The PTS has been opened and updated to contain the testing release of Trove Heroes, jump on to try out the new Vanguardian class, the Luminopolis sub-biome, Rampages, Beacons, Beacon of Heroes and more.

Testing feedback should be posted to http://forums.trovegame.com/forumdisplay.php?50-Limited-Time-PTS-Discussion also you can make use of the #pts channel in the Trovesaurus Discord to talk with other players.

We're collecting images to show all new things in a nice handy post. This post is being updated continuously, check the update log for update info. Warning ahead, this is image heavy ^^.

New Class - Vanguardian

  • Swooping in to the spotlight, the Vanguardian’s here to save the day!
  • The Vanguardian packs a punch with new Fist weapons and always comes out swinging.
  • Punch or pew - the ability to switch between ranged and melee controls the fighting space.
  • Go KAPOW your way to victory – it’ll be super, just sayin’.
  • This potent punching powerhouse can be crafted with in-game resources on the Resistor workbench.
  • A Badge has been added for unlocking the Vanguardian.

Luminopolis

  • A new sub-biome has been added to Neon City – Luminopolis!
  • A colorful cityscape, Luminopolis is being conquered by the Amperium led by Ampress C455-Andra.
  • The Resistors are fighting back against the Amperium, constructing new points of interest in Luminopolis. Called Outposts, here players can find Resistor Workbenches and take Outpost Adventures. Up to 3 Outpost Adventures can be in progress at a time and up to 20 can be completed in a day.
  • Hoshizora, Luminary of Hope and Rhom-10, Dissent’s Roar are two new Ancestral Dragons who’ve come to join the battle (and ride the rails.)
  • Assist the Resistors by attacking the Amperium and gain valuable new resources like Plasmium and Sentience Shards.
  • The Neon City Scrap Case is a new box that can drop from NPCs and chests in Neon City and Luminopolis, containing commonly found materials to the region.
  • Use these new resources at the Resistor Workbench to craft the new Vanguardian class, 14 new allies, 7 new mounts, the Windtunnel Wings, 5 new tomes, 18 new frameworks, and a +50% Adventurine potion. There are also 11 new costumes – a Kami-themed costume for the Dino Tamer, an Amperium-themed costume for the Neon Ninja, 2 costumes for the vanguardian, and 7 Resistor-themed costumes for the Knight, Gunslinger, Boomeranger, Revenant, Tomb Raiser, Vanguardian, and Pirate Captain.
  • A terraformer for Luminopolis can be crafted from the Worldspring bench or the Resistor Workbench.
  • Robot NPCs are now healed while standing in plasma.
  • Those blocks you found while lasermancing in Luminopolis are totally intended. You'd best keep it a secret.

Rampages

These bosses are designed to be more along the lines of "large aggressive pinatas" and less along the lines of "#1 WORLD FIRST BEST TROVE 2018." We're aware they will be bullied, trapped, and poked fun at but so are they. It's intended that their HP system will make some classes more competitive than they are in the existing meta.

  • A new challenge appears!
  • Find and fight the invading Gigastormers in Luminopolis – whether it’s a Titanic Tentakiller, a
  • Trojan Propagator, or a proxy of C455-Andra herself.
  • Gain a Sentience Shard daily for participating in a Rampage.
  • Rampages have 3 stages, each of which grant a Lesser Neon Cache.
  • Lesser Neon Caches contain Flux, Plasmium, Charged Circuits, Logic Loops, Memory Matrixes, and rarely fragments for Rhom-10 or Hoshizora.
  • Several Badges have been added for completing Rampages.
  • Rampage Challenges Completed has been added to /stats.

Beacons

  • Beacons are a new craftable item that allows players to summon Gigastormers to their club worlds for a bloc beatdown.
  • Each Beacon summons a specific Gigastormer and can be crafted on the Resistor workbenches in Luminopolis.
  • Beacons are not tradable, and can only be thrown in a club world by the club’s members.
  • The player who throws a Beacon always receives a Sentient Shard when the Beacon is thrown. When the Gigastormer is defeated, the thrower and up to 7 other players will receive 1-3 Neon City Scrap Cases.

