Yesterday I finally got myself a watering can! I didn’t realize that all I had to do was ask Isabelle for advice for living and complete a few simple tasks, like bringing her a seashell. If you need a fishing rod or net, she’ll also give you one of those too. But not both, I think, so look to see what tools are at Nookling’s Junction first. Might be a helpful tip for those in Europe who are starting their New Leaf town soon. I hope you all enjoy the game! 😀
Thursday, June 13 (Day 4):
I’ve been wanting to wait until I have an axe to start planting the foreign fruit I’ve gotten, so that I can be sure they’ll grow by planting them where a tree used to be, but I’m losing patience. If an axe doesn’t show up soon, I might just have to plant them anyway! I’ve heard growing trees isn’t too much of a problem in New Leaf, so that’s good.
My development permit came yesterday! 😀 I can now assign an ordinance for my town and build community projects like fountains, benches, and street lamps. Though I haven’t built one yet because they’re pretty expensive, so I want to choose and place them carefully… maybe even make a gridded map of my town first? But it also might be good at first to just put projects in certain areas where I don’t want villager houses to move into, so I don’t know. >_<
Out of the four options for town ordinances — early bird town, night owl town, rich town, and beautiful town — I picked the beautiful town ordinance. It was what I always planned on implementing pre-game because it sounds so amazing: no wilted flowers, no garbage, few weeds, and more flowers popping up! But the night owl ordinance was very tempting for me as well; it would be nice for the shops to be open later, especially in the summertime when there are so many valuable bugs late at night. And I don’t have many flowers to care for, so the beautiful town ordinance’s value is not a whole lot right now. Well, if I change my mind, it’s only 20,000 bells.
When I saw pictures of the game before having it myself, I thought these two types of flowers (red lily on the left, purple violet on the right) were the same! I can see the difference now, but they look fairly similar. I do love these new flowers and hope to have many in my town. 😀
I also paid off my first home loan yesterday! It was nice to see Pelly clapping for me. 🙂
Poor Lyra, should’ve tried to make it to the Re-Tail shop instead 😛
Friday, June 14 (Day 5):
I tried to see if there are any palette colors that will match the grass and dirt in this game, but it doesn’t look like there are any great ones:
In AC:WW I really liked making patterns that would blend in with the environment, so this is a little disappointing for me.
I was wondering what the shadow under the bridge was — thought it was a strange new fish or something — but it turns out my character is casting a shadow through the bridge somehow. 😛
I went to visit Ryann in Shantaki today: 😀
And right after stepping into town, there was another visitor, Cassidy from Miagen!
Katrina was in Shantaki, so I took the opportunity to visit her for the first time. Katrina was actually in Citàlune the other day, but I forgot to go inside her tent because I never bothered to in AC:WW. 😛
It’s like she’s predicting the future; I should be getting the island tomorrow, I think! ^_^ She also told me that my lucky item was polka dot rain boots. (Sounds cute!)
Cute emotion shots from the tours. We did several of them, it was really fun! I don’t know if I remember all the names, but there were a few fishing tours, a fossil-hunting tour, and one called the elite hammer tour.
The elite hammer tour was a blast! I was laughing pretty much the whole time, it was so ridiculous and fun. The only tour we didn’t do well in was the fossil-hunting one, and it was probably my fault. 😳
I thought I was doing well in the Fossil Hunting tour as I was digging up all the fossils, and when my pockets were full I proudly brought them over to Tortimer, but he told me I had to display them in the houses scattered around, and I didn’t know how to do that correctly. I don’t think I’d do any better a second time, I’m pretty confused about it! 😛
We also went to the main part of the island, which looks beautiful at sunset with all the warm-colored flowers and hibiscus bushes. I see some growing trees — so you can plant new trees and flowers on the island? I like the idea of making my island a flowery paradise, as long as I don’t have to water them everyday. 😛
I’m terrible at catching finned fish, I missed at least two while I was there.
Then I had to go, so Ryann and Cassidy kindly escorted me back. Thanks for such a fun WiFi, I had a great time!