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Newsletter #6 | September 2015 View in browser
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The Isle of Man and RvR Changes


We're excited to announce that with patch 1.119 we'll be revamping the entirety of the Agramon RvR zone and renaming it to the Isle of Man! Additionally, we'll be enacting our first phase of general RvR improvements, including the return of the supply line!

A few highlights:
  • The Isle of Man will have completely new terrain and textures, resulting in a bigger and mostly flatter zone than the existing island of Agramon.
  • A new, underground keep is being added to the Isle of Man along with 3 siege-able towers.
    • Capturing this keep will open up port to enemy realm Central keeps!
  • Milegates are being reduced from 2 per realm down to 1, with a two-way narrow path being added around each milegate for flanking interplay.
  • The existing ruined Towers of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch are being moved next to the milegates, and will still allow porting to realms that own them.
  • Ruins and buildings will be added in the center, outskirt, and dock areas of the new island that will provide great cover for smaller forces, as well as new RvR quests!
  • The Supply Lines make their return!
    • Owning your realm's Central Keep and its towers (Caer Boldiam, Glenlock Faste, or Dun nGed) will now be required in order to teleport to the following:
      • Ruined Keeps (Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, or Dun Crauchon)
      • Any of the Ruined towers on the Isle of Man
      • The new Isle of Man underground keep
      • Any captured enemy-realm keeps.
  • Relic Gates will be harder to open!
    • Both Strength Relic Gates will open when Ren/Ail/Fens + Bold/nGed/Glen + any other keep in that realm is taken
    • Both Power Relic Gates will open when Hurb/Scath/Arv + Bold/nGed/Glen + any other keep in that realm is taken
Tune in next newsletter for a video outlining these changes and showing off the new Isle of Man zone and underground keep!

New Terrain Textures


Our artists have been hard at work re-texturing several zones with brand new terrain textures.

This first sneak peak is from the Vale of Mularn, Camelot Hills, and Lough Derg. We plan on redoing the textures on several more classic zones and the entirety of the Frontiers for 1.119!

Check out the difference!

Otherworlds Campaign


The Otherworlds Campaign is underway! Thousands of players have already experienced the new story and quest line and earned their rewards but it's easy to catch up! Just follow the released chapters' walkthroughs listed below. You can see by the calendar that there's much more to come. Join in now if you haven't already!


Prologue - March 2nd

  • Investigate King Uther, Jotun Ymir, and Queen Cliodna's otherworldly incursions into Albion, Midgard, and Hibernia.
  • Check out the walkthrough here.

Chapter 1 - July 14th

  • Take the fight to Uther, Ymir, and Cliodna and discover what else awaits in the Otherworlds!
  • Earn the Otherworldly Ring!
  • Check out the walkthrough here.

Chapter 2 - July 28th

  • Take the next step in exploring the Otherworlds
  • Earn crafting components for 6 new potion recipes, including the Draught of Supremacy!
  • Check out the walkthrough here.

Chapter 3 - August 11th

  • Complete the Otherworldly zone of Lyonesse, Vanern Swamp, and Bog of Cullen!
  • Earn the Otherworldly Bracer!
  • Check out the walkthrough here.

Chapter 4 - August 25th

  • Discover the Otherworldly zones of Black Mountains South, Gotar, and Silvermine Mountains!
  • Earn the Otherworldly Belt!
  • Check out the walkthrough here.

Chapter 5 - Coming September 8th

  • Halfway through the campaign is a great place to jump in and get caught up!
  • Earn the Otherworldly Gem!
  • Keep your eye on the Calendar for the notes!
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Weekend Battleground Event and Bonuses


Labor Day weekend means a level 50 Leirvik Battleground Event and the following RvR bonuses!

Notes
  • The Leirvik Battleground will be open to level 50 players from Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th.
Bonuses

On Ywain:
  • 25% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 50% bonus to RP gain in Leirvik
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in Leirvik
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

5v5 Tournament Recap


In case you missed it, the first ever 5v5 tournament was a huge success! The French-based team 'FreetoPlayPlease" took home 1st place over 2nd place finishers 'Carry Nordic', with 'Pizza Party' taking 3rd.

The event was hosted in its entirety on our Twitch channel. The highly entertaining affair lasted almost 7 hours and showcased some absolutely fantastic commentary and gameplay.

Here are the stream stats for the tournament:
  • 1,360 unique visitors (normal is 100-200 per stream)
  • 271 max concurrent viewers (normal is 50-70)
  • 3,080 lines of Twitch chat (normal is 150-300 lines)
  • 2,880 total video plays (normal is 200-400)
  • 1,539 hours of video watched (normal is 40-80)
Great job to all involved a special thanks to our organizers, Knights: Obelisk and Kujii!

If you did miss it, you can catch the whole tournament on Youtube

The footage of the final match is shown below, including interviews with the group captains and yours truly!
5v5 Event - Final Match and Interviews

Otherworlds Fan Fiction


One of our resident Knights, Koe, has been hard at work creating some wonderful fiction for the continuing Otherworlds Campaign. Check out his work!

Journal of Erudithe - Prologue

Army of the Seelie - Prologue
Smuguh's Travels - Prologue
Journal of Erudithe - Chapter 1
Army of the Seelie - Chapter 1

With more on the way, happy reading!
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A Look Ahead


Knight Podcasts

  • Our Podcast schedule has been updated on the Twitch channel. We've begun a new rotating format that is already scheduled out through the end of the year. Podcasts will now rotate among these types:
    • Contest/Events podcast by Knight Cyrric
    • Interview podcast by Knight Luvly
    • EU podcast by Knight Shileah and Knight Fugo
    • Gameplay/Mechanics podcast by Knight Obelisk

14th Anniversary - October

  • Camelot turns 14 this year! In-game immortality awaits for those that triumph in the next RvR Tournament! We'll also be announcing many more rewards for any active players during the anniversary month in our next newsletter!

1.119 Patch - End of Year

  • The culmination of the Otherworlds Campaign, New Frontiers changes, UI/UX features, dungeon revamps, and more!

Website Preview


Last newsletter we showed you a sneak peek of the new website's homepage. Well, this time we have a preview of the Realm War and Leaderboards' return!

Again, the new website is expected by the end of the year!

Enjoy:
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