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Hi friends! This post is for folks to share friend codes for the new mobile game from Nintendo, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Happy camping! List your game character name and your code. You can find your code in the More screen after you have finished the tutorial, by clicking Friends > Add Friend > Share Your ID > Copy ID.
posted by matildaben to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 AM (254 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Heck yeah! I'm 0400 0283 621 (a green-haired person named Claraphyll).
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:53 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Oh great! My id is 67585958343.
posted by Adridne at 9:01 AM on November 24


I’m Matildaben and my code is 99561194228.
posted by matildaben at 9:07 AM on November 24


Abigail! 14693950457
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 9:19 AM on November 24


I’m Slippy and my code is 99969357287.
posted by Stacey at 9:31 AM on November 24


Yay! Claudia, 58062370748
posted by cooker girl at 11:06 AM on November 24


Michael 63269359081
posted by one4themoment at 11:22 AM on November 24


Joel checking in - 34019317967
posted by Twicketface at 11:29 AM on November 24


I’m not sure this is the best way to advance in the game, but I’m three hammocks in to creating the Hammock District.

I’m Wrong Way: 8441 0278 712
posted by Room 641-A at 11:45 AM on November 24 [5 favorites]


befriend future fruit magnate Blort at 6378 7043 214
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:49 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]


I really want to play but I'm already too deep into Zelda and Mario and Stardew that I don't need another thing to keep track of, even if it is on my phone. Ugh, TOO MANY DAMN GAMES?!?!
posted by Fizz at 12:41 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


beem: 49384010877
I love this game and this thread and all of you.
posted by meemzi at 1:13 PM on November 24 [3 favorites]


I'm carrot: 9200 6857 223!
posted by damayanti at 1:28 PM on November 24


I am Alicia, 0606 5059 392!
posted by leesh at 2:07 PM on November 24


Yes, I was just going to ask the mods if I could make a post about this! I'm Skye, 10496028134!
posted by skycrashesdown at 2:39 PM on November 24


Fig: 7169 3389 498
posted by Fig at 2:52 PM on November 24


2448 6607 788!
posted by Tuba Toothpaste at 3:06 PM on November 24


I'm Brian, 9366 8141 374
posted by ckape at 3:06 PM on November 24


I'm Snacks, natch: 7847 5179 192
posted by Snacks at 3:17 PM on November 24


Come on Fizz... all the cool people are doing it. Also the natural people. And the cute people. And the sporty people.
posted by one4themoment at 3:22 PM on November 24 [31 favorites]


How do I get friend powder? I’ve been giving kudos left and right but I still don’t have any.
posted by matildaben at 4:15 PM on November 24


I'm Laurel, and I'm at 3278 3033 903!

I think I've been so thoroughly conditioned over 10+ years of Animal Crossing that the colors and typeface and sounds instantly relax me and make me happy. I'm OK with this.

I for one welcome our cute, cool, natural, sporty overlords. Even if they keep asking me for olive flounders.
posted by fiercecupcake at 4:33 PM on November 24 [5 favorites]


Just started.
I'm:
bgm
1611 1185 043
posted by chococat at 4:54 PM on November 24


Matildaben, first you get a friend and a coffee grinder, and then...
Ahem.
Have you checked it off as completed and then checked your mailbox?
posted by Adridne at 5:56 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Kim
4238 6091 968

(Never played animal crossing, not sure what I'm supposed to be doing)
posted by kimberussell at 6:05 PM on November 24


I am 3063 5698 920
posted by Lyn Never at 6:23 PM on November 24


Just a warning, the guys at the car lot may seem nice but they practice predatory lending techniques.
posted by roger ackroyd at 6:33 PM on November 24 [7 favorites]


I'm Belladonna - 4308 4527 928
posted by belladonna at 6:42 PM on November 24


I'm Natasha W - 79472976854
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:46 PM on November 24


Ah, I thought “complete” next to a goal was an adjective, not an imperative verb. I didn’t know I was supposed to tap the yellow buttons.
posted by matildaben at 6:50 PM on November 24


Same here, and then I had a huge list to click. This is a great bus/train game.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:54 PM on November 24


I have no idea what I'm doing so far but I am (unsurprisingly) jferg - 2309 4304 036.
posted by jferg at 6:54 PM on November 24


My wife says add her too, she's Amyzing - 45777872164
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:11 PM on November 24


Me tooooooo!
Hushlander - 73952114505
posted by itsamermaid at 7:37 PM on November 24


I am a Lex! 01564497843
posted by worstname at 7:44 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


78400617882. It's missing a lot of things from real Animal Crossing, but it's fun. I wish Apollo provided cotton. I love Apollo and don't want to ask him to vacate my campsite.
posted by asperity at 7:56 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


It's a little like Glitch but without the chat. Or the panda hat.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:06 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Yes! I am Ms.Rabbit 3944 6951 431
posted by boffin police at 8:20 PM on November 24


will this game compel me to spend real money because if so I foresee going broke so very quickly
posted by Hermione Granger at 8:45 PM on November 24


I'm Faye! 6163 6653 397
posted by Hermione Granger at 10:32 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


I’m minnowfish, and I can be reached at 2805 0082 799...
posted by heurtebise at 10:38 PM on November 24


Hi! I’m Arya. 81629810965
posted by joan_holloway at 11:41 PM on November 24


I’m Keladry; 28213018693
posted by epj at 12:02 AM on November 25


Hi I’m 86069239908.
posted by juv3nal at 12:15 AM on November 25


Just a warning, the guys at the car lot may seem nice but they practice predatory lending techniques.

You say that, but if zero interest and take-as-long-as-you-want-to-repay is predatory then plz hmu with all ur predatory lending.
posted by juv3nal at 12:18 AM on November 25 [8 favorites]


Morse, 3594 3883 827. I am overinvested in my friendship with Goldie.
posted by carbide at 12:33 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Ali, 61507282302
posted by charmedimsure at 1:01 AM on November 25


suzume, 75377759249
posted by emmling at 1:08 AM on November 25


My first Animal Crossing game. Kiki, 79368206117
posted by PussKillian at 5:25 AM on November 25


Yo, Animal Crossing. I know it's the middle of the night and yes, I'm obviously having a hard time sleeping because I'm playing Animal Crossing at 3am and talking to a cartoon bird.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:40 AM on November 25 [7 favorites]


Reposted from the AC post: My ID is 1718 6988 509, nickname Jo.
posted by amarynth at 6:53 AM on November 25


Hmm... We haven't met before, have we? I just started traveling around here, so I'm finding a lot of new faces! But now that I think about it, you do look pretty familiar... Wait. DID we already meet? OK! What a relief. My name's Hobnob and my ID is 68861704040.
posted by bcwinters at 7:16 AM on November 25 [5 favorites]


Fevvers, 79668513642
posted by featherboa at 7:42 AM on November 25


Yay!!! Nancy 5706 3369 288
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 7:48 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Well I just played the tambourine while a cat serenaded a terrarium full of bugs, so that's cool.
posted by skycrashesdown at 7:58 AM on November 25 [8 favorites]


Beware: I spent 250 tickets to craft KK Slider's chair, because I thought it was available to build for a limited time only. Noooooo.... it only WORKS for a limited time!

