I am on the verge of building a mini metropolis in Terraria but no one is arriving? What do I need to do? I have a table chair and light source but nothing for the last hour. What do I need to do?

I tried going through the post that has been on here but still got nowhere. It was the wiki and that post that I tried to follow before (and that post that brought me to this site) Seems that only Josh wants to be helpful though

  • do you have a bed?
    – luisluix
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 15:02
  • You've verified that it's acceptable housing?
    – SaintWacko
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 15:02
  • I have a bed for me to teleport back to it I am on about NPC houses Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 15:05
  • The ones I had were 5 blocks tall but still nothing. Just tried 4 wide and 10 tall and seem to have worked Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 15:18

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In order to have any followers move in, in Terraria. You need to have the following:

  • A room or house 4 blocks high and 10 blocks wide
  • A table
  • A chair
  • A lightsource

It's also worth noting : "Houses must not be located near Corruption or Crimson, and if those spread too close to an occupied House, the NPC living there may move out."

Source: http://terraria.gamepedia.com/NPC


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