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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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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: 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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Free for All: News roundup from some of my favorite free-to-plays

Interesting stuff is happening all of the time in the world of indie, free-to-play, and browser-based gaming. In fact, it's hard for me to keep up with it all. I have to say that some developers make it much easier on me by contacting us here at Massively or by maintaining a good news feed on...

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Istaria publishes September content update, looks to the future

A few days ago we told you about some sandbox games that are worth your time, money, and in most cases, both. We're also ashamed to admit that we overlooked one of the more unique free-form MMORPGs in existence. That MMORPG is Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, and the devs have recently dropped...

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Istaria's development team looks back and forges ahead

For a lot of gamers, Istaria's main point of fame is the fact that it's the game in which you can play as a dragon, which is a bit reductive of the game as a whole, a game that underwent significant changes and improvements over the past year. A retrospective was recently put together by the...

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Istaria's February patch brings a big batch of fixes

You'd think that with all the fantasy MMOs out there, opportunities for players to don the skin of a dragon in their favorite virtual worlds wouldn't be so few and far between. Istaria still has the market cornered on that bit of coolness, however, and the long-running title is also gearing up to...

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Istaria drops a big update and looks for testers

If you're a fan of Istaria, times have been quiet for far too long, even with unique race selections. Luckily, that longstanding silence has been broken with the game's newest content update, a major patch that delivers a complete loot overhaul and several changes to the game's underlying...

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Free for All: An insight into Istaria's indie development

Last week I was able to hand off some questions to Amarie, the Community Manager for Virtrium and Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted -- the game formerly known as Horizons. While the game might be getting a little long in the tooth, it's important to note that development is still a priority and...

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One Shots: Zoom!

A little while ago we asked players what some of their favorite ways to get around were. This response from Holth, who plays a grand dragon in Istaria, gives us a great look into a game we sadly don't get to see that often. Our dragonic reader writes in: How do I get around? It's easy! I fly! This...

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