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Terraria State of the Game - February 2019

Discussion in 'Mobile - 505 Games' started by Safeman, Feb 25, 2019.

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  1. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    Greetings Terrarians!

    Welcome to the the latest Terraria community update on development progress across all active platforms! A ton of progress is being made, and things are really starting to come together - we are hopeful that we will be able to have some of this in your hands soon. That said, on with the latest news....


    Our focus for PS4/XB1 right now is on finishing the content update for both Xbox One and PS4.

    The majority of the initial code has been implemented for and is now in the testing phase. In parallel, the development team is feverishly working through the bugs uncovered by QA during that testing process. We don't have a timeline quite yet, but we're in the final development stages before submission and and a release to the community!

    A previously planned patch that focused on fixes for several graphical bugs has been integrated into the content update. Expect to see the new content and fixes arrive in the same patch



    As we mentioned last month, our team successfully completed a significant milestone by submitting the Switch alpha build. We’re working with both Re-Logic & 505 Games on a list of feedback items and feature requests before beginning on a bug fixing voyage that takes us straight to beta.

    Once the remaining alpha feedback & feature requests have been integrated into the build, we will be rolling out new community showcases for the Nintendo Switch version!

    In the meantime, enjoy this screenshot of fighting Eye of Cthulhu on Switch... and hopefully, we will have a bit more detail to share with you very soon. :)




    Happy February, everyone! As you may know, we recently asked the community for your help in our ongoing work on making sure that your existing saves can transition over fully and properly to the new Mobile 1.3 build. We are still in the process of testing everything here (we received over 2000 saves - THANK YOU!) - but we wanted to share a little bit of our progress here... and they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? ;)

    (Note: these are four separate screens, Mobile does not and will not have splitscreen, just in case anyone gets confused ;) )

    We have put in special safeguards during the process - in fact, your existing saves will be put in a separate folder and kept safe from harm in the event that some undiscovered save transfer issue pops up after launch. We know how important and valuable these hard-earned saves are to everyone, so we are doing all the we can to make this go smoothly!

    Taking this a step further, we have opened up the Terraria file system to access from the file management systems on Android and iOS. That means that you will be able to make manual backup copies of all of your saves, move them to the cloud, a new device, etc. This will also make it possible and easier for all mobile players (even our iOS friends) to send in their saves for testing and troubleshooting. All of this will take place in the standalone apps (like Files for iOS). We will give everyone step-by-step instructions on how to do various things with this capability as we get closer to launch.

    Of course, work on controls and UI continue unabated, and we are really liking the direction that is taking. Still a good bit to get done, but we find that the game feels and plays really well right now.

    We are truly excited with what is going on with Mobile right now, and we are looking forward to showcasing more of what we have planned and in progress as we head towards an amazing launch!



    Happy February Terrarians!

    The PC Terraria team remains hard at work with the upcoming 1.3.6 update. There is so much going on behind the scenes with this one - but in continuing with the spirit of "1.3.6 looks at everything in the game to see if it needs updating/tweaking/etc", we wanted to share the brand new and improved world creation screen. Now you can quickly and easily select all of the particulars for your new world all in one screen - with some cool new graphical depictions as well!

    We will have a lot more to share in the weeks ahead - tidbits that we think that will be exciting for everyone - as we push ever-closer to the release of 1.3.6!



    We want to give a shout-out to the Terraria Discord community at http://Discord.GG/Terraria and say congrats on growing over 50% in February to 38k+ members!

    The server is also now officially verified! A big thank you to the Discord Community Team for all their hard work. Feel free to stop by there, say hello, share your fan art, and ask your Terraria related questions.
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  2. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    I love that new world UI. It's looks really charming along with that thumbnail changing.

    Keep it up! :)
  3. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    That PC spoiler is awesome.

    So much awesome.

    That, along with everything else, 1.3.6 might even rival 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 in terms of awesome updates if not surpass them entirely somehow.

