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Posted on Aug 3rd 2022 at 09:58:57 PM by (koola6)
Posted under Terraria, Terraria, Sandbox games, development

I have been developing a lot lately, so I'm sorry for the lack of articles. It has been really good, though. I've been getting a lot of stuff done lately, (and have encountered at least 2,519 bugs), so that's been nice. Hopefully another devlog soon.

One thing I've been doing while not developing has been playing Terraria.

Previously, I had heard of Terraria, thanks to a bunch of my friends really liking it. I had started a few worlds but only got about five minutes into them before eventually just giving up and stating that it was too similar to Minecraft.

About a week ago, however, me and my brother were doing our usual activity of him playing the Xbox 360 and me on my computer. During these he usually plays Split/Second, but a day earlier he had beaten it. After I bombarded him with literally everything happening in my life, he stood there for 2 minutes or so before asking "What's a good Xbox 360 game?".

After a bit of thinking, the only things that came to my mind were Minecraft, which he was on track to beating, Split/Second, which he had just beaten, and Terraria. Out of options, I chose Terraria. He agreed and went to get the game from my father's collection. I had no idea what I was about to get myself into.

We load it up, and I plug in the red Xbox 360 controller I usually use on my PC into the actual console it was made for. He loads up the game after spending some time making his character, and I join.

I guess at this stage in my life things are changing quickly (the repeating narrative), because both Zach and I had gotten way more out of this play session than either of us thought we were going to. We ended up playing for around two hours that day.

Since then, every time we do our daily ritual of loading up the Xbox 360, this is the game we go to instead of Minecraft or Split/Second. There's just something about this game that really clicked with me that a game really hasn't since I got Baba Is You. I have since started my own world on my Switch and play it for a bit every day.

What's even greater about Terraria in particular is that I know diddly squat about it. I like to use the internet and have been regarded as the techy know-it-all in my family. Most of the games I like end up being unfun because after having that initial rush of satisfaction with it, I look up everything there is to know about it. I have seen this happen with most of my favorites, like Minecraft and Persona 5. But since I had previously dashed off Terraria as something too similar to Minecraft, I had not really looked anything up or watched anything about it, and that lets me enjoy Terraria to the fullest extent applicable by law.

I've been koola, and I somehow managed to write code so bad that it softlocked my entire computer for three minutes straight.

(Terraria isn't 2D Minecraft; Minecraft is 3D Terraria.)


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