Virtrium LLC - Rick Simmons, President / CEO, rick.simmons@virtrium.com


April 10, 2012 PHOENIX, Arizona - Virtrium LLC announced today changes to the region known as Lesser Aradoth, lands that players of levels 10 through 25 use to advance their character.

In an ongoing effort to make the new player experience smoother, we’ve incorporated many changes to the first main island that players will encounter. “We've wanted to update this island with new storylines for a while, and this update does that,” said Heather Rothwell, Producer of Istaria. “In addition to tying the whole area together with one large story arch, we’ve added many smaller stories out of both Kion and Sslanis. These stories will help players build their own unique character’s story within the framework of the game.” Dozens of new quests have been included with this update, as well as refining the monster spawns so that players will be guided from Kion to Sslanis, and around the island to Bridgeview.

This also smooths out the transition to the previously revamped “tier 2” (levels 20 to 40) region around Bristugo and the Dalimond peninsula. With some overlap in content, players now have a choice of when to move on to higher level monsters so that they will have adventuring content more consistent with various play styles.

More information about Istaria can be found at http://www.istaria.com/

ABOUT VIRTRIUM - Virtrium LLC, founded in July 2006, is a privately held software development company founded to support the games and technology behind the massively multi-player online games market. Virtrium brings real, applied experience in technology design, development and implementation for the software and techniques behind MMO products – as well as experience behind product launch and continued development in a live, production environment. The company's mission is to provide software technologies and support services that enable the growth of niche entertainment products within the massively multi-player online games market. To find out more about Virtrium LLC, visit http://www.virtrium.com.

ABOUT ISTARIA: CHRONICLES OF THE GIFTED - Released in December 2003 as Horizons: Empire of Istaria and renamed in 2008 as Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, Istaria boasts a dedicated following of players worldwide. 2008 saw a significant crafting expansion, massive plot revamp and the re-branding as Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, demonstrating Virtrium's deep commitment to expand development and re-establish story as a significant feature of the game world. The ability to play as a flying Ancient Dragon, coupled with comprehensive crafting and community construction, allows Istaria fans to experience, explore and create a world epic in scope. Players are able to take on the role of Dragon, or one of 10 other races ranging from the lawful Elf to dark Fiends, as well as more unusual forms, such as the cat-like Saris and horned Satyr. For more information on Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted, visit http://www.istaria.com