Well, it finally occurred that I could pull myself away from Minecraft long enough after the piston update to actually give Terraria a try. I’ve only played for a few hours (that’s saying something already I suppose) in single-player mode, and my conclusion so far is that it’s quite cool. I’m also really looking forward to playing a bit co-op when I have time on the weekend.
My base of operations.
I’ve got some pretty good gear already, and thanks to a few “Let’s Play”s I’m not entirely lost as for what to do. I only started up a small world as everything I’ve seen shows Terraria to be plenty expansive, even on small maps. And since I get to carry over my character between maps I don’t have to worry about losing my progress!
I’ve already found glowing mushrooms and an underground jungle. The jungle resulted in 3 deaths in fairly quick succession as I tried to recover my money from each previous death. I’ve also had great luck finding chests, as you can see in the screenshot. Not a single chest had to be crafted, all were found while exploring caves.
If anyone has any extra tips for Terraria I’d be glad to hear them, or if anyone wanted to try some online play with me I’m game! I will continue to post about my Terraria adventures here, since it’s both very fun and in the same genre as Minecraft.
And hey, Happy Crafting!
Well hello my loyal blog readers! At least I assume anyone reading this must be, since I’ve gone about 3 weeks without an update!
I’ve had a busy couple of weeks with work, a vacation, and a sick daughter. Everyone is feeling better now and things have settled down, generally speaking, so I’m hoping to get back to regular blogging.
I’ve dabbled in Minecraft a little bit lately, but now that my absolute obsession with it has tempered, I find myself getting back into Starcraft 2 more. I’m horribly rusty though, to the point that I’m having to look up hotkeys while playing to remember them. I’m sure I’ll be playing it a bit more now though.
I’ve also recently started watching some let’s play videos for Terraria, and that looks like a really awesome game as well. It really has a 2D Minecraft feel to it, but a lot more adventure and danger it would seem. I may think about picking it up from steam sometime soon.
Oh and before I forget, sounds like Minecraft Update 1.6 is not far off at all! I haven’t been following this one all that closely, but I hear it’ll have a lot of bug fixes. Also trap doors, and possibly the Nether in SMP? I’m not sure if Notch will get that going 100% before the update, but it could be! That is kinda big news for multiplayer servers, though I hope it doesn’t up the system requirements too much.
Anyway, mostly wanted to get something posted on here quickly so people know I haven’t given up! I’ll be putting together some new full-sized posts soon now, just gotta get back into the swing of things!
Well happy birthday to me on Wednesday this week. It was a great day of relaxing and playing some video games, going out to Pizza hut for a fun dinner, and then watching a movie at home in the evening. Oh and for that all to happen I took the night off of work, which is always quite nice!
As a sort of birthday gift to myself, I finally splurged and got an actual Minecraft SMP server from ServerCraft.co. The older desktop I had running it from my basement was just starting to choke a bit much and making play very annoying. Getting the server was a pretty easy process, and though I had the opportunity to upload a map to continue using it, I got a bit carried away with “testing” the new server after it was set up.
So I ended up with a huge mineshaft going down to bedrock, and it was at that point I decided not to load up an older map. Now I have yet another map, possibly necessitating another tour. I’m thinking I might try a video tour, as it might be a little less effort to post it than all the screenshots and descriptions I’ve been doing. At least on the new server things run super smooth now, even to the point that I can melee a creeper just like in single player!
For my birthday I got a couple of new games from my brother through Steam, which was quite nice. One was a game called CreaVures, which I’ve never actually heard of. It appears to be a platformer/puzzler and doesn’t sound too bad. Haven’t had a chance to try it yet. The other game I got was Magicka, which I am actually fairly familiar with from having watched some Let’s Plays on YouTube. I got to play through the tutorial and first level today, but I’ll have to wait for my weekend again to play any more. I also was only playing single player, so haven’t been able to experience the fun of accidentally destroying your entire party.
Thanks for reading – and happy crafting!