Saturday, March 8, 2008

A small tour of Dark Age of Camelot

I took a small tour back to Dark Age of Camelot. Not that I have played the game much before, but I did buy a boxed set for it a few years ago to give it a try. It wasn't the right game for me back then, but I was curious to see how it developed since then. The first thing I noticed when I came back to Dark Age of Camelot was how great the graphics look! It almost reminds me of Vanguard in some ways, especially the trees. In the end however, I couldn't really get used to the controls and that is my main reason for not continuing to play. The second is the player armor, after looking at some high level people, it seems the high level stuff is just dyed versions of the lower level armor. There wasn't much variation or style to the armor at all.

Still, I got some good screens so lets take a look! This first shot is all the classes of... dang I forgot the name of the plant/nature realm but yeah this is it's classes.
Some people fighting.
Gotta have castles! It wouldn't be Dark Age of Camelot without castles.
I sure do love mining. :P
Some sort of fast travel system?

Yeah, I really do like mining, seriously!
Here is a picture of some players, note the bland armor.
This guy killed me.
But this guy didn't! Caus its a necromancer pet, looks pretty cool!
Well, that is probably all I will ever write about Dark Age of Camelot! I was really surprised by how well the game has stood up to time, and how great the graphics where, but in the end I just couldn't get past the player armor and the controls.


Tipa said...

The realm was Hibernia, and I believe that portal was to the contested inter-realm dungeon, Darkness Falls. Not 100% sure since I was mostly in Albion when I played, and the portal there was in a pretty dangerous place for a low level character.

See? I'm not the only one reminded of DAoC when I see Vanguard. I swear, VG is like DAoC 2.0.

With just one realm and no RvR.

Cow Nose the 50 Pound Cat said...

Oh yes, that's right Tipa! I do remember just reading your blog about comparing VG to DaoC.

The biggest similarities are the trees. Trees in daoc are just as awesome and somehow... different from other MMOs like vanguard.

Heartless_ said...

High level gear in DAoC also depends on your server type. Classic servers tend to run on crafted and spell-crafted gear at level 50, which is pretty bland looking. On non-classic servers, where the Trials of Atlantis expansion works, gear becomes a bit wild looking as players are running around with artifacts and all manner of crazy stuff.

NOTE: Most armor in DAoC can be dyed many different colors, unlike gear from most games that is whatever color the developers want.