Do you have stories/pictures of the old Tibia?

Well the title says it all. 🙂

If you have screenshots or stories of the old Tibia and want to share them, then mail them to

I won’t promise that they will be published but i will look into it.

Please have in mind that it should be something special in the history of Tibia. The war of guild x with guild y on server z does not qualify.

And i prefer stories about Antica simply cause it’s the oldest one and there are stories enough in the history of this server.

So keep it coming. 🙂





Tibiahistory is back

8 years ago i started this little blog about the history of the MMORPG Tibia.

I posted some pictures from the past, told some stories from the past and so on.

Others provided stories and pictures as well.

The the time for the project cut short, the site was hacked and my server went down.

The result: was not accesible for around 7 years.

But after i started playing again 2 month ago, i decided to bring it back online.

There is no new content yet, but the old stories from 2006 are readable again. Feel free to comment on the old stories.

I won’t promise any content updates but most likely there will be some updates in the future.

Have fun talking about the past.


Giant Spider Rodeo

Back in the old times some monsters reacted different on the sources of damage. Giant Spiders for example weren’t immune to fire and therefore blockable by firebombs.

Trapping them was still very difficult because you couldn’t target them in the attack list. You had to run away, click on the rune, calculate the moving speed of the GS and then click somewhere on the screen trusting that the serverlag would not kill you meanwhile.

Some people could do this perfectly and even managed to trap many GS on the same screen. That’s where this picture was taken.

© by Lightbringer

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The origins of Tibiaball

For a contemporary Tibian, using the term “Tibiaball” just goes without saying. On a sundays afternoon you gather some friends, set up a pitch with two goals and start playing good old Tibiaball. But did you ever wonder what the hell came over CIP when they implemented a modern football? And where did the idea come from?

Tibiaball match AFT vs. RR – Teams discussing their tactics
© Havey

Tracing back the very first origins of Tibiaball brings us back to the early days of Tibia or more precisely to the time when Tibians invented pushing. At that time we came very soon up with the idea to use the new discovered technology to push lootbags around, to push players and basically everything that was not nailed down to the ground. Then we started first competitions to measure our pushing skills, like pushing a statue across Thais and finally we came to the idea to set up goals and play soccer. But hey, we did not have any football and how to set up a pitch? Our solutions were very rudimentary and bloody: We used dead fishes and a slain bear and called the game Tibiaball.

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