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Alfador

Terrarium

So, as many of you might know already, the 1.2 patch for Terraria dropped Tuesday (or for us Pacific timezoners, late Monday evening), releasing a MASSIVE content update including hundreds of items and several new biomes. I started an entirely new character, theming the coloring on Twilight Sparkle because I planned to take advantage of the new early-game magic gear available. The only thing I took from pre-1.2 worlds was a Lucky Horseshoe (because I dislike falling damage) and a GPS which I didn't really use much but took because it's in the patch notes that Depth Meters are no longer craftable.

Very early on, I figured out that my world had the new Crimson biome, because the Demon Altar I found looked red and had eyeballs instead of purple with spikes. After adventuring for a while in wooden armor, (3 armor value for not having to venture underground at all!) I decided to look up how to make this mage gear. Ah, so it requires Silk to make a Robe, then gemstones to upgrade it and more gems to make a staff. Okay. Fine. So I do have to venture underground a bit. Since Diamond robe and staff were the best stats, I ended up themed more like Rarity... but there are Dyes you can apply to make your appearance shaded a bit differently. (Currently I have one Violet and one Blue dye, several others stockpiled, and a stock of dye-making materials.)

So with my Slow Diamond Staff and Diamond Robe (and iron helm and pants) I explored the Ice biome, found the new Dungeon, and grumbled that the Crimson ended up being at the far left edge of the world, between the ocean and the Jungle. And rejoiced that floating island chests are no longer locked, as it gave me a (severely OP for that point in the game) Starfury which I proceeded to abuse the heck out of to discover caves. Oh, and I also mined the clouds for a future Cloudsdale. Because I can, with this patch.

I followed my usual trick of saving up Heart Crystals once I hit 180 so I'd be able to pop almost to max health before having to face the Eye. Once I did though... I ended up having a Jungle Hat and Pants to add to my Diamond Robe, and that plus the Slow Diamond Staff allowed me to take on Eye of Cthulhu with ease. I'd intended to summon one as the auto-summon was taking place (has a chance to happen once you exceed 200 health) so I could fight two at once... but I ended up bringing the first one almost down to zero by the time the second one spawned. I ended up fighting the Eye a total of four times before my buff potions wore off and I ran out of Suspicious Looking Eyes.

With this victory under my belt (or robe), I headed for the Crimson, and beat the Brain of Cthulhu two or three times without buff potions, then went to the Dungeon and beat Skeletron. May I just say, the addition of Ropes makes arena creation MUCH quicker! Also, it seems like I'm getting more Wood from each tree, even though fewer items drop--it's like it's consolidating the numbers of wood pieces into fewer stacks of more, with the overall effect of more wood per tree dropping.

So far this world has: Tin instead of Copper, Iron as before (the alternative is Lead), Silver as before (the alternative is Tungsten), Platinum instead of Gold, and Crimtane instead of Demonite (because of the Crimson randomly replacing the Corruption). Not in hardmode yet, so I don't know if any of the hardmode ores will be replaced, but there's a 7/8 chance at least one of them will.

Also, Pinkie Pie is in my world.
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Added: 4 years, 10 months ago
 
kuperfox
4 years, 10 months ago
Hehe, I still don't have enough NPCs to have a party =p

Started out similar to you hear (wood armor, not really wanting to head underground too quick)
My world is [Copper, Iron, Silver, Platinum], so not too much different than the old ores.

Anywho, not too long into it I found crimson just to the left of spawn... with SURFACE TOPAZ, enough for a hook =3
Relee
4 years, 10 months ago
Where can I find a list of the options for worlds? I made a new one, and it has tin and lead. I didn't realize that meant no copper or iron. I wonder how that's different. I went from end to end but didn't see any new biomes. I was hoping for the beehive I saw; or is that in the underground jungle?
Alfador
4 years, 10 months ago
http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Terraria_Wiki
That is not fully updated yet, but every day I see more and more pages accurate to 1.2.

