ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESl8gJahyBA

El Tomboto, Saturday, 8 February 2020 18:50 (five months ago) link

Discuss your sweaty enthusiasm for this

El Tomboto, Saturday, 8 February 2020 18:51 (five months ago) link

tom nook is a scab

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http://bogost.com/writing/consumption_and_naturalism_in_/

Worth reposting this for anyone who’s going to be coming to AC for the first time, this time round.

JimD, Saturday, 8 February 2020 20:18 (five months ago) link

really feel like this thread will have some Top Josh Content

||||||||, Sunday, 9 February 2020 00:27 (five months ago) link

:D

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Sunday, 9 February 2020 00:43 (five months ago) link

dammit, i didn't see the thread til now and didn't even realize tim rogers had already prereviewed it. hopefully he gave it at least 5 bags of popcorn

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 February 2020 00:46 (five months ago) link

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yes, this is going to be a contender for best video game writing of 2020

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 February 2020 00:47 (five months ago) link

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thank you very much for that link, JimD. i am having a blast reading it to my partner while she works on a puzzle

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 February 2020 01:04 (five months ago) link

Tune in on February 20 at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m ET for a roughly 25-minute livestreamed #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons Direct, featuring an in-depth look at Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package! pic.twitter.com/3j4EaUw8Pl

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 18, 2020

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:25 (four months ago) link

This comes out a few days after my birthday. I better get gifted this or someone in my house is losing a limb.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 04:15 (four months ago) link

My daughter was mostly into this this morning, but she also thought the game looked like more work than previous iterations.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

this comes out ON my birthday and getting ever deeper into debt with tom nook and his growing family of goons and usurers is my fondest bday wish

adam, Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:04 (four months ago) link

more work

ever deeper into debt

i see that i have chosen the perfect time of my life to finally get into animal crossing

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:11 (four months ago) link

does the game have some sort of lofty goal that seems attainable at first but becomes more and more impossible as the game progresses? if so, SOLD

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:12 (four months ago) link

i think your debt payments get progressively larger if that counts

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

:D oh yes, that counts

all dumb adult jokes aside, i am pretty excited to try it out. regardless of what the longtime fans think of this new entry, i'm pretty sure i'll be very happy with whatever they came up with.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:18 (four months ago) link

36 notes on shopto for the digital code for any britishers reading

||||||||, Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:02 (four months ago) link

I think my fave part of this game - heck, of a lot of nintendo games now I think on it - is the fishing. I fuckin hate fishing IRL but in games it is nice and peaceful.

(Was so bummed they had no fishing in BOTW even though fish were an integral part of the recipes)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:08 (four months ago) link

You could catch fish with your bare hands! Or blow them out of the water.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:42 (four months ago) link

JRPG needs fishing. https://t.co/jKDNRzesIj

— yokotaro (@yokotaro) June 26, 2017

ciderpress, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:05 (four months ago) link

I usually electrocuted them with a few shock arrows and waded in and collected the corpses.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 24 February 2020 03:22 (four months ago) link

That's how I do it in real life.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 February 2020 03:26 (four months ago) link

(I just googled "fishing with lighting" and got some hits of a fishing boat struck by lighting and the like. Reminds me of one of my kids years ago asking, as kids are wont to do, if a tornado had ever hit a train. I googled that, too, and what do you know, found an incredible video of a mounted train camera catching the train getting hit and then derailed by a tornado. The internet is terrible, but it is also awesome.)

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 February 2020 03:30 (four months ago) link

Yike!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:57 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

what you naming your island

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:50 (three months ago) link

really feel like this thread will have some Top Josh Content
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yes, this is going to be a contender for best video game writing of 2020
― But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:47 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

KM otm

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:51 (three months ago) link

basketball island

ciderpress, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:58 (three months ago) link

no more new videogames for me, for a while. :(

but that's ok, maybe i can revisit one of literally dozens (hundreds?) of games where i got about 30 hours in and quit

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:02 (three months ago) link

like, my witcher dude is still currently new to the region of novigrad, i think

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:03 (three months ago) link

i have a lot of expectations for this. how many players can make characters? i have 4 potential players in this house and foresee many many months of gameplay ahead.

Mordy, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:14 (three months ago) link

every account on your switch gets their own character, i think theres a max of 8 accounts. you share an island if you're on the same system

ciderpress, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:18 (three months ago) link

This game is going to occupy my younger daughter so much that she won't even know that the epidemic has ended.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:50 (three months ago) link

i think that is the plan for many people in the world

ciderpress, Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:32 (three months ago) link

if I could somehow arrange to do my actual job from within Animal Crossing that'd be ideal

silby, Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:36 (three months ago) link

I have two switches in my house. I bought one digital copy of AC. How does that work?

rb (soda), Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:59 (three months ago) link

you can install it on both but you can only play it on one switch at a time

ciderpress, Friday, 20 March 2020 00:05 (three months ago) link

and your save is tied to the console so you'll have a different island on each afaik

ciderpress, Friday, 20 March 2020 00:07 (three months ago) link

Popped into the local JB Hifi to pick up a copy this morning and the place had a small knot of nerds hovering at thr doors til they opened who all dashed in and grabbed their preorders.

