Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Big Terraria Update

I didn't see this till now, somehow I didn't see my steam updating Terreria, but the big Terraria patch is now here. It's got quite a hefty change log, so if you all don't mind I'm just going to copy and paste the best I can here. I must dive on it and check out all these changes.

"NPC Additions

● New Enemy : Spike Ball (An Immortal Enemy.)
● New Enemy : Blazing Wheel (An Immortal Enemy.)
● New Enemy : Dungeon Slime (Contains Golden Keys)
● New Enemy : Goblin Scout

NPC Changes
● Hornets in the Underground Jungle now shoot stingers. These stingers have a 1 in 3 chance of poisoning their target for 10 seconds.
● Cursed Skulls now now have a chance to apply the Cursed debuff.
● Bats, Harpy and Demon AI has been improved to prevent wall hugging.
● Slimes when in water will now turn around when they have no where to go.
● Man Eaters and Snatchers now have less HP, and are drawn above tiles rather than behind.
● Lava Slimes no longer spawn lava when killed.
● Meteor Heads now move much slower but do a lot more damage.
● Bone Serpents now have a new death sound, and their hit-box has been re-calibrated.
● NPC’s furniture requirements have changed to work with new items.NPCs now requires one "comfort object" (Chair, Throne, Bench, Bed, Toilet) and one "flat surface furniture" (Table, Dresser, Workbench, Tub, Bookcase) for a room to be complete before they will make it their home.
● Thorns are now destroyed after you touch them and receive damage.

NPC Bug Fixes
● EoW is no longer "defeated" when he flees.
● Npcs that are far from home and try to turn to return home will no longer twitch left and right when stuck.
● Hornets are correctly now unable to enter water.
● Vultures should no longer ‘float’ if the sand they are perched on falls from beneath them.

Item Additions
● New Item : Shadow Key
● New Item : Golden Key
● New Item : Shadow Chest (These require the Shadow Key)
● New Item : Obsidian Background Walls
● New item : Mud Background Walls
● New Item : Jungle Spore (Replaces Jungle Rose in former crafting uses.)
● New Item : Tattered Cloth
● New Item : Battle Standard (Allows for manual starting of the Goblin Invasion)
● New Item : Piano
● New Item : Loom (Crafting Station, Now required for crafting most clothes from silk.)
● New Item : Bench
● New item : Dresser
● New Item : Bathtub
● New Item : Red Banner
● New Item : Green Banner
● New Item : Blue Banner
●New Item : Yellow Banner
● New Item : Lamp Post
● New Item : Tiki Torch
● New Item : Barrel
● New Item : Chinese Lantern
● New Item : Cooking Pot
● New Item : Safe (A separate private storage from the Piggy Bank.)
● New Item : Skull Lantern
● New Item : Trash Can
● New Item : Candelabra
● New Item : Pink Jar
● New Item : Mug
● New Item : Keg
● New Item : Ale
● New Item : Bookcase
● New Item : Throne
● New Item : Bowl
● New Item : Bowl of Soup
● New Item : Toilet
● New Item : Grandfather Clock
● New Item : Statue

Item Changes
● Wooden Tables, Doors and Workbenches now have improved looking graphics.
● Glow sticks price reduced. And are now a bit brighter.
● Coins now leave a sparkle trail while moving.
● Jungle Rose is now a rarer drop and no longer used to craft.
● Grappling Hooks can no longer be spam shot, you must now wait until your previous shot lands or returns before you can throw another.
● Suspicious Looking Eyes will now sometimes be found in chests.
● Flamelash, Sunfury, and Flower of Fire are no longer dropped, they are now found in shadow chests in the underworld.
● Ash and Mud no longer fall due to gravity.
● Hellstone no longer produces light and is more rare.
● Hellstone now spawns lava when it is mined, but only in the underworld.
● Cacti no longer cause knock-back making running through a desert less of a hassle.
● Potions now offer less HP on use, and their cool-down is now a minute.
● Placing background walls is more simple, as 1 block holes are automatically filled in.
● Flails now have a different mechanic. You can ‘spin’ them by pressing left and right fast over and over after they have been thrown while holding down the mouse button.
● ALL placed background walls are now considered ‘house walls’. (Yes even Dirt and Dungeon walls.)
● Two of the same type of accessories may no longer be equipped at once.
● Fish Bowl’s recipe has been changed to require Bottled Water, rather than just an empty Bottle.

● Armors are now more ‘Class Type’ specific and their stats have been set accordingly.

