Copy
This newsletter is here to keep you informed of the recent happenings and future plans of all things Dark Age of Camelot.
View this email in your browser
 Greetings!
Welcome to the Dark Age of Camelot Newsletter. 

The newsletter's goal is to outline Camelot's happenings as well as hint towards our future plans. If you don't have a chance to read every Herald or Facebook post but still want to know how the game is doing, this newsletter is for you!

Newsletter-exclusive announcements and rewards will abound so make sure you and your friends are signed up!

Onward!
John Thornhill
Producer
In this newsletter...
  • Memorial Day Weekend Bonuses
  • Get your hands on some real-life DAoC loot
  • More 1.118 news
  • Accolades and Well-wishes
  • Knight Application Updates
  • Newsletter and Twitch Followers Lottery
  • A Look Ahead

I. Memorial Day Weekend Bonuses

Memorial day weekend is just around the corner here in the United States and in honor of the many veterans that play and have played, we'll be granting some hefty bonuses to crafting, experience, realm, and bounty points!



 

The following bonuses will start this Friday, May 22nd and run until next Friday, May 29th.

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

II. Get some DAoC loot!


If you've been waiting to load up on DAoC apparel for yourself or needed a DAOC gift to buy for that special someone, the wait is finally over!

T-shirts. Mousepads. Notebooks. USB Drives. Bibs... If you can put a logo on it, our new Zazzle store probably has it with newly minted Knot and Realm logos to boot! We're in the process of adding more items to the store too, so if you don't see what you want now, check back in a few days!

If you still don't see something you want, feel free to send us your best DAoC swag ideas via the feedback form and we'll try our best to accommodate your request!

Browse the store HERE and note that all items ship internationally!
 

III. 1.118 Patch Update


We plan on having 1.118 go to our Pendragon test server in just the next 2 weeks!
 

 
As mentioned in previous newsletters, there are lots of exciting features coming:
  • A brand new Campaign is about to start!
  • Classic world dungeon revamps!
  • New Frontiers Pathing Fixes!
  • Casual Group Finder adjustments!
Stay tuned for more details and updates on the Camelot Herald as we get closer to the patch's release!
 

IV. Player Accolades and Remembrances


Dark Age of Camelot is a great game for many reasons but our favorite reason is you: our community! Without you all we wouldn't have a game to enjoy, especially one that's lasted 13 and a half years and is still going strong.

With that, we'd like to take the time in this and each subsequent newsletter to congratulate any players who have been married or had a child recently and remember those who are sadly no longer with us.


Accolades
  • Shinyy and his wife would like to welcome their new baby girl, Andriana, to the world. She was born on May 3rd at 8:25 AM EST!
Best Wishes
  • At the behest of Fugo, we would like to wish Serima, a veteran Albion player, the best of luck and a full recovery in his fight against laryngeal cancer.
If you would like to give congrats, well wishes, or remembrances to anyone please contact our Community Lead, Carol (Beibhinn), on the Postcount forums.
 

V. Knight Application Updates


As promised, we launched our Knight Program and Internal Forums application in the last newsletter. The response has been overwhelming! It's been very hard choosing among the many excellent applications.
 

 
As stated, we're looking to grow our number from the current 11 to 20 Knights. We aren't ready to fill all of the slots with this newsletter announcement but we do have 4 new Knights we'd like to welcome as well as offer a brief outline of their main responsibilities in the program:

Tald - New player guides and events
Aendam - Podcasting, creating video guides, and streaming
Cyrric - Streaming, events, and testing
Kujii - Streaming RvR and organizing RvR events

Congratulations to you all!

If you haven't filled out the application yet, what are you waiting for!? 
 
We'll also be taking several internal forum members in the coming weeks so fear not if you aren't picked as a Knight, there will still be other opportunities to help us improve the game!
 

VI. Almost to 1k Followers!


Both our Twitch Channel and this very newsletter are nearing 1000 followers each! In celebration we'll be doing a random lottery drawing from each member list. You just have to be subscribed to this newsletter and/or following the twitch channel in order for a chance to win!

3 unique, lucky winners will be chosen from each list, to be announced in the next newsletter. 

 
         
 
Newsletter subscriber lottery rewards:
1st prize - 30 day game time code and 1 free DAoC item (up to $30 in value)
2nd prize - 1 free DAoC item (up to $30 in value)
3rd prize - 1 free DAoC item (up to $15 in value)
 
Twitch follower lottery rewards:
1st prize - 30 day game time code and 1 free DAoC item (up to $30 in value)
2nd prize - 1 free DAoC item (up to $30 in value)
3rd prize - 1 free DAoC item (up to $15 in value)

All DAoC items are to be chosen from the new Zazzle store!

