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#1 Jun 05 2011 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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It's been (mildly unfairly) dubbed 2D Minecraft, and on first glances you can see exactly why. However once you play the game for a while you realise it's more like Minecraft and Castlevania had a baby. I've loved the last few days of playing and if anyone wants to start a server with me I'd be more than willing to play with you guys.
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#2 Jun 05 2011 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Et Tu, RJ?

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#3 Jun 05 2011 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
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I actually caught a clip of this the other day looking for a minecraft video and it mildly piqued my interest. I might jump on in the future, if/when I do I'll message you (or Kali assuming you two are still together?).
#4 Jul 01 2011 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I want to start a sever with you. how can I contact you?
#5 Jul 09 2011 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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Anyone playing this?

I found this guy sitting in a tunnel.
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If i hit it with a hammer, I take like... 25 damage. Nothing else seems to hurt it. I haven't tried hitting it with an explosive yet.
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#6 Jul 09 2011 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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It's a Demon Altar. You can't pick it up and move it, but while standing at it you can craft certain items.
#7 Jul 09 2011 at 6:58 PM Rating: Good
I picked up the game for ~$3 bucks today. But have not started playing yet. Looking forward to giving it a spin.
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#8 Jul 09 2011 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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I noticed just now that the 75% off didn't last the whole day, it is back up to 50% off. 4.99 instead of 2.49

Must have been too popular, they realized they could make more money.
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#9 Jul 09 2011 at 7:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's been at 25% off for the week. I've seen it guessed that someone accidentally added today's intended 50% to the "base" 25% off for the 75%.
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#10 Jul 09 2011 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
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It's been at 25% off for the week. I've seen it guessed that someone accidentally added today's intended 50% to the "base" 25% off for the 75%.


Seems plausible enough for me.

A nice little bonus for those that were camping today's sales, I guess.
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#11 Jul 11 2011 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
This game is pretty fun.

I got me a crappy wood shack. But its got my crafting benches, forge, anvil, alchemy table and whatnot. My house may be shoddy but I do have a gold pickaxe, gold broadsword, and silver chainmail lol.

Mostly I just go further and further underground right below my house. Then pull my haul back home with a teleport save/exit. Craft all I can and head back down with health potions and as much bag space as I can free up.

I built "Guide" his own crapshack but he don't seem to like it. I even followed the directions for NPC homes from the wiki. Instead he thinks its more fun to leave his house at night and open the doors on mine. I sealed him in his crapshack one night when he pissed me off. Smiley: lol I build another ramshackle motel hoping to spawn the next NPC but no love yet.

Highlight Items so far:

Gold Pickaxe, so much faster can't wait to get the next one.

Ring of Regeneration from a gold chest. Saves a lot on potions.

Grappling hook. Don't leave home without it.

Back to digging! (I made it to the lava, was so much ore down there. The lava reaaally hurts though... what I had to try at least once?)

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#12 Jul 11 2011 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
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I have been playing for a few days, and last night I finally made it deep enough to actually start getting stronger.

I found multiple fields of the glowing mushrooms, surrounded by skeletons and undead miners.

I found 2 or 3 crystal hearts, and a ton of gold. I have a gold broadsword and gold pickaxe, axe, hammer.

I found a:
Boomerang (you can aim it, fire, it comes back, but it doesn't pick up items).
Cloud in a Bottle (Equip it to have double jump)
Regeneration Ring (Awesome)
Shoes that make me run fast (only good for traveling along straight distances).
Magic Mirror (20 Mana, sends me back to my spawn point)

And a few other things. I stumbled upon five gold chests down there, most of the stuff came from them, and then I picked up the chests and put them in my house.

I have four NPCs living with me.
Guide
Merchant
Demolitionist
Nurse


I got attacked by a blood moon a few game nights ago and they all died, but they respawned relatively quickly. Demolitionist wouldn't respawn until I got my bombs out of my chest and held them for a while.

Once you hit the underground it really opens up. The glowing mushroom caverns are filled with corridors, chests, gold, silver, etc. I reached lava and died (double jump failed as I hit the ceiling and fell into the lava).

After that I decided to explore up top a bit, just started walking to the right, and beyond a large desert I found the dungeon. The Old Man was in front of it. I didn't enter the dungeon, don't think I'm strong enough yet, and I'm not 100% sure how I get the Old Man to let me in.

Then I ran all the way left and the sky started changing colors. Found a large cliff and walked down, the music was a bit different, I think it was a Jungle. There were multiple colored slimes and everything had a light green color. I teleported home since I was in a pit and a bunch of slimes jumped onto me.

All in all it's a fun game.

