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Dark Age of Camelot Newsletter 19



Welcome to the Dark Age of Camelot Newsletter. We'll be sending one out monthly with updates on the latest happenings in Albion, Hibernia, and Midgard!

The newsletter will contain exclusive announcements and rewards from time to time so please encourage your friends to sign up here.


1.124D Hot Fix Notes

A few hot fixes went live this week. Thanks as always for sending in your feedback and bug reports, keep 'em coming!

Bug Fixes
  • The Midgard Dragon’s Curse Chapter 9.2 encounter’s barriers now reset properly at the beginning of the encounter.
  • Vulcan will no longer occasionally attack Golestandt during the Albion Dragon’s Curse Chapter 7 encounter.
  • Several items have had their missing stat value added:
    • The Incandescent Black Jewel, Shrunken Bear Skull, Water Bound Gem, Dark Crystalized Poison Sac, Hob Hunter Gem, and Darkseed Sleeves all now correctly have +20 hits cap.
    • The Hammer and Sword of Evisceration both now correctly have +5% thrust resist.
    • The Envenomed Choker now correctly has +3 envenom skill.
  • Players will no longer be temporarily snared when using NPC teleports in housing.

You can read the full notes here on the Herald.

Rites of Spring Event

Springtime is upon us again, and with the warmth and renewed bloom of the landscape an ancient menace will soon return!

The deceptively cuddly Harbinger of Spring found its way onto Ellan Vannin. The Kings of the Realms have placed a bounty on this beast for any who wish to drive the menace out of their lands and to collect the coveted Gem of the Harbinger!

The Gem of the Harbinger now has 7 new stat-variants to choose from!
  • As such, the gem no longer drops as a One-Time-Drop and instead is a loot-choice on the Rites of Spring quest.
  • Killing the Harbinger of Spring mob (battlegroup-credit) still grants the quest automatically.
  • There will be no item exchange service for the Gem of the Harbinger or any of its variants, choose carefully!

The Rites of Spring event runs from Thursday, March 29th through Monday, April 16th.


The following bonuses are now live and run along the Rites of Spring event until Monday, April 16th.

On Ywain:
  • 25% bonus to RPs gained from RvR kills
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones and battlegrounds
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 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

Travelling Merchants

The traveling merchants have been... err, traveling for too long but have finally returned to the realms to share their wares... for a price.

Several items have had their prices reduced and you'll find never-before-sold loot including Hallowed items from the Mournful King instance! 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 a fortnight from now!

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

Grab Bag

The latest of our bi-weekly Grab Bag hits the Herald every second Friday! This week's Grab Bag is now available here.

Our past Grab Bags can be found below.

March 2nd, 2018 | March 16th, 2018
February 2nd, 2018 | February 16th, 2018
December 1st, 2017 | December 15th, 2017
November 3rd, 2017 | November 17th, 2017
October 6th, 2017 | October 20th, 2017
September 8th, 2017 | September 22nd, 2017
August 11th, 2017 | August 25th, 2017
July 14th, 2017 | July 28th, 2017
June 2nd, 2017 | June 17th, 2017 | June 30th, 2017
May 5th, 2017 | May 19th, 2017
April 7th, 2017 | April 21st, 2017
March 10th, 2017 | March 24th, 2017
February 24th, 2017

You can send in any questions you have for our Grab Bags through our submission form! Please note this is for game questions, feedback should be sent in through our feedback form.
Monthly Poll

This month's poll focuses on events! Please select one option from those below.

Q. Do you take part in our ingame events?

- Every event, seasonal or not
- Only seasonal events
- Only bonus events
- Occasionally, but not always
- I have no interest in events


A selection of ingame shots from around the frontiers.

Discord Community

Join thousands of DAoC players to chat about all things DAoC, at any hour of the day, available on desktop, browser, and phone!

Register on Discord here, then click this link to join our verified official DAoC channel! Come chat, we don't bite :)

There is also a dedicated player ran Battlegrounds Discord server which you can join through clicking here!
Tips n Tricks

Obelisk has created this video walk-through of the Champion Level abilities, detailing each role and ability! This video will help you decide on the right CL path for your toons. Obelisk is in the process of creating many walk-throughs and overviews, including classes and specs. You can find, and follow, his YouTube playlist here.

A Word about Account Security

With Mithril currency shared between all game accounts under each individual EA/Origin account, our upcoming official forums will require game account info to access. Logging into the forums on any linked game account will give you access to the entire forum profile under that EA/Origin account.

Please make sure to protect your game and master account info. Someone using your account to misbehave on the forums won't be an acceptable excuse from action, and be aware: some violations on the forums will result in action taken against your game account! So protect your account!!

When will the official forums be live? Soon. Very soon!

