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Arcat
post Sat, Aug 18 2007, 08:51
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Hi Folks,

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Like the proverbial phoenix (dragon?) that continually rises from the ashes, Horizons: Empire of Istaria is poised to take flight once again. Purchased just over one year ago by EI Interactive, the game has languished with no updates, billing errors and poor community support until recently when Virtrium, LLC purchased Horizons and all remaining assets from Tulga Games. The players have been wondering, though: exactly who is Virtrium?


http://gamersinfo.net/index.php?art/id:1837

http://www.virtrium.com/

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Arcat


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Soresha
post Sat, Aug 18 2007, 09:53
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Hehe seems I found it the same time you did. That company page doesn't say much though.

Last night I was going through old Horizons screenies for an archive on my flickr account, and somehow ended up explaining what lairs were to a US Vanguard friend on MSN (he was seriously impressed). I told him it was a dead game. Life is strange sometimes!

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Mimmi
post Sat, Aug 18 2007, 17:17
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QUOTE(Soresha @ Sat, Aug 18 2007, 08:53) *
Hehe seems I found it the same time you did. That company page doesn't say much though.

Last night I was going through old Horizons screenies for an archive on my flickr account, and somehow ended up explaining what lairs were to a US Vanguard friend on MSN (he was seriously impressed). I told him it was a dead game. Life is strange sometimes!

Sor

If atari hasent pused it out of beta so early i think it have been a good game with ppl in it

If they have made the world dynamic like they wantet it to be but the mastermind behind the game engine left due to atari so the game was dead from the start of release...
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Mattrim
post Thu, Aug 23 2007, 16:55
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Hey Guys!

So I see you have gotten the news?

They have brought back up the blight shard for testing, and Ive heard rumors that they will get EU server back on too later on.

If so happends, care to join me in the real crafting world? =)

everyone had a good summer btw? Ive started studying and im stuck at a university for atleast 3 years now, *sigh* hope you have better luck than me!

Cya around guys!
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Mimmi
post Thu, Aug 23 2007, 17:24
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QUOTE(Mattrim @ Thu, Aug 23 2007, 15:55) *
Hey Guys!

So I see you have gotten the news?

They have brought back up the blight shard for testing, and Ive heard rumors that they will get EU server back on too later on.

If so happends, care to join me in the real crafting world? =)

everyone had a good summer btw? Ive started studying and im stuck at a university for atleast 3 years now, *sigh* hope you have better luck than me!

Cya around guys!


If they bring the eu servers back with all as it was i pay for it just to support them but if David Bowman get somthing to say i dont pay for enything.
and hope they fix horizons more.

And David Bowman needs bullit to his head

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Mattrim
post Fri, Aug 24 2007, 09:05
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goodie =) Elspeth and Ariadne in DR have started playing again, on chaos shard nw but when euro shard get up we might see each other there.

And yes, David Bowman is a master at destroying games!
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metagruen
post Fri, Aug 24 2007, 13:15
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I wonder if the old database and char info is lost forever...
Bringing back a EU server is one thing. But having to start from scratch... no thanks.
If they worked enough on the game client to make it run smooth, some graphical enhancements, enhancements to the system overall... it might even be a nice thing to look at again.
But it would be no option for me, if I did not get back the stuff we worked so hard for... esp. Tavu... the plots.... everything...


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Arcat
post Sat, Aug 25 2007, 10:43
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I think they got enough work on their hands.
Setting up a new shard might take some time, merging probably even more.

Still, if Unity goes up after 1 year of downtime it would be nice. I doubt it tho.

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8-Ball: Very doubtful.
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tramsan
post Sat, Aug 25 2007, 15:11
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Well, let's put it like this.... Where Unity formerly had absolutely zero chance of ever getting brought up again, it now has at least a snowball's chance in hell with this purchase. wink.gif


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