The Daily Grind: Which of Trion’s MMOs are you most worried about in the wake of its buyout?

    
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If this went away, I would be pissed.

The whole Trion buyout feels like it came completely out of left field, and we’ve spent the past couple of days just staring and wondering what the heck was happening. Sure, we knew that there were issues with the company because there are always issues with any company, but I don’t think anyone expected that suddenly our faith in the future of RIFT or Trove or ArcheAge would be thrown into question without any warning.

Of course, the question doesn’t mean that everything is already doomed; we don’t know what’s going to happen just yet. It’s just a worry. Personally, my biggest worry is about the future of Trove; while I don’t play Trion’s games, it feels like Trove offers something genuinely difficult to find in other titles in the MMO space, and losing it would be a really deep loss.

But I am absolutely certain that bigger fans of the company’s games have other feelings about which titles would be bigger losses, and today that’s what I’d like to know. Which of Trion’s MMOs are you most worried about in the wake of this buyout?

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Mewmew

Trove. It actually has been profitable and has had a good amount of continuing development. I’d hate to see that development stop. If it goes into some kind of maintenance thing, the profits will dry up and the game will die. People have continued to spend on and play the game because it has had new content continually being created.

Assuming Gamigo bought them out in order to get some kind of profit back and not out of the goodness of their hearts just to pay the creditors, they would be smart to continue to develop and invest in Trove. Being that it was like a fire sale and they may not have paid squat, they could possibly feel they’ll earn more than they put in just by leaving them as is.

Who knows. We don’t have all the information yet. It would be a really bad idea for Trove to go into maintenance mode, but does Gamigo know what they’re doing with it? How much of the team is still there? I’ll live with or without it, games come and go, but it still would be a shame to see a game that was doing well die because of this buyout.

Trion wasn’t really that smart of a company. It would be hard to do worse. But if anybody can I’m sure it’s Gamigo :P haha…

Seriously though I am pretty worried for Trove.

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Jellozz

Like many others it’s Trove for me. While I haven’t played it in over a year it’s one of the few MMOs I’ve put hundreds of hours into, and someday I would like to go back.

As the article says there is nothing else out there like it really. I was always a big fan of minecraft but eventually got bored of it as the combat/character building stuff was always an afterthought in the game. Trove came along and offered the content I was looking for while also having the fun lego-like building system. It wasn’t as advanced as minecraft but all the fancy stuff you could do in that game was always lost on me anyway.

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Sorenthaz

The cynic in me who feels burned by Trion says none of them because Trion already ruined them enough.

But I’d probably say Rift or Trove, maybe Atlas Reactor though I have never touched that game myself. I really hope DeadSimon and the other good guys on the Rift team didn’t get booted, because that would be incredibly sad if so, esp. as they talked many moons ago about hoping to release Rift to the community if they ever have to shut it down on their end.

ArcheAge and Defiance seem like the likely games to be thrown on the chopping block. Defiance 2050 might live on for a bit but will probably continue to feel like a Frankenstein’s monster of a hobbled F2P reboot.

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rafael12104

Trove.

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Kero Kero

My perfect baby, Atlas Reactor :/

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Neurotic

RIFT — for me personally, it’s the only viable ‘realistic graphics’ alternative to EQ2 out there. Meaning, whilst I love WoW to bits, sometimes I like to play a fantasy MMORPG with a Western, down-to-earth art style, and RIFT scratches that itch like a champion. (I also love EQ2 like a brother, but he lives in Cleveland and we only really talk when mom and dad are having problems).

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Mr.McSleaz

Trove.
I REALLY Love that game.

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Jack Ong

Archeage, still my favorite sandbox mmorpg

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Greaterdivinity

Given that Atlas Reactor wasn’t mentioned in the release, I’d say that’s toast. OG Defiance likewise is probably toast.

Beyond that uh…all of them?

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Sorenthaz

Atlas Reactor has always kind of been ‘doomed’ to be a niche game, but it seemed like it was doing well-ish for itself? Idk. It was Trion’s last stab at their own in-house projects, though part of me wonders if it was an evolution from the trainwreck that End of Nations was.

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Paragon Lost

After the whole Archeage fiasco, I became rather disassociated from having anything emotionally attached wise to Trion. Archeage was the cap on the bottle form since I hadn’t liked the direction and development of Rift after a while either.

If I was to care, I think I’d care about Trove since though it’s not my style of mmo, there does appear to be a lot of good will directed at it and many players seem to really enjoy it.