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  • This summer as has been communicated for some time now.
  • I used Catacombs more than ToA for leveling and general messing around when I didn't want to RvR. Always saw someone roaming either the main areas or popping in/out of the instanced dungeons. I think SI was more underused but maybe I'm wrong. Regard…
  • You're missing the point completely. The game is still running and had content removed at a net loss. That's not a great business model for any game that charges a monthly sub.
  • Talal stated the new server won't target new players. They're not expecting any tbh. This game is old and stagnant not just from a player perspective but also in terms of content. BS doesn't have the resources to make new expansion-level content. Wh…
    in Current state. Comment by puter April 25
  • Except the game didn't shut down, they just removed content instead lol.
  • You need to educate yourself. This is completely on EA's side. Send them an email to make a case because this is not the place for it.
  • Omarius is correct to an extent. Players will find something wrong with the game and use it as a crutch for why they quit. The private server crowd is a great example of this recurring issue. They're endlessly chasing the dragon to recapture the glo…
    in Current state. Comment by puter April 22
  • The players who want to play on Ywain are already there. Everyone else has either moved onto the private server ferris wheel or playing other games. Realistically, the new server won't siphon much from Ywain as the addicts can't let go of their prog…
    in Current state. Comment by puter April 20
  • Currently, all information regarding the new server (since January) has been communicated via Discord by the new Producer Talal (eldariian in Discord). He has reached out twice so far and stated that the new server will release this summer and be fo…
  • Without a massive campaign or "influencer", this game will never see the population it once had. Even the freeshard community keeps bleeding players. Too little too late is probably the reality. There's been a number of squandered opportunities, imo…
    in Current state. Comment by puter March 12
  • This thread becomes more silly by the day.
  • It will still die because no content. See every private server ever. Has to be seasonal to keep player interest assuming there's changes from season to season.
  • As much crap as I give Broadsword, they absolutely announced Caledonia via every venue they use: Newsletter, Discord, and their official website. Were you expecting a postcard?
  • Baby wrote: » puter wrote: » DaRedANT wrote: » Baby wrote: » So ye, new server would mean , starting over=/ To be honest, i don't think i want to=/ But if we have to, will we be able to transfer our toon and keep our names? ( Most already k…
  • DaRedANT wrote: » Baby wrote: » So ye, new server would mean , starting over=/ To be honest, i don't think i want to=/ But if we have to, will we be able to transfer our toon and keep our names? ( Most already know there have been players that …
  • The simple truth is that a clean slate is what brings the most players back to DAoC. Caledonia event is one example. Every private server released in the past 8 years is another. Both are recurring. Ywain lacks bodies, as Amur pointed out. The best …
  • They may start with a classic + SI setting, but it's very unlikely it'll be what you've seen elsewhere. Based on their Discord comments, OF is not going to happen (which I'm completely okay with). Also, these classic servers become stale after about…
  • A Dragon's Revenge back in the 1.8X/1.9X patch era days is the best example on how to revitalize old content in DAoC. Why Broadsword didn't take this approach with the rest of the game is beyond me. The DF revamp was okay; however, the OW and Curse …
  • Lff wrote: » I expect we will see some announcement in the next 2-3 months once they get their cards in a row. I hope it happens earlier otherwise it's honestly no different than Soon (TM). By the way, Talal only wrote in Discord after a player…
  • Population is very time dependent. Outside weekends and primetime, you'll find the most action at Folley. Very few roam these days because NF is very large in comparison to the remaining player count. EV is hit or miss. There's certainly less late n…
  • Expfighter wrote: » Amodin wrote: » removed They'd still lose 50-75% of players after 6 months because this game has no content to keep casuals playing. I guarantee you we're going to see it happen again next year.
  • Morsanto wrote: » puter wrote: » Read the about page. The numbers are based on Reddit activity. The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment. "It's virtually impossible to work out ac…
  • Read the about page. The numbers are based on Reddit activity.
