A Gallery of AC:WW WiFi Memories

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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!

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Last WiFis in Wild World

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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.

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A Wild World post: just some odds and ends since New Leaf came out

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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.

Meanwhile, while I was busy playing New Leaf, I would sometimes check up on my Wild World town, but I’d always set it to that same date (February 25th). This way I could walk around town in its practically flawless state (no wilted flowers), enjoy the sights of town and the gardens I’d worked hard on (without having to actually water any of them), and talk to my neighbors (without them being mad at me for my long absence, or God forbid, find out one of my favorites had moved out!).

I hope you can understand why it was so tempting to just keep my town on the same date — I could still enjoy “visiting it” every once in a while (it reminds me of the concept of visiting dream towns in AC:NL), but I wouldn’t have to do the daunting task of catching up my town to the present, or worry about maintaining it. Because that’s the thing about AC:WW: if I started playing it normally again, I’d have to do work every single day just to keep my town how it currently is. There’s no Beautiful Town Ordinance, so if I don’t water the inevitable wilted flowers, they’ll be gone the next day.

Anyway, now that you know why it’s still spring and green in my town, I’ll share some pictures from my “visits” to Dafdilly since New Leaf came out!

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Visiting Bentley

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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!

And upstairs…



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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Visiting Sherwood

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A few days ago I got to WiFi with Liam again! A year and a half of no WiFis together at all, and now two all of a sudden 😀


Yes, I’m glad I finally got past New Years too. xP I’ll post about the goings-on in my town during January and February another time.


Liam’s new haircut to replace the pink style he got last time 😛


Having a snack before heading over to his town.


Since it’s a pretty new town, I was shocked to see all these awesome patterns as soon as I stepped into Sherwood. It looks amazing, what an entrance! 😯


In the first step, all I could see were the water and bridge patterns, so for a moment I thought the town might be water world themed (like this), but it’s actually a pond by the gate. 🙂 It’s so convincing that you really want to just cast your line out and catch those fish!


And a little further down I was amazed to see even more patterns! I love this elegant but simple white brick path. It especially appeals to me because it reminds me of the feel I wanted my AC:CF town Seahaven to have (but never got around to implementing).


He has these nice side paths leading to other parts of town, like gardens and villager houses. I’m glad my patterns page was useful to at least one person; the path wasn’t designed by me (it’s Wendell’s path from City Folk), but I put up a version of it that will work with Wild World palettes.


Wow, all these lovely flowers 😮


It’s hard to decorate a room in a new town and with a limited catalog (I find it frustrating to even attempt!), but I think this room already has a great, warm, homelike feel to it. 🙂 I liked the welcoming jacob’s ladders at the door.


My Margie must have been in my 9th slot in our last WiFi, she lives on in Sherwood now! :mrgreen: I enjoyed talking to her again, it’s nice to know she remembers me.


This was a bit confusing, though; she moved out of Dafdilly over a year ago, and before moving to Sherwood she was actually living in my dad’s old town Red Bank. ❓


He gave me a gold rose! Thank you so much! This brings my number up to 3. 😀 Some of his flowers died when he couldn’t play for a little while, I bet this spot used to be even more beautiful.


Such a full sky! They’re based off real-life constellations, like the Big Dipper is in the upper left corner.


A rainbow rose garden, so pretty! ❤ This idea has occurred to me as well because roses have the most colors and hybrids (in AC:WW, at least).

We also blew some of the dandelions around town, and Liam got a really nice shot of Twisk and edited it later. I love it! 😀 I tried to do the same for his character, but I’m not very good at this sort of thing. >_<



Here’s the un-edited, full-sized picture if you want to do something better with it, Liam:


Thanks for letting me explore Sherwood! 😀 If you want to see more, check out his new post!

