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« on: May 15, 2011, 11:16:50 PM »

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.

Terraria can possibly be described as a 2D mashup of Metroidw, Castlevaniaw, and Minecraftw, but has influences from many other games.


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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGo7iMUcxLc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGo7iMUcxLc</a>

If the video is too boring for you, the action really picks up at around 3:32.

Terraria should be available on Steam for $10 USD on Monday, May 16th (which is today).
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 11:26:49 PM »

yup, looks like old-school arcade shooter and more. thanks for the heads-up, Deo!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 01:57:03 PM »

Anyone want to go in together on a 4-pack? That would make it $7.50. I've already found two other people so we need one more for the 4-pack.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 02:48:09 PM »

Consider me to be #4.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 03:21:20 PM »

Great! Thmbsup
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 10:40:47 AM »

I got it last night, and LOVE it.  There will be many days where I'll be coming into work sleepy due to Terraria.   cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 04:21:00 PM »

I got it last night, and LOVE it.  There will be many days where I'll be coming into work sleepy due to Terraria.   cheesy

Same here. I stayed up until 9 AM without sleep today playing with Worstje. Thmbsup
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 05:58:14 PM »

Mind telling us about why you like it?  I watched the video but i couldn't get a good handle on it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 12:42:43 AM »

a new blog/site has appreared - Terraria Online.


http://www.terrariaonline.com/
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 05:57:58 PM »

Mind telling us about why you like it?
haha, I saw this one coming.

Terraria has a TON of what I'm waiting Minecraft to be, but in 2D.   Kiss  I love crafting, the sandbox environment, fending off creatures, and the massive randomly generated world.  It doesn't have interactive objects like circuit or mine carts, however I think the gear, special items, special bosses, rocket boots and guns (Most of which I've only read about so far) make up for it.

The program is fairly simple, with less than a 20 MB install (not including the required .Net 4 framework).  It starts up windowed with a fixed resolution.  Not sure what the resolution is, maybe 800x600.  You can full screen it, but the resolution stays the same.

You start off creating your character, which you can customize.  For me, it was weird customizing a character that's only a few pixels high, though I'd recommended it especially if you're going to play in multi-player servers.  Your character's equipment, inventory, and stats will follow the character between worlds.

Then you make a world you want to play in.  You name it and then decide if you want a small, medium, or large world.  It runs through some generation process for less than a minute, and you're in.

You start with just a copper pick and copper axe.  You move around with wads, and use your mouse to point at things.  You can interact with things close to you with your mouse, like mining and opening doors.  You can also point in the direction you want fire your arrows, like running away from zombies while shooting them.  You can clear away the dirt, chop down trees, plant acorns, eat mushrooms to regain lost health.  Game play is responsive and very intuitive.

You start off with 100 health, or 5 hearts.  You can increase your health pool by finding hearts in caves.  You also have a Marna pool, but it starts off at 0.  You can increase your Marna pool by collecting fallen stars that you can find during the night.  Your max Marna pool can be 200.

Like Minecraft, you craft weapons, tools, furniture, walls, and have requirements for all of them.  Unlike Minecraft, you don't need to know the crafting recipes, if you have enough materials while next to the tools you need (like a workbench, anvil, etc), the option to craft it will show up.  There are also many tiers of weapons and armor you can craft as well.

There is a ton of other items you can find & create as well, like a Enchanted Boomerang, Shuriken, Grappling Hook, Rocket Boots, and Flippers.  I haven't looked through them all, I want some of it to be a surprise. smiley

There is a day and night cycle.  During the day you will see slimes.  During the night there are Zombies and flying eyes.  On a rare occasion there will be a BloodMoon where the zombies will come in double the force, And know how to open your doors.

On rare occasions, a Goblin Army will attack.

There are a lot of monsters to encounter, and bosses to take down.  One of which is the Eye of Cthulhu.

There are a lot of Environments to explore as well.  The ones I'm looking forward to finding are Dungeons and Floating Islands.

All this has got me pretty excited, and making it difficult for me to go to bed when I should. cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 06:03:06 PM »

I pulled my links from http://terraria.wikia.com/, but it looks like Terraria Online has put together their own wiki which is so much more organized and easier to navigate at http://wiki.terrariaonline.com/.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 11:21:02 AM »

Does anyone know if there are plans for a demo of this?
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »

Does anyone know if there are plans for a demo of this?

+1. Rarely will I purchase a game without a demo first (Minus portal, death spank and defense grid)
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 03:29:53 PM »

I don't know if a demo is planned, but you can probably find some videos on YouTube that will give you an idea of how it plays.

Note: I haven't watched these (yet) but I liked his Minecraft series so I'm planning on watching these soon.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSXihcrzMII" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSXihcrzMII</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8h1e0x9_Kg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8h1e0x9_Kg</a>
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 04:28:03 PM »

very useful videos -- gives a much better and calmer idea of what this is all about.
thanks for sharing these.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 05:10:21 PM »

very useful videos -- gives a much better and calmer idea of what this is all about.
thanks for sharing these.

I just have to say that while I like Coe and his videos, he's not a very good player. He often misses some things that are pretty obvious (to me). For instance, he keeps building floors and platforms out of wood or dirt, but he should just use the in game item called "Wooden Platform."

But like I said, I like his videos and his commentary is generally pretty good. Thmbsup
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 08:12:15 PM »

Episode 3 of Coe's Bane is up:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz61B9R4rlw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz61B9R4rlw</a>

This will probably be my last update of Coe's Bane in this thread. For future reference, here's a link to the Coe's Bane playlist, which will have new episodes added to it: http://www.youtube.com/pl...list?p=PL4CE84FB3E76AC312
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 06:58:21 AM »

The game has been out for 2 weeks, lets see how it's doing:



I'm pretty sure this doesn't even include my own playtime.

(It currently ranks in 21st place for lifetime play time among folks in my friends list.)
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 04:34:05 PM »

That Rift game looks like a better proposition cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 10:33:39 AM »

Terraria is reviewed by the local tech news. they're having tons of fun it seems.. smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2011, 01:48:52 PM »

That Rift game looks like a better proposition cheesy

Wow... I really like Rift... but 73 hours in 2 weeks?  That's impressive considering that row is only one person...
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2011, 07:51:27 PM »

That Rift game looks like a better proposition cheesy

Wow... I really like Rift... but 73 hours in 2 weeks?  That's impressive considering that row is only one person...

And how much is the monthly charge on top of the initial cost?
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2011, 08:06:52 PM »

That Rift game looks like a better proposition cheesy

Wow... I really like Rift... but 73 hours in 2 weeks?  That's impressive considering that row is only one person...

And how much is the monthly charge on top of the initial cost?

Standard MMO fees - $14.99, though you get it for less with a longer commitment.
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 08:11:04 PM »

We are interrupting this broadcast thread for an important news bulletin:

ALL HAIL THE WHOOPIE CUSHION!

Carry on.
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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 11:26:44 AM »

It's been another two weeks and Terraria is still on top for the most played in the past two weeks (of people on my friends list).



And after only a total of 4 weeks since release the game has made its way in to the top 15 games with most hours played (of people on my friends list).



It's a really fun game! Thmbsup
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