[DAoC] While we wait for WAR[56k]

Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
DARK AGE OF CAMELOT
Or "How I stopped waiting and learned to love Migard"

So lads, Dark Age of Camelot. A game you guys may remember fondly. 3 realms, 45 classes, 21 races, 50 levels of exp, 10 Master Levels, 10 Champion levels and 13 Realm Ranks but just one hell of a game. We currently are fighting for the Midgard realm, a realm of Nordic traditions and such. We are located on the Gareth server cluster, so be sure to choose the right one. The Gareth server cluster is the 'classic' server cluster, which was introduced a while back.

Basically what was happening was that RvR was beginning to be too wild. People we abusing ToA by grabbing all the artifacts and high level gear that pretty much alienated others and made them very tough and it is frustrating when you come across a mage who doesn't run out of power or a tank who simply will not die. So Mythic took a poll and made optional "classic" servers in which the lands, items and races from ToA simply do not exist. It's for the best.


It seems plenty of us are well aware about WAR and Mythic putting out something that we long for, but who is Mythic? They were the ones who back in 2001 released Dark Age of Camelot, which really reinvented PvP back then. Before Camelot, PvP was very premature, what with horrible lag on a 56k modem and griefers and unbalanced classes ahoy, it's no wonder that PvP had some problems but Camelot was one of the few games to do it so damn well so very early on. 7 years later, the game is still going strong and has seen a great number of upgrades, updates, and new flashy fun stuff with still having the best PvP system out there, rewarding players with additional abilities and other tangible rewards instead of a simple title like other games.

Similarities with WAR:
It's not going to be a new thing to find that Warhammer Online will have some features, maybe even easter eggs from Dark Age of Camelot. So, let's go down a short list of what DAoC has that WAR will have, just in case you care to familiarize with the basic mechanics.

+ Great RvR/PvP system. Not quite the same as WAR's but it would be a good thing to get a feel for how the combat works. From a spectator's view, it looks like a bunch of madmen running around, but there is method to the madness.
+ Spec lines. Specialize in whatever you want to do. If you want to be a heavy sword wielding troll, then go ahead and do so or if you want to have really nice AE magical attacks, read up on each of the 45 classes and go from there.
+ Keeps and Sieges! If we level up enough, we can head into some of the RvR battlegrounds and kick some ass that way. Getting siege weapons and other good stuff while we take a battleground keep. Easier said than done.



The Expansions:
Shrouded Isles
A war torn region was added as well as a handful of new graphics to Camelot as it's first expansion.
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Trials of Atlantis
Arguably one of the more irksome releases. Mythic essentially created a whole expansion made for high level end game content that people ended up abusing and felt necessary to go through in order to compete in RvR. The old system has been replaced by a new in which you can actually buy artifacts and goods with bounty points you get from RvR. Sounds good to me, no need to amass 40 man raids anymore.
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Catacombs
One of the finer expansions, adding 5 new classes and instanced dungeons but the real good stuff is the new player models and new environments. In the capital city you can go down into the lower crypts and other fun spooky places to level up. Instead of doing things as you may have done on the surface a few years ago, catacombs now provides another storyline to follow deep underground if you want to taste something new.
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Darkness Rising
Adding plenty more end game, Darkness Rising added champion levels which take your character even further and allowing them to pick up 10 more new abilities as well as champion weapons in a new high level story arc given from the King himself! In this expansion is also the new Darkness Falls facelift and additions as well as great mounts to customize and control.
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The Labyrinth of the Minotaur
Often rumored to be the final commercial for Camelot, the Lab added in a fuck-awesome new RvR dungeon called the Labyrinth which is advertised as the largest PvP dungeon in any game, and it really is fricking huge. The dungeon was designed pretty damn well and I have had some of the best action from the Lab. The Lab expansion also comes with a new minotaur race for every faction as well as a new hybrid fighter, the mauler.
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Resources!
Download the Free Trial.
CC# required, and if you just buy 1 month subscription, you get all the expansions except for the Labyrinth of the Minotaur and Darkness Rising. DR is simply end game content for the Darkness Falls dungeon and other good stuff while the Minotaur is a new race available to all 3 realms and a new hybrid class, the mauler. Damn good deal to play the game and all it's expansions for just $15 a month, I'd say.

