Terraria State of the Game - March 2022
Posted on March 31st, 2022 11:23 AM EST
March already... well almost April really?! 2022 is flying by - but we are sure glad to see Spring starting to come into full bloom and with it, a lot of the plans we have been discussing in earlier States of the Game are close to coming to fruition! 1.4.3 for Consoles and Mobile (parity... at least for a time!) is right around the corner, Labor of Love draws ever-closer, and we have a lot of exciting things to come on the community and merch fronts as well. So much has already happened this year, but we are just getting warmed up.
Let's see what is in store shall we?
The team remains hard at work on a variety of Quality of Life and Balance updates alongside some other fun additions that will be coming your way with the Labor of Love update. We often get asked what we mean by "Quality of Life" updates - versus, say fixes or new features. So, we figured now would be a good time to show off one such QOL update that we are particularly happy to see added to Terraria. It is one that is a long time in coming - and one we figure will be pretty much universally popular.
What is this wizardry?!?
Simply put, we are increasing the stack size of nearly every stackable item in the game to 9999. Please note that there are some exceptions to this, but only around 10-15 which had to be kept as-is for mechanical purposes.
This is just one of the Quality of Life upgrades that you can expect once Labor of Love arrives later this year.
What else does Labor of Love have in store? When will it arrive? Well, you will have to stay tuned to find out!
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The team has been almost solely focused on the various aspects of Labor of Love now that it is in full developmental swing. That said, we are quite eager to get back onto progressing our second game - which we will do once Labor of Love is done!
We have some definite progress this month that you will want to check out - tML will be doing monthly previews starting in April... and an update on tML 1.4 timing. Want all of the details? Read on!
Moving forward, tML on Steam will have two different branches/betas: 'preview' and 'stable'. Most players on stable will be able to play without the fear of tModLoader updates breaking the game without notice. Each preview will be live for a month, giving modders time to update their mods and react to new changes, before becoming 'stable' at the end of the month. We encourage all 1.3 modders to come and start porting their mods to the preview next month! With some concerted effort, feedback and support, we hope to have the first 'stable' release of tML 1.4 in May, for Terraria 1.4's 2 year anniversary. For more info, come join us on Discord, and watch the collaborators and [TML 1.4 ALPHA] channels!
As always, you can keep track the current progress and such more in real time at tModLoader/tModLoader (But note that the completion percentage doesn't mean anything, because issues and PRs don't have weights.)
Developers who are willing to contribute may do so by doing PRs to the tModLoader/tModLoader branch. (See tModLoader/tModLoader)
CONSOLE/SWITCH/MOBILE CONTENT PARITY TO 1.4.3 REMAINS THE FOCUS
The team remains hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming 1.4.1 - 1.4.3 updates for Console and Mobile. We remain fully on-track as of now to get this update in everyone's hands in April. We are very close to being able to submit to all first parties for approval - but we cannot give an exact launch window yet because we do not know how long or how many review passes any given company will want. That said, we are getting close!
To tide you over, here is a little teaser of what is coming your way (with a video from Mobile this time - but everyone will be getting the same content)... watch the cursor closely.
We are, of course, aware of some of the larger remaining bits (further KB+M work, Online+Splitscreen MP, etc) - and we still plan to get to these! Thanks so much for your feedback and reporting - with your help, we are able to fine tune and sort out issues to create a better Terraria experience for everyone!
Mobile news is much the same as the news for consoles... on track for April. Repeating that here in case you skipped straight here.
Again, it is our plan to bring Mobile and Console 1.4.1 - 1.4.3 out all together, all at once (send us your positive vibes please!) - and Mobile timing will be the same as shared above: April 2022.
Here's the latest and greatest happenings on the Community side of things. Thanks as always for being the most engaged and awesome gaming Community ever!
In case you missed the news, the Official Terraria wiki has moved to https://terraria.wiki.gg/! As we shared in the news post, we made this move primarily to be able to have greater creative control over the appearance, ad content, etc. of the wiki in order to bring things together in a more consistent way for the long term. As in the past, Re-Logic receives nothing (revenue, etc) from the wiki - our involvement here is strictly to maximize the experience for the Terraria fans.
So, head on over to the new Official Terraria Wiki today, update your bookmarks, and help us spread the word about the new home for all things Terraria!
Just a few days later, both the Thorium and Calamity Wikis made the move to wiki.gg as well!
The merchandise hub is where you can find all of the latest and greatest Terraria merchandise - and we are kicking off the new year with a handful of new offerings, including brand new plush! Check out the latest merch drops as well as some classics and pick up that epic Terraria gift for a friend (or yourself!)
Click the banner above to head to http://terraria.org/store now!
March has been a pretty quiet month on the Terraria merch front - but we have a ton in the works that we expect to be able to reveal in the next little bit. From new designs in current categories to products that we have never had before, we are doing all that we can to keep things fresh. As always, you can head to the Terraria Merchandise Hub to see all that we have currently available!
SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLE LEGO IDEA!!
You might have seen this incredible Terraria Lego Idea shared with the community lately: Terraria Lego Idea
We absolutely love this Lego concept and want the community to try and work together to support this project. If you click the link above (or just click the image!), there is a "Support" button at the top of the page. Please register a profile and then click the Support button so it counts your Supporting vote. There is no purchase necessary and it only takes a minute to create the account and click the Support button.
Together we can make this Lego build a reality. If even .1% of the community worked together to promote this Lego Idea, then it could become a reality. Please tell your family and friends to help support this Lego concept so we can finally get a Terraria Lego set.
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to support this project.
Congrats to the winners of our March Karaoke Night event on Discord.
Here are the winners for the March 2022 Karaoke Night:
First Place: @pilyglot
Second Place: @FunkyFresh!
Third Place: @Zacc
Fourth Place (Tied): @Average Mage Enjoyer, @The entire country of germany, @ShiftyPlays
We are going to start giving more SOTG shout outs to our major event winners so stay turned.
Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!