...I felt so old!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 20 March 2020 00:23 (three months ago) link

Day one: need to drag my daughter away from the game for lunch. She loves it so far, though.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 March 2020 17:46 (three months ago) link

i've finished the tutorial stuff but haven't figured out what i want to do next

ciderpress, Friday, 20 March 2020 18:06 (three months ago) link

why the fuck would i be interested in a getting-stung-by-wasps simulator

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:33 (three months ago) link

We started my wife’s island using my account and now I feel very dumb.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:49 (three months ago) link

this is so chill

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Saturday, 21 March 2020 10:58 (three months ago) link

tom nook handing out the reskinned SEs. surprised he did not go down the escobar route, reskinning a samsung fold

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:01 (three months ago) link

I invite you all to the island of genauso

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:27 (three months ago) link

enjoying this, but in little doses! never played an AC game before :)

nxd, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:25 (three months ago) link

little doses is correct

ciderpress, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:49 (three months ago) link

It’s fun to talk to folks after you’ve been stung by wasps

El Tomboto, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:50 (three months ago) link

Nhex I’m happy to give you some of my bamboo shoots if you put up a dodo code at some point. How many do you need?

gyac, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:17 (three weeks ago) link

naw naw it's all good. i think i have enough at this point. but thanks!

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:44 (three weeks ago) link

so how do you get the super high turnip prices? totally random?? i've been checking twice a day locally and they're like 80 on the low end and 150 on the high end.

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

a quick google will tell you everything you need to know and give you a tool that will make you rich, if you want to do it. it's kind of weird because once you know it's there, it kind of ruins the whole thing.

i did it for one week to finance a quick house expansion, and didn't feel too much regret. but it would be kind of lame to exploit it every week

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

i don't think i'll have that problem since i'm apparently now funding house expansions for 2 other (much younger) players

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

haha, in that case go for it! this was the best tool i found, but there are others that do the exact same thing with different user interfaces:

https://turnipprophet.io/

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

My 13-year old daughter has afaict totally abandoned this, which is annoying, since I bought it for her and she was really into "City Folk" on the Wii. I should ask her what she liked about that one that she doesn't like about this one, but I think she finds a lot of the denizens she has to deal with in this iteration annoying, and I know she is irked that she can't interact with any of the shit she accumulates. So, awesome, she has a pool, but ... it just sits there. Which I think means all she can do is BS busywork to tidy up her island to attract people she doesn't want, which is not doing it for her. I guess I'd rather her snooze out of Animal Crossing and spend time outside then not go outside because she is too into Animal Crossing.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

Mordy, if you have some patience and are cool with visiting a stranger’s island, I’ve had good luck with turnip.exchange

Some people will request a gift and possibly block your route to the market until you pay up, but it seems to be a good community. I’ve sold ‘nips at 450 and above painlessly.

solo scampito (mh), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:35 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks good tip! Found a place with 540 prices on exchange and it went smoothly

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:44 (two weeks ago) link

Has anyone else had a kind of groundhog day thing happen where the same villager is building the exact same thing and the hot items are identical two days in a row? It's only happened once, but kind of threw me.

Also my island is completely littered with DIY cards so f those, into the drop off box. I did get the stone lion-dog DIY from a balloon and squee'd out loud.

Jaq, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

I have a million DIY cards scattered on the ground too. Leaving in case I ever have visitors...

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

Just be aware you wont get a 5 star rating if yo do that! but if you already got it I guess its moot.

New expansion in July - the swimming/diving returns! Will be lol in sth hem with snow all around, but hey!.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 26 June 2020 01:29 (two weeks ago) link

5 star is for chumps

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 26 June 2020 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

They’re adding ocean swimming on July 3rd. You can collect stuff underwater and there will be a new spot in the museum for those things.

circa1916, Friday, 26 June 2020 02:20 (two weeks ago) link

nice

Nhex, Friday, 26 June 2020 14:10 (two weeks ago) link

K.K. has shown up today instead of Saturday and confusion reigned for awhile. I ran off the gorilla workout neighbor and hit a bunch of mystery island for some new resident shopping. Will be filling my island with lazies and cranky old dudes in sweaters.

Jaq, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

apparently KK is today to make room for the bug tourney tomorrow? that's what someone in my group chat said

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Friday, 26 June 2020 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eao_OQFXkAQQNh9?format=jpg&name=small

curt is my new fave villager

clouds, Monday, 29 June 2020 12:56 (one week ago) link

Curt keeps it real

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Monday, 29 June 2020 13:58 (one week ago) link

I wondered why we didnt have a bug off here then I was like, oh duh. its Winter. The only bugs around are dungbeetles and moths tbrh, I dont even know why Flick bothers to show up.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 05:45 (one week ago) link

anyone have an xtra Gemini fragment they wouldn't mind trading? i have lots of cancer fragments i'd trade 2 for 1 (or pay bells for it).

