Trove previews the Gem system coming with the Mantle of Power expansion

    
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Does not play well with fire gems.
The upcoming expansion for Trove offers you a chance to really alter your character fundamentally with the new Gem system. A new preview outlines the workings of the system in brief while giving players an idea of what to expect. It’s quite a lot of changes, with Empowered gems allowing for major new effects like fundamentally rewriting your basic attacks or bursting into rings of fire every time you take down an enemy.

Gems can be found through adventuring in various worlds or bought via random boxes via the in-game store, with gems coming in a variety of different types with different effects. Games can also be leveled up by enterprising players, with more powerful gems also being capable of leveling up further. It’s all a very ornate system; you can find out more with the full preview, and you can also check out the latest expansion trailer just below. You could also pick up the new Extra Life bundle to get an assortment of gewgaws for the game while also supporting charity.

Update: Trion has clarified that these gems will not be sold in the Empowered Gem Boxes coming to the Trove Store: “Gems can only be picked up during your adventures in game while Gem-related items, such as boosters and gem dust, come in the empowered boxes.”

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tazuras
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tazuras

I wish it didn’t feel like this expansion was bringing a ton more grind to the game, especially with the chance of a gem breaking (at least with forging you can’t break your gear). I suppose, though, you have to give players something to do and most progression in the game is based on grind anyway.

Other than the added grind is generally like the system design though.

se7engames
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se7engames

Enikuo I totally agree!

Enikuo
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Enikuo

I’m really looking forward to my boomeranger being able to consistently spawn chickens, instead of randomly healing 1/2 the time. Who needs heals when you have a squad of killer chickens? They’re so cute and vicious.

Wyattearp1989
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Wyattearp1989

Trove is the only game that I still like under Trion, it’s a fun game in my opinion.

dorn2
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dorn2

This actually makes me think about playing.  I enjoyed the casual combat of Trove but the abilities were really a bit lackluster.  Being able to change them and power them up is at least compelling.

porktater
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porktater

Proofread!  Proofread!