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  • ubergine 8 Apr 2013 08:53:40 2,400 posts
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    I think leaderboards don't work for non-Gold accounts, but silver players could be buying the game.

    I read on Wikipedia that the PC version sold 2 million copies, so I doubt they need my money. I have a stupid feeling that I will inevitably buy this thing though...

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  • ubergine 10 Apr 2013 10:49:30 2,400 posts
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    I looked at this for a couple of nights and am still in two minds about it.

    The demo is clearly bad. Even before talking to owners of the full game, the demo is just poorly designed, buggy and fails to sell the game. If you deviate from what the demo wants you to do in it's precise order it seems to make it impossible to advance the tutorial further. It doesn't really explain the strengths of the game - as a building game it seems bad, tedious controls to build unattractive things for reasons that aren't clear. As a resource gathering game it has some pluses on Minecraft by having such a huge variety of things to collect, but it's unlcear that you can do anything interesting with them once you have, because the building isn't interesting.

    Where the game might excel is as a metroidvania fighting / exploration thing - which people who own it have confirmed - and this is not indicated very well by the demo. You don't collect experience, which is always an enjoyable part of mindless killing, and the demo doesn't suggest there is a goal to the game.

    You could argue that Minecraft is the same, except that MC is obviously a sandbox building game primarily with some other things tacked on - and given the sheer depth of some of those "tacked on" elements, redstone, music etc! -

    The demo for Terraria makes you focus on building then makes no attempt to explain what you would even get from purchasing the full game. It's a weird environment that I'm told isn't indicative of the full game at all.

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  • TarickStonefire 10 Apr 2013 11:43:15 3,107 posts
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    @ubergine I loved Terraria on my Mac. I played it way, WAY more than I ever played Minecraft, so while you may hate the demo (and by the sounds of it it's not great, but then Terraria isn't built for demos, tbh), you're not really in a position to criticise the actual game.

    Saying what you think "might excel" based on a demo you've already said is lousy isn't very fair on the game.

    Edited by TarickStonefire at 11:43:54 10-04-2013

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Gambit1977 10 Apr 2013 11:46:43 9,707 posts
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    I find Terraria much more interesting than Minecraft. In fact, I've stopped playing Bioshock Infinite because I just NEED to mine!!! mine for copper, mine for gold..mine mine mine!
  • DuvaDan88 10 Apr 2013 12:21:37 539 posts
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    The appeal to me is the objectives you can seek out for yourself or just ignore. There's not a lot wrong with minecraft but the one thing I miss is a challenge of having certain things to do and Terraria has this in the bucket loads and that's before you get to the hard mode.

    Ubergine you should take the plunge you really cant get a good feel for the game on the demo it really does take a lot of time to get going.

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  • Gambit1977 10 Apr 2013 12:22:27 9,707 posts
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    Anyone experienced Blood Moon Rising? :lol: I thought I'd left a door open!
  • DuvaDan88 10 Apr 2013 12:40:43 539 posts
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    Yeah I had it really early in the game but was mining so it didn't have any effect on me. The next one did come for a while I had a goblin invasion followed directly by a bloodmoon and boy that was a like one big kick in the nads but I survived to tell the story!

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  • Gambit1977 10 Apr 2013 12:46:08 9,707 posts
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    I find it really intense in those situations. It's such fun.
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Apr 2013 14:14:15 9,694 posts
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    I wasn't going to bother with this because Minecraft is giving me huge amounts of fun but as is often the case the word of mouth for it is wearing me down at a rapid rate. Even more so as I have today received a small amount of reward points to bring my current ms points count upto 1300.
  • andyc1980 10 Apr 2013 14:35:19 1,117 posts
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    Damn. Found a nasty bug. Been playing for around forty hours on my world. Now I keep experiencing crashes to the dash board. Happening quite frequently as well. Gutted as I'm really starting to get somewhere. I've cleared a bit space on my friends list for anyone who fancies a bit multiplayer.
  • DuvaDan88 10 Apr 2013 15:28:36 539 posts
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    Yeah it was fun fighting everything off as I had a weapon that really wasn't meant for that amount enemies at once.

    At the moment my quest to find a ruby is killing me! I'm on a large map and that is the once ore I can not find at the moment! Got stock piles of everything else as well.

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  • ubergine 10 Apr 2013 16:50:40 2,400 posts
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    @TarickStonefire I didn't read over what I wrote again, but I think I was clear that I wasn't criticising the game so much as the demo and how it fails to sell the game.

    However, I've got to assume the interface is the same in the full version and it's somewhat poorly designed as well.

    I don't want to smash up anyone else's fun with it, just don't think it's going to be for me.

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  • DuvaDan88 11 Apr 2013 09:00:16 539 posts
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    @andyc1980 & @gambit1977 if guy every fancied some multiplayer drop us a FR.

