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Topic   Animal Crossing: New Horizons

BloodPuppetX
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11-Mar-2020(#1)
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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.

GTZer Islands

BloodPuppetX: Koholint
Headshot: Gilligan's
Guru: Nublar
Bonham2: Westeros
RULost119: Cassados
theJaw: Greatville
JD: phantasia
KCPenguins: MisfitToys
citizen_zane: Hondo
coruscate: Amestris
DragonmasterDX: Isle Draco
ryanflucas: Mequon
ErickRPG: Aquaria
SilverOwl: Cabal Isle
Frank: Tetorisu
Nick: Sandy Cove
sailorneorune: Squish
Sun: Del Sol
3hitcombo: Quarantown
GeeWiz: Wallington
Thenadz: Skelter
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
8-Jun(#81)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Yeah, Octavian is still on my island too. I've never gotten a single villager photo.
> Just haven't really looked into how to get them.

If you talk to them enough and give them gifts (I usually wrap up assessed fossils and give those because they won't display them in their house) and do errands for them, once in a while they will give you their photo in return instead of the usual random clothing.
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#82)
Scott wrote:
> Which Villagers do yall have right now?

Sprocket
Knox
Nana
Melba
Caroline
Bruce
Raymond
Egbert
Clay
Maggie

I kinda lucked out getting Raymond. Once somebody left, I decided to go island hopping in search of a new islander. He was on the very first one I visited!


citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#83)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> BloodPuppetX wrote:
>> Yeah, Octavian is still on my island too. I've never gotten a single villager
> photo.
>> Just haven't really looked into how to get them.
>
> If you talk to them enough and give them gifts (I usually wrap up assessed fossils
> and give those because they won't display them in their house) and do errands for
> them, once in a while they will give you their photo in return instead of the usual
> random clothing.
>

You get their photos by increasing your friendship levels with them. Someone figured out that the best way to achieve this was to give them gifts above a certain bell value. Giving them to coconuts (gift wrapped) is what I do. It's valuable enough, yet doesn't end up littering their homes or ruining their outfits.

citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
9-Jun(#84)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I have... Ribbot

He's towards to top of my most wanted list. I hope I nab him sometime.


3hitcombo
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9)
9-Jun(#85)
citizen_zane wrote:
> PizzaTheHutt wrote:
>> BloodPuppetX wrote:
> |>> Yeah, Octavian is still on my island too. I've never gotten a single villager
>> photo.
> |>> Just haven't really looked into how to get them.
>>
>> If you talk to them enough and give them gifts (I usually wrap up assessed fossils
>> and give those because they won't display them in their house) and do errands
> for
>> them, once in a while they will give you their photo in return instead of the
> usual
>> random clothing.
>>
>
> You get their photos by increasing your friendship levels with them. Someone figured
> out that the best way to achieve this was to give them gifts above a certain bell
> value. Giving them to coconuts (gift wrapped) is what I do. It's valuable enough,
> yet doesn't end up littering their homes or ruining their outfits.
>
>

I've found that iron wall lamps can sometimes speed up the process. Idk why but I heard that once and it's worked well for me ever since. It's not all I give them
But every so
Often you pass those around and the pictures start coming


Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#86)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I have Judy and Ankha as well. Let's see...Marshall, Sherb, Whitney, Shari and Skye.
> Don't remember the other three lol.

I just got Judy and Ankha recently (thanks Discord), I'm liking them so far. Both have really cool designs. My wife used to have Marshal but got rid of him, she said she didn't like his mean look lol I kind of want him but I also want Raymond. I don't really want 2 smug villagers, so I can't decide which one.
Scott
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10-Jun(#87)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I have Tabby, Drago, Mint, Twiggy, Ribbot, Claudia, Rilla, Lucy, Cookie and Nibbles
> (listed in order of how long they've been on my island).

