Dark Age of Camelot Features

  • Hoo, boy. That makes me feel old.

    Chris Rabideau penned a letter to the DAoC community which celebrates six years of the game.

    Fri, Oct 12, 2007
  • Q&A with EA Mythic

    WarCry has posted this interview with EA Mythic. It covers Dark Age of Camelot.

    Our devs are dedicated to reviewing classes every patch, and looking for places where all classes need help. We don’t like to say what exactly is being looked at too far in advance, since things do tend to change, but we’re certainly not finished with class revamps yet. You’ll just have to keep an eye out for the notes on Pendragon, our test server.

    Get clicking to read more.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, May 01, 2007
  • Get to Know Dark Age of Camelot Developer, Howard Marans has posted another in a series of developer profiles for Dark Age of Camelot. This profile is focused on Howard Marans...

    Howard Marans is an Associate Producer on Dark Age of Camelot at EA Mythic. In this edition of our weekly developer profiles, he gives us some insights into what it is to be a producer and how he got there. Tell us a little bit about your life growing up. Where did you live, what did you do, did you go to school?

    Howard Marans: I grew up in Rockville, Maryland. I went to college at Adelphi University in New York, and graduated with a BS in Computer Science. Growing up, my first real job was as a lifeguard. I eventually became a lifeguard instructor as well as a Pool Manager.

    Get clicking to learn more. Head over to our nifty new Ten Ton Hammer Forums to share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs today!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Oct 12, 2006
  • Director of Community Relations chats about Labyrinth of the Minotaur has posted an interview with the Director of Community Relations for Dark Age of Camelot, Sanya Thomas. In this interview she dodges some questions the team just isn't ready to answer. Keep reading to see what the folks at were able to learn.

    EA Mythic's Director of Community Relations Sanya Thomas recently sat down with us for an interview on their recently announced Dark Age of Camelot expansion, Labyrinth of the Minotaur. Unfortunately, there were a few questions she was not yet ready to answer fully. Nonetheless, for those that cannot wait, here is what we learned. Obviously, the idea of a cross-realm class and a cross-realm race is a departure for a game that has always been quite strictly segregated. Why did you choose to go a route that seemingly brings the three realms closer together?

    Find out the answer to this question and more. When you're done with this interview, share your thoughts right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Aug 23, 2006
  • All of these Mythic interviews, and nothing on Warhammer! /sigh
    GamerGod speaks with the Community Relations folks at Mythic. What ensues is a whole lot of background info on Mythic and some mythifying comments on PvP in other games...

    Jeff: It seems like, Worlds of Warcraft for example, they put PvP in, but the best way to do it Mythic has already done so they end up reinventing the wheel so to speak. In my opinion, and I shouldn’t comment on WoW, I don’t mean to catch you that way-

    Sanya: But that game was not designed as a PvP game from the ground up. That was designed as a PvE game that they added PvP to as a separate system. With ours the whole game was designed from the beginning to be about RvR. When you try to add anything on after the fact, it is always going to be, well not awkward but it won’t be as seamless.
    They do what they do very well, and I think we do what we do very well.

    Check out part I of the Mythic interview series at GamerGod.
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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
  • For once, we don't put real life on hold... talks to Mark Jacobs of Mythic about the social impact of MMOGs today and in the future In Asia we see players who are literally playing themselves to death, and there are numerous cases in the States of players with mental health conditions.

    Mark Jacobs: And in America, we have people who become so obsessed with stars (and the characters that they are portraying) that they become stalkers. Should we ban actors/actresses, because they are so good in their roles that people forget they are simply players and not the real thing? Should we stop making films because some people get so upset over them that they cry or become depressed? One of the beautiful things about America is that we are a country where people get to express their artistic, creative, personal, political, etc., opinions/works and other people are free to agree/disagree/participate or ignore them. Nobody forces anyone to buy a video game any more than a person is forced to buy a book or watch a television program. I'm all for Rating systems that work to satisfy the legitimate concerns of parents but at the same time I also believe in the ability of individuals/companies to create great entertainment no matter whether it is a book, game, movie, etc. People do terrible and tragic things everyday. Should we ban cars because some drunken fool kills somebody else? Should we prevent all the elderly from driving because some elderly people aren't fully capable of handling a car? Should a pharmaceutical company stop making a drug because somebody decided that taking 30 of the pills instead of one was a good idea? Should we ban all high school sports because some parents and kids become so "addicted" to winning that they throw common sense, decency and fair play right out the window? A wise person once said, "people are broken" and sadly, we see the truth in that statement play out every day in the news.

    Check out the Q&A with Mythic's Mark Jacobs, one of the true long-timers in the industry.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
  • Camelot Hydro stocks gain ground.
    MMOGInfo has posted a preview of Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising. It's a rough read, that caused my head to A-Splode, but worth the look if you want more DAoC info. We felt compelled to contact a Speak and Spell toy, but all we could get was this:

    " The shades are growing and becoming stronger in the world of Camelot, and in case it was not enough with the eternal war between the kingdoms of Albion, Hibernia and Midgard, now a new threat has arisen within each one from the kingdoms and threatens to destroying them without concerning its external conflicts. The moment has arrived for call the champions of each kingdom so that they unite their forces and avoid that the evil destroy its lives... " 

    You can read the entire Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising Preview at MMOGInfo.
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    Features, Previews
    Thu, Oct 20, 2005
  • Camelot gets a second bathroom.
    GameCloud has posted a Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising interview featuring Sanya Weathers, the company's Internet Relations Manager. By "Internet Relations Manager" they mean press herder. We contacted Pee Wee Herman, a man who needed a press herder, but his could only get his answering machine which had the following message:

    Despite tons of new competition, Mythic Entertainment's fantasy MMORPG
    Dark Age of Camelot continues to be one of the most popular in the
    genre. Later this month the company willl release their latest
    expansion pack Dark Age Of Camelot: Darkness Rising and Gamecloud got a
    chance to chat with the company's Internet Relations Manager Sanya M.
    Weathers to find out more about the expansion as well as other Mythic

    You can read the entire Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising Interview at GameCloud.
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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 03, 2005
  • What makes darkness rise? Is it like a helium balloon?
    RPGVault has posted a preview of Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising. Vin Diesel once wanted to hit a club earlier than usual, so he spun the Earth increasing the speed of its rotation causing darkness to rise. He did not however, ever say this:

    " A look ahead to a major feature addition in Mythic's next online world expansion pack, player-controlled mounts "

    You can read the entire Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising Preview at RPGVault.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Aug 24, 2005
  • Imperator dead. Wahammer live.
    MMORPG has an interview with Mythic Entertainment, featuring Sanya Thomas. Vin Diesel once bench pressed the entire Mythic Entainment staff, with one hand:

    "Mythic Entertainment Internet Relations Manager Sanya Thomas took a few minutes to sit down and answer our questions about Imperator Online, the health of DAoC and the future of Warhammer Online."

    You can read the entire Mythic Entertainment Interview at MMORPG.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
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