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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 ...


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The mobile and PC versions of Terraria have different content and are not compatible with each other. This might change in the future, but it seems unlikely at the time.


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Water is notoriously difficult to remove in Terraria, placing blocks over it will not work as you have already tested. Here are the few methods I know of from personal experience: For small pools, buckets are a simple but tedious method of transporting the water elsewhere. Large pools can be drained into below caves or sent directly down to The Underworld ...


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To enter hardmode, follow these steps: Kill a Voodoo Demon and take the Guide Voodoo Doll it drops. Voodoo Demons spawn in The Underworld. Throw the doll into lava (in The Underworld). Fight the Wall of Flesh boss that you have just spawned. Once you have killed the Wall of Flesh, you have just entered Hardmode! On the mobile version of the game, you need ...


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Actually, I did a test and I did find a way to "remove" water from where you want to build. In my case, I created a platform over the water, and then I filled rock in as far as I could reach. Now, typically if you dig out the rock, your new, empty space will fill back up with water. However, after creating the blocked, rock region, I stopped the iOS app ...


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On the wikia about the Wall of Flesh it states: On the mobile version, killing the Wall of Flesh does not start hard mode.


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Unfortunately, there is not yet a Housing Menu on the iOS version of Terraria. That would make it much easier to relocate NPCs. However, the classic way to do this from the earlier (pre 1.1) days of Terraria still works! Assume Merchant lives in house A and you want him to be in house B Make all other housing not currently occupied unsuitable (such as ...


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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 ...


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With the release of the 1.2 patch to mobile versions in December 2014, there is now a huge amount of content post-Wall of Flesh to be experienced (to be honest, the quantity of post-Wall of Flesh content is probably greater than the pre), as well as some new pre-Wall of Flesh content as well. The mobile release as of December 2014 is roughly equivalent to ...


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There are no ways to recover your world, unless it was on cloud save, or the old device is working. If it was on cloud save: Just download back your save. If the old device is working: Switch the save to a cloud save, or move the files of your save through a file management tool like iFunbox or iExplorer etc. If you are on Android, the data directory is ...


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The easiest way, in my opinion, is to simply dig a shaft out the bottom of the water until you run into a cave, and let the water drain into the cave.


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This is the case of the Crimson biome, but if you are in the Corruption in its stead, it is the same path of action, since apart from the appearance and name, the blocks' properties don't change. In the same fashion of this question, you can't mine Crimstone Block prior of making a fifth tier pickaxe, for example Deathbringer pickaxe (Nightmare pickaxe for ...


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Large gems cannot be placed or used to make anything else, they cannot be sold for any value which means they have no real function. When a player carries a large gem a hologram of that gem appears above their head. Upon death a player will drop any large gems that they are carrying. This means that their sole purpose is for the PvP game "Capture the Gem", ...


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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 ...


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Goblin statues are purely decorative - wiring up one to a timer will not cause it to spawn goblins. In fact, most statues are not functional at all. The Terraria wiki has a list of statues that do spawn monsters when activated: Fish (Goldfish) Bird Bunny Chest (Mimic) Skeleton Crab Jellyfish Slime Piranha Shark In addition, the bomb, heart and ...


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Update: Terraria 1.3 brings with it seriously buffed antlion mandible drops, as well as a whole host of new kinds of antlions to drop them. Getting enough for whatever you need should now be a lot easier, after running through the Underground Desert a bit. Kill antlions. While that answer seems facile, I'm afraid it's not just the easiest way, it's the ...


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The only way to get your game data back would be if you had used Gamecenter, which automatically saves your games to cloud. Unfortunately, if you didn't, there are no ways to get your data back.


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It's just flavor text All NPCs have various things they will say when you open the dialog box with them, and sometimes their lines will reference interactions with other NPCs. However, none of it has any actual significance to the game, and none of these interactions actually happen. The line in question is simply a random quote the Traveling Merchant says.


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The answer to your question is yes! By digging at least a 3-block wide tunnel around your corruption/crimson/hallow, you can prevent it from spreading outside of the boundaries that you give it. This is an especially useful thing once hardmode is activated, since those two biomes spread with greater ferocity. Aequitas is also correct in that you could ...


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You can't upgrade Unity. That's the software the developers used to create the game, so they are the ones that need to update it. You'll have to wait for the developers to upgrade the game. To let you know, 505 Games is aware of the error and is looking to sort it out. It has to do with the disabled Everyplay function. For now, just hit the "Okay" button ...


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Essentially, yes, you have. There are a few other things that it's possible you haven't done yet, such as find all of the possible town NPCs, but unless you plan on sandboxing, there's no real reason to seek them out, either. If you choose to be optimistic about the possibility of a future Hardmode update to the mobile version, you could farm the Wall of ...


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I assume you're referring to this tile: This is the Obsidian Back Wall. Other wall patterns can found found at this helpful wiki article.


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The Lava Charm can occasionally be found as an item within gold chests in the Cavern layer. As with most things in Terraria, the contents of chests are randomized, so there's no guarantee your world will have one of these items. Using Spelunker Potions to find chests is about as good as you'll do; you just have to hope one of them contains this accessory.


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You do not. Duke Fishron is only available in the PC version of Terraria: http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Duke_Fishron as is the Truffle Worm used to summon him


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No, there is no way to increase the drop rate of items. (With one exception for some items. See below.) But what you can do is increase the enemy spawn rate. Obviously, the faster enemies spawn, the more you can kill, so the more chances they have to drop the item you're after. The spawn rate of enemies can be increased in a few ways: Battle Potions - ...


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You can't on the mobile game. Reading the Expert Mode page of the Terraria Wiki at the very top: Desktop/Console-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop and console versions of Terraria. This mode seems to only be available for the desktop and console version of the game. It is an option that you can turn on when your create a world.


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On the PC version, for every 50 kills you get on any specific monster type, you will get a notification in chat congratulating you on the achievement, and you'll also get a banner that provides a few minor bonuses against that specific monster type. It appears that the automatic banner drop feature is not implemented in mobile, so you're only getting the ...


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I can only assume that banners do not exist in the mobile version of the game. The Terraria Wiki on Banners (Monster Banners) tags it only as "PC Content" and "Console Content". Were they in the Mobile Version, there would be a "Mobile Content" tag.


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The game has a total of 20 NPCs that can move into your house. They are: The Guide The Merchant The Nurse The Painter The Dye Trader The Demolitionist The Dryad The Arms Dealer The Party Girl The Goblin Tinkerer The Witch Doctor The Clothier The Mechanic The Angler The Traveling Merchant Additionally, in hardmode you gain: The Pirate The Truffle The ...


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No, he would not. Backing up only takes a copy of the devices current state. That character is gone forever unless you have an existing backup that was created recently. So, that character is probably gone for forever.


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