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Starbound is from a different developer, only @Tiyuri worked on both games. Starbound is quite similar to Terraria, but there are a few key differences such as races and the fact that the world doesn't end, it wraps around (planets are round, you can walk in one direction and end up where you started). Starbound is not a sequel, but many people call it a ...


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This is actually your friends fault. If you don't want to lose items on death you need to set your character to softcore while creating them. Your friends must have accidentally set theirs to mediumcore without thinking about it. Sadly there is no way to set a character to softcore after creating them so your friends will need to make new characters if ...


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One of the enemies which you would have been fighting near the solar pillar would have been a Selenian. They have a special ability which allows them to reflect, among other things, Sword beams, such as those from the Terra Blade or of course the Meowmere. You were unlucky enough to be hit by your own projectile. As the Meowmere has the highest ...


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Robb's answer is very good, but I am going to offer up a more detailed, and alternate path. The high level version is: Beeline for shadow stuff, get into the dungeon, loot the skyworld. Tunnel to the bottom of the world so we can mine Hellstone and kill the Wall of Flesh (And then farm him for fun things). Hardmode! The Early Game, or How I Farmed the ...


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It sounds like you have the right idea, but here's some tips or suggestions. Buff potions definitely help, and also you will want to make sure you are using the Greater Health Potions, not the lesser ones of course. If you haven't done so already, I suggest you try making a very long bridge. It doesn't have to be completely flat but at least enough that it'...


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The Wall of Flesh doesn't drop its drops in the standard way. Instead, when it dies, a box of demonite/crimsonite bricks forms in the air with the drops inside it. Make sure you're checking in the air in the underworld, and not just along the bottom.


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That's an Orange Bloodroot, a material used to craft Orange Dye. If your inventory wasn't full, you would be able to pick it up.


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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 world files should be located at C:\Users\[your name]\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Worlds regardless of how you configure your system environment variables or Steam library.


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Why? When you create a character, you can select difficulty, which impact your losses upon death: Softcore: Softcore characters drop half (3/4 on Expert mode) of their coins when killed by an enemy. Mediumcore: Mediumcore characters drop all of their items upon death, including all coins and ammo. Hardcore: Hardcore characters die permanently, and drop all ...


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You need to start breaking Demon or Crimson Altars with the Pwnhammer. This will spawn three new tiers of ores that you need to mine. The ore you get is determined at random when you smash an altar. The ores are: Cobalt/Palladium, Mithril/Orichalcum, and Adamantite/Titanium. Each altar smashed will spawn some of the next ore in the list, starting at the ...


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This can be done with Dropbox and a line in Command Prompt. Quit Terraria to make sure none of the files are in use. Look for the folder C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Terraria (this is the Windows Vista/7 location). Move this folder into your Dropbox folder. Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges by right-clicking on it in the ...


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It seems that there is a limit of 400 "loose" items at once, and if that limit is exceeded then the oldest item disappears. As of version 1.2, items of the same type will stack when they're near each other, thus greatly reducing the likelihood of this happening. Also, quitting the game destroys all items on the ground. http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Items#...


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A good way to do this is to run a Terraria dedicated server. This is a separate executable that runs the server in the background, leaving you free to launch Terraria and connect to the server, or play single player while the server continues running for everyone else. To run the dedicated server, browse the Terraria folder in your Steam folder, and run ...


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Those are Rubies. In addition to appearing in stone, gems can be found attached to the sides of other blocks, particularly in a Gemstone Cave. You can harvest them with your pickaxe directly, or by breaking all the blocks next to them.


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Those particles appear if you have a summoned minion (such as the Imp or the Hornet) and you have right-clicked on the monster while holding the summoning tool. Three small purple particles will revolve around the monster you clicked, and your minions will try to focus on that target instead of any other nearby enemies. This is useful in boss fights where ...


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As of the 1.2 update (November 2013), it's very difficult to compile a full list of the differences, largely because the number of items, enemies, and equipment in the game as a whole is incredibly vast. However, here's a high-level overview: PC The PC version is the "flagship" version of Terraria, and is the version that receives the most frequent updates....


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According to the official patch notes: The hammer is now used for creating slopes, halftiles, and breaking walls only Pickaxes will now remove blocks, placeable objects, and items such as Life Crystals and chests


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According Terraria Wiki, the difference is that it will show your gear in their female sprites. So if your character is female and you want to show exactly how does your gear look, you need the Womannequin.


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The altars do not spread corruption, unless you break them. When you break them they cause a small amount of corruption(or hallow) to appear randomly on the map somewhere. Starting hardmode however makes a LOT of corruption. It creates a whole diagonal stripe of corruption from the underworld all the way up to the top of the map (it also makes a stripe of ...


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Killing the Wall of Flesh for the first time in any given world triggers hardmode, which is when the Corruption/Crimson and Hallow 'V' is generated. It is also the first step to the path to the Moon Lord boss. Though you can summon the mechanical bosses on any world (even pre-hardmode), the "jungle grows restless" message will not trigger unless you beat the ...


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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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Those red lines are wire, which is used to connect triggers and mechanisms. Wire is invisible unless you're holding something that can interact with it, like the Active Stone Block, which becomes non-solid when activated by wire. In the underground, you will usually find it connecting pressure plates to various traps. You can check the wiki for more ...


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You will not take any fall damage when landing on water/honey with the Water Walking Boots equipped.


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There are multiple ways to go fast in Terraria as for the 1.2.4.1 version. I'll list all the non-accessories ways to transport yourself, many of them imply blocks or wire placement. Now, in 1.3, if you have a stopwatch in your inventory, you can know precisely your speed at any given moment. Example : Your normal walking speed without any bonus is 15 mph. ...


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As of version 1.2.3, if you place a Platform of any type, and hit it with a hammer (essentially making it a sloped platform), the platform will transform itself into a staircase. Here's the relevant line from the changelog for 1.2.3: You can now turn platforms into stairs using the hammer. Here's a video from YouTube demonstrating how this works.


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It has to to be 6 blocks tall and 7 blocks wide. It needs to be made from wood. It also needs to at least one chair, one table, a torch, and a wood floor. NOW REMEMBER - You have to unlock all the NPC's. The Guide is the only one that's free. If he never moves in the house then just wait, it takes time. Leave the house for a while. Later, when you come ...


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Create Worm Food and activate it in the corruption. Build a nice platform to stand on and kill Eater of Worlds (which spawns when you activate Worm Food). You'll get LOTS of shadow scales.


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There is no time limit. You can keep an item on the ground for as long as you want just as long as you don't turn off the server or exit the single player world. There is however a 200 item limit that can be on the ground. As is stated on the wiki it was never confirmed but proven by using the chest duplication glitch. This is to prevent the world from ...


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Besides the reason BBz points out (you're already at max life) the only reason I can think of not to use a heart is if you already have 9 and you don't feel prepared to face the first real "boss" monster - the Eye of Cthulhu. Among other triggers, the Eye only spawns after you've got 10 hearts (200 life) total. Dying to this boss isn't a big deal, and ...


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