I seem to recall there being a discussion thread for New Leaf, so thought I'd make one for New Horizons. This will actually be my first Animal Crossing game, and I also have the special edition Switch preordered. Amazon says it will be here next Tuesday.
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Gonna be my first AC too, looks like a fun time and I dig the whole real-time aspect.
Can't you trade and visit the towns of folks on your friend list, stuff like that. Again, total noob here lol.
You could trade fruits and items with people online in previous entries. I loved doing that and it's the main appeal of the game for me.
New Leaf encouraged trading and collecting. Furnitire, clothes, fruit, custom designs, items, etc. There was also a "stalk" market that was the easiest way to farm bells (currency) and become debt free, but without a large network it's risky.
I'm excited to go to all your towns and trade fruit. Then I can build different orchards for different fruits!
The nice thing about this game is it looks like you can get different fruit from random islands.
Yeah, that's the beauty of it. I had pears in my town in the last game. Then I went to my wife's town and traded her a few pears for a few apples. Then I went on a hunt to find people with fruits I needed and travelled there. It worked nicely. I plan to actually dig deeper into everything this time, not just fruit though.
My AC Switch shipped and will now be here on the 16th. Seems like Amazon is shipping this a little later than other retailers.
Depending how this whole pandemic/quarantining thing goes, Animal Crossing may be the only safe way to visit pals for a while haha. Couldn't be releasing at a better time.
loved New Leaf - cant wait until Friday.
It's currently at 91 MC after 42 reviews.
Just got my AC Switch console in the mail as well. Nice to finally own a dock! (Seriously, I bought a tablet only Switch at first. First time owning a dock.)
Just switched my physical preorder at GameStop to digital and picked up the code. Restaraunts all closing today at 3 and many stores closing down. I'm worried GameStop will close before release so I said screw it. I'll just have it digital! I like digital games on switch anyways so no big deal.
lots of good reviews.
GS better be open on Friday!
I've decided to just go digital for it, just in case stores are closed/mail is an issue. Spoiler: I think it will be.
I'm glad we're on the same page.
Lol just saw your post. Great minds, as they say.
I've decided to go digital as well. Makes sense for this type of game. Smash Bros is the only other first party Switch game I have digital.
If anyone decided to sell physical copy i'd be interested
Anyone willing to add my fiancee? I'm getting it for her but I don't actually play it.
I just downloaded it on my hacked switch and installed it. Played the first 5 minutes and said nope. I need to wait until Friday and play it on my legit copy on my legit console. I don't want to ruin the game for myself!
Let's get a group together when this starts! My wife and I will both be on
I'll be on for sure and am down for that.
So with a hacked switch you can play games pre-release?
Yeah but I do not recommend doing it unless you have a separate switch for online play. The hacked one can't go online.
The physical version is currently $50 on Amazon.
I remember playing Wild World with @PizzaTheHutt and Renald
I'm down for a GameTZ group gameplay
Lets do this boys. We are gonna get so much fruit!
I'd be down for group play. Pretty much everyone who has posted in the thread is already on my friends list.
With this coronavirus keeping us home all day, this shouldbe the most ive ever gamed
> I remember playing Wild World with @PizzaTheHutt and Renald
I used to play City Folk on the Wii with PizzaTheHutt (back when he was CaptainColon) and Matt many moons ago.
Looks like Reneigh and Samson are my first two villagers.
Got Reneigh as well! also Stinky (ugh). so glad i was able to get this early! have already been stung three times now! 2 times by wasps and once by a Scorpion.
I may try this game out again when I get it, I gave it 5 minutes on the 3DS before I realized it was a Sims/Minecraft like game and I can't stand them.
> Got Reneigh as well! also Stinky (ugh). so glad i was able to get this early!
> have already been stung three times now! 2 times by wasps and once by a Scorpion.
I reset (closed without saving before finishing the tutorial) and now I have Shari and Goose. I started last night around 11 PM and got the initial debt paid off in about two or three hours. I already have a house since I'm technically on the second day, and I gave Blathers enough items to start the museum. I just helped a guy on GFAQS by trading him a vaulting pole. If anyone here wants one on the first day (you get the recipe from Blathers), let me know.
damn. def could use someway to get across the water!!! got two rivers going thru my island and so much land i can't get to.
> damn. def could use someway to get across the water!!! got two rivers going thru
> my island and so much land i can't get to.
That's what the vaulting pole is for. You get it from Blathers after Nook invites him to your town. (Once you give Nook 5 bugs or fish.) Give me your friend code and I can trade you one now.
I got Bam and Hazel (Uni-wow!). I was hoping I could make it a deserted island, just me and my kiddo's island. I'll probably cram everything to one corner/side of the island and leave the other side largely unsettled. I hope we can move people/ stuff later.
I got Pears and named my island MisfitToys.
> So everybody doesn't start with the same people on their island?
No. You get two random animal villagers at the beginning.
> I may try this game out again when I get it, I gave it 5 minutes on the 3DS before
> I realized it was a Sims/Minecraft like game and I can't stand them.
