Suncombe is my new(ish) Wild World town, which might sound strange to say here in 2019, but I’ve been really craving playing in and developing this town! Sometimes you just have to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. 🙂 Part of the reason why I’ve been craving playing in this town in particular is because it’s one of my favorite Wild World towns I’ve come across, and I’ve done *lots* of town-resetting over the years.
This Dafdilly re-landscaping project has its roots back in the holiday season of 2015. Around that time I was feeling pretty burnt out from AC:NL, because I had been working on a new mosaic path for Citàlune that was proving difficult for me. And meanwhile, I have the sort of job that gets more stressful during the holiday season, so putting those factors together, you can see why I wanted to take a break from AC:NL. I found myself gravitating towards playing AC:WW instead, because it was more mindless and stress-relieving than pixeling a mosaic path in AC:NL, and easier to pick up and play in short bursts in my shorter amount of spare time.
But then, because I am the way I am, these little AC:WW sessions evolved into something much more ambitious over time, and eventually became a project to figure out what Dafdilly’s dream neighbors would be, obtain & place those dream neighbors in town through plot resetting (it works in AC:WW too!), and re-landscape Dafdilly for its first cherry blossom festival. 🙂 (Somehow, in past years I kept missing it!)
Since New Leaf came out in summer 2013, I have been primarily focused on that game when it comes to playing Animal Crossing. Despite this, I never completely put down my Wild World game for good. It’s always been too tempting to pick it back up again every now and then, even if just to walk around town a bit and talk to neighbors, let a few days pass by, never doing anything too major. This was made possible and made all the more tempting because I left my town in a very pleasantly landscaped state, and I always recorded what date I left off on so I could load my game on that date and not have to deal with any unfortunate consequences (villagers leaving, flowers dying).
Recently though, I did do some pretty big things in my Wild World town. Before I go into all that in my next post, I wanted to dedicate this post to the odd period, mostly 2014-2015, when I would pick up my game and play a little bit, not accomplishing much, mostly just taking pretty pictures and enjoying a visit to Dafdilly again. Some of these have already been posted to Tumblr, but I consider WordPress to be my more ‘archival’ type blog, so these pictures deserve a home here too.
I wanted to do a little tribute to the wonderful memories I’ve made WiFing with friends in AC:WW, now that AC:WW WiFi is no more. I first started WiFing in AC:WW when I started this blog and met fellow bloggers. Animal Crossing has been a special game for me, being a great way to create my own little paradise world that I can escape in and enjoy, being a bit of a creative outlet (as cheesy as that sounds), and not least of all, a way I can (and have) met lots of awesome people who I’m glad have become a part of my life, even if just in a small way like WiFing together, blogging together, seeing their posts in my Reader/Dashboard. This is a thank-you and an honor to all those people and the memories we’ve made together! 🙂 I’m sorry that not every single WiFi is included, though; I thought it would be best to be a tad selective(?). I hope you enjoy the gallery!
I wanted to make sure I got to WiFi a few more times in AC:WW before its WiFi was cut off today on May 20th! Instead of doing like five different posts, I thought it might be best to try to fit them into one. So expect lotsa pics! Also, I’m sorry for the less-than-stellar quality of some of these pictures; I’m much better at taking AC:WW screenshots when I’m not WiFing.
In my last post on Dafdilly, we left off on the first day of Spring (February 25th), and I’ll admit that my town has hardly progressed at all since that post. Back then I had plans to try to catch up through the rest of Spring (especially the cherry blossom festival, which I was really looking forward to, and had plans of doing a special landscaping project for the pink trees), but then two things happened: 1) my DS Lite's hinge broke, making it more of a pain to play AC:WW, and 2) New Leaf came out, which being a brand new AC game, excited me and kept me busy with all the new things to do, collect, and customize.
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Yay, a few days ago I got to visit another town for the first time in a while! 😀
I visited Bentley, the home of Dusty (also known as Petite D). I’ve been reading her blog for a pretty long time so it was a real treat to actually visit Bentley myself!
