This weekend, we're holding two events open to everyone to play with us. Come get involved!
This week we've had 31 new players register on the official RPS Multiplay server, and there's space for more too. It's a large map, with our prospectors reporting that there's some 80% of the land left unclaimed. Whether you're a treasure hunter, acorn farmer or simple crafter, there's room on the server for everyone.
If the thought of jumping into Terraria has intimidated you in the past, playing with the community is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh character and get your hands dirty. Or build a house. Or kill a boss. Or fall down an elevator to Hell.
The server's currently up 24/7, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. You're welcome to hop on at any time, although most of us play in EU evenings. There's always a big project going on, from the construction of a glorious pyramid (or two), to expanding our sprawling mines under spawn. If you see something being worked on by others, then feel free to chip in; other members will repay the favour.
How To Join
First, let's go over the rules (this is super-quick I swear! Don't skip ahead now!):
1) Pretty much all the same rules apply on the server (and other gaming communities!) as on our forum. Click here to get an understanding of the sort of behaviour expected.
2) If you're in someone else's home and they politely ask you to leave, or stop adding your elaborate obsidian conservatory to their one-room bungalow, or advise you not to throw all their furniture into lava, please respect their wishes*. Feel free to go build your own palace next to the sea, or hollow out a huge underground tree - the world is massive, so there's no reason to unnecessarily interfere with other people.
3) We love slaying bosses, but we only kill new ones on Sunday evenings at 8PM British time. This means that you are free to farm any bosses we've already killed as a community, but please don't attempt any new ones outside of the scheduled time. It may seem silly, but this has proved to be a pretty good method of ensuring everyone stays fairly even on progress.
4) Share loot, resources and knowledge with other people. We're all in this together.
Second, go make a fresh character and post in this thread with its name, and a little bit about yourself. A fresh character is important; although the server's been up for a while, no one is that overpowered yet (partially thanks to Expert Mode) and it's better for everyone if we all play on the same curve.
Once you've made a post, you'll be sent a private message to your forum account within a day or so with both the server's details, along with a username and password.
Third, feel free to pop on the server at any time - it should be up, unless there's been a recent patch. If you're just starting, then you'll probably want to come to...
Saturday, 8th August at 8PM British - Introduction Event
New to the server? Heck, even new to Terraria? Don't worry - this event is designed to give you a slow introduction to the server... and game. Please make sure you've registered in the thread before coming, otherwise you won't be able to interact with anything.
We'll spend a couple of hours getting people acquainted with how Terraria plays, before then tackling some of the bosses we've already killed in previous weeks. Everyone's welcome.
The Brits are currently on GMT+1, if that helps figure out when it is in your local time.
Sunday, 9th August at 8PM British - Boss Kill
As previously mentioned, we are scheduled to kill new bosses at this time every Sunday night. This Sunday, it's time for us to clobber a giant, disembodied head and hands. Everyone's welcome, and there's guaranteed loot for all who participate in the battle.
Killing bosses opens up new parts of the game, and Sunday's boss will unlock the world's Dungeon, which we'll explore after.
You can keep up with which bosses we've killed so far by checking out the first post here. That's also where you can find a little more information about the server, alongside a list of admins.
Want To Play More Games With RPS?
If you're after more information on how to get involved with the RPS community, see this specialised post from May.
If you're after a more directed gaming experience, come along to Saturday Night Gaming. Starting Saturday with Terraria, there's at least eight more weeks of playing different titles together on Mumble. It's a great way to play new games and make new friends.
Click here for a link to the thread (including the schedule for future weeks).
Feel free to ask them in the comments below, or in the Terraria forum thread.
*Although really, don't throw furniture into lava.