In Astonia III, players assume the role of a battle-hardened warrior or a powerful mage caught up in a great battle between good and evil that has left the once-mighty empire of Aston in ruins. The experience gained as characters solve quests, discover new places, and kill evil monsters can be applied to raise any of a large number of attributes, skills and spells. Characters gain rank and power, qualifying them for better and more powerful equipment for the new and greater challenges that lie ahead.
- Play as either a great mage or fearsome warrior on a quest to become one of the famed Seyan'Du
- Join a Club or a Clan and take part in optional raids or wars against other Clans
- PvE focus means no PvP combat unless you want it
- Free to play, with optional subscription fees for premium content
In the fantasy world of Astonia III, players can choose to become either mighty warriors or powerful wizards, questing to become an Archwarrior, Archwizard or one of the few chosen Seyan'Du, which combines the powers of both. Beginning in a relatively peaceful area of the empire, players will slowly work their way into ever-wilder areas of the countryside, meeting and battling banshees, swampthings, goblins, dwarves, demons and more, and may even find themselves entering the dark city of Exkordon, from which no traveler has returned.
Astonia III supports both Clubs and Clans, Clubs being more of a casual social organization while Clans can hold clan halls, conduct raids through exclusive clan catacombs, engage in wars with other Clans, confer special bonuses to members and offer other benefits. While only two classes are available, players can advance through a number of skills and eventually take on unique professions like Alchemist, Miner, Assassin, Trader or Herbalist.
The team behind Astonia III is committed to ensuring a fun experience for all players, and will mete out punishment for a wide range of offenses ranging from exploiting bugs to killing other players outside of the game's strict guidelines, using macros, verbal abuse or harassment, persistent use of all caps in chat and even using foul language. Play nice, in other words, and don't screw around.
Astonia III is free-to-play, with a $9.95 monthly subscription fee (with discounts for signing up for longer stretches) that unlocks premium features.
- Windows 95/98/NT/Millenium/XP
- 14.4 kBit Modem 300 MHz Processor
- 4MB PCI (or AGP) Graphics Card
- DirectX Version3.0 or higher