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Official Site: Trove
Studio: Trion Worlds
Launch Date: July 9, 2015
Genre: Voxel Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop with Optional Sub)
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Paladins goes full auto with Vivian

Would you rather have a trove of ancient technology at your fingertips or a modern arsenal of rapid-fire weaponry?

Paladins’ newest champion, Vivian, doesn’t have to make this nail-biting choice. The multiplayer title’s 14th character comes onto the scene toting drones, deflector shields, and a no-nonsense machine gun. “Vivian’s abilities are all about outwitting her enemies with ancient technology then destroying them with a relentless barrage of firepower,” the team posted.

Vivian arrived in Paladins’ Open Beta 63 patch this past Wednesday. The update includes an improved daily quest rewards system, a new type of victory spray that shows off your stats, and a new category of chest that allows players to roll to obtain full skin collections.

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The Stream Team: A Trove Club crawl

Have you heard of a pub crawl? Well this is a Club crawl! Trove’s big club update is live today and Massively OP’s MJ is excited to dive in. Besides being able to easily tour clubs and go on their adventures, she is looking forward to exploring the new Asian biome (which is filled with some of her favorite architecture, not to mention dragons). Tune in live at 3:30 p.m. and come clubbing with us!

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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Trove’s Adventures expansion is live now with a new biome and huge club upgrades

Cutesy voxel sandbox Trove has just pushed out its long-awaited club update to PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and yep, it’s free for all players, with new adventures for guilds, a brand-new East Asian-themed biome called Forbidden Spires, the new tutorial, new building frameworks, plasma fishing, and new blinking LED blocks.

“Clubs can now level up! Clubs gain experience through participation in the new Adventure system,” Trion explained last month. “As a club’s level increases, slots are unlocked to support new types of structures called fixtures. These fixtures provide stats, boosts, and bonuses, some that have never been seen before in Trove. […] At the release of the update, we’ll include 18 different fixtures, each of which can be upgraded twice, creating a ton of different combos. It’ll be up to your club’s leadership to decide which fixtures are placed down at a given time and in what order they are upgraded!”

Massively OP’s MJ Guthrie chatted with Trion last week all about the expansion and how it’s breathing new life into these massive guild worlds, so get caught up on the details there, and then stay tuned for this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. EDT, when we’ll stream the expansion ourselves and take a tour of player creations. In the meantime, the brand-new trailer is below!

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Going clubbing with Trion in Trove’s new update

When you are invited to go to a club with Trove’s devs, you’d best get ready for fun time! Of course, I mean a Trove club: a place where you can design build your own special world with friends. And clubs are getting some serious attention in this week’s update. Earlier in November, I sat down with Trion Art Lead Robin Luera and Animation Lead Ted Sanger for a tour through the voxel’s games upcoming club-errific features. Here are some of the highlights!

One important and awesome change is that clubs will now have six different permission levels. And there are tons of permissions! This will allow leaders to customize who can do what in the club, which will really come in handy with the new building and adventure features. Leaderboards have been also changed up. The top 50 average power rank and level will be displayed (the PR will be calculated of each member’s highest pr character, not add them all together). Mechanics like using or destroying the most blocks, however, have been removed.

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Trove’s Adventures update is coming next week

Feeling that ol’ MMORPG ennui this autumn? Looking for a brave new world to plunder? Trove might just fit the bill, especially after next week’s content update.

The Adventures expansion is slated for November 14th, bringing a whole host of changes and additions to this wacky sandbox MMO. There’s a lot going on with this update, too, such as a massive overhaul to the club (guild) system, a brand-new Asian-themed Forbidden Spires biome, unlimited mastery leveling, leaderboard rewards, and special Framework recipes with pre-built designs.

Trove’s Adventures will simultaneously release on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next Tuesday. Get caught up on several of the new systems by watching the dev discussions on the Adventures updates after the break!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 142: The state of the sci-fi MMO genre

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree discuss the up-and-down week that was Star Wars: The Old Republic, fret over CCP’s studio closures, marvel at Star Citizen’s CitizenCon, and talk about the flurry of MMO releases as of late.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

Listen to the show right now:

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Halloween events across the MMORPG verse, 2017 edition

Hey, you. Yeah, you, dude leeching candy from the bucket you bought “for the neighborhood kids.” And you, lady still trying to decide between “Princess Leia” and “lazy zombie” for your costume (go Leia, duh). Put all that aside and get into some MMOs instead! Halloween is only one night in real life, but in MMORPGs, it goes on for days or even weeks. Some studios will probably even forget to turn it off! Others will let you run around with a flaming pumpkin head mask for all eternity!

