Top Ten Reasons Why Terraria Is Better Than Minecraft

The Top Ten
1 Kinder community

I can honestly agree with that. Whenever I log onto Mineplex, I select this option that lets you go to other peoples' servers. But guess what every single server is? That's right. Immature fans. I go on the list of servers and this is what the names of the servers are. "Boys only", "Girls only", "Boys only", "Girls only". Seriously Minecraft fans, why? Terraria fans actually care about you and other people. Once I was a real newbie at Terraria, and this one guy on the server helped me out!

Anything popular becomes crappy at some point. I quit Call of Duty because of that.

Minecraft used to have a great community back in the day because it was "tighter" and less popular. I expect the same thing for Terraria, once it gets super popular (if it does), it will also have a community.

Terraria indeed is so much more welcoming considering community. I see it in the forums too. Minecrafters are always offending each other, Terrarians don't even need to defend themselves because other people nearly always politely discuss the matter if someone is offensive.

When I was in a Multiplayer server in Terraria (which didn't allow inventories from other worlds), someone gave me a free Fishron Mount.

Much kinder than Minecraft.

2 More content/updates

MC Update: Oh, look, I waited a year and a half for one new boring mob, a new sword and eight new items! How boring.

Terraria Update: Finally! The update I waited two years for is out! It adds 2 new bosses, 7 new mini-bosses, 1,000 new items, an entire new class, new weapons and armour!

In Minecraft, nothing is a struggle, because you are the predator. But in Terraria where thousands of demons and creatures lurk around every corner, you become the prey, which makes Terraria at least ten times better than Minecraft.

You only have one raid in minecraft with mods.

Terraria?

You can have the goblin, martian, solar event, the old one's army and other ones without even getting any mods!

minecraft: 2 bosses

Terraria: 5x more bosses

Terraria updates are slow,but have like thousands of new things
its like this
Minecraft:Hey dudes! New Minecraft update has came out! Check it out! 20 new blocks and 2 new mobs!
Terraria:Hey guys! New Terraria update came out! So many new things! 2000 new blocks! 500 new furniture! And 200 new mobs! Wow!
curse you,Minecraft

3 Way more combat

To me, the combat update was a massive disappointment. Here's how.
Minecraft had only 6 weapons. Did the combat update change that? Nope. No new weapon added. Ffs the community wanted crossbows, muskets, clubs VANILLA. The only good things added to the game during the update were different arrows and dual wielding. Yes, sure quality over quantity, but still, Terraria beats Minecraft on that. Now, do yourself a favour, and go to the Terraria wiki, and look how many weapons added in the (glorious) 1.3 update. I may seem like an elitist, but lol whatevs.

Yea about the combat... Who does not like having a challenge fighting a green walking exploding penis when they want to destroy your house!

Steve can deal nothing to you! Even with enchanted diamond sword dealing 20 damage!

You can kill steve in one hit with meowmere,vortex beater,the last prism and even stardust dragon! Even with enchanted diamond armor which has 25 defense!

Plus which one do you want to fight with more challange?
Green walking exploding penis
Or
1 cultist that can duplicate theirself + 4 pillar + 1 huge final boss that has 3 eyes minions

4 Over 100 guns/weapons/powers

Minecraft: Wooden sword, stone sword, iron sword, gold sword, diamond sword, netherite sword, bow, crossbow.

Terraria: Wood sword, boreal wood sword, palm wood sword, ebonwood sword, shadewood sword, copper shortsword, copper broadsword, tin shortsword, tin broadsword, iron shortsword, iron broadsword, lead shortsword, lead broadsword. And since I'm too lazy to type everything, go onto the terraria wiki to see all the weapons.

Minecraft and Terraria are both very well developed games, but Terraria still is many times better. Minecraft: very few tiers, low ore count. Terraria: Many diverse tiers, items, enemies, bosses, classes, and so much more. If you prefer Minecraft, then that's your choice, and I respect that. But if you've never played Terraria before, I implore you to at least try to brave challenges. And, who knows, maybe you will accept the challenge. Maybe you will become a legend. Perhaps one day, you will free Terraria from Cthulu's grip upon the lands. Perhaps one day, a god will fall beneath your feet.

The influx waver is technically more useful than the meowmere because it hits 3 times instead of 1 which does 300 to 450 damage. But I still agree with what everyone is saying and also terraria is better than Minecraft because it has more enemy's and bosses to test your weapons on.

Minecraft only has 6 ores, which you can only 5 of them including wood and cobblestone. Terraria has over 100 weapons, ores, monsters and way more things to do. It's also WAY more exciting and builds up more suspense than "Minecrap".

