Terraria

FlamingPeasant wrote:

Ok, I bit. Would love an invite when someone has a chance.

Invite sent.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Alright, somehow I don't think I"m in the steam group, can I get an invite? Profile's in the sig.

Steam won't let me send you one.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Alright, somehow I don't think I"m in the steam group, can I get an invite? Profile's in the sig.

Steam won't let me send you one.

He probably already has an invite.

Also I'll probably be spending some more time on my server this evening if anyone wants to join me again.

Now that I have a copy, I should probably join the Steam group. Er, wait, no, nevermind, I guess I already have an invite! Ha!

EriktheRed wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Alright, somehow I don't think I"m in the steam group, can I get an invite? Profile's in the sig.

Steam won't let me send you one.

He probably already has an invite.

Also I'll probably be spending some more time on my server this evening if anyone wants to join me again.

Yup, missed the group when looking and noticed I was in it after I posted. Can I get some server details, I didn't see them in the last page.

Also, the reason I missed it was because the image didn't stand out enough, maybe this would help:
IMAGE(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad227/mrtomaytohead/GWJTerrariaLogoNEWBG.png)

So far doing fairly well other than a million deaths, a few dull silver sword and a annoying iron bow. I got a large house and I recently got moonglow and blinkroot seeds. All I need now is some sand- I can't seem to find any.

I have 4 armor +3 defense shackle (I'm wearing my +4 ) and I'm willing to trade ;).

edit: Luck change : deadly gold pickaxe ,hasty silver bow ;).

Are the server details in the original post still accurate, or are people playing elsewhere? If I can pry myself away from Minecraft for a bit this weekend, I'd love to see what sorts of things the GWJ crowd has been doing with Terraria.

EriktheRed made a post on the steam group. It's under events I think.

Manach wrote:
Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

, however a friend of mine has the capability and is willing to help in the cause. As a fellow GWJ'r himself, Black Lotus,

I have sent an invite to him, he was the player playing with us yesterday?

I have received no such invite, but I am in the process of making the server

edit: And now I know why.
Steam ID: uranium_236

MitchellW wrote:

EriktheRed made a post on the steam group. It's under events I think.

Indeed, hopefully I'm not missing something as I see no password.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
MitchellW wrote:

EriktheRed made a post on the steam group. It's under events I think.

Indeed, hopefully I'm not missing something as I see no password.

I logged in with no password this morning.

MitchellW wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:
MitchellW wrote:

EriktheRed made a post on the steam group. It's under events I think.

Indeed, hopefully I'm not missing something as I see no password.

I logged in with no password this morning.

Yeah I didn't set a password for it, but I may in the future if we get more invested in the world.

Me, Erik and the crew have some tentative plans to have a Terraria Thursday event where we all get together and do the special content like bosses as a group while upgrading and decorating our headquarters.

I see the IP for the server but the client asks for a port which I don't the default for Terraria.

Nevermind, 7777.

Pyramid of boulders!
IMAGE(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594703803938110727/AC0228AFF790854C73C85C97FE24AAD52A3A3CFE/)
Caution: Do not hit with pick

One look at that and I'm speechless, Awesome!
Question, are bosses only spawnable by use of items? I have only fought the Eye of Cthulu by summoning it and nothing else... No Blood moons either

Messed around with a pre-existing trap to make:

Spoiler:

A Bomb Factory!!! Curious what other statues yield (So far angel and shield statue do nothing (underground anyway))

Server is still in very early stages, grappling hook is, approximately, the best craftable tool available right now. Black Lotus is hosting a 24hr server, details on the Steam group page.

Could I get a steam group invite? Eleazar6

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

One look at that and I'm speechless, Awesome!
Question, are bosses only spawnable by use of items? I have only fought the Eye of Cthulu by summoning it and nothing else... No Blood moons either :(

Eyes of Chthulu tend to show up when your character is strong enough and hasn't fought one yet. Sometimes at night you will get a "an evil gaze is watching you" kind of message. The other two bosses show up in the course of normal play too.

