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    Post Trove Livestream Notes 08/06/2018

    Welcome to the latest live stream notes thread!

    On todays stream, our dear lorekeeper James gave us an overhaul insight into the world of Geode. Below is a transcription detailing all this and just under that is a quick summary thread.


    A note from Twixler regarding the Trove carpets that used to be given out via stream as a reward: They will be available via an upcoming twitch drop instead, the team have moved away from carpets so keep an eye out for them.



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    Way back in time, the Sun Goddess was the primary god in the trove universe. Her main planet is Trove and everything so far has taken place there. She has other planets as her treasures however, Geode being one of these.

    Back when Q'bthulhu attacked at the conflict of the gods. One precaution the goddess took was to hide her treasures away from his eyes so he couldn't detect them and know where to find them.

    Then the sundering happened. With this, the sun goddess's powers waned. Things that she hid couldn't be protected in the same way due to the lack of power. Q'bthulhu was then able to detect Geode and all its resources and gems that it was plentiful in. He wanted to take over and use for his side of the battles.
    He sent his right hand/tentacled man Undertow to go and get these resources for him and thus Undertow starts the attack. The Geodians are pacifist creatures called boulders and pebbles so Undertow and the shadow's drove the Geodians back.

    One of the other Gods of the universe was known as The Builder, and Geode is essentially his playground where he exerted his influence over the land.
    He was there for a long time but was pulled away to other battles. The reason why falls into another storyline. He left his tool, a giant chisel, embedded into the ground and some of his power was given to the ancients who resided there, to take care while he was gone.

    The ancients over time realised they werent powerful enough to protect Geode and weren't sure what to do without the builder being there. They came up with the decision to implant themselves into the planet to strengthen the power of the planet.
    The energy they put into it is why the caves are so plentiful of resources.
    More time goes by but it wasn't enough to protect against Undertow and his attacks.


    The pebbles and boulders are the descendants of these ancient ones. The boulders,big and powerful with the strength of the builder and the pebbles being smaller with more ingenuity and knowledge. As pacifists they go to the safest place they know of, the chisel, embedded into the surface of the land flowing with power.
    They built on the chisel using its power to create their last bastion and shielded it.

    A small sect of the Geodians are called the Sun Seekers, who trained in the arts of combat and they were able to rally and bring remaining Geodians back to the sanctuary away from the onslaught of the shadows. Their power isn't enough and thus they have assembled to recruit assistance from Trove.

    Rowan one of the sun seekers travels to geode via his ship. An upcoming event finds you assisting Rowan in building a ship to enable the Trovians to be able get to Geode, The Solidarity. You then have to help the pebbles and boulders by going into the caves, prepare yourself for the fight on the surface. Then U10 will come later this year where you will enter combat with the shadows on the surface.


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    Some NPC's youll find on Geode:
    Gabbro: The companion trainer, likes to read a lot showing the ingenuity of the builder.
    Lazul: The boulder that deals with Crystallogy, big and kind with a spatula for a weapon. She likes to cook.
    Th'lan: She is a reformed shadow but upon witnessing the plight of the Geodians, decided to join them. In charge of reliquaries and can teach you her ways.
    Thundros: Reliquary merchant who has gathered reliquaries to sell to you.
    Amberine: A pebble who loves tinkering and the one to talk to about your modules.
    Rowan: An ancestor of one of the descendants that the sun goddess brought to Geode. Comes to trove to recruit for help.
    Bakoom: Bomber Royale merchant. Sells interesting acquisitions including a dragon egg/tomes/auras.


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    Questions and Answers Session:

    I would really u like to hear this story, no details spared on where geode came from and how that bubbled up through the theory, ideation, and development processes.
    It was a bright sunny morning, 72.8 degrees, 6:38 pacific time,sky was like azure blue, humidity was 14, 3 clouds in the sky, bone white.
    Geode comes from our teams willingness and desire to try out new things, to give new surprises and cool new ways to interact with the trovian universe. We wanted to do something really different, unique and something that had potential to be exciting.

    An example of iteration:
    Sanctuary originally was based as flat like on Trove. The idea shifted via concept to something with more verticality, cylindrical and a big drop. So a cool and passionate idea changed into a new direction.

    Long-term, what would the devs like to do with Geode post U10, late 2018, 2019?

    Geode is a story arc, with the launch and what you see, you are introduced to the planet and inhabitants, building up to fight on the surface. With U10 you venture out of the shield and after u10 you will take the fight to the ultimate enemy on Geode and conclude that arc starting from the Sanctuary.

    How far into the future does the developmental roadmap for Trove go? (even if it's just ideas on whiteboards and paper)

    We have pretty clear ideas well into next year and other ideas that are floating around for after that. Some will solidify and some wont see the light of day.After getting into a good chunk of next year we would like to see how people respond from the content we put out so that it can influence what we then do.

    Can we get all items not in game that give mastery added to Luxion?
    Luxion is a good way for us to reintroduce old items which have mastery. No guarantees on All as some things may appear in different ways. He will continue to be a good avenue for this.

