It was a triumph! I'm making a note here to success! Cake for everyone! After being stuck on the same spot for over 30 in-game days, I've broken through! Surprisingly, I just had to push on a little more on the cobblestone path and I found the other side of the swamp. Thank you to everyone that chimed in! @Marak That's the best tentacle fighting tips I've seen so far, kudos to you good sir! Unfortunately, before this I have lost one meat effigy to tentacles when my personal pigman army failed, but I think I'll be attempting to deal with them to get more tentacle spikes with these handy tips ! @cannajan Definitely, the cobblestone path helped a lot! I still haven't found quite much use for papyrus yet, but I've been neglecting the research part of the game for quite some time so I have to look into it. @General I know how you feel pal. ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`□´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻ It's not just you, the WASD controls definitely help a lot for dodging monsters. Which is rather weird for me cause the mouse controls were more natural for me in Don't Starve. The swamp isn't all the bad after it stops restricting you from going to more biomes though. The tentacles saved me from 2 huge treeguards today! @Syd Thank you for the tips ! It'll definitely come in handy! After a death in the swamp I still need sometime to muster the courage to camp out in the swamps though. I'll try to remember that when I need to venture out into the swamps again. For now, I'll be staying in the safe havens of the grasslands and savannah biome. I do have to practice on the tentacle timing though, they hit quite hard even with a logsuit and a football helm. @Ora Thank you for the tip! That's really useful! I have small portions of the swamp cleared out by pigmen and treeguards so those places will be a little safer now! @DreVinci I can't help much to proof that since I've only gone through 70+ in-game days, and a better portion of it out of the swamp, but I did notice when I went back to collect the loot from the tentacles defeated by the pigmen they do stay defeated, at least for a few days. Didn't bother to check ever since.