I can see this being addictive.

ebarstad wrote:

Looks like there's a Terraria-style game out for iOS called Junk Jack.

Really? A name like that and no one said a word?

I don't even know you people anymore...

*walks away looking confused*

Since the patch I have only really seen one new addition that has made an actual difference. I saw videos with a bunch of really cool new things, but so far I have only encountered the Wall of Flesh, which I don't know how to fight.

That Wall of Flesh is the key to seeing those cool new things, unfortunately. If you're looking for tips on fighting it:

Spoiler:

Ironskin potion, Molten armor, Night's Edge and a few healing potions. If you know how to control it, a gravitation potion will do wonders. I'm sure you could do with less than what I've recommended here, but that's how I did it, and I ended on 100 hp.

WOOO I got my diving helmet. 2% drop rate my ass, it took me 88 tries. After getting my Big Daddy impression on I decided to craft some diving gear. Now I can mine hellstone underlava!

I'm not close to the new contents yet. I broke two orbs so far and I need to build an arena before I break the third. I did some jungle exploring before doing the corruption content. It also took me awhile to get a hook for a grappler and but when I did I upgraded it with jungle loot( It required me another run though). I also made a Blade of Grass which is better than the demonine sword I previously used. I'm currently in silver armor but I got plenty of ore. I don't think I'll upgraded to gold at all.

I started with a moonglow blinkroot and added daybloom later ( I couldn't find any at the beginning which is unusual but spices things up). What I really want now is a spear type weapon. Yesterday a goblin raid came but I didn't get anything special from them. In the middle of their raid it was time for me to go to work (I was at home with my sick daughter) so I left it on and finished them when I came back from work .

I'll make a screen shot later but my house looks like a public housing project(good thing the NPCs have really low standards). My house is about 5 or 6 floor with 3 rooms per floor. It's pretty much a grid. It's mostly underground with a ground level entrance.

I know it's well intentioned, but I can't help thinking a big list (and it's a big list, not just a few points) for a game such as Terraria is half-way missing the point and breaking the experience of discovery for new players. Sure, most people will eventually get to an 'optimal' way of playing to get through the content, but it shouldn't be rushed.

I might've skimmed just a tad... Has anyone else noticed that if you have both torches and glowsticks in your inventory and hold down the shift key ("auto-item"), the game will automatically make you hold out a glowstick if your cursor is in water, even if the water is somewhere on the other side of the screen, in an underground area that you've come nowhere close to exploring? It's like a little dowsing rod!

Never mind. Seems like it happens whenever your cursor is over just about any unexplored/unlit area.

I'm new to Terraria and found a lot of those items helpful. I won't follow everything there, but I'll read all the tips people want to throw out there.

I seem to be having trouble finding a lot of copper and iron. I had enough iron to make an anvil, but just a bar left over. I have explored left and right a ways and seem to be getting myself into higher level territory that I'm not equipped for. Deserts and corrupted areas. Should I be sticking to the starting area and building up more resources, or will I find more resources farther out?

Does Ore have any indicators showing where I might find some? I think I have found everything on the surface and in caves.

I've finally managed to get my solo groove on. I used to get very stressed when playing the game. I always felt like my house had to be perfectly symmetrical. Or that I had to dig mines in a perfect grid so that I didn't miss anything. I have abandoned all of those bad habits and I feel like I enjoy the game a lot more now.

Couple of tips for new and returning players:

- If playing solo only make Small worlds. Large worlds are ridiculously large, far too big for a single player.
- Don't be afraid to re-generate worlds until you find one with a good (read: COOL) starting area. Mine has a big forest to the right and a mountain with natural caves to the left. Perfect.
- Try not to just dig a hole in the ground to find stuff, this will burn you out quickly. Particularly when you don't have a good pick. Look for natural caves and explore them instead.
- Kill every slime you see because gel has many uses now, not just torches.
- Put torches EVERYWHERE. Torches are your way of marking where you have been.
- When you find metal, the most important things to upgrade are your pick, your weapon, and your armour in that order.
- Always carry some dirt. Dirt can create a temporary shelter instantly, and is easy to mine. It is almost impossible to get stuck anywhere when you have a stack of 250 dirt.
- Seal dead end passages with a 1-tile thick wall of dirt. This prevents pointless backtracking.
- Some items are clearly marked with "Material", never throw these out until you know what they can be used for.

