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The Terrarian Bugle - Issue 6

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Hello Terrarians! Welcome to the sixth issue of The Terrarian Bugle! The support for this series has been amazing, thanks guys! :D I apologize for the lack of this Issue last week, I had some things to take care of in real life and I figured that there was too much going on around the wiki for me to get out this issue. Today we're gonna be going through some update info for PC, another status update on the bug fixes for Console, and some amazing sprites later on. Thanks for reading and enjoy! :D

Update Info

PC

Wow, so much has happened for the PC Terrarians in the past few days. I guess there's nothing really to announce that isn't known yet, but here it is: 1.2.4 was released about 2 weeks ago. The new update brought along some new amazing mechanics: Fishing and Minecarts. Duke Fishron actually wasn't a clever lie conjured up in the sadistic minds of the Devs. About a week later after the release PC receives 1.2.4.1 which adding a few new things and fixed plenty of bugs. That leaves us to now. Now that the Devs have completed the 1.2.4 and the bug fix we can expect them to get right to work on the highly anticipated Lunar Update! :D

Here’s the change log for the 1.2.4.1 bug fix:

•Pumpkin Dressers now properly take Pumpkins to craft.

•Spooky Wood Dresser is now obtainable.

•Fixed a bug where Ebonwood Clock would require wood rather than Ebonwood.

•Fixed a bug where the Sapphire Staff would require Silver Ore instead of Silver Bars.

•All summoning weapons now cost 10 Mana to use. This will allow them to get the Mythical prefix.

•All of Fishron’s weaponry now sells for 5 gold coins. This will fix the low prefix costs.

•Fixed an issue with Flipper Potions grammar.

•Angler’s quests now show when using other languages. The text is still in English...translations should be happening soon.

•Topaz Gemspark Blocks now emit yellow light rather than purple.

•Fixed a bug where Duke Fishron did not drop Greater Healing Potions when dying.

•Fixed the bug where the wiring system was not activating Doors, Music Boxes and Fountains properly.

•Added Cactus Platforms and Tables.

•Fixed a crash when using Team Dye with a Flying Carpet.

•Made Smart Cursor smarter when placing Minecart Tracks.

•Fixed a bug where trying to use multiple Truffle Worms while line is pulled would make numerous Fishrons appear.

•Fixed a bug where trying to use a fishing pole while pulling a snapped line would make the bobber appear again.

•Flailron’s chain will now go back faster if it is too far and disappear if it still cannot catch up.

•Fixed a bug where Smart Cursor wall would not ignore doors pillar when open.

•Fixed bug where Sleeping Angler Kid would move slowly on tiles if attacked by monsters.

•Fixed bug where wing time would go into infinity if you held the jump button while standing and having Rocket Boots equipped.

•Fixed bug where Palm Wood and Boreal Wood wouldn’t merge with other wood types.

•Fixed bug where Palm Wood and Boreal Wood were not blocking light.

•Fixed a bug where Lamp Posts would emit blue light when they are off.

•Fixed a leak in the net code.

•Fixed bug where the Minecarts could go ultra-speed using boosters. (sorry guys )

•Fixed bug where the player would stay rotated when leaving a Minecart.

•Elf Vanity now drops from Zombie Elves during a Frost Moon.

•Sails now cost 50 copper a piece.

•The proper items will now drop on Mediumcore/Hardcore deaths.

•You can now place Fishing Rods, Rod of Discord, and the Coin Gun in the Weapon Rack.

•The Traveling Merchant now sells animal skins at random.

•Cooked Fish and Cooked Shrimp are now crafted at a Cooking Pot rather than a Furnace.

•Pressure Plate Tracks will no longer change to regular tracks in certain setups.

•You can now craft Steampunk Candles.

•Fixed bug where High Test Fishing Line accessory did nothing. It now makes sure the line won’t snap.

•Fixed bug where pressing “Reset to default” in controls would reset the quick mana key to M rather than J.