5 Terraria was made several months before minecraft.

It is true that all of Terraria's bosses were made before Minecraft was out of Beta, and it is possible that Minecraft copied partly, but there is such thing as INSPIRATION. INSPIRATION is when you see something amazing and try to do something similar (reasons may vary - this is NOT a textbook ). But think about this: it is MUCH easier to program a 2D world than a 3D world: you don't have to design sides of blocks, you can just go crazy w/ pixel art, and you don't have to program the physics in a certain way. Plus, in Minecraft, a couple of blocks have different physics. Then when they add mobs and bosses, both parties have to program AI, health, animations, drops, etc. So basically, Minecraft may or may not be a rip off, and Terraria may or may not have a bit too much of Minecraft's aspects. But it's your choice to let it matter.

Terraria beta: Released in May 2011
Minecraft beta: Released in November 2011
Minecraft alpha: Released in May 2009

Who cares about alpha? Terraria was released first.

Minecraft was first publicly released in May 2009 and could be played during development, while Terraria wasn't publicly available for another two years. So much for factual evidence!

This is partially true. Terraria was in development before Minecraft Beta came out, about 3 years before 2009, the year when Minecraft 1.0 came out.

6 More creative

What does Minecraft have for a boss? A damage-spitting-dragon and a black thing that shoots. What does Terraria have for a boss? A giant slime (actually 2 of them), a great eyeball, a segmented worm, a brain, a giant bee, a skeleton, a laser wall, a bunch of mechanical stuff, a giant moving plant, a queen of the hallows, a weird red thingy with giant fists, a half-wizard half-person, a flying fish and Cthulhu himself. Which one sounds better? (Tbh I don't know myself)

Why is this even here? Minecraft and Terraria are creative in different ways. You can build in 2D, and use walls and platforms to make it look 3D, and some people enjoy 2D. In Minecraft, you can build in 3D, which some people enjoy. Again, it's a split road between 3D and 2D.

Lol. Who put this reason here? Minecraft has creative, peaceful mode, redstone and command blocks (which you can do practically anything with). Minecraft is 3D as well, which is just icing on the cake. I don't see how anyone in their right mind would think Terraria is more creative than Minecraft.

Music in MC is trash there is only one tune (it gets annoying after a while) In Terraria there are different biome music and boss music.

P.S. the music in Terraria is so much BETTER!

7 Better graphics by a landslide

Do graphics matter? I agree that Minecraft's graphics suck, but graphics don't count on determining the greatness of games. For example, Pokemon Red had crap graphics, but it's gameplay was more solid then Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Some people would say, "3D is way better! " But you can get sick by playing Minecraft in a vehicle much easier. Terrraria
Can take you back to a time when its graphics were the best you can get. In my opinion, they still are, along with other graphics.

It's not 100% square, but still good enough so it looks like a block. Minecraft doesn't even support grass on sides.

Minecraft? You just have blocks. Block fence, block stone, even block people.

8 More enemies

I used to like minecraft more than terraria but now the tables have turned. Compare the 2 minecraft bosses to the 7 Pre-hardmod terraria bosses. Ender dragon (200 health) VS King Slime (2000 health).

Minecraft isn't about fighting and combat, it's about creativity.

Plus all Minecraft mobs are unique and not reskins of others. (How many zombie like creatures in Terraria? A load)

If you have installed all the mods in minecraft, you get 80+ bosses and 600+ enemies.

Not my thing though, because I like building more than all that rpg heap.

9 Less lag

There may be no lag, but I can't count how many times me or my friend couldn't join other friend's worlds or just lost connection and left.

Terraria is still miles better.

This isn't a real argument, lag depends on your machine and your Internet (for ping).
But it is true that Minecraft is horribly unoptimised.

Terraria lags more. But other reasons outweigh this.

More like no lag. I love Minecraft but it lags

10 You can fight a gigantic mechanical santa

Robots are cool. Giant is the adjective of awesome. Santa is fat. Lets say it together... "Lets fight a cool, awesome fatty! "

With epic music in the background, while he shoots with a chain gun at you.

Even is Santa is fake, you must believe in him afterward.

Its presents are elf meter and chain gun!

The Contenders
11 Better mods

For all the people saying Minecraft has a better mod community, Minecraft has a BIGGER mod community. Very few add actual good and useful modifications to the game, while Terraria mods add 2x more content then originally intended.

Terraria mods are much more enjoyable and difficult, like Prefixes for Enemies, Spirit, Calamity, Thorium, etc.

