[ACNH] The great island reform – part 4

For some reason I have been procrastinating to write this post. I guess it kinda reflects the kind of position I am with the game itself too: I still have a few things I want to do but I can’t decide on how to do it so I keep postponing it and just stick to doing my dailies.

This isn’t even out of a sense of “This game is so great that I don’t want to end it so I keep postponing things”. It is an Animal Crossing game after all, it doesn’t have an end. It is more one of those situations where I am struggling to find an implementation to an idea that I find satisfying enough so I end up avoiding it completely. Well, maybe there is some burnout with the game too.

Anyway, enough self-analysis. This is how my island is looking right now.

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[ACNH] The great island reform – part 3

I’ve been procrastinating to make this post for a while. In part because I wanted to have something more to show and the other part because I’ve been kind of in a weird mood. It is hard to explain.

Anyway, not too long after I finished my last post of this series I unlocked the terraforming tool! The next few days were a bit of a mad, or madder than before, marathon through the game as I decide to do some really big changes to my cliffs.

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Some useful Animal Crossing: New Horizons sites

Frontpage of Nooks Guide

As I imagine it is with a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, I collected quite a few bookmarks related to the game. They range from useful sites to tweets with designs and QR codes and even island ideas.

I figured I might as well list some of these sites here. Most of these links were shared in Discord channels I hang in and a few I found out while googling. I hope it helps someone else and if you have a link to a good resource for this game, feel free to share in the comments below! 1

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[ACNH] The great island reform – Part 2

After I finished my last post about about all the things I’ve been moving around in my island the problem I was stuck with was what to do with my residents’ houses. At the time my idea was to put them all in some sort of residential area, all clustered together. But no matter how much I thought about it I just couldn’t come with a result that felt satisfying, even more so because there wasn’t an area large enough for 10 houses to be put together. Again, at least not in a way that would be satisfying to me.

I suppose I could wait to unlock the terraforming option then just change the island so I could have an area large enough for that. But I am not a patient person and I was already feeling very unhappy as it was with the looks of my island as it stood. Specially when I visited my friend’s islands or saw screenshots of the game in Twitter and saw how much better other people’s places looked.

Then I visited the island of one of my friends and the solution to my conundrum finally hit me!

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[ACNH] The great island reform – Part 1

One of my first mistakes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons was to just place buildings willy-nilly. I erroneously assumed that it would be just like in Animal Crossing: New Leaf where I don’t have any control where the residents build their houses.

So, when my first two residents were choosing the spots for their tents and they asked my thoughts about it I was all “Sure, whatever, build wherever you like it is not like my opinion will matter anyway!”. But even when I had to choose the placement of buildings like the museum I still made some mistakes. In this case I thought, for some reason, that the resident services tent would eventually turn into the Nook’s Cranny so I placed my museum in a spot that would probably be better for the shop.

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Games I’ve been playing – March 2020

This is one of those months where all my best plans went down the drain for several reasons. The first one being that I just found myself irritated and and tired for no apparent reason since the last week of February. This is something that happens to me from time to time and fortunately it seems to be gone for now.

The other reasons were the games that pretty much took all my free time this month and what little energy I had. I did try to play some other ones but every time I thought about it I just didn’t find myself with the energy, the interest or the time for it. So only four games really occupied my time during this month.

Hopefully April will be better since as my emotions and energy levels aren’t nearly as bad now.

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Animal Crossing everywhere!

By now pretty much everybody who uses the internet already knows that Animal Crossing: New Horizons released and it is a very popular game.

Myself I didn’t buy it immediately. In fact, I tried to resist the temptation. Not because I thought it would be a bad game in any way, it is just that I played Animal Crossing: New Leaf before and didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. So I was a bit wary that if I bought New Horizons it would be a repeat of that.

Still with so many people happily sharing their screenshots and experiences with the game the temptation was still there. So I did what I do in these occasions and decided to play New Leaf to see how I felt about the game’s core loop nowadays.

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