This is my Current home, housing all my NPCs.
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This is a bunch of grass platforms I use to gather mushrooms from for potions.
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I've yet to make a pond of water, I think water in this game doesn't infinitely fill like in minecraft, and I don't feel like gathering buckets and buckets to bring up.

Edited, Jul 11th 2011 9:07pm by TirithRR
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#13 Jul 11 2011 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't enter the dungeon, don't think I'm strong enough yet, and I'm not 100% sure how I get the Old Man to let me in


I took the bait and talked to him at night. He is a boss. A big old skool skeleton with swirly arms and whatnot lol. He kicked my arse, mostly becuase I panicked and did not use any of my good ranged attacks. I'll go back and hit him later.

I made it to the bottom though under the blue mushroom and lava layer. It's hell! Was pretty awesome though a blue demon imp shot fire balls and side scrolling shooter looking triple blue rings of death at me. Which knocked me into lava... taste like burning!

I like your house design. Basic and functional. I guess I should just build bigger and let the NPC's live with me rather than making separate shacks for them. I'll try that now and see if they start spawning with the conditions that I already meet.



Edited, Jul 11th 2011 7:02pm by Shojindo
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#15 Jul 12 2011 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
Yup, built my house out a bit and the NPC's started spawning. Skeletron is a hard boss btw. Your supposed to do the easier ones first. I got the spawn item for eye of Cthulu and I plan to summon him later tonight as my first boss. :)

Oh and here is my modest abode:

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Edited, Jul 12th 2011 2:35pm by Shojindo
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#16 Jul 12 2011 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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Oh hi there, I must have not visited this forum much the past few days... loving the hell out of this game, and about to create a new map to use for multiplayer since my current one is about mined out. Yall are welcome to join me, but I'd rather not publicly post the info (I'd rather not let in people I don't know) so PM me if you're interested.
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#17 Jul 13 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Hmm this does not look good. (Me vs Cthulu.)

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The Eater of Worlds! I summoned him on a 500 Ebonstone block and fighting lattice I built near my house. The good part about that is not fighting him in the actual corruption and having a nice platform lattice to dodge around on. Also if you die you spawn in your house at the bed you set your spawn to and don't lose the fight. The bad part is he occasionally eats your NPC's and devourer worms spawn in your house until you dismantle the block. :D

Other recent highlights:

Farming meteor armor and making a lightsaber. Holy Crap though those meteor heads hurt.

Ball of Light. Best thing ever.

And a Goblin army invaded my village. That was rad.

This game is a lot more than just minecraft 2D. It has fun old school 2d Boss fights, Events, and armor and weapon progression paths. It's a MMO/RPG in a lot of ways, but fully single player if you want. Best 3 dollars I ever spent.

Oh and Vataro I might be inclined to jump on multiplayer and try to hit the dungeon after I run out of single player options later.



Edited, Jul 13th 2011 1:08pm by Shojindo
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#18 Jul 13 2011 at 2:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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This is getting me pretty interested... I might look into picking it up this weekend Smiley: grin
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#19 Jul 13 2011 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
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Best part is being able to log your same character into multiple games and servers, you can collect items and stuff from each one and bring them where ever you want :) I joined Vataro's server, and was instantly killed by apparently falling to death. Probably a bug. I respawned right where I died just fine. The tried to jump to the top of his maze of one spot brick tower. Only fell a couple times.

I'm definitely not looking forward to the Goblin Army attack. I haven't found any Shadow Orbs in my single player game either. But I just barely reached Lava, so I haven't been into Hell yet. Found a total of 9 Demonite ore so far.

And yes, this game is much more than Minecraft. It's like a Multiplayer Castlevania with crafting.

I did find an Underground Jungle last night. Those hornets are stupid, but they have a lot of HP. Is there any way to set up teleport points? I have the Magic Mirror to teleport back to my spawn point, but I hate having to travel all the way back down to my latest exploration point.
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#20 Jul 13 2011 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
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I'm sporting full shadow armor now and got my Nightmare Pick which is just sick speed mining.

Crafting and boss spoilers below: (I read the wiki anyway which is really good. http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/Terraria_Wiki )

Cthulu drops 50-60 Demonite and you can summon him as many times as you need. Stuff is too rare to mine imo. I had about 3 bars before I summoned Cthulu. Take 6 lenses to a demon alter to create summon items.

You need Eater of worlds next to get the shadow scales. He pops on your 3rd shadow orb. Get purification dust from the Dryad who spawns after you kill Cthulu to get through the bricks to a shadow orb, or alternately dynamite. Or you can summon Eater of worlds with Worm bate made from evil dust and disgusting chunks. You have to be in corruption or build a 500 stone corruption shrine to get him to pop. He dropped enough scales for me on one kill though. Flail weapons like the Ball of Hurt work well on him because you can angle it through his body for multiple hits.