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:58 (one week ago) link

I've got Aries and Taurus but no Geminis. Do you only get them during the astrological month for them?

Jaq, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 04:02 (one week ago) link

I believe so yeah.

Does anyone have the DJ turntable with the vinyl underneath in the shelves? I would love to buy one for my music studio room.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 04:11 (one week ago) link

dang. i've still never gotten a shooting star

Nhex, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 04:30 (one week ago) link

Ive only had one succesful set :( At least Redd has showed up a few more times recently! Jaq I saw you ping the other day that you had Redd, I'dve visited but I had him too haha.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 04:33 (one week ago) link

I think Redd had 3 non-fakes! I got one (lol thought it was fake but liked it), Mordy got one and said there was another non-fake!

Jaq, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 13:11 (one week ago) link

I believe so yeah.

Does anyone have the DJ turntable with the vinyl underneath in the shelves? I would love to buy one for my music studio room.


I’ve got one, is your friend code on here anywhere?

scampos mentis (gyac), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 13:14 (one week ago) link

I've got Aries and Taurus but no Geminis. Do you only get them during the astrological month for them?


I’ll swap you some Geminis for each of those if you’re interested?

scampos mentis (gyac), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 13:15 (one week ago) link

trayce what's yr friend code i'll send the DJ booth

clouds, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 14:22 (one week ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb3VVNlU8AAELcp?format=jpg&name=small

it's curt's birthday

clouds, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:38 (one week ago) link

My friend code is upthread somewhere, soz i cant load up my switch right now to check haha.

I'll try and get on again at lunch today (that'll be in 3 hours or so)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:43 (one week ago) link

I have some spare DIYs, furniture in my flea market and a load of stars thanks to last nights meteor shower

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:44 (one week ago) link

Ah forgot to check back in - add me if you like, anyone, SW-6730-8916-9398. I am always happy to give stuff away and am actually having a clear out event atm so if you’re after something best friend me and I’m happy to send it! Also you can visit my island, but it’s a kip cos I’ve only recently started terraforming and doing paths and plots.

I spend most of my time trying to grow hybrid flowers, if anyone particularly wants any kind, let me know and I can possibly sort you out? All I ask in return is the chance to shop.

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:34 (one week ago) link

you can send stuff to real people in Animal Crossing?

Nhex, Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:41 (one week ago) link

also, how do you know what is a hybrid flower? i'm guessing i haven't seen one yet

Nhex, Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:41 (one week ago) link

Yeah, you can post people items at the airport if they’re on your best friends list. Hybrid flowers are when you breed two colours to get a third:
https://gamespot1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/scale_super/1575/15759911/3673426-allflowers_chart.png

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:49 (one week ago) link

oh gotcha. i got some of those. blue pansies, black roses etc. i'll post my code later

Nhex, Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:50 (one week ago) link

I have everything but blue roses, green mums, hybrid hyacinths, and black cosmos. Willing to trade w/ anybody.

remy bean, Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:04 (one week ago) link

I’m very slowly growing hyacinths but I need all my blue ones to finish my rainbow lol, am happy to trade with you though! If you come over and water my hybrids then they will grow & I have three green mums that would be great for this.

scampos mentis (gyac), Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:12 (one week ago) link

Sounds good. I'll be around this p.m.

remy bean, Thursday, 2 July 2020 14:00 (one week ago) link

Gyac would def trade an Aries and Taurus for Geminis. Have sent you a friend request :)

Jaq, Friday, 3 July 2020 02:04 (one week ago) link

gyac I will add you a bit later when I'm off work.

I'm also annoyed that some random furniture seems to come in varying colorways that you cant alter with the custom paint, you just have to luck out and buy/find the one you want. So I have a mishmasg of grey, light and brown rattan furniture. and an ugly royal blue oriental coffee table when I'd kill for a dark brown/cherry coloured one.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 3 July 2020 04:32 (one week ago) link

Thanks both. Trayce, I have some rattan stuff catalogued if you want a look? Mostly black and brown items. Can you post a pic of your coffee table cos I can’t find it when I google?

Jaq I’ll add you & trade you :)

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 06:55 (one week ago) link

I’m downloading the update which allows you to dive and go underwater, has anyone else played it yet?

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 08:05 (one week ago) link

you need to buy a diving suit so i gotta wait until Nook's Cranny opens in the morning

Nhex, Friday, 3 July 2020 08:39 (one week ago) link

I’ve got a diving suit :) it’s fun tbh but not hugely detailed. Have caught some common fish already. You can’t catch shore fish underwater.

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 09:08 (one week ago) link

I’ll put up a dodo code if you want to come buy a suit? I bet the night fish are cool.

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 09:09 (one week ago) link

i added you gyac

my friend code is 4525-2595-6699 add me if you like

clouds, Friday, 3 July 2020 18:51 (one week ago) link

Thanks clouds, added you back!

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 19:39 (one week ago) link

BBJT3 if you want to come and take a couple of mystery items :) ables is closed but nooks is open.

scampos mentis (gyac), Friday, 3 July 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link


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