22nd Anniversary Bonuses and Merchants

Posted by Community | 2023 Sep 29 16:55 -0400 GMT
Friends and Realm mates,

In celebration of our 22nd Year Anniversary, we are pleased to start the celebrations this coming Sunday, October 1st 2023, with bonuses and the return of the Traveling Merchants!

The following bonuses and merchants will be active until November 1st, 2023.


On Ywain:
  • 100% 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
  • 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

Traveling Merchants

The traveling merchants have returned for the 22nd Anniversary festivities!
  • A Book of Recall has been added to the Darkness Falls Rarity Merchant.

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

Keep your eyes on the Herald here over the month as we celebrate Dark Age of Camelot's birthday with events and more!

Live Server Downtime on Wednesday September 6th, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Sep 05 15:22 -0400 GMT
Update 10:00AM EDT/ 16:00 PM CEST: All Servers are back online! Thank you.

All live servers will be coming down Wednesday September 6th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for scheduled maintenance. 

Downtime is expected to be approximately 7 hours. We will provide notification as to when live servers are back up. 

Thank you!

Thidranki Battleground Weekend

From 2PM EST / 8PM CET on Friday, September 8th until Monday, September 11th, the battleground of Thidranki will be open to all players! Visit the following teleporters for access:

In Albion - Master Truji in Castle Sauvage
In Midgard - Stor Gothi Acheren in Svasud Faste
In Hibernia - Channeler Inarea in Druim Ligen

Note: a 100% RP and BP bonus will be active in the battleground for the duration of the event.

Ruined Keeps, EV Crystals, and Gifts

Posted by Community | 2023 Aug 01 18:18 -0400 GMT
Ruined Keeps and EV Crystals return! We'd also like to offer our gratitude for your patience and understanding while we resolved recent stability issues.

Ruined Keeps

For a limited time, the merchant keeps of Caer Benowyc in Hadrian's Wall in Albion, Bledmeer Faste in Odin's Gate in Midgard, and Dun Crauchon in Emain Macha in Hibernia will revert to their 'ruined' state and will feature the following temporary changes:

  • Keep walls will remain destroyed keep gates and postern doors will remain open, and guards and other keep NPCs will not spawn
  • The Protection Obelisk will be disabled and unavailable
  • Solo quest objectives will return to the keep areas

Investigate Crystals on Ellan Vannin

The Ellan Vannin crystal gathering quest has returned for a limited time:

Aid your realm in investigating the cause of the breach by collecting  samples of the crystal formations found on Ellan Vannin.

This quest is repeatable, and awards 5,000 bounty points and 500 realm points (affected by bonuses) per turn in.

Adventurers should speak with the following NPCs to receive the gather quest:
  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg

Ywain Crash Acknowledgment

On Ywain, Level 50 characters on veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s throne room to receive a special gift - a small gesture of thanks for your patience during our recent downtime. This gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Some notes and reminders:
  • You will need 3 free inventory spaces
  • Please remember that accounts can only have one MTX respec active at a time. If you should be awarded this item, it is recommended that you use it prior to obtaining your gift on other characters
  • This offering will be available through Friday August 4th, 2023

Live Server Downtime - Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 31 18:22 -0400 GMT
Update 10:25AM EDT/ 16:25 PM CEST: All Servers are back online! Thank you.

All live servers will be coming down tomorrow morning, Tuesday August 1st, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45 AM CEST for scheduled follow-up maintenance resulting from today's emergent issue.Downtime is expected to be approximately 7 hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide an update notification when Ywain is back up. 

Ywain - Emergency Server Downtime

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 31 15:39 -0400 GMT
Update: 18:05 EDT/ 00:05 CET (Tuesday): the Ywain server is now back online! Thank you.

The Ywain servers are down now to perform emergency server maintenance involving a crash.

We expect this downtime to be completed in approximately 2 hours, and we will update as the situation progresses.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolve this matter!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event Returns!

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 24 11:03 -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!? Now is a great time to return home to DAoC!

Our 8th Catch Up In Caledonia event begins today, Monday, July 24th 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, July 24th a nd will end at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET time on Monday, July 31st.

How does the event work?

  • For the duration of the week long 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.
  • 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 that there are realm point hard caps to each level and should you hit the realm point cap, you will stop gaining realm points until you progress in levels.
  • 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.

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 battlefields of Caledonia!


Tournament Winners Skins Now Available

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 12 19:34 -0400 GMT
Exclusive skin rewards have now been added for each winner of the King's Tournament!

Winning players will need to speak to their class guild Weaponmaster in the King's throneroom to collect their helm reward, and select weapon type for their weapon skin reward.

Once again, we deeply apologise for the unavoidable delays in making these rewards available. 

As a reminder, the full winner's table is below.

Ywain Server Downtime, Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 10 16:58 -0400 GMT
Update 09:15AM EDT / 15:15 CEST  - Ywain is back up and open to players. 

The Ywain server will be coming down tomorrow morning, Tuesday July 11th, 2023 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45 AM CET for routine maintenance. Downtime will be approximately 5 hours.

We will provide notification when Ywain is back up!

Thank you!

Breach Event: The Mazes

Posted by Community | 2023 Jul 07 13:36 -0400 GMT
Adventurers around the ruins of the old maze are vanishing and scouting parties sent to investigate the ruins of other realms have not returned. We fear a larger evil is brewing deep within, and demons have found another way to enter our lands. Threats to our worlds must be crushed!

Adventurers should speak with the following NPC's to receive two new quests:
  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg
Harvesting Crystals

Harvest the crystals that have appeared at the ruins of the old mazes across the realms.

This quest is repeatable and awards 5,000 Bounty Points and 500 Realm Points (affected by bonuses) per turn in.

Further Breaches

The evil on Ellan Vannin has been halted, but the demons persist on trying to enter our world. Defeat these threats at the ancient maze ruins! 

This is a daily quest and is a Battlegroup encounter. Completing the quest by defeating all three mobs awards you with 10,000 Realm Points (affected by bonuses) and a useable crate which will provide one of the following:
  • Various Trophies
  • Realm Point Bonus Pots
  • Recently Added Extended Potions
  • Wares from Dungeons of Old
Note: the quest mobs will not give previous quest credits or drops. The rewards also have a very small chance to drop Catacombs bows.

The Breach mini event will run until Tuesday July 25th, 2023.

Cathal Valley BG Weekend and Caledonia Dates

Posted by Community | 2023 Jun 20 15:09 -0400 GMT
June's Battleground event brings us back into Cathal Valley for the coming weekend! 

Cathal Valley will be open to all toons from Friday, June 23rd to Monday, June 26th. Please note, the current 50% bonus RP in NF will carry into Cathal Valley for the event!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Our Catch Up in Caledonia event will return to Caledonia on Monday, July 24th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and run until Monday, July 31st at 3PM EST / 9PM CET.

This event will follow the same format as our previous event with the following level caps in place for all characters, increasing 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

Note: Overwhelming Force will be enabled for this event

Memorial March

We were very sorry to hear about the recent passing of one of our long time players, Navratil.

Navratil's son, Vergibtnix, will be leading a memorial march on Saturday, June 24th at 8PM CET / 2PM EDT. Any who wish to attend to pay their respects is asked to meet on the center hill of Ellan Vannin. Our thoughts are with Vergibtnix, his mother, Narkomedfortes, and grandmother, Mamuusas, during this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.