Season of Rebirth - Prelude

Spring is upon us, and it's to no surprise to any Cyntara veteran that when the news page of the Cyntara website goes radio silent for more than a few weeks that big plans are being made; this year is no exception to that rule! The Cyntara staff is excited to share the details of our future update plans with our players. But first, we would like to make a very special announcement:

We are incredibly excited to have invited Silence to be a full-time member of the Cyntara development team. Being a full-time member of the Cyntara development team, Silence now has full access to the entire Cyntara world map! We strongly believe that with his developer ability and creative prowess will benefit Cyntara's gameworld immensely from here on out!

Furthermore, as a testament to his commitment and his vision, we would like to congratulate Silence in his promotion to a Community Manager position! This is just the prelude to what we are prepared to share with our fans. Spring has brought the Cyntara staff a lot of change, planning, and restructuring.

What could summer bring?


New Home

In light of the consistent connection quality issues Cyntara was experiencing from our previous dedicated server provider, Cyntara has been migrated to a new dedicated server based in Europe. The connection quality issues were not limited to this dedicated server provider, but to the entire US backbone. With the server migration, we have also released Patch #6.

This marks a very interesting point in Cyntara's history. Cyntara has never been hosted in Europe, and we look forward to seeing some new faces from across the Atlantic. We are currently unsure whether or not we will keep Cyntara hosted in Europe for the rest of our course, or if this is a temporary move, or even the start of something else.

We appreciate all of your love and support over the last few weeks, and we look forward to bringing you guys some new content in the near future!

A month of Cyntara 9

Cyntara has come a long way in the past month since our ninth version has been released. First and foremost, the Cyntara Staff would like to thank you, the players, for your dedication, devotion, and support through this first month. We have had some setbacks, and we have had a lot of improvements. With this post, we would like to recap some of the biggest changes that have been made to Cyntara, and share some insight as to what we have in store for our players in the near future.

What have we seen in the past month?

In Patch #2 we introduced nearly two dozen bug fixes. Even more exciting, we introduced item information popovers - an awesome feature where you are able to read equipment information including which enchantments the item has on character pages. Players are able to check and see exactly what their friends and enemies will be packing when they are out adventuring.

Patch #3 not only brought another dozen bug fixes, but we hardened the server's security and backup mechanisms even further than before. We ran into a speed bump here, and many man hours were spent in customer support dealings and ensuring the server continue to operate as smoothly as possible. Our player's love for Cyntara shone bright and we made it through united.

Most recently, we released Patch #4, which brought major adjustments to Knights and Paladins; this change was especially crucial for beginning and low level Knights and Paladins, which were appearing to struggle in early gameplay. This patch also brought us the Cyntara Casino above the temple! Players are now able to gamble with Cyntara Coins in a variety of fun and unique games. For those addicted to the dice, there are multiple dice game NPCs; the Wheel of Fortune is perfect for players that love fancy effects; for those that love a bit of strategy, Blackjack is the perfect choice! As for any kind of gambling, be sure to leave the table while you've made a winning.

What would we like to see come in the next month?

The Cyntara Staff has been working on a lot of brand new content for players; behind the scenes, we have been been creating new maps, monsters, bosses, quests, and puzzles. Silence has graciously been contributing beautiful map work, while Diath has been putting a special focus on Bosses with AI.

Along with this new content, we will be putting a focus on repeatable quest-event hybrids - tentatively called Dungeons.

Players will be able to form teams to fight through a mapped area of unique creatures, often times solving a puzzle and reaching a final boss. The bosses will often-times sport some fancy AI with unique events and conditions. Dungeons will be available for all sorts of level ranges and party sizes, and will be repeatable with a variable cooldown. Dungeons will also provide a way for players to more easily earn valuables such as Cyntara Coins, Orbs of Enchantment, and Crystals of Enchantment.
The idea of dungeons is still in its infancy and likely to change a bit. Of course, in the initial release of these Dungeons there will be few options, we will always be able to add new dungeons in the future!

Finally, we are proud to announce that we will have our own Cyntara Banner posted on the OT server list. We have been blessed to receive a banner from Shiva Shadowsong to showcase Cyntara on the server list.

Of course, we have a lot of awesome stuff in store for Cyntara that we have chosen to keep our lips sealed about! Everything will be revealed in time!

Cyntara Discord Chat!

With the launch of Cyntara 9 being a little more than a week away, the Cyntara staff has re-evaluated how it stays in-touch with its players. The continued communication and connectivity of our community is one of Cyntara's strongest assets as a server; a lot of players have friends they met on Cyntara that they consider family.
In the past, we have utilized Ventrilo, Mumble, and Teamspeak; we have also utilized Kik to keep in-touch with players through our mobile devices for the last two years or so. Today, we're announcing a major change in how the staff will continue to communicate with its players.

We will be adopting an official Discord Chat for Cyntara.
You can join us at the link here.
or share our link! -

For those not familiar with the Discord app; Discord is a free-to-use Text AND Voice chat service targeted toward online gaming communities that can be used as a downloaded application OR used in a web browser! It's an effective alternate option for both TeamSpeak and Skype. For more information regarding Discord, we encourage you to take a look at their features page.

You can find information regarding the Cyntara Discord Chat on the Downloads page.

We look forward to hearing from you on Discord!

A Brave New World

The last thing I remember… It was a bright light, it started as a small light in the sky. It got bigger, and bigger, until I couldn't see anything; nobody could see anything. When the blinding light finally subsided, the ties to our past had somehow unraveled and disseminated. The next question soon arose - where am I?

I'm surrounded by fire, yet I cannot feel the heat; only a cool breeze emanates, its origin, outwardly inconceivable. As I continue on my lone path, it becomes plainly obvious that I am the only person here… The only human, at least. As I continue my steady pace, the same thought keeps creeping up from the back of my mind. Am I the only one left? No. I must stop. My sanity can handle no more than what I'm witnessing before my eyes; I must not think of it. As I continue forward I am met by a set of stairs; ascend them, it is the only option. What I witnessed next took my breath away at an instant. A rather large landing with narrow pathways, inhabited by ghosts.. or spirits.. or.. something. The ethereal creatures float above the ground, appearing to be nothing but orbs of light; shaded in red, and few white; appear to be wandering aimlessly. The creatures identify as nothing more than Frozen. What was I doing in this, of all places? Why am I stuck in some sort of, what can only be explained as purgatory with the Frozen?

As I was wandering through this Farplane, I gaze met with a large structure; a massive statue of a demonic-looking bunny. It spoke softly in a fortuitous voice: "Lay a hand on me, and you will be blessed with experience." The voice, as impersonal and foreign it sounded to me, felt somehow familiar. With little hesitation, I laid my hand upon the cold, inert statue. The longer my hand laid on the statue, the more vehemently my mind started to ask the question: "Where am I? … How did I get here?" The thought slowly started to consume my consciousness, I couldn't distract myself from it; it became my entire reality for what seemed like forever… Only a moment had passed, and the prevailing thought escaped my lips without my knowing; I had asked the statue. A voice softly spoke to me; not the statue, a voice I had heard before. This voice sounded even more familiar than the statue's voice. It almost sounded like… I let out a gasp. It was my own voice.

The voice told me, "You're in Cyntara."

"Cyntara? … Well, how did I get here?"

The voice guided, perfectly, "Well, that's simple, Red. You're The Great Creator."