Update September 2016: I included the latest biome, Jurassic Jungle.
Update September 2015: I finally found the time to update all the pictures! There had apparently been enough complaints about some biomes being difficult to tell apart because the colours looked too similar, especially on the borders of the world map. At some point, biome-specific icons were added. You can now see them on my pictures as well! :)
The world in Trove features different biomes and they all have a specific colour on the map. Sometimes, I want to farm some specific items that drop in specific biomes, but I have a hard time remembering which colour is for which biome, so I decided to make a list with screenshots. Having a blog, of course, I will not keep that list only for myself but share it with you here instead. :)
Each biome has a few maps with different names which I’m calling sub-zones. The colours on the map are still the same for each sub-zone that belongs to the same biome. The mobs found in each zone may differ slightly, though. For example, you can find fae in one of the Permafrost sub-zones as well as in one the Fae Wilds biome.With a recent update, the map only shows the names of the biomes and not the sub-zones anymore. I will still list the names of the sub-zones, in case Trion is adding them back.
|Biome||Sub-zones||Colour on the map|
|Candoria||Cupcake Canyon & Sugar Steppes||Light pink|
|Cursed Vale||Viking Burial Ground & Cursed Vale||Purple|
|Desert Frontier||Abandoned Boneyard & Desert of Secrets||Orange (more like “salmon”, though)|
|Dragonfire Peaks||Dragon’s Teeth & Blazing Emberlands||Dark reddish brown|
|Fae Forest||Bewitching Wood, Uncanny Valley & Spellbound Thicket||Dark green|
|Jurassic Jungle||Primal Preserve; Saurian Swamp||Green|
|Medieval Highlands||Deep Forest, Firefly Party, Frigga’s Fjord & Highlands Plains||Bright green|
|Neon City||Data Spires||Dark blueish grey|
|Peaceful Hills||Peaceful Hills & Outpost of Light||Green (darker than Medieval Highlands)|
|Permafrost||Dead of Winter||Light grey|
|Treasure Isles||I don’t know if there are sub-zones||Turquoise-blue|
|Radiant Ruins (Sky Realm)||I don’t know if there are sub-zones||This is on its own map accessible only through a “Realm Portal: Sky” in a club world|
This is all nice and well, but as you can probably see, I tried to narrow down the colours a bit by adding “dark” or even two colours (reddish brown). Additionally, some biome colours look much lighter at the corner of the map. I often confuse the Desert Frontier with Candoria. So, I will also show you screenshots now, so that you can clearly see the colours representing each biome.
I used to confuse Desert Frontier with Candoria, because the Desert Frontier map looks kind of pale pink at the border of the map and only changes to its regular colour when you get closer. Now that they have icons, it is much easier to tell them apart! Desert Frontier has a cactus.
There definitely were too many greens on the map. This is another great example of why adding icons is great! I could never remember which green stood for which biome. Fae Forest is dark green and has a butterfly as its icon.
This biome, Jurassic Jungle, was added with the dino tamer class and, as you can guess from the names, it’s all about dinosaurs! Unfortunately, it is yet another green piece on the map. Just look for the footprints and you’ll find it!
The Peaceful Hills biome hosts sunflowers where you can get the bulbs needed for gardening. Other than the shadow invaders that sometimes drop from the sky, no hostile mobs can be found here. Its icon is a flower.
As mentioned in the table above, the Radiant Ruins are a special case. You can only enter them through the “Realm Portal: Sky” which can be placed in a club world. There are no other biomes up there, so they also did not get an icon.