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MMO Braintap Timewarp: DAoC

Join Aaron as he takes you back in time with his memories of Dark Age of Camelot, and what his experience meant to him almost 2 decades ago.

Dark Age of Camelot Has a New Server Type in the Works to Refresh the Experience

Dark Age of Camelot, marking its 20th year, is getting a new server type. This server promises a level playing field, more time to participate in events, and more.

Beyond the Trinity: What DAoC Can Teach MMOs About Character Roles

Drawing on the design of AD&D, MMOs have seemingly taken up the Holy Trinity of Tank, Damage and Healing throughout its history. Niklas takes a look at an older MMO, Dark Age of Camelot, and how this Trinity can teach us more about character roles.

Dark Age of Camelot Turns 20! Why Do People Still Play It?

It's the fall of 2001. Mythic Entertainment launches their first MMORPG with no prior experience - Dark Age of Camelot. Twenty years later it's still a popular MMO among players yearning for those older MMOs. Niklas takes us through why people are still playing this fan-favorite MMO.

DAoC: Phoenix Falling - The Life And Death Of A Free Shard

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, the long-running and highly popular Dark Age of Camelot freeshard Phoenix was announced to be closing by the end of August. In a Phoenix forum post titled "The Sky Is Really Falling This Time", gruenesschaf, one of the creators behind the freeshard, explained the reasoning behind the decision and the remaining timeline for the server. Eventually, gruenesschaf explained in a rather fatalistic fashion, every online game--freeshard or not--reaches a point after the hype

Shareholder or Chump: Developer-Player Relations For MMOs

What do MMO companies owe their subscribers? Niklas explores developer and player relationships, especially in the context of Dark Age of Camelot's developer Broadsword and its subscribers.

See You In Fifteen: Realm Vs Realm Combat In Dark Age Of Camelot

Niklas is back with another Dark Age of Camelot column, this time focusing on the realm versus realm combat in the MMORPG.

Dark Age Of Camelot: Teach The PvP You Want To See

Niklas takes a look at PvP in Dark Age of Camelot, specifically the player-run scene in the community and how its 8v8 event took the aging MMO by storm earlier this year.

Catch Up in Caledonia: How Dark Age of Camelot Took Back from the Freeshards

Freeshards have long drawn the population away from the Dark Age of Camelot live servers. Now the venerable MMO is striking back by borrowing from the freeshard's most popular PvP leveling event.

Dark Age Of Camelot Is Hosting A Catch Up In Caledonia Event, Starting May 17th

For those looking to check out Dark Age of Camelot, May 17th might be a good date to circle on your calendar. The MMORPG will be hosting a "Catch Up In Caledonia" event, which acts as a way for players to quickly level towards end-game.

MMO Reroll: Dark Age Of Camelot

Join Mitch as he checks out Dark Age of Camelot in 2020, in this edition of MMO Reroll.

Breaking Down Dark Age of Camelot: Endless Conquest

Recently it was announced that Dark Age of Camelot was getting a free-to-play model. Join Aaron as he breaks down Dark Age of Camelot: Endless Conquest.

Dark Age of Camelot Breaks Out Its Halloween Event Running Through November 7th

Dark Age of Camelot is getting in on the Halloween action, running its Halloween event from now through November 7th. The event isn't your run of the mill event quests, though, as DAoC aims to provide a challenge for its participants.

Dark Age of Camelot Celebrates Eighteen Years With In-Game Bonuses and Rewards

Dark Age of Camelot is celebrating 18 years - an eternity in the gaming industry nowadays - and it's doing it by celebrating those who have helped get it to this milestone - the players. From now through November 7th, players can enjoy rewards and bonuses, courtesy of the DAoC team.

Dark Age of Camelot Gives Q&A

A new Q&A went up for Dark Age of Camelot earlier on their blog, outlining a myriad of user-submitted topics.