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Welcome, wanderer, to the fascinating world of Nostalther, a massive multiplayer online role playing game. Take the role of a valorous adventurer, explore a huge realm of magic and mystery and make friends with people from all over the world! To start playing sign up for a free account. See you in Nostalther!

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Jan 23 2024

Housing System Changes


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After much thought and gathering feedback from @everyone in the community regarding the statue of the housing market on the server at the moment, a number of changes currently in the works will be coming to the server soon. The goal of these changes isn't to try and negatively impact anyone, but to instead just provide a more fair ground regarding house ownership on the server. These changes will be aimed to be implemented by February 1st. 

To purchase a house, you will require a premium account. Small houses with 1 or fewer beds and 25 or fewer tiles will no longer be available to free account players. A new limit will also be introduced that prevents the purchase of more than 3 houses on a single account. In theory, this would allow for up to 1 guild hall, 1 house on the mainland, and 1 house on Rookgaard, but the houses you choose could simply be 3 mainland houses. This will not impact any existing houses that are owned but will prevent the purchase of more on characters within that account. Sleeping in beds will require a premium account. If you are a free account player, you can still have access to house/guildhall beds by being invited to the respective house, but you cannot sleep in them. The premium account feature of being able to eat extra food will remain unchanged. Players who currently own more than 3 houses per account are encouraged to begin organising sale or transfer of some of these houses to an alternate account. If assistance is required transferring the houses to alternate accounts you have, you can contact me for assistance.

The [!buyhouse] chat command will be removed, and instead, houses will be purchasable using an auction system from the House/Houses section on the website. This will prevent people from sniping/hoarding houses for a low cost and will instead provide a fair option for all who wish to bid on a house. A house auction end time will be at server save 5 days from when the auction began. If a player bids on a house but fails to pay the auction price and the first month's rent when the auction ends, the account will receive an account ban for 7 days. Excessive abuse/interference of intentional auction spoiling may result in further action. Similar to how rent is paid, the money for the auction and the first week's rent will need to be in the depot of the town the house belongs to.

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The [!sellhouse] chat command will also be removed, and instead, an option to transfer/sell houses from the House/Houses section of the website will be available. If you look up the house you own on the website, you will be able to see a section to specify a character you wish to transfer the house to and a price if you want to sell the house. You will be able to transfer houses to other characters on your own account as well. When creating a house transfer request, the target player will have until server save 3 days from when the request was created. If the house transfer request is not accepted, the house transfer request will be canceled. The owner of the house and the target player will both have the option to decline the offer; however, if the offer is accepted, there will be no way to cancel the transaction from that point on.

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Some fixes to how rent is paid have also been made. The rent due date will now be 1 month from when rent was due, instead of when rent was paid. This closes an abusable 7-day window of being able to pay rent on the last day of rent payment warnings, effectively getting up to 7 days of free rent. Furthermore, if a player loses premium account time, the rent due date for any houses they own will be brought forward, and the player will begin receiving rent warning notices. This will give you 7 days to add more premium time to your account or otherwise lose ownership of the house.
Dec 07 2023

Screenshot Contest

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As we approach the holiday season, we're thrilled to host a small event for you to celebrate and have a chance to win exciting prizes both in and outside Nostalther.

There are no specific theme requirements for this contest; feel free to showcase anything interesting. To inspire you, submissions could range from house decorations, in-game roleplay, PvP highlights, hunting moments, rare and interesting item showcases, to holiday season adventures.


The submitted screenshots will be judged and scored by our team members and some impartial friends.

Prizes for the top scorers are as follows:

1st Place: Shield of Honour, Gold Medal, 200 Nostalther Point Scroll, and $30 USD
2nd Place: Shield of Honour, Silver Medal, 100 Nostalther Point Scroll, and $20 USD
3rd Place: Shield of Honour, Bronze Medal, 50 Nostalther Point Scroll, and $10 USD

The prize money for the contest will be provided via PayPal. If the winning contestant does not have PayPal available, other means of receiving this prize will be organized.

Submit your screenshots to the Nostalther Violet Gallery at  by Server Save Jan 1, 2024, 5:00 UTC.


