Animal Crossing: New Horizons Page 195

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  • askew 31 Dec 2020 19:05:50 22,605 posts
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    Phew! And hopefully the lights in the trees… I want that Christmas tree to finish off my log cabin aesthetic.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jan 2021 14:02:42 6,835 posts
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    I'm really getting back into this lately. I'd put it down way back in September, due to what felt like a lack of progress, but the game seems to have opened up again. I'm getting new DIY recipes, I'm feeling more inspired in regards to terraforming, etc..

    My only issue now is in myself. I want to do so much terraforming each time I go on and then when I next log in, I'm undoing the work I did before simply because I've changed my mind. I need to learn to dial things back and just make small incremental changes to my island, so I can savour the rest of the game.

    I still wish the townsfolk had more to say, though. Just like with New Leaf, they're pretty limited, personality-wise, and their letters are complete waffle. It kinda makes the villagers seem a little hollow.
  • Thingy 12 Jan 2021 19:16:25 7,798 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 I'm still playing each day. December was great for new furniture sets. Leif has finally shown up in my plaza today so I've gone round and replaced all the bushes with the latest flowering ones.

    I'm with you wrt the villagers. It's nice to have them wandering around but there's little incentive to talk with them once their photo is acquired.

    Been doing quite a bit of terraforming myself over the past few weeks. Dream address is 3967-6716-0329 if you fancy a mooch around.
  • Jono62 12 Jan 2021 19:19:32 26,345 posts
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    Are your villagers still rude?
  • Thingy 12 Jan 2021 21:10:11 7,798 posts
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    More a mixture of Viz humour and nihilism these days.
  • DangerousDave_87 13 Jan 2021 15:54:21 6,835 posts
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    @Thingy Yeah. I'll come have a nosey. For whatever reason, I'm still enamoured by the aesthetic of the older games, so I'm trying to keep my island layout quite simple, but it's nuts looking at some of these highly detailed towns. Some folk must have clocked thousands of hours already. They've put so much work into them.
  • rock27gr 13 Jan 2021 16:02:05 6,436 posts
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    Thingy wrote:
    @DangerousDave_87 I'm still playing each day. December was great for new furniture sets. Leif has finally shown up in my plaza today so I've gone round and replaced all the bushes with the latest flowering ones.

    I'm with you wrt the villagers. It's nice to have them wandering around but there's little incentive to talk with them once their photo is acquired.

    Been doing quite a bit of terraforming myself over the past few weeks. Dream address is 3967-6716-0329 if you fancy a mooch around.
    What fo you mean photo acquired?!
  • ghearoid 13 Jan 2021 16:38:05 3,677 posts
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    @rock27gr

    If you give gifts to your residents their friendship level increases and they give you their photograph. Higher friendship levels also unlocks more dialogue variety.
  • DangerousDave_87 13 Jan 2021 18:05:55 6,835 posts
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    It's been a staple mechanic since the series started. The picture can be placed in your house as furniture and is pretty much an achievement for maximising your friendship with a particular resident.

    Some crazy folk try to obtain them all.
  • Thingy 13 Jan 2021 18:14:28 7,798 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    @Thingy Some folk must have clocked thousands of hours already. They've put so much work into them.
    Holds up hand...

    I still think New Leaf is a better game. I played that every day for about 4 years. Mostly in hospital waiting rooms and wards though so that may have coloured my judgement on it. Once hospitals were no longer a thing, I put the game down.
  • boo 13 Jan 2021 23:09:10 13,653 posts
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    Mrs Boo and I are trying to get the villagers' photos. We speak to them multiple times, shower them with gifts, write them letters...

    So far, one photo, and I don't think that we treated that particular individual any differently than the others.

    Seems a bit random sometimes...
  • askew 13 Jan 2021 23:23:54 22,605 posts
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    Yeah, the only I've acquired was that of Jingle. I even give them gifts of wrapped fruit every so often and still nothing.
  • Thingy 14 Jan 2021 00:28:42 7,798 posts
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    To get the photo in return for a gift, I think the gift has to be worth more than a certain value, and is still a bit random.

    I stumbled on this when I noticed I only seemed to get the photo when I gifted them high value bugs/fish (those blue butterflies would probably work currently) whereas fruit/iron/sea bass/clothing etc never worked. I switched to crafted high value items when I noticed.

