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 126.96.36.199
July 26: Server has moved to IP address 188.8.131.52:8677 (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.