Community Spotlight

One of the best things about DAoC is our amazing community, the best MMO community in our opinion! This section of our newsletter aims to highlight guilds and individuals in our community, and give a little insight into the heart of the DAoC! This month we spotlight the Midgard guild: Barons of Brutality

Tell us about your guild name and how it came about?

Our guild name is Barons of Brutality. The founders of the guild 17 plus years ago, wanted pride and loyalty to the realm of Midgard, to break it down, BARONS. This word, of uncertain origin, denotes "the man"or Baroness if "the woman". The Baron's position was connected with the tenure of land; in theory the Barons were those who held their lands of the king; in practice, they were those who so held a large amount of land. It still implies considerable social status and privilege in countries where a sharp line is drawn between the caste of "nobles" and the common herd, whom no wealth or intellectual eminence can place on the same social level.

Of BRUTALITY, hence the quality of being cruel and harsh to our enemy's, disposition to willfully inflict pain and suffering on others that invade our realm and attack our precious Midgard and fellow realm members.

Tell us a bit about your guild?

We are like family to each other and we respect each other. I know personally I would have quit DAoC 10 years ago because of my lack of patience in trying to understand the games dynamics, if I wasn't in Barons of Brutality guild. Foremost on Visi level 50 toons we wear Royal Blue to represent the color of Midgard, on all armor and your choice of colors on shield, weapons & horse. Stealthers in the guild can wear Black/Brown or the Royal Blue on armor.

The guild leaders, even though patience and helpful, want people who want to play the game and respect the ToS. We don't want to carry people but encourage them. To ask questions and get answers and be helpful to anyone on how to do things: like templates building, leveling a craft, buying house, trade and make currency, and lead PvE quest line, lead a RvR group, or just be available to practice with dueling each other to learn their toons.

When people have opportunity and experience and are ready, you are then encouraged to lead and show others. The guild is made up of experienced, returning, and new players who will collectively and individually take time out of their game playing to explain and show you how to enhance your game experience. This vast knowledge of the game is accumulative from all our guild members. According to Granks we are #6 guild in game today. We have 2,099 Chars, 1061 members with accumulative rps 1,471,678,501 rps. That is a lot members and playing time invested for sure.

Are you part of an alliance?

We are part of a active RvR alliance Royal Dwarven Marines, or RDM as it is known. A long time established alliance/guild on Midgard, I believe its been around for 10 plus years. Barons of Brutality, or BoB's, has been a part of that alliance for 8 plus years. We have so many active guilds in our alliance and some of the best players in the game that are willing to help and share with all experience levels. Some of the games best leaders are from this alliance.

We also form up guild groups to run RvR throughout the day with others guilds and have zerg bg's with Kaptkents or our own GM of Barons of Brutality, Lavas will run a bg or join Anna's bg. Also from our alliance we will run nightly bg with Xyorman, Smeger & Paindancerr for RvR, or on certain days of the week we will run PvE events. The RDM alliance really has a great community of players.

What is the day to day life of your guild like?

We have fun with each other. I guess if you asked a Baron of Brutality member, like I did to so many before writing this, " Why do you like this guild," they would say "The people, I really like the people in the guild." The guild has a Facebook page for templates, events, and communicates in a positive way. We also have a Discord server. We group up with each other regardless of rank/ title or skill. The idea is that we love this game and want it to succeed and do our part with helping the community to help retain players, because we want to play it.

We have players who like their solo play-style and some like to run a small man or 8 man roam groups. Some like to go to the Battlegrounds and run solo or groups there. Some need help with obtaining items or questions about classes or quest and we all do part to help/answer or show that person. We do have people all over the world in the guild, and with so many time zones, most likely someone will encounter a few too many players online depending on the time of day to get answers/help with questions.

What play-styles does your guild take part in?

We respect all play-styles, some people like solo action, or some like small man or others like 8 man groups,and some like zergs for RvR. We also have a wide range of experienced players that play in all play-styles. We understand their are different classes and welcome all. We accept each other play-styles. We do and have stealthers, solo and groups. We do PvE ex: Otherworld 1-9, Dragon Curse raids prologue-8, and then run Chapter 9/10. We do wide variety of quest and explore the game content. We have battleground toons that we play as a guild group as well.

Are you currently recruiting?

Yes we accept all players: experienced, new, and returning, all classes. We have a simple 4 rules.
1) Be cordial and respectful to others in guild, alliance and realm.
2) Visi level 50 toons wear Royal Blue to represent the color of Midgard on all armor and your choice of colors on shield, weapons, and horse. Stealthers in the guild can wear Black/Brown or the Royal Blue on armor and choice of color on weapon, shield, and horse.
3) Respect the ToS of the game.
4) We don't accept or keep cross-realmers who wish to share intel to other realms, via chat, phone, text, or tells for benefit of rps/location of fellow Midgards, etc.

How can someone contact you if they wish to find out more, or apply to join?

