I’ve been thinking about characters in games a lot more recently, and specifically, the problems with NPC (non-player characters) entities in MMOs. Your typical MMO features hundreds of characters – quest givers usually – who come and go on an endless conveyorbelt of sob-stories and XP rewards. It’s hard to care for the 10th, 50th, or 100th NPC mother with a missing son, or someone needing their precious supplies gathered from the bellies of wild animals. So, with that in mind, here’s my police-suspect-inspired checklist for making a character work in a game.
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Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to build an NPC house in Terraria. The game itself doesn’t offer much help in this respect, and I noticed a few people searching for some tips. Personally, I love embellishing the houses to be more specific to the NPC who occupies them, but the video will get you the basics. More tips, mostly for decorating, follow: