Dark Age of Camelot
Dark Age of Camelot is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in a version of Arthurian legend, as well as elements taken from Irish Celtic and Norse myths. The game was released in 2001 in North America and in the EU regions in 2002. Originally developed by Mythic Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games and Wanadoo Edition, it is currently developed by Broadsword Online and published by Electronic Arts. Built on the NetImmerse engine, Dark Age of Camelot is available for Microsoft Windows.
How Many People Play Dark Age of Camelot?
We estimate that 9,966 people play per day, with a total player base of 262,251.
- Subscribers: 262,251
- Daily Players: 9,966
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2001-01-01
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Dark Age of Camelot Description
Dark Age of Camelot is set in a fictional alternate world where three realms are constantly struggling against one another. These realms are Albion, Hibernia, and Midgard, with each realm being based on the myths and legends of Arthurian, Irish Celtic, and Norse stories, respectively. Thus, Albion features knights and castles, Hibernia has forests and nature spiries, while Midgard has giants and Vikings.
Players create their characters by first choosing one of the realms where they will hail from. This will determine the choice of races that the player may select. For example, Briton, Highlander, Saracen, Inconnu, Avalonian, and Half-Ogre races are only available for the Albion realm.
As each realm has a unique set of classes, the player cannot choose a class from outside their chosen realm. For instance, if the player wants to play a Paladin or Wizard, they would have to choose the Albion realm in Dark Age of Camelot. Furthermore, every class in Dark Age of Camelot fills in one of the usual MMORPG roles such as the tank, DPS, support, and nuke. However, there are hybrid classes as well that do not excel in any one role, but can perform multiple roles adequately.
The Realm vs. Realm vs. Realm (or RvRvR) feature in Dark Age of Camelot goes beyond the surface. Aside from the race and character classes, there are Realm Abilities unique to each realm. These can be earned by gaining Realm Points and Titles, which are acquired by defending your chosen realm from invaders.