The First 20 Days:
It all started on Monday, May 4th, which was unfortunate since I am a huge fan of the Turnip market. Nonetheless even up to the minutes of it’s arrival New Horizons was something that was going to consume my life once again. I literally sat inside staring out my living room window for nearly two hours waiting for my console to arrive so I could start my journey. Once it arrived it was only an hour, from box open, downloads, updates, and finally to opening scenes that I finally got the opportunity to have some new and improved Animal Crossing playtime.
You’ll have to just trust me when I say I never restarted to get the airport colour that I wanted. It might help to say that I wanted green, but here I am with that orange gooey looking orange, that I guess it is starting to grow on me. I’ll be frank, I have no idea WHY I am so intent on having a time skip, reset free experience. Especially when it’s taken into consideration I did it ALL the time in every other version of the game I played. I digress… the airport is orange, that’s all fine and the two villagers I started the journey with are Iggy and Renée. Renée I have really grown to enjoy on my island, Iggy is just a wee bit too beady for me.
The timing also happened to be great enough that I got to participate in the May Day event! I definitely enjoyed the maze it only took me about 30 minutes to complete, I was probably only that quick because I watch a few Youtube & Twitch Streamers who play New Horizons, and have seen them complete the May Day event. (I don’t usually intentionally spoil myself but my switch actually arrived two days earlier than it was supposed to so I honestly didn’t think I’d get a chance.)
It was definitely a grind, the first week I felt like I was missing out on so much. I couldn’t access about three quarters of my island, and even grinding wasn’t getting it done fast enough because I had to wait overnight for just about everything. It’s my own fault for not wanting to time travel but all the way up until I got my ladder, I was stressing pretty hard. I found it a little hard to stay on task as I went on juggling finding plots of lands to place villagers, and then frantically spending all my Nook Miles flying to make sure I get villagers I can tolerate for now to live there. I missed the mark a couple times and a few randos moved in, Filbert, Mint, and Rasher. I managed to snipe some decent ones, Nana, Peggy, Vivian, and Reneigh. Then there was the mandatory campsite recruit… Klaus.
Yeah I know, how could I possibly have a problem with this dork. I honestly don’t know, just not my villager type, I waited for him to disappear. It wasn’t until I finally read online that I didn’t really have a choice in the matter that I caved and let the guy move his butt here. End of story.
In 20 days I managed to con my way to three stars and get my island a good old fashioned visit from K.K. Slider. Which would’ve been the peak of happiness for me but the peak got overtaken by this new magical ability I had been given. Terra-forming. I definitely went to town, I was no longer forcing myself to turn the game off whenever it needed to charge, instead I played plugged in only ever taking a few 15 minute breaks when it started getting hot. Then once I had my island at a general point of at least finally being able to freely move upon it without having to take something out of my pocket, I gave it a nice break. Took a Sunday, went in to check the mail and buy my turnips, located some fossils along the way, then called it all a day. I have been a lot more easy going with it ever since, but still it was a magnificent day.
Gonna be honest here, day one yeah the stamp rally was super smashin’ but, it stays really only at that… day one. Now as someone with just some very minor obsessive tendencies, I have done the stamp rally. Every. Single. Day. Not to even sell them, nope I can’t even bring myself too, I donated one set to my other half Mr. JJI, and now the rest are gathering dust in my house storage while I wait to figure out what to do with them. There are so many, and the worst part is that it isn’t over, and I’m gonna keep doing it.
~~Here’s to the Future!~~
Bye for now~