Top Ten Reasons Why Terraria Is Better Than Minecraft

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The Top Ten

1 Kinder community

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. - thebadscientist

Hey man, Terraria is too hard for console peasants so they won't be part of the community. Since the world of gaming nowadays exists for 50% out of console peasants, this shouldn't be a problem. (There are no screaming 12 year olds between the true gamers) - Yannick1124

Minecraft community is filled with screaming kids. Terraria is less popular so not as many kids play it and it has a kinder community. - SammySpore

Only because less people play it dude. IF Terraria became as popular as MineCraft it would have screaming kids. - Finiteboy

I agree one time I press q instead of w and I dropped a OP sword which took ages took ages to get and some dude got it and called me a noob and he ran away. In terraria once Again I dropped my legendary star wrath some dude got it he had weaker gear than me (i forgot maybe post plantera) and he told me to follow him and took me to a cave and gave it back

You can easily rebind that button. But ask yourself this question, if you dropped $100 on the floor in a crowded street, will anyone try to take it? Of course they will. You can't blame the game. - thebadscientist

I love terraria because it has more bosses and more stuff to craft and its waycooler than stupid Minecraft

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2 More content/updates

Terraria 1.3 Added more content then Minecraft ever had it had more items, more bosses, more weapons, and more enemies

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.

Terraria's got way more updates and more content. - Deqfarah

Terraria's 1.3 update literally destroys minecraft. - FlyingFridge

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3 Way more combat

This makes it a whole lot better. - Deqfarah

Mana, need I say more?

Lol, Minecraft combat is so boring and repetitive. Also in the 1.9 update when they had a cool time for a weapon it was supposedly unhackable. But guess what? Hackers made a anti cool down hack!

More bosses, more mobs. - WorldPuncher47592834

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4 Over 100 guns/weapons/powers

200 damage meowmere compared to a 7 damage diamond sword see the difference?

Can't beat the guns. - Deqfarah

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".

Not my thing because I want building :( - MChkflaguard_Yt

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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.

For all those people who say "Minecraft was made before". And "Terraria copied Minecraft". - Deqfarah

By that logic, Superman 64 is better than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This is wrong, Fake info revealed, True Information: Minecraft was made several years before Terraria". - WorldPuncher47592834

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6 More creative

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.

Who doesn't like creativeness. - Deqfarah

Terraria is not 2D or 3D. It's in-between.

They both have creativity, but Terraria has more resources. Terraria beats this one. - WorldPuncher47592834

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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.

Graphics don't matter kids.

Terraria is still better anyway. - KennyRulz244444

At first the graphics are ok. But when you to different places especially at night. - Deqfarah

I disagree. Terraria has only small pixels. - WorldPuncher47592834

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8 More enemies

Over 15 bosses, and 150+ enemies. - Deqfarah

Actually there are more than 15 bosses

The enemies in Terraria look better than a zombie, a spider, some green thing that blows up, etc. - KennyRulz244444

If you have installed all the mods in minecraft, you get 80+ bosses and 600+ enemies. - WorldPuncher47592834

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9 Less lag

More like no lag. I love Minecraft but it lags

Minecraft I play with 2 players I can't move

Terraria lags more. But other reasons outweigh this.

I have a gaming computer so this doesn't matter for me. - WorldPuncher47592834

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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! "

Its presents are elf meter and chain gun!

A santa tank what more can u ask for what he does is he kills people so he doesn't have to deliver so many presents and you can fight him all year round

Which is an event - WorldPuncher47592834

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The Newcomers

? No perverted kids

"hey who wants to be my G/F" There's a reason minecraft has been involved in child predator incidents - Yatagarasu

People in mincrap just twerk in your face and the spam the chat with this: (farts) lol

I hate when these kids just keep screaming in multiplayer when they get griefed

? The ores and armor

Minecraft's ores consist of coal, emerald, gold, iron, redstone, quartz, and diamond... they are all "easy" to find and are often useless. Terraria has plenty of ores (I believe twenty plus? ) starting from copper to chlorophyte! - KennyRulz244444

Diamonds are useless in Terraria - except in early game fore getting a diamond staff - Charmedyeti

Diamond isn't even a gem. There is only 2 ores. Terraria? Too much. - Theco

You could keep it ranged?

