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Old 03-22-20, 11:43 AM
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Another thing that I found out today that I hadn't needed but maybe someone else will. When you go to buy stuff from Timmy he usually only has 2 items for sale each day but if you tab over you can buy all the tools with bells if you don't have the supplies to craft them.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

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I don't find it baffling. Otherwise anyone who visited an island could progress the story without the main player knowing. There is not really any other way for that to work. I find it baffling that you have to have a separate Switch to create another island.
I mean itís kind of the same thing. Two people canít really play their own game unless they have their own Switch. If we could each have our own Island on one Switch, that would work. If we could both advance progress on one island, that would also work. But if one player canít do anything (and I mean ANYTHING, I couldnít even get an axe or a vaulting pole after playing for two days), thatís an inherent flaw in the game ó especially because itís not stated anywhere in the opening of the game or on the box that is the case. It feels like a craven decision to push families into buying second consoles for their houses. I really hate it.
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I mean that's only happening because your daughter hasn't progressed the game. If you were going to be the main one playing then you would be the one that created the island.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

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I don't find it baffling. Otherwise anyone who visited an island could progress the story without the main player knowing. There is not really any other way for that to work. I find it baffling that you have to have a separate Switch to create another island.
I meant the one island per switch thing. I didn't think it was such a detriment. Until I saw how it impacted story progression, which makes sense but I don't see why they had to implement it that way. And it's not like you can buy two copies of the game to have your own island, like you could on the DS.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

I highly recommend for any of you who never really played Animal Crossing before to watch or read one or two of those IGN or Polygon tip guides for stuff to do each day.
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Day 3 has been awesome. I'm up to 19 different fish found & 17 bugs. I paid off my first house loan and Tom Nook will have an even bigger house built for me tomorrow. I also run into a ghost on the island today which was cool I won't spoil what happens when you talk to them.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Yeah, those guides have been helpful.
I'm catching up now that I've got most of the basics sorted out. I think my biggest mistake was eating fruit and then breaking the rocks. They don't seem to respawn when you do that so now when I need clay, stones, and iron, I'm going to need to go to the rocks further out in my island and/or take a trip to grind for resources. I buried a stone so we'll see if that spawns a rock. Not likely.
On my island, the actual museum and shop should be up and running tomorrow. Same for my bigger house (already got the tent and small house, paid those off, and took out a loan for the bigger house). On my various trips to other islands, I invited three characters back to mine. I've chopped a ton of wood and bamboo. Caught and sold countless fish and bugs. Even managed to catch a tarantula after getting bit by three or four of them.
I'm not too fond of the fact that my daughter had to put her character on my island, because it seems like it'll be much more difficult for her to progress if I'm not leaving stuff behind for her on a regular basis. Would have preferred if she could just have her own island entirely, but maybe we'll find a groove that works for both of us.

Anyway, I'm glad I got this. I wasn't sure it'd be up my alley at all, but it seems like just the right kind of game to fill my spare time for now.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

The rocks will grow back it's just only one respawns per day and it'll be in a different spot.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Here's a tip I discovered which is regards to eating fruit. When you eat a fruit, you get kind of a power up. Which means, you can literally lift whole trees out of the ground with your shovel. That's right, I was able to lift whole coconut trees out of the dirt. They don't stack, so they take up a slot in your inventory, but I was literally able to move a whole tree, fruit attached, to my own island. You're then able to plant immediately a full grown tree with fruit already attached to it on your own island. If you want to skip the growing periods for trees from fruits, this is a great new feature. You'll see your fruit eating has a counter up top.

Careful though, because if you eat fruit and then hit a rock with a shovel, you will shatter that rock. Rocks on your island grow back, but it kind of sucks that you won't get to hit it 8 times first.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Iím loving this game. Played the original on GameCube, and am glad to return to the series (not counting the phone app which I barely played).

Paid through for my first home upgrade, and got a second room on the house. Thereís a ton to do, especially with having more time to play these days.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

I accidentally chopped down a tree on my island. How long does it take to grow back from a stump?

I'm two specimens away from getting Blathers squared away. Wanted to get them yesterday but just couldn't find two more bugs/fish that I didn't have already. I spent the majority of my day yesterday chopping and shaking trees to get branches for tools and wood for the shop.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

I don't think trees regrow from stumps. Keep it as is for bugs to land on or dig it up to remove completely. You can buy new tree seedlings to plant.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

I was a little disappointed that my sturdy axe still broke, I wonder if there's a further upgrade for permanent tools.
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I don't think trees regrow from stumps. Keep it as is for bugs to land on or dig it up to remove completely. You can buy new tree seedlings to plant.
Ah okay, good to know. I've already planted several trees so I think that'll help. I upgraded my ax thinking that I'd be able to farm for wood without my tools breaking as much, but I ended up chopping the entire tree down instead.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Yeah, for the purpose of gathering wood, I still prefer the stone axe, so I donít accidentally chop something down.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

Raining in my town today, so I caught the coelacanth!

Friend code for those with Nintendo Online and want to visit islands: SW-5965-4830-0210.
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I accidentally chopped down a tree on my island. How long does it take to grow back from a stump?

I'm two specimens away from getting Blathers squared away. Wanted to get them yesterday but just couldn't find two more bugs/fish that I didn't have already. I spent the majority of my day yesterday chopping and shaking trees to get branches for tools and wood for the shop.
Catching fish/bugs is kind of like Pokemon in that sometimes you'll catch rarer creatures. Even on your own island you should find at least 15 different bugs and 15 different fish. I recommend just keep sweeping the island and fishing in every spot you see both in freshwater and saltwater.
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I have caught over 20 different varieties of each so far, and I think over 30 are currently available depending on time of day, weather conditions, area to fish (sea, pond, river, upper river, mouth of river). There are new fish this time around, so I'm waiting for accurate guides for fishing and bug hunting to come around.
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If you want to really boost your museum, find a friend who's playing southern hemisphere.
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So how do the "limited" things work?

I assume if you're playing on the same switch, you only get four fossils total and you can only hit rocks once a day total for all players.

If you invite someone over, can they take your rock hit for the day? I assume they can take your fossils.
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In previous games, yes visitors could take your rock hits, catch your fossils, etc. Before inviting people find your fossils and do your hunting, or have the agreement that they won't farm your resources.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

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If you invite someone over, can they take your rock hit for the day? I assume they can take your fossils.
If you invite someone over, by default they canít even pull out their shovel or axe unless you designate them as a best friend.

Iím not sure if by doing so that allows them to openly chop stuff down, so Iím wondering about that.
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If you invite someone over, by default they canít even pull out their shovel or axe unless you designate them as a best friend.

Iím not sure if by doing so that allows them to openly chop stuff down, so Iím wondering about that.
Ah, that's actually a pretty cool feature. I guess the worst they can do is trample all over your flowers, then.

The only one that's visited so far is my daughter from her switch, and she's on best friend mode so she planted some trees of her island's fruit. I didn't realize there was a restriction for not being best friends.

Also, I said before no local play if you're sharing a digital game, but if both of you have nintendo online there is online play. This goes with how digital sharing has worked, local play never works for some reason.
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Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3/20/20: Switch)

The player's guide has been pushed back from 4/9 to 5/1.
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The player's guide has been pushed back from 4/9 to 5/1.
I ordered from amazon, so maybe June, then?

Oh well, I wanted it more as a collector thing for my daughter than an actual guide, so I guess that's ok.

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