  • As much crap as I like to give this dev team, the only time I've encountered someone "cheating" is a Shaman using a speedhack around Folley which was actioned. Every claim I've read about cheats/hacks have otherwise been unfounded and are born out o…
  • Senxdrax wrote: » Why would the population go up for a stale and unwanted game as the current live servers present? The barrier of entry into live servers is huge - too many expansions and their content that you have to grind through to be releva…
  • Triq02_Dave wrote: » The ruleset was never stated to be classic+SI Newsletter #39 states it will start out as classic + SI + housing for subscribers only that progresses through game updates based on player voting. Not like it matters because i…
  • Live is as good as it's going to be. That was made clear a few years ago when they lost a large portion of their playerbase to alternatives and failed to win them back. The 20th year anniversary milestone culminated to a mount. That's the level of d…
  • Run the ToA quest line to cap CL15. Should give easily 200k+ BPs depending on RR if you run Buggane. Edit: https://forums.darkageofcamelot.com/discussion/278/atlantean-glass-quest-guides Used to drop glass. Now gives BPs. Guide still applicabl…
  • DF drops BPs on mobs that used to drop Diamond seals. You can also run the "old" ToA glass quest line which grants a fair amount of BPs. This quest line also unlocks 3x weekly quests that yield BPs. Technically, some ML mobs drop BPs, but they're no…
  • The event is still an easier way to gain RR and BPs for templates than playing in NF. I think they could definitely polish it more, but most of the fundamental complaints I've seen on this forum and in Discord are about the inability to compete. Thi…
  • I'm sure they will subvert our expectations, GoT style.
  • It can't be done on Ywain as has been stated before. I've pushed this since the first one because of the zergs and typically one sided realm depending on prime time (Mid / Alb). Hope that they either figure out how to do it on Pendragon and allow tr…
  • Honest question here. What about ToA ruined DAoC? My personal experience with it was the tremendous grind for MLs and Artifacts that were required to stay competitive in RvR. The grind has long since been removed. I reckon the disdain for ToA is big…
  • It's ok. These broken mechanics have been around for so long now that they've evolved into features. BS definitely playing chess with these advancements in a nearly dead 20 year old game.
  • I had time on my hands.
  • Every Hib group runs a Warden. Paladins are typically in Alb tankers and hybrids. Thanes are part of the Mid energy debuff train. They all have a spot depending on group comps. Only Wardens are less than optimal for solo because they lack DPS rel…
  • 47el wrote: » puter wrote: » Realm pride was and still remains a completely voluntary concept. While you couldn't play multiple realms on one server with a single account, that never stopped people from buying additional accounts to bypass the r…
  • Realm pride was and still remains a completely voluntary concept. While you couldn't play multiple realms on one server with a single account, that never stopped people from buying additional accounts to bypass the restriction. Only the shard commun…
  • Ywain population isn't getting better as a result so not sure there's much reason to celebrate. Besides, it's getting replaced.
  • Fengist wrote: » Williwahn wrote: » Why ? Eg: **** player numbers are very high, costs nothing and the rr are also high. And **** just announced this morning, it's closing August 31st. To make room for another server.
  • I don't remember very well but I think it took me longer than 3 months to go from ML1-10 when ToA released. Coupled with Artifact and Scroll grinding...ish. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for some sort of seasonal or progression server. But it needs to…
  • It's ok. The shard community is already making their third lap on BS.
  • Ruined keeps (Crau, Beno, and Bled) need to make a return if EV tower ports are re-implemented. Like Shoke said, it would be very common for players to camp relic town and play fireman instead of roaming between towers. I really like the current EV …
  • You're right. Baseline stun too strong. It only took nearly 20 years to break the game.
  • 47el wrote: » puter wrote: » Don't need to be an elite level player to be competent at the game. Join a guild. Group with similar players on a regular basis for small man. Learn a class as opposed to playing multiple. Start filling for 8mans or …
  • Considering these boards are free to login to, it's kind of sad that only 18 outright supported a classic setting. Maybe there should be a poll that goes beyond these boards if you truly believe it's widely desired as this isn't very convincing.
  • Don't need to be an elite level player to be competent at the game. Join a guild. Group with similar players on a regular basis for small man. Learn a class as opposed to playing multiple. Start filling for 8mans or make another group if you feel co…
  • What's the solution then? Make the game easier? How? BS can remove stun nuke, np. But that only affects one aspect of the game. What about the rest? I've seen people call for classic but it suffers from the same kind of disparity you're citing now. …
  • Learning how to play isn't a "get good" mentality. It's an absolute expectation and, in some cases, a requirement to play any game. We have a community that doesn't want to do that because "insert any complaint ever here". Sure, there are more abili…
  • Mahvash wrote: » Puter wrote: Over the course of nearly 20 years, it's very clear the quality of players in this community has diminished substantially. DAoC is absolutely playable in its current state, but attracts the wrong crowd. Yeah, I t…