Trove bug accidentally grants tons of free loot to players

    
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Bugs and glitches happen. This is a fact of MMO life. But what happens when a bug ends up erroneously dumping rare and expensive items in your lap — and the studio doesn’t take them away?

This is the situation that Trove’s been dealing with over the past 24 hours. Yesterday, a bug sprouted in the game that gave out rare mounts, unearned patron points, Chaos Factor, and other paid items to players for free. Although Trion Worlds took down the server to fix the bug, when the studio brought it back online there was no full rollback on the accidentally gained goods. Word is that Trion will be gradually taking back these items and points later this week, although some players are reporting that these items and badges are still in their inventories.

Meanwhile, Trove is rolling out a new patch today with a double Chaos Chest event, a sugar glider mount, and the ability to trade a patron pass with others.

Source: Patch notes, official forums, Twitter. Thanks to Siphaed for the tip!
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Immortan
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Immortan

Seems like fuckup is Trion’s middle name. Company continues to disappoint.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

Vexia it was a bug, they were doing maintnance on the cash shop, something went screwy and all our Cubits got turned in rep rewards and loyalty rewards and such, it was awesome. I was running through a dungeon and suddenly my screen stated lighting up with rewards, I wasn’t sure what was happening so I kept my mouth shut, turned out it happened for LOTS of players.

Vexia
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Vexia

Was it a bug or an exploit? In other words, were players awarded goodies for seemingly-random reasons, or was there a specific method discovered and used by individuals to reap rewards? If it was not an exploit, it would be a good gesture to just go ahead and let them keep the stuff. Even so, maybe after they gradually take the items away, they’ll still offer some kind of freebie in the future.

MesaSage
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MesaSage

Yippie.

Ceder
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Ceder

Gee.. Im so shocked.  /sarcasm

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
sdyaris
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sdyaris

#DolphinGate 2.0

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

This is just not Trove’s week is it. First the loss of progress and now the opposite. Hopefully this gets sorted out properly.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Apparently this also spilled out into Rift and people who happened to log on at a certain point got hundreds or even thouands of boxes of stuff. As I understand it, unopened boxes did eventually get removed but items that had been used (e.g. mounts collected) are not going to be touched.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Polyanna lol Sure they would. Internet people are often very reasonable about roll backs to fix bugs and cheer about losing a day to make sure the game is back on track….well that or something similar to when a baby drops it’s soother while locked in a high chair.