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Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted
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Virtrium  [author] 10 minutes ago 
Sorry to hear about your poor experience on the forums n13green. The forum administrators are trying to be a bit less zealous in how they handle the forums. There's the angle of the forum administrators perspective, but at the end of the day, we didn't do a good job hearing your voice. From all of the development team, sorry we let you down.
Aekaitz Jul 26 @ 8:05pm 
Been playing this game for almost 3 years straight now and I can't help but love it. I see many complaints about the subscription fee, which I understand. But I fell in love with the game at a time when I had no job and no money influx except for the stray holiday/event/birthday and still managed to pay for it because I loved playing it. The community is absolutely fantastic, helpful, kind, and lots of fun. The dev team has been working harder than ever to make this wonderful old game better and I'm happy to see it! All in all, this game is DEFINITELY worth the try for the gameplay, the community, and the intricate crafting system that is hard to find anywhere else. Don't knock it till you try it, it really is a great game!
n13green Jul 22 @ 4:15pm 
Loved the game. Community is generally very good. But the staff can be rude to the point of bullying. I had a thread locked just for asking a perfectly innocent question about plots and something odd on one of mine. Then another - just asking if I could get the odd thing fixed via a ticket - was instantly deleted and I was told it was working as intended. Not that it actually was. They later admitted it was seriously bugged. Not that that mattered. Funny way to treat paying customers (at that time I had multiple subs just for plots) and a good way to lose them. So if you do try it, just don't go anywhere near their forums.
Volts Jul 12 @ 3:28pm 
I want joint Istaria really, but i want to play just for be a dragon and it not a free race. The unic free race is the human and that why i dont play because i know full of game where i can play as a human better of this game! I can pay for got this race for ever one time but not in monthly... I just they gonna get more member if they sell the game on Steam. Because me its the only reason why i dont play Istaria!
Lunaria Song (Moonpetal) Jun 25 @ 9:18pm 
I just realized how much some of the characters look like they are from Oblivion... ._.
(FLoFF) InsaneChaosRealm™ Jun 17 @ 2:28pm 
If this becomes a "buy once, keep forever" kinda game its a definate buy from me.
Virtrium  [author] Jun 8 @ 11:44am 
The developers are working towards improving the graphics and overall quality. As part of the technical work happening right now, the devs will be releasing small texture packs over the summer and fall to provide improvements to character armor, weapons and equipment. Please see the Developer's Desk Summer 2015 for more information.
MissJinxie Jun 6 @ 5:53pm 
how about a graphics update.... just saying... been playing the game for years now and it's been the same....
JabberWock The Wolf Dragon Jun 6 @ 11:31am 
will istaria be free?
Sleepy Chipmunk Jun 5 @ 7:28pm 
Oh wow, nostalgia. This is one of the few MMO's I've come back to more than once. In fact, there's been like...eh, 3 times I've came back? It'll be really cool if this comes out on Steam.
Dragon Protector Jun 4 @ 7:23pm 
still have my 14 day trial from 1013 lol never used it yet
Dragon Protector Jun 4 @ 7:22pm 
sweet hope its one time buy if so ill definatly be bying it
Virtrium  [author] Jun 4 @ 7:12pm 
The developers are still discussing how to integrate Istaria best with Steam (and that includes pricing)
Dragon Protector Jun 4 @ 1:25pm 
wish it was already out on steam
(FLoFF) InsaneChaosRealm™ Jun 3 @ 10:42am 
I know the humans are free to play but to me the humans aren't interesting at all.
I would like to know if you put this on steam, will you make this pay once for all races or completely the "pay every month" kind of game.
Virtrium  [author] Jun 3 @ 10:06am 
Istaria has never been a pay to win game. It's very important to the developers that Istaria have merit play, instead of buying items or double XP to advance. -Today- there's Free to Play humans. There's no restrictions on schools, levelling, access to areas of the world or quests - truly free to play. The developers are still discussing what additions can be made to Istaria to better fit into the Steam "world", but pay to win is not one of them. You can read the most recent Developer's Desk (see the Announcements tab) for where development is headed for the remainder of the year.
So, when will this come on steam? Will it become a buy once game? Still pay to win? I doubt f2p
daulnay May 22 @ 8:20am 
The bipeds interest and challenge me much more than dragons. This is the only MMO game I've returned to more than twice. Multiclassing gives biped players flexibility, and meaningful choices (fortunately reversible). You can make choices that will put your character in a frustratingly gimped state. There are several paths out -- again, good choices to make, there isn't a single best way. This is the essence of a good game (versus a theme park ride MMO).
Dragon Protector May 20 @ 5:08pm 
:)
Wesleypipes77 May 19 @ 3:27pm 
Thanks for the info guys, good to know.
Alisto May 19 @ 2:32pm 
Wesley - dragon and biped gameplay is vastly different. You see very little biped stuff because bipeds have extensive multiclassing, which means much more time to get them 'up and running' than it does a dragon. That also means it's difficult to make a youtube video that gives information people watching would want in a short amount of time. Bipeds have somewhere around 28 adventure classes(schools) to choose from, whereas dragons only have one.

Furthermore, it really is different in-game. Looking at who is online right now - Order Shard - it's about an even split between bipeds and dragons playing.
Virtrium  [author] May 19 @ 1:19pm 
While dragons are popular, there's quite a few other races around. Each race has an area of the world with architecture and content focused on their "style". Istaria is free to try for any race, and free to play as a human. It's a reasonable download, fast set-up and you don't need to enter a credit card or any other details to try it out.