Beacon of Heroes Fixture

  • A new Utility Fixture has been added – the Beacon of Heroes.
  • The Beacon of Heroes requires a level 4 Club. and has several benefits:
    • Allows Yoshimi to spawn at the Rally of Heroes
    • Increases Glide, which allows for longer flights but does not increase speed
    • Increases Plasmium drops from Neon City NPCs
    • A Spotlight Selector, allowing clubs to choose between several spotlight beams
  • Yoshimi is a new RARE Adventure NPC (Hero) who:
    • Visits for 24 hours and costs 250 Clubits to remove
    • Sleeps for 1 hour every 6 hours and costs 25 Clubits to remove
    • Grants Luminopolis adventures
    • Partially replaces Neologus the Robot Overlord’s chance to spawn
  • Level 1 of the Beacon of Heroes costs 900 Clubits, requires 135 Clubits in rent, and:
    • Allows Yoshimi to spawn at the Rally of Heroes (Yoshimi and Neologus the Robot Overlord have an equal chance to spawn with the Beacon of Heroes, each having 50% of Neologus the Robot Overlord’s chance to spawn with the Repose of Heroes placed)
    • Increases Glide to 105
    • Provides an additional 5% chance for Plasmium drops
    • Has 4 options for spotlight beams
  • Level 2 of the Beacon of Heroes costs 1540 Clubits, requires 180 Clubits in rent, and:
    • Allows Yoshimi to spawn at the Rally of Heroes (Yoshimi and Neologus the Robot Overlord have an equal chance to spawn with the Beacon of Heroes, each having 50% of Neologus the Robot Overlord’s chance to spawn with the Repose of Heroes placed)
    • Increases Glide to 110
    • Provides an additional 10% chance for Plasmium drops
    • Has 8 options for spotlight beams
  • Level 3 of the Beacon of Heroes costs 1540 Clubits, requires 180 Clubits in rent, and:
    • Allows Yoshimi to spawn at the Rally of Heroes (Yoshimi now has 75% of Neologus the Robot Overlord’s chance to spawn with the Repose of Heroes placed, while Neologus has 25%)
    • Increases Glide to 120
    • Provides an additional 15% chance for Plasmium drops
    • Has 12 options for spotlight beams

Welcome Screen

  • A new welcome screen has been introduced. This new version will appear on login and is still accessible through the Navigation Menu and existing hotkeys.
  • This new version still displays all the relevant daily information, but in a smaller form and featuring animated models for the Chaos Chest and Radiant Dayspring rewards.
  • The new Welcome Screen only shows the current Daily Bonus, with a preview for the next day’s Daily Bonus. Access the new Daily Bonus rotation by selecting Learn More on the Daily Bonus section.

