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Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player
Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:56am
Nov 30, 2015 @ 8:02pm
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Release date: Re-Released 2007
About the Game
Developed by Virtrium, the MMORPG Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted immerses players in an online fantasy world of magic and mystery. Istaria is a land populated by monsters, magic, heroes, and player-built communities. Istaria is the only fantasy MMORPG to offer gamers the opportunity to play as a dragon, earning skills and abilities as they grow from a hatchling to adult.

Key Features
  • 11 playable fantasy races: Dragons, Dryads, Dwarves, Elves, Fiends, Gnomes, Half-Giants, Humans, Saris, Satyrs and Sslik populate the world and offer players distinct physical, mental and magical abilities
  • An open character class system: Learn skills from 50 schools while not being limited to one ‘class’. Players can change their character’s ‘class’ as often as they like with no penalty.
  • A real-time persistent world: Build and maintain structures, from simple houses to entire towns. Create businesses, process resources and develop economies within the game world by buying, selling and trading with other players.
  • Friendly gameplay: With a focus on cooperative, PvP-free gameplay, Istaria offers families a perfect place to enjoy a fantastical adventure. A friendly online community of players is always available to help new and seasoned travelers as they explore Istaria.
  • Virtually unlimited exploration potential: Soar through the skies as a dragon, or dig deep into the earth when building your lair. Istaria is a land without “zones” or predetermined player movement boundaries, thus allowing adventurers to explore the entire game world without limits.

Istaria offers Free to Play with a level cap. Any biped race can play up to level 10 per school (this is per school, not a total maximum of levels gained) and dragons are limited to level 15 per school.

Paid access provides
  • Extra character slots
  • Unlimited levels
  • Biped plot construction
  • Dragon lair crafting
  • Extra consignment slots

We never force automatic billing. All paid access provides options for recurring or non-recurring payments. Istaria has Fire Breathing Dragons - not Ninja Billing.

System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu w/Wine 1.4.1
Processor: 1GHz Intel or AMD
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 2.0 GB for install, 2GB for cache
Video Card: ATI or nVidia with dedicated RAM (non-dedicated will work with 4GB of system memory)

To maximize the in-game experience, Istaria offers multiple rendering settings:
  • High Performance (lowering system requirements)
  • High Quality (requiring higher CPU / video memory)
Popular Discussions View All (18)
May 28, 2015 @ 4:30pm
Lose the Pay to Play content
Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:19pm
Is it worth returning to Istaria?
Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:05am
short list of 'facts' about this game
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Dragorama Jan 20 @ 6:03pm 
From what I've read they're still working on it, the main problem is getting it to work with Steam in a nice way. that and they've got an engine move planned (from Alchemy to Unreal), which will be a hell of a task.
Lemon Squash Jan 11 @ 8:06am 
This game has been Greenlit for quite awhile. Any word on when it will be available on Steam?
(FLoFF) InsaneChaosRealm™ Jan 7 @ 11:48am 
No, dont make it a free game however, make it a one time buy with microtransactions. that would be better as most f2p games struggle a bit.

Just give me the dragon and i'll be happy! :D
Rikimaru Nov 18, 2015 @ 8:32am 
I hope they will make it subscription free
Whistlingwind Nov 4, 2015 @ 12:09am 
I've returned to the game and am currently loving it! The community and richness of the game is what I crave for, the game could do with some revamps here and there but the core is genius.
Bazil Grimstride Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:24pm 
Oh and if things go well they will revamp the game and or make an istaria 2 and ir maybe make the game have better grapics ohhhh cant wait to hear what there going to do!
Bazil Grimstride Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:22pm 
+Bossdragon its only 9$ a month there not asking you to play as a dragon for 15 dallors a month also no power creep no pay to win. What more do you want? Theres no inflation like wow oe everquest has this games fun i love it to this day im a five year vet :D
redwizard Oct 12, 2015 @ 4:54pm 
It was probabably Velea she notriously done questionable things and is rude to people. IM sorry that had to happen to you the game is fun but much drama and its sorta like high school sometimes. Velea i heard has banned people for no reason and i dont think they can figure out who i am thru here so i will post this.
BossDragon Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:05am 
Will month based subscription plans remain? Or will the game be a one-time pay purchase to fit with the Steam Store's format?
n13green Jul 31, 2015 @ 9:21pm 
I appreciate the apology and I'll take it as sincere. Thank you.

Can't imagine what you mean by the administrator's perspective though. She was blatantly dishonest. I asked this question and then tried to follow up asking if I could submit a ticket to get it fixed. But she deleted it, saying I was re-asking the same question, which I wasn't, and that it was "working as intended" which a developer later admitted it definitely wasn't on this plot. And she told not to post about it again.

When I asked her who her supervisor was so I could make a complaint, she told me if I wanted to complain about her it had to be her. That still makes me giggle. Even funnier, the owner agreed with her.

It would be nice to think the forums have improved and if only for the sake of players I do hope that's true.