The PC version of Terraria does not have a distinct tutorial
As more-or-less a sandbox game, Terraria does not have a formalized tutorial. The keyboard controls can be viewed and customized in the menu, but other than that, it's expected for a player to learn most of the basics simply through experimenting while playing the game. Still, there are two main ...
I think your problem is this (based on you saying it has a basement):
If you dig into the ground at ALL and attempt to use the dirt wall as part of your wall, Terraria thinks it's not valid housing.
Take out that hammer and get rid of 100% dirt walls and replace it with whatever kind of wall you want.
Unfortunately, in Terraria, each world will only spawn with either the Corruption or Crimson Biomes. The wiki page on the Corruption states that only during world generation will the loading screen hint at whether or not the world will contain Corruption or Crimson. From the Wiki:
You can also tell if your world will have a crimson or a corruption because ...
There are 3 main differences IIRC.
In the pre-hardmode, Crimson worlds have Crimson Armor, Deathbringer Pickaxe, Fleshgrinder Hammer, The Meat Ball Flail, and the Crimson Rod. Corruption Worlds have Shadow Armor, Nightmare Pickaxe, The Breaker Hammer, The Ball O' Hurt Flail, and Vilethorn. In Hardmode, Crimson worlds get access to Ichor, where Corruption ...
It depends on your priorities and current equipment.
First let's consider the alternatives.
The good thing about the Mining helmet is that it will allow you to see everything around you constantly, without the need of placing torches every time you settle somewhere. The problem is that in early game the lack of defense can ...
I have a little addition to Mike Kellogg's answer and since it seems like I can't comment yet, due to lack of reputation, I will put it as a separate answer.
Terraria itself doesn't have a tutorial as Mike's answer said, but what it does have is In-Game-Achievements, which will help you getting started and which will lead you through the progression of the ...
As of version 1.4: Yes, using the Luck mechanic.
Material drops and unique item drops, among a number of other things, are affected by the player's Luck, though this mostly seems to apply only to non-Boss enemies. A positive Luck score can as much as double item drop rates, while a negative Luck score can almost halve them (though in practice, it's ...
Unfortunately, all I can tell you is that Random Numbers are Random.
1 in 2500 is... not a whole lot, I'm afraid. And even after killing 2500 mobs, you're not guaranteed one.
So, if there's no way to get better odds, how can we maximize those odds? Simple -- spawn as many mobs as possible, then kill them. The key here, (ha!) is that it doesn't matter what ...
Prepare the terrain :
Put a campfire (liferegen)
Put a sunflower (movespeed)
Build an area made of rows of wood platforms
Summon him @ 7:30pm
Use piercing attack weapons
Use a fast swinging weapon if swarmed
Use the best armor you can afford
Use potions (life, ironskin, thorns)
You should also read this guide.
Killing Skeletron for the first time allowed the Clothier to move in to your house.
In order to summon Skeletron you will need to kill the Clothier at night with the Clothier Voodoo doll equipped.
The Clotheir Voodoo doll has a 0.33% chance to drop from Angry Bones and Dark Casters in the Dungeon.
I couldn't find one so I made my own. Note I made this on PC so I'm not sure if console has the exact same colors.
Row 1: copper, iron, silver, gold, demonite, meteorite, hellstone
Row 2: tin, lead, tungsten, platinum, crimtane, chlorophyte
Row 3: cobalt, mythril, adamantium
Row 4: palladium, orichalcum, titanium
Here are the steps to craft a sawmill (to see if you have anything "wrong")
Get 10 wood blocks (to make work bench)
Make a work bench and place it down
Get 2 bars, 10 chains and 10 wood. (Get the bars from iron/lead ore, you'll need an anvil and and a furnace, the chains will come from a bar (use anvil) and the wood from trees) If you need any help with ...
It isn't easy to tell if the biome you are in is surface or not because of the walls behind the house, I suggest breaking all of that. Also, as it states in the wiki, "to get the Truffle to move in, there must be housing in a surface Mushroom Biome during hardmode." judging by the list you have provided you have done all of the things that are required. All ...
The best way I've found to find Adamantite (and indeed, any of the new ores) is to go down to hell and fly/grapple along the roof with a light source. This way you'll be able to see a little ways into the roof to identify ores.
Golem and Ocram are the two highest tier bosses in the console version. PC patches have extended the endgame, unfortunately, none of these have reached the console version.
When you first summon the Pirate or Goblin invasion, the message appears saying:
The Goblin Army/Pirates are approaching from the East/West!
The initial wave of enemies enter from the edge of the world, the direction is specified in the message. These enemies will then begin to move towards the middle of the world.
When the following message appears:
As the other answer says, you must get the required materials to spread Corruption (or Crimson) from corresponding worlds. To speed up the search, create new small worlds until you see that the tree picture in the world list menu looks like this:
Top tree means there's both Corruption (purple) and Hallow (yellow) in this world (which is only possible if you'...
The Terraria Wiki lists this as a known bug. Specifically, it mentions:
Sometimes after beating WoF, it might not drop loot.
Unfortunately this means that you're going to have to kill it again to get any loot.
Here it states all the console-exclusive things for Terraria. NPCs are not among them, and therefore are most likely just the same as the PC version. Here you can see which NPCs that are possible to spawn pre-hardmode. That is:
Bear in mind that the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon events are considered end-game - they are supposed to be difficult for very well geared players. If you're not a very well geared player, don't expect to get to wave 15. Also, I'm not going to list any items that drop from the Pumpkin Moon or Frost Moon events - if you were able to get those items then you ...
According to the Terraria Wiki, yes, Plantera is in the console version of Terraria as of version 1.2.
It's possible that you're encountering a bug, though. Sometimes, the bulbs to spawn Plantera will not spawn at all, especially in the console version.
For the first 4 ores, the deeper you go, the easier it is to find the better ones.
Just above cavern layer is usually where iron/lead gets more common and silver/tungsten is in low quantities. Then poking around the caverns, while dangerous, will get you plenty of silver/tungsten and start assembling gold/platinum. Cavern layer has a background of ...