    @ubergine Well is you decide not to buy it then you'll be missing out.

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  • andyc1980 11 Apr 2013 11:23:45 1,117 posts
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    @DuvaDan88 I'll chuck u one later mate.
  • Gambit1977 11 Apr 2013 12:07:42 9,707 posts
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    @DuvaDan88 I would mate but I'm going away for the weekend...will do on my return :-)
  • L_Franko Moderator 11 Apr 2013 12:12:19 9,694 posts
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    Caved (heh) and bought this last night. I have a half day today so I shall put some time into it (between the horde of other games I'm currently playing) to get the hang of the thing. It looks nice from what I have played so far.
  • L_Franko Moderator 12 Apr 2013 10:04:39 9,694 posts
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    After putting about 4 hours into this yesterday I am loving it. My game is on a small map but from what I've explored, above and below, it is still rather big. I wonder what the largest maps are like!
    I still haven't quite managed to get to the edge of my world yet though I have a feeling I'm not that far away because when I get to a point on either side now the enemies seem to be getting harder and more numerous. Tonight I shall be exploring to whole of the ground level though, I have a gold sword and some crappy armour as well as a good number of health potion so I'm good to go.

    While travelling along to the right side of the map I came across this weird puple bricked temple thing with a tunnel going down. I couldn't mine the purple looking bricks and when I tried to explore the tunnel I didn't last very long at all. There was some old guy walking around up top that said something about not being able to summon his master during the day, or something like that. These things might be common to the world of Terraria but I found the find bloody interesting. While I'm discovering the full extent of my world I might hang around this thing at night and see what happens.

    As some have said, this game takes a bit of time to get going but once it does you had better not have a busy life.

    Edited by L_Franko at 10:07:07 12-04-2013
  • L_Franko Moderator 12 Apr 2013 12:59:27 9,694 posts
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    Oh yeah, totally forgot that I survived a blood moon night thing, the moon turned red and shit got real. Zombie hordes started gathering around my house and on one side they managed to open a door and charge in. My NPC was not happy but I threw myself infront of him and hacked my way through the horde like the true hero I am.
  • Gambit1977 12 Apr 2013 14:49:31 9,707 posts
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    So, I've got 3 NPCs and full gold armour and weapons but still haven't scratched the surface. I need to find a use for Mana :-/
  • DuvaDan88 12 Apr 2013 14:56:48 539 posts
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    The next thing you need to do Gambit is defeat the eye of Cthulhu then it opens up the next part of the game. Which NCPs do you have?

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  • L_Franko Moderator 12 Apr 2013 16:10:06 9,694 posts
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    I totally forgot that there are bosses in this game!
    I have no idea how to get into a boss fight but I shall look forward to finding out. Work is not going at a pleasant speed today.
  • Gambit1977 12 Apr 2013 16:57:18 9,707 posts
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    Finally, take that Eye!
    Thanks for the help :-)
  • L_Franko Moderator 13 Apr 2013 12:57:46 9,694 posts
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    I shall tackle that bad boy today as I found an object to summon it in a gold chest along with some other cool stuff.

    Edited by L_Franko at 12:58:56 13-04-2013
  • DuvaDan88 13 Apr 2013 17:46:46 539 posts
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    Word of advice, buff up helped a lot with my first time.

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  • L_Franko Moderator 14 Apr 2013 11:19:07 9,694 posts
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    Managed to summon the big sod but he killed me. I shall have another go today if I can get him to appear again. I have two options in mind for that to happen.
    First I shall better my armour.
  • neilqpr 14 Apr 2013 16:03:31 2,855 posts
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    Where do you find Crystal Hearts? Been mining for an age, haven't seen one of the fuckers.
  • DrStrangelove 14 Apr 2013 16:24:09 4,005 posts
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    Continue mining, they are there somewhere
  • DuvaDan88 14 Apr 2013 17:01:32 539 posts
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    @neilqpr They are all over the place. They appear as a bright red square on the map. I went a good couple of days without finding any but now I've maxed my stats out I've got loads of them just sitting there.

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  • neilqpr 14 Apr 2013 17:47:25 2,855 posts
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    Holy shit there's a map!
  • L_Franko Moderator 15 Apr 2013 09:51:19 9,694 posts
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    Well I've now had a go at the Eye twice and each time I get him under 1000 hit points and then kills me. I am at the point now where he can spawn on ramdom nights but I also have one of those stange looking eye things to summon him so I have plenty of oppertunity to beat it.
    Currently got Silver helmet and gold everything else with 200 health. I also have an enchanted Bumerang which is quite helpful in the early stage of the boss fight.
    I've built a special arena for the boss fight now and after one or two tweeks - mainly thinking some short poles I can use to get higher jumps over the second form of the Eye - I'll have another go.

    Edited by L_Franko at 09:51:54 15-04-2013
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