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The Contenders

11 More mature community

The Terraria community isn't filled with bullies and immature kids that don't know any better than to swear and come up with very uncreative and overused insults. They also accept opinions more positively than anybody from the Minecraft fanbase would. - KennyRulz244444

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

Actually: Minecraft community: 85% kids, 10% creeps, 5% slightly mature thinkers; Terraria community: very mixed, but mostly people who can think maturely or at least act like they can. - Yannick1124

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

So, so true, couldn't have said it better! - Yannick1124

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12 Better mods

Terraria mods are like a free dlc which adds a extra 100+ hours of epic gameplay

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

Mods in Terraria have sooo much more content than any mod in Minecraft.

Minecraft mods maybe added cool stuffs but
Terraria mods give you more challange after defeating moon lord (Thorium Mod)

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13 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?

Fight a literal god. - Theco

So true

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

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14 Lasts Longer

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.

Terraria is less boring than Minecraft, I managed to spend months and months on Terraria while Minecraft seems to take me a few days. - KennyRulz244444

I can get diamonds on the first day

I beat minecraft in 15 minutes. I beat Terraria in 3 weeks. - WorldPuncher47592834

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15 Minecraft = 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

Mods are hard to install sometimes and could contain viruses to mess up your computer big time

Even most mods for Minecraft get so boring after awhile.

Seens like people prefer RPG stuff over building... I guess I should take off my unpopular opinion "I like building not RPG stuff". :( - MChkflaguard_Yt

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16 You can save characters and go on other worlds

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!

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

You're not SUPPOSED to bring your gear from singleplayer onto other worlds. Like multiplayer. - mattstat716

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17 You collect costumes

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

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

In Minecraft you use custom skins - MChkflaguard_Yt

In Terraria I can be a fox with fishron wings who kills people with the Terra Blade. In minecraft I can be a dull fox with boring armour and a weak sword. - astroshark

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18 Terraria has more items

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? - Theco

Fun facts that in mobile version after you made a world you eill get 0-6 dirt ( try it if you don't believe me )

good

Terraria is STUPID

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19 Character Look

In Terraria, you see armoured players who look totally bada$$. In minecraft, you see naked weirdos who ask for a boyfriend/girlfriend. - astroshark

definitely

So u want Minecraft skins, that can be realistic to the the point where u can wear a hoodie and get a foam Minecraft sword from the toilet store, or do u want color filled masterpieces of armor that is like no other. I mean seriously, if u don't believe me talk to your theripist about the situation.

Character customization is limited in Terraria. Armor is EXTREMELY limited in Minecrap - Theco

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20 Better boss battles

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.

Minecrafts boss battles are great ideas the only problem is that THE BOSS FIGHT SUCKS. The ender dragon is not hard or fun at all all you do is wait for it to come and spam click it that's it it's like a game of spamming a button -_-. Now Terraria boss fights are also great ideas but the boss fights ARE ACTUALLY FUN even the 1st boss fight is more fun the Minecrafts bosses COMBINED now hate Minecraft fans.

Sounds arnet better in boss battles in Minecraft terraria even has its own bos music Minecraft is just boring piano

I personally perfer 2D boss battles WAY more than 3D ones. Not saying BotW's were bad - Charmedyeti

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21 It's 2-D

I get motion sick from Minecraft

Since it's 2D, you can see the danger a mile away

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

Minecraft beats this one. In minecraft, you get to design and survive in a three dimensional world. - WorldPuncher47592834

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22 More of a challenge

The only challenge in Minecraft is to not get blown up by a walking penis

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. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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

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23 Your items never break

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.

