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Harvest Celebrations

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 21 13:22 -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 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 Thursday, December 1st, 2022.


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 Thursday, December 1st, 2022.

Thidranki Weekend & Traveling Merchants

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 17 17:20 -0500 GMT
We hope you've rested up after an exciting Catch Up in Braemar event as it's time to invade Thidranki!

Beginning on Friday November 18th, for access to Thidranki please speak with:

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

Catch Up in Braemar Event

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 07 11:09 -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 6th Catch Up event has moved to the Braemar battleground! Catch Up in Braemar began today, Monday, November 7th at 5 PM EST / 11 PM CET!

Read on for the full details!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia Braemar?


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 Braemar 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 started at 5 PM EST / 11 PM CET on Monday, November 7th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, November 14th.



How does the event work?


  • For the first 4 days of the event, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Braemar 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.
  • ​New character creation will not be disabled for this event, and players will be able to join until the event concludes.
  • 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 zone for the entirety of the event.
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Braemar 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:
    • Overwhelming Force is not active in Braemar.
  • Level 1 characters first zoning in should visit the Braemar Event Coordinator NPC to automatically reach level 10 and recive 100BPs in order to purchase gear.
  • Realm population will be reviewed and evaluated as the event progresses.

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!

 

King's Tournament Ends & Anniversary Gifts

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 01 14:52 -0400 GMT
A message from the magisters and chroniclers of this King’s Tournament:

“From atop the parapets and resonating throughout the Frontiers come the sound of a thousand trumpets. This season’s King’s Tournament has ended. Masons of the realms have been seen tirelessly working to create the likenesses of the bravest and most skilled in the lands and royal crafters have received secret commissions to fashion new and exclusive rewards fit for the triumphant few.

As the moon set upon eve of Samhain to give way to breaking dawn, the last of the field reports were submitted to clerks and scribes who will pore through them, judging accounts of heroism and gallantry to determine the champions of this prestigious event. In preparation for these proceedings, jails and dungeons across the land have been emptied of petty thieves and scoundrels to make room for those participants who conducted themselves without honor, seeking to gain advantage by violating the King’s rules of engagement. What manner of piteous creature resorts to cheating in order to prove themselves mighty? Sad indeed - and sadder still for their cowardice and dishonorable ways strip them of any entitlement to rewards and gifts. A better fate than many, who have been eternally banished from the realms.”


Speaking of such things - let us talk about gifts and rewards! Level 50 characters on veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s throne room to receive their Anniversary Gift - a small gesture of our gratitude to mark 21 years of Dark Age of Camelot. The Anniversary Gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Some notes and reminders:

• *You will need 4 free inventory spaces – so please ensure that you have sufficient room in your inventory 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
• Anniversary Gifts will be available until November 6th

Ruined Area Ports

• Port from the relic town obelisks to the ruined areas has returned with the conclusion of the King's Tournament

It’s been an intense month of battles and skirmishes and we shall keep you apprised of the results, so be sure to keep an eye on the Camelot Herald for updates.Though this season’s King’s Tournament has concluded, the war that rages between the realms is never done -  we’ll see you in the Frontiers!


Halloween Returns To the Realms!

Posted by Development | 2022 Oct 20 16:24 -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 20th and will conclude on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Anniversary News & Tournament Top 10 Prizes

Posted by Community | 2022 Oct 07 15:30 -0400 GMT
21 years! A truly exceptional milestone – and whether you’ve explored, experienced, and fought with us since launch, or joined the fray along the way, the Dark Age of Camelot team, past and present, are profoundly grateful to each and every one of you.

On November 1st, a Bag of Goodies will be offered to every level 50 character across the realms. This small gesture of our gratitude will contain many surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Join us in raising a goblet, mug, or chalice to 21 years of the magic of Dark Age of Camelot!

Cheers! Sláinte! Skål!

Please note: the Bag of Goodies is delayed until Nov 1st so nothing contained in it affects the King's RvR Tournament.

Thank you for everything and we hope you'll enjoy what we have in store!

King's Tournament, Anniversary Bonuses, & Updates

Posted by Community | 2022 Sep 30 10:12 -0400 GMT
Our Crossroads Covenants event is now over, we really hope you enjoyed the first in this series of events! :)

King's RvR Tournament


A month long tournament awarding statues to the top 9 winners (1 per category, per realm) and in-game prizes for the top 10 in each category, per realm, starts from midnight EST tonight! The tournament will last for the duration of the month and ends midnight October 31st.

As of 2AM EST / 8AM CET October 1st, 2022,  you can track hourly updates of the tournament stats by visiting our leaderboards here. Further information can be found here.

Additionally:

  • The Ruined Keeps of Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, and Dun Crauchon have returned to their original states. Masons and Protection Obelisks are once again available
  • Doppelganger spawns have returned to their normal spawn rates and locations


Ruined Areas Update


The following changes have been made to the Ruined Areas ports for the duration of October to facilitate the King's Tournament:

  • Relic Town Obelisk will no longer port to Folley Lake, Moydruim Castle, or the Trellebourg Fortress
  • Please note: we may make further changes to these areas over the course of the Tournament.


Bonuses


Anniversary bonuses will begin today and conclude on November 1st, 2022.

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

Best of luck in the King's Tournament, and we'll see you in the Frontiers!

21st Anniversary King's Tournament

Posted by Community | 2022 Sep 23 07:59 -0400 GMT
Friends and Realm mates,

In celebration of our 21st Year Anniversary, the Dark Age of Camelot team is pleased to announce the return of our King's Tournament!

With the King’s Tournament there will be three winning categories:
  • Solo Kills
  • Keeps Captured
  • “Skill Index” score based on a combination of RvR metrics (including RPs-per-kill and kills-to-deaths ratios, as well as some others).

Crossroad Covenants

Posted by Community | 2022 Sep 02 15:22 -0400 GMT
Our new event starts now! Decide your path, but decide carefully. Not everything is as it seems!

Whisperings across the realms tell of strange deals being made. Deals which affect the power struggle between good and evil in our very frontiers. Players are urged to exercise caution when hunting around the far regions of the realms:

  • Caer Benowyc – and surroundings
  • Bledmeer Faste – and surroundings
  • Dun Crauchon – and surroundings
  • The entirety of Ellan Vannin
Strangely, these regions seem to sit on crossroads. Surely that is nothing more than chance?

Traveling Merchants Return!

Posted by Community | 2022 Jul 08 14:35 -0400 GMT
We're happy to announce that the Traveling Merchants have made their return - in a big way!

Prices have been adjusted for some stores, and a wide range of items have been added including event and campaign items, and a bigger potion selection!





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 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

The event will run until Monday, August 1st, 2022!

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