Are you seriously arguing this? Minecraft has a more dedicated and extensive modding community.

No. Minecraft has better mods. Is there mods as good as orespawn and shapeshifter?!?!

12 Lasts longer

I never thought of that. Thank you for opening my mind to that evidence. I am writing an argumentative piece on whether Minecraft or Terraria is the better video game. I have been looking for a way to convince my friends that Terraria was better than Minecraft for years, but I was always defeated when they said Minecraft has the option between creative mode and survival mode.
I tried to say there was SO much to do in Terraria, but then they said Minecraft does, too. I have not thought of better evidence than this yet, and I do not think I ever will. I am very glad you were willing to share your idea in why you believe that Terraria is better than Minecraft.
An example in why Terraria lasts longer than Minecraft is I have been playing Terraria for over 5 years now, and I still can not beat "Duke Fisheron", the second hardest boss in the game, for now before "Cthulu" is released. I have been playing Minecraft for 5 months now, and I have full diamond armor and all the diamond ...more

In Minecraft, if you play for just 1 month, you've done everything. You have an enchanted diamond sword and have beat the ender dragon, and nothing else to do. In terraria, when I was just 1 month in the game, I had weak gear. We beat golem after two years of dedicated play.

Beds ruin the point of 'survival' in MC. It literally gets you through the night without getting hurt. At least on terraria it only saves your spawn point so you have to work harder, which makes it longer

You guys are so superficial, Minecraft isn't about progression and tiers and such, it's about CREATIVITY.

13 More mature community

I love the fact that this kid going threw out the entire thing and writing "Terraria is STUPID" is just proving our point.

Way better community. I believe that terraria wont lose its happy community due to the fact that it is better than minecraft to begin with. the pegi 12 rating brings in more mature people to play it and the oblivious 7 year olds are entertaining to us, we don't want to be like them.

Minecraft community: 90% kids. 9% teens and 1% adultsTerraria community: 15% kids 25% adults and 60% teens

So, so true, couldn't have said it better!

14 You can save characters and go on other worlds

In Minecraft, when you go to another world / server, you have to redo all your "hard work". Unlike Terraria, you can save all your weapons, items and gear with you on another world / server. You can continue your journey in Terraria without having to redo all the things you did, such as fighting a hard boss.

And you can trade with your friends. For example, imagine you wanted to trade 50 truffle worms for the possessed hatchet, you can go with you saved items and give your friend the hatchet. Easy! In minecraft, you can't even trade much, AND you can't get your stuff in other worlds. If world hopping in Terraria didn't exist, I would've never got the scourge of the corrupter and vampire knives. - astroshark

In Minecraft, you make a world and get a bunch of stuff, and say you want to move it to another world. There's a difficulty. In Terraria? No problem!

15 A lot more mobs and monsters

In Minecraft there is 'bout... 10 mobs? And in TERRARIA there is about 1000 mobs! Can you see the difference?

Dude!
Easier things :
Minecraft zombie : 3 kinds ( not includee baby and pigman)
Terraria zombie : 10-15 kinds?
Easier way to find out

Fight a literal god.

Do mobs matter?

16 Terraria has more items

You can give it to the goblin at a price and you can get better or worse prefixes, which help you in battle.

the terra blade can shoot glowing swords at you mouse pointer,

the paladin's hammer is like a boomerang,

the lord's holy hand grenade is the best explosive device in terraria and

the stuff in the locked chests in the dungeon.

Try and get the rod of discord before saying you got everything. Did I mention the extra 150+ items? Also, did I mention Minecraft has 10-50 items?

Terraria has more items.

1.you got over 2000 items and blocks

2.you got more damagable weapons than just wooden swords and golden pickaxes!

3.you want a challenge? Go get the slime staff!

4.Last item you get is celestial sigil,the first one is dirt block

5.dirt block being 1st block,celestial sigil being 3001th item! That is a lot of items!

U just wrecked yourself!

17 Better boss battles

The boss battles in Minecraft feel more like chores than real fun. Also, defeating a boss in Terraria feels much more fulfilling as you've overcome a great challenge, you unlock so much more content, and you get cool items!
Defeating Ender Dragon: Eh.
Defeating Plantera (Or any other boss): YES! I did it! Look at all this cool stuff I've gained now!

Oh, SO True. In Minecraft, to defeat the Ender Dragon you only have to have the reflexes of a 90 year old and a Bow with Armour. In Terraria, any boss requires strategy and proper weapons to defeat and obtain their very useful and EPIC loot. That's another point �" in Minecraft, you literally get a Nether Star which is pretty much useless. In Terraria, you get game changing materials, etc.