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. - FlyingFridge

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

Durability is more realistic, but WHO CARES! - Charmedyeti

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24 Harmless mobs

Creepers are just stupid things to mess up your buildings so you spend more time on Minecraft when on terraria it doesn't make you want to curl up in the corner and die

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?

You can see Terraria mobs from all angles, in Minecraft you can't. Creepers are a threat because you can't see them if their behind you. - thebadscientist

I can sell them for silver. - Theco

Not true. Solar pillar mobs from 1.3.0.7 are insanely difficult - Charmedyeti

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25 More fantasy based

Yeah! Kids are loosing out on not being more connected with fantasy and sci fi!

Personally I don't like fantasy as it is overrated. Just my opinion though, I would like to see how a sandbox balance building and RPG stuff. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Yeah I tottaly agree I mean oil green explosive scrotum or CTHULU

In my opinion fantasy is better. It triggers the imagination and sparks creativity. Less fantasy won't get kids thinking and pretending their on an epic journey to cleans the world of a great corruption, it will get them studying for a science project in 2d grade. I mean that's the opposite gaming.
Mannn, that was SO deep. My conscience will be proud of me. We haven't spoken to each other in a while
Terrarians are my PEEPs.

26 Terraria has music and sounds for each biome

Every biome has a unique tune Minecraft doesn't have that

Minecraft: SLAM A PIANO UNTIL IT SOUNDS DEPRESSING! - Yatagarasu

Minecraft always has that annoying tune. Terraria? Nah fam. - Theco

Terraria: Music is literally masterpieces.
Minecraft: uhh.. piano I guess - FlyingFridge

27 Cooler 'creepers'

You may not remember these - the things that fly around the brain of Cthulhu? They are actually creepy and don't make you rage when on Minecraft the creepers just look plain weird and just ruin your house, and you life

MC Creepers are too annoying. Terraria creepers? Creepy and awesome. I guess the reason why you can call MC creepers creepers is because they are creeped out they are in a bad game. - Theco

Minecraft Creepers: Big Walking Penis that goes Boom and ruins your day
Terraria Creepers: Creepy Circles that are hard and Not annoying

CCreepers are servents for the brain of cthulu - WorldPuncher47592834

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28 Awesome bosses

The Wither would stand no chance against The destroyer. He would just get ripped apart in like, two seconds

The ender dragon (200 life) vs the moon lord (145,000 life). The ender dragon has a spit attack, the moon lord has a phantasmal death ray that deals more than 100 damage. No contest.

Less he wouldn't even want to spawn haha

Wither vs Skeletron. Wait there isn't a contest? So the Wither can't beat Skeletron? - Theco

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29 It's going to be part of a trilogy with Terraria Otherworld and Terraria 2

What would be cool is if they had after moon lord is defeated a portal opens and you go to different world and u can go back and forth and the cycle starts again with a ton more items

I don't care about story. I care about building - MChkflaguard_Yt

Really strongly agree with this one.

Minecraft is a singularity. Minecrap Story Mode isn't even a game, it's a novel. - Theco

30 There's always something to do

There are always huge updates which contain new bosses and stronger weapons. Minecraft adds new blocks. Minecraft needs mods to be good.

Terraria is more creative with building, and as one user stated, with every update comes new content such as bosses, bug fixes, and more weapons and tools. Minecraft just adds more boring blocks and often pointless crap that doesn't get you anywhere. - KennyRulz244444

To all the people that are gonna argue, is iron nugget really good? - Yatagarasu

After someone beats both games, oops another update. Minecraft is short. Terraria is long. - Theco

Just build more anazing stuff in Minecraft. It is meant to be a creative sandbox not heaps and heaps of RPG. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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31 Actual challenging nights.