You won’t see Petite D in these pictures; when she opens her gates, she doesn’t like to follow guests around town (I wasn’t the only one who came). Plus, she opens her gates for several hours so she can’t be responsive the whole time. It’s not a bad format for WiFi, though! I felt at my leisure to explore the town and play in it like I would my own town — walk around seeing the gardens, visit the houses and the museum, talk to neighbors (and to certain ones I especially like over and over), shop, fish, etc. — without feeling like I’m boring my host. 🙂
First I picked up the Triforce by the museum that I’d won in a raffle giveaway, and then I headed over to Petite D’s house. The black cosmos and pink cosmos look nice together. 🙂
The main room has such a cozy, homely feel with the fireplace and villagers’ photos.
Ooh, a rare Nintendo item! When you touch it, it makes a noise and the Pikmin move around.
Aww, when I played the harp, I recognized the town tune as the beginning of the Shire theme. ♥ I have a special place in my heart for this music because I associate it most with Frodo & Sam, and I particularly love the two of them.
Love all the realistic touches in this kitchen, like the garbage pail, fan, and vacuum cleaner.
A beautiful garden room!
Wow, an awesome cafe! 😀 The atmosphere in here is so nice with the warm sunset light coming in.
Next I went around meeting Bentley’s residents and chatting with them, which was fun since I’m familiar with them from her blog. ^_^ She’s had the same 8 neighbors in her town for years, and 6 out of 8 of them are locked! Also, she works hard to keep their rooms looking nicely decorated, and has completely changed up the decor of a few of the villagers.
First I visited Bob, who lives fairly close to Petite D’s house. I hope he turns up in my town one day, he’s one of my favorites. 😀 “I’m a cat. Chillin’ is in my blood, man.”
Then I met Teddy, Bob’s nearby neighbor. Hehe, it’s always interesting to hear villagers’ thoughts on my name.
A somewhat sinister greeting by Ruby o_o
Oops, I startled Chevre. But she warmed up to me quickly 🙂
Another neighbor I wouldn’t mind moving into Dafdilly, Eloise! I love her eyes and sunny coloring. 😀
Apparently she’s buddies with the cranky lion Elvis:
What a simple, civil greeting. And she gave me an opulent rug that she got from the checkout counter of Nintendique, how nice 🙂
And last I met Dotty, who lives right next door to Whitney. It’s good to see her again, she was in my first AC:WW town! I still have her pic from back then.
The beautiful gardens around each of their houses:
I love how each of the different gardens coordinates well with the style of house, and even maybe with the villager’s personality, like the sun cosmos by Eloise’s house and the gold roses to give a royal feel by Elvis’s house. 🙂
And there are more beautiful flowers here! 😀 But actually, this is where she put freebie hybrids for guests to take, since she’d like to cut back on the number of flowers in Bentley with New Leaf coming out soon. I grabbed quite a few! 😳 But not all of them in case other guests wanted to take some.
When visiting another town, even little things like the different bends in the river seem interesting and refreshing. I loove this little nook in the river here ^_^
And she also had a ton of freebie items by the town hall — great stuff like Saharah carpets/wallpaper, Gracie shirts, and spotlight items! Again, I wanted to leave stuff for others to take as well, so I didn’t take too much, but I took a few things home and added others to my catalog by picking them up and dropping them.
There were also lots of cracks around town, which I had fun searching for and found a few things 😀
I was so happy to get this sweater pattern, it matches so well with the blue knit hat! I can’t wait to wear it this Fall/Winter. 🙂
I visited the museum and its exhibits, which are all complete! That was pretty cool to see, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a complete museum before.
After that, I felt like I’d explored the town to my heart’s content, and I thought I’d better go eat something for dinner. 😛
Setting off some sparklers ^_^ Thanks a lot to her for the Triforce, hybrids, and other goodies, and for letting me explore Bentley!
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