    Another really obscure game mechanic.
  • ghearoid 14 Jan 2021 07:57:01 3,677 posts
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    Here's how I get every resident's photo - wrap three pumpkins (any colour) or three foreign fruit fruit daily and gift the newbie. I usually get the photo within a couple of weeks.

    It won't affect their interiors and I've found it very reliable and low effort.
  • askew 14 Jan 2021 08:26:10 22,605 posts
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    Daily! Needy buggers.
  • rock27gr 14 Jan 2021 22:24:31 6,436 posts
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    Wow! First time I hear of this and I've been playing Animal Crossing since the Cube days!
  • Gl3n Moderator 14 Jan 2021 22:55:51 6,841 posts
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    I play a few times a week after missing the summer months.

    I must say, thus is still a fantastically soothing, warm, gentle experience of a game.

    Its my birthday today and I thought I'd check it out, I have to confess to finding the villagers' surprise party rather sweet and enjoyable.

    My island is still a total mess though, flowers, furniture, I can't even be bothered to properly kit out my house.

    Edited by Gl3n at 08:20:02 15-01-2021
  • askew 15 Jan 2021 08:11:54 22,605 posts
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    Happy birthday Glen with a three!
  • DangerousDave_87 16 Jan 2021 15:49:22 6,835 posts
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    @Thingy Forgot to mention I visited your island dream thing. Man, it's packed! The frame rate was struggling the whole time! Haha.

    Very impressive though. I dont think I could ever replicate something like that. I'm way too indecisive. I'm still struggling with fences for my villagers and I'm not a big fan of the path system. It's too rigid.
  • Tomo 16 Jan 2021 15:52:43 18,829 posts
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    My problem was that I'd filled the island with cool stuff and could've made more cool stuff, but didn't want to knock down all the things I'd spent so long constructing. So I just stopped playing. Would happily pay Nook the Crook a fortune to expand the island.
  • Thingy 17 Jan 2021 11:53:54 7,798 posts
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    Heh, yeah I'm pretty much constantly tearing down and remaking areas of the island. The frame rate is awful, in one of the updates they 'fixed' the huge amounts of pop-in by slowing the game down.

    I used the in-game path system for a while but agree it's too rigid. I ended up tearing them all out and making my own, which I like a whole lot better. I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th iteration of those now. The Custom Designs tool is fantastic, I can easily spend a couple of hours at a time just faffing around with it.

    Lately I've become a fan of placing trees on diagonal cliff edges, so have been going around the island putting them everywhere.
  • boo 17 Jan 2021 12:28:21 13,653 posts
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    We started visting random dream islands, and we were staggered by the amount of stuff that people have. It's like they need to fill every square inch with paths, fences or just piles of stuff. Some places are almost impossible to navigate because they're so crowded. We've just got the residents houses, the standard buildings, plus trees and flowers and that's it.

    Each to their own, I guess, but I like an island to look like an island, not something from "Help! I'm a compulsive hoarder!"

    /shushes Mrs Boo when she looks pointedly at the loft
  • DangerousDave_87 17 Jan 2021 12:47:19 6,835 posts
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    It's all taste, really. I'm trying to fill up my island, but at the same time keep the aesthetic of the previous few games. I want loads of open space, but also detail near the houses shops and museum.

    I think I spent 20 minutes just arranging a path, a vending machine, a telegraph pole and a bin by my Nook's shop the other day.
  • DangerousDave_87 18 Jan 2021 13:23:26 6,835 posts
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    If anyone else wants to share their dream addresses, go for it. I enjoy nosing about and stealing folks ideas. :D
  • Jono62 18 Jan 2021 13:39:04 26,345 posts
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    Here's mine:

    https://twitter.com/jono62/status/1288834892793556996?s=19
  • DangerousDave_87 18 Jan 2021 22:37:28 6,835 posts
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    @Jono62 Nice town! My girlfriend has done something similar in that she put all her neighbours together too. It looks very tidy.

    I did get abuse from at least two of your villagers though. Haha.
  • Jono62 18 Jan 2021 22:50:12 26,345 posts
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    Haha, yeah they are very rude.

    Haven't been on in ages and will start again if I do.
  • DangerousDave_87 18 Jan 2021 23:12:41 6,835 posts
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    Yeah. I think I did that 3 or 4 times with New Leaf. I think I'm going to try and get all the bugs and fish this time around though.

    Saying that, I do love a completely fresh town/island layout. Even with all the terraforming tools, I'm always unhappy with my layouts. Always.
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