So, in the Discord Store thread, someone started a discussion on Terraria and its merits, or demerits compared to Starbound, and I think rather than spamming that and risking moderation, that we should take that here instead. I will quote someone from that thread to get things started off: EDIT: Please please be civil and don't attack players for their likes or dislikes! Terraria and Starbound are both awesome games and I love them both. Both games should be able to coexist in the world, and not feel threatened by the other. So let's all be civil and let's look at both games objectively and discuss where one game is better, or the other is better, but most importantly let's do this in a civil and friendly manner! No need for anybody to get feathers ruffled! I remember when I first started playing Terraria, the graphics were VERY basic. You wanna see how basic? Take a look at Totalbiscuit's channel. He's got some footage from 1.0. But yes, Terraria was always a very gameplay-heavy game, and it totally delivers on that front. Yeah, it lacks a lot of oooo and ahhh that Starbound has, but its combat is way better. [quote[It's like... a journey through the history of video games. As you explore and collect items, it's like going through various classic titles! My favorite part was what I call the "Mega Man X setup" (dash + wall climbling... you get it).[/quote] I just love getting any kind of jump bottle, and running boots. The gameplay gets 5x better once you do. And it only goes up from there! Once you get Wings, then things are just getting so awesome, you're zipping around the world kicking butt, taking names, and nothing bars your path except powerful enemies. Starbound is a sandbox game at its utter core. It's... a box.... full of sand. That's what it is. If you're really creative you can make some really nice stuff, but it's just there to look at. This is my main beef about Starbound: Terraria runs at a solid 60FPS full time with the occasional skipped frame and split second jerk if I'm going too fast with those wings and speed boots. It's barely noticeable. Starbound, however, takes forever to load, some materials you pick up cause the game to pause for a second at a time, windows go off-screen, the UI is very clunky... Don't get me wrong, I love both games, but Terraria is waaaaaaaaay better on polish! It runs better, it's UI is far better, and it just.... it's more pleasurable to play. Sadly, more mods you add, the worse the game plays when you start getting so loaded down you pick up a crafting material and the entire game pauses for 2 seconds, etc. This is only getting better! That, and Terraria has Sprite Pack support, and I think 1.3.6 is going to add even more stuff, like trees swaying in the wind, and all kinds of neat stuff! Block swapping too. You can't even do that in Starbound, lol.