Wesleypipes77 May 18 @ 8:44am 
Ok, one important question for me. I've been considering checking this game out, it looks like a good old school MMORPG. However searching through youtube videos etc.. trying to get an idea what the game is like. I get the impression that even though there are many different races to choose from, everybody and their f#*king dog is playing a dragon!! Is it actually this bad in the game or is there more variety to the races people play, because if 99% of the game population is just a bunch of dragons, that's enough to turn me off personally.
JabberWock The Wolf Dragon May 9 @ 5:32am 
Yay istaria on steam!
Fminesta Apr 13 @ 3:10am 
when this game gonna released in steam
Virtrium  [author] Mar 13 @ 5:44pm 
The developers have been hard at work putting together an update package since the release of City Under Siege. All the updates are just about ready, and that's when the team will sit down and sort out their schedule for the rest of the year.
Cokai Mar 13 @ 5:33pm 
Please Developers give us a comment, any information somehow about the status of the game.
Machaeon Feb 6 @ 8:33am 
You see, the thing about dragons is: at max level they are MUCH weaker than a decently leveled non-dragon. So by paying absolutely nothing and playing as a human, you have the capability of utterly thrashing the best dragon players out there. Also the main benefit of being a dragon is: you can fly. That's it. There are biped schools out there that give comparable damage to a dragon's most powerful attack. Dragons have ONE adventure school and THREE craft schools whereas non-dragons have TWENTY EIGHT adventure schools and NINETEEN craft schools - you actually lose out on flexibility as a dragon... so no loss as playing as a free human. All other races are aesthetic.
Simply Morrow Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:02am 
@Samuel Shank, the game doesn't have DLC, nor will probably ever have DLC. It's been running for years and doing pretty good without DLC.
>IG< Box Aviator (TPE) Dec 3, 2014 @ 8:34am 
its finally greenlit, Will there be premium steam DLC For that avalible
Žalvaris Dec 1, 2014 @ 11:13am 
Please support this game, pitch in a few dollars. This game has a small, but lovely community and it needs all the love it can get.
(FLoFF) InsaneChaosRealm™ Nov 8, 2014 @ 2:24pm 
(Sorry for double post) Although I am all for this game and I especially love the dragon part as I think this is the ONLY game where you can play as a dragon in a multiplayer game but the reality is they've probably forgotten about this game and hopes for this returning to us is very slim.
(FLoFF) InsaneChaosRealm™ Nov 8, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
I think we can pretty much scrap the idea of this being on steam, it's been quite a while now and when i say a while, i mean it. The makers of istaria will probably forget about this game and not even bother to put it on steam even if we vote yes on it. So don't go getting your hopes up guys because I highly doubt it will ever happen at least not for the next couple of years or more and even then the game will become HIGHLY out dated compared to the games of today and even more people would forget about it. The only solution would to completely remake the game with modern graphics, re-advertise and that would develop into a bigger community for the game, but other than that I highly doubt it. Sorry guys. Also, haters gonna hate so hating on my comment is useless as i'm just proving something.
CarlosRegueraDJ Nov 5, 2014 @ 5:14pm 
Voted! it looks really cool!
Always the Mage Nov 2, 2014 @ 10:14am 
Istaria is an old-school, challenging and strategic MMO. It has a lot of interesting features - a large, seamless world where you can buy and build on land, many unusual races like dragons, dryads, and satyrs, and an incredible assortment of classes you can combine as you choose (for all bipedial races) as well as a deep and complex crafting system.

You can play as a human for free - you'll have access to practically the entire game with no meaningful restrictions. Other races require a subscription to play, but with the exception of dragons (who have their own combat class and crafting classes) the difference is largely aesthetic.
>IG< Box Aviator (TPE) Oct 25, 2014 @ 5:21pm 
SUPERMEGAULTRAMONKEYNINJAEPIC
FluffyWizard Oct 19, 2014 @ 7:15am 
I'm a dragon and I approve this game! =^,...,^=
Cynder Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:41am 
Oh and this game is FREEE!
Cynder Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:40am 
The first time I entered Istaria as a dragon everything around me was like alive! I can't wait till it comes out for steam!!
Tarax00 Oct 8, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
Ill definitly get this when and if it comes here :)
Ravemaster99 Sep 25, 2014 @ 6:12pm 
I dabbled in Istaria once upon a time. Good stuff. Interesting, full of new concepts. Liked it.
Savior Sep 20, 2014 @ 8:09pm 
Really excited to play.
1. Love dragons
2. Looks pretty good!
Cant wait!
Strategos Six ETERNAL FLAME BABY Sep 14, 2014 @ 5:12pm 
How long till i can buy this on STEAM
๖ۣۜMr. ๖ۣۜSir Sep 12, 2014 @ 3:16am 
@Jay this game has a monthly fee so you can play online with others.
xXJayty07Xx Sep 7, 2014 @ 11:29am 
Looks absolotly amazing, im still questioning if its a free or payed geme but has a great consept and looks like i would be a good game.
Sorn Drakklo Sep 4, 2014 @ 7:12pm 
I played this along time ago when it was new it is a wonderfull game. A bit dated on the grafics but the game play is sound. A very good crafting system. I would probly play it agin if the dragon was F2P but with many new games coming out like Archeage it would be hard to pull me back.
Bardrick Aug 18, 2014 @ 3:34pm 
It's a great game, but it definitely needs more advertising.
I don't really like free to play games. In my honest opinion $10/month isn't alot for an MMO and humans are completely free to play.
nutmut Aug 12, 2014 @ 2:04pm 
I think it should be f2p except charecter slots and the dragon race with a micro transition shop
Dragon Protector Aug 10, 2014 @ 6:54pm 
this needs to be f2p cash shop like dragons prophet i really want to play this game and be a dragon :)
hentayschik Aug 10, 2014 @ 7:30am 
good game