    Here pretty soon I wonder if we shouldn't be calling it 1.4.0 because of how much stuff it's apparently changing...
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  4. FairyPrincessSerenity

    FairyPrincessSerenity Headless Horseman

    If you choose to stop by the discord community, I welcome you in advance. It's a cool place to hang out and chat about Terraria.
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  5. Rednax35

    Rednax35 Terrarian

    Will the Amazon Fire version of the game receive the 1.3 update? I thought I read on the Wiki that it won't, but I just want some confirmation as I'd love to transfer my saves manually between my old Fire and my current phone.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  6. Lavun

    Lavun Terrarian

  7. Lord Garak

    Lord Garak Retinazer

    "The PC Terraria team remains hard at work with the upcoming 1.3.6 update."

    "with the upcoming 1.3.6 update."


  8. ChippyGaming

    ChippyGaming Retinazer

    I'm honestly so grateful for these posts each month, I always have a good time reading through them

    the new world creation UI looks great!
  9. Zyllyan

    Zyllyan Terrarian

    Question: Does the graphical direction statement, under the PC world creation ui, refer to the small rabbit picture or additional new features coming to the world creation that isn't shown?
  10. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    The small picture w/ the bunny
  11. Cirom

    Cirom Plantera

    Lookin' sweet on all fronts! Loving that new world creation screen (hopefully character creation can also get the same flair!) and those Switch & Mobile screenshots... MMM they good. Hopefully mobile won't feel like such an inferior version anymore! Of course, I'm super excited to test how well the Switch version plays.. but I realise it's still in alpha testing, so we're a good ways off yet. Still, hopefully the release will go well and I'll finally be able to play and compare the Pipeworks version! My only worry is that the view seems a bit too zoomed out, would be nice to be able to play it with 2x pixel size on the 720p screen without having to constantly squint. Hopefully it doesn't have the weird pixel stretching which plagues the PC version when you use any zoom level which isn't 100% or 200%.

    Honestly though, those Mobile screenshots make me the most interested of all. I like that the game no longer looks like someone's used the Stretch/Skew tool in MS Paint - though the bottom-left screenshot still shows there's work to be done. I love that sweet new UI - especially the relocated hotbar and life/mana bars. Though, I'm curious as to what that button below the HP bar does - I'm going to assume it lets you open up a map, but only time will tell. Here's to hoping the game's polished enough to feel like a proper pocket Terraria!
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  12. AceTrainerKatie

    AceTrainerKatie Official Terrarian

    cannot wait for this update!
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  13. Charlie Bear

    Charlie Bear Terrarian

    Yes. Every yes. All the yes.
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  14. Forestherd

    Forestherd Terrarian

    This looks really good! Please let us also pick the backgrounds we want, that would be amazing!
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  15. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    The wiki is not an official source of information on future releases, for what it's worth. Re-Logic/505Games have no direct control over the content there, that belongs to Curse/Gamepedia. Whoever put that information on the wiki was not speaking officially.

    I don't have an official answer for whether it will be on Amazon, but I think it's very likely that it will be. The Fire OS is simply a modified Android OS, after all.
  16. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    There is indeed! A lot of the graphical issues are known by the team at DR, but the focus has been mostly on nailing controls and UI (and fixing those things as possible along the way). Observant folks will note these ongoing UI/Control changes each month. ;) They will get bugs sorted out before the end.

    It opens/closes the minimap.

    Now, gonna sit back and wait for folks to react more. :)
  17. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    No plans to leave Amazon behind :)
  18. Thexus

    Thexus Terrarian

    The official site literally has a tab for the wiki, and we ask the developers themselves when we are unsure about things.
  19. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    I think Tunnel King is more talking about that the updates on the wiki is dependent on the community. Not the Terraria staff themselves. And thus parts may be outdated or incorrect. And not as reliable as other official sources.
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  20. lopez clan

    lopez clan Terrarian

    Haha, very funny Elmo ref
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