It was back in October 10, 2001 when the game that I loved the most was released. The Dark Age of Camelot was something that tickled my imagination. The game is a combination of the time when King Arthur has just died and the kingdom that he left had to split into three groups. Aside from this, some Irish legends were also included as well as fantasy story lines that truly made me hooked for a long period of time.
The three different groups of the game are the following:
- Britons – This is the original group of people that was once ruled by King Arthur before his death.
- Celts – The very magical Celts come from the magical and enchanting world of Hibernia which is actually a small island.
- Norse – The barbarians of the game. The Norse has come from north of Albion.
Probably because of being addicted to playing the game. I have tried all the different groups of the game. I cannot particularly say that I like one group more than the other. For me, they are all great and I do know that a lot of people who also loved the game will agree with me.
The fact that it is a role playing game made me feel like I was truly the character being portrayed on screen. I can just imagine myself actually riding the horse while playing the game. I actually wanted to try horseback riding again in real life after that until I realized that it was only the fantasy version that I liked. I think that main reason why a lot of people liked it as much as I did is because we all had to fight each other in order. Other role playing games would let people choose to fight the characters created by the computer but with this game, I was able to interact with other players and them with me, it was very challenging and it was really fun.
I remember taking the time to really see if I should choose to PVE (Player Vs. Environment) or Realm versus Realm which means that I am going to fight against other players. I have to tell you that I tried out all types of battles there. I have tried being alone when I fight with others or the environment and I have also joined some groups in order to increase my experience in the game.
I do not regret at all the time I have spent on playing the game and actually, through loving this game a lot, I have managed to give special attention to the things that are present in the online gaming world. I think no other game is still as challenging as the Dark Age of Camelot.