Trion’s compensation for Trove’s exploit-driven downtime is absurdly generous

    
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Last week, Trion Worlds was forced to take MMORPG Trove offline for more than a day on PC thanks to what was clearly a massive duping exploit that saw players dumping stacks of currency into the wild, destroying the game’s economy in minutes. Fortunately, Trion was able to scrub the game without the need for a serious rollback (in fact, the company’s warned players to stop asking for one); it also disabled some of the problematic items and banned the “very small number” of players who started the mess in the first place. Thank goodness because I am flat out of sad-faced voxel worm screenshots to use here.

As for everyone else? We’re getting some compensation y’all. Console players, who were largely unaffected, are getting a lustrous gem box, adventure reliquary, and empowered gem box. PC players, on the other hand, get three lustrous gem boxes, a three-day patron (subscriber) pass, three 50% adventuring experience potions, an adventure reliquary, and a legendary dragon mount – which is actually extremely generous!

There’s a catch: “To be eligible for these rewards you just need to have logged in between the time we came back online after the patch on August 7 through 10:00 PM PDT on August 8. If you’re in the EU this will be 5:00 AM UTC on August 9.”

We’ll be streaming the (newly cleaned-up!) game tonight on OPTV; join us then at 8 p.m. EDT!

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You have to have logged into the game during a pretty small window in order to get the compensation – under a 24 hour period. The thing is everybody who logged in then at all, no matter the amount of play time – they are getting this “compensation”.

So someone who stopped on for 2 minutes to pick up their daily rewards and log off now is getting a bunch of stuff including a Golden Dragon Effigy that basically people pay about $40 to get normally for just that one single item. That isn’t counting the rest of the stuff, that’s just one crazy thing they gave people who won the lottery by playing a bit that day.

Understandably people who support the game all the time and actually pay about $40 each for the things but just happened not to log in the day the problem happened aren’t quite as happy with them.

I used to respect Trion but they make some incredibly poor decisions sometimes that just aren’t good for the player base overall.

I still want to like and play Trove but I’m pretty bummed about the decision making going on over there.

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Tamanous

Compensation: Getting stuff that use to be in games for free called “content” that they now have to pay for … and calling it generous.

Drug addicts need their hit.

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Tanek

I am not sure how that applies to this situation.

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BalsBigBrother

Perhaps they just had their hit ? ;-)

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Tanek

Got the items. I just have to remember not to open my legendary dragon until after I have crafted the couple I’m close to getting. It would be my luck to be given the one I’m only a week away from getting on my own. :P

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BalsBigBrother

I would say that if you haven’t got this by now you are not eligible as they were all supposed to be sent out this past Friday.