How is Minecraft challenging when you can just walk over to your bed and skip the whole night? In terraria it only sets your spawn point so it actually makes you go out and do something and not be a lazy butt

Well this time I give a vote to minecraft as night in terraria is easy

32 Meowmere - The New Nyan Cat

Who doesn't want a sword that shoots out cats?

The graphics are amazing and yet it doesn't lag. - Theco

Honestly I never use meowmere
I mean...
Daybreak and solar eruption is better

MEOOWS FOR THE WIN! MEOWMERE IS THE BEST! IT IS GONNA BECOME A MEME SOON!

33 Actual Classes of Weapons

I thought of something. A 100ft building that a Minecraft arrow can't reach. A MC kid goes there but Terraria human shoots them.

Terraria: Hey I'm doing a Mage play through and I hope I get the Mage emblem when I defeat the wall of flesh so I get stronger water bolts so I can keep killing it until I get the sword my friend wants! I also want armour that gives my magic power a boost and by mana amount increase!

Minecraft: ehh I have a bow...not much else with it..no archery potion...no tiers...meh..

34 More fun

Terraria makes me get imaginative, creative and violent. Those always make me act like an idiot and it is always funny! Terraria for the win!

Terraria: Awesome Single player,Great mods(Terraria mods are like a free dlc) Good multiplayer has spleef, has mount races,and more Nice people (Minecraft has 5 year olds who call you a hacker for killing them).

Yeah the minecraft fanbase just ruined my day... these little kids are so egoist! - MChkflaguard_Yt

Terraria is stupid people who like it are dicks

That's right, make us look even better. You just proved our point on so many things - Yatagarasu

In terraria,you got more creative stuff,you got enemies like mimics,zombies,skeletons,rune wizards... you got RAINBOW SLIMES! Plus terraria is more like a tale rather than a realistic world,you got the evil corruption,you got bloody,gored crimson,you got nice hallow with unicorns and fairys,you got desert,you got caverns,and even underworld/hell! Making it more of a evil than nice world and,of course,less squeakers!

35 Way more pets

You can get a lot of pets I got a elf a mini skeleton head and a cupid

Pets are so cute

Hey, at least your pets don't die in Terraria. - astroshark

Minecraft u get a wolf but u can't call it back if its annoying you

36 Better mechanics

Even though Minecraft has got command blocks (which takes forever to learn how to use). Terraria's mechanics are simple I have made myself a mechanism which teleports me away from boss' attacks.

Its awesome with mechs seriosly statues that spawn items/enemies
Does Minecraft have that in survival nope so they're a dope

37 NPCs that actually do useful things

Squidward-like NPCs do nothing but trade rare gems for crappy items, human/creature-like NPCs sell useful items and are often helpful with other things. - KennyRulz244444

MC NPCs just give trash items, so I guess emerald is trash. Terraria? It uses a trading system - Theco

A villager tried sellin me a bucket of milk for 3 emeralds hate mc con men

Me: oh hey a village (walks over)
Me: what will you give me for this emerald? Villager?
Villager: Hmm let me see. Either glowstone, which you shouldn't have as you just spawned or paper..
Me: I don't even have a house yet...glowstone won't be much use.
(4 hours later)
Me: oh god
Random kid: LOL ImA H3X0OR FEATzr MReEEE U WALI DIEEE I hAZ BURnEd DoNA DdR E VILAGEE
Me: meh

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38 Easy to Navigate

I agree! I lost my house so many times on Minecraft but on terraria I never lost it

Minecraft is supposedly 'infinite' (which it isn't just HUGE), and being 3d makes it almost impossible to navigate and safely get home without being killed or lost. On Terraria you only have to worry about how far your house is and how deep you are!

