So recently, I've been getting into Terraria (by recently I mean 4 days ago) and already have gotten into about 32 hours of gameplay according to Steam. Unless you mean to play on a private server with friends, or just singleplayer, play on Softcore/Easy/Casual difficulty, cause on multiplayer servers there are griefers. I lost all my gold tools and my awesomesauce Crown (30 Gold bars = 120 Gold Ore + all the ore and bars from tools) As well as Cloud-In-A-Bottle, my Grapplehook, and countless other valued items. Don't go with the flow, just say no. Don't do drugs. Or anything harder than Softcore. As for the other kind of softcore, that's up to you.