Joined 02/23/2012


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Having a gaming blog is now my new "thing." I've always considered myself a writer and one of the things I want to do with my gaming blog is to write about my experiences in the games I play. That said, you can expect to see lots about Terraria as I've been playing it lately. I also intend to write about Pokemon X, which I've been playing and enjoying as well.

So, during my visits to the Underworld, I noticed Shadow Chests, which require a key to open. I looked on the wiki and found out that those keys are in the Dungeon. I tried to get into the Dungeon, but was killed by the Dungeon Guardian. I, again, looked on the wiki and found out that you have to speak to the Old Man at the entrance at night about his curse and defeat him once he turns into Skeletron. So, I decided to do that today.

Skeletron was easy! Maybe it's because I'm using Molten Armor and a Firery Great Sword, but I didn't have any trouble defeating him. However, once I got into the Dungeon, things quickly changed. The Dungeon is crawling with enemies, traps, and spikes! If you go deep enough, the rate at which monsters spawn will increase. The Dungeon has lots of chests, some of which require a key to open. Shadow Keys are used for Shadow Chests located in the Underworld. One Shadow Key will open all Shadow Chests. However, Golden Keys can only unlock one Golden Chest. These keys are dropped by some of the monsters.

I found out on the wiki that the Dungeon is created to the far left or right of the world that was created, opposite of the Jungle. Apparently the color of the interior is random. I'm happy because my dungeon is made of blue bricks. Blue is my favorite color, I may have to steal some!

I finally have an avatar! I signed up with Word Press and created a Gravatar. I took a screen shot of my character, Blue. It looks like he's standing on water. See this link:

A couple of notes...I haven't found the Goblin Tinkerer yet since the first time when I met him and he died in lava. In the Dungeon, I found a Mechanic (and wish I bought the Wire Cutters from him), but he didn't survive very long. Yesterday, I counted my NPCs and chairs and tables and I should have one or two openings. I'm not sure why those two NPCs have not yet respawned in my house. I may add more to my house to make sure that they come back, eventually I suppose. I'm thinking that in order to get the Goblin Tinkerer back, I'm going to have to defeat the Goblin Army again. They have not shown up for a second time yet, but today I did run into a Goblin Scout.

Oh! Last night I found out that Minecraft is now on the PS3! I downloaded and played the (timed) demo. Unfortunately, one of my biggest gripes about the game, Creepers blowing up structures and other useful things such as farms, happened again. I was delighted that the game contains the same music as the PC version (I really love the music of Minecraft). As for the controls, I think it would just take a little time to get used to, but I think they're ok, maybe even better than the controls for the console version of Terraria. I'm not sure if I will buy the game as I can play it for free on the PC and I think I prefer the controls (for both games) on the PC. If you're a fan of the game, I recommend watching the documentary, which is almost two hours long. I watched it last night. Here's the link:
Recently, I successfully beat The Brain of Cthulhu after making Crimson Armor ( and a Blade of Grass ( It was a tough battle. I've only beaten this boss once and I stopped trying once I did. I fought it probably three or four times in total. I was afraid that I'd end up destroying all the Demon Hearts and wouldn't be able to summon it again, but luckily there are still some left. In the battled I used an Eggnog (to boost all stats) and a Thorns potion (because it runs into you).

After that battle, I thought "what next," and it was suggested that I get Molten Armor ( It was easy to mine the needed Obsidian as I found some lava hiding under some water. The obsidian was in between the two and every time I mined some Obsidian, some more was created. The Hellstone that was required was much more difficult to obtain. I went back to the Underworld, where I previously had trouble surviving. This time, however, it wasn't that difficult. I did find it humorous that I was defeating fire enemies, such as Hellbats, with a Blade of Grass. You would think such enemies would be immune to a sword made of jungle grass or that the sword would catch on fire.

Luckily, I was able to mine the amount of Hellstone I needed, but I found a tip to share. It is a good idea, when mining Hellstone, to have something else in between your character and the Hellstone. It's also a good idea to have an Obsidian Skull as well. But, while mining the Hellstone, I found out that lava comes out of it, so I almost always made sure there was dirt or something between me and the Hellstone. Of course, I didn't always follow that tip as I have an item that gives me 7 seconds of protection from lava.

Not only was I able to make a set of Molten Armor, but I also made a Flamarang ( and finally a Firey Greatsword ( I have not yet used the sword I made, but it was nice to upgrade the Zealous Enchanted Boomerang to a Flamarang. I did not sell my Crimson armor, I put it in a chest, but I'm tempted to use it again because even though it does not provide as much defense as the Molten armor, the set bonus is faster health regeneration. Still, one thing I wish the set of Molten armor would provide is immunity to lava, that would have been sweet.

I'm still hoping to find something that provides me complete immunity to lava. I'm also still hoping that I find a key to those chests I found in the Underworld. I also need to talk to the Old Man near the Dungeon so I can check that out. Also, I defeated the Goblin Army that arrived and I met the Goblin Tinkerer, but he ended up falling in lava and dying. I'm hoping he's respawned some where so I can find him again, but if he hasn't, I'm ready to defeat the Goblin Army once again (that would be for a second time).

