So here we are at the end of my month adventures into the sandvox Trove! I wanted to finish out by trying out the last (for now) class, the Ice Sage.
From the initial look of the class, the Sage is primarily a long-distance damage dealer with a cold theme. Nothing super exciting, but I do prefer ranged classes in Trove over melee, so I’m sure I won’t mind.
“Oh hai. Don’t mind me, I’m just a blogger who’s going to stand in the corner of your house to take screenshots and then not move for five minutes while I add this to my blog. Nice mount, by the way.”
Not too far away, I found “Journey’s End,” a dungeon of sorts. I heard that Trove lets — or will let — players design dungeons for others, and this definitely had a feel of one of those. Very big on environmental hazards and platforming, while extremely light on mobs to fight. Not my cup of tea, especially when I couldn’t find the end or go back to the beginning. Death port time!
Maybe this was my punishment for taking the easy way out, but there was a HUGE mob sitting on top of the graveyard, just waiting to hew any rezzed characters in half. Seriously, he barely moved from the place and killed me four times when I came back. I couldn’t beat him, so I had to run like the dickens. Was Trove deliberately trolling me?
You’ve probably noticed that in my Trove adventures hasn’t included an awful lot — or really, any — crafting. It’s not that it’s inaccessible, but that I couldn’t be bothered with it knowing that I was going to be heading out in a few weeks. I wanted to see the world, not a recipe screen. That said, it does look as though there are some pretty nifty things to craft, including many interactive stations.
So I decided to finish up my tour by checking out the featured club worlds of the day. This one had a gigantic Roman temple. I can’t imagine the patience it took to make it.
My jaw just dropped at the detail and work that went in to this world — but that was nothing compared to its creativity. Apparently I stumbled upon a whole new side of Trove that I was ignorant of, the music ride scene. Trove has these cool vehicles called Mag Riders that can only be used on set tracks, and I guess the tracks can play musical notes when traversed. So players craft whole songs out of rides and HOW COOL IS THAT.
Also, how sad was I that I didn’t have a Mag Rider? I was short a number of items to craft it and didn’t know where to go to find them. That really, truly bummed me out. I would have loved to have gone on these rides. Oh well — next time!