hi... i've been stalking this site since it started pretty much, as i bought sims 3 on release, but now that my graduate degree is finished, i'm all up ins.
my eyes started watering on page 3, so i apologize if this has been asked, but should we "enable story progression"? do move-ins count as townies? or is this option to be turned off for the challenge.
looking forward to finally participating. it's my present to myself for not running off a cliff during the past 3 years along with Adult Furniture.
I also welcome you to the forum, and I hope you enjoy your stay. I understand that this thread is very long, so I don't blame you for not reading it all lol. As Sportsfan said, yes Story Progression needs to be on. I'm not exactly sure why you would ask your second question, though. For this challenge, the townie part of it all is that upon moving to the next household you need to move your heir into a new house. The easiest way is by marrying a townie--someone in the game who lives in a house in your town--because then you will have the option to move into their home once the couple gets married. However, if over the course of the challenge you wish to have someone move in with you, there is no reason that this person has to be a townie, but moving anyone in needs to follow the moving in/out rules.
3. There are no restrictions to moving Sims in or out of the household, except as stated below:
Once a Sim leaves the household, he/she may never be invited back into the household of an active heir.
Sims from the previous household may not move in with a later heir, either when he/she moves or after the fact.
The heir must remain within the household until they have completed the requirements to move.
The only items Heirs can move with are Career Rewards and Lifetime Happiness Rewards that they earn themselves. No other objects.
If you could please explain exactly or specify more what you mean by a "move-in," we could probably help you more.