The Camelot Herald!

This is the official website if you want to find out more or give feedback or anything else.


Players List:
"Luckycynic" played by Me.
"Praey" played by Draeven.
"Angorn" played by Last Son.
'Maraxuck" played by Maraxus94.
"Figgums" played by Fig-D.
"Myrai" played by CmdPrompt.
"Kalharath" played by SmokeScreen.
"Khazrak" played by KingMole.
"Narrbot" played by Robothero.
"Lorkun" played by Murphy.
"Elerrus" played by urahonky.
"Thronk" played by Dissociator.
"Talaryn" played by Murphy.

Also, More of Mole's Alts.
Svirn the Skald
Kesselis the Berserker
Khrazak the Runemaster
Iskestal the Shadowblade
Cunovirioem the Warrior
Kessral the Spiritmaster



IMPORTANT!
Oh, and one more note, currently I and others are in the Midgard Tutorial zone. Mythic created a new tutorial for Camelot not too long ago, and since have exploded it into a full sized zone, though it is separate from the rest of the realm and you cannot re-enter once you leave. This is a good way to get from level through 10 or so and I suggest that we all stick together.

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  • maraxus94maraxus94 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I'm in as a Savage by the name of Maraxuck. Still in the tutorial area.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yeha, im in I am currently downloading the patches etc. Last time i played they didnt' have the tutorial zone , and i just used the balban breach / deamons breach dungean to lvl to 10. Anyways, ill see what chrs i have and if anything ill just restart.

    Midgard gareth right ?

    Also My main chr on Gareth sharvalla is a guild leader for the "fancy lads" was a pa guild when we did a game on for Daoc about 2 years ago.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yes, and in the Tutorial!

    Go to the downloads section of the camelot website and be sure to download it, it's a good way to get refreshed and into camelot again.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I am for this. Obviously.
    I don't know if I'll get the chance to play today or not, though.

    We should probably take advantage of the free month referrer a friend thing if at all possible.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Oh, so the tutorial needs to be downloaded ?

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I think it is downloaded automatically. Make a fake character first and see where they end up. if they end up in the middle of the starter town on the mainland, then go and download it, but if you start in a keep and a voice narrating you, then you're in the tutorial.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Oh, yeah I rember now...ok

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    ToA is a separate, free, download. I never did get to play as the fish people so...updating!

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    fish people ? i don't think there are a fish people , and ou can't play toa on the classic servers.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    that was a joke.

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  • OatsOats Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Your "Download the Free Trial" link is to a Youtube WAR PvP video.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Oatway wrote: »
    Your "Download the Free Trial" link is to a Youtube WAR PvP video.

    Whooops, fucking clipboard. Fixed.

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  • s3rial ones3rial one Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Man, I am into this so hard.

    Downloading now. Will be playing a shaman.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I am currently patching so its going to be a couple more hours before i get ingame.
    we should prolly start compiling names here once we get a few more people on.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • s3rial ones3rial one Registered User
    edited April 2008
    So is there a place to read up on the classes that's up to date? I know Catacombs is still around with that great character builder, but no real class and ability descriptions and whatnot.

    I'm way out of date. Last time I played was just before ToA came out. Leaning towards a 32/14/41 Heal/Aug/Sub build right now, though.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    No clue s3rial, sounds good wing it ! you can always start over if your not happy.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • s3rial ones3rial one Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Lucky, you might want to add a link to the character planner.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dude, I doubt we will get past level 20 or 30. I mean, we will probably drop DAoC as soon as the WAR beta is released, so I don't think we need to add character planners just yet. I mean, we have quite a few newbies here, let's not confuse them.

    Btw, I managed to get in on some RvR in a dungeon. it was quite fun, got 3 kills in the mini darkness falls level 5-10 dungeon.

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    On a lunch break right now, but I registered a Big Ol' Stone Savage named Figgums and will have no idea what's going on when I do get a chance to actually play.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Hmm... I should try this.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    That there is me and the other savage, Maraxuck

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yeah guys, I set up the forum thread for us. I highly recommend working in the tutorial. There are some bugs here and there like a broken quest or two, but it's a good way to back into things and get a feel for how stuff works. I am going to stop leveling up at 20 and hop into Thidyanki, which is a very popular battleground and we can have our fair share of RvR there.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So do we not have access to the Catacombs classes as a trial account? Or do I need to download somethign extra?

