Dark Age of Camelot was Mythic Entertainment’s 2001 RvR MMORPG – y’all remember Mark Jacobs, right? – which was eventually absorbed into EA and then spun off under Broadsword Entertainment, which also runs Ultima Online, which itself went free-to-play last year under a system called Endless Journey. DAOC’s hybrid F2P system looks an awful lot like UO’s, so there aren’t many surprises here.
“Endless Conquest is here! Once the servers are back up, Dark Age of Camelot will be able to be played for free (with some restrictions) without an end date on both Ywain and Gaheris. Eligible accounts should receive an email by the end of tomorrow but even if the email hasn’t come through, any previously subscribed account that has been inactive for 180+ days and is in good-standing is eligible to play for free as soon as the servers return! […] Getting back into the game has never been easier with new and improved Returning player quest rewards and updated King’s Armor freely given to all level 50s!”
It looks as if free players will be limited in their selection of classes and tradeskills and will be locked out of house ownership and vet rewards, but they can level up to 50 and join guilds. The sub is still required for the full complement of classes and crafting, market access, and bonus realm and bounty points. Old-hat subbers are getting a ton of new vet rewards today too – make sure you check out the patch notes to catch all the changes!
Live Server Downtime for Endless Conquest Launch and 1.126
All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday 11/12/19, at 5:45AM EDT / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.126 and the launch of Endless Conquest!
Endless Conquest is here! https://t.co/WJI2ysab6s
— Dark Age of Camelot (@DAoCDev) November 12, 2019