I hate it when you lose a house in Minecraft

Die in MC: lol too bad you died noob
Die in Terraria: Rest in your house. I'll give you your inventory as well as half the value of your coins - Theco

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39 Mods are way better

There are little to no mods in Minecraft that actually do something useful (the only mod that seems to really catch my attention is the Rare Ores mod, which adds in rarer ores that "extend the gameplay", but that's for an old version, 1.6.4), Terraria has mods that almost change the gameplay in some sort of form. - KennyRulz244444

Literally, Minecraft mods mostly are like, One item mods or ripoffs of games plus stupid names, and plus, the games they copy have copyright most likely. Terarria Mods are amazing add like at least 3 new bosses and 100 mobs, and have cool names and plus they add around 200 items, and add 50 extra hours of gameplay

So true. Thorium and Tremor are such fun mods. I never have found a fun MC mod in my life.

40 It’s actually fun to play by yourself

Minecraft gets boring very quickly when playing by yourself - thunderstar1124

I start, and I'm done playing because I know that it will be like every other time. I don't have that in Terraria, like now I have the problem that after 20 different chests I still haven't found a Magic Mirror. - Yannick1124

I red all these reasons and I heavily agree, the main reason because Terraria is better than Minecraft is that Terraria is small, but it's full of things to do, Minecraft is big, but it's literally empty! It has no meaning, no story, no music (just a boring piano melody), no complex stuff in general, and people who work at Mojang are so slow or idiots (a 15 years-old boy can create wonderful mods and a whole team can't! )
Terraria is better.
I'm sorry if I made grammatical errors. Bye.

41 Retro graphics styling

Playing Terraria makes you feel like you're playing a classic retro video game, even thought it's modern and is always adding new features and updates

To the comment below:
My dad (who was born in the 1960's) said that Terraria looked like a game from the 80's.
Just some cool info I thought I'd share...

Hey, Terraria is an actual 16-bit style game! No pile of folding templates walking around in a 3D world. - Yannick1124

Terraria looks like an early-to-mid 90s game for a Super Nintendo compared to Minecraft which looks like any ordinary 3D game. - KennyRulz244444

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42 Actually organized servers

I joined a server and they kicked me because they didint like that I got more stuff so they kicked me and in terraria when no one asks for stuff I give them not hey give me that

Minecraft servers suck so much, can't go anywhere without a respirator. And me myself plays Minecraft! - MChkflaguard_Yt

No trolls. No griefers. No idiots trying to deafen you via mic. No children who beg for items and higher ranks. No children who accuse you of being a "n00b" or "h@x0r" after winning a fight. No hackers in every nook and cranny. No annoying players who spawn millions of monsters inside your base. No traps everywhere. Need I say more?

I can't even report anybody in MC because of "GET ON THE FORUMS TO REPORT DAMNIT"
Terraria? Really easy. It is as simple as MC - Theco

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43 It's cheaper

Minecraft costs 29.99$ whereas Terraria costs 5.99$

Especially on steam when there is a sale

Yes and terraria you get your moneys worth big time

I can't even get MC because of the price. Still no sale. - Theco

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44 Better Grinding

Minecraft "ya a lava pool to kill green explosive hacked pigs". Terraria "10 volcano traps ready to go :D". You see what I mean people! Terraria for the win! 11

45 When you die, you keep your items

In Minecraft, let's say you beat the Enderdragon and have lots of diamonds. When you get killed, you drop all of your "precious" belongings, and as far as I know, you won't be getting them back. In Terraria, when you get killed, you keep all of your items and you just drop money. In my opinion, that's WAY better because what if you have good items? They're still with you!

No matter what difficulty in Minecraft you are on (whether it be Peaceful, Easy, Medium, or Hard) you will still lose your items that you worked hard (pfft) for. In Terraria, you will only lose your coins on an easy difficulty and from medium and onward you will lose your items. - KennyRulz244444

Same in minecraft unless you activate keep inventory - WorldPuncher47592834

At least in Terraria you can choose if you want your stuff dropped or not. Also, if you're a Terraria pro (like me) and have all the NPCs and their items at least if you die your money doesn't really matter. - astroshark

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