•Booster Tracks and Minecart Track intersections can no longer be triggered as rapidly.

•Fixed bug where the players hand would draw behind the head when wearing Bee Armor.

•Fixed a typo in one of the Merchant’s first names.

•Living Fire Blocks no longer die if they are dropped in lava.

•The Anchor weapon now comes back to the player if it gets too far away.

•Fixed bug where fishing bobbers would not disappear when you die.

•Fixed bug where Palm Wood weapons could not get prefixes.

•Fixed bug where hardmode dungeon casters would shoot more than 1 projectile in multiplayer.

•Fixed a bug where the Hornet, Imp, and Slime minion buffs did not disappear upon leaving a world.

•Added the missing Boreal Wood weaponry.

•Fixed issues where the Truffle Worm would be consumed without summoning Duke Fishron.

•Only one Duke Fishron can be summoned at a time. The bobber will not bob if one is already alive.

•Reverted a floating character fix. Platform elevators will work again.

•Ocean mobs can now spawn on biome oceans, this applies to the Sleeping Angler Kid as well.

•Turtle and Spider armors now dye properly.

•Fixed bug where glowsticks will not be selected when the mouse is near the player in a dry area.

•Zephyr Fish now has a proper tooltip.

•Crimson Axe Banner has a new (fixed) look.

•Mannequin and Womannequin have a new item icon.

•Fixed the Ebonwood/Shadewood clock mixup.

•Using Paint Sprayer with Brick Layer or Cement Mixer now places at the proper speed.

•You can now turn when placing Minecart tracks.

•Obsidian Chest recipe actually works now and Dungeon chests have recipes.

•Fixed a bug that would make recently summoned minions vanish in some circumstances.

•Fixed bug that made the game crash when using the anchor under certain circumstances.

•Fixed bug where Frost Moon waves 14 to 19 had "Santank" instead of "Santa-NK1" for the name.

•Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.

•Frost Armor now correctly plays a special sound when hit.

•Coralstone Blocks now show up on the map.

•Fixed bug where Twin Minion pairs could go uneven / re-summoning would fail.

•Fixed bug where trees won't grow behind biome wooden fences.

•Right-clicking to open a chest, Piggy Bank or Safe will no longer pick up an item from the stack where the cursor is.

•Fixed bug where “Wyverntail” was named “Whyverntail.”

•Fixed crafting exploit when you right click items in the inventory.

•Golden Clock now correctly drops from pirate invasions.

•Flesh Blocks now have a squish sound when hit.

•Added Glass Chest.

•Fixed bugs where swinging coins could do damage.

•Fixed an issue where some cloaks were drawing over the Minecart.

Console

505 games just released a new status update concerning the bug fix yesterday! Here's what it says.

505 games states:

"Hi Terrarians,

Here is the latest on the patch for the 1.2 issues on consoles:

We are near completion of the submission phase to Microsoft and Sony and are just waiting on one last item for 100% confirmation. 'However, as it stands, we are very confident in saying that the patch will likely be approved and released next week.' Until we get that confirmation, we cannot give a specific date, but all signs at the moment point towards a release during that window.

To view the issues that have been address in this patch, please visit: http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/1-2-console-patch-notes.145322/

Thanks so much for your patience and we hope to get everyone exploring as soon as possible!"

So hopefully next week is the week of the bug fix. 0_0

Mobile

No news here other than now that 505 games are nearly finished with the bug fix we can (hopefully) expect them to begin work on the Hard Mode update. Hopefully. ;-;

Weekly Events

Poll of the Week

This poll does not include the Shields need for the Ankh Shield. Credit for the poll goes to SilverHexxitFights.

What is your favorite Ankh Shield part?
 
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The poll was created at 22:04 on May 16, 2014, and so far 61 people voted.

