Dark Age of Camelot Level System Q&A

The Camelot Herald has been updated with a new Q&A that details exactly how the new "free" leveling system in Dark Age of Camelot will work. Here's one of the more basic questions:
Q: The system went live yesterday, and I earned enough experience to level. Will I get a free level?

A: No. The system needs a seven day (history) to check, first. The very first time stamp was measured as the day and hour you first logged in after the new patch went live. If you logged in the exact minute we brought the servers back up, you can be eligible for the free level no sooner than 168 hours (seven days) after that moment.