Terraria got its massive PC update to v1.3 recently. This rekindled some interest in me towards that game, especially since it added something called an 'expert mode' as well as loads of stuff. Yet, I have never actually played Terraria on a server that had more than a few people (and even then chances were high that most of them were not online at the same time, despite living in the same time zone), so I wonder if there's enough interest in the community toward the game to have some manner of expert mode server established for it. I brought the idea up earlier today on Belannaer's stream, and I got the feeling that it could actually be possible to muster enough people to give it a try.
I gave this new update a try just now with another player, the 'joining via steam' feature did work nicely after the server setting was set to allow it, so no manual entering of IP address, unless you really want it, I guess. The expert mode was challenging and we could not reach a point of invincibility vs normal monster damage. It was usually 2-4 hits to die. :D
Terraria 1.3 changelog: http://forums.terrar...hangelog.20617/
I do not think that I myself can host that server, though, since I'm visiting my parents for a period of time the length of which I can't really say at this point. In addition, the layout of that place is the kind where the computers' space doubles as a sleeping room and it can get quite hot in the summer time there if the computers are not shut down overnight. Which they are, thus, not possible to have a server running 24/7.
What do you think?