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Istaria Interview Focuses on the Transition from "Horizons"

Posted Tue, Apr 15, 2008 by Ethec

Fewer problems on the Horizon?

Jonric at RPG Vault has posted another stellar interview where he sits down with Vitrium's Rick Simmons, discussing the company's efforts to rehabilitate a fantasy MMORPG that has certainly had its share of problems, Istaria, or the game formerly known as Horizons: Empire of Istaria. Regarding the name change:

We're not trying to escape from any issues of the past; in fact, this change is in keeping with what we've been doing since Virtrium took ownership, which is to make the game a whole lot better. Some changes are about the gameworld, such as our recent expansion with the Confectioner update, while others are about support features, like our complete overhaul of the billing system.

Horizons remains the only MMORPG where you can play and level a dragon, so - vehement ribbing aside- there's definitely something special there. Hopefully Vitrium can successfully recast a game that's been disappointing hopefuls since 2003.

Read this Istaria interview at RPG Vault in its entirety.


The more things change...

Press Release, Official Announcements
Tue, Apr 15, 2008
Ethec

Fewer problems on the Horizon?

Features, Interviews
Tue, Apr 15, 2008
Ethec

Time for a new horizon?

A new game update for Horizons has recently gone live.

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Mon, Apr 07, 2008
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Who now? Horizons?

There's a new game update for fans of Horizons: Empire of Istaria today.

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Tue, Mar 25, 2008
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