We like to create - that's one reason we play Terraria. We create characters and structures, but I wanted to create something more. I wanted to create something for Terraria.
In Terraria you can do more than create. You can connect with your friends and other players that love the game, and that's just fun. That's why I wanted to make it easier.
After you've accomplished a task, celebrating is usually done. That's what we ( and you! ) are doing now with the release of Terraria Connect!
My name is Rob Filippi and I am a software engineer living in Pittsburgh that loves Terraria. Terraria came out when I was still a student studying computer science at The University of Pittsburgh, and even though I was very busy studying, I made plenty of time to play Terraria. About six months ago, I decided to take my passion of creating software and mix it with Terraria. My goal was to solve an issue that many people have had: Trying to play Terraria with their friends and other players. The idea came to me when my friend ( Jimmy - A current student studying Computer Science ) and I were playing together. I thought the way to setup a server is too complicated and it's near impossible to discover new servers unless you go hunting for them on server list websites, but that's all we had - until now. I created Terraria Connect for all of us players to connect to each other easier. Thanks to Jimmy helping me test it, we launched the beta back in November, but now we are building this website to boost its capabilities.
The Terraria Connect application is easily explained in four simple steps:
There is more to the Terraria Connect application:
Terraria Connect takes the hassle away from finding a server or other players. Now you are just one click away from Terraria launching and joining that server you want to connect to. You now can spend less time searching for a server online and play the game almost seamless - after you click on the server to join, Terraria Connect will launch Terraria and automatically connect you to that server. Players can now find your server easier and connect in a more convenient way. All of this sounds like something to celebrate to me!