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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: http://imgur.com/ipJvTAN

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRgVo1X_18

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2014 at 12:53am

The Goblin Army showed up again and was abruptly defeated! Now I'm on the hunt for the Goblin Tinkerer again. I upgraded my house with a new floor and 3 tables and 3 chairs. Since then, a new NPC has moved in. I should have enough room for the Mechanic (that I found trapped in the Dungeon) and Goblin Tinkerer to move in. I feel like I've pretty thoroughly explored the Dungeon. I know there are some chests left that I have yet to find a key to open.

Speaking of keys, I was hoping I'd find a Jungle key, so I can access the temple, but it seems (according to the Wiki) that I can't access it until I meet (or defeat) the Golem, which is only in Hardmode. That's a bummer.

I've opened some Shadow chests, but since I'm decked out in Molten armor and have a Fiery Greatsword, I'm not sure what else the game can give me that's better than the equipment I already have.

Another thought: Since I have an Underground Crimson environment, I was wondering if to destroy it or prevent its spread, if I have to destroy all of the Demon Hearts. I might give that a try, knowing doing so will also spawn the Brain of Cthulhu.

Speaking of the Goblin Army, I found another Goblin Scout today, which makes me think the Goblin Army will be back again soon. I look forward to defeating them again!

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2014 at 12:55am

After looking at the Wiki, it seems the Goblin Scout does not mean that there will soon be a Goblin invasion. It is just a rare spawn, which I have seen two or three times now. Ok, I'm off to find the Goblin Tinkerer!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/07/2014 at 02:34am

Awesome. Love reading this.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2014 at 08:48am

Thanks! I wish I could find that Goblin Tinkerer! I have no idea where it is.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/08/2014 at 09:05am

I just figured out what my issue was with the Goblin Tinkerer, I didn't create my rooms properly. After building a couple of levels onto my house, I noticed a new NPC spawned on each floor, even though I had put three tables and chairs on one floor. After a look at the Wiki, I realized that I needed to create rooms instead of just floors. Once I did that, the Goblin Tinkerer arrived (and spawned nearby). I had to help him make his way up to the house as he couldn't seem to jump the few blocks up. I'm hoping that the Mechanic will respawn as well.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/08/2014 at 08:03pm

Yeah, good catch. Totally be odd to have explored the whole world and no Tinkerer!

When the next patch comes out for the new end boss I'll do another server so we can take him on. That or rent one, Travis had some info on that.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/08/2014 at 09:26pm

Cool!

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