Looks like they added a snow biome in today's patch, too...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, December 31 2011 05:31 AM (GJQTS)
Thanks for pointing out the sale--which is good for another 15 hours or so as I write this; I picked up a copy. Now to figure out how to play.
Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 02 2012 12:30 PM (/5bLf)
1. Hit things with other things.
2. Talk to the guide, assuming he's still around. Mine died and I his replacement got lost in the mail for days, which made my early experience with the game somewhat awkward.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, January 02 2012 10:31 PM (PiXy!)
I restarted several times, and from the little I figured out ahead of time I got houses built quick.
One thing i learned is you always spawn in the same place; I got killed twice when I started playing in what turned out to be the middle of the night. Now I level off the area and build a house so I can spawn in safety.
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 03 2012 07:03 AM (/5bLf)
So I was looking for something to do while my keyboard dried out* and this is what I found: The best explanation of what Terraria is about that I've yet seen.**
* I spilled my drink on it, after which it wasn't working terribly well, so I took it outside and hosed it down to get the sugary liquid out... And now it doesn't work at all. I'm typing this on the spare PS/2 keyboard I keep for when the BIOS decides it can't see my usual wireless keyboard.
** For values of "best" slightly skewed from normality.
You mean that doesn't happen to you, Steven? I can't tell you how many times I've gotten out of my shower and had to fight off random sharks and jellyfish. It isn't usually a problem, except when I'm running late for work.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, December 28 2011 03:09 AM (f/6aJ)
Just as long as you get gems and glow sticks out of it.
Doesn't apply in Terraria-land. I rescued the wrench wench (the Mechanic) from captivity and can now start building fancy stuff. I have a bomb factory (churns out a new bomb every ten seconds, very handy since they cost 5 silver coins each) and I just tried setting up a little fountain outside Pixy Base.
And turned it off before it flooded my house: More water comes out the outlet pump than goes in the inlet pump.
I can think of some interesting uses for that...
I tunnel my way up into my first floating island, cunningly avoiding the circling harpies...
Today I've managed to knock off the first two bosses (the Eye of Cthulhu and the Eater of Worlds), score a full set of Demonite items (sword, axe, hammer, pickaxe, bow, helmet, armour, greaves), and have enough ore left over from my mining expedition to afford a Minishark ("Half shark, half gun, completely awesome.")
For those who haven't played it, Terraria is what Nethack would be if it were reimagined as a 2D platformer around 1992.* I haven't yet got to the neat parts where you can build mechanical widgets like the obsidian generator or the goldfish dispenser: I have to rescue the game's wrench wench from the Dungeon where Skeletron stands guard, and pre-shark, I got splatted fairly quickly.
Update: Twenty minutes later, Skeletron is no more. What a difference full-auto makes! Particularly if you're upgrading from an axe...
* Though it would have been rather impractical the way it's actually implemented - with a large world, the game uses around 600MB of RAM, which would have cost something like $20,000 at that time.
At least, it's real code if you are running RubyPython.
Posted by: RickC at Thursday, December 22 2011 11:42 AM (VKVOz)
You can. I've never played it multiplayer, for that matter. (Should try sometime, though...)
It's definitely more of an exploration game than Minecraft. Most of the building I do is on the lines of "I need this to get around easier" or "I want to fight the boss here" or "I'll grow my underground mushrooms here", instead of Minecraft's sand-castle-box feel. On the other hand, the game part is realized a lot better - durable equipment, and lots of it, means you're generally working towards a goal (i.e. "get better gear") and with a specific goal in mind (beyond "dig and hope I hit something good"). There's a few boss monsters and monster events, and a good variety of weird stuff.
Definitely worth what I paid for it.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Thursday, December 22 2011 12:35 PM (pWQz4)
I'm thinking of running up a mee.nu Terraria server - partly to experiment with Windows Server.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 22 2011 01:18 PM (PiXy!)
NooooOoOo 12/9 (Fri - 8:25): Did you DG summon the AgentBrand? Because when he said last drop, he also said badger, so I was kinda thinking he meant the Frozen Rose. He also said it after the last Zenovia went down too... Mappy 12/9 (Fri - 8:50): Anyone with The Beast, remember to get your Fresh Fruit today. Cactusshin 12/9 (Fri - 9:09): No--it's just a freak coincidence. Once my WKai goes down, I plan on summoning Jasticus, Fayt, and Zenovia for my own ultra badger.
I'm starting to burn out on Billy, I'm afraid... been there, done that, got everything worth getting, more or less. These days I just sign in when I want to play some hanafuda. Kind of sad, really...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, December 10 2011 09:21 AM (pWQz4)
Incidentally, Pixy, Brick, Ubu, you guys need any SNEs?
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, December 10 2011 02:50 PM (pWQz4)
I actually play the game, and some conversations (like that one) lose me totally.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, December 10 2011 03:03 PM (Nf6le)
Thanks Avatar, but my main and both my alts managed to score Over 11000s before 11/11/11, so I'm good for SNEs.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, December 10 2011 05:59 PM (PiXy!)
Pretty sure Duck has 'em too (though if you don't, I've got some going to waste...)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, December 10 2011 06:03 PM (GJQTS)
Nope, Operation Get Wonderduck An Over 11000 was quite successful, and occurred well before EleventyEleven. I've got a plethora of SNEs. But thanks for the offer.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sunday, December 11 2011 02:20 PM (f/6aJ)