Hello hello, and welcome to the second entry in my daily blog series, in which I detail the events happening on my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island! I think it’ll be a mighty challenge to top the first entry, but let’s give it a go.
The day began with Tom Nook giving the first of his daily announcements. He was pleased to say the airport is now open and Blathers has moved in!
The first thing I did was head to the airport, as I’d sent a message in the Animal Crossing Portal Discord server saying that I’d like to visit someone’s island to sell my cherries at 5× what they’d be worth on my own island, and experience the online multiplayer in general.
I unlocked the Best Friends List app from Orville. It’s a little pointless, because I don’t have any “best friends”. It provides the option to send messages to “best friends” without you needing to be on their island or vice-versa, which might be handy. I’d rather use a proper instant messaging service.
And with that, it was time to head to Sunny’s town. Evidently, someone has been time-travelling. It was a very nice town, and much more developed than mine. I took the opportunity to sell my fruit, steal an apple, orange, peach, pear and coconut, get up to some other mischief and eventually leave.
After returning to my own island, Tom Nook gave me 98,000 Bells of debt for my new home (which I haven’t even checked out yet) and announced that he has left me a Nook Miles Ticket at the airport. I’ve just been there!
Then Timmy had to badger me, too! He wants 30 wood, hardwood, softwood and iron nuggets to build a shop. Yeah, good luck with that(!)
Disgruntled with the ever-increasing demands of the Nook family, I headed on over to check out Blathers’ new tent. He was kind enough to send me the crafting recipes for the vaulting pole and shovel, before I proceeded to dump many fish and bugs upon him. I’d been stockpiling them since yesterday, waiting for him to move in. And with that, he was ready to turn his tent into a building.
Now that I was able to craft a shovel and vaulting pole, I did so with great haste! This allowed me to get more loot out of those rocks by digging holes to avoid getting pushed backwards when whacking them. I could also now acquire things like the manila clam.
While on the beach, I noticed Gulliver was present! He wanted five communicator parts, which were buried about in the beach. Digging them up is the same deal as with manila clams. I wrote a guide about it. He was pleased with my fine work and promised to mail a reward.
The vaulting pole meant I could cross the rivers. Lots of weeds were pulled, trees shaken and fossils were dug up!
Before heading off for the night, I decided to check my mail. I hadn’t done so for the whole day. Obviously, there wouldn’t be a letter from Gulliver there, yet, but there might be some other interesting things. There was a letter from the Happy Home Academy and a letter from Mom. I got a wooden mini table DIY recipe and 3 peaches out of that.
For one last hurrah, I decided to check out that Nook Miles Ticket I was given by Tom Nook. My lack of a ladder meant I couldn’t access all the resources, but there was still plenty of trees to shake and rocks to bash. Plus, a huge pond with lots of fish!
I also convinced this island-dweller, Apple, to move to my town. My island is bigger, and therefore better. I have to question how she got here to begin with.
I don’t really see myself spending 2000 Nook Miles to go on more island tours in future. Seems kinda pricey for what it is.
Afterwards, I had enough iron and other resources for Timmy to set up shop.
Well, that’s it for today. With the fact museum construction will be underway tomorrow, I’m having a donation crisis.
Next entry: Wispy bridge