Saturday, 3 December 2011

Terraria, why do you hate us?

For those of you who are not aware Steam is celebrating the holiday season with their Daily Wishlist giveaway. Simply have a Steam account with 10 items in your wishlist and then view the daily special to be entered.

What does Terraria have to do with this? Well, to celebrate version 1.1 coming out it was Thursday's daily special at 75% off. A lot of people call it a Minecraft clone but there are enough big differences between the two games so that really isn't an issue.

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Anyways my girlfriend Theresa prefers Terraria to Minecraft because 2D games don't make her nauseous. We don't understand why Minecraft makes her motionsick, we disabled headbobbing, fiddled with mouse sensitivity, etc. etc. but still she feels ill some days.

But for whatever reason, Terraria did not want to cooperate with either of us that day.

Maybe we should have stuck with Minecraft...

There are new features out for Terraria and because I want to try them out with my girlfriend I begin setting up a server. I'm not the most techy guy around but I at least I know how to go onto Youtube and research these things. Follow step by step instructions. I may be derpy but I'm not that derpy.

But no amount of research would get my router to port forward correctly. In other words, no one was able to connect to the server I was hosting. I struggled for several hours before finally giving up. Maybe it's an issue with my router, I'm tempted to reset it and try again.

Or maybe I can just stare at it until it fixes itself.

Meanwhile, Theresa was dealing with in-game issues. The game has new challenges and hazards including new monsters and traps littered around the dungeons. Our current armor isn't up to par and it became quickly apparent. BUT, there is a new NPC that exists who can help enhance your armor. Theresa set forth on a quest to find him.

The new NPCs spawn randomly in dungeons and needs to be "rescued" by you. After that they spawn where ever you've built a home allowing you to access their services more easily.

Surprisingly, my girlfriend managed to find the guy with no trouble at all. She goes up to talk to him and then....

A bug occurred that caused the NPC to glitch and disappear.

I imagine her expression was something like this.  

While my girlfriend goes to find where the NPC has respawned I'm tempted to just pay a bit of cash and just rent a server for as long as Theresa wants to play. It'll be easier to manage and maybe we can get other friends to join.

And if that works, maybe I can get that Minecraft server going too.

55 comments:

  1. Ohhhh that is SO annoying for her. Though I'm not a gamer, any time anything gets erased mid-work, it's anger stroke inducing to me.

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  2. I really should get my hands on Terraria as soon as I get my hands on a machine with the specs to properly emulate a Windows system.

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  3. Ergh, bugs are no fun... Terraria and Minecraft are a lot of fun when they're not buggy though.

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  4. I know less than nothing about gaming, but I will say that staring at my computer waiting for it to fix itself is one of my favourite (?) pastimes :)

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  5. Great post as usual man, it sounds like a Minecraft sever would be a great idea, the game seems like a lot of fun so I reckon it would be worth it, seriously.

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  6. it doesnt sound so bad, i might give it a try just because i used to play a lot of minecraft

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  7. God I hate glitches and all that crap. Sometimes it is easier just to rent one, but then they aren't invalable either.

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  8. I feel like I'm always having technical problems that no one else has, myself. I'm constantly at odds with technology.

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  9. Yeah... Although I hate to say it, I preferred Minecraft. I just can't believe how huge it's gotten...

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  10. Rent the server and make it a Christmas present! I haven't heard of that game actually, doesn't look too bad. I do find it kind of odd that 3D graphics make her motion sick though...Maybe she just has incredible (or incredibly bad) eyesight.

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  11. Terraria probably better to stick with since it updates way more than minecraft. Although the 2d sandbox game seems weird to me.

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  12. My co-worker was raving about mine craft earlier today. He loves it.

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  13. I hate it when things don't just go through. When you follow all the instructions and.. still? No good.

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  14. "I struggled for several hours before finally giving up." I know the feeling, hope you'll get it fixed soon enough.

    Btw thanks for the steam tip, hade no idea.

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  15. Terraria does seem to hate its users. However it is a strange thing, the more you play and love the game, the more it seems determined to cause you pain.

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  16. Terraria looks so lame to me

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  17. I don't play games on my computer. Too busy blogging

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  18. So, on your patence evermore attending, Following!

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  19. Here's where two blogging worlds collide...differ... I'm not into games...but I still enjoy reading your blog. Always love the images you use!

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  20. I haven't heard of that game, but I did play minecraft for a while, which I was pretty addicted to. I know nothing about servers either, or I would help you out. Sucks about the glitches too, that's so annoying!

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  21. oh, nerve wrecking problems....

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  22. Theresa is lucky to have you!!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend~

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  23. I know that frustration feeling when trying to get something to work. I could help you port forward if you want, I've done it a bajillion times.

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  24. Haha, yeah im a long time minecraft player, great game, but Terria not so much :)

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  25. heh i dont have a steam account :D

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  26. That actually looks really cool to me.

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  27. Rent a server and lets play Armagetron!

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  28. Have you tried to set the Field of View higher in Minecraft to help with the sickness? Try 80-90, it might alleviate some motion sickness.

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  29. Minecraft is better, becauee it has that 1st person feeling. I wanted to try that game but 2D building is not for me :/

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  30. Amashi servor could help :D :)

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  31. I'm still just not getting the Minecraft thing. Sound too time consuming to be remotely interesting.

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  32. Server sounds like a good idea

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  33. It's funny I think a lot of people don't realize youtube as a great source for tech instruction.

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  34. Hey youtube is a great source for tech know how.

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  35. Love the thought of you and girlfriend enjoying your experiments and adventures. :)

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  36. No idea about he games but I know what fiddling with routers and stuff is like...pain in the arse!

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  37. Setting up a server is quite hard. I remember how it took me 3 days to setup a PSO: Blue Burst private server for my friends to connect to.

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  38. "I'm not the most techy guy around"...Haha, you sound plenty smart about computers to me.

    Interesting bit about the Tall thin Asian men requirement. You might have something in common with Yao Ming!

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  39. ouch a bad start, but it did just come out, give it some time and hopefully it'll devloped into something great, by the way just how good is it though? I haven't really paid attention to this game, but your blog made me interested.

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  40. You're whittling away my resistance to both of these games. Time, where have you gone?

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  41. I don't think I could get on these games. they seem too addicting...

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  42. Well, at least the glitch occurred after finding him was relatively easy. Imagine how much more angry she would be if it had been a long, arduous, 4 or 5 hour session to finally reach him only for him to then glitch.

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  43. DWie I made pízza in my blog if you want look:))

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  44. Since I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, I've deemed myself officially ancient. This sucks.

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  45. Sucks when something you get excited for doesn't work.
    Hope you have it all cleared up by now.

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