    Final fantasy had very fun rare mob system that players loved.
    My idea for trove would be to have a very rare chance to have a rare version of a ST boss to spawn.

    Its a cool idea, I'm not going to sign up for it right now. Having rare mobs is a cool idea that we can discuss. We do have a little version of that in the caves that doesn't impact gameplay too much. You'll see critters walking round that you an obtain as companions. You can get rare spawns of them that give more items if you cure them.

    When are we getting the next all bonuses active week?
    Those are things we'll reserve for really special occasions, they will be more rarer than before. No plans for the next one's date.

    Seperate resource inventory for geode?
    No plan right now, we found in playing it wasnt necessary, but well keep an eye out for feedback.

    What is the effect of double xp PVP week going to have on Bomber Royal mode?

    It will double the xp.

    Questions regarding Patron on Geode
    Patron was originally designed to the experience on the Trove planet, it didn't fit with the experience we are making on Geode. Rather than shoehorning it in, we have kept it clear what patron does and does not effect and will be evaluating it to how it can extend to Geode so that its clear, benefits and makes sense.

    Will the panda, centaur, llama, shmeep and griffon be unlocked via super mount stash.
    Probably not.

    Will there be any new items added to the store available to buy for cubits in the future?
    Never say never but no plans right now.

    Any future events for Rampage spawns increased or a day buff ?
    Mostly focused on Geode recently but there's room for the Rampages to expand in the future, for sure.

    Can patrons get 2 lustrous boxes dropping at a time?,
    We are monitoring the time it takes to acquire lustrous gem boxes, were unlikely to make it drop 2 but maybe look into getting them to drop faster for patrons.

    Will the new gems you mentioned dropping in U10 replace our Stellar Water/Air/Fire Gems we currently have?No they will not replace them, we recognise the hard work people have put in for their existing gems. We'll make adjustments to class gems and have new gems that complement those they already have but it would be a big replacement.

    Will geode be a prerequisite for u10?
    Participating in Geode will give a leg up to U10 but not a strict requirement.

    When it comes to our costumes I love to match with my mounts, is there any way we could get costume dye?
    Not on the roadmap, a dyeing system with our variety and breadth of content it would be a pretty big undertaking.

    When does this update drop?
    June 26th!

    Any plans to add new bosses with or soon after U10?
    Certainly will be building towards new bosses

    What reworks are coming to regular Trove combat with the u10 update?
    Were gonna wait til were closer to u10 to discuss this in detail but we will be continuing to revamp and improve the individual classes.

    Will u10 just be like u9, but with different biomes and tougher enemies, or will there be more to do in it other than farming dungeons?
    One focus for us is adjusting and making improvements to the objectives and dungeons. We aren't going to change the core of combat that players are familiar with but we will be looking into changing the ways that you will accomplish those different objectives.

    When can we expect to get a weekly class contest where not the same 25 people will automatically claim the top 2 prizes?
    Very fair thing to ask, don't have an answer yet, we will discuss how to solve it,we know it sucks, well find a way to fix.

    How is bound brilliance gonna work after radiant dayspring is gone?
    We realise the dayspring is a source of bound brilliance for some players. There's also a tome to generate and well monitor that and adjust if needed.

    After the update on 2~3x moon souls on monday, the empowered gem tome that gives 1 empowered gem box and then sleeps for a week is kinda meaningless, any plans on buffing it?
    We didnt have plans, but we will bring it up with the designers.
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    Questions regarding Patron on Geode
    Patron was originally designed to the experience on the Trove planet, it didn't fit with the experience we are making on Geode. Rather than shoehorning it in, we have kept it clear what patron does and does not effect and will be evaluating it to how it can extend to Geode so that its clear, benefits and makes sense.
    Does this also mean that daily bonuses won't apply to Geode mining and harvesting?

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    It's nice to see the fact that this is all building up to some major boss fights confirmed. The extra lore and new antagonist are also appreciated, even if Geode having its own main antagonist does mean it's going to take longer than previously expected for us to get Q'bthulhu as a boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morinaka View Post
    Does this also mean that daily bonuses won't apply to Geode mining and harvesting?
    They've already said that. The only daily bonus that applies in Geode is the XP one.

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    Lore! :3

    So now we're building up to a final battle with Undertow, but we still haven't cleaned up the arc with Todstrom...
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    Dude! Thanks for the summary as always!! This was quite a transcription xD
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    I'm concerned about the removal of radiant dayspring. I hope that doesn't mean login tokens are also going away -- if so I guess everyone should use their existing tokens by the 26th?

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    Given that I still have Pinata Coins from last year's event in my inventory, I doubt they're removing them entirely. What will probably happen is that they'll just run the current ones to the end of the month and not issue any more. Radiant Daysprings in clubs and cornerstones and such PROBABLY won't be going anywhere either, like how you can still see folks with Style Savers.

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    Will geode be a prerequisite for u10?
    Participating in Geode will give a leg up to U10 but not a strict requirement.


    Wow...Just wow... Told Everyone they would be Behind the 8 Ball if they did not do it. Now they admit it needs to be done.

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