Trion is preparing to drop a massive update for their free-to-play sandbox MMO Trove. Titled “Mantle of Power,” the expansion is set to add a new level cap, a new Gem system, mounts, and more.
MMORPG got a preview of the update and spoke with Lead Developer Andrew Krausnick about it. According to Krausnick, the main focus of this update is progression. The first thing Trion has done in this regard is to add 10 new levels for each class; bringing the max level to 30 and opening up new item slots. They also added the new gem system in order to give players a greater chance at class customization. Players can now slot each class with multiple gems that change the way they play.
In addition to giving players the ability to customize their characters, Trion has also added a new Power Ranking system that takes into account everything a player does to progress their account. The higher this rank becomes, the more worlds players will gain access to. There will also be Leaderboards and Weekly Contests to encourage the competitive spirit of Trove players.