Any time in game you can ask for a Baron of Brutality guild member, who will get you in contact with an officer to answer any questions and to do a guild invite. I am known as Skipye and you can also contact Impounded in game for any guild questions or invites. Also on Discord I am TiaSkip#3135 or Impounded#5743

Thanks to Skipye for taking the time to answer our questions!

From the desk of our German Community Admin, Lea!


Die Freitags-Grab Bag beantwortet im Zwei-Wochen-Rhythmus Fragen aus der Community zu Spielmechaniken, Klassenfunktionen und dem Spiel im Allgemeinen. Die erste Ausgabe im März beantwortet eure Fragen dazu, ob Siege gegen die Drachen wieder für den Titel zählen können, die Droprate von Alchemiezutaten, der Vereinfachung von PvE-Inhalten, einer Anpassung der Darstellung von Handwerksrezepten sowie dem Erscheinen der Volks-/Geschlechts-/Namens-Respecs.

Die zweite Ausgabe des Monats März beantwortete eure Fragen nach dem Erscheinen der nächsten Rückkehrer-Kampagne, nützlichen Reichsfähigkeiten für die Begleiter von Theurgen, Belagerungstürmen, dem Konditionsverlust von Waffen und Rüstungen und dem Erscheinungstermin der Namens-/Volks-/Geschlechtswechsel.

Und da es im März einen Freitag mehr gab, hatten wir in diesem Monat nicht nur zwei, sondern gleich drei Ausgaben der Grab Bag! Die letzte, ganz aktuelle Ausgabe könnt ihr hier lesen. Sie beantwortet Fragen, ob die Grafik verbessert werden kann, die Möglichkeit, Pferde in die Bank zu legen, zur Quest Blood in the Water, den Sofortzauber-Geistresistenz-Debuff des Eldritchs und einer UI-Komfortfunktion.

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Hotfix für Patch 1.124D

Vor wenigen Tagen erschien ein Hotfix für Version 1.124D, der einige Gegenstandsanpassungen und Fehlerbehebungen mit sich gebracht hat. Insbesondere einigen starken Heilungseffektivitäts-Buffs ging es an den Kragen. Außerdem wurden einige wenige Balancing-Änderungen vorgenommen, die sich ebenfalls überwiegend auf Heilungseffektivität beziehen. Ihr findet alle Details in den Patchnotizen zum Hotfix!

Harbinger of Spring-Event

Noch bis zum 16. April läuft der diesjährige Harbinger of Spring-Event. Wie immer gilt es, dem Killerkaninchen den Garaus zu machen. Dabei könnt ihr dieses Jahr zum allerersten Mal aus sieben verschiedenen Varianten des Gem of the Harbinger wählen und so noch besser auf euch zugeschnittene Templates erstellen! Wie immer könnt ihr die entsprechende Quest in den Grenzfestungen und den Reliktstädten annehmen. Wer dies vergessen sollte, erhält die Quest aber auch ganz automatisch beim Besiegen des Killerkaninchens! Wie immer gibt es natürlich auch frühlingshafte Dekoration für euren Garten zu ergattern.

Neben dem Killerkaninchen sind auch die reisenden Händler wieder in die Realms zurückgekehrt. Sie haben ihre üblichen Waren im Angebot und dieses Jahr die Preise etwas überarbeitet. Außerdem bieten sie nun erstmalig auch neue Gegenstände an, so zum Beispiel Beute aus der Mournful King-Instanz. Wer diese verpasst hat, hat nun also eine gute Chance, sich bei den Händlern mit tollen Gegenständen einzudecken! Besucht sie ebenfalls bis zum 16. April an ihren üblichen Lagerplätzen auf der Inlandsseite der Hauptgrenzfestung jedes Realms! Selbstverständlich sind auch wieder fette Boni auf den Servern für die Dauer des Events. Freut euch über mehr Realmpoints, mehr Erfahrung, mehr Kopfgeldpunkte und schnelleres Craften!

Alle Details zum Rites of Spring-Event, den reisenden Händlern und den Boni könnt ihr hier nachlesen. Viel Spaß bei der Eiersuche, und wenn ihr euren Garten frühlingshaft verschönert hat, dann macht doch mal ein paar Bilder davon und lasst sie mir zukommen!

Wenn ihr News habt, von denen ihr denkt, dass sie in den Newsletter gehören, lasst es unsere deutsche Community Administratorin [Shileah] über die Postcount.net-Foren wissen, oder kommt im Discord-Server vorbei!

All of us here at Broadsword would like to express our best wishes and congratulations to Smakadop and his lovely wife who recently had a baby boy! :)

Anthony Michael was born on March 20th, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces!

Suggestions for DAoC related middle names went unheard. Anthony Legion, or Anthony LFG were surely possiblities, no?!