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Istaria revamps Island of Ice with new patch

A new update named A Bitter Wind came to Istaria this past week, and with it we see a revamped region, the return of the Spring Festival, bug fixes, and much more. The Island of Ice is the revamped region, with changes including a new quest hub called the Expedition Camp, a new set of ruins...

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The Stream Team: Snow shark edition, January 6 - 12, 2014

What do you do when Mother Nature decides to dump enough snow on you to recreate a life-size replica of The Wall? Most of us would hunker down at our desks and dive into the sunnier realms of our favorite virtual worlds. We're gamers; that's what we do. But I've since learned that there are those...

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Rise and Shiny revisit: Istaria

At this point it's a sure thing for me to revisit Istaria, the old-school MMO by Virtrium, every single year. I look forward to it each time even though the game always feels basically the same. I don't want to imply that the game doesn't change at all. In fact, the indie developer team that works...

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Massively's Third Annual Frindie Awards

It's time once again for me to throw out my awards for the best of free-to-play, indie, and oddball MMOs, a real niche-within-a-niche. It might seem that I am assigned many of these titles as though I were some modern day Mikey, but the truth is that I get a huge thrill out of finding a new game...

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The Stream Team: Playing Istaria with dev team members

It's the 10th anniversary of Istaria, the classic MMORPG that allows players to play as dragons! Massively's Beau Hindman is going to dive in with members of the developer team to check out some of the new content and to revisit the old! Game: Istaria Host: Beau Hindman Date: Monday, December...

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The Stream Team: Happy Newb Year edition, December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Happy Newb Year, my friends! It's that time again, when a new year rolls around and all our thoughts turn to one thing. Forget resolutions, our minds are on the new MMOs that are slated for this year! A new year promises us new games to play, and who isn't looking forward to becoming a newb again?...

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Rise and Shiny: Aura Kingdom

You might have heard about Aura Kingdom, the latest game from Aeria Games. It's been generating a lot of buzz not just for its unique look and adorable graphics but for its pre-order offers that literally cost between $19.00 and $299.00. I wrote about the pricing policy in a recent Free for All...

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Istaria preps for 10-year anniversary, big content patch

Can you believe that Istaria will be 10 years old in December? Well, technically the game was called Horizons way back when, and while the name has changed, the focus on playable dragons has not. Virtrium community manager Amarie Ancalimon has penned a new dev diary that features some exciting news...

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Free for All: The second annual Frindie Awards

It's time once again for the Frindie Awards, my attempt to shine some light on the best indie, browser-based, free-to-play, and unusual MMOs that are all-too-often ignored by press -- and players. This one is for the little guys! Well, mostly. It's also for those games that seem to have passed...

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Free for All: Istaria's updates, community, and future development

Before anyone asks in the comments section: Yes, Istaria is still around. I've noticed that many players seem to think if something is out of their sight, it's out of every other player's mind too, but the truth is that there are many, many smallish and indie MMOs in existence that not only...

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