Heroes Preview 3 – Getting Better All the Time


This spring the free Trove – Heroes expansion is going to unleash a powerful new class and beautiful new sub-biome, but it’s also bringing all sorts of improvements to elements of the game that were due for an update.
Welcome Screen

The new Welcome screen can be accessed using the same navigation menu or hotkey you use today, but has received a MAJOR upgrade.

  • The new menu is smaller and cleaner. It shows only the current daily bonus on the main window but you can also open an expanded list to show all daily bonuses available each day.
  • Daily bonuses have changed to bring similar bonuses together under the same day (for example: Adventure and PvP XP bonuses now both occur on Saturday).
  • Sunday is now Loot Day which offers +100 to Magic Find, Double chance to find Flux Artifacts, and an increased Chaos Chest drop rate. All daily bonuses are boosted even higher for Patrons!


VFX Culling

With VFX culling we’re able to automatically hide some visual effects when there are a lot of particles in view of your camera. By hiding some VFX in these situations this should provide for more stable game client performance.
In a Shadow Tower boss fight it’s very important for you to see what attacks are being used by the boss, but it’s less important to see all the VFX of every ability being used by your fellow players. In PvP it’s incredibly important that you see the VFX of abilities being used by other players so while the Shadow Tower has player VFX as a low priority in a Battle Arena player VFX are high priority.

Dracolyte Class Changes

  • Basic Attack/Flamethrower
    • The diameter of the Flamethrower basic attack has been increased in size by 100% which is half of one block.
    • The length of the Flamethrower basic attack has been increased in size by 18% which is one whole block.
    • Flamethrower basic attack will now convert slippery ice blocks into “charred” blocks for a short time, removing their slippery nature.
  • Spit Fire
    • Dracolyte familiar now charges twice as fast.
    • Spit Fire projectile speed has been doubled.
  • Burnt Offering
    • Dragon Idols now detonate after 6s (prior to Heroes they simply despawned).
    • Dragon Idols now detonate after two hits (previously 4 hits).
    • The throwing distance for Dragon Idols has been increased slightly.
  • Avatar of Flame
    • Flamethrower attack while in Dragon form now does 100% more damage.
    • Magic Damage is increased by 50% while in Dragon form.
    • Health regen is increased by 300% while in Dragon form.
  • Burning Ward changes:
    • Dragon Idols now spawn a Dracolyte minion 100% of the time.
    • Without heals, Dracolyte minions live for 13s.

These are just a few of the much anticipated changes coming with Trove – Heroes. If you’re also excited to see terraformers and Old Boots becoming stackable then Heroes is the expansion for you!
Tune into our weekly livestreams every Friday at 12:30 PM PST (8:20 PM GMT) to see the changes ahead in loving color.
Next week we’ll dig deeper into the Vanguardian expert class so tune in next time: same Vanguardian time, same Vanguardian channel!

Dynomighty Miner Pack

Dig this – the Dynomighty Miner Pack is available now on the Trove Store for just 4.99 USD/Euros!

Trove Team Letter, Feb 2018

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Hey there Trovians!

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic 2018 so far! It’s been a boost to the whole team to see all the positive responses to our last update, Trove – Adventures, which introduced a now fan-favorite biome: the Forbidden Spires. That energy’s going into a ton of new content coming up in 2018, the first of which is our brand new Heroes update!

The Heroes update, which comes out in just over a month from now, will take the game to new heights starting with the release of Trove’s 16th playable class: The Vanguardian. This fist weapon-wielding hero is half “destructive melee bruiser”, half “ranged energy bombardier”, and fully awesome.

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Players will also get to experience Neon City’s new sub-biome, Luminopolis! Evil robot overlords, known as the Amperium, threaten to corrupt the city of Luminopolis. Join the Resistors, a burgeoning rebel force, in the fight against Amperium tyranny.

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Amperium Gigastormers, massive new world bosses, assault Luminopolis at every hour of the day. Take up arms with other Trovians and help the Resistors fend off these city-destroying giants. Players will also be able to craft Beacons to challenge these fearsome foes to a fight in their very own club worlds.

Also new to club worlds are our upcoming Spotlight Fixtures! These massive spotlights, which can project up to 12 different images, will brighten up the skies of any club world.

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On top of all that, we’ve made a number of changes to improve on the everyday Trove experience.

We often receive suggestions about how daily bonuses could be improved, like having Saturday’s experience bonus also apply to club or PvP experience. We’ve taken that feedback to heart and are proud to reveal our all new weekly calendar!

Luxion, the mysterious Flux Dragon, will now bring more player-requested riches on his bi-monthly visits to the hub! We’ve made sure that the items he brings back to the game will consist mostly of loot a ton of players asked for (along with some new items). Rumor has it that he may even be obtainable as a mount in the future.

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For an early look at our upcoming Heroes update, join the PTS testing days from 2/16/2018 at 1:30PM Pacific until 2/19/2018 at 10:00AM Pacific! For more Trove goodness, you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and catch our Friday live streams at 12:30pm PST as we answer the hottest trending questions, and show off some awesome new content.

With the Heroes update nearly ready to ship, let’s talk about something else that’s been keeping the team super busy: a MASSIVE update scheduled for summer 2018, that will change the landscape of Trove (and beyond)! While it’s too early for details, we’ve dropped some subtle hints. If you want to be the first to know, check out the Trove Atlas in-game and search for clues!

For now, we can say that we’re incredibly excited about what’s to come, and we hope you will be too. Thanks so much to everyone who’s gone on this adventure with us so far, and here’s to a fantastic 2018.

-The Trove Team