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Trion Worlds made news earlier this week by registering several domains with the word "Trove" in them. While the studio made no announcement regarding new games in development, most speculation centered firmly on Trove being Trion's next big project. Today we've received another little tidbit on t...

November 13th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Trion Worlds looks to be up to something new, as the studio has snapped up several domain registrations with the word "Trove" in them. TroveGame.com and PlayTrove.com are but two of the many domains secured by CEO Scott Hartsman as of late. There are also several regional domains in the list, incl...

November 11th 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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It's been a rocky return for Scott Hartsman, who has rejoined the Trion Worlds fold as CEO. With End of Nations going through development hell in its final stretch, studios being shuttered left and right, employees being laid off, and a mess of unknown questions, Trion's been put through the ringer...

August 23rd 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Fans of RIFT are probably feeling a little jumpy right now. The community was surprised when community manager James "Elrar" Nichols abruptly left the game, especially in wake of the other shakeups moving through Trion Worlds. The game's community team did run a livestream event on Friday, and fans...

August 19th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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RIFT CM James "Elrar" Nichols is no longer with Trion Worlds, according to Director of Community Elizabeth Tobey. "As we mentioned last week, we are undergoing some changes here at Trion and that also includes changes among your community team," she wrote. "In addition to all the names you already...

August 16th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Only a week after acknowledging the closure of its San Diego office, Trion Worlds has announced in a statement that it will be closing down another office. Trion Europe in Guildford, UK, will be cutting 10 jobs in the process, including branch boss John Burns and communications boss Jon Goddard. "...

August 15th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Trion Worlds is closing its San Diego studio, the publisher confirmed to Joystiq. The studio developed Defiance, Trion's cross-media MMO. In a statement, the publisher said the "day to day operations of Defiance will be moved to our Redwood City studio where it can be managed alongside Rift and ou...

August 8th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Buried in the brouhaha that is the latest round of Trion layoffs was the opinion of former RIFT producer Scott Hartsman. The MMO industry veteran offered his sympathies on Twitter and also offered to help affected former employees with job intros and the like. Hartsman also hinted at his views on...

May 21st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We hadn't heard a peep from Scott Hartsman after he left his position as executive producer at Trion Worlds... until now. The former EverQuest II and RIFT lead spoke with Forbes not about where he's going but about where he thinks the MMO industry is heading. Hartsman sees the increased cost and...

March 5th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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If I was to make a list of the top, oh, five or 10 MMO developers whom I admire, Scott Hartsman would be on there. It's not just that I appreciate that he's one of the few human beings who is shorter than I am, but that he's had a remarkable career full of accomplishments that I respect. EverQues...

February 6th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments