i dont have anything to type here but here it is. discussion thread. discuss
It seems like an advantage at first but I wouldn't call it one. The way enemy health and defense scale in Master Mode makes you need to equip an Emblem and a Celestial Stone as soon as you can so your damage output can keep up with the pace, while that wasn't necessary in Expert. Those are accessories that add very little in terms of how you play as they are mere number improvements. In terms of build diversity, nothing has changed, in my opinion. But this is more of a Terraria problem than a Master Mode problem.While there are still some functional advantages (e.g. you get +1 accessory slot from the start of the game in addition to the +1 from the Demon Heart)
One big thing that changed in how I played in Expert in comparison to how I've been playing in Master is that I've been stacking potions and buffs to every boss fight. I don't like how most of the potions in the game are mere number multipliers as they don't add much in interactivity, make the game more grindy, and occupy many inventory slots. This probably resonates with your point. Excluding that, I think the boss fights are fine, really. Except for the ones that were already poorly designed (I'm looking at you, Skeletron Prime).Enemies have been given "flat stat increases" and that's it. What this entails to is making the game more like a dull slog, a test of patience and stubbornness, and only serves to make fights longer and more grindy, instead of making them more engaging by challenging you to use new and improved tactics.
With the exception of the additional accessory slots, all Expert / Master Mode content can be taken to a Normal mode world (including, say, a multiplayer server.)I don't get the commotion over optional content.
I fully agree on the Shield of Cthulhu and I'll say that dashing is a mechanic that should have been inherent to the default character in any mode, without the use of accessory slots. It's one of the reasons I only play Expert mode, unless I'm playing multiplayer with a newbie friend.With the exception of the additional accessory slots, all Expert / Master Mode content can be taken to a Normal mode world (including, say, a multiplayer server.)
This is in addition to the implication that someone who earned any of these items legitimately will already be better at the game without any such advantages.
- The Shield of Cthulhu gives invincibility frames on command. It can also be used to immediately hit full horizontal speed on any mount.
- The Flying Dutchman mount has infinite flight and the fastest mount speed in the game.
- The Suspicious Looking Eye pet ties for brightest light pet and additionally looks directly at the closest NPC, enemy, or treasure within 20 blocks.