Rules & Guidelines
  1. Image submissions should be the full game window or cropped to be no smaller than the full game window. Staff may adjust some images to suit.
  2. Image submissions can be a compilation or collage but must comply with the above and at least retain a reasonable aspect ratio.
  3. Image quality should not be lowered, avoid stretching or shrinking beyond a reasonable amount to retain image quality.
  4. Players can make as many submissions as they like, but acceptance is not guaranteed if they do not meet the requirements of these rules and guidelines.
  5. Image submissions should not contain any content or material that is external to the game, such as external graphics, text, apps, etc. If screenshots are being taken from a CAM Recording playback, please also avoid capturing the text displayed from the CAM Recording playback speed/skip controls.
  6. All accepted image submissions will be viewable from the Galley on the Nostalther Violet website.
  7. By making any image submissions, you are agreeing for the images to be shared on the Website Gallery and/or Facebook and Social media.
  8. Content depicted in all submissions must also comply with the Nostalther Rules. Any accounts that are banned or found to have been breaking any rules will be removed from the contest.


If you miss the chance to take your screenshot while in game, you can Re-play your Cam recordings to capture your moment. Some instructions on how to use the Cam player can be found HERE

Take Screenshots by pressing Windows Key+Shift+S. Another great tool is ShareX, which is a free, open source application which is great for capturing screenshots and video recordings HERE


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From Server Save on December 11 2023 at 5:00AM UTC, Santa will be visiting Nostalther.

Santa and his helper will be in all towns on the mainland, as well as Rookgaard, handing out gifts until Server Save on January 1st 2024. Be sure to pay him a visit and ask for a present.

Santas presence has also attracted the greedy little hands of the Grynch Clan Goblins who've been terrorising players and stealing gifts. Help recover the gives and return them to Santa's little helper to receive a special Christmas token that can be exchanged for a Christmas bundle containing several small goodies, as well as some other exclusive items. 

Christmas trees will also be available for purchase from furniture stores during this time. 

Happy Holidays!

Nov 08 2023

Dear players,

As we know you have many questions concerning the recent DDoS attacks we have decided to set up this collection of FAQ. We hope they cover as many of your questions as possible.


What are DDoS attacks?
The letters DDoS stand for "Distributed Denial of Service". An attacker sends large amounts of data to the target server. The goal is to stop the targeted server from providing the service, thus 'denying the service' to all those who try to connect to it. Simply think of it as a traffic jam of sorts. 


What are your counter measures?
The first and most immediate level is to upgrade and improve our own hardware and software. We are working hard and fast to improve our system. We have already made significant progress. At this point of time our first priority is to ensure that the game is running smoothly again.


When will the problem be solved?
From server save today (November 8th 5AM UTC) further hosting upgrades are being performed. As a result of this, server save on this date may be a little longer than usual. You may also be required to restart/update your client to be be able to log back in after server save.



How do these DDoS attacks affect me?
You will mainly notice lags and even kicks in the game, though it is also possible that DDoS attacks may cause delays when loading our website or login problems on the website and in game.


Is Nostalther being hacked? Has the attacker access to my account data?
No, Nostalther is not being hacked. DDoS attacks have nothing to do with hacking. Do not worry - nobody can get access to your account because of such attacks. Your account will be well protected.


Do you know the attacker?
As this is a legal matter, we cannot provide this information.


Will there be resets due to DDoS attacks?
No. As server resets affect all players, some who may be more impacted by a reset. 


While hunting is too dangerous, what else can we do in the meantime?
We are quite aware that we cannot give you an answer to this question that is truly satisfactory. If a major part of the game turns out to be too dangerous, a major part of the fun in game is reduced as well. We know that and we certainly regret it. 



Why do the attacks have such an impact?
One reason is that an internet game has to cope with completely different challenges than sites like YouTube or Twitch. It makes no difference if the website takes longer to load. Unfortunately, 'slower' is not an option for an internet game.


Why haven't we been informed earlier about the nature of the kicks?
When facing exceptional technical circumstances, the first objective is to analyse and to collect all relevant facts before publishing an official statement. We have to admit that we initially underestimated the seriousness and the extent of the attacks as well as the trouble they were able to cause. As we now have a clear view on the nature, extent and origin of the attacks, we decided to inform you as comprehensively as possible.


My character died because of this. What can I do?
If you have been affected by the attacks, please create a ticket on Discord: https://discord.com/channels/647350376408023040/1123951220445417612
Sep 10 2023

Happy Anniversary

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REMINDER:
Make sure you have re-downloaded the new client from the 4th of September. 
If you are using this client already, make sure to restart the client to check for updates automatically.