Exclusive interview with a member of this Wiki

This week, I got to interview SilverHexxitFights who is a fellow Chat Moderator and dedicated editor on this wiki.

TerrariamcSwaggins: Alright, so we'll start off simple. What is your favorite boss and why?

SilverHexxitFights: Favorite boss? I'd have to say The Twins. I love the Retro style combat!

TerrariamcSwaggins: True, I hate the Twins. ;-; What is your favorite weapon, preferred gear, and main class?

SilverHexxitFights: Honestly, I am a mage kinda guy. I like, interestingly, the Frostspark Boots over Wings. For armor, Spectre regen set. Probably Inferno Fork, Razorblade Typhoon or Shadowbeam Staff is my favorite weapon.

TerrariamcSwaggins: Awesome. Next question. How long have you been playing Terraria for?

SilverHexxitFights: I started out in mid-2012. Transferred to a new computer in mid-2013, so stopped until I could figure out to get it on Mac.

TerrariamcSwaggins: Hm, so about 1 year and a few months?

SilverHexxitFights: About.

TerrariamcSwaggins: Alright, last question. What is your favorite biome and why?

SilverHexxitFights: Favorite biome… Sky counts? Actually, never mind, Underworld is probably my favorite. The demons… the loot… the souls burning and screaming… yep, it's cheery.

TerrariamcSwaggins: (O)_(O) Well, that about wraps it up, thanks!

SilverHexxitFights: Okeydoke! Thanks for having me!

Best Creation/Pixel art of the Week

This week we have two submissions! One from SilverHexxitFights and another from Koburo. The first is Silver’s amazing sand temple which is constructed deep in the menacing Desert. The second is Koburo's awesome sand mansion which is a Desert style mansion built for NPCs. Make sure to let these builders know that you love their amazing constructions! :D


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Weekly Special

The Terraria Fan Ideas wiki presents.........The Mother Board!

Credit for the sprite and a basic set up of the idea goes to zoomo and credit for the reformation of the idea goes to me and Fan Ideas wiki. Both can be viewed here: http://www.terrariaonline.com/members/zoomo.71392/

And here: http://terrariafanideas.wikia.com/wiki/Terraria_Fan_Ideas_Wiki

And now, let us delve into this amazing idea...

The Motherboard stage 2
The Motherboard
The Mother Board is the Hard Mode version of the Brain of Cthulhu. It is summoned by using the Mechanical Brain which is crafted with 6 Vertebrae, 6 Souls of Night, and 5 Iron/Lead Bars at Mythril Anvil. When summoned a message appears saying: "Your entire body goes numb..." It has 25,000 {{HP, 30 melee damage, 45 ranged damage and 16 defense.

First stage In the first stage, Mother Board will float and teleport like the Brain of Cthulhu. However, it will also spawn a Signal Drone every 6 seconds until there are 25 of them. (eg: if you kill 3 then it will make 3 to replace them.) Finally every few seconds it will fire a laser beam much like the ones that are shot by the Necromancer, the difference being that the laser connects to each of the Signal Drones.

Second stage The Mother Board goes into stage two when when it reachs 12,500 HP. Its stats also change to 40 melee damage, 50 ranged damage, and 20 defense. In the second stage it no longer spawns Signal Drones. However 4 clamps appear (one out of each of the 4 black cord things on the bottom of its head) which act much like Plantera's tentacles. Due to the fact that there are no Drones the lasers it shoots just go straight like the Heat Ray, however, it shoots the laser much more frequently and in random directions. As for how Motherboard moves; it will still teleport near the player, but instead of rushing at them it will move away.


Drop descriptions, items, and monsters

Mechanical Brain
The Mechanical Brain is used to summon the Mother Board boss. It is crafted with 6 Vertebrae, 6 Souls of Night, and 5 Iron/Lead Bars at Mythril Anvil. It can also be found rarely in Shadow Chests. The boss can only be successfully summoned at night while in a Crimson cavern; if the brain is used during the day nothing will happen and it will not be consumed.