Couple more advanced things:

Spoiler:

- The default player spawning position is the very centre of the map. If you build your house here or nearby you can later warp back without needing a bed. This lets you build an expedition house somewhere on the map and be able to warp back to it without needing to return home.
- Try not to overuse torches. When entering a new cavern shine light around the edges to look for ore pockets and other caves. Then place a single torch in the centre to light the room, no more are necessary.
- The expedition house is a great place to locate the nurse, warp back for quick heals.
- Always start farming plants early, plants in the wild are much harder to find now and so are seeds.
- Try not to use orbs of light or shine potions unless you need to fight something. They make you very very lazy about placing torches.
- Drink a spelunker potion and use the limited time to prospect instead of dig. Move around an explored area and put signs down to mark the location of hidden treasure.

And my number 1 tip of all: Carry a stack of wooden signs everywhere you go and write notes to yourself.
- Find a cave? Put a sign up to describe what is in it.
- Cave have multiple forks? Put down a signpost.
- When you exit the game, leave a sign at your house describing what you were doing and what you want to do next time.

Putting down signs seems like a trivial thing but it has totally changed my experience for the better. I highly recommend it.

Scratched wrote:

I know it's well intentioned, but I can't help thinking a big list (and it's a big list, not just a few points) for a game such as Terraria is half-way missing the point and breaking the experience of discovery for new players. Sure, most people will eventually get to an 'optimal' way of playing to get through the content, but it shouldn't be rushed.

Okay I switched things around a little to hide the spoilerish stuff. The tips are not meant to promote an "optimal" play style. There are simply a lot of pitfalls a player can get into that start to make the experience a grind instead of fun. For example:

- Digging a lot for very little gain
- Getting lost in areas you have already explored
- Sitting in a sandbox and having no goal

All of these reasons are why I could never get into Minecraft and why I repeatedly burned out playing Terraria. The tips are designed to help people avoid situations like this.

The very first time I picked up the game I spent over an hour just digging tunnels in the dirt. Lateral tunnels need to be three tiles tall, and excavating that much with a copper pick was horribly boring. When I was playing with the previous patch I was humming along until I had to stop for a couple days and came back to this:

IMAGE(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560913328339022585/AB97243FA4DE763D52DCAD11B76D7F91166FB8F6/)

I couldn't remember where everything was. What I had left to accomplish and what I was doing when I left.

Nowadays I'm much wiser. The real fun in Terraria is not about digging holes in the ground to find things. Its about finding cool things and digging them up.

FlamingPeasant wrote:

Does Ore have any indicators showing where I might find some? I think I have found everything on the surface and in caves.

When exploring this is what I do when approaching a new stretch of terrain or cave:

1. Examine the terrain, note important features like loot, monsters and unexplored exits.
2. Plot how to get from A to B and back again. Should I use platforms? Should I put down a dirt bridge? Always have an exit.
3. Pull out a torch and shine it over the walls. Can I see anything in the stone?

This is standard operating procedure and I find all sorts of stuff. Ore, Chests, and other caves to explore. They key to remember is that if there is nothing of interest in the room. The chance of finding something interesting in the surrounding rock is increased.

There are easy ways to explore further. See a big patch of unexplored darkness? Try digging short tunnels into the rock on a hunch, chances are good that you will find something new. If you come across a tiny cave too small to explore, throw some glowsticks into it and see if it goes anywhere.

If you'd like to throw up a multiplayer server sometime I could show you the ropes without giving anything away.

How do you farm plants?

Cut down naturally grown plants that are blooming. This will give you seeds, as well as the plant itself. Make some clay pots out of, you guessed it, clay, and plant away. Some plants have very specific prerequisites to bloom. Daybloom will, as you might imagine, only bloom during the day. It will retract at night, and you will only be able to retrieve the plant, no seeds.