So I delayed my progress in the game immensely. On the other hand, Slider's strumming away in my campsite, and I can talk to him Any. Time. I. Want.

I regret nothing.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 8:08 AM on November 25 [7 favorites]


I just started this today! I'm Teekoo, ID 4768 1111 536.
posted by quarterinmyshoe at 8:41 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Question: once you buy the items needed to invite certain animals do you need to keep that furniture out forever to keep them coming back? Because I'm starting to look like a hoarder.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:55 AM on November 25 [2 favorites]


Nope, you just need to put it out once. And if you let the game do it automatically, you can have it revert back to your original layout immediately.
posted by asperity at 9:03 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


I've added everyone in this thread, but if you're just lurking, my name and ID are in my profile, under occupation. It seemed accurate enough.
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:05 AM on November 25


I am neilbert: 12779757593
posted by neilbert at 9:09 AM on November 25


kellek, 56229272447
posted by felix grundy at 9:32 AM on November 25


tutone, 8675309
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd at 9:53 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


well this is an excellent time to dive back into the almost creepy forcible cheery capitalism of animal crossing...ha, I (sorta) kid. Let's sit on each other's couches! I'll give you lots of fish!
I'm zobot! 51681911976
posted by zinful at 9:54 AM on November 25


I am Griselda, 78035477614
posted by to recite so charmingly at 10:07 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


I'm just cranky because there's no logical reason I want that pile of tyres except that Nook has sone sort of spell over me...
posted by zinful at 10:09 AM on November 25


BrashTech, 26172194405
posted by BrashTech at 11:01 AM on November 25


I love this series so much. I even have the New Leaf 3DS. I will be back shortly with my friend code.
-Amy
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:21 AM on November 25


8680 5724 762 Tell me what you need (msg on Metafilter), and I'll add it to my Market Box.
posted by Emera Gratia at 11:22 AM on November 25


63356837831

I don't know what I'm doing
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:01 PM on November 25


01408100754 AlexiaSky
posted by AlexiaSky at 1:44 PM on November 25


Does anyone else have the ability to craft clothes? It says it’s coming soon.
posted by matildaben at 2:36 PM on November 25


I keep getting gifts of 100 bells from people, which is awesome, but I can’t figure out how to send gifts back?
posted by skycrashesdown at 2:58 PM on November 25


I've assumed it's part of the kudos thing... because I haven't seen a way to send bells either
posted by one4themoment at 3:06 PM on November 25


Amy and her lovely campsite would love to see you!
5484 968 2036
posted by ApathyGirl at 3:13 PM on November 25


Oh no, there goes my productivity. bethnull 8922 8231 826
posted by bethnull at 3:59 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Have you been helping people at Shovelstrike Quarry? I thought that was where the bells were coming from.
posted by ckape at 4:07 PM on November 25 [2 favorites]


Firk, 3585 0865 723
posted by deludingmyself at 4:42 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


I'm Louise, 5727 2535 176. Yay!
posted by CheeseLouise at 4:56 PM on November 25


YO! I'm 8000 4459 567! add me!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 5:55 PM on November 25


I think the bells come from people who you help get into the quarry. I have not verified this, however.
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 6:14 PM on November 25


Oh, and my ID is in my profile. Para- I've friended pretty much everyone here , and have tons of squid to unload!
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 6:16 PM on November 25


Oh heck yes! I'm tinycat in the game, and my code is 8826 2898 290
posted by sarcasticah at 6:21 PM on November 25


Raccoona, 08526580415
posted by augustimagination at 6:30 PM on November 25


A, B, C

A Always
B Be
C Crafting

Always Be Crafting
posted by ckape at 6:41 PM on November 25 [6 favorites]


Njoh, 0409 8017 422! Just got started making my cute campsite :))
posted by coolname at 7:10 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


I realized too late that I should have named my character "Guy" and gone all in on flame-related decor. Ah well. I'm on as Dorian, and my code is 0948 9279 661. Now to add y'all...
posted by daikaisho at 8:53 PM on November 25 [2 favorites]


Danny: 9866 1836 317
😬
posted by danny the boy at 9:23 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Lola, 44698081033
posted by Mavri at 9:54 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


I (oddkin) have lotsa peaches but always seem to need cherries... 5890 8895 107. see you soon brosephines
posted by spamandkimchi at 9:09 AM on November 26 [4 favorites]


I like catching the fishies! I'm m~a : 2392 3422 899
posted by Mouse Army at 9:40 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]


I discovered at 10pm last night that this was available in the UK now. I didn't get any sleep. Did you know you can have a double-decker camper van? This is my life now.

Lucifer: 0069 8450 371
posted by citands at 9:45 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]


I discovered at 10pm last night that this was available in the UK now. I didn't get any sleep.

I got a text at 11pm last night that said "I CAN'T STOP PLAYING THIS GAME." I had just put the game down. That didn't last.

Also, game, please make up your mind. Are you worried that I'm up so late or worried that I'm up so early?
posted by Room 641-A at 9:50 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]


I have nothing to compare it to, but this feels like odd game to pick up as My First Animal Crossing Game. On the one hand, I'm still playing it, but... is there anything more complex than Emotional Labor For Your Animal Buddies? Because my actual dog keeps suggesting I should stop collecting virtual seashells and go for a walk.

Maybe it'd be more fun if I treated it as an open-this-up-occasionally-when-bored game. Hm.
posted by deludingmyself at 9:52 AM on November 26 [5 favorites]


Also maybe I'm just grumbly because I chose the more boyish model since it had my hairstyle and wasn't wearing a skirt, and now all my animal buds are calling me bro and apparently girls can get pants after all.

