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Official Get Wired For Terraria 1.3.1: Calling All Terrarian Mechanics!

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Knight9910

Terrarian
These things have probably been suggested already, but what the hey.

* More wrench colors.
* Switches similar to the switches and pressure plates from Minecraft, where a toggle turns it on... and then back off after a second.
* Sensors that send a signal under certain conditions. For example, a "Night Sensor" that automatically turns on all my street lamps at night, or a "Danger Sensor" that closes all the actuator'd blockades around my house in the case of an invasion.
 

Scorne9000

Terrarian
I think it would be cool to have like a wireless transmitter. This would be especially helpful for teleporters. Instead of having to place every single wire, you would just use a transmitter. I think it could be crafted in a way similar to how you use the crystal ball to craft the endless quiver or the endless musket pouch. I'm thinking you would need a few full stacks of wire to craft.
 

The Warlocke

Skeletron Prime
Thread's moving too fast to see if something like this was already mentioned (my apologies that's the case), but here's another idea; I just thought of this one, so it may be a little rough...

Junction Box

You place this item, and it is separated into horizontal and vertical pairs of inputs/outputs. This way, you can cross wires of the same color without them becoming part of the same circuit. The box handles the routing of the signal, so to speak.

This way you don't have to spend hours trying to figure out how to reroute your teleporter wires because they're crossing over another set of them.

Here's a quick 'n' dirty mock up...


 
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Denk0403

Golem
All I really want is:
  • Wireless teleporters (or just a better way to wire things over a long distance).
  • Rainbow Wrench (instead of 3 wrench colors, why not all of them).
  • Custom Timer (choose the length of time a timer stays on or off).
  • Conveyor Belt (slowly moves players, enemies and dropped items) - hammer to change directions.
  • Solar panel or daylight sensor (turns on or off during the day (and maybe even make it so it won't work if there is a wall behind it and only outside)).
  • An item that can add a delay to traps and other circuits.
  • Siren (plays loud alarm that can be heard from a large distance when activated but loudness fades as distance increases).
  • Finally, More Traps (to be the biggest troll ever, make some current traps craftable).
- Some ideas are: bear trap, net trap, and hole covered by leaves trap that you fall into, but hardly noticeable when exploring.

I can see some intense PVP matches with the last three suggestions.

If wireless teleporters might seem too difficult to balance, perhaps add something like power lines that would connect with each other and send pulses over long distances!!

I think that's it, I have thought about a wiring update for awhile so I could be forgetting something.
 

LightBaneX

Terrarian
I'm not really much of a mechanic, but I do have a simple idea. Why not give the mechanic an item you equip as an accessory, that consumes coins to place wire. The same amount of coin that wire costs from a mechanic. I always have the problem of buying a bunch of wire and barely using any of it, or running out of wire several times during a project. That would make it so much easier to wire. And breaking wire with that accessory equipped automatically puts the money back in your money slots. (instead of dropping wire or money on the ground). Maybe you can even have the ability to combine that accessory with wrenches so you get that ability without putting it on an accessory slot, just by having the special wrench. With this accessory I would never run out of wire a bunch of times during a project, and I wouldn't buy way too much wire and lose it in a random chest somewhere, it would make it a lot more enjoyable to do stuff with wires.

And as for what a lot of other people have been saying about wireless transmitters, I think they would be cool. But I don't understand the argument for the need. Most people are saying wiring to the sides of the map sucks and not worth the effort. I wired to both oceans in 1.3 in a large world easily, i don't see the issue. With smart cursor and a crap ton of wire, it only took a minute or 2 to wire to the other side of the map, very easy.
 

Wolverale12

Plantera
Got 2 more ideas.

-A new armor set for mechanics that increases the placement range of wrenches, wire cutters, etc. that has to do with mechanic stuff, the full set will allow you to see where wires are even if you aren't holding a wire tool
-The ability to craft wires
 

Squideer

Official Terrarian
A few more ideas for Wire.

  • Switch, Or a timer, Which resets itself a few seconds after being activated. (Useful for making one-way paths)
  • An accessory that makes wire glow in the dark. (Also useful for placing/removing over long distances, However more helpful underground. Obtainable before Hardmode)
  • Already stated, Something for faster wire placement over long distances.
  • An small box players can carry around similar to a chest, Holds up to 9,990 wire. (10 x999 stacks)
  • New natural generated traps that have wire set-up as invisible trip-wire rather than a pressure plate. Stepping on it detonates explosives below the player. (It doesn't always kill the player, However it does remove the ground they were just standing on causing them to take fall damage)
 

Wolverale12

Plantera
I also wish that the jungle mimic was implemented along with some other stuff that wasn't implemented like fishing pole modifiers and modifiers made for summoner weapons instead of using magic modifiers.
 

Scorne9000

Terrarian
It would cool to see more active statues and more traps in general. I feel like right now the traps available are very limited and lose their usefulness rather quickly. Maybe have the ability to hammer traps to make them face different directions. In particular this could be helpful for dart traps, which as of now can only shoot horizontally.
[DOUBLEPOST=1439608214,1439607876][/DOUBLEPOST]Conveyor belts would be really nice for farming.
 

MagneticLord

Spazmatism
An accessory called mechanic speed dial,which lets you hit a button and it pops up the mechanic's shop, if you have the mechanic. However, this convenience come at the cost of 10% increased price.
 