It's VERY similar to the 3ds game. If you couldn't stand that I don't think you should get this. If you do get it definately don't buy it digital.
> Kommie wrote:
>> I may try this game out again when I get it, I gave it 5 minutes on the 3DS before
>> I realized it was a Sims/Minecraft like game and I can't stand them.
> It's VERY similar to the 3ds game. If you couldn't stand that I don't think you
> should get this. If you do get it definately don't buy it digital.
I'm getting it for my fiancee who loved the 3DS, so not a real issue if I don't like it
Its probably in my mail atm, will have to check in a bit
Do i need Internet to start this up or patch download? Since i don't have wifi
Looks like theres day one patch, hopefully wifi at library works since they're closed
Plucky and Tank for me.
> Its probably in my mail atm, will have to check in a bit
> Do i need Internet to start this up or patch download? Since i don't have wifi
It does have a download but you can start the software without it. So far I haven't noticed anything missing without it, but you don't know what you don't know.
FYI... There are some creatures that will go away for 6 months when March ends.
Ah its cool it didn't come today so either tomorrow or Monday i'll start playing
Look like it was delivered at wrong door, not sure why they couldn't leave it in locked mailbox it's big enough to fit ps4 pro in and fat ps2 combined so I have the game today
I want Snake, Ribbot, Agent S, Stitches, or Scoot. Gonna start after work
Not sure if it's because it's in HD, I haven't downloaded the day 1 patch, or they botched it, but I think the pro designer was better in New Leaf. Oh well, my Mahomes jersey is satisfactory.
My job's systems are all effed up for folks working from home, so I'm real tempted to just start playing. But I'm gonna wait until 6 so I can really focus, sounds like everyone is having a good time for the most part.
It's typical AC, you have 1-2 hours of stuff to do day 1, then it's best to wait (or time travel).
For sure. This is my first AC anyhow so I'm looking forward to a new experience with a game series that seems to fairly well regarded.
Just started it up looking forward to it
Sheldon and plucky for me and peach?
I imagine the 2 animals you start with are the ones on the dock with you when you first arrive? In that case, I got Tank and Diva.
Why do the peaches look like butts?
Use your miles to pay down your debt right away. Miles early on way more valuable than bells so far. Also get the house loan day 1.
Sorry Bloodpuppet i didnt see your message till now!
here is my code for all to see- 1056-2336-6717
I'm on second day and think I've done all I can do for now. So far I have gotten a house, invited 3 villagers to my island, and will have both the museum and Nook's Cranny built tomorrow. I'm enjoying this game even more than I thought I would!
How about this Nintendo Switch present you get in the mail? Doesn't seem to do much... should I just sell it?
Keep it it's a gift man
BUT I WANT BELLS AND I NEED A FLIMSY FISHING POLE
You can craft it check diy workbench at nook place
Oh nvm lol, literally just talked to ol' Nook and realized what I needed for the pole.
> BUT I WANT BELLS AND I NEED A FLIMSY FISHING POLE
It's really easy to earn bells and miles, so don't worry too much about that. I think the flimsy fishing pole is 400? You could easily get that from just selling your fruit, seashells and clumps of weed
If there's item in inventory place them anywhere you'd like then speak to nook after
I think I'm done for the day, put down construction for museum, paid off debt, bigger house to be build for myself, nook miles plus so I can't just sleep to pass the day or do I have to wait till tomorrow?
> My kids both are saying they don't know what to do next. I tried to figure out the
> last thing they did. The best I can understand (from my little knowledge of the game)
> there's some person coming to visit their island, and they had to prepare a tent
> for them? Also, something about setting up a museum? Can anybody help me point them
> in the right direction?
The tent is for the guy who will build the museum. So once you set the tent somewhere, he'll show up the next day. If they're looking for something else to do in the game before then, you can just look at the Nook Miles app to do some of those tasks to earn miles. Also, the airport will open on second day. You'll get a free Nook Ticket to visit a mystery island that will have a villager whom you can invite to your island. (Talk to them twice.)
@JD, it's in real time. Each day starts at 5 AM, unless you "time travel", by changing the date on your Switch.
I'm good thanks blood I'll wait till tomorrow I gathered all weeds and sold most, all peaches, cracked all stones, I don't have pole yet to vault over rivers
I have oranges in my town! I need iron ore like crazy and am out of rocks. I need to get those stronger tools.
Its pretty fun i don't regret getting this, but my only regret was not playing original long enough to hook me in back in day
I got Apples as my fruit, Rod the Mouse, and Canberra the koala
I got peaches for fruit and it's the only fruit I've seen on the mystery islands. I've been to five of them so far. Only thing I don't like right now is my airport being yellow lol.
Does the game technically enter a new "day" at midnight or do I have to wait til actual-morning? Haha
Either way really enjoying this game, and the idea of it giving me new things to do each real-time day is wonderful.
Yeah i can't wait to get the pole either, @theJaw blood said 5 am is new day im assuming thats EST im not sure
> Does the game technically enter a new "day" at midnight or do I have to wait til
> actual-morning? Haha
The new day starts at 5 AM. Apparently, it was 6 AM in the previous games.