I'm hoping to get Drago soon. I got Mint for my wife the other day. Mint is her favorite color, so she had been wanting her bad ever since she first learned of her. My son has Ribbot. I think the robot villagers are pretty cool. I'd like one myself, but 10 spots are so few when there are so many good villagers!
Scott
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10-Jun(#88)
3hitcombo wrote:
> I used to have Carrie! Ankha just moved out after having her for sooooo long!! Now

I thought I would like Carrie, but she's been pretty boring so far. I think I'm going to swap her out soon. I really like Ankha except for how she's frowning most of the time. I generally like the cute/happy characters more.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#89)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> BloodPuppetX wrote:
>> Yeah, Octavian is still on my island too. I've never gotten a single villager
> photo.
>> Just haven't really looked into how to get them.
>
> If you talk to them enough and give them gifts (I usually wrap up assessed fossils
> and give those because they won't display them in their house) and do errands for
> them, once in a while they will give you their photo in return instead of the usual
> random clothing.

More info: https://yuexr.github.io/acnh/friendship.html

My wife got her first villager photo last night, Moe. Now she wants one for all of her villagers lol
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#90)
citizen_zane wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> Which Villagers do yall have right now?
>
> Sprocket
> Knox
> Nana
> Melba
> Caroline
> Bruce
> Raymond
> Egbert
> Clay
> Maggie
>
> I kinda lucked out getting Raymond. Once somebody left, I decided to go island hopping
> in search of a new islander. He was on the very first one I visited!

What do you think of Raymond? Does he live up to the hype, or is the hype just due to him being the most rare?
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#91)
My list has changed since the last time I posted. I got rid of Cherry and got Coco!

Roald
Gonzo
Cole
Fauna
Judy
Ankha
Bill
Quillson
Coco
Carrie

I don't think I'm going to keep her permanently, but I wanted to at least have her live on my island for a little while since she has a very unique design. I'm having trouble deciding who I want to be in my final 10. I definitely want at least 1 of each personality type. Also, I want 10 unique animal species. That first part is easier, but there are so many animal species that I like, it's hard to narrow down to 10. I'm definitely keeping Roald. He was my first villager and definitely my favorite. I'm fairly certain I'll be keeping Gonzo as well. I love the Koalas, and while I don't really like the cranky personality type, he's actually pretty nice for a cranky villager. Beyond that, I'm really not sure, but I'll probably keep Cole, Fauna, and Judy as well.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jun(#92)
Scott wrote:
> What do you think of Raymond? Does he live up to the hype, or is the hype just due
> to him being the most rare?

He's just the most popular of the new villagers. The ones that are new to NH can't be brought on your island using an Amiibo. Otherwise, no villager is any more "rare" than the others. Judy and Sherb are also new to NH, and I found both on mystery islands. I'd only make about 10 trips or less whenever I needed a new villager.

Thanks to everyone for the info about photos. I don't know if I'll play enough again to get one, but now I know for when the next Animal Crossing game drops in 5 or 6 years lol.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jun(#93)
Oh, and I used to have Coco as well. I didn't like her design at all.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#94)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> What do you think of Raymond? Does he live up to the hype, or is the hype just
> due
>> to him being the most rare?
>
> He's just the most popular of the new villagers. The ones that are new to NH can't
> be brought on your island using an Amiibo. Otherwise, no villager is any more "rare"
> than the others. Judy and Sherb are also new to NH, and I found both on mystery islands.
> I'd only make about 10 trips or less whenever I needed a new villager.

Yeah, I know he's only "rare" in terms of you can't get him with an Amiibo. I didn't realize there were others that you couldn't get with an Amiibo though, I thought he was the only one.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jun(#95)
I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't made Amiibos for those new AC characters.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 10-Jun(#96)
I got back on today, and Chief and Punchy are my other two villagers. (Thought I kicked out Punchy for Sherb, but I guess that was Stitches.) Whitney said I haven't spoken to her in three months, so I guess I'm not getting her photo. (She's my favorite.)
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#97)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I got back on today, and Chief and Punchy are my other two villagers. (Thought I
> kicked out Punchy for Sherb, but I guess that was Stitches.) Whitney said I haven't
> spoken to her in three months, so I guess I'm not getting her photo. (She's my favorite.)