 

VII. What's Coming

 
Midsummer's Inaugural Event
Summer time has always been a blast in Dark Age of Camelot but this year we're excited to be adding a new Midsummer Event to the mix! A new event will of course mean new rewards; but these won't be earned by just completing a PvE quest, you'll have to get your hands dirty in RvR! 
 
5v5 Tournament
We're still working with the Knights to iron out the rules, prizes, and timeline for the free-for-all 5v5 tournament on Pendragon. Our tentative goal is to have it in late June or early July to allow everyone enough time to prepare. More information to follow so keep your eyes here and on the Camelot Herald! 
 
User Interface
Work on integrating BobsUI continues. We're busy normalizing the look and layout of its windows and picking the 'default' state of the UI. You can expect to see the first batch of changes this summer!

New Account Center
We spoke last newsletter about the new Account Center coming: it's completely revamped from the ground up in look, user-flow, and features. That said, we want to launch this as smoothly as possible and so we've decided to take a few extra months to test it. We expect to roll it out this next fall and are excited to make returning to the game easier than ever.
 
Camelot Herald 
Details on the Herald revamp and re-skin are being worked out as you read this. We're still aiming to have the new site up and running by the end of the year!
Please forward this to your DAOC curious friends and help get them into the game!
Camelot Herald
Account Center
Facebook
Twitter
Twitch Channel

TRIAL DOWNLOAD
 
Interest piqued? Nostalgic? 
Newly created accounts get a 14 day free* trial and returning players may be eligible for 7 days free*! What are you waiting for!? Download now!

 
RETURNED PLAYER?

Carol, our Community Lead, along with several Knights, has been hard at work writing up a new Returning Player Game-Guide. This is your one-stop shop if you've come back to the game and don't know where to start. Check it out!
 

KNIGHT'S PODCAST


We've had 7 podcasts by our illustrious knights so far with more to come. Tune in each Sunday at 8PM EST to hear their thoughts on the latest happenings within the game. We've had 3 new ones since our last newsletter and they can all be found here!

TWITCH SCHEDULE


Streams can be found at Twitch.tv/officialdaoc


Monday
10AM EST Haatcore - Midgard RvR
8PM EST Amurdora - Solo Inf

Tuesday
6PM EST Saxona - Gaheris PvE
8PM EST Amurdora - Solo Inf

Wednesday
10AM EST Haatcore - Midgard RvR
2PM EST Shileah - Group RvR
7PM EST Nerf - Ranger RvR

Thursday

Friday
4AM EST Grobo - Group RvR
8PM EST Epon - RvR

Saturday
8AM EST Tenemortem - Stealth RvR
2PM EST Cyrric - Small group RvR

Sunday
8AM EST Tenemortem - Stealth RvR
2PM EST Cyrric - Small group RvR
8PM EST Knights Podcast

Be sure you follow the channel for alerts when the stream goes live as we do have several unscheduled streamers who hop on when they can!

Interested in joining the ranks of streamers? Contact our Community Lead, Carol (Beibhinn), on the Postcount forums.

 

REALMWAR UPDATES


Carol, our Community Lead, has weekly updates on the status of the perpetual realmwar available on our facebook page. The action has been phenomenal in the frontiers with relics changing hands frequently and no one realm dominating.

Let the screenshots speak for themselves.

HERALD GUIDES


Our community coordinator, Carol, along with several of the Knights have been hard at work on updating, editing, and creating several guides on the Camelot Herald!

Several new guides and videos are in the works and many of the existing guides have been updated already:

Returning Player Acct Recovery
Returning Player Game-Guide
Beginner's Guide - Overview
How-To Videos
In-game Video Guides
Battleground Quests Guide
Molvik Guide
User Interface
Armor Resist Tables
Spellcraft Armor Bonuses
Slash Commands
Guild Commands
Merchant Dyes
Community Sites


Have a guide or video that you want on the Herald? Contact our Community Lead, Carol (Beibhinn), on the Postcount forums.
 

ABOUT

Dark Age of Camelot is a critically-acclaimed Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game with a focus on Realm vs Realm combat, lovingly cared for now by Broadsword Online Games.

Visit our Website, "Like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Twitch, or email us your questions or concerns on our Feedback Form.
Share
Tweet
Forward
        
Copyright © 2015 Electronic Arts Inc., All rights reserved.
*14 Free days only available to New Trial Accounts. 7 Free days are available to any existing accounts, in good standing, that have been inactive for 60+ days.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website http://www.darkageofcamelot.com