ACNL 2014 Challenge — March 2014!

Basically, I’m really terrible at remembering to keep up-to-date with games like AC. I go through a period of about 3 months where I play the game solidly, spending copious amounts of time each day on the game. But then, as if by magic, I’ve forgotten all about my pretty much perfect town and have moved on to something new…

So, as my one New Year’s Resolution, I’ve decided to attempt to play the game every single day for a whole year, starting on 1st January 2014, and ending 31st December 2014. I was given an EU 3DS XL as a Christmas gift and got myself a copy of ACNL to begin my journey.

This isn’t my first foray into the world of ACNL, I’d previously played the Japanese version and you can read about my exploits in Inuno Town, here.

ACNL 2014 Challenge:

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Town: Timber.

Mayor: Rinoa.

note: Yes, this is a blatant FFVIII reference, hehe. Big Rinoa fan right here, yup. Don’t judge me!

Previous Months:

  1. January 2014
  2. February 2014

March 2014 in Timber — Screenshot collection:

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ACNL 2014 Challenge — February 2014!

Basically, I’m really terrible at remembering to keep up-to-date with games like AC. I go through a period of about 3 months where I play the game solidly, spending copious amounts of time each day on the game. But then, as if by magic, I’ve forgotten all about my pretty much perfect town and have moved on to something new…

So, as my one New Year’s Resolution, I’ve decided to attempt to play the game every single day for a whole year, starting on 1st January 2014, and ending 31st December 2014. I was given an EU 3DS XL as a Christmas gift and got myself a copy of ACNL to begin my journey.

This isn’t my first foray into the world of ACNL, I’d previously played the Japanese version and you can read about my exploits in Inuno Town, here.

ACNL 2014 Challenge:

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Town: Timber.

Mayor: Rinoa.

note: Yes, this is a blatant FFVIII reference, hehe. Big Rinoa fan right here, yup. Don’t judge me!

Previous Months:

  1. January 2014

February 2014 in Timber — Screenshot collection:

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VIVA FESTIVALE!

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Festivale in Timber 2014.

This event was such a blast! I actually enjoy collecting and completing sets/series of items in pretty much any game I play, so the challenge of obtaining every single piece of the Pavé series was pretty darn cool. I quite like the design but I wish you had the option to re-make them as I’d quite like a pink set!

I also adored how pretty all the multi coloured confetti was! I’ll admit that it gave me a bit of a headache after a few hours of searching for feathers, though! I managed to find 3 rainbow feathers in total but in general I ended up adopting a quite simple yet effective strategy. My strategy was basically; once you have 2-3 of a particular colour, put it into your locker and trade/play games for the final colour with feathers you have spare.. once you have 1 of the colour needed, run back to your locker and whip the others out and go straight to Pavé!

This way, if you lose a challenge you won’t lost one of the colours you need! (and the villagers almost always choose the colour you need if you lose!) I’m pretty sure most players will have adopted a similar strategy but that’s what I did.

It paid off and I managed to get the full set (and quite a few extras, contact me for a trade if needed!) and it only took 2-3 hours of grinding. What can I say? I enjoy a challenge!

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The full Pavé series and some extras!

Here’s a few screens from Festivale in Timber 2014!

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Dear Diary, Tobidase Doubutsu No Mori

Awesome review of an Awesome Guide by an Awesome Blogger.. !

Non-Confidential Diaries of a Girl Gamer

Last night, a very special package arrived in the mail, and to my surprise, even fit in the mailbox. Toby was destined to keep my impatience at minimum by constantly reminding me this special package would not arrive probably until next month. Though his excitement was hidden in the wait of the delivery, mine was not, and it was definitely present in the arrival of a text from my mother who showed me the lime green package return address that had in big, bold letters: JAPAN.

It had arrived.

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Review: Japanese ACNL guide – とびだせ どうぶつの森 デザインのある暮らし”Dezain no aru kurashi”

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This is a book I recently picked up on an order from the shopping service provided by tenso.com (along with a few magazines and toys which I’ll talk about another time) and it’s actually much more amazing than I’d originally thought!

I knew that the book would be about designing your village and remaking items to suit your house but the amount of detail is really quite awesome.

EDIT AS OF 30/01/2014 I appreciate that many people are unable to get a copy of this book, and I’m sorry to hear this. However, I had to pay quite a large amount to order my own copy and, whilst at first I didn’t mind taking photos for friendly people now and then, it’s getting quite out of hand now so I’m afraid that I won’t be responding to any more requests for specific pages. Sorry. I paid a lot for this book and it’s unfair to me to give the whole book for free. I hope you can appreciate this. Thank you for visiting. 🙂

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This week in Inuno Village – 24th – 30th June

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This week has been quite a slow one in Inuno — I’ve been working so many hours at work as the season is picking up and it’s getting harder and harder to make time for AC. I’m not giving up, but things are going to be moving slower! Hence this post is being written almost a week late, eep!

So, here we go…

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Animal Crossing New Leaf Guide: Japanese vs English?!

So, I finally received my Prima Official Game Guide for AC: NL yesterday (despite pre-ordering, Amazon ran out of copies and I had to wait a week or so!) and the first thing that I noticed was how much smaller it was compared to my huge tome that is the Japanese guide…

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Side by side

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..wow!

Despite the size difference, it really does make a nice change to be able to just.. read a guide about AC NL without needing to translate it first or look words up etc.. It’s not as detailed as I’d like — the Japanese guide is extremely, almost OTT detailed — but it’s certainly worth the £8.99 I paid for it via Amazon!

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