Daily Bonus Changes

  • The existing Daily Bonuses have been replaced by entirely new daily bonuses.
  • Monday is now Shadow Day – this elevator isn’t stopping until it gets to the top floor. (Although a few extra rounds of Shadow Hydrakken never hurt anybody.)
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • Double key fragments
      • Double shadow shards
      • Double Titan Souls
      • Double Lunar Souls
    • Patrons receive:
      • Triple key fragments
      • Triple shadow shards
      • Triple Titan Souls
      • Triple Lunar Souls
  • Find a tractor, equip a mining hat, and bait a hook, because Tuesday is Gathering Day.
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • Double Radiant Shards
      • Double gardening materials gained on harvest
      • Double ore drops
      • Double fishing speed
    • Patrons receive:
      • Triple Radiant Shards
      • Triple gardening materials gained on harvest
      • Triple ore drops
      • Triple fishing speed
  • Wednesday just got a whole lot shinier as Gem Day.
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • Double Gem Box drops
      • Dust costs for gem upgrades are reduced by 10%
      • Up to 3 Lustrous Gem Boxes can drop from dungeons – this new box has a chance to drop gem dust of any color, a Gem Focus, or a Contained Chaos Spark
    • Patrons receive:
      • Triple Gem Box drops
      • Dust costs for gem upgrades are reduced by 20%
      • Up to 6 Lustrous Gem Boxes can drop from dungeons
  • Call out the menagerie of mounts and stay on the move, because Thursday is Adventure Day.
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • 50% more Adventurine
      • Double the chance of finding Adventure Boxes
      • Double the chance of finding Talismans
    • Patrons receive:
      • 100% more Adventurine
      • Triple the chance of finding Adventure Boxes
      • Triple the chance of finding Talismans
  • Friday certainly won’t drag on, since it’s now Dragon Day!
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • Double the Dragon Coins from Challenges
      • Double the Lesser Dragon Caches from Challenges
      • Double the chance of finding Dragon Fragments
    • Patrons receive:
      • Triple the Dragon Coins from Challenges
      • Triple the Lesser Dragon Caches from Challenges
      • Triple the chance of finding Dragon Fragments
  • Keep a level head on Saturday, which is still XP Day with a few new additions.
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • 50% more Adventure Experience
      • 50% more Club Experience
      • 50% more Arena Win Experience
    • Patrons receive:
      • 100% more Adventure Experience
      • 100% more Club Experience
      • 100% more Arena Win Experience
  • When it’s raining flux on Sunday, let it rain because it’s Loot Day.
    • Non-Patrons receive:
      • +100 Magic Find
      • Double the chance to find Flux Artifacts
      • Increased Chaos Chest drops
    • Patrons receive:
      • +200 Magic Find
      • Triple the chance to find Flux Artifacts
      • Increased Chaos Chest drops

Store Updates

  • New additions to the Store:
    • The Vanguardian Pack and Vanguardian Super Pack have landed!
      • The Vanguardian Pack contains the Vanguardian class, the Windtunnel flying effect, a Vanguardian costume, 2 Terraformers, and 10 Sentience Shards
      • The Vanguardian Super Pack contains everything in the Vanguardian Pack, plus another Vanguardian costumes, 18 more Terraformers, the legendary Amperium A.I. tome, and a whopping 10101 credits.
      • An upgrade pack will be available for players who have purchased the Vanguardian Pack and wish to upgrade to the Vanguardian Super Pack.
    • The Amperium Dragon Pack has arrived to amp up Luminopolis adventures! Contains a tradable dragon egg for Rhom-10, Dissent’s Roar along with 10 Greater Neon Caches, 3 Beacons, the Wattaro Complex recipe and framework, and a 50% Adventurine Potion.
    • The Resistor Dragon Pack has appeared to increase the capacity for resistance! Contains a tradable dragon egg for Hoshizora, Luminary of Hope along with 10 Greater Neon Caches, 3 Beacons, the Blockatomi Tower recipe and framework, and a 50% Adventurine Potion.
    • Greater Neon Caches are now available in the store on the More tab! Get valuable Neon City crafting materials, Beacons to summon gigantic Gigastormers, or (rarely) tradeable allies, mounts, and costumes. Buy 33 and earn a Flashing Neon Cache, which always contains a rare result from the Greater Neon Caches!
    • A club name changer item is now available on the More tab in the store, allowing Club Presidents to rename their club.
  • Disaeon the Immortal
    • Disaeon the Immortal is now available for FREE to all players who have purchased any real world currency pack!
    • Disaeon has been moved from Legendary Dragons to Ancestral Dragons.
    • Disaeon has been removed from the Dragon Effigy.
    • A new Dragon Effigy will be sent out after Heroes is live to all players who previously used a Dragon Effigy to unlock Disaeon the Immortal.

