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So cool that you're thinking of returning.  Be sure to contact Virtrium with a support ticket so that they can add some trial time to your account once you get everything downloaded (support.istaria.com).  That's probably the first step toward a good way to get restarted.

My second piece of advice is to not dive right in with your old characters, but to start a new character and play the game at least through until you get to Bristugo and do the quests up to the 30's.  There's been so much that has changed in those levels, and more changes with every patch, that depending on where you left your "old" characters and how long ago you played, you may feel so lost that it's frustrating to just try to return and pick up where you left off.  Loot was even recently revamped so that players get both new types of loot items and can get coin faster when they want to be hunting just to get enough coin to buy what they want (be it a plot or gear).

Remember that Istaria is a very cooperative game, so one of your best bets is to join the chat channels in game and start talking to people there.  You should soon find a group of people that are online and playing at the same time you are and have probably created a guild.  If you do, building in a guild community is the absolute cheapest way to get a plot.  But there are non-guild plots all around the world that vary greatly in price depending on the size of the plot and how far it is from a portal.  

With the recent portal revamp, for example, the island of Genevia may have just the size and price of plot to fit your needs, and is much easier to get to now that Genevia is a "second hub".

The other thing to note is that depending on how long ago you left, many quests have been changed, updated, etc, in the last few years, so if you do decide to play your old characters, start by cancelling any quests you have active because the quest has probably changed since you played last.

And again, the best piece of advice that anyone can give anyone who has recently returned to Istaria after being away for even a few months is to join the player chat channel that has the highest number of people online (this is usually Marketplace and New Player) and start talking to people in game.  Istaria has one of the best (if not the best) communities of any MMO out there and it is the players that have built that reputation. :)

Istaria is "the dragon game" as someone mentioned abovve.  It has also been called "a crafting game" and "a housing game" and "a sandbox game", and a whole host of other descriptions that try to classify it.

Only those who play a game for it's graphics tend t call it "out-dated", as the game does use the same graphics style that it did when it was first released.

To be quite blunt about it, your best off trying the game and seeing for yourself what you think of it.  Because it does have the option for you to play for a long time for free (so long as you create just a human character), you can take as much time as you would like to check out and explore the game.  If you decide you like it, or want to try a dragon character (which plays very differently from a biped character), you can add a subscription for a month and try a dragon too on the same account.

Really playing for yourself is the only way to really know what any game is like and if it fits what you are looking for.

Hi there,

 

I'd suggest that you post your questions on the Istaria forums, or submit a support ticket wtih them because I'm not aware of any quest with that name.  And it sounds like the backpack question is one that should be explained as part of the regular tutorial.

Another great way of getting questions answered quickly is to join the New Player chat channel in game.  Usually players in game will offer to help with items you need or quests you're trying to do if you ask.

As Dalimond isn't the right content range for a level 20 something character, you won't be offered quests by hanging out there.

However, I'd like to suggest that the best thing to do is join chat channels and talk to the players in game with you at the time they are playing.  This is usually the best way to find out what's going on, or get help when you are stuck.  Istaria is a very social game, so if you don't communicate with others while online, you'll often feel lost and alone out there in a great big world. ;)

No offense intended toward the great people on these forums, but this is the sort of thing that should be handled by contacting Vitrium itself via a support ticket.

You would use the same login that you created to access the game to get to support.  The website is support.istaria.com.

Works with my Vista machine just fine.

 The thing about a model like what Turbine has done is that they base their business model on frequent "must purchase" expansions.  Turbine has a large enough development team that they can be working on large enough expansion packs to put out a couple times a year that players who want the new content must pay to purchase.  What's been interesting to me to follow is how with the most recent such expansion (Mirkwood), the marketing has seemed to be getting a bit more "desperate" than happened with, say, the Moria expansion.  Don't get me wrong, I love their "once and done" subscription offer, and took advantage of it right from day one.  But they've also gotten quite a bit more out of me money wise since then that I'm still not quite sure that I've actually "saved" anything in the time I've been playing.  I'd have to calculate months played times normal subscription fee, and compare that to the initial outlay plus the expansions to know for sure, but at this point I think Turbine and I are pretty even, actually.

 

Hmm... interesting thought.

There are two options here if you have a character created already.

1) There is a launcher in your install folder that you can use instead of the website.  It should say HorizonsLauncher.exe.

2) You can use IE and try changing various check boxes.  For example, if .NET is checked, uncheck it.  Or vice versa.  Some people find help one way, some another, and I can't seem to remember which is which.

If you have no characters, right now you're stuck with just the internet explorer option, I'm afraid.  That's currently the only way to create a new character.

If none of these things works, submitting a support ticket should get you a response and some help from CS.  I've found them to be pretty prompt in their responses, or you could post on their forums and get help from the player community there.

With all due respect, I have to say that you are sadly mistaken.

The proof, however, is in the patch notes.  There has been more than "just bug fixes" for months now, in all areas.

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