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Dark Age of Camelot Review
Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D MMORPG in medieval fantasy setting. It combines the mythologies of North, Celts and Arthurian lore.
- Many social-based activities
- A wide range of different classes
- Mysterious and stylish setting
- Unique breathtaking storylines
Dark Age of Camelot Gameplay
Dark Age of Camelot is one of the pioneers in the genre of RvR games. The players are divided into three warring factions, the realms of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. Events of the plot are revolving in the medieval fantasy setting, ten years after the death of King Arthur; the player's goal differs depending on the chosen realm because each one has a unique storyline. However, each player has approximately the same range of activities. The main difference is in the style of the gameplay on the server: it can be Normal, with limited PvP; Cooperative, a strictly PvP server instead of RvR; and Test, where players can try out new abilities.
The most important and essential feature of the Dark Age of Camelot is RvR. It was developed in 2001, and it was one of the first games in this genre. The concept of this feature is that players are divided into three factions in controversy, and the PvP functions are unlimited for the members of different realms. Players of the same kingdom can unite in Guilds and Alliances; it opens access to group PvP, ranking system, personal territory, and various privileges.
The conception of DAoC is based on the controversy between three factions with unique stories and skills:
The Albion — a kingdom founded and raised by king Arthur. After his death, these thriving lands began to decay under the oppression of enemy raids. Still, this kingdom's strength is in the elemental magic, which powers the most influential mage guilds. The inhabitants of the Albion are Britons, Saracens, Avalonians, Inconnu, Highlanders and Half Ogres.
The Hibernia — an island inhabited by nature-worshipping Celts and fantastical Otherworld creatures: Lurikeens, Firbolgs, Elves, Sylvians, and Shar. These races use druidic spells and ancient elvish Arcane magic.
The Midgard — a northern kingdom ruled by powerful and brutal creatures. The leaders of these lands are Kobolds, Dwarves, Norsemen, Trolls, Valkyns, and Frostalfs. The Gods power the Norse magic; Odin, Thor and Hel support their children in combat.
Dark Age of Camelot Classes
Each faction have a number of specific classes, with individual abilities. The realms can have similar roles, but the classes are still differ.
Classes of Albion:
Armsman, a melee fighter who can use almost every type of weapon or armour; Cabalist, a class of spellcasters who specialize in spiritual magic and one of the summoner classes; Cleric, one of the most common supporter classes; Fria, a hybrid class of cleric and fighter, who have many self-buffs; Infiltrator, a rogue-like stealth class of heroes that rely only on their physical abilities, also, they have a wide range of defensive skills; Heretic, a dark priest or evil cleric who can cast powerful dark spells, using their abilities of the dark arts; Mauler, a hybrid class of mighty warrior and talented spellcaster; Minstrel, the class of battle musicians who can perform songs that buff the abilities of the whole group, and use melee weapons; Necromancer, a summoner class of characters that can raise corpses from the graves; Paladin, a hybrid warrior who fight using the two-handed armour and durable heavy armour; Reaver, a hybrid of necromancer and fighter who wear light armour and use wide range of offensive skills; Scout, a class of archers who use Longbow for the ranged duel combat; Sorcerer, a pure damage-dealer class with the mightiest spells; Theurgist, a class of spellcasters that feed their power with the force of nature and different elements; Wizard, the spellcasters that specialize on the skills of the Fire element.
Berserker, a class of heroes that can transform into a mighty beast; Bonedancer, a class of necromancer-like characters; Healer, the Midgard variant of supportive class; Hunter, an archer class; Mauler, a hybrid class that use magical elemental spells and strong melee skills; Runemaster; Savage, a hand-to-hand fighter; Shadowblade; Shaman; Skald; Spiritmaster; Thane, a hybrid class who can use physical skills and magic spells; Valkyrie, another hybrid class; Warlock, masters of different skills; Warrior, a basic fighter class.
Animist, a primary class of spellcasters; Banshee, a class that can be chosen only by female characters; Bard, a warring musician; Blademaster, a light fighter class; Champion, a hybrid class of warrior and spellcaster; Druid, a basic healer class; Eldritch, masters of elemental destruction magic; Enchanter, a basic summoner class; Hero, a basic melee fighter class; Mauler, a hybrid class of brutal warriors; Mentalist, a crowd-control class; Nightshade, an assassin class; Ranger, an archer class; Valewalker, a class of mages that can wear shields; Vampiir, fighters that use spear and vampiir magic; Warden, a hybrid class of healers and warriors.
Dark Age of Camelot System Requirements
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce 4 64 MB RAM
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
- File Size: 3.5 GB
- OS: Win 98/ME/XP
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce 6800 series
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
- File Size: 3.5 GB
- OS: Win XP/Vista/7