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First WiFis in a looong time

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Last weekend (not this current weekend, but the previous one) I WiFied for the first time in quite a while — I think my last one before had been with Jemma in July! It was nice to visit another town and to have guests again. 🙂 Taking pictures during WiFi meetings is a bit more difficult because things happen faster than during regular play, and I’m a bit rusty at taking quick, clear screenshots at just the right moment while still smoothly conversing and walking around during a WiFi meeting. I’m sorry about the not-so-great pictures. >_<

Also, I know I posted about New Years Eve in my last blog, but well, my town remained on New Years Eve for these WiFi meetings. Everything was in such a pristine, flawless state on December 31st, and it was hard to move past that date into the realm of wilted flowers to water, cracks in the ground to dig up, and weeds to pull, especially when I knew I was going to have visitors over. But I’ve started to catch up and my town is no longer on New Years Eve, it’s in mid-January now. Not very far, but making at least some progress feels good! I’ll post about my catch-up process another time. In the past, I would often put WiFi meetings and regular play in the same post, but now I think it’s better and more organized to separate them.

Anyway, let’s get on with it!

Heading off to visit a new WiFi friend, Marge in Hobbiton! I actually mentioned this town name in my “AC:NL musings and town name ideas” post as one of the location names I like from Lord of the Rings. 😛 As you probably know or guess, it’s where the hobbits from the story live. Like Animal Crossing towns, it’s a lazy, comfortable place with rivers, woods, and fields.


Seeing green grass and rain was a refreshing change for me. I look forward to the rainy season in my own town!


This was her first WiFi, I think, so I bought something from Nookway. It might’ve upgraded to Nookington’s by now! ^_^

Hobbiton’s town map:



I gave her two of my spare Gracie shirts, and here we are matching briefly! 😛 After this she changed into the butterfly shirt.


Meow-zah! 😆 I wonder what her neighbors’ impression of me was, like how they will describe me later (fish philosopher, flower girl, etc.). It’s determined by your outfit. Strawberry shirt + jacob’s ladder = ?


Marge’s main room is fully expanded and has a great backyard theme going. 😀


Daisy’s picture. I bet a lot of the normal types feel this way, and I can see why, among all the other loud personalities. o_o


The outside of Marge’s house and garden 🙂


Then we visited her favorite neighbor, Daisy. I’ve never had her before, she’s sweet!


I really like that she has a library sort of room. I’ve always wanted to have a library as well, but which one of my characters would it belong to? Harmony? I’ll probably ditch that formula I have (main room-candy, Twisk-garden, Bell-playful, Harmony-elegant, Melody-sporty) at some point so that I can try some new interior layouts.


Stopping to look at these palm trees after having a fun net fight / tag game. We couldn’t do that in my town, there are too many flowers…


There’s a koi, her favorite fish! I have never really thought about what my favorite Animal Crossing fish are.


Hobbiton’s fossil exhibit, nearing completion. 🙂

After exploring her town for a while, Marge came over to Dafdilly. Welcome!

Heading over to my place 🙂


Then coming outside for a bit to give her the four-leaf clover that was on my table, since she liked it (it appears as a book indoors). I’ve gotten several randomly and from de-weeding Red Bank and Dafdilly.


Santa’s house, I like that! 😛 Once I put a festive tree and toys underneath, so it probably gave more of that impression then.


It was smart of Teru to hold off on donating the mosquito until she finished her museum, the mosquito sure is annoying. >_<


It was nice to see my exhibits for once, which I hardly ever take the time to do. 🙂


After a trip to my Shampoodle and Ables’, Marge is looking a lot different.


I’m glad others like Melba, she’s my favorite! 😀 Because of not playing AC:WW for a while last year, having Melba in my town still feels somewhat new, I get happy every time I see her walking around town.