I shoudn't have to pay for pants
posted by deludingmyself at 9:56 AM on November 26 [5 favorites]


I picked the girly one, 'cause it had my hair, and I have yet to find pants and all those bros call me "brosephine," which seems just as lame.
posted by lauranesson at 9:59 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]


worstname, that camper is amazing!
posted by Mouse Army at 10:28 AM on November 26 [1 favorite]


Oh yay, please be my friend. I'm Beasley 3727 4869 379.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:30 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]


It’s totally new to me too, but I’m always up for a new way to avoid doing things.

Karo: 46998228904
posted by scrute at 10:31 AM on November 26


New to me too but so far it's adorable - I'm taigacat, 4425 5324 205.
posted by mireille at 10:55 AM on November 26


14871248399!!!
posted by Bistyfrass at 11:07 AM on November 26


Chrichris 97002790731
I have an argyle campervan. Argyle! Best. Game. Ever!
posted by Chrischris at 11:14 AM on November 26 [2 favorites]



I got a text at 11pm last night that said "I CAN'T STOP PLAYING THIS GAME." I had just put the game down. That didn't last.

I'm a helper!

So, what I want to know is when do I get access to the upper sections of the campgrounds? There's weeds to pull and flowers to arrange and it's starting to make me a little twitchy.
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:54 AM on November 26


Snogosh! 75831856490. I'm hoarding paper because I aspire to have fancier flooring.
posted by Vibrissa at 11:55 AM on November 26


Oh, I didn't realize we could go into other people's campers. You have a lot of dangerous looking chemicals in yours, worstname! I just bought cargo pants and a widescreen TV at the market, so I'm set for the weekend. :)
posted by quarterinmyshoe at 12:05 PM on November 26 [3 favorites]


I'm a helper!

More like an enabler!

You get the upper right quad when you reach level 10 I think (there's a sign there) but you can only put an amenity there. I haven't looked through all the options. It I want a pool and a space shuttle. Just like real life.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:09 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


all those bros call me "brosephine,"

Ahaha okay that that makes me feel better.
posted by deludingmyself at 12:24 PM on November 26 [2 favorites]


I'm number 3058 1602 535 (Eva)
posted by easternblot at 12:26 PM on November 26


I’m beandip 73769212895. Let’s be friends brosephine!
posted by beandip at 1:05 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


I'm Nac 2312 3180 091, and I'll be adding all y'all when I get home from work because I want those sweet sweet shovelstrike riches

picante!
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 1:41 PM on November 26 [2 favorites]


My code is in my profile! I will be adding everyone else here :)
posted by invokeuse at 2:00 PM on November 26


I’m 84721798507 (Nooza). Not sure why EL for my virtual animal friends is so addictive, but it is.
posted by bayleaf at 2:41 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


Uh-oh -- I just hit the limit of how many friends you can have, and now the game won't let me add any more. I guess the limit is 100 friends.
posted by sarcasticah at 3:24 PM on November 26 [2 favorites]


Honestly I'm more interested in checking out the campers than the camps. Campgrounds tend to get a bit chaotic because of all of the demands of the animals' conditional friendships, but campers can be set up just so.
posted by ckape at 5:30 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


I was promised cute animals and thus caved to peer pressure. ShinyAnna, 37087751681. I have no idea what is going on.
posted by ActionPopulated at 5:39 PM on November 26


UPDATE: Blort had a mental breakdown trying to choose between a carousel and a half-pipe and is on hiatus until his Metafilter holiday cards get sent.
posted by roger ackroyd at 6:23 PM on November 26 [2 favorites]


Also, there are now easter egg messages when you open closets. I guess that was added in the update, since I never got anything when I tried to use them before.
posted by ckape at 6:52 PM on November 26


K8t 70347851609
posted by k8t at 7:05 PM on November 26


Holborne 3174 0089 983.

I am adding everyone. It may take all night. Also I’m already freaking out that everyone will see my campsite and laugh and laugh at how terrible it looks.
posted by holborne at 7:31 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


I'm still not sure what I'm doing, but Tex just said I could read his FanFic and that he only lets special friends do that, so, um, good?
posted by jferg at 8:10 PM on November 26 [8 favorites]


I'm late to the party but I'm Saeil 9914 7223 084

Also I really cannot wait until my phone upgrade next month so the app doesn't lag on every little thing :(
posted by lesser weasel at 12:36 AM on November 27


WHAT POLITICS THREAD??
posted by Room 641-A at 7:26 AM on November 27 [4 favorites]


Jefe, 2833 5428 141
posted by DynamiteToast at 7:55 AM on November 27


Hello, this is my first animal crossing game :>

I'm Knight @ 3438 2918 615.
posted by chrono_rabbit at 8:20 AM on November 27


Two things I discovered that I didn't see mentioned anywhere:

1) to save room you can shake fruit trees and let the fruit stay on the ground. Even if you don't pick it up it will start the countdown clock. You do have to pick up the fruit if you want to shake the tree again, but you can otherwise keep that fruit on the ground instead of carrying it. You'll also always have fruit ripening.

2) if you put on a dress and then put on a pair of pants you'll be left with a cute white tank top that I haven't seen elsewhere.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:28 AM on November 27 [7 favorites]


It turns out there is some upper limit on friends, maybe a hundred? The game just abruptly gave me an error message when I tried to add one of the last four or so folks in my pending friend request list. Which, blarg, I can understand if they need to manage an upper limit on that stuff for whatever reason but there's zero signposting of this and I don't even know if I have any way of checking how many friends I currently have in my list other than manually counting.

Too many mefites, dang you!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:35 AM on November 27 [5 favorites]


blu 4561 4349 649
posted by mollyblu at 10:02 AM on November 27


1) to save room you can shake fruit trees and let the fruit stay on the ground. Even if you don't pick it up it will start the countdown clock. You do have to pick up the fruit if you want to shake the tree again, but you can otherwise keep that fruit on the ground instead of carrying it. You'll also always have fruit ripening.

^ This is an excellent pro-tip.