I'm working my way through the jungle underground now so I can upgrade my grappling hook.

Another serious Spoiler on progression path, don't read this if you want to figure it out, I mostly figured this out on my own:

Progression in single player is kind of:

Mine copper>Iron>Silver>Gold Each armor respectively, can skip ahead as the Ore gods smile on you.

Explore corruption a bit. Pop 2 Shadow Orbs or so. (Third one is a mean boss) Make the summon item for Cthulu.

Skippable but fun: Farm the meterorite that falls after you pop a shadow Orb. ( Warnign this is hard without a Obsidion skull to protect you from fire blocks) Make some novelty stuff. Sadly the defense on this armor is the same as gold but it looks cool and the laser gun is fun)

Kill Cthulu, then Eater. Make Awesome Shadow tools and Armor.

Explore under jungle. Make cool stuff. Pop chests get more hearts.

Future for me: Skeletor.

Hell + Dungeon.

Profit?


I may hit the wall soon been playing this game pretty hard. >.>

I have not found a teleport back to somewhere other than your spawn option. Just The Mirror. I do know you can make a temp shack and bind you spawn to a bed if you are near an area you are dying allot in. Just be sure to put you gold in a piggy bank so you don't risk losing it when you go splat way underground. :)










Edited, Jul 13th 2011 4:41pm by Shojindo
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#21 Jul 16 2011 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
and with 57 hours played and virtually every item in the game.... done.


(both relieved and a bit sad its over.)

Edited, Jul 16th 2011 4:06pm by Shojindo
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#22 Jul 16 2011 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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So it's a game with a set storyline?
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#23 Jul 16 2011 at 7:35 PM Rating: Good
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No, but there are a limited number of bosses, and I think there is one dungeon per map.

Eventually you will do everything you can.
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#24 Jul 16 2011 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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I think the major weakness of Terraria as compared to Minecraft is the 2D nature of the game. Terraria has a greater challenge, more threatening enemies, more expansive crafting and items, and less frustrating mechanics, though it does lack the logic controls and physics mechanics of minecraft.

However, once you do and get everything in Terraria, the only thing left is open ended gameplay, construction. And building 2d creations is far, far less rewarding than 3D sculptures.
#25 Jul 16 2011 at 11:55 PM Rating: Good
I made a hellevator pipeline strait down to hell from my houses basement. I made a mage tower out of dungeon bricks that reached the sky. I found all the floating islands on my map. I made a skyway express that spanned from coast to coast for running with Hermes boots to any of the area's on my map.

I got max health and mana. The top tier of armors in all biomes. Beat all the bosses. Spawned all the NPC's.

Now if I was so inclined after all that I could build projects. I have seen some really nice stuff on the O forums. But that's just not my thing. I enjoyed the game for the exploration, crafting, and events more than anything. But hell a 3 dollar game that gave me almost 60 hours of extremely compelling and addictive gameplay is a win in my book any day.


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#26 Jul 17 2011 at 8:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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I fired this up and immediately began sucking. I can't figure out the workbench -- I made it and placed it but, when I get close to it, I just pick it up. Tried Googling for it and everyone just says "Put it on your hotbar" which it is. But when I try to use it, I just toss it a short distance, walk over to it and pick it up again.

I'm thinking there's more to the game than pinwheeling slimes to death and throwing furniture around Smiley: grin
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#27 Jul 17 2011 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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I fired this up and immediately began sucking. I can't figure out the workbench -- I made it and placed it but, when I get close to it, I just pick it up. Tried Googling for it and everyone just says "Put it on your hotbar" which it is. But when I try to use it, I just toss it a short distance, walk over to it and pick it up again.

I'm thinking there's more to the game than pinwheeling slimes to death and throwing furniture around Smiley: grin



You don't have the correct item needed to place it yet; head back to Norfair and look for the Ice Beam so you can freeze it to the ground.

Edited, Jul 17th 2011 11:05am by Shaowstrike
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#28 Jul 17 2011 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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Same thing happened to me at first. You can't have your inventory menu open when placing items. If you have it open it thinks you are chucking them rather than placing them. ;)
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#29 Jul 17 2011 at 11:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Holy crap, that is the least intuitive game I've played in recent memory. I finally figured out how to place the bench and now can't figure out my house. Got a big ole wall but can't place the door. Read all the "guides" saying you need a three block gap, which I have but... whatever. I guess I'll fumble through it until I figure it out or give up.

I'll happily admit that I have no experience in this sort of game so maybe it's just not designed for a true newbie learning curve.
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#30 Jul 17 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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Put a block of wood underneath the spot where the door is going to go. I don't think you can place them on Dirt. You can't be standing in the area the door is going to be placed either. To use any items you can't have your inventory open, and need to put them in the hotbar.

