What is the progression route in Terraria?

I’m kind of stuck in Terraria. I have full silver armor and 12 hearts (gold/silver gear).

I have just killed the Eye of Cthulhu.

I was thinking about gathering gold armor, but gold is damn scarce. I have tried searching for floating islands (at 406 altitude) but if I go to far I get attacked by Harpies, and I can’t build a sky bridge and fight them at the same time.

My meteorite landed in corruption and it’s impossible to collect it (I get swarmed by meteor heads with no way to run).

So what is the most natural progression? Should I try and find gold (where?), try to kill the Eater of Worlds, try to mine meteorite or try to fight off imps and collect some hellstone?

Answer

Here is what I ended up doing:

  • Searched for Gold to create gold
    armor and weapons (doubtful you’ll
    get full gold gear)
  • Killed the Eye several times for
    Demonite Ore
  • Destroyed two Shadow Orbs for their
    drops (the third spawns the boss Eater of Worlds)
  • Dynamite the Meteorite and Magic
    Mirror out of there (after enough of
    it is mined out, the meteor heads
    will stop spawning) then use a gold Pickaxe or higher to mine the Meteorite.
  • Floating Islands. Craft your skyways
    during the day, the spawn
    rates are higher at night for Harpys. Remember these skyways disrupt Meteors, making them very non-profitable.
  • Explore under the surface! There are
    plenty of hearts and chests filled
    with great magic items! You don’t
    need to go too deep either. Try
    natural caves.

Now is also an excellent time to farm hearts and stars, and participate in the Blood Moon event for cash. I think the game gets really fun once you get over this little hump in character progressions.

I tended to make little goals like:

  1. I will mine this meteor.
  2. Then I will look for hearts.
  3. Then I will search for floating islands.
  4. Then I will destroy another shadow orb.

You get the idea.

EDIT: Sorry I can’t provide links, at my desk and unable to reach the wiki.

EDIT2: See this question/answer as well for a similar problem.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Šimon Tóth , Answer Author : Community

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