Signal Drone
The Signal Drone is an enemy spawned every six seconds by the Mother Board. It floats in the air opposite to the other Signal Drones around the Motherboard (eg: if there are 4 they will each move around the Motherboard one left, one right, one up, and one down.) They will attempt to stay near the Motherboard but will override that to move away if the player gets too close. Finally, when and if the player is within 20 blocks of them, they will fire a laser which inflicts high knockback while dealing low damage. Each Signal Drone has 120 HP, inflicts 20 melee damage or 8 ranged damage, and has 20 defense.


Notes

  • When Mother Board goes into stage two all of them explode.


Drops

  • Heart (100%)


Motherboard Trophy
The Mother Board Trophy is a trophy dropped by the Mother Board. It appears to be part of the bosses' complex technology, mounted on a wooden plaque. It can be placed on a wall similar to a painting.


Chainsword
The Chainsword is a sword that has a small chance of dropping from the Mother Board.


Notes

This weapon attacks like a chainsaw, however, it can get more prefixes than chainsaws as it can have both its speed and knockback changed.


Stats

  • 55 melee damage
  • Fast speed
  • Very Weak knockback
  • Tooltip: 'It looks like a sword, but it's actually a saw! Buy yours today!'


Abilities

  • When swung, the Chainsword has an average chance of inflicting the "Bleeding" Debuff.


TeslaPack
The Teslapack is an accessory dropped by the Mother Board. When worn it shoots a laser much like that of the Heat Ray which does not pierce at nearby enemies. The laser does 25 damage and causes no knockback.


  • Tooltip: 'Zaps your foes occasionally when worn!'


Notes

  • It does not consume mana and the damage it deals is classified as minion damage.

Announcements and Shoutouts

Announcements

I would like to announce the wiki's new proposed policy: The Manual of Style. The Manual of Style outlines general formatting, spelling, grammar, and style conventions for articles on this wiki. The guidelines established here should be followed for clean and consistent presentation of content.

You can find the full article here: http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/Terraria_Wiki:Manual_of_Style

And you can have your say here: http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/Terraria_Wiki_talk:Policy

I would like to announce the sixth battle of Super Smash Terraria! You can find it and participate here: http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Super_Smash_Terraria_-_Battle_10 The seventh Poll for the next Super Smash Terraria is now open. You can find that here: http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Super_Smash_Terraria_-_Poll_711

Shoutouts

I'd like to give another shoutout to SilverHexxitFights' and I’s Terraria Fan Ideas Wiki, I am now a B-crat there and I will be consistently editing there. You are invited to come and share your ideas/things that could improve Terraria. You can check that out here: http://terrariafanideas.wikia.com/wiki/Terraria_Fan_Ideas_Wiki

I would also like to give a shoutout to and SilverHexxitFights' and FragBombGaming’ Terraria stories, you can check those out here:

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_8

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_9

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_10

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_11

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_12

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_13

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_14

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SilverHexxitFights/Terraria_Story_-_Part_15

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FragBombGaming/Terraria_Story_2-Part_2

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FragBombGaming/Terraria_Story_2-Part_3

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FragBombGaming/Terraria_Story_2-Part_4

http://terraria.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FragBombGaming/Terraria_Story_2-Part_5_(FINAL_PART_AGAIN!)

Outro

Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed the sixth issue of The Terrarian Bugle. Remember, if you have any ideas whatsoever just let me know at my talkpage and I’ll see if I can add it in. If you want your picture in next week's Creation/Pixel art section just hit me up at my talkpage or talk to me in the Live chat.

All credit for the sprites and a basic set up of the idea goes to zoomo.

Thanks for reading guys and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Have a nice weekend and I'll see you next week. :D

Credit

-Thanks to SilverHexxitFights for the Poll submission.
-Thanks to Squazzil for helping with typos and grammatical errors.

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