Urmhalit the Unforgiven

Dracolyte Updates

  • Basic Attack/Flamethrower
    • The diameter of the Flamethrower basic attack has been increased in size by 100% which is half of one block.
    • The length of the Flamethrower basic attack has been increased in size by 18% which is one whole block.
    • Flamethrower basic attack will now convert slippery ice blocks into "charred" blocks for a short time, removing their slippery nature.
  • Spit Fire
    • Dracolyte familiar now charges twice as fast.
    • Spit Fire projectile speed has been doubled.
  • Burnt Offering
    • Dragon Idols now detonate after 6s (versus simply despawning).
    • Dragon Idols now detonate after two hits (versus four, previously).
    • The throwing distance for Dragon Idols has been increased slightly.
  • Avatar of Flame
    • Flamethrower attack while in Dragon form now does 100% more damage.
    • Magic Damage is increased by 50% while in Dragon form.
    • Health regen is increased by 300% while in Dragon form.
  • Burning Ward changes:
    • Dragon Idols now spawn a Dracolyte minion 100% of the time.
    • Without heals, Dracolyte minions live for 13s.

VFX Culling

  • VFX that are less important will now be hidden when there are a lot of particles in the camera’s view.
  • General priorities go as follows:
    • High – VFX associated with the character or with enemies (for example, abilities)
    • Medium – VFX associated with the environment (for example, torches)
    • Low – VFX associated with other players (except in Battle Arenas, where this is High)

Expertise Threads

  • Anyone who reaches character level 10 will trigger the Shadow Escalation thread, which teaches about the Shadow Tower and rewards great prizes including the Giant Shadow Panda! Players who have already completed this when it was an Event will not see this new Expertise series.
  • Acquiring a Tome (as an Item), will start a short series of Adventures that explain Tomes. The culmination of this adventure is the Corn Rollio mount. Of course!

LED Blocks

  • 10 new color combinations that swap between 2 colors have been added to the LED Blocks.
  • These preserve the existing LED Block transition behavior. For example, interacting with a color changing Persistent LED Block will transition it to Off, not swap the colors.

Streamer Dream Allies

  • 33 new allies have been added in 2 new Streamer Dream boxes, the Streamer Dream 2 and the Streamer Dream 3.
  • Each of these unlocks allies in their respective Collection category.

New Dungeons

  • New Frontier Dungeon from Frokly!
  • New Treasure Isles Dungeon from BlueMango10!
  • New Fae Dungeon from stedms!
  • New Forbidden Spires Lair from RiftPhoenix!
  • New Forbidden Spires Dungeon from Pennry!
  • New Forbidden Spires Dungeon from Screamheart!

New Battle Arena Maps

  • 5 new maps from Xandllu!
  • 2 new maps from EMPI!
  • 2 new maps from Nuxus1!
  • A new map from MissPixel, DrNinja, and Tralaxx!