Also, sometimes if you shake trees that don't have fruit, bells will fall out!
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:16 AM on November 27 [5 favorites]


I’m so happy people found my camper of (very mild) terror! The 8yo who stole my phone / AC identity on Thursday did not get the Joke, so it had to be restored to its current glory. Also, I have thoughts:

* I am enjoying collecting fish and bugs and fruit for my pocket-universe critters.
*The multiplayer aspects have sooo much room for improvement. Buying from other’s market box is entirely too cumbersome. I understand the game wants to push you to using your leaf tickets, so you’ll buy more leaf tickets, but for a game of waiting and gentle social interactions like AC, I really want to buy my friend’s spare squid if they have one when I need one, but I don’t want to go visit all 95 friends to check if they have one each time— since the market box listing in the friends lift is possibly incomplete. I would love to be able to sort and filter my friends’ Market boxes, even based on type of contents— show me only market boxes with fish!
* oh man I want to be able to build friendship levels with the other rulers of pocket universes (erm, I mean, campsite managers). Why am I not rewarded for repeated kudos and shoveling help and box purchasing? Gimme levels! Assign me a favorite craft material shadow-me will gift to my friends/loving and loyal customers!
* I love the Very Grindy nature of AC games, but this one gives me a level. I have a level! I can’t show off my golden roses when my friends/market victims/ camper spies come to my camp site, but why not give me an honorific to indicate my Glorious Level Status?
posted by worstname at 10:45 AM on November 27 [7 favorites]


hey there, i had already scraped tumblr for people to add so my friend list is kinda full, but i'm gonna give you my deets and if you send me a friend request i'll make room for you okay?

deësse 69177938548

i'd never played an AC game before and it's grindier than i thought it would be but, so cute
posted by disso at 11:09 AM on November 27


3536 9161 824
I'm Tangosnail there, too.
Very new to this but enjoying the calm adorableness of it so much!
posted by tangosnail at 11:13 AM on November 27


I can't decide if investing in many animal friends or really focusing on a few is a better idea.
posted by k8t at 11:30 AM on November 27


You hit the level limits pretty quickly and the amenities to raise them take a while to build, so spreading out is best IMHO.
posted by tavella at 1:55 PM on November 27


This made me laugh. I have yet to come across anything as creative in the wild, but I am inspired now.
posted by Fig at 3:10 PM on November 27 [6 favorites]


I haven't run into much interesting myself, but I did see a picture somewhere of someone who did a wake by laying out a bed with lattices on three sides and a row of seats facing the open side.
posted by ckape at 4:40 PM on November 27 [2 favorites]


I have been trying to do a bit of a run-down aesthetic with half of my campground, with the stock camper seats, a bunch of barrels and the street set behind it.
posted by ckape at 4:49 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Someone who is probably a mefite (because almost all my game friends are mefites) had a camp that was just two rows of couches facing each other. The animals just sitting and staring at each other was creepy and made me laugh.
posted by Mavri at 5:31 PM on November 27 [4 favorites]


I'm volcanic, 3867 8547 283
Just started, and this is my first Animal Crossing aside from watching a friend play on the gamecube a million years ago.
posted by drinkyclown at 7:09 PM on November 27


The game wants me to update but there’s no updTe available so it just goes back to the ‘please update’ page. I suppose they’ll have a fix soon. (iOS)
posted by Room 641-A at 10:29 PM on November 27


I'm Mizufae ID# 6005 7511 332
Help me help the tiny dude shovel those giant rocks
posted by Mizu at 10:46 PM on November 27


The bug was fixed overnight, yay.

I wish items that were being crafted were greyed out, or had some other indication that they were in progress. I’ve already crafted two extra items by mistake. That may be the pot, but I’d be eternally grateful if the game could save me from myself.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:59 AM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Kyol ID# 4668 4604 678
posted by Kyol at 7:35 AM on November 28


I've been favorite-ing items that need to be crafted to invite new animals, and then removing the favorite tag before I craft. At one point I had two cheeseboards being crafted in 15 min of each other, but of course, you can never have too much cheese at the campsite!

I'm intrigued about the economics of the market box. Will it ultimately be a race to the bottom, or will we all decide to price-fix? I personally check the market boxes in my Kudos list before the general list, and typically pick the first person who has the item, disregarding the price.
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 7:54 AM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Y'all, I got inspired. To, uh, blow a whole bunch of those My Nintendo Rewards points on MORE STEEL so that I can build the campsite of my dreams.

I drew on Actual Camping Experience to build the campsite feature everyone really wants, and lots of it.

Strangely, they're all still waiting in line no matter how much capacity I add. And none of them ever seem to be washing their hands.
posted by asperity at 8:21 AM on November 28 [3 favorites]


Oh holy nuts, I had no idea you could use the Nintendo Rewards that way. Cotton ahoy !!!!!!
posted by leesh at 8:24 AM on November 28


asperity, I just came here to say how much I love your campsite! Seeing the animals all lined up to use the porta-potties is hilarious.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:29 AM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Thanks! It makes me giggle every time I look at it.
posted by asperity at 8:34 AM on November 28


Protip: you can shake empty trees (palm and the orchard trees), and at least once a day you'll get some extra bells!
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 9:02 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Grillwease, 3273 6570 498
posted by whuppy at 12:42 PM on November 28


Uh, guys? Anything you want to, uh, talk about?
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:25 PM on November 28 [4 favorites]


My market box has become a defacto museum. I put all my super rare fish and whatnot there since there's no other way to show off. I do pretty routinely check other people's market boxes, especially when I'm trying to find one random Pale Chub or Fruit Beetle to assuage some animal friend.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:34 PM on November 28


I've mostly been putting stuff in my market box to help other players, so it's usually at the minimum price. I've been surprised, though. I expected it to be a fruit-based economy, with maybe some market for the uncommons (the rares that are only 100). The fruit from the 3 kinds I don't have doubles of is the only thing I consistently run out of. However, my fruit has moved only slowly, and it's been fish and to a lesser degree insects that have sold consistently. And the two uncommons I tested have been sitting there untouched for days.
posted by tavella at 3:07 PM on November 28


I still haven't caught (or seen) any of the super rare in the wild, but that's what I've started doing with the snapper and black bass. Having a way to display your favorite things is another thing that reminds me of Glitch :(
posted by Room 641-A at 3:09 PM on November 28


I'm Orpiment, 4682 5424 797
posted by Secretariat at 5:47 PM on November 28


I think fish and insects sell because they're less reliable and for fish especially, it's harder to tell what you're getting before you catch it, so it can be kind of a pain in the butt if you're looking for something specific. Supply and demand have been fluctuating pretty wildly for me, too; a couple days ago I had more fruit beetles than I could imagine wanting, but today I bought every one I saw in a market box (I'm too impatient with loading screens to have looked in that many market boxes, though).