Lord_Syn

Terrarian
In response to what many others in this thread have said, Would it be possible to just open the mini map and Draw a Red / Yellow / Green / Blue line from point A to point B and click done? like drawing with MS Paint :D this would save a lot time heh
 

Zak

Terrarian
RAINBOW WRENCH? HELL YEAH!
Terraria has all sorts of rainbow stuff and it just so happens that you are requesting stuff. So...

RAINBOW WRENCH!
Sold by mechanic like all other wrenches... (Only when party girl is active though)
It places
RAINBOW WIRES! HELL YEAH!

TRAPS!

Auto-Swinger- Place it down, right click to put your sword in, hook it up to a switch (although 1 sec-5 sec timer would be better) and it swings your sword every time you click the switch or every 1-5 seconds. If it's a ranged sword like the Terra Blade or Ice Blade it will aim at enemies. (Hardmode) (Found right outside of Temple RARELY) You can take your sword back out of it and put it back in as many times as you want.

Auto-Shooter- Exactly the same as above except you put a gun in and it shoots stuff for you. (Basically a turret)
 

Rukrio

Terrarian
An accessory called mechanic speed dial,which lets you hit a button and it pops up the mechanic's shop, if you have the mechanic. However, this convenience come at the cost of 10% increased price.
why stop there? make it the shoppers speed dial. can call up any npc to buy things from, assuming you have them in the world, and are willing to hand over extra dough. though you'd still have to talk to folks for anything not shopping related.
 

Shadekirby321

Terrarian
A few ideas that may or may not have been suggested already:
  • A method of making a 1-way teleporter/wire. Perhaps a placeable gadget which can be placed on a line of wire (shaped like a triangle pointing in a direction via hammer), and 'current' cannot travel in any direction but the way its pointing.

  • A junction of sorts that can also be placed on a line of wire shaped like a + sign. Any wire that goes in 1 end can come out the other end without intersecting with wire travelling in a perpendicular direction. (For example, wire that enters the left side of the junction can come out the right without intersecting with a wire of the same color traveling up/down through the junction)

  • A pre-hardmode version of the spear trap. It could extend a spear with a shorter range than the ones found in the jungle temple, as well as do less damage and have a longer delay on its activation. The texture could be a stony version of the jungle spear trap, comparable to dart traps and super dart traps. This would (hopefully) allow some better early game utility when it comes to mob farms and base defense pre-hardmode

  • Finally, just as an aesthetic feature, i've been thinking it would be cool to have many existing decorative features have little custom animations when they're powered by wire. For example, jellyfish would jump out of their jellyfish jars, creatures would jump out of terrariums, sofa cushions would do little flips, dresser drawers would open. Just for some fun household animations.
 

MagneticLord

Spazmatism
why stop there? make it the shoppers speed dial. can call up any npc to buy things from, assuming you have them in the world, and are willing to hand over extra dough. though you'd still have to talk to folks for anything not shopping related.
And then it combines with cell phone, making something even better called smartphone or something
 

Rukrio

Terrarian
And then it combines with cell phone, making something even better called smartphone or something
well, it could also have funtionality for multiple spawnpoints (including the world's spawn) and on team warping... so maybe it merges with a wormhole potion and some luminite? (balance.)
 

NoSoap

Eye of Cthulhu
I'm never much with complicated wirings, so wireless transmitter. But I get it'll be too easy.

More stuff in the form of actuators(hidden), disguiser block, pressure plate block(motion sensor).

Pressure plate that shows up message (you can't mouse hover over it to read)

more traps and statues that spawns mob

a box that can use the boss summon item placed in it when triggered

or even better, a box that spawns the mob according to the banner placed in it (when triggered too of course)
 

squidspeaker

Skeletron
You should add light bulbs to Terraria for like. Ceiling lamps and stuff. And you can wire it to a switch or something on the wall. Lightbulb would be made with like, 2 glass a torch and some wire?

Like others have said above me, wireless transmitters would be nice. I'd think they'd be made with some sort of Steampunker item like cogs because I think it'd be a bit too OP for someone who just got the dungeon to be able to have wireless transmitters but hey that's just me.

Also doorbells. Why do I say doorbells? So you can annoy the crap out of your friends.

Also make a thing that plays the whoopie cushion so I can hook it up to a 1 second timer and play nothing but whoopie cushion sounds.
 

Ferrett321

Terrarian
Oooo! An idea, what if instead of having to wire a teleporter manually all over the map you could place a hook on one end of the teleporter, travel to the other teleporter and place it down (like a ball of string I guess), so there is a wire that goes across the map without you having to slowly walk all the way with a wrench placing wires.

It would also make sense to have the long wire only visible when you have a wrench or something equipped.
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You should add light bulbs to Terraria for like. Ceiling lamps and stuff. And you can wire it to a switch or something on the wall. Lightbulb would be made with like, 2 glass a torch and some wire?

Like others have said above me, wireless transmitters would be nice. I'd think they'd be made with some sort of Steampunker item like cogs because I think it'd be a bit too OP for someone who just got the dungeon to be able to have wireless transmitters but hey that's just me.

Also doorbells. Why do I say doorbells? So you can annoy the crap out of your friends.

Also make a thing that plays the whoopie cushion so I can hook it up to a 1 second timer and play nothing but whoopie cushion sounds.
OMG that whoopie cushion idea would be so annoying but fun xD
 
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