Ask Nerdy Bookahs: Trove Edition – Blaugust Day 26

It’s time for another “Ask Nerdy Bookahs”. We have looked through the search terms that led people to our blog for which we know we do not have fitting answers in our blog posts and we’re trying to cover those topics here now. For better readability, I am changing the plain “search terms” to correct the grammar and add the missing question marks. :p

Trove is the newest game and officially launched on July 9, 2015. Naturally, there are quite a few new players out there and a huge proportion of questions leading to our blog are about Trove. That’s why I am going to start with questions about Trove, but there are also a few about Guild Wars 2 – and surprisingly, even some about Lotro, even though I haven’t been writing about this game anymore in quite a while. So, I will ignore the Lotro questions. I wouldn’t be of much help anyway. ;)


How to get the N-0 Depth Scoper in Trove?

Plasma fishing is not in the game yet and this fishing rod seems to unlock plasma fishing. So, you will have to wait a bit longer until you can unlock and use it. I imagine it will unlock like the other fishing rods as well: Go to the central hub (hold the “H” key). Look for the two little lakes and find the “Nautical Assembler” next to one of them. This is where you can craft the fishing rods.

Trove Nautical Assembler

What currency do you buy fishing poles with in Trove?

I am going to link you to the wiki which has a nice list of the different poles. Click on “expand” to see them all.

Which character uses pirate ship?

All characters can use the ships. As soon as you are in water, you can “summon” your ship (if you unlocked one). You can buy the boat “SS Dinghy” in the hub (press “H”). There are two lakes with a house next to it. Within that house, you will find the NPC Saltwater Sam who will sell you that boat for 500 glim. Make sure to also get a sail.

What to do in Trove?

Lots of things. It depends on what you want to do. There is no PvP (see next question) yet. But other than that, you can go kill mobs, or build in a club world or build in your cornerstone or level up different professions like gardening or fishing. Of course, there are also various different goals you can set for yourself like having all classes at maximum level or having the best equipment possible or getting your mastery rank to level 100 (which ultimately means doing a lot of the aforementioned stuff as all of that, with the exception of building, adds to your mastery rank), so you can get a chaos chest every day.

Is there any pvp in Trove?

I know I covered this in previous blog posts. However, since Trion did announce that they are working on PvP, I figured an update wouldn’t hurt: No, currently, there is no PvP in Trove, but they are working on some kind of PvP. It will definitely not be the open world kind where you can get attacked and killed by other players even though all you wanted to do was take a stroll and do a few dungeons.

Cat soultrap drop rates

As far as I know, cat soultraps do not drop. You buy them from an NPC in the Treasure Isles (the large water area). Look for ships that have a sail with a red bearded pirate on them (see picture below). Those can have the cat soultrap vendor on them. In general, the red-bearded sail means that there is a vendor on the ship that sells you something for Glim. What exactly they sell you is random, as far as I know. So if you’re looking for one particular vendor, you will have to look for lots of those ships until you’re lucky and find the right one.

Trove Cat Soultrap Vendor
Cat Soultrap Vendor

What’s the difference between the male and female head?

I thought there’d be an obvious difference, but when I had a look at the faces just now, I could not find one. Apparently, you can even have the same hair styles? Although I did not check if all of them are identical for both genders.

To show you all the available faces, I took screenshots of them all. Hair style, hair colour, skin colour and eye colour are the same across all faces.

Trove Faces

How to change the UI looks?

I’m afraid you can’t. You can’t resize the UI and you cannot move it in any way.

Will plants grow while I’m not playing?

Yes. Simple answer. :p

Should Trove add more ways to get cubits?

Oh, a question where my opinion counts, I guess. Yes, I think we should have more ways than we currently do (500 per weekday and 1000 per day on Saturdays and Sundays if we do dungeons as well as a few one-time gains through gaining certain mastery ranks and doing the first introduction missions to the game). But I don’t think it should be too much, because quite a lot of things are unlocked with cubits in the in-game store (or alternatively, if you are impatient, with real money). I think this system is actually quite neat. I like having the feeling that I’m slowly working towards something by not having all the cubits I need at once. At the same time, if you are really impatient and don’t want to do the dungeons to slowly earn your cubits, you can also choose to spend real money which, in turn, will give income to the developers. Just so nobody misunderstands: The stuff you can buy is not necessary to play the game!

This post is part of Blaugust 2015.