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We are pleased to announce the latest Come Back to Camelot campaign details, including 30 FREE days!
Return to the realms of Albion, Midgard, and Hibernia and rediscover the allure of Realm vs Realm combat! Defend your realm from your sworn enemies! The Dark Age of Camelot team cordially invites you to return home!
Come back this Spring and receive 30 FREE* days on any account, in good standing, that has been inactive for at least 60 days! The 30 free days will be applied as soon as the account is reactivated; offer only extends to accounts that choose to reactivate between April 24th and May 22nd, 2017.
- Come back and earn your new Returning Player rewards!
- Come back and participate in the Ghost Keep and Rites of Spring events!
- Come back and embark on the A Dragon's Curse campaign!
- Come back and enjoy the new client updates!
- Come back and experience the new Necromancer class along with the other class and RvR changes!
- Come back and prepare for the upcoming RvR and class improvements as well as the launch of MTX later this spring!
Read our latest Grab Bag here.
April 7th, 2017
March 24th, 2017
March 10th, 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.
Chapter 1 of our new PvE campaign, A Dragon's Curse, launched April 4th. Venture into the new dungeons in Dartmoor, Sheeroe Hills, and Malmohus!
Chapter 2 launches May 2nd! Our Campaign Calendar and Overview can be viewed here on the Herald.
Rites of Spring
Have you met the bunny yet?! Our rites of Spring bunny quest continues until May 1st, 2017, so don't forget to get your Gem of the Harbinger and trophies!
Our Ghost Keep event is extended until Patch 1.123! Summon your realm's ghostly lord, attack enemy realm's ghost keep, and claim your reward.
A selection of ingame shots from around the frontiers.
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Tips n Tricks
If you are having trouble starting, continuing, or completing a quest, i.e. "I didn't get credit for that"... try deleting/completing a quest before continuing/starting another. Some NPC's won't show/offer quest indicators when your journal is full. The default key to open your quest journal is "J" - you can reassign or check this in /keyboard.
If you find you are still having issues completing or accepting new quests, your character completed quest list may be full, this is different to your Journal and can be viewed by typing "/quest" ingame. Visit the Quest Journalist NPC in the capital cities to clear out this list (note: this just removes them from the list, your character will still have credit for completing any removed quests).
Accolades and Remembrance
If you would like to give congrats, well wishes, or remembrance to anyone please contact our Community Lead, Carol (Beibhinn), on the Postcount forums.
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 Albion guild:
Dark Knights of Camelot
Tell us about your guild name and how it came about.
Our guild name is the Dark Knights of Camelot. I am not entirely sure how the name came about, it was there when I first joined, so we have no official history.
Tell us a bit about your guild.
We are an Albion Guild that has been around since the game began. Our guild has around 4,700 characters played by roughly 1,500 players. We have over 2 Billion realm points earned, and play mostly during North American prime time, but will often have people on at all hours. Our core players have done pretty much everything in the game in the realm of Albion and most people have tried every Alb class in the game. Many of our people have also played other realms but have settled on Albion as their home.
Our guild house is on Ywain 6 (Lot 5) and is full of trophies from PvE and Banners from our RvR conquests. We even have Pie! (although it's been out a while so might be a bit stale).
Are you part of an alliance?
We are the leaders of an alliance of varied guilds and all playstyles. We have some Euro guilds in our alliance, which we love as it gives us a daytime presence when many NA players are at work. Our alliance members participate in all playstyles. Every night we have an alliance member or two that run a "true" 8 man away from our large zerg .They are usually seen in the alliance chat asking for specific classes to complete their group and it gives our players an opportunity to try out some 8v8.
Our alliance chat is full of helpful people with answers to a wide spectrum of topics. Each of the guilds in our alliance has their own rules for chat channels, but we ask that our alliance channel remain “PG 13/child” friendly. We run a nightly private alliance Battlegroup and are all together in vent (which is not PG or child friendly!!). When our regular BG shuts down, we have a bunch of players that get together for some fun as stealthers.
When new content is added we run events to take as many people through as possible as an alliance if the event permits. If it is a limited number – such as an 8 person dungeon, you will often find people making groups to participate.
What is the day to day life of your guild like?
We usually start off early with some espresso and then read the paper, maybe some bacon and eggs…….j/k
Our guild usually has people on during the NA and Euro daytime but we really peak during NA evening prime time. During the day our players participate in all aspects of the game and at night we form a separate battlegroup from the Albion public BG for some RvR. We do our best to get people grouped and make the groups viable in RvR.
On Mondays our guild leads an alliance event called Monday Nite Madness and it varies from week to week. This event has been going on for 15 years straight and has become a great tradition. We have done all the PvE content on Albion, and occasionally do some “goofy thing” for RvR, like an all thug nite or stealther nite. Sometimes we play fact or crap in vent and have even held a “Pig Hockey Tournament”. We try to incorporate some of the older game content both for nostalgia and to show new players things they might not have seen. Monday nights are a great way to get together in a relaxed environment away from the stresses of RvR.
Our members are very helpful to new players and do our best to get them outfitted and ready for RvR. We have people that can help with crafting and templates and the PvE we do on Mondays keeps our guild (and alliance) members outfitted with all the newest game items.
What playstyles does your guild take part in?
Our guild has players that participate in all playstyles although our nightly zerg is what we usually do as a guild.
Are you currently recruiting?
Yes our guild is always recruiting and if you do a /who Dark Knights ask anybody and they will get you through to someone who can invite.
How can someone contact you if they wish to find out more, or apply to join?
We do have a Facebook page, but to be honest it doesn’t get a lot of use. Most of our communications are done right in the game. Just look for anyone in Dark Knights of Camelot and ask for an officer!
