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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 1:28PM nightsong89 said

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Happy birthday Dark Age of Camelot.

What makes me really sad when I look back on the MMO industry since the game's release is the loss of true three way PvP. Here's hoping either Guild Wars 2 or The Secret World can live up to their promised three way systems yet I have a deep down feeling that DAoC will never be topped.

Oh... and yes seeing this game turn 10 years old makes me feel old. It reminds me of how long I've been playing MMO's and how much changed (some good and some bad) over the years.

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 1:32PM Pandemic said

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good, fun times. hopefully once again when GW2 and is DAOC 3way based pvp comes out :)

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 1:35PM Pingles said

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The best PvP I have ever played. No game has come close to those crazy Relic battles.

Their Realm War zones (separate from the PvE zones) were genius, in my opinion. There was great hunting (good drops) out there but you were very vulnerable to enemies. You always had to watch your back.

But when you didn't have the time or attention to play like that you could retreat to safety to hunt in the PvE area for lesser drops.

Fantastic!

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 1:58PM Jef Reahard said

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Prime is doing 3-way PvP as well.

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 2:06PM Sunaris said

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Seriously the best PvP experience of all time. I really hope another system like DAOC comes around, but seriously doubt it will. Sad, Happy Birthday DAOC. MID for life!

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 2:57PM Resurge said

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@Sunaris Mid4lyfe indeed
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 2:28PM (Unverified) said

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Could somebody explain what 3-way pvp is? I've never heard that term before.

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 2:36PM Faith said

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3 factions.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 2:46PM nightsong89 said

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It's basically three seperate factions fighting for control. In the case of Dark Age of Camelot you had Midgard, Albion, and Hibernia that could fight in Realm vs Realm zones for control of keeps, relics, and other stuff.

Perfect example. If Midgard was dominating in RvR (realm vs realm) than Albion and Hibernia could team up to take down Midgard. However Hibernia could choose to turn on Albion at the end. Very dynamic fights and you never really knew who was an ally or foe (from the other two factions).
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 4:05PM (Unverified) said

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@nightsong89

Ah, that sounds great. I was thinking they were refering to GW2's WvW combat. Just making sure. That sounds like so much fun. I just wish i could have gotten into DAoC in its prime.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 5:23PM nightsong89 said

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Guild Wars 2's World vs World vs World system is based off the concepts of RvR from DAoC. We shall see. I really hope ArenaNet can live up to that and pull off making three way PvP again.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 3:05PM Wykydtron86 said

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Happy Birthday to the most fun MMO that I have every played.

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 7:17PM Saker said

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Makes me feel old...

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 9:15PM chuckasucka said

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I don't understand why nobody plays it anymore if it was so awesome. Could anyone shed some light? I wish I was into MMOs when it launched and got into it.

Posted: Oct 10th 2011 9:47PM Nef said

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@chuckasucka

It's been years, so my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I remember the expansions for it caused quite a bit of upset. Also, the game is 10 years old now -- it's not exactly easy to play a game for 10 years or keep it fresh for that long.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 12:58AM Armaros said

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People left mainly because of while the rvr was amazing, everything else started to become quite dated along with the fact that during one exapansion, Mythic added powerful PvE gear that deteriorated, and had to be reground each time to keep up with everyone else that had that gear.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 3:10AM meanieme said

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It's only the UI and the controls that keep me from going back - it just feels very awkward to try and play now.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 9:49PM jakofascalon said

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I was a junior in high school when this came out. Oh the nights of next to no sleep and having to act like I cared during first period. Hahaha. Long live DAoC!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 3:09AM meanieme said

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Happy Birthday DAoC!

One of the best games I ever played.
Why no one has recreated it in a more modern MMO is just mind boggling.
Especially with todays MMO attention span - 3 entirely different realms with entirely different races and classes = 3 different MMO's to aid player retention.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 3:59AM meanieme said

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This bloke has videos & screenshots of DAoC terrain running in the Crysis Engine.
If only..
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