Dark Age of Camelot

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Dark Age of Camelot
Dark Age of Camelot Fifth Anniversary Edition box art
Developer(s) Mythic Entertainment

Electronic Arts

Publisher(s) Mythic Entertainment (US), Wanadoo (DE/FR/UK/SP/IT)
Designer(s) Mark Jacobs (video game designer)
Engine Gamebryo Engine

Foliage - SpeedTree

Platform(s) Windows
Release date October 10, 2001
Genre(s) MMORPG
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
Media CD or Public Download

Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around war between three realms following King Arthur's rule.

DAoC includes both Player vs Environment and Realm versus Realm vs Realm combat. Players can choose to adventure alone or join groups. Players may also join battlegroups, which are formed so all members can get completion credit in large scale PvE encounters and for communication purposes in RvR.

Player vs player combat takes the form of Realm versus Realm vs Realm. RvR restricted to a limited number of zones where action ranges from massive battles to one vs one fights. Players are awarded points, which are used to purchase additional abilities, by killing enemy players. Participating in RvR combat is strictly voluntary in DAoC and free for all PvP only exists on a dedicated server.

PvE focuses on defeating Mob monsters found in dungeons, the open world, and RvR zones. Players earn experience points towards obtaining levels by killing both monsters and enemy players. Gaining levels yields new skills, abilities, and access to expansion areas. The current maximum level is 50. Expansions to the game offer alternative advancement type levels that grant additional abilities to level 50 players.

The decision to develop Dark Age of Camelot was made in late 1999[1]. The game was released in October 2001.


[edit] System requirements

[edit] Minimum system requirements

[edit] Cheat codes

[edit] Easy money

If you just started and you are a beginner, ask some of the people in your group that you start with for money. You might get some copper or perhaps even some gold. Note: This does not work if at a high level.

[edit] Easy money

If you fight skeletons, snakes, giants, and other creatures, you might get some body parts, gems and other items to sell. Gems will give you a lot of money but body parts do not sell for as much.

[edit] Armor without paying

Find skeletons, and if you can, fight them. They will be yellow if beginners. You might get some armor or cloth.

[edit] Coruscating Mine

In Coruscating Mine on the bridge, if you walk very slowly over the edge near the middle you can fall onto the side of the bridge.. You can cast spells on opponents, and they cannot attack you.

[edit] Realms

You must at least be level 25 to fight in Realms or you will die very easily. If you are at level 20, fight in a group with your guild.

[edit] Shrouded Isles

Shrouded Isles is the most difficult place to start at because people from other places like to run in there, find the weakest person, and attack them o get experience so they can progress. Also, Shrouded Isles has the most difficult people to raise up.

[edit] Darkness Falls

If you are a low level, do not enter Darkness Falls. It is recommended that your character be at least level 25 before entering Darkness Falls. The colors for levels in Darkness Falls is as follows.

Level Colors
Level 1 through 15 All purple.
Level 16 through 20 Some red and a lot purple.
Level 21 through 25 Some red and some purple.
Level 26 through 30 A little Orange and some red and purple.
Level 31 through 35 A few orange and some red and purple.
Level 36 through 40 Some blue, less orange, red, and purple.
Level 41 through 45 Some gray and blue.
Level 46 through 49 A lot gray and a few blue.

[edit] Gaining levels

The fastest way to level is through PL (power leveling). Unfortunately this takes away from the point of the game. Also, it is hard to find someone to do it (either busy, crafting, or quitting etc.). The following areas are suggested. This applies for Midgard and "BG" indicates a battleground.

Level Task
Level 1 through 5 Ft. Altla, Galpan, and Aheirs Landing.
Level 6 through 7 Lions Den (BG), farther out from Ft. Atla.
Level 8 through 11 Nisse's Layer (with strong group).
Level 12 through 14 Nisse's Layer (group),Weeping Willows by Gna Faste.
Level 15 through 19 Deep Nisse (group).
Level 20 through 22 The Cursed Tomb (group recommended).
Level 23 through 25 Thidranki (BG).
Level 26 through 29 Vendo's Canvern.
Level 30 through 32 Deep Vendo Cavern.
Level 33 through 34 Wilton (BG).
Level 35 through 36 Skonka Ravine, West Skona, Varu.
Level 37 through 39 Molvik Faste (BG), Deep Varu.
Level 40 through 42 Moderngav (the place you get faction), and River Of Death.
Level 43 through 45 Levik (BG).
Level 46 through 47 Deep Moderngav (very strong group in frontier).
Level 48 through 50 Frontier, PoC, massacring level 50 albs, and terminating level 50 hibs.

[edit] Summon armor+wepons

Type in /cheat summon armor (or weapons) then type in the armor or weapon you want and it should appear in your inventory

[edit] Any Class

At the beginning of the game make a character then when you start playing type in /cheat Any Class then go back and make another character and he will be able to be any class.

[edit] References

  1. Gamasutra, Matt Firor
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