You don't lose points for not talking to them.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jun(#98)
Well, that's good. Now I just have to play the game more lol. I do need to get 500k bells so I can purchase that last storage upgrade. I just have random crap placed all over my island right now.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#99)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Well, that's good. Now I just have to play the game more lol. I do need to get 500k
> bells so I can purchase that last storage upgrade. I just have random crap placed
> all over my island right now.

I can give you 500k if you want. After several advantageous Discord trades, I have a ridiculous amount of money now.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jun(#100)
That would be cool. One of us would have to visit the other's island. You have to do that first and then you can just send stuff to their mailbox.
DragonmasterDX
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
10-Jun(#101)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't made Amiibos for those new AC characters.

Honestly I'm surprised they have not released a new set of cards exclusive to target.com with in store pick up only during work hours with a stock of 3 packs per store

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
15-Jun(#102)
Kinda bummed there was nothing about a new update for ACNH at E3. This is the type of game they should be supporting for years after release, like how EA does with The Sims.

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
15-Jun(#103)
I just checked my recycle bin and found a "Crewed Spaceship" item which can't be ordered through the catalog. I know Ruby had space themed furniture in her house before I kicked her out last week, I assume it came from her?
BloodPuppetX
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15-Jun(#104)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I just checked my recycle bin and found a "Crewed Spaceship" item which can't be
> ordered through the catalog. I know Ruby had space themed furniture in her house
> before I kicked her out last week, I assume it came from her?

It's a DIY recipe from Celeste:

https://animalcrossing.fandom.com/wiki/Crewed_spac...
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
16-Jun(#105)
That reminds me, I recently got the rocket from Celeste, so I finally made the giant robot! I put him on the beach, fighting the giant Godzilla-looking monster.

BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
17-Jun(#106)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Kinda bummed there was nothing about a new update for ACNH at E3. This is the type
> of game they should be supporting for years after release, like how EA does with
> The Sims.

Doug Bowser says there are still more plans for the game:

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/06/dont_wor...
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
5-Jul(#107)
Didn't know this was even in the works but they're popping up in stores now.
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KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 5-Jul(#108)
Collect 200 bells for passing go... that hotel upgrade? 2.3 million bells...
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
7-Jul(#109)
I hate that it's Monopoly that gets most of the cool theme designs. I just don't enjoy Monopoly at all, but would like to have an AC themed board game.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
7-Jul(#110)
Ha! I have a standard Monopoly, Nintendo, Zelda and DragonBall Z themed games. Damn Barnes and Noble clearance. I enjoy the game though.
SilverOwl
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Jul(#111)
This talk of game boards reminds me that my stepson used to talk all the time about this Halo themed RISK game. His fav board game is RISK and his fav gaming series is Halo. He went on about it for a few years. I wonder if I could find it and surprise him with it. But I wouldn't know the first thing about finding it tho.

SilverOwl
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Jul(#113)
KCPenguins wrote:
>
> This?

Nah, that doesn't look right, but what do I know. I think it was this one tho. https://www.ebay.com/itm/114840035030?chn=ps&norov...
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
18-Jul(#114)
3hitcombo
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9)
18-Jul(#115)
Yeah I finally tapped out to the everyday grind two weeks ago.....finally started getting stale

citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jul(#116)
I'm pretty much there as well. At this point, I'm only checking in every day to see who is visiting, especially at night. New recipes are virtually nonexistent, my island is pretty much how I want it, and new new items seem to be appearing in the shops. I'm about done with this, but it's been a good ride, but it could have been so much more though. Nintendo pulled the plug too soon.

KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
19-Jul(#117)
Doug Bowser said there will be "new and fun activities to engage in" just a month ago. That said I don't expect much. Probably the return of fireworks and a few new items in August.

I'm curious, how many hours does everyone have in?
BloodPuppetX
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19-Jul(#118)
I have over 450 hours, but most of that was last year. Barely played at all in 2021.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
19-Jul(#119)
I'm still going strong, but I started a year late. I've been time traveling to do all of the events that I missed. I have all of the holiday/event DIYs now, and most of the other DIYs except for a lot of flower wreaths/crowns which are really rare for some weird reason. I've saved up a ton of bells and NMTs, plus all of the various crafting resources (iron/gold nuggets, stone, clay, wood, bamboo, snowflakes, maple leaves etc). I also have every single type/color flower. I've collected all of the fossils for the museum. Soon I'm going to go after the rest of the fish and bugs that I need. As of yesterday, I'm completely re-doing my island, because the more I've played, the more I've realized how plain it is and that I could do much better. I don't mind all of the terraforming, but the biggest pain is moving houses around. I'll get there though. I'm excited for what the end product is going to look like, I'll definitely share it here once I'm finished.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
19-Jul(#120)
KCPenguins wrote:
> I'm curious, how many hours does everyone have in?

Main console: 1,085 hours
Secondary console: 225 hours

I bought the second console specifically for this game but after a couple of months I realized that unlike the 3DS game it is too tedious to manage more than one island on this game. I have a friend that bought a Switch just for ACNH and she's at 1,600 hours and her island is pretty damn incredible. Despite putting so many hours into the game on my main console, my island is absolute garbage. I know I've complained about this before, but I have too many flowers that prevent me from terraforming and if I were to attempt cleaning them up at this point, I'd probably go through 20 or so shovels due to them breaking (it sucks that you can't just run through flowers or pick them up normally anymore). I'm always trying to give away flowers to other players but because they're so easy to grow not many people take me up on the offer unless they are just starting out.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
19-Jul(#121)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> I'm curious, how many hours does everyone have in?
>
> Main console: 1,085 hours
> Secondary console: 225 hours

I'm around 460 hours, I think.

> I bought the second console specifically for this game but after a couple of months
> I realized that unlike the 3DS game it is too tedious to manage more than one island
> on this game.

I really hate the one island per console thing. It would be so cool if I could manage multiple islands, all with a shared inventory. Then I could play around with different themes I have ideas for.

> I have a friend that bought a Switch just for ACNH and she's at 1,600
> hours and her island is pretty damn incredible.

My wife got a Switch just for ACNH. It's her first AC game, and her first non-mobile video game she's played on her own (she'll play Mario Party and some other things with us here and there). She's only around 360 hours and her island is awesome. She didn't want to mess with terraforming, so she just used her default island without any changes. I'll post her dream code soon.

> Despite putting so many hours into
> the game on my main console, my island is absolute garbage.

I've felt the same way about mine lol. I'm excited about re-doing it though, it's really coming together nicely.

> I know I've complained
> about this before, but I have too many flowers that prevent me from terraforming
> and if I were to attempt cleaning them up at this point, I'd probably go through
> 20 or so shovels due to them breaking (it sucks that you can't just run through flowers
> or pick them up normally anymore). I'm always trying to give away flowers to other
> players but because they're so easy to grow not many people take me up on the offer
> unless they are just starting out.

Flowers are easily one of my most hated things in this game now. We desperately need a way to store them or something. If I were to give advice to a new player, one of the main things I would tell them is to wait as long as possible before starting to grow flowers.

I finally made a huge garden recently that has 3-4 of each species/color. The rest I've been selling/trading on Discord. It's taken a bit of effort, but I've managed to rack up some good stuff for them to make it worth it. Once I'm done terraforming and re-building my island, I have enough of each flower to just duplicate them for any extras I need.

Topic   Animal Crossing: New Horizons