Dark Knights of Camelot
The link to our website
Dark Knights of Camelot - Index
Thanks to Luvly and Dark Knights of Camelot for taking the time to answer our questions!
From the desk of our German Community Admin, Lea!
Vieles hat sich in den letzten Monaten in Dark Age of Camelot getan! Vor Kurzem ist die neue PvE-Kampagne A Dragon’s Curse - Der Fluch des Drachen gestartet, mit der eine alte Bedrohung wieder ihre Klauen ausstreckt. Helft eurem Realm im Kampf und verdient Aurulit, um damit tolle neue Gegenstände zu kaufen! Alle Informationen und Neuigkeiten zur Kampagne könnt ihr hier nachlesen.
Kommende und laufende Events
Der RvR-Event „Die Geisterfestung“ bringt geisterhafte Erscheinungen ins RvR und läuft bis zum Erscheinen von Patch 1.123. Sprecht mit dem geisterhaften Abgesandten in der entsprechenden Reliktstadt eures Realms um zu erfahren, wie ihr euer Realm dabei unterstützen könnt, die Geisterfestung für euch zu gewinnen. Alle Informationen zum Event könnt ihr auf dieser Seite nachlesen.
Unser regelmäßiger Frühlingsevent Rites of Spring läuft nur noch bis zum 01.05., wer sich also sein Gem of the Harbinger verdienen möchte, sollte sich beeilen!
Außerdem haben die reisenden Händler wieder ihre Zelte an den üblichen Stellen aufgeschlagen und bieten ihre Waren zum Kauf feil. Man munkelt, dass sie einige besondere Gegenstände aus der Anderswelt im Angebot haben! Die reisenden Händler bleiben bis zum 23.05. an ihrem Lagerplatz.
Kehrt zurück nach Camelot-Kampagne
Wenn diejenigen von euch, die derzeit nicht über ein aktives Abonnement verfügen, nun Lust bekommen haben, sich die letzten Änderungen und neuen Inhalte selbst anzuschauen, könnt ihr keinen besseren Zeitpunkt erwischen als jetzt! Anlässlich der Kehrt zurück nach Camelot-Kampagne könnt ihr 30 kostenlose Spieltage gutgeschrieben bekommen. Übrigens: Wer mindestens ein halbes Jahr nicht mehr eingeloggt war, erhält mit jedem Charakter der Stufe 50 die Quest [Returning Player] King’s Treasury. Diese belohnt euch mit einigen Dingen, die euch den Wiedereinstieg leichter machen. Charaktere, die für diese Quest berechtigt sind, erhalten sie automatisch, sobald sie das erste Mal wieder einloggen, und werden direkt in den Thronsaal teleportiert, wo sie die Quest abschließen können. Tipp: Solltet ihr nicht über ausreichend freien Inventarplatz verfügen, um die vielen Questbelohnungen anzunehmen, könnt ihr mittels /bank eure persönliche Charakterschatzkiste öffnen und dort Gegenstände lagern!
Die Freitags-Grab Bag ist seit ein paar Wochen zurück und beantwortet im Zwei-Wochen-Rhythmus Fragen aus der Community zu Spielmechaniken, Klassenfunktionen und dem Spiel im Allgemeinen. Die aktuellste Ausgabe vom 21. April könnt ihr hier nachlesen. Sie beantwortet Fragen zum Fehlschlagen von Zaubern, dem Spec-Confuse-Zauber von Mentalisten, durch Spellcrafter verzauberte Rüstungen, den Belohnungen der neuen Kampagne und dem Schleichen-Skill von Minnen.
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!
A Look Ahead
Class, Item, and RvR Improvements
Patch 1.123 will be introducing several requested class and item-ability changes! Cave Shaman, Nature Druids, and Smite Clerics will be receiving a large focus as well as general improvements to the Skald and Minstrel classes and melee improvements to several hybrid classes! Finally, we'll adjusting many item /use and proc abilities to shift the focus of combat back to class and realm abilities!
Brand new "ruined" areas will be introduced as hot-spots for solo and small group action now that the "ruined" keeps of Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, and Dun Crimthainn have been restored to their glory! We'll also be introducing new objectives to conquer in the battlegrounds and streamlining the existing RvR quests to better focus action around certain areas along with introducing some brand new quests!
We're very excited to announce the launch of Dark Age of Camelot's first foray into micro-transactions! With patch 1.123, there will be a brand new mount for sale and the plan going forward will be to only introduce cosmetic items and quality of life features such as race, gender, and name respecs!
I said I would call upon you again and now I have. Together with our new Undead allies, we have found the stronghold of the Tenebrae. They make base in an ancient tomb deep within Dartmoor, one whose legends tell of an old hunter who died here in a snowstorm. What a different place Albion was back then. Meet me here, and with our new allies we can begin to end this Undead threat.
--- Commander Selan
It is time, adventurers. The glory, fame, and riches we have for so long been chasing finally are within reach. It is time to invade Drakulvhamn, home of the nasty Varulv that aided Gjapinulva. There are bound to be riches inside – and the Frozen Torch will be the ones to claim them.
--Theso of the Frozen Torch
At first, I was uneasy about betraying my kind, the Glimmer. But now, I see the good in the world, the good in Hibernia. There is a phenomenon occurring, one that hasn’t been seen in decades. The Veil has once again opened, leading to what is one of the infinite rifts inside of it. The opening is in Sheeroe Hills, and this must be more than mere coincidence. The dragon eggs must be involved. Meet me inside – I will be waiting for you.
--Salle, the Glimmer Fairy