But yeah, I price things at the minimum in my market box; I like the feeling that I might be helping someone and I appreciate that interactions between players in this game pretty much have to be benign (so far, at least).
posted by Vibrissa at 6:18 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


I've been pricing mine at a minimum because I have so many bells I can't imagine needing the market box as a source of income. I've mostly been using my bells for crafting, and I am nowhere near having enough crafting materials to spend all my bells.
posted by Mavri at 6:42 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


I've seen someone who had a row of porta-potties with animals in front of each one tapping their toes. I also saw someone who had a hostel with 2 rows of 4 hammocks each, all occupied with snoring animals.

Does anyone think Shovelstrike Quarry is a bit of a scam? I find gold and silver and rubies and all I get is about $500 bells and one measly bottle of sporty essence, which in my calculation equates to about $50.
posted by matildaben at 10:07 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


Late to the thread, but I'm Arcticfox at 1425 0635 091.
posted by Harald74 at 11:31 PM on November 28


Okay y’all, at first I thought I was weird because I’m the only person running around barefoot, then I realized everyone else is wearing shoes and socks at the beach.

I caught a blowfish, a rainbow trout, and a big bug that looks like the horned one but isn’t. I put them in the marketplace as discussed above, but now I realize that eventually some animal will want them, and there’s no way to get them out. I hope these aren’t too rare, but there should really be a way to buy your stuff back, maybe at a discount.

I've seen someone who had a row of porta-potties with animals in front of each one tapping their toes. I also saw someone who had a hostel with 2 rows of 4 hammocks each, all occupied with snoring animals.

I can't be positive, but I bet the porta potties belong to aspirity, and i bet those hammocks are mine, over in the Hammock District. More hammocks are on the way.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:48 PM on November 28 [4 favorites]


Alexa @ 8858 0381 400.

Nothing creative yet. Hodgepodge of furniture which probably makes me look like one of the more permanent residents at the state park campground near mum's house in Arkansas. All I need is a bug zapper and a string of colored lights, and the impression would be complete. Well, and a small pile of Coors cans too.
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary at 2:45 AM on November 29 [5 favorites]


If you had some out of band communication with another player, they could buy your rare fish and sell it back to you.
posted by whuppy at 6:47 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty convinced that as you start to get in the higher levels, the game messes with the probability numbers for the variable commodities (fish and bugs). Today I had several outstanding requests for the green fruit beetle, and could barely catch one every time I revisited the island. Once I (finally!) filled the requests, the beetles were back with a vengeance. When I needed monarchs, there were way fewer monarchs. So if you're looking to help other players out, stocking some of the "more frequent" bugs/fish in large lots would be great. I was willing to pay top price for fruit bugs, but no one had them :c
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 7:07 AM on November 29 [5 favorites]


Yes, I had to dig deep in my friends list to find someone with Monarchs.

The good news is, I have a space shuttle under construction, and I should have my swimming pool by week's end. I did need to sidetrack with a cute tentto raises one max levels, though.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:12 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty convinced that as you start to get in the higher levels, the game messes with the probability numbers for the variable commodities

Yes. I had so many squid a few days ago that my market box was full of them, and then suddenly, no squid. And the fruit beetles went from 2-3 for each island visit to none.
posted by Mavri at 7:48 AM on November 29


I've been keeping a stack of 6 of the commons, and that's usually insulated me from most variability, but there are days when every damn animal wants three kinds of fruit and the trees are bare.

BTW, if you haven't realized this -- fruit on the ground doesn't despawn (though you can't shake the tree again until it's gone), so you can store 3 on the ground and 3 in the tree as well as your inventory.
posted by tavella at 8:50 AM on November 29


I feel like I'm really bad at this game, tbh. Do people have favorite pro tips in addition to the excellent "you can shake the trees and leave the fruit on the ground until you have room"?
posted by holborne at 9:31 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I have three to five of each common fish and bug in my market box most of the time (until someone buys them and I haven't restocked, I guess). I've been spending my leaf tickets on item space and market boxes, though. There's usually pears and cherries as well (those are my common fruit) and one each of the most common rares (red snapper, black bass, horned dynastid). So look for Blueberry pie. It's like having extra pocket space.
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:43 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Do people have favorite pro tips in addition to the excellent "you can shake the trees and leave the fruit on the ground until you have room"?

I know shells don't respawn very quickly, but you also don't seem to need many, so I'd recommend letting them pile up a bit too, and find out how few you can get away with carrying. The beach can hold at least ten of them for you.
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:51 AM on November 29


I'm just making a tasteful livingroom with a mix of antique and rustic and midcentury furniture, and a tasteful yard with lots of happy green plants and lots of places to rest and relax. Just like I would in real life if I had an unlimited furniture and plants budget.

Is there a game where you just plant plants and trees and they grow? I remember I used to play Zoo Tycoon which had a significant tree-planting element, but that was years ago. I've also played Viridi on my phone (you make bowls of succulent displays), but I got to the point where it became boring.
posted by matildaben at 10:20 AM on November 29


Is there a game where you just plant plants and trees and they grow?

I'm not sure if you have played the other AC titles, but that's a feature. In ACNL, you can not only plant trees (even more varieties than ACPC), but also flowers that you can hybridize (it's complicated, but I like it) and bushes that only bloom at the correct time of year.
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:04 AM on November 29


Oh, and bamboo! Which has its own rules!
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:04 AM on November 29


I've kept my main area consistently a conversation pit, with a table surrounded by many couches and chairs, but I've swapped out what is is in the back (currently a kitchenish area) and in the 'yard', which has been a stage, a cookout zone, and currently is a bedroom.

I'm somewhat annoyed you can't put rugs on both areas. There's room for them, but when you place a new one it always put it straddling the two areas and removing the rug that was on one side.
posted by tavella at 12:35 PM on November 29


As someone who lives in a tiny apartment I'm really having fun seeing what people are doing to their campers.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:48 PM on November 29


Hi, I'm late to the thread, but my name is Cromslor. 08478052265
posted by Rock Steady at 1:31 PM on November 29


holborne, the other not obvious one I've found is that when you invite an animal to your camp for the first time, all the animals at camp reset. So it's best to save the invites until after you do a round of talking to them for gifts, and filling any requests. Then you can go around again after the invite cinematic finishes.

Btw, the talking option resets about every hour, and it cycles at the same time for all animals, so once you talk to an animal you start the timer for the next reset for everyone there. So once you talk to one, hit them all.

