Farmed Duke Fishron 15 times. Every single drop, except for the FLAIRON, which I really preferred. That's nice. I don't want to talk about the time I tried to obtain truffle worms, because I heard three die in succession.
Yep, it's pretty brutal even with top-tier per-hardmode armour and gear. If you use a world editor, you can change your world back to normal mode. Or you can come back to your world when you do have better gear, since players can freely travel between worlds. No need to kiss goodbye your world!Today I accidentally turned the game into Hardmode without even knowing there was such a thing as hardmode.....I am completely under geared and under prepared for it, so I may have to kiss a map I've been building for 40 or so hours goodbye cause I just can't do anything about it.