Here’s what we’re looking at this year for Halloween across the MMORPG verse.

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The Stream Team: Pillaging pumpkins in Trove’s Halloween

If pumpkins are your thing, than Trove is the place to be! (Spice not included.) And pillaging the pumpkins is best. Massively OP’s MJ is diving into pumpkin lairs in search of ghosts, goblins, and great loot. And she’ll be riding around on the cool new musical mat mount that is free to folks for logging in, not to mention fitting for her! Tune in live at 4:00 p.m. for more holiday fun in…

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

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Trove introduces pumpkin quests and freebie musical mount for Halloween

I’m gonna give Trove a pass on wackadoodle Halloween events. Trove is wackadoodle all the time. My character has a hot dog hat. If it weren’t for the pumpkins, I bet nobody would even notice that the devs are kicking off mischief this week.

But of course, they are. “Starting on October 24th, complete seven all-new, seasonal adventures to make the most of the holiday and earn epic loot in the process!” Trion posted this morning, heralding “endless gourdzillas.”

“Witness the return of Pumpkin lairs to every biome. Clear out these pernicious pumpkin properties to earn Candy Corn which can be used to craft Mystery Boxes at the Shadowy Station in the spoopy new Shadow’s Eve hub.”

There’s a bunch of lockbox and sale sale stuff too, but do make sure you pop into the cash shop in the next couple of weeks to pick up a freebie: the musical mat, which turns out to be a promotional mount (I tested!). Want to see it all in person? We’re streaming at 4 p.m. EDT today, so join us then!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 141: Mouse invasions and elf butts

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree go trick or treating as only grown adults can: in a video game! The is also prim and proper talk of MMO expansion pre-orders, launch dates, mouse invasions, and the all-important ELF BUTTS. It’s quite the event, to be sure.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

Listen to the show right now:

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Trove’s November 14 update revitalizes guilds, adds East Asian biome

Trion has just announced a “massive” free expansion for its cutesy voxel sandbox Trove, launching on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, all on November 14th. If you were wondering what ever happened to that club (guild) update teased at PAX, this is it.

“Clubs can now level up! Clubs gain experience through participation in the new Adventure system,” explains Senior Producer Ricky “Din Othar” White. “As a club’s level increases, slots are unlocked to support new types of structures called fixtures. These fixtures provide stats, boosts, and bonuses, some that have never been seen before in Trove. […] At the release of the update, we’ll include 18 different fixtures, each of which can be upgraded twice, creating a ton of different combos. It’ll be up to your club’s leadership to decide which fixtures are placed down at a given time and in what order they are upgraded!”

Clubs will also be able to dish out quests called adventures “ranging from simple, like fishing up an old boot, to challenging, like defeating a Shadow Titan.” We’re going to tentatively assume that you don’t need to panic if you’re not in a club and don’t want to be, as it’s somewhat standard in Trove for many clubs, especially those run by streamers, to open their bases to the public.

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Trion Worlds entices players to support Extra Life charity with in-game rewards

If you haven’t heard already, tomorrow marks the start of a massive gaming marathon called Extra Life that will help raise much-needed funds to aid sick kids at the Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Among those forming teams and playing titles for this charity is Trion Worlds, which is encouraging its community to rally around this worthy cause.

Trion’s Extra Life marathon begins tomorrow afternoon, during which the dev team will stream non-stop for 24 hours. To encourage and entice players to join the team in this fundraising effort, Trion is offering a bounty of virtual goods based on the amount of money raised.

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Perfect Ten: The 10 live MMORPGs everybody should try

If you have ever visited the MMORPG subreddit, you probably know that one of the most frequent posts that pop up are ones asking the community for recommendations. These are players who have left a full-time game and are now fishing around for a substitute, or those who have “played them all” and are hoping that some undiscovered gem exists, or are having a difficult time finding a good game match for their preferred playstyle.

I am often leery about tossing out blanket recommendations because it’s far better to get to know a player, his or her game history, and the type of game sought before giving my opinion. But if you were to put a fish cannon to my head and threatened me with rapid-codding, I think I would be generally OK promoting the following 10 MMORPGs to most players, sight unseen.

These are MMOs that have earned my personal recommendation and are the titles that I tend to promote the most. Here we go!

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