Also, I find it useful to keep maxed-level animals in your camp, so that you aren't being asked for expensive resources when it isn't going to get you level bumps. They do sometimes still request items in camps, but not as often. But that's me, other people like to keep their lowest level animals in camp so they can get the small level hits every hour.

Also, if it hasn't been emphasized enough: always be building amenities, because they take forever and you'll end up with animals that can't progress.
posted by tavella at 2:21 PM on November 29 [6 favorites]


Also about amenities, to go from level one to level to you don't have to craft anything. Just go to the campsite and when you choose level 2 itwilljyst askvir the resources. Levels to three is crafted. Note, you can only build one amenity at a time, so if you're crafting one you'll need to wait until that's finished.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:29 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I seem to be limited by cotton, but I've found that Bud often provides a hit (heh) when I talk to him. Are other people just using leaf tickets to get out resource scarcity, or is there an untapped source of resources that I'm missing? I'm saving leaf tickets to get both of the special chairs, but I'm starting to think that's a suckers play if I'm not willing to pony up money.

Also, they don't introduce new characters after level 35ish :/
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 2:30 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I just walked past a monarch butterfly in real life and thought to myself "ooh I only have 2 right now, I should...." and then I realized I have been playing waaaay too much ACPC.
posted by spamandkimchi at 2:42 PM on November 29 [5 favorites]


I pretty much always have commons on hand, if you need.

ProTip: When fishing and catching bugs, you don't have to tap the "tap" button when it pops up - anywhere on the screen will do!
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:47 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Cugel - 81653886173
HMU
posted by history_denier at 3:12 PM on November 29


I seem to be limited by cotton, but I've found that Bud often provides a hit (heh) when I talk to him.
Me too. I'm cultivating the villagers who give cotton as their primary resource: Agnes, Bitty, Bud, Maggie, Rex, Roald, and Tex. Here's a sortable list of villagers and resources. It's still not enough, because I maxed out Tex getting enough cotton to lure Bud and Roald, and I'm going to need a lot more preserves to get Rex. I regret crafting the pizza for Ketchup. She's adorable, but her resource is steel and I have a ton of animals who give that. Spending the preserves on the cornstalks for Rex, Tad, and Charlise would have been a better plan. (As it is, I only have Jay for preserves, until I meet Angus.)

My other strategy is building an amenity that comes after the tent levels -- it takes 48 hours, so there is time to save up cotton for some more tent leveling by the time I get that crafting space back.
posted by Margalo Epps at 3:16 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Also, Kyle is wearing a pleather vest, not jacket, so just keep that in mind if you were thinking about spending calling cards and request tickets to level him up and get your own version of his clothing. Not that I would know anything about that...
posted by ckape at 3:23 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Spending the preserves on the cornstalks for Rex, Tad, and Charlise would have been a better plan. (As it is, I only have Jay for preserves, until I meet Angus.)

I ended up spending some of my free leaf tickets because I just wasn't getting preserves. Pizza ismup next.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:49 PM on November 29


Also, I find it useful to keep maxed-level animals in your camp, so that you aren't being asked for expensive resources when it isn't going to get you level bumps. They do sometimes still request items in camps, but not as often. But that's me, other people like to keep their lowest level animals in camp so they can get the small level hits every hour.

Or if you're really obsessive, keep the maxed out animals in camp until the animals move around, do your visits and deliveries, talk with all the animals in your camp, and then swap them out for the best ones (whatever material you're aiming for, or ones close to leveling). Then set a timer for one hour, talk to them all, repeat, and then before the next shift change, swap them all again. The timer should start from when they're swapped, not when you talk to them first. (And do talk to them first, because any swapping starts the hour timer before they'll talk to you again.) I find it's best to do the errands first, in case I want to pull an animal who is out camping, but if you swap and realize you snagged someone you could have done errands for, you can just swap them back and still do errands for them. I was happy to find that out after thinking I'd messed it all up. This is not a sustainable way of playing, but can work while you're feeling like playing all day.
posted by Margalo Epps at 5:54 PM on November 29 [6 favorites]


Oh, also, you know how the friend tab seems to always have a red exclamation point? Turns out that's only when you have kudos or a newly added friend that you haven't looked at yet. If someone wants help for the quarry, there will be no notification. You just have to scroll through the list keeping an eye out for the orange shovel over the time since they've logged in. Why isn't there a tab just for quarry requests? Why doesn't it notify you?
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:34 PM on November 29


I have to confess I've already deleted it off my phone. It was draining too much of my time and my battery. It's linked to my Nintendo account so my game is theoretically saved if I decide to come back, but I've realized that right now I just don't have the willpower to only check in a couple times a day during work and will instead play it compulsively. So sorry, Angus, someone else is going to have to get you that pear.
posted by skycrashesdown at 8:53 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


I was just given a candy cane! It's a crafting item so maybe you'll be able to make a Christmas tree. Or maybe a menorah!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:01 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


Oh, theres a bunch of new Xmas stuff to craft, too.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:06 AM on November 30


Grr. I need to point out that for 30 filled requests you can buy a pair of santa pants. But if you want a Santa skirt? That will be 70 filled requests. Not cool.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:30 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


Why can’t I get pants! I don’t want to wear a skirt camping. Able Sisters never seems to sell any, and clothes crafting is “Coming Soon.” I’ve seen some of you gals in distressed jeans so I know they’re out there.
posted by matildaben at 7:59 AM on November 30


You should be able to craft santa pants! I got the pleather pants pretty early on and then it took a while to get the jeans.

PS: I got the space shuttle and it's about as long as the surfboard.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:31 AM on November 30


I finally got explorer pants in the market, so I finally have non-skirt options. Not that I don't like my current outfit with skirt. But I like changing it up.
posted by tavella at 10:25 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


The distressed jeans are currently available in my game's marketplace thingie, I had not seen them before, so maybe they'll show up for you soon?
posted by leesh at 11:14 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


I got some awesome plaid shorts yesterday and the acid washed jeans are available in my marketplace today. Also, just FYI, I am hosting a pizza party in my camp! It's growing slowly as I collect crafting materials...
posted by tangosnail at 11:58 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


My kid and I are Silly Man 5483 1573 724
posted by jillithd at 12:22 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My ID is 2574 7326 927. I'm really enjoying the game so far! My best friend, who introduced me, has been playing since it launched in the Australian iTunes store so I had a lot of built up anticipation by the time I was able to start playing.

