You've read the books and have seen the epic movies that pitch wizard and warrior, adventurer and storyteller against the ghouls and goblins of a dangerous fantasy world. Now enter the fantasy world of Horizons: Empire of Istaria to live your own epic adventure, searching to make your mark and carve your name in the annals of legends.
Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world.
The Istarian Empire is filled with cities and towns, castles and strongholds, villages and mystical structures, stretching from the tropical forests to the northern icy tundra. You take control of an adventurer of one of the many races that inhabit the civilized empire, choose your path - Explorer, Miner, Craftsmen, Wizard, Warrior, or Settler of the new frontier. The empire awaits your service, and the newly discovered untamed frontier awaits your bravery. Live in the crafted world of the empire or venture to the new land and create your own empire.
Millions of customizations on features that include - armor, weapons, buildings, towns, land, character size and shape, hair, and skin
Layered clothing and armor to create millions of unique appearance combinations
Tradeskills ranging from weapons and armor to construction of cities, large defensive towers and transportation devices including portals to the far reaches of the world
Open-ended school based skill system allowing players to start in one of the basic schools and advance into the many prestigious professions of the land with the freedom to switch between professions at any time
Build cities and towns in the new frontier, customizing each land as the players choose
Advanced community tools, allowing complete management of player guilds/associations/towns including in-game/out-of-game mail and broadcast features, and a host of group management tools
Cinematic combat and magic displaying excellent visual indicators of your blows, dodges, blocks and spells
Advanced AI system that allows for dynamic NPC interaction with the world and players
Intuitive and customizable interface with hundreds of options to customize your game experience
Dynamic world, cataclysmic events, ethereal creations, hordes of invading creatures, all changing the appearance and function of the world in real-time
Dynamic Quest engine allowing players to gain knowledge and skill of the world or to chase the ultimate dream of acquiring land, riches, equipment and fame of epic proportions