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We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your incredible support. It's been an amazing journey, and we've come a long way in just one year. Your unwavering belief in us has fuelled our growth and determination. As we celebrate this milestone, we want you to know that we're here to stay, and our commitment to serving you remains as strong as ever. With your continued support, we look forward to many more years of success and collaboration. Thank you for being a vital part of our journey, and here's to a bright future together!

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The Helmet of the Ancients quest has long been known as a challenging adventure with an underwhelming reward. For years, brave adventurers embarked on this difficult journey, only to find themselves with a helmet that didn't quite match the effort put in. However, in response to the feedback and dedication of the player community, the helmet has undergone significant changes to make it a more worthwhile reward. The true extent of the enhancements will be up to the players to discover. The Helmet of the Ancients now offers a more satisfying experience for those dedicated players.

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We are thrilled to announce the long-awaited opening of Mac Noodles, a delightful food shop that pays homage to the rich lore of Tibia. Inspired by the tales and adventures within the game, Mac Noodles offers a mouth-watering menu that combines creativity and flavour to transport you to the fantastical world of Tibia. With savoury dishes reminiscent of iconic in-game locations, we invite you to savour the taste of adventure with every bite. Join us as we bring the magic of Tibia to your dining experience, and embark on a culinary journey like no other at Mac Noodles!

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Further to the announcement above, we've also added exciting new food items to enhance your RPG experience. Whether you're a knight, paladin, or mage, there is something for everyone. Some of these items can be bought, while others can only be looted from monsters, adding an element of excitement to your culinary quests. So, fuel up and enjoy this tasty update – because heroes need good food to conquer challenges!

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H.L. has undergone a modern makeover! In response to player feedback, HL now extends even better offers to trusted friends, making your interactions more rewarding. But that's not all – HL is now open to trade with everyone, including the formidable women adventurers of our world. So, whether you're an old friend or a newcomer, come visit HL and experience the updated and inclusive trading experience!

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Prepare yourselves, for the realm is about to be engulfed in chaos! The malevolent demon Orshabaal, ancient and relentless, is on the brink of invading our lands. As the dark clouds gather and the ground trembles, heroes must unite like never before to face this formidable foe. Gear up, sharpen your swords, and summon your most potent spells, for the battle against Orshabaal promises to be a showdown of epic proportions. The fate of our world hangs in the balance, and the suspense for this impending invasion is electrifying. Are you ready to stand against the darkness and emerge victorious?
Sep 04 2023

New Modern Client

A new updated version of Modern Client has been released. This new client will require re-downloading from the website.

Please re-download the new client ASAP, as the old client will soon longer longer be able to connect to the server!

The new client has improvements to the walking mechanics. Issues with movement speed calculations with side stepping have been resolved and should now no longer create a rubber-banding effect when side stepping. Further to this, the behaviour for how paralyse is dispelled has been correct. Paralyse should be removed at the end of your current walk animation. The old client was changing speed locally which would cause some additional rubber banding. The new client now refreshes your speed at the end of your current step for more a more realistic behaviour.



The Cam Recording/Playback Controls module have also been improved. Cam Record files will now save any play from the same folder and will no longer require copying from the record location to the playback location. Cam records will now be saved in the applications AppData directory. Buttons have been updated in the client Play Cams menu to create a shortcut to this location, as well as open the records folder for ease of use. Further to this, Cam Playback Controls have now also been added. You can now increase/crease the cam playback speed with the Page Up and Page Down key. You can also skip 60 seconds of play time at the current playback speed  using the Home key (Eg it will skip 120 seconds if the current playback speed is set to 2x) and reset the current playback speed to 1x and show the current Cam timestamp using the End key.




Various minor GUI fixes and adjustments have also been made to improve that nostalgic feel of the client. Changes of this nature will continue to come and update automatically when opening the client.

Further to these changes, improved security settings have also been made on this client to not only fight off and prevent cheaters using external software, but also assist staff with investigation into use of such activities.

The new client uses a new working directory, so users will need to create a backup of their minimap file and save it to the new client's working directory. Instructions for this can be found here


Please be sure to re-download the latest client as soon as possible from the website 

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