Room 641-A, I hear you on it not being cool that the santa skirt is quite a bit harder to get than the santa pants, I was so happy to finally get my first pair that I didn't even notice that discrepancy. I've been checking the Able Sisters' shop for pants, too, and haven't found any! It's not that I don't like skirts, but it's a bit frustrating that it's so hard to get pants if your character is female.
posted by photoelectric at 3:51 PM on November 30


I'm Tangle: 3406 3434 696
posted by gilrain at 6:04 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


I'm ob1quixote #8472 6401 110.

Some day I'm going to get to this game before bedtime, but not tonight.
posted by ob1quixote at 9:27 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


I got so tired waiting for trousers other than the acid wash jeans that I started wearing the dirndl and matching hat. I am now distressed by how much I like my ridiculous elf dirndl and hat.
posted by carbide at 3:09 AM on December 1 [4 favorites]


AHH MEEE. My name is ridiculous because I'm used to ACNL where you name your town so on ACPC I'm... Pizza Camp. 8362 6664 634
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:45 AM on December 1 [6 favorites]


I'm idontknow
4955 9394 185

My 3 year-old kid took over the character creation process and when I asked for a name that is what he said.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 11:41 AM on December 1 [2 favorites]


So a warning: if you have upgraded to modern camper and you buy any of the custom paint jobs, they will automatically turn your modern camper back into the older model without warning you, and, as far as I can tell you then have to buy modern camper *again* if you want to change it back. At least it was still showing up as costing 5K bells, I didn't actually try to buy it because I put in a complaint ticket instead.

Also, for the tidy-minded: the order of your inventory is set by when you went from 0 of an item to more than 0. So if you want all your rares down at the bottom, you can let a type of common go to 0 then go get more, and they will then appear at the start of the list. I did this because it was annoying me to have a couple of commons sitting at the bottom.
posted by tavella at 11:46 AM on December 1 [2 favorites]


Doh, so I guess I'm stuck with my confetti van until they fix the bug, or I want to shell out 5k bells. You can't convert back to the block colors on the regular camper either, as it appears that the stripes are all 5k. It doesn't consider the original color of the van to be a saved "custom paint job" :/
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 11:57 AM on December 1


I was super stoked to find climbing shoes in the shop (and I had already bought a toque/beanie and plaid shirt, so I was all set to CRUSH) but, like many of you, I want pants!
posted by invokeuse at 2:13 PM on December 1


I think the acid-washed jeans might be men's? I have jeans, but they're more like broken in jeans. I haven't seen acid washed for women, at least not yet. I think all clothes should be available to everyone.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:24 PM on December 1


Yeah, they keep posting repeats and hair bows. I have more shoes in this game than I have at home, and a skirt that I don't hate, but NO PANTS! I must keep missing the pants rotation
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 2:24 PM on December 1


I don't think the clothes are gendered other than the default leg coverings. My character is male but I still get offered skirts and dresses.
posted by ckape at 3:34 PM on December 1 [2 favorites]


OK! I finally got my campsite in a state where I feel like I won't be embarrassed if other people see it, so my ID is 0225 6117 307. Who wants to be my friend???
posted by Meow Face at 7:07 PM on December 1 [1 favorite]


Oh, also, my character's name is Sam, even though my name is not Sam. I just like the name.
posted by Meow Face at 7:10 PM on December 1


Ok I just got this and added a whole bunch of you. My character's name is Kate because I didn't realize that I was supposed to be creative XD

2190 3931 341
posted by quaking fajita at 11:18 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]


Sabrina 88717447952. I'm so delighted to find that other Mefites knows about my favorite game, Animal Crossing. :D
posted by starlybri at 2:40 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


I'm over my limit so if you've added me I'll add you back when I clear out some randoms.

I'm just four sporty essences away from a Level 1 swimming pool! I've also been building so many amenities that I've only had materials to craft three or four items the last few days.

Also, if you're using your marketplace as a display, be prepared for someone to buy your favorite. Someone bought my blowfish -- which is fine, and what the marketplace is for -- but I was surprisingly bummed about it.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:58 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


VERY late to this particular party, but: pipeski, 6667 0879 877
posted by pipeski at 5:12 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]


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Sorry so late, installed it and forgot to do this!
posted by deezil at 4:39 PM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Sure, come find me on there as well. Ryan, 8583 4396 708.

Now back to searching for squids...
posted by RyanAdams at 7:22 AM on December 7 [1 favorite]


Also late to the party: Mina, 2292 2935 848.
posted by alyxstarr at 10:43 AM on December 7 [1 favorite]


I can't wait for snow; if it follows the other games it should be Dec. 11th!
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:08 AM on December 7 [1 favorite]


I can't wait for snow; if it follows the other games it should be Dec. 11th!

Operation Get A Snowman has just bumped into higher gear!
posted by jillithd at 11:59 AM on December 7 [1 favorite]


My ID is 1033 4417 905.
Same name.
Glasses, blue hair, green checked shirt!
posted by crayciara at 3:00 PM on December 7 [1 favorite]


I wish there were more clothes and stuff to buy.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:06 PM on December 7 [2 favorites]


I can't wait till clothes crafting! I can't even think of what that's going to do. Maybe like the Pro designs? Or (oh please) letting us use ACNL or HHD QR codes?!
posted by fiercecupcake at 12:12 PM on December 8


I'm Ashley! 1785 6929 796
posted by woodvine at 12:40 PM on December 8 [2 favorites]


Anyone have any creations they've made recently and are proud of?

I'm personally really happy with my combination of a quiet comfy Christmas zone + a noisy band practice space, featuring some blissed out flamingos. And in the van, I'm running an illegal, unlicensed salon + dental office combo in the secret room upstairs. Sure, it might not be up to the standards of oppressive government regulations, but you won't find a cheaper place to get your hair set and a tooth pulled.
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary at 3:27 PM on December 8 [4 favorites]


Friend me! 7522 5301 255
posted by oomny at 5:00 PM on December 8 [1 favorite]


Mine place is really starting to come together. The front space is lined with tables and all the food and drinks, like a buffet. The second spot was full of hammocks but I ran out of room so I ditched them. Now I'm building it up with tiki torches, fire pits, and hanging out stuff. The front amenity is a Tree swing, which I love, and...I just finished my first level pool!! I'm super excited. Pool Party Phase II begins!