Additional Updates

  • Level 30 costumes have been added for all classes. Players that have previously reached level 30 will have these costumes unlock automatically when they next log in after the update.
  • Reduced the size of the game download.
  • Fixed some issues that could decrease server stability over time.
  • Improved some server performance and made several client side optimizations.
  • Fixed a crash that could be caused when changing worlds.
  • Flux costs have been reduced for Crafting a Builder's Focus to perfect your gems (Rough, Superior, and Precise).
  • Adventurine will now display what amount is being granted as a bonus.
  • Adventures that require kills no longer give additional credit for killing any clones spawned by the target NPC.
  • The Pirrot Revenge Club Adventure now has a 100 kill count (was 30).
  • The Adventure NPC Dracantes now correctly sends players to Treasure Isles OR Lost Isles to complete his adventures.
  • A Dragon Crucible has been added above ground in the Hub.
  • Turtle-riders rejoice! The Turtle Tank and Topiary Terrapin now are correctly affected by the Knight's Move Speed enhancing subclass ability.
  • If a Coin Collection or Race challenge time period ends while you are in the middle of the minigame you can now still get the proper rewards.
  • (PS4 Only) You can now invite players with a dash in their profile name to your club via the Club UI menu.
  • (PS4 Only) Fixed a crash that could occur when entering to much text into the virtual keyboards.
  • Gather 3 Trovian dungeons now show up as separate icons on the map.
  • Club fixtures now show up on the map.
  • Shores of Everdark biomes now have their own icon on the map.
  • The VFX for air blocks and rally blade towers have been optimized and are noticeably different.
  • Audio cue for Gunslinger's subclass "Rain Destruction" should no longer spam when going up steps.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the XP Earned This Week contest to reset particularly high scoring progress.
  • Fixed a bug where Knight took way too much redirected damage with Iron Will.
  • Fixed a bug where the client could crash while donating clubits to a Club Vault.
  • Fixed a bug where fixtures get cut off when placed near the top of the world.
  • The Moonwing badges will no longer claim to grant Lunar New Year Dragon Spirit as a reward.
  • Fortras and Albairn now grant 30 power rank.
  • Potentially fixed the rare Double Experience Potion ending too early issue.
  • The Double Experience Potion icon should now continue to update without requiring changing worlds.
  • The UI for Shadow Towers will now default to the current difficulty when opening in the Shadow Tower.
  • The Very Fishy Wall Trophy now has now returned from his sabbatical, and can be very rarely found as a world drop.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to purchase inventory slots could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where Shadow Tower portals appear on the ground after being destroyed despite returning straight to the inventory.
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed enemy clones to drop loot.
  • (Xbox and PS4) Added the Display Club Name checkbox to the Settings > Social menu.
  • Clubs can now specify what ranks are allowed to speak and listen in the club chat channel.
  • Re-ordered the club permissions list to have similar permissions next to each other.
  • Added explanation dialog when low rank club members try and fail to pay rent.
  • Drops of Chaos Chests now activate a VFX.
  • Fixed camera jitter that appeared while using some mounts, including the Frolicksome Fox Spirit.
  • Modifed the Stay Classy Badge Tooltip text to better explain the requirements.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Stay Classy Badge to not properly unlock.
  • Terraformers can now stack.
  • The Old Boot is now stackable. A new item can now be fished up, the Ancient Boot, which is completely useless, as the Old Boot was once intended to be.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the selection highlight to disappear in the Gem Forge.
  • The Neon Throne item that comes from Chaos Chests and the Chaos Core Crafter now acknowledges its post theft identity, and now correctly describes itself as a Purloined Powerseat.
  • Unused Tether hotkey removed from Settings.
  • The View button now works in the Settings > Miscellaneous menu.

Update February 17, 2018

  • Tweaked the cinnabar costs for the Tentakiller beacon to be consistent from Tier I to Tier III.
  • The Vanguardian Super Upgrade is now only available if the Vanguardian Pack is purchased.
  • The Defeat Pirrot Lords Club Adventure now also correctly specifies that Pirrot Captains will count as well.
  • Players who throw beacons should now receive a Sentience Shard regardless of how far the beacon is thrown.
  • Updated text for catching Neon Darters in Neon City.
  • Updated the text for the Defeat Enemies adventure in Luminopolis - it was erroneously stating 15 enemies instead of 10.
  • An audio effect has been added for Gigastormers spawning from beacons.
  • The Resistor Bastion costume will now properly unlock using the "Costume: Resistor Bastion" item.
  • The Welcome Screen art for Loot Day has been updated.

