Like in Minecraft, the harder monsters come out at night. Find shelter!
Your Work Bench is handy, but build yourself a Furnace and Iron Anvil too!
These let you craft MUCH better items.
If you build extra houses, other characters will move in.
They can sell you items, help you fight, or just tell you about the world.
Until you're strong enough, stay AWAY from this purple wobbly menace.
Other than monsters, huge falls are your biggest problem. Build bridges!
You won't get very far with a Copper Shortsword!
Keep exploring, mining, and making new stuff!
Go for a Golden Pickaxe early.
Bosses like the Eye of Cthulu are much easier with shuriken or a bow.
Exploring caves and tunnels is tons easier if you stock up on torches!
Terraria can be super hard, so remember that it's supposed to be fun!
Take a break or look up a guide if you need more help!