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    Terraria

    Game » consists of 24 releases. Released May 16, 2011

    The first major 2D entry into the world of "open world" sandbox action-adventure games, Terraria is inspired by 16-bit platformers and allows players to mine for ores, craft new equipment, and fight monstrous bosses in a large procedurally-generated world.

    Terraria 1.3 Private GB Community Server (Shut Down)

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    #1  Edited By mike

    July 2 7pm: We restarted with a new large world on normal mode!

    July 11: Server has now officially progressed to Hard Mode!

    July 13: We are now using TShock!

    July 23: Updated to TShock 4.3.6 / Terraria 1.3.0.6

    July 26: Server has moved to IP address 85.236.100.250:8677 (note the change in port number, and password remains the same)

    August 22: Server closed due to lack of activity. World file can be downloaded here.

    Please connect to the server with your GB usernames or something approximating it if you can.

    Hey everyone. a couple of days ago, @soulcake asked if anyone was going to set up a Terraria server since the new content patch 1.3 was dropping today. I thought I would start it up, at least to get it going and see if there is any interest in keeping it going. Since I've owned Terraria for a couple of years and never actually played it, I thought that the beginning of a big new patch was a good time to jump in and learn.

    After messing around with the Terraria dedicated server this afternoon, I went ahead and set up an extra machine as a GB Terraria server. This particular machine is a bit older, but I think it should be able to handle a good number of players at once since the server itself seems to be a pretty lightweight program. So far it has only been tested with two players plus myself locally, but system resources looked good and I have plenty of bandwidth, so I think it should be able to handle a decent amount of people.

    All regular Giant Bomb users are invited to jump on the server and play. Right now the server info has just been given to the staff and mods plus a couple of other users. Since it's running on this older box for now, I'm going to keep the player count low at first until I can determine how it's older CPU is going to handle the load. We can slowly increase it over time, or I can move it to a different box or hand the server hosting duties over to someone else down the road if that ends up being the best course of action.

    For now, I'd like to get six or eight people on there playing for stability and load testing. If it doesn't go well, I'll move it back to another machine and run it from there. Please leave a note here or send me a PM if you're at all interested in checking out Terraria 1.3 and I'll send you the connection information. It is open to all regular and/or longtime GB users and subscribers, but please, no fresh accounts that just registered. I'm sure we won't have any issues, but standard GB community rules apply. Don't be a jerk.

    Here are a couple of boring screenshots from the first hours of the server in it's infancy, just for posterity's sake in case this thing actually takes off. This is a personal community project and not an official server hosted by Giant Bomb or CBS Interactive.

    Spelunkin in the first cave
    Spelunkin in the first cave

    The first building!
    The first building!

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    I'd be happy to jump back in, I wanted to give the game another run since I heard about the patch, sign me up!

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    Sure, me and the lady would like some friendly bombers to play with!

    http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danniku/ for her account

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    I would love to join in on this, checked out the update for a few hours yesterday and it seems really good so far (even though I was getting completely destroyed on the new "expert" mode :p)

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    How does latency work for Terraria? As an Australian, would me joining in screw up everyone's experiences or just mine?

    Sign me up I guess. I won't join if it'll be a shitshow if I join.

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    #6  Edited By Getz

    I'm interested in getting back in to Terraria, having not played it since it first launched. Count me in duder.

    PS. I've got a bunch of weird loot left over from when I was running the dungeons that I can give out. They've probably added a bunch more stuff but it's at least gonna be better than what you can get starting out.

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    Sure I'll hop back in!

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    Ooh, ooh, I've been playing a bunch just recently. I'm totally up for wrecking everyone's.... I mean having a jolly good cooperative time!

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    Hey thanks everyone, I sent the server info to you all. It is currently updating and restarting, be back soon.

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    I've been looking forward to getting back into Terraria. Count me in!

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    I'd like to give it a try if there are any spots left

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    I'd love to finally play Terraria with someone I know or "know". My only experience with it has been solo...

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    Server is up, not planning any further maintenance or updates or anything for the rest of the day, so hopefully things will remain stable. Any issues, please report here in the thread and I'll see if there is anything I can do about it.

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    hey i'd love to play. thanks for putting up this server. very nice of you!

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    I'd like to give it a shot, if you have extra space. I don't know if I'll be on too frequently though, if that makes any difference.

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    It would be cool to play with others for a change. Invite please.

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    I'd be interested in trying it out. I was never really able to get into Terraria when it came out, but I also never had a server to play on, which seems kind of key to the experience.

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    server appears to be down

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    I wouldn't mind joining. Not sure how much I'll be playing but I do want to check out some of the new content and don't feel like playing alone.

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    #21  Edited By mike

    @getz said:

    server appears to be down

    It was down for a little bit, we had a power outage here unfortunately. It's all back up now.

    @49th@bbalpert@winsord@kubertus Sent you guys the info. Limit 12 players now.

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    I love me some co-op, and haven't put as many hours into Terraria as I'd like! I'll be playing this update, and way into joining up with friends! If there's space, I'll appreciate the invite =)

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    #23  Edited By mike

    @joshuashore: Sent.

    Just set up a periodic and automatic cloud backup of the World file, so if for some reason it ever gets corrupted I have both a local and a cloud backup that are no older than 15 minutes.

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    I'd love to hop on with you fellas at some point. As a complete noob to the game, experiencing it with other people could be cool

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    #25  Edited By jimipeppr

    I'd like to take a peek. Haven't really played since the original version... could be interesting.

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    #26  Edited By onarum

    seems to be down again :(

    edit: and back up

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    I'm interested in playing with other duders. I only ever played the vanilla version and that was by myself.

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    @onarum said:

    seems to be down again :(

    Yeah, another power outage. It's because of the heat we're having today, I think. Should be back momentarily, sorry about that. First day troubles and all that.

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    #30  Edited By mike

    Moved the server to a UPS system and reworked some network stuff, should be more stable now. There should be a tad less latency across the board. The server and all of my network equipment should be good for at least an hour without power now, too!

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    #31 ZombiePie  Staff  Online

    What is this?

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    I'd be up for testing it out or whatnot. Spent a bit of time before the update running around a world seeing what I had missed since 1.2 originally went up and lost some hours to that, but I haven't gotten to try out 1.3 yet.

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    @capum15: Awesome, I sent you the details.

    The cap is up to 12 players now, let me know if the server is full and seems like it can handle more people and I'll keep bumping it up.

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    #34 FinalDasa  Moderator

    I still don't know what I'm doing in Terraria. Pretty sure I stole someone's boomerang.

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    @finaldasa: I'm struggling with the controls and being able to actually see all the icons in the UI, personally. On my monitor, all of the sprites sort of look the same, especially for smaller items. Lowering my resolution and playing in windowed mode helped a bit, but it's still extremely difficult to see anything.

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    I've got 100 hours in the game , might aswell rack a few more with the GB community, count me in!

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    @marty20k: You got it, I sent you a message!

    Server has been nice and stable for the last four hours or so, I think I finally got everything nailed down. Looking good for higher capacity, too.

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    i'd like to play on the server if i may!

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    I guess my first post was too ambiguous. Yo MB, I'd enjoy checking 1.3 out with you guys on this server. Please.

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    @subjugation: Hey sorry, I thought I sent it to you the first time.

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    bought this game years ago and never got around to playing it, i just remember everything being way to small to see.

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    @oursin_360: Same here, it got a little better when I ran the game in a lower resolution, though. It doesn't affect the image quality too much since everything is pixel art anyway.

    I sent you the connection info in case you want to check it out!

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    Where is everyone located? I spawned at a crowded NPC village and got killed trying to explore.

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    #45 sweep  Moderator

    @ravelle said:

    Where is everyone located? I spawned at a crowded NPC village and got killed trying to explore.

    Story of my life.

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    I'd like to play if there is still room.

    In regards to the game's visuals, I've found that resolutions over 1280x720 make the sprites too small and the scene too cluttered to be legible.

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    @cmblasko: No problem, plenty of room!

    In other news: I made some changes to the server and there is now a lot more free CPU time and RAM, so I think the capacity for players is even higher than I thought it was. It ran stable all night unattended and seems to be going strong.

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    Would love to join if there's room!

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    @pfhor: You got it! I just increased server capacity again, but it's been hovering around 4-5 players so there is plenty of room anyway.

    Just updated and restarted, planning on the server being live and current as long as people are actually interested in playing.

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    @mb There's a new update out you should update the server Thanks !

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