Copper and Tin are largely interchangeable, but Tin gives slightly more armor.
Iron and Lead are largely interchangeable, but Lead gives slightly more armor.
Silver and Tungsten... see the pattern? Gold and Platinum, too.
With Copper, Tin, Silver, Tungsten, Gold, and Platinum, you can create magic staves with each color jewel. Each color requires its own particular metal, so you'll not be able to make three of the other color staves until you a) create another world with that metal in it, b) import the metal from an existing world if it's a pre-1.2 metal, c) get the Extractinator and apply silt and/or slush. The Extractinator has a chance to drop all of the first four ores in each variety, regardless of what spawns in your world normally.

The hardmode ore alternatives also have their own unique armor sets, with their own unique bonuses. The Crimson armor set, instead of increasing melee and movement speed like the Shadow armor does, instead boosts health regen and all damage.

The beehive is indeed in the Underground Jungle! Bee extremely careful: when you destroy hive blocks, bees will come out and attack you, but do little damage compared to other jungle creatures, and are easily slain by swings of your pick. This lulls you into a false sense of security!! You must bee aware that the hive is a dangerous place due to the presence of the queen bee's jar: break it, and you summon a boss with 3400 health, quite capable of killing you if you are unprepared! Beefore you summon the Queen Bee, you would bee well-advised to light up the area with torches applied to the back wall of the hive. Bee sure to hive a healthy supply of buff potions and health potions, and a grappling hook will bee very helpful to quickly go from honey to ceiling when the Queen Bee uses her honeyzontal rush. Unlike other early bosses Eye of Cthulhu, Brain of Cthulhu, and Eater of Worlds, the Queen Bee's summoning item can bee quite difficult to craft due to the complicated requirements involving pouring water onto honey or vice versa, and lava onto honey or vice versa, for Honey Blocks and Crunchy Honey Blocks, respectively. Comb prepared with piercing weapons such as the aforementioned Diamond Staff, or Unholy/Jester's Arrows, or Meteor Shots--it will not bee easy to hit the boss from melee range due to her constant flying around through and outside the bounds of the hive.

BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ. My most insincere apologies for all the bee puns. >:3

Ahem. Summary time. The new options I know about are: Copper vs. Tin, Iron vs. Lead, Silver vs. Tungsten, Gold vs. Platinum, Corruption vs. Crimson, Cobalt vs. Palladium, Mythril vs. Orichalcum, and Adamantite vs. Titanium. There is also a rare chance for a Pyramid to spawn in the desert. Floating islands seem (sample size in my case: 2) to only have Sunplate Block rooms with Disc Walls, but there may be other themes I don't yet know about. Dungeons, so far as I know, still come in Green, Blue, and Pink, but in my case the dungeon is Green with Green walls, so they may force same color now that the dungeon has so much changed decor.
Relee
4 years, 10 months ago
Thanks!
Gedrean
4 years, 10 months ago
There's an annoying Terraria Wikia too.
Alfador
4 years, 10 months ago
Huh. I didn't know. What makes it annoying, aside from being redundant?
Gedrean
4 years, 10 months ago
The both of them lack content from the other.  It's why two wikis are an annoyance.  Had the same problem when I used to play HnH and people would continue to update the Wikia and leave content out of the hosted Wiki.
Alfador
4 years, 10 months ago
Ahh, that makes sense.
Shokuji
4 years, 10 months ago
I should really give Terraria another go. I've always been more of a Minecraft fan (which is also getting a big upgrade).
Alfador
4 years, 10 months ago
Hot tip: You can make armor and weapons from multiple varieties of wood, AND cactus! If you have a desert nearby, cactus armor and sword are slight upgrades from ordinary wood. Rich Mahogany (jungle), ebonwood (Corruption), and shadewood (Crimson) also offer improved defense and attack power. Copper or Tin armor has better defense, but an Ebonwood or Shadewood sword is superior to a copper or tin broadsword! Also, don't wait for a Hook to drop to make your grapple--you can craft one out of 15 of the same gem, with the result being longer and faster depending on which gem you make it out of (Diamond and Ruby are the best, Amethyst and Topaz the shortest). If you want to use magic, craft a staff out of metal and gemstones: it pierces enemies and is FANTASTIC in crowded situations and against the Eater of Worlds / Brain of Cthulhu.
Shokuji
4 years, 10 months ago
Aw, just the tip? [/terrible pun]

Thanks for the info! ^_^
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