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Terraria Content Update Plans

In spite of an announcement back in February that post-release support for Terraria had concluded, this newsletter noted by PC Gamer has word that the developer is planning an unexpected version 1.2 patch they say will be "the biggest addition yet" to the sandbox game. Here's a bit:

Terrarians will encounter many new items, enemies, mechanics and challenges, to speak nothing of bosses and biomes. A lotís been confirmed so far. For builders, thereís furniture, materials (rainbow bricks and shadewood), design tiles and banners (and campfires). Combat enthusiasts can look forward to beam swords, cannons, Hammush (Legend of Maxx reference!), snowballs, shields and traps. All tinkerers can rejoice at accessories, active and inactive versions of every block and wire fixes and enhancements. Apparel has also changed: vanity-wise, expect Egyptian, Eskimo, fairy and steampunk outfits; whereas armor can now be dyed and has grown to include snow and cactus sets. Thereíll be different mobs and variations on old ones (non-mechanical bosses with unique AI; clown bombs wonít destroy tiles anymore) as well as appearing with health bars (with the suggestion that the on-screen reminders be toggled). Regarding mechanics: players will be able to automatically walk up half blocks and one block high tiles; PvP will be tweaked; and Hardmode will undergo changes, not just limited to the spread of corruption and hallow.

Aesthetic additions include a revamped character menu as well as rain clouds and normal clouds. Rain wonít be a major factor in lag creation since it will be a background effect; torches, then, being in the foreground, wonít be affected. World generation will also see the possibility of a giant tree, along with more flora and even stalactites. In the screenshot below, one of the first spoilers released to the community, we can see some of the new content, which Iíll speculate more on in a future article.

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12. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 11:26 ItBurn
 
After "completing" the game twice, I have absolutely ZERO interest in replaying this. Regardless of new content. But it's a great game. Kinda like a 2D minecraft, but it's much more focused on combat and exploration rather than building. In fact, building SUCKS if you ask me.  
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11. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 11:11 nin
 
Creston wrote on May 24, 2013, 11:00:
Looks like a great update. Thanks devs!

Creston

Agreed, sounds awesome!

 
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10. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 11:09 NKD
 
Shameless shilling: The kind of spiritual successor to it, Starbound, is coming along nicely as well. The Starbound devs are doing daily updates on their progress over at playstarbound.com  
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9. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 11:00 Creston
 
Looks like a great update. Thanks devs!

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8. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:54 Verno
 
Alamar wrote on May 24, 2013, 10:38:
It helps that it's more of a game, not just a block busting/building simulation... With the occasional mob.

Yeah exactly. You can goof off if you want but Terraria feels more like an actual game with things to do in it if you want some direction.

It's not an MMO InBlack, you host your own servers.
 
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7. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:38 Alamar
 
jam777 wrote on May 24, 2013, 10:30:
Is it an MMO? (Truly clueless here, whats this about?)

It's basically a 2D Minecraft. But far more addictive, IMO. Not sure why, but there's just something about it.

It helps that it's more of a game, not just a block busting/building simulation... With the occasional mob.

Terraria has gear/equipment, which leads to progression, and the cycle that is most games... More stats means harder enemies means more gear...

WoW 'haters' like to pull out the skinner box analogy, mostly because they don't understand it, but if they're being that crude, it basically defines most of gaming, and we gamers are good with that : )

As an aside, those people are also likely to complain that techno is repetitive, while singing the chorus to their favorite pop song for the 10th that that hour... : ) Music is repetitive... That's a defining aspect of it. Games are repetitive... Humans, obviously, like doing the same shit over n over : )

/rant

-Alamar
 
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6. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:30 jam777
 
Is it an MMO? (Truly clueless here, whats this about?)

It's basically a 2D Minecraft. But far more addictive, IMO. Not sure why, but there's just something about it.
 
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5. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:23 InBlack
 
Is it an MMO? (Truly clueless here, whats this about?)  
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4. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:16 LgFriess
 
One of those games I decided to try based off hearing about it over and over. I can't believe I almost missed it. What a great little game!  
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3. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 10:11 jam777
 
I'm havin' a blast with this game! And it seems I haven't even scratched the surface. Cool!  
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2. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 09:30 PHJF
 
WWHHHEEEENNNNNNNN  
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1. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 09:24 Verno
 
Cool, awesome little game. I have to admit I'm more looking forward to Starbound but that game seems to have slipped into feature creep territory despite their little roadmap thingie.  
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