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Dark Age of Camelot

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Dark Age of Camelot
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DAoC UK box art.

Developer: Mythic Entertainment
Publisher: Mythic Entertainment (US), Wanadoo (DE/FR/UK)
Number of Players: Unlimited
Release date: October 10, 2001
Genre: MMORPG
Game modes: multiplayer
ESRB/ELSPA ratings: Teen (T)
Platform: PC
Media: CD

Dark Age of Camelot is a 3-D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthur's rule: England's Albion, Scandinavia's Midgard and Ireland's Hibernia. The game was developed by Mythic Entertainment and released on October 10, 2001.

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Dark Age of Camelot screenshot

For the majority of players, the most interesting part of the game is realm vs. realm combat (RvR). On normal servers, players cannot harm other members of their realm. They can travel to special areas called Frontiers and fight players from other realms. Most of the DAoC population focuses on RvR, mainly because PvE (player versus environment, referring to any non-RvR related playing) is rather ordinary. There are three role-playing servers, which act as normal servers except you must follow proper role-playing guidelines, a player versus player server, in which everyone is free to attack anyone at any time, and a co-op server, in which there is no RvR.

Some class examples include:

Albion: Necromancer, Scout, Wizard, Reaver, Paladin, Cleric, Infilitrator, Friar.

Midgard: Bonedancer, Thane, Warrior, Skald, Berserker, Hunter, Shadowblade, Shaman, Healer, Valkrye, Warlock.

Hibernia: Hero, Champion, Blademaster, Ranger, Nightshade, Warden, Bard, Druid.

Mythic has produced five expansions for DAoC:

  • Shrouded Isles (November 12, 2002) - 6 new classes, 3 races and lands to explore
  • Foundations (June 18, 2003) - player housing, free
  • Trials of Atlantis (October 28, 2003) - 3 new races, new high level content
  • New Frontiers (June 22, 2004) - revamp of RvR, free
  • Catacombs (December 7, 2004) - 5 new classes, improved graphics, instanced dungeons and a PvE focus

In July, 2005 Mythic will start two new servers, Lamarak and Gareth, which will not include the Trials of Atlantis and will restrict the use of buff bots. The new servers are meant for casual players who want to RvR without spending a lot of time getting special equipment and abilities in Atlantis.

Their next expansion, entitled Darkness Rising, will feature Champion Levels, Champion Equipment, player-customizable horses as well as realm-specific mounts, as well as high-level dungeons.

External links

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