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"The Next Chapter for Dark Age of Camelot"

Dr_NegativeDr_Negative Cleveland, TNPosts: 47Member

Link: http://www.darkageofcamelot.com/article/next-chapter-dark-age-camelot

Studio link: http://www.broadsword.com/daoc_producers_letter.html

 

TL;DR - Mythic co-founder Rob Denton and several other Mythic vets (I'm assuming former Warhammer staff) form a new game studio and secured the rights from EA to operate it on their behalf and further develop the game. They specifically mention that they plan to "modernize" it and add new features both in-game and out.

 

 

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 4,501Member Uncommon
    Interesting...

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • jyoung2kjyoung2k Chicago, ILPosts: 12Member

    I would so love to play a modernized version of the game, even a graphic enhancement would get me to log in for a few months at least.

     

    Albs 4 ever.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jyoung2k

    I would so love to play a modernized version of the game, even a graphic enhancement would get me to log in for a few months at least.

    I would too but only if it were Pre-ToA.

    image

    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • collektcollekt Meridian, MSPosts: 273Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ice-Queen
    Originally posted by jyoung2k

    I would so love to play a modernized version of the game, even a graphic enhancement would get me to log in for a few months at least.

    I would too but only if it were Pre-ToA.

    Agreed. I would be in heaven if there was a modernized, pre-ToA DAoC to play.

  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon
    Make a classic server, F2P (not P2W) and DAoC will be saved. It still has by far the best PvP in the MMO market.

    DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,924Member Uncommon

    I'll be watching this with some interest. DAoC is my one gaming "regret" as I only got into RvR and didn't really explore much PvE outside of leveling. I also never got my Valewalker to 50, although I do miss my Hero.

    I have gone back and played a few times across the years, but it's hard to go back to an older game when the engine and game mechanics feel heavily outdated. Some nice quality of life improvements would go a long way.

  • TibernicuspaTibernicuspa Amherest, MAPosts: 1,198Member

    Modernize it? Modernizing it was exactly what made everyone leave in the first place. Modern is not where they should be going.

     

    The most attention DAoC has gotten in the last 6 years is when they announced plans to do a classic server. Do. That.

  • will75will75 Fatalis,The Combine, SoB... Semi retired, waiting for next big thing.., FLPosts: 353Member

    Speaking of camelot.. CSE is now daily live streaming development of the successor to daoc. ok well maybe not~ but sensatiolism is always good in forums. Right?

     

    Watch live video from citystategames on www.twitch.tv

  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAPosts: 1,672Member
    I tried playing this again last year, the zergs are r10+ now... hah, make a f2p version where you  buy a 50 and whatnot for a fair price and make it classic, no TOA nothing... would be fucking epic!
  • TibernicuspaTibernicuspa Amherest, MAPosts: 1,198Member

    Nobody get your hopes up.

     

    Rob Denton, I knew that name sounded familiar.

     

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/ea-artist-soon-to-be-laid-off-burns-ea-management-2803

     

    Mark Jacobs has a response for this, but asked not to be quoted. Essentially though, he confirms what Louse says about Denton and says "It's just the tip of the iceberg".

     

     

  • kairel182kairel182 SMD, RIPosts: 241Member Uncommon

    This is the most interesting and somewhat exciting news I've read in terms of MMO's in forever.  And to whom said modernizing it is what ruined it, bullshit.  CHANGING the game from it's core design of RvR is what ruined it (ToA).

     

    Modernizing includes improved bandwidth for better connectivity, better graphics and an improved engine for performance and smoother controls (because let's be honest, the older game's controls are one of the worst features that we just 'adapted' to previously).  Improving the game and ANYTHING that involves producing more content and grabbing players new and old is what I'm all for.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tibernicuspa

    Nobody get your hopes up.

     

    Rob Denton, I knew that name sounded familiar.

     

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/ea-artist-soon-to-be-laid-off-burns-ea-management-2803

     

    Mark Jacobs has a response for this, but asked not to be quoted. Essentially though, he confirms what Louse says about Denton and says "It's just the tip of the iceberg".

     

     

    Ahh, THAT guy. No thanks, not interested in anything he's going to be involved with. Such a snake.

    image

    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • wormedwormed Calgary, ABPosts: 374Member

    Yup, Rob Denton can suck an egg. I won't go back to DAoC with that tard in charge.

     

    EDIT: Thanks for heads up.

  • hawkrylhawkryl springfield, MOPosts: 24Member
    It will be interesting to see what Broadsword does with it.  As much as i hate to think about supporting Denton after some of the things I have read about him, the thought of playing DAOC on a pre-TOA server sure sounds nice.  Of course that's taking for granted that they will make a rational decision to listening to their vocal fan base by making a pre-TOA server.  I think the population surge from that alone would be huge, not to mention a graphics update, more bandwidth etc...  I know i would be subbing again.   However I fear that "modernization" will just be big yellow "?" over npc's heads.

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  • mysticmousemysticmouse LOVELAND, COPosts: 107Member Uncommon

    if they open a pre ToA server I would be back in a heartbeat as well.

     

  • movros99movros99 granby, MOPosts: 124Member

    I'm waiting for Camelot Unchained.

     

    HIB for life!

  • jamesusfjamesusf Riverview, FLPosts: 5Member
    If Rob fixes the Herald and finds a way to modernize the game, I'm not concerned what kind of person he may or may not be personally.  However, if any of you believe they are going to open another server at this point, continue to dream.  They don't have the population to support two servers and are actually trying to make it easier to RvR by condensing the world through mechanical changes.
  • GiffenGiffen Lacey, WAPosts: 268Member Uncommon
    I'm pretty sure EA still has the rights and this is really just a subsidiary being formed with EA still the overlord.  It's not really a separate company.
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