Update February 19, 2018

  • Fist weapons now deconstruct in to appropriate materials instead of glim.
  • Mastery on the Luminopolis materials legendary tomes has been increased from 20 to 100.
  • Tradable Luminopolis allies should now appropriately refer to themselves as "Allies" instead of "Mounts".
  • The spawning sound for Gigastormers from beacons has been updated.
  • Rhom-10's vfx when shooting should now face the proper direction.
  • Tweaked Rampage Challenge tier completion objectives to require 1/2/3 Gigastormer kills for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tiers respectively.
  • Reduced the number of Rampage Challenges requires to complete the Rampage Challenge badges from 1/10/100/250/500/1000 to 1/10/50/100/150/200.
  • Adventures from Outpost NPCs can now be removed.
  • The Vanguardian now has an Arena Battle trophy.
  • The Vanguardian is now by default first in the Class Selection UI.
  • Vanguardian class changes:
    • Increased vanguardian damage across the board by ~20%.
    • Removed the knockup from the melee combo.
    • Eye beams have a bigger hit area and the debuff lasts for 10s instead of 5s.
    • Fired Up additionally increases physical damage done by 50%.
    • Stance change and Fired up cooldowns reduced from 30s to 20s.
    • Melee AoE cooldown increased from 15s to 20s so all cooldowns are on the same cadence and are easier to track.
    • Class gem reduces cooldowns slightly more than before.
    • Vanguardian buffs are now removed when swapping classes.
  • Removed mastery from all Streamer Dream 2 and Streamer Dream 3 allies.
  • Made some changes to vfx culling to prevent some quick redrawing issues.
  • Fixture NPCs can no longer be damaged by Gigastormers.

Update February 20, 2018

  • Fixed some cases of vfx living forever.
  • Changed the map icons for recipe dungeons.
  • Fixed crash that occurred when the Trojan Propagator Gigastormer used one of its attacks.
  • The recipe for the Pedigree Packrat can no longer be crafted from the Adventurer's Crafting Bench.
  • Bamboo recipes have been moved out of the Neon City Workbench and found a more fitting home in the Forbidden Spires Workbench.

Update February 21, 2018

  • Vanguardian Fired Up and Force Flash will no longer stack.
  • Vanguardian's ranged combo count is now 4 shots instead of 5.
  • Changed animations to address Vanguardian attack speed issues.
  • Removed the knockback from Vanguardian's melee combo.
  • Fixed a bug where Daily Bonus was being applied incorrectly in Shadow Tower.
  • The background art for standard packs vs the Super Starter Pack are now swapped on the welcome screen to be more consistent with our other platform stores.

Update February 21, 2017 Part 2

  • The Shadow Day bonuses should not stack souls any more.
  • Fixed a client crash that could occur closing the Welcome Screen.
  • Vanguardian ranged cooldowns will no longer immediately reset if classes are swapped.
  • More Vanguardian animation changes.
  • Increased the duration of the Vanguardian's Force Flash by 1 second and added a 25% damage reduction component.
  • Fixed club worlds occasionally thinking a player should be bald.
  • Minor update to the text for the Pirrot Club Adventure.

Update February 22, 2017

  • Vanguardian's ranged stance transition no longer knocks back enemies.
  • Vanguardian's flask consumption animation has been slightly adjusted again.
  • Updated Vanguardian's abilities being affected by cooldown reduction.
  • Vanguardian ultimate abilities should display cooldowns properly.
  • Players who opted out of club chat should no longer be re-added when they log in.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent build items from moving between club chests and a player's inventory.

Corrections

  • Urmhalit has been delayed to a future hotfix due to some inconsistent behavior around his availability.
  • Unfortunately, some of the daily bonuses were incorrectly described in the patch notes and UI. The posted patch notes have been adjusted to reflect the actual behavior, and the UI has been updated for future builds. The changes are also included here for visibility:
    • Harvesting Day grants a 20% (non-patron) or 40% (patron) bonus to receive additional harvest drops.
    • Harvesting Day grants a 50% (non-patron) or 100% (patron) bonus to receive additional ore drops.
    • Gem Day grants a 25% (non-patron) or 50% (patron) bonus to receive an additional gem box drop.

Update February 22, 2017 Part 2

  • Fixed a crash that could occur loading the Vanguardian in Battle Arenas.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Vanguardian's Eyebeam firing when standing still.
  • The VFX for Vanguardian's Fired Up buff now last as long as the buff.
  • Buff icons for Fixtures in the Club UI will now show the proper tier at all times.
  • Removed Urmhalit until some issues around his acquisition method are fixed.
  • Fixed incorrect bonus text for the Gem Day Welcome Screen.
  • The Daily Login Reward icon no longer shows up in the tutorial.
  • In the Club Fixtures tab, fixtures will now be listed in ascending order by level requirement

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