On the first level of the camper I have kitchen stuff in the far upper corner, and then a lattice divider to create a little kitchen. The rest is just tv and couches. But upstairs I want to put the medical bed, OR trays, and dental chair and see what horrors I can come up with for them.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:08 PM on December 8 [2 favorites]


Oh, and today I got the red track suit jacket so I paired them with the Santa pants! I need to get some sneakers though; I haven't bought shoes since I like being barefoot. It would be funny if they had tiny Kangols.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:10 PM on December 8 [1 favorite]


Half of my campsite is a little botanical garden, the other half is set up as a music venue (like you would find at a cool cafe, with mismatched couches and seats in town) for KK Slider to perform. I like it.
posted by Fig at 7:01 AM on December 9 [1 favorite]


For now I've just gone all-in on Christmas decorations.
posted by ckape at 8:06 AM on December 9


Right now mine is just empty with some plants, but my plan is to construct a big long table and then load it down with food. And a Christmas tree.
posted by quaking fajita at 9:49 AM on December 9 [1 favorite]


Does anyone else think Raddle is really creepy? I don’t want to have to build a surgical table and medical office in my campground, no thanks.
posted by matildaben at 10:05 AM on December 9 [2 favorites]


Raddle is SO CREEPY. The other day I gave him a bunch of fish and we roasted the fish on sticks around an open fire on the beach and then he held the fish and made the motions of eating it when clearly he was not eating it because of his enormous mask. Was he sucking the nutrients out through psychic osmosis?? Was he pretending to engage in "normal" activities in an attempt to blend in? What are his goals?? I will not be duped.
posted by Mizu at 2:36 PM on December 9 [5 favorites]


We should also talk about the back of Hopkins' head while were at it.
posted by ckape at 3:12 PM on December 9 [8 favorites]


ckape what's your theory? is he a squeeze toy come alive?

i started a hedge maze at my camp but then ran out of patience. i want something serene and impenetrable, with all my animal friends sitting as guards.
posted by spamandkimchi at 4:03 PM on December 9 [1 favorite]


Hopkins is a balloon (read his description) which just raises more questions.
posted by Mavri at 4:15 PM on December 9 [3 favorites]


load it down with food

There definitely needs to be more food.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:26 PM on December 9


On the other hand, I have a crush on butch dykey Charlise and I get a little tickled inside when she calls me a top-notch Turnip.
posted by matildaben at 4:42 PM on December 9


Dusk is really beautiful.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:41 PM on December 9


SNOW! :D :D
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 9:20 PM on December 10 [3 favorites]


Ok, now we’re getting offered leaf tickets for friending 20 people, but I’m already at the max. I wonder if it works if I unfriend someone and then re-friend them?
posted by matildaben at 10:08 PM on December 10


False alarm - the challenge gives you credit for the numbers you have already friended.
posted by matildaben at 10:13 PM on December 10 [3 favorites]


In the next update: gardening and clothes crafting.
posted by box at 6:17 AM on December 11 [4 favorites]


Gardening! Ooh.
posted by Secretariat at 8:55 AM on December 11


... Does this mean we'll have to weed?
posted by asperity at 10:44 AM on December 11


What really grinds my gears is when the animals request things from the place they are at! I get it if the animal at Lost Lure Creek wants a butterfly, but a pear? From the tree that is literally right next to their tent, and has pears on the tree and on the ground? Dude, pick it up your damn self and save your cotton.
posted by Fig at 11:13 AM on December 11 [4 favorites]


Warily excited for gardening and clothes crafting. Is it Animal Crossing Farmville now?
posted by jillithd at 11:46 AM on December 11


What really grinds my gears is when the animals request things from the place they are at!

I once was asked for a coconut, when we were standing next to a coconut tree. I literally did not have to move to pick it up and hand it over.
posted by tavella at 12:01 PM on December 11


Yeah, but... have we ever seen an animal bend forward? I know they can sit in chairs, and they bend from side to side doing calisthenics (or is that only players?) but what if their little hands/wings can't actually reach and pick up stuff off the ground?
posted by Secretariat at 12:21 PM on December 11 [1 favorite]


It could be sort of like the "who on earth buys pre-peeled oranges?!" and then someone mentions peripheral neuropathy or arthritis and you're all... oh, dang, unseen illness.

Am I a caretaker for these animals? What if I don't log in today? What if everyone forgets to log in??
posted by Secretariat at 12:25 PM on December 11 [3 favorites]


They can skateboard the half pipe pretty well.
posted by matildaben at 12:38 PM on December 11 [3 favorites]


Maybe they suffer from fruit-blindness?
posted by Secretariat at 12:54 PM on December 11 [2 favorites]


The cats in Neko Atsume just go to someone else’s phone if I ignore them, so I don’t worry about them. These animals are different though, they act independent but they crave reinforcement and are needy and demanding while simultaneously flattering and people-pleasing. I don’t have as much confidence in their independence and self-care skills as I do in the cats’.
posted by matildaben at 1:04 PM on December 11 [4 favorites]


The animals are lazy. And somewhat deranged. You can call them narcissistic and that would be correct. Delusional would also apply. But they're also genuinely affectionate, generous and occasionally selfless. They're the friend who shows up at your door drunk at 3 am needing a hug and a meal. But they're also the friend who never ever forgets your birthday and who pays gas money when you've been hauling them around for a while.

I always liked the characterization in Animal Crossing. Not exactly complicated characters, but there's a bit of depth.

And I think they'd survive on their own. They'd either set up a capitalist paradise, or a rigid soviet socialistic republic led by the iron grip of Isabelle, and her unblinking second-in-command: Cyrus.
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary at 1:20 PM on December 11 [5 favorites]


I did a xmas-free winter makeover that I'm pretty proud of. Thanks to everyone in this thread causing me to wake up to an already completed special event and like 80 leaf tickets, good job!

I'm very excited about the possibilities of flower gardening but also concerned that it's going to stress me out. Can they wither and die if I don't water them? What if I water them too much? See, villagers can clearly take care of their own basic needs without me. But I get all crouton-petty about plants and that's how I've killed multiple mint plants IRL and never managed a virtual plant sim in any capacity. Will my conviction to never spend real world currency on free to play games override my anxiety about digital plants??
posted by Mizu at 6:20 PM on December 11 [1 favorite]


Raddle just informed me that he likes to call midnight "feeding time". I am not sure I should invite him back to my camp.
posted by tavella at 11:22 PM on December 11 [1 favorite]


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