A Quick Guide to "War Banners" - Terraria version 188.8.131.52.If you're the type of Player like myself, that enjoys using "Enemy Banners" as a regular part of your gameplay, there's some obvious suggestions I'd love to throw out there to you. Assuming that we all run into similar problems, when it comes to "domesticating" chokepoints in-game, I believe I've discovered some rather simple solutions for a likely common issue of actually using Enemy Banners effectively [when you need 'em the most]!
I'm sure I don't need to state the obvious, just how useful it is that Enemy Banners can now be placed on Platforms; without incident. It's a change that us Banner users have pretty much wanted since 1.3.5; it only made sense.
Now that it's a reality, it's important still, to always develop features forward, seeing as how the traditional use of Banners likely wouldn't change much, and why would it?! The obvious improvements are there, undeniable, and 'game changing' right out-the-box, but there's always more to discover! I'm sure this isn't anything new, but I figured I'd share this simple idea, simply because I haven't seen it used anywhere else just yet, at least from the many places I've checked [to see if such a guide was even worth making].
The concept is pretty simple and 'organic', I pretty much just started applying it as I had an "ah ha" moment!
While being swarmed by tough enemies [i.e. Giant Tortoise, Derplings], at the typical 'choke point' we all run into, it dawned on me that building a traditional "War Banner" wasn't going to be a realistic solution in getting the area 'under control'. Then of course, it occurred to me that placing Enemy Banners on Platforms is a thing now, and then of course, Trees allow the Player to place Platforms midair, no hassle; I'm sure the rest needs no explanation. It's quick, it's easy, it's low commitment, resource-light and effective.
That's it... that's the Post!