I might as well name this thing the Animal Crossing Blog from here on out. Last week I spent several hours on a plane flying from Houston to Key West and back. I mean, I stayed there for a while and did stuff. I didn’t just fly out there and come right back. That wouldn’t make a lot of sense. Don’t be stupid. While on those flights I just had a lot of down time and a 3DS. That means I played a lot of Animal Crossing. I know a lot of people say, “oh, you can just play 10-20 minutes a day and get everything done,” but those are fucking insane people. You don’t actually need to do anything in the game. So, that really means that need is decided by some level of want. And man, I want to do a lot of things. Which means I absolutely need to do those things. So, here are a couple of things I’ve been doing in ol’ DLRville.
There’s a tropical island in Animal Crossing that players can visit for a mere 1000 Bells. It sounds a little steep at first, until you consider that an evening trip out there can net you tens of thousands of Bells worth of bugs. Seriously. Go to the island, catch as many different beetles as you can, and sell those mother fuckers. Except the little fruit beetles. They’re not worth very much. But I’ve seen a single bug sell for 8000 Bells. I’m also pretty sure that’s nowhere near the most valuable. I have a feeling that some people don’t quite realize this. They see 1000 bells to get out there, say “that’s stupid” and then never go back. I honestly didn’t even know the little gyroid sitting next to the building entrance on the island would lend out tools until somebody told me. So, maybe you rolled out there once, played some dumb games, then took off not knowing the treasures the island held. Go back and make yourself rich.
Also, fortune cookies are the way to go for cool stuff to put in your house. They cost play coins which you can earn by getting off your fat ass and just walking around a little with your 3DS on you. Or, you can use the Dylan Rausch method and just bounce it on your knee the entire time you record a podcast. Anyway, buy a fortune cookie everyday, eat it, then take the fortune back to the store. So far I’ve managed to get a Triforce, a Metroid, that creepy mask your buddy wears in Twilight Princess and a Master Sword. I have the fucking Master Sword just hanging out in my room. So, that’s pretty awesome. There’s even one fortune that doesn’t actually win anything. So as a consolation the Nook in charge hands you a Space Station. Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t win so here’s the coolest thing ever. You just can’t really lose with those things.’
I’ve also continued my quest with The Last of Us. It’s got some… quirks. Like the part where Naughty Dog completely forgets what echolocation means. But, for the most part all is well. I think we’re planning to do a spoilercast for that in the near future.
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