Celebrating Midsummer

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Aug 04 08:38 -0400 GMT
Update: This event has been extended through August 17th and the full complement of traveling merchants will be up for the remainder of the event!

The Spirit of War returns! Enjoy our celebration of Midsummer starting today through Monday, August 10th!

  • Earn the new Medal of Valor by proving yourself to the Spirit of War!
  • Simply locate the Spirit of War at Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, Dun Crauchon, or traversing over Agramon and you will receive the Righteous Vengence! (Albion), Mark for Slaughter! (Midgard), or Complete Annihilation! (Hibernia) quest.
    • This quest is repeatable and will auto-complete but you'll have to return to the Spirit of War to get it again!
    • Please make sure your pending quest list has room!
    • Complete the quest 10 times to earn the Recognition of Valor quest and receive your Medal of Valor!
    • Earn bonus Realm and Bounty points for each completion of the quest!

  • A new traveling merchant has wandered into each realm claiming to sell weapons from Darkness Falls!
    • Visit Tallanvor outside Castle Sauvage in Albion
    • Visit Vendasor outside Svasud Faste in Midgard
    • Visit Vanin outside Druim Ligen in Hibernia

Hot Fix Notes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Jul 16 12:51 -0400 GMT
The following changes are now up on Ywain and Gaheris!

Otherworlds Prologue

  • The following quests have been changed to no longer require players to visit their realm's capital city and then venture back down to Lyonesse, Vanern Swamp, or Bug of Cullen in order to spawn King Uther, Ymir, or Queen Cliodna:
    • Begone, Apparitions
    • Begone, Giants
    • Begone, Fae
    • Players will now be sent directly to defeat Uther, Ymir, or Cliodna.
      • After defeating them, players will still be asked to venture to their capital city and then obtain a spiritual conduit in order to access the Otherworlds zones.
    • Players currently on the "Begone," quests that have not yet visited their realm's city can abandon them and speak with the following NPCs again to get the new expedited versions:
      • Lieutenant Haley in Lyonesse
      • Arin Snowtouch in Vanern Swamp
      • Nara Manasong in Bog of Cullen
    • Players will no longer be asked to approach the portal in order to spawn King Uther, Ymir, or Queen Cliodna and instead asked to simply defeat the appropriate boss.
      • King Uther, Ymir and Queen Cliodna will now spawn much more regularly to compensate for this change.

Otherworlds Chapter 1

  • Master Burray, Master Hamis and Master Zedde will now pause for 30 seconds after completing the portal ritual. During this pause, players will be able to turn in and pick up new quests from them but will not be able to start the encounter again until after the new rest period is over.
  • Players will be removed from stealth when gathering Otherworldly Essence.
    • Additionally the mobs in the Otherworlds zones are now more likely to see stealthed characters.
  • The quest [Siabra] Energetic Collections will now correctly require [Siabra] Picking a fight before it can be obtained.

Character and Guild Search Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Jul 14 11:23 -0400 GMT

The Character and Guild Search feature should once again be updating your characters' and guilds' statistics! Please note that it may take several hours for the process to work its way through all characters and guilds so please check back later if you do not see your updated stats immediately.

Additionally, we have some new notes for the search feature:
  • Search results will now include archived characters and servers.
    • A small icon will appear next to the name to denote an archived character.
  • The cluster drop down now displays the servers contained in each cluster to help returning users find their characters.
  • A link has been added to the bottom of the results to direct players to the Returning Players Guide.

July 4th Weekend Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 Jul 02 16:06 -0400 GMT
The July 4th weekend is here! In celebration, we have the following bonuses to crafting, experience, realm, and bounty points!

The following bonuses will be live from Thursday, July 2nd until next Monday, July 6th.

On Ywain:
50% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including The Labyrinth)
100% bonus to RP gain in Darkness Falls
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 BP in all NF zones.

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 BP gain in the capital cities.
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

Character and Guild Search Stats Downtime

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 May 28 18:30 -0400 GMT
The character and guild search stats (found HERE) are unable to update currently. The search function still works but no RvR, experience, or tradeskill stats will update until we implement a fix. We have that fix ready but it requires live server downtime to implement it. As such, we are planning to implement this fix when 1.118 goes live in a few short weeks to avoid taking the live servers down more than necessary.

Video Grab Bag Transcribed!

Posted by Community | 2015 May 22 08:04 -0400 GMT
Our DAoC Knight Podcast for May 17th, 2015 was streamed live on our official Twitch channel, which is available now on our Youtube channel and our Knights Podcast archive.

Dark Age of Camelot Store

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 May 20 12:31 -0400 GMT
As mentioned in our newsletter this week, the Dark Age of Camelot Store is open for business!

Let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions, please send them in via the feedback form.

Dark Age of Camelot Newsletter #3

Posted by John Thornhill | 2015 May 19 19:03 -0400 GMT

Greetings all,

The third Dark Age of Camelot Newsletter has just gone out to those of you signed up for it. If you haven't signed up, please do so HERE.

In the meantime, the newsletter can be viewed in your browser HERE!


Amazon Server Maintenance - Ywain Downtime

Posted by Community | 2015 May 12 09:33 -0400 GMT

Update 11:24 AM EST / 4:24 PM GMT: Ywain is back online! 

Ywain is currently down, as of  5:45am EST / 10:45am GMT, for Amazon server maintenance.

Downtime is expected to be less than 6 hours. We will update the Herald when the server is back online.

Dev Q&A Podcast, Sunday May 17th!

Posted by Community | 2015 May 11 12:15 -0400 GMT

This week's Knight Podcast will be a Grab Bag Q&A feature, where the devs answer your questions!

Submit your questions into us via our Grab Bag Submission form, found HERE, before Thursday, May 14th, to be in with a shot of having your question answered! The Podcast will be live streamed on our official Twitch channel at 8PM EST, Sunday May 17th.

A transcript of the Q&A will be available in the days following the stream and posted here on the Herald.

Get sendin' :)