Realm loyalty is an important aspect of Dark Age of Camelot as it helps foster community and ultimately forms the backbone of RvR. To encourage that, we're implementing a realm loyalty bonus that extends from XP to Atlas Orbs.
Upon killing anything in a realm, this starts a "loyalty" timer for that Account (and realm)--if a loyalty timer does not already exist.
Loyalty timers only reset under the following conditions:
Note: Participating in Battlegrounds constitutes a PvE "activity." This means that loyalty progress will not reset completely when playing in Battlegrounds on other realms. Instead, the standard 2x decay rate for PvE will apply.
Loyalty rewards are built up over the course of 30 days, raising in 24-hour increments while a player remains loyal to one realm.
Note: The 24-hour timer is based on a standard calendar day, not actual play time.
The maximum allowable loyalty bonus applied is based on a player's current progress toward the 30-day cap. For example:
The loyalty bonus effectively rewards players that play for a specific realm over a prolonged period of time, with bonuses increasing over the course of 30 days. Players may still freely change realms as they desire, but at the expense of any realm bonuses built up.
In a way, this is a "timed nerf" intended to slightly discourage realm-hopping, while incentivizing sticking with a realm through its high and low points.
The player's current loyalty levels can be checked using the command
The longer a player dedicates toward the success of their realm, the more rewards they stand to earn as a result. There exists two categories of reward as part of realm loyalty:
Scaling rewards provide a dynamic benefit based on a player's built-up of loyalty days for a specific realm. As your loyalty increases (i.e., more days spent logged in on only one realm), so too will the value of any scaled rewards. Static rewards are granted upon achieving loyalty milestones, and will remain available as long as a player's loyalty days stay above the required value associated with the reward.
Below are all the maximum rewards available with realm loyalty upon hitting the 30-day loyalty bonus cap:
Below are the proposed static rewards that will be granted to players as they achieve milestones toward the 30-day loyalty bonus cap:
Note: Again, static rewards have not been implemented yet, these are simply proposed rewards.