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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:25 pm

For anyone on the fence about this, I will say that this time around the Stardew Valley/Harvest Moon comparisons feel a bit closer than with past AC titles. Nook Miles illustrate just how much there is that you can go and do, and the progression that's linked to them (getting your first house, upgrading your tools, new crafting recipes, etc.) gives quite an incentive to go out and do something. If you're the type who likes having goals to reach for, you might like New Horizons more than earlier games in the series.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Jill (?) » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:45 am

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I suppose exchanging fruits isn't quite as necessary as it used to be since you can pretty easily travel to random islands now, but I've saved some to share if anyone wants to visit.
i've been to like 10 mystery islands by now and the only primary fruit i've ever seen is cherries, my native fruit :-I

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Jill (?) » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 am

well, i confirmed that it does happen


it's just not very reliable, since it appears a majority of mystery islands use one of the common layouts that have 4 coconut trees and maybe 4-6 trees with your native fruit. in total it seems like around 3/4 of the mystery islands i've been to were of that variety, and this pear island is only one of the four uncommon rolls i've gotten so far. (the other three involved purple and pink mums around a pond, a central plateau with 6 or 7 rocks on it, and a bamboo forest)

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:02 pm

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i've been to like 10 mystery islands by now and the only primary fruit i've ever seen is cherries, my native fruit :-I
My native fruit is apples if you wanna do a trade. I could use some cherries.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:48 pm

Turnip sales should begin for us tomorrow. Remember to get up in the morning, since Joan always left by noon and I expect her replacement will do the same. Once you have the shop open, check in for the turnip prices, which'll change in the morning and the afternoon. These vary from town to town, so if you get a high price, be sure to let your friends know!
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Octavia (?) » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:00 am

Turnips are 101 bells for me, so I'm not gonna buy em here.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Jill (?) » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 am

daisy was selling them at 94 bells here so i went ahead and bought 4100 :-I

bear in mind that you can't store them for some dumb reason so you may just need to use floor space

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:40 pm

Something I just spotted in the footage I've seen: As the ground-cylinder rolls around as you walk north and south, rows of grass blades appear and disappear at the top edge to make it look just a bit less flat.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:18 am



Tarantulas REALLY don't like my partner. :gotcha:
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Jill (?) » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 am

my turnip price is 608 bells right now but i don't think anyone is awake :v:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:49 am

I'll try to keep everyone updated on the daily price of my turnips in this thread.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Octavia (?) » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:40 am

8am turnip prices: 47 bells :-I

12pm turnip prices: 43 bells :negative:
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm

The Animal Crossing thread on SA is a good place to check for high turnip prices. A lot of people there open their islands with a Dodo Code, so you can hop in with that (after trying again and again to get in), and so many people will be coming that the host is unlikely to notice even if you are a pubbie.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:50 am

Clay is moving out of my island tomorrow. I assume that you can still convince villagers to come join you if you talk to them on their moving day, so if anyone wants him, let me know somehow and I'll open up for you tomorrow.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Pocket (?) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:09 pm

So is it true that your starting villagers will always be a jock and an uchi? That's been going around, and it's been true of everyone I've seen play the game so far, but that's a really weird thing to do.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:24 pm



CJ and Flick are in love and this is my headcanon now. :twiright:
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

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So is it true that your starting villagers will always be a jock and an uchi? That's been going around, and it's been true of everyone I've seen play the game so far, but that's a really weird thing to do.
Yes. Tom Nook later suggests that those two types are about the only sorts who were willing to go camping on a deserted island, in a tent and all.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

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So is it true that your starting villagers will always be a jock and an uchi? That's been going around, and it's been true of everyone I've seen play the game so far, but that's a really weird thing to do.
Uchi's the best personality so that's why

and Bill's a jock and a cute duck so that's why * 2
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Octavia (?) » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:31 pm

I think Lazy is my favorite personality. My favorite neighbor in New Leaf was Elmer and my favorite in New Horizons is Cole. Both are lazy personalities.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by The Doctor (?) » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:49 am

