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Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player
Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:56am
Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:04pm
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Niesa's Fate
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 15 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 (20)
May 1, 2017 @ 4:20pm
Lose the Pay to Play content
Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:18am
Is it worth returning to Istaria?
Apr 2 @ 6:12am
short list of 'facts' about this game
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Dragon Protector Mar 29 @ 1:13pm 
i hope they get rid of sub as then i play more.
Maelstrom Vortex Mar 28 @ 2:16pm 
The game is still evolving.
Dragon Protector May 23, 2017 @ 5:36pm 
I am/was as cannot play currently due to no sub
Dinosaur May 23, 2017 @ 2:25am 
Are people still playing this game?
Dragon Protector May 2, 2017 @ 6:46pm 
When will this be on steam?
DynamicDragon Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:01am 
I played this game a few years ago...It would be better off as an entirely a free to play game with no caps.
Virtrium  [author] Apr 24, 2017 @ 2:11pm 
O nível máximo para qualquer personagem é o nível 100. Istaria sempre teve mecânica de jogo que permitem jogar solo, bem como jogar em grupo. Você encontrará a maioria dos jogadores no servidor Chaos. Apreciar!
Harfoot Apr 5, 2017 @ 12:54pm 
Virtrium, qual o lvl maximo do jogo? é possivel aproveitar jogando solo?(geralmente jogos antigos tem baixa população)

Liseth Mar 25, 2017 @ 5:18pm 
The free to play access has been changed so that any race can be played up till level 15.
InsaneChaosRealm Mar 25, 2017 @ 4:51pm 
@Virtrium. Isn't that where you can only play as humans? If that's the case then that isn't what everyone is after. I think Istaria is mainly popular due to the playable dragons and I'm actually convinced Istaria is the only MMORPG that lets you play as the dragons