Did he give himself up? Not all Doppelgangers want to see the light of day.


 
Alerted to the danger, the kings of the realms have placed a bounty on Doppelgangers in order to dispel these forces, before it's too late. 

  • A new daily group credit quest has been added to both Ywain and Gaheris servers requiring players to hunt down and cull the Doppelganger numbers for a reward of 10 Invader Seals.
    • Doppelgangers have a rare chance to drop additional Invader Seals regardless of the quest being active or not.
    • Each character can only benefit from a max of 300 seals.
    • Doppelganger spawn rates have been increased at their existing locations and more locations have been added at each realm's maze and throughout Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland Mountains.
      • Doppelgangers now spawn on Gaheris for the duration of the event and will award the identical RP and BP amounts as they do on Ywain.
  • Rewards can be claimed at the Doppelganger Traitor at the strength relic town or in capital cities, and are unlocked at the following thresholds:
    • 10 seals = 1 Elixir of Conquest
    • 25 seals = 2 Elixirs of Conquest
    • 75 seals = 1 25% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 125 seals = 1 Draught of Conquest
    • 175 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 225 seals = 2 Draughts of Conquest
    • 300 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (30 charges)
  • Doppelganger spawn locations that were too close to outposts have been moved further away or to a new area.
  • Invader Seals earned from the previous Doppelganger Invasion event will not count towards this event.
  • The Doppelganger Traitor NPC found in the capital cities (only this one!) is also offering a way to expedite the event at a significant discount to the normal price of the event's mithril rewards!
Players should speak with the Doppelganger Traitor at relic towns or in their capital cities to start this quest.
  • All rewards and invader seals are no-trade, no-drop, no-destroy, and no-sell.
  • Any leftover invader seals on a character will be removed at the end of the event and cannot be transfered to other characters.
  • The Doppelganger Invasion event will come to an end on Tuesday, June 15th.

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