○ Meteor Armor - Buffs Magic Damage and Set Bonus : Space Gun 0 Mana Cost.
○ Molten Armor - Set Bonus : Melee Damage
○ Shadow Armor - Buffs Melee Attack Speed and Set Bonus : Movement Speed.
○ Necro Armor - Buffs ranged damage and Set Bonus : Reduces Ammo Consumption.
○ Jungle Armor - Buffs Max Mana, Magic Crit Chance and Set Bonus : Reduced Mana Usage.

● Several Magic Items and Weapons have been rebalanced. Including but not limited to...

○ Flower of Fire now does more damage, and costs more mana.
○ Band of Star Power now adds 20 mana to your maximum, and no longer adds mana regeneration.
○ Orb of Light now moves slower and is now listed as a buff that you can remove if you so desire and also know its remaining duration.
○ Magic missile is now quicker and is..

That's it for that stuff, to check out all the full update and everything head on over too Terraria Online. It was all taken directly from there, just thought I would spread the news since I didn't notice anyone else noticing this update yet. Then again, it was released today.


Kage_No_Shi said...

Well, my experiences thus far:

I created a new world and cleared out a whole dungeon. Getting the Gold Keys to open chests (most of the chests were gold, only two weren't I think)...Oddly enough, towards the end I ended up with a surplus of keys (6 or 7). Just FYI, it's not just dungeon chests that can be gold key locked as the first floating Island I went for required a key. Leads me to believe that every Golden Chest you saw before now requires these bloody keys. Excepting the Shadow Chests in the Underworld, which require the Shadow Keys.

Regular chests in the dungeon can contain Gold Keys I can confirm (One of the two had a gold key). I only found ONE Shadow Key, so I'll probably cross my fingers and hope for the best with it. I really want a Flamelash. I DO NOT need yet another Flower of Fire (I have like 4 of them). Sunfury would be an OK secondary reward I suppose.

Regen works fairly well. Mana regen is very fast, so long as you didn't suck up all your mana in short order. I have 200 mana (no boosts), and I regen it all back in a second or less if I just cast one spell (like Magic Missile or Orb of Light).

Orb of Light has been nerfed. It is rather dim now (which isn't mentioned). And yes, like the changelog states, it's slower (it was never fast to begin with as it was, so that really sucks).

Molten Armor's glow is just aesthetic now and not useful (doesn't light up the environment anymore). I imagine Meteorite Armor has this issue as well.

The above two issues are apparently because the update wanted players to focus on using Alchemy more (there are potions that provide light).

Most of the Furniture is just aesthetic as you might expect.

Some enemies seemed to be nerfed a little. I was able to one hit KO some enemies that took two hits before. Might just be the variable damage added in this update, but I dunno.

Hopefully a future update will allow us to craft boosted Rocket Boots (Rocket Boots that behave the way the old ones did. Never played with those). Not all of us need mana that much, and I for one could really make use of long boosts.

Lokai said...

That sounds a little bit annoying. I haven't run into any new content so far, other than making some wood and stone stuff furniture. The beer keg, says you can make beer with it, but I don't know how and the guide doesn't say anything about it.

Have you run into any of the immortals? I don't get why they exist and to what purpose. I do like that there are goblin standards that you can make now, which summon the goblin army.

Potions are a lot more difficult to use now, healing ones that is. Especially, since they have timer before you can use any other healing items (not just potions). So now you can no longer spam potions to defeat bosses..not sure if that's good since the skeleton boss was already a bit hard.

Kage_No_Shi said...

@Lokai - Did you actually make a new world? A fair chunk of the content (such as shadow chests and gold key chests) are only available on new worlds.

Kage_No_Shi said...

Just a note you should put on the article. Based on my experience with this update, someone buggered up and instead of one of each of the Flower of Fires, Sunfuries, and Flamelashes we get One flower of fire (which is proper), TWO sunfuries, and 0 flamelashes.

Lokai said...

Yeah I finally found a lot of that new content today, but me and a friend were tromping around The Dungeon area for a long time. Unfortunately, we found maybe 4 keys for something like 10+ locked chests in there.

Kage_No_Shi said...

@@Lokai@ - You can disregard what I said before about the Sunfury. Apparently unlike other chest items, a world isn't guaranteed one of them. Took me several world generations before I found one. On the plus side, Small worlds CAN get them too.

The slimes in the Dungeon are weird, in terms of them actually appearing. When I first entered the dungeon I found two slimes within a minute or so...Then nothing for like 15 minutes (this sort of process repeated for my entire visit pretty much). By the time I was done with the dungeon though, I had a 7 key surplus. You need golden keys for floating islands too it seems (like I said in my first comment), but not gold chests buried in the dirt (those are the same as they were before the update).

Good thing you only need one shadow key though ^_^

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