Anyway, that's my latest Terraria update. I thought I'd write a new post about it instead of just commenting on my original post. Hopefully soon, I'll take a screenshot of my character to use as my avatar. I'm thinking I might use one without his armor (because I want to show off all the blue I put in him). I may also take an updated screenshot of my house, since I've added one or two floors since I took the last one.

Your comments are always appreciated and I also greatly appreciate the help and suggestions you have given me (with regards to Terraria and CheerfulGhost). I really do enjoy the game and this website. smile
I've been playing Terraria a lot lately and I intend to write much more about it. For now though, I think I'm going to try posting more of what's going on (for me) in the game here. For now, I'm going to start out with last night and recent events. First, I thought I found a bug in the game after the new Holiday update. When I get presents, they are stored in one box in the inventory. What is inside the present doesn't show up until I right-click the present (or presents) and exit the inventory. This does not function as it previously did when the presents seemed to only contain candy cane blocks, where as a right-click opened the present and showed its contents without having to exit the inventory. After a while, it feels like this is less of a bug and something that makes sense some how. It doesn't really bother me anymore. I now let my presents stack and open them up later when my inventory is less full, so that individual pieces don't crowd my inventory when I'm out in the open world exploring. I reported the issue, but have not seen a reply about.

After looking at some tutorials to learn how to play, I decided to create a small world for my first world to explore. Apparently this would make it easier for me to find things. Well, it seems as though my small world has stuck me in the middle of some hard places. To the right of my house is a Snow biome which contains the Crimson. Further on I found a Dungeon, which even with 400 life and less than 20 defense I could not survive one hit from the Dungeon Guardian. Shortly to the left of my house, I found an extensive underground cavern, which I thoroughly explored. I found an Underground Snow biome, which was cool, but then I also found the Underworld, which I thought was cool. Unfortunately, I don't have any lava protection, so that is a dangerous place, let alone the creatures there that are difficult to defeat. I kept dying and going back, wondering why I kept repeating that cycle. Finally, I explored a bit and got to a point to where I couldn't walk on the abandoned structures because walking on them caused me to catch on fire. So, I decided to go look elsewhere for adventure for now.

Further to the left of my house (and really not that far from the first cavern I discovered) is a very small Desert biome. It's so small that it's not even worth mentioning, really. Going further, the environment turned back to "normal" as it looks where my house is located, but I found another cavern that I began to explore. This cavern lead to an Underground Jungle, which is dangerous due to lots of hornets and slimes that can shoot poisonous projectiles at you. There are also some kind of brown vines that hurt, too, when touched. There, I also found another Underworld, which I did not explore. In the Underground Jungle, I found a structure, which I cannot enter without a key or a much better pickaxe as it's made of Lizhard (I'm currently using a golden one as the cool made-of-bone one I found wouldn't mine Crimtane). I did, however, find a hive and after making it inside and smashing something, the Queen Bee was summoned.

The Queen Bee was my second boss battle. The first boss battle was the Eye of Cthulhu. I was in my first cavern and I saw the message that I was being watched, which I later found out was this boss, but I did not see it until maybe the third time I saw the message. It killed me at first as I was unprepared, but the second time I summoned it after being prepared and using a Suspicious Looking Eye. It wasn't an easy battle, but I survived. The Queen Bee was a different story. Unfortunately for her, we were in a small cavern and she got stuck in some blocks and could not move nor attack, so I just sat there with my Zealous Enchanted Boomerang and killed her. I'd blame her getting stuck on a bug (kind of ironic now that I think on it). But, I was delighted that she dropped some very nice rewards. I now have an awesome sword that has an attack of 22 and summons killer bees to help fight my enemies. The boomerang has been with me for a long time since I first (luckily) found it some how and I'll still keep it as it helps me fight from a distance and also lights up areas where it goes.

Before playing Terraria, I was playing Minecraft, which I fell in love with, but got frustrated by Creepers blowing everything up (such as my farms or buildings) and falling into lava. The two games are similar, but they are different. The thing I tried doing in Minecraft seems to be what Terraria is all about, that is exploring and fighting monsters and such. Some say Minecraft is more about building and Terraria is more about exploring. I think they're both about building and exploring equally, however Minecraft does not have bosses.

I'll write more later as I play and I will try to participate more here at Cheerful Ghost. I was recently thinking that I should start a gaming blog, well it looks like I'm off to a good start. I want to leave with one final tip, though. The best way to protect your NPCs in Terraria from the effects of a Blood Moon is to get away from home. During my first Blood Moon (I've survived all of them), a few of them died, but since then I have been away from home for each following Blood Moon and my NPCs were apparently undisturbed.

I'm still looking for better armor so that I can survive lava and harder monsters. I may fill in some details about my current defense later.

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