Just because its in 3D doesn't mean its way better. And wall of flesh actually takes strategy, like if you do not prepare for the wall of flesh by bringing health potions and clearing a big path, you will die instantaneously.

Well that is true. But what about the wall of flesh you have to spam-click it too (if you have mods) but still Minecraft is better because of all the sounds and the graphics. Plus it's in 3D!

18 Your items never break

Let's say there's a sword that took you WEEKS to make (gathering materials), but like after 2 days it breaks. That would be the WORST thing ever.

I think this is a neat addition. Do you know how many times I have to replace an item in Minecraft? Usually about 5 times a play.

The reason why this wouldn't work in minecraft is because the items are easy to get and otherwise it would be way easier to finih the game.

Terraria bosses would be invincible if you would only had 1 breakable sword. Minecraft? No problem.

19 Minecraft is boring

Yeah, I know, lot's of people say, "Minecraft has kool mods! Derm! " But let's be real here... The only reason Minecraft has these "kool" mods, is because the game is so darn limited! "Oh, but there is kool looking' castles, and Mine Carts 030." come on people, let's be real. Minecraft is now becoming a corrupted compilation of everything the fans want, instead of an actual game. Terraria has never (and hopefully will never) have this problem

After a while minecraft gets boring for people more into their teens. Minecraft is overall a boring game for those who A-aren't under 8 years old, B-are more creative thinkers. Creative thinkers tend to have a lot more expectations for popular games and so therefore get dissapointed and easily bored by the limited content of the game called minecraft

I played Minecraft for a few months, it was so boring. When I found Terraria I played everyday without stopping. At first I thought that Terraria was a cheap ripoff of Minecraft. When I tried it out I COULDN'T BELIEVE I WAS WRONG. I am a 10 year old kid and I have learned to never underestimate Terraria. Terraria RULES!

At start of minecraft, I have been pretty excited to play it at first, but then at like 3 minutes of playing I got REALLY bored. When I played terraria, I literally was glued to the chair.

20 You collect costumes

You have vanity sets which give you a chance to express yourself, or just look plain cool. Heck, you can even put armor on the vanity set area. I like the creeper suit, or the sun mask, as my favorite.

There is no better feeling than defeating the Moon Lord with a fish costume.

Link outfit? Yes please
Mario and luigi outfits? Yes please
Leather tunic? Mmhnahh

You can collect costumes in terraria, in Minecraft Only dyed leather armor

21 More of a challenge

In Terraria, you can spend hours preparing for a boss, or even fighting normal monsters. The only challenge in Minecraft, like someone already said, is to not get blown up by a walking penis meant to be a pig.

Minecraft is about building. Survival mode should not even exist. It is normal for sandboxes to not have a challenge. I hope people understand that.

Minecraft Challenge: Get some blue trash so you can spam a button to beat a dragon

Terraria Challenge: Defeat the lunatic cultist, destroy the lunar pillars, and fight a 300000 hp boss and win weapons that can destroy a whole goblin army in.4 seconds

Did you know that the Medusa mob in Terraria has more health than the Wither?

22 It's 2-D

I'd rather get motion sick than fell like I am cheating in a game.

So for all the triggered peeps, you saying sonic 06 is better than sonic 1? NO

You can see an enemy that is behind you.

Not valid excuse.

23 Terraria has music and sounds for each biome

Nostalgic music definitely hits different. It's like, you can still remember the visuals years later while forgetting the soundtrack, so just hearing the music again feels like childhood ;-;

Well...with Minecraft there's the nether which has different music than the overworld

same with the end there's a separate audio for the end

To be honest I like the Minecraft soundtrack a lot better.

My favourite Minecraft song is C418 - Sweden, it's a song for a funeral, Minecraft has better sounds and music

24 Character Look

I always hated it that in minecraft you have to go through lot's of pain and searching "how to change your skin in mincrrft", in terraria, you just create a character without any confusion.

In MC, you see naked boys and girls. what BRUH. In Terraria, you see guys with wings, armor, and it looks like he is about to kill you. In MC, you see noobies that are hulk and just plain perverts.

25 Harmless mobs

I honestly think that Terraria mobs are WAY more dangerous than Minecraft mobs, for example a Creeper would stand no chance against a Bone Serpent. See my point?

Mobs are harmless. NO rage like after creeper explosion.

You can just rebuilt your house in Minecraft.In terraria,mobs harmless? Then why do you say that the mobs are more powerful and harder to kill in Terraria.Your comments backfired.

I can sell them for silver.

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