The "Wall" blocks are for the background wall, not for actual walls that will block things. Stone/Wooden walls will stop monsters from spawning in a closed in area.

Wooden platforms can be jumped through and dropped through. Press down (s) to drop through a platform. Monsters can' jump and drop through platforms, so they don't make good protection. They don't count as walls either for rooms for NPCs, so you can't make one big house and divide it using platforms.

Once 3 NPCs move into your house/village, you will notice a large radius around your house were monsters will not spawn, even outdoors. It is very nice for building, etc.

Edited, Jul 17th 2011 1:40pm by TirithRR
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Yeah, I finally noodled it through. I stand by my comments though. And all the guides have helpful suggestions like: "first, build a house!" Smiley: laugh
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You can place a door on dirt but as others said, it has to be a three block gap otherwise the game refuses to place one there. Grass though can be annoying as it prevents something from being placed there.

Might I suggest taking a peak at this if you get confused on what to do next.
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I noodled through enough last night to have a crappy house, a couple NPCs slumming with me, some copper armor and an iron sword. I've got a growing heap of materials though including six gold bars I just made. My house is really just a couple rectangles with a tunnel underneath and some doors (and the required torch/table/chair). I'm gonna have to work on that Smiley: laugh

The mushroom farm was nifty. I'll have to try that -- give me something to do with all my spare dirt.

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Hehe yeah I started making each room really nice and tailored to each npc then I couldn't be arsed to do so. First floor of my npc condo is really nice, every room above that though is a chair, table and two torches (because one would just be cruel Smiley: tongue).
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Any tips on how I'm dorking up my alchemy table? The guides say to just place a potion on a table or platform but I keep drinking my potions rather than placing them. What am I doing wrong?
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#36 Jul 18 2011 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
Use an empty glass bottle not a full potion. (Sand makes glass, glass makes bottle)

Edited, Jul 18th 2011 1:01pm by Shojindo
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Thanks. I've got sand enough so I'll do that.
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So what's multi-player on this thing like? Is it a persistent world? Does the guy who plays the most just strip mine everything and leave you resource-less? Is it competitive?
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#39 Jul 19 2011 at 9:51 AM Rating: Good
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Multiplayer is done by joining a friend on a server (world) they host and it's persistent as long as the person has the server running. Personally i find it more enjoyable if each player starts with a fresh character in a fresh world so you arent being carried by a guy with a lightsaber.

There are more monsters in multiplayer, and its co-op rather than competitive.

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This is on sale on Steam for $4.99 this week to celebrate a big content update.
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This is on sale on Steam for $4.99 this week to celebrate a big content update.

Note to self: move modem into my room so I can hook up directly, then immediately download this! Smiley: lol
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The new lava rules suck. A single pixel's depth of lava now burns like you're immersed and you can't place items on lava so there's nothing you can do except try and build over it or dig holes to contain it -- if it all actually flows in which it doesn't do when it's a single pixel in depth.
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#44 Aug 10 2011 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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That sucks.

In other news, a couple friends and I have made a server dedicated to hardcore characters. I didn't get to play much last night so I'm still fine, but they're both on their fourth characters so far. Smiley: lol
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How do I kill the Guide NPC? The little sh*t keeps opening my doors and letting zombies inside. I think I'll trap him in a small little room of his own with no exit...
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You can't kill the guide. Well, you can but he'll magically come back once you leave the screen and return.

You can do something like trap him in lava or get a "Guide Voodoo Doll" from Hell and throw that into lava instead. But he'll still come back.
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How do I kill the Guide NPC? The little sh*t keeps opening my doors and letting zombies inside. I think I'll trap him in a small little room of his own with no exit...


If you make it so that his part of the house can only be left by jumping high in the area outside of his room, he seems to stay put.
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All the other NPCs wander around as well. But, as you gain more NPCs, there's a wider "no spawn" zone around your house so it becomes a moot point.
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#49 Aug 10 2011 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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The easiest way is to just make a pit for him. You'll have to do it intelligently though - make it so there's at least 3 blocks of height + 2 wide for him to jump up/down from, then once he gets down there remove the blocks so he can't get out.

Alternatively, mine out the area around your house so it's on a hill, with the doors at the edge of the plateau. Then he'll never leave. True zombie-proof bunker that way anyway (for blood moon safety).
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The best way to build your home is to simply build it above ground. Npcs will walk through doors, but they won't fall down the wooden planks. This also guards you against invasions and can be used for effective lens farming later.
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This is on sale on Steam for $4.99 this week to celebrate a big content update.
I took advantage of the sale and goddamn this game is addictive.

I haven't gone to bed on time in three days. Smiley: laugh
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