Found a fancy bird on a nook miles ticket and invited her to the village.

https://animalcrossing.fandom.com/wiki/Celia

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I am not at 10 villagers, and can start being mean to the villagers I want to leave.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:44 pm

In case anyone wonders about all the patches we've been getting lately, Nintendo publishes the patch notes on a somewhat buried support article. Most of them have been hotfixes for the worst bugs and exploits, but today's patch nerfed the egg spawn rate to where you can actually reasonably get iron and wood again. It says there'll be lots of eggs again on Bunny Day, though.
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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Pocket (?) » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:01 pm

I love that the passport lets you describe yourself as "[thing] Trash". Nintendo's really up with the times. Sadly there aren't a lot of first-part options that pair well with it, although Vinny calling himself "Internet Trash" was a good one.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Jill (?) » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:35 am

gonna drop some useful links here where they won't be as buried

Turnip Prophet - as you probably know, turnips follow a certain pattern each week. input as many of your turnip values as you can into this tool and it will narrow down the the range of possibilities you can expect to see later in the week

Ninji's Mystery Tour Islands Guide - this is just a list of all the possible mystery islands, including their chance to appear along with any special properties they have. bear in mind that some of these have seasonal or time-of-day requirements that aren't listed, but are easy to guess. for instance, "fins island" will only appear while you are in a month that can spawn finned fish, and tarantula island will only show up at night during months that have tarantulas

Flower Genetics Guide - flowers in AC have never been a simple matter of mixing two colors, although in most cases that simplistic understanding is enough to foster results over so many days. this guide delves into the actual mechanic of flower genes while also still maintaining a simplified list of the combinations that work. in the end, the only particularly difficult flower to make is the blue rose; the rest require at most a modest effort to keep two genes of the same color separated based on where they came from

i'll also just sum up the rumors that have been debunked thus far:
  • money trees do not follow a discernable pattern. datamines have confirmed that you have a 30% chance of tripling any amount above 10,000 and a 70% chance of being capped at 30,000. i already did the math to determine that unless you are super lucky, planting the no-risk 10,000 every time results in statistically higher gains: it's a guaranteed 7.3m in profit per yer as opposed to an average profit of 4m or so
  • being mean to villagers does not make them more likely to move out. the specifics of how villagers choose to move out have yet to be determined, but what is largely agreed upon is that abusing them never works, and interacting with them in general is what can prevent them from ever wanting to move out. it is assumed that as with flower breeding, this mechanic works much like it did in ACNL, which would suggest that the safest way to guarantee a villager eventually wants to move out is to fence off their house and never interact with them until you see them enter "thinking mode". this does not guarantee they are thinking about moving out, but if it turns out they're not, just continue isolating and ignoring them until next time
  • mystery island appearance rates cannot be manipulated. Ninji's datamining (see above guide) determines that the odds for each island are pretty much set in stone and do not change just because Orville was blushing when you talked to him or anything else

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun May 24, 2020 1:06 am

There is some kind of beetle that appears randomly when I chop down a cedar tree. It always flies away before I can catch it, no matter how stealthily I creep up on it. :flipout: It’s the only bug I’ve had trouble catching so far.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu May 28, 2020 8:08 am

Update: caught a violin beetle and a jewel beetle on cedar stumps last night. Also, I caught a coelacanth. :smug: It was totally worth burning a Nook Miles Ticket.

My fave villager moved out, but Peanut is moving in. I’ve had her before so I think she’ll be okay? Maybe?

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:44 am

The new patch fixed things so I finally had my first-ever full-on meteor shower! :yay:

But Gulliver showed up again and he was not a pirate, which is what the trailer for the new patch led me to expect. :ponder:

At least I can still cross bridges on my island for the time being. Hope they fix that soon for people.

Swimming should have been in from the start, but I still enjoy it. AC swimming is a nice way to chill and listen to some relaxing tunes when things are stressful.

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Re: Let's play some god damn animal crossing

Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:45 am

I have put 200 hours into this confounding game, beating out Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears for “most time I ever spent in a video game”

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