    I've played all the classes listed, or wasn't interested in them back then, so chomping on the new stuff would be nice.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Catacombs is a freebie expansion as well now. Just be warned, some of the classes like the Valkyrie require female avatars as they are a female only class.

    EDIT: You can now also go down into the catacombs and enjoy beautiful catacombs player models as well. As seen in the before and after pictures above.

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  • OatsOats Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Downloaded the client. I'm thinking of installing this Tuesday, but patching it and getting Catacombs now-ish.

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I am playing as Angorn, level ~7 Thane. Also the OP is incorrect, you can play as the ToA races on the classic server you just can't get into Atlantis itself.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ok, my chr's name is Praey valk berserker. ill look up other people online.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Last Son wrote: »
    I am playing as Angorn, level ~7 Thane. Also the OP is incorrect, you can play as the ToA races on the classic server you just can't get into Atlantis itself.

    Whoops, that's right. Lemme fix that and add you assholes to the thread. :3

    EDIT: Alrighty, all of us Middies are added to the thread. If anybody is missing, just post in the thread; my inbox is too full.

    Should we begin arranging for how we should do RvR and such? There are ways and commands to turn on/off so we can reject exp and free levels. So we can maybe get up to level 24 or whatever and stay at that battleground. If we go up to 50, then we really risk some problems like assholes who are Realm Rank 10 and have all their uber abilities steamrolling over us, not to mention making people play for probably more than a month.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    bgs are great xps , and you get the chance to kill people :Dso its what ever. We are definatly a very odd mix.

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    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • ElementalorElementalor Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm still updating as we speak, I'll let you guys know when I log in and start. My first download last night was corrupted for some reason, so i had to redownload today.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I made a Troll Bonedancer named Notork. I might switch to something else, who knows.

    I'm actually rather enjoying the trip down memory lane. The only thing I'm not liking is the UI. It isn't terribly intuitive, like where the hell are my Option Menus? And sometimes when I get a quest I don't know I have it, just a lack of visual/audio notification. I did discover /quickbar 2 1 gives you anotehr quickbar to play with.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2008
    i think my old SM or RM was on this server, guess i can check it out

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    there are 3 hot bars, and they are working on adding in addition to 1234567890 keys, the - and = keys also. so 36 buttons on the ready at any time. :D

    We really could use more magic casters, so a BD would be great, accault.

    Btw, your quest journals are really handy. They really are sort of a mini tome of knowledge. In some quests, they actually will hold items within them. Like I have a disguise I have to put on, but the NPC doesn't directly give it to me to my inventory, they put it into my journal to which I open it up and can use it, without it taking up inventory slots and such. Just do /keyboard guys and set things up/memorize them.

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Speaking of disguises, I'm doing that "Face of Chaos" quest and I can't figure out what the hell I'm supposed to do. The disguise doesn't stop the Vendo from attacking me, and the emissary walks right through the middle of thier camp.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    kinda of an old game for 15 a month

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Last Son wrote: »
    Speaking of disguises, I'm doing that "Face of Chaos" quest and I can't figure out what the hell I'm supposed to do. The disguise doesn't stop the Vendo from attacking me, and the emissary walks right through the middle of thier camp.

    Open up your journal, "J" IIRC, and then open up the bullet point and there should be a 'disguise' there and then click it and it will appear in your actual inventory and then /use it or equip it or whatever. This is a new feature that they added since people were having issues with quest items and full inventories and other stupid crap.

    I bet that the WAR tome of knowledge will do something very similiar.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    kinda of an old game for 15 a month

    Actually it's $14, IIRC.

    They also give you like bulk savings. Buy 3 months, they charge you all at once but it averages to be about $13 a month or so. 6 months and it's like $12.

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  • s3rial ones3rial one Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Finally finished patching. Rolled a troll shaman named Innorexus.

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  • MorskittarMorskittar Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Maybe... nah.

    But...

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    kinda of an old game for 15 a month

    Actually it's $14, IIRC.

    They also give you like bulk savings. Buy 3 months, they charge you all at once but it averages to be about $13 a month or so. 6 months and it's like $12.

    just like every other modern mmo on the market. yes.

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