Kid Cat used to live here. 😥 I let him move away on accident recently, and not because I forgot to check. I said “Don’t go!” several times and I thought he said something that sounded regretful/unsure about leaving, so I assumed he was going to stay. I guess it wasn’t the right dialogue. I consider him (or Poncho, maybe) one of my “dream neighbors.” In general I’m not a fan of the jock personality, but a well-rounded town should have all the personalities, and I like Kid Cat because he’s a cute cat and I like cats, and because he’s got a helmet on which matches his personality perfectly (unlike Big Top, who is lazy and has a sports helmet). But after he moved out I DSed-to-DSed with another town right away, and it worked. He currently lives in a town I used for flower storage called Imladris, and I can move him back to Dafdilly sometime.


Giving Pelly and Phyllis some work to do, Marge was kind enough to mail my villages letters! 😀


After that, it was time for her to go. Goodbye ♥ Hope we can wiFi again sometime!


Later on I had another WiFi meeting, this time with Liam! Finally! 😛 I think it’s my fault for the wait, since my time playing City Folk was so short-lived and my Wii wasn’t connected to the internet.


Showing him where I hid the cicada in my courtyard garden 😛 I think it adds a nice nighttime feel along with the wallpaper. We also had a discussion about the Manekin Pis in this room; I asked if it was a real-life sculpture and he replied that it was, and I googled it later. I’m familiar with most of the paintings in Animal Crossing, but not with the sculptures, I admit. Here are some links if anyone’s interested:
Manneken Pis
The Little Mermaid
Merlion
Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth)
I always love receiving statues from Gulliver! Some of his items I don’t know how to incorporate into a room very well, but statues are nice for both indoor and outdoor themed rooms. Getting multiple copies of the same statue isn’t bad either because there are some rooms where that could be fitting, like having symmetrical statues on different sides of a throne- or palace- style room.


We went down to see Whitney and her private beach next. This is my favorite house location in town! It was especially nice with the warm, welcoming light on in the evening and the peaceful 8 PM music playing.


Close enough 😛


Dafdilly’s Shampoodle is popular today! For a while there, it probably wasn’t getting any business.


Liam was brave by answering randomly to Harriet’s questions, and this is how it turned out! 😛


I think he likes Static! Static is one of my favorites as well (and a dream neighbor for Dafdilly), if only he picked a different house style. >_< I'll go into my house style frustrations and a new discovery I made about house styles/shapes in a different post…


The interior is nice, though! We had fun playing the guitars.


Melba’s, on the other hand… And her original layout is so nice, too! It influenced my own main room a lot. Neighbors seem to throw out their furniture over time, I’ll have to send her stuff.


Yay! 😀 This isn’t horrible when it comes to party popper pictures, which are difficult to time.


Lucky was my newest neighbor at the time of this meeting, so his interior decor here should be pretty close to how it is originally. The placement of the watering trough between two asteriods seems eerie to me, does anyone know what the significance of it might be?


Chatting with the snowmen.


A weird moment as we say practically the same thing at the same time 😛 My snowmen are always saying they want a family or snowladies, so that’s why I build them close to each other, but they never notice.


Yes, by far my favorite exhibit! Thanks to some help from Teru, it’s complete! I have seen this painting in person. 😀


I look forward to catching these summer bugs and fish again in AC:WW and AC:NL! Haha, it seems like with everything I see, I think “I can’t wait to do that in New Leaf!” 😛


It was nice to find out someone else always thinks of pokeballs when they see this floor! 😛 It’s a neat curved layout of bricks, though, it would be interesting to try making a pattern for outdoor paths like that. Soon after this Liam had to go to bed, it was getting very late for him. I had a great time for our first WiFi meeting, and I look forward to more in AC:WW, AC:CF, AC:NL, whatever! 😀

My last WiFi meeting on this “day” of December 31st was with RedTux TK, who has been recording tours of Wild World towns with his capture card! It’s really nice of him to do since his videos are such great quality, and it’s always fun for me to see different towns, rooms, and landscaping.
It was interesting to hear a complete outsider’s perspective of my town; he seemed confused/less enthused by some things that I like and that make perfect sense to me, like my character/town name and the dresses at my Ables’. But he was very complementary, I appreciate it! 🙂 I laughed when I saw his reaction to the sold out signs upstairs; Liam bought those, and one of them was a cabin couch, which he would have wanted. 😆 But I gave him all the cabin stuff in my catalog after the tour, including the cabin couch, so it’s all good. Thanks a lot to him for coming over to my town and doing this tour! It was cool seeing a video of my town in such great quality! :mrgreen:

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Visit to Jemma’s town

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Isn’t this house pretty? I found it randomly when resetting one of my extra gamecards. It’s a Static’s house, and each villager always has the same, specific house shape… I have a Static in my town too, and also have this house style in my town, but he chose one of my town’s other house styles instead. >_< So no pretty pink and blue house with double wooden fans for me.

But that’s just a random picture that was on my camera when I uploaded the pictures from…


…a WiFi meeting with Jemma this morning in her town usa!


I wasn’t expecting any gift exchanges since this was a pretty spur of the moment, short-term notice WiFi, but she gave a surprise gift of several items and a purple rose! Thank you so much, purple roses are beautiful and always a help towards my pursuit of growing my first blue rose.


This balloon present flag is adorable!


I thought Jemma’s outfit was really cute, with her blue pigtails, green eyes, colorful polka dot shirt, rose in her mouth, and dandelion in her hair.


While she was preparing a game for us to play, I tried to get a full picture of the gate. But it’s not very good, you can see a reflection of my camera in the black.


It was like a memory game; she would list off a sequence of fruits, which grew longer and longer each time, and I would show I remembered the sequence by walking a circle around each fruit in order. I got all of the lists right, yay ^_^


I suggested a fishing contest to see who could catch 20 fish first, but with 3 minutes left on the timer and ~10 fish left to go, we were nowhere close. xP So it turned into a contest to see who could catch the most fish before the time ran out. I think those are the classic AC fishing contest rules anyway, though there can be variations, like who can make the most money off their catches, etc.


I was hoping to see a finned fish, but these are good catches too.


Ah, she beat me by 2, good job! 😀


We did a bug catching contest next and I was able to win that one.


Catching bugs was easier and more exciting than fishing, but they aren’t usually worth as much. This agrias butterfly was the rarest I saw.


*waves to Jemma across the river*


After taking a look at usa’s map and seeing all the awesome neighbors she has, I asked to go visit them.

First we visited Pecan, she’s one of my favorite snooties! 🙂 I want Queenie or Eloise for Dafdilly, but back when I was thinking of maintaining a second town (see my very first post >_<), I wanted Pecan to be the resident snooty there.


Well, I would base my ideal type on more relevant things to a relationship than Tae Kwon Do or making cheesecakes, but whatever works for you, no standards are too high. 😛


Her house is nice and looks close to the original decorations, maybe she’s a bit newer?


You must love it in usa then, there are many bright fruit trees everywhere, very pretty. 🙂


What? I see stuff in there!


She has Puddles too! And what’s more, both of us had her as our very first neighbor! (Well, you start off with three neighbors, but I consider her the first since she was at the top of the list on my map.) At first I was wondering why she was calling me Puppy ♥er, if it was a nickname or something, but then I realized it must be her catchphrase. 😛


Aww, seeing Butch makes me nostalgic a bit. He was one of my first neighbors in my first Animal Crossing town on the GameCube, and I talked to him a lot.


That’s nice 🙂


Eep.


But he warmed up to me quickly… we just met Apollo!


Ooh, I’ve been to A casa 🙂


Caroline is so bright, vibrant, and colorful — even her shirt is, I love it. She’s packed up but hopefully Jemma convinced her enough to stay, good luck!


After meeting usa’s last resident Drift, who seems cool, I thought I’d better go because…


My low battery warning light had been on for a little while, and I wasn’t sure where my charger was. >_< So I thought it would be best to leave in a normal way rather than the power randomly shutting off and ending communication… but I would have loved to stay longer.


Thanks for having me over, Jemma! I had a great time. 😀

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