Resolved NPC despawning to make room

Malware42

Terrarian
Steam or GOG
Steam
Single Player/Multiplayer
Single
Operating System
Linux Other
Terraria Version
1.4.0
Controls Used
Keyboard/Mouse
When I filled the criteria to spawn the arms dealer, rather than wait until an empty house was built, "the demolitionist was slain" and the arms dealer moved in. Issue can be worked around by simply building more empty houses ahead of time, but new players won't know that's necessary.
 

darthmorf

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Are you sure that demolitionist wasn't killed by an enemy, which freed up housing allowing the arms dealer to move in?
 

Malware42

Terrarian
Pretty sure. There were no enemies around (I check about 20 seconds after the message came up) and the two messages came simultaneously.
 

Leinfors

Quality Assurance
Staff member
Moderator
Re-Logic
He might have also drowned.

While I won't discount that perhaps a bug did happen, it is unlikely that it was caused by trying to get a new NPC to move in.

Sometimes enemies manage to catch NPCs off guard, and some NPCs have been known to fall in liquids and die.
 

Malware42

Terrarian
Fair enough. I just thought that the two messages came too close together to be coincidence, figured I'd report it just in case.
 
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