Yay Day in Animal Crossing: Wild World!

Ok, I really suck. I don’t know how I managed to totally screw up my January calendar of events for Animal Crossing… I must have been sleeping when I made it or something! I thought Yay Day was today, but it was last Sunday! So, time traveling I went…

Yay Day is a simple little holiday in Wild World where the whole point is to give compliments to your fellow villagers. They will give you compliments as well! It’s a very sweet idea, but sometimes it can backfire, as you will soon read…

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Yay!

The main way a conversation will go is like this: The villager gives you a compliment…

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And you’re so cute!!

They then ask you for a compliment. which you type in…

And they thank you for it and become very flattered! Well, sometimes. Sometimes they don’t understand what you are saying for whatever reason, but they are happy anyway.

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I said to Elmer what I said to Stitches. Stitches understood, he didn’t. Oh well!

Sometimes, crabby villagers like Kabuki will compliment you…

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Um, thanks, gonad!

Then they will subsequently ruin it by acting like a jerk! I love you anyway, Kabuki.

The worst thing, though, is when they absolutely hate your compliment! Why is that even a thing? Shouldn’t they be grateful?! Just look at what Antonio said to me:

After Antonio’s shit, I was in no mood to give out anymore compliments. I ran into Pate and gave her a silly compliment that she actually ending up loving. Phew, there is some redemption for this holiday!

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Whew, I was worried…

Besides participating in Yay Day, I took a moment to say hello to my newest villager, Kitt the kangaroo. She is very cute!

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I also tried to talk Twiggy out of moving. Hopefully she listens!

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Don’t go, Twiggy!

That’s it for Yay Day in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Bye for now!

Run Here, Run There!

I’ve been making some progress in Neopets: The Darkest Faerie, and I’ve got to say: this game is slightly getting on my nerves now. All I am doing is running back and forth carrying on errands for a bunch of assholes that seem to think Tor is an annoying little fly. It’s like they think he’ll just go away if they give him enough boring tasks to do! Anyway, here’s a little bit of what I’ve done.

Farther on down Farm Road, some bitch was complaining that there were killer weeds in her back field. All right then, let’s kill them! I knew I was in the right area when the music changed ominously.

I charged the offending…weed…thing, and the first time around, it actually kicked my ass! Why isn’t there a block button?!? I try to run away when something’s attacking me, but the camera goes a little wonky sometimes and I have no idea where I am.

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Well, shit…

The second time around, I was more prepared for the way I was going to be attacked, so I kicked the asses of those killer weeds! I also ran into some guy who was blue for some reason, but I couldn’t figure out why. Moving on…

Some old fart was hearing noises in his root cellar and wanted me to check it out. His kid thought it might be a Spyder. Funny, when “spyder” is spelled like that, I think of my car, which is a convertible.

Anywho! I went down into his creepy root cellar, killed the beasts, and found a fog mote while I was at it. Yay for me!

Next, I ran into another old fart who was being attacked by crows- er, Crokabeks. You know the pattern by now… I chopped up those crows into delicious little bits, earned some cool fruit/ vegetable/ something, and moved on with my life.

I entered the outskirts of Meridell, where I found another cute PetPet! I couldn’t feed it for some reason, so I was bummed about that.

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Be my friend!

I want to make a note here that so far, the game seems to insist on very linear progress. You can’t stray very far from your current goal! For instance, I tried to go into the cave shown below, but it wouldn’t let me yet! Whatever.

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What’s in here?!?!

When I got to Meridell Village, two fat squirrel things tagged teamed me and stole my package! Those bastards! Luckily, I got it back. I delivered the package to a crabby old bastard who told me I could become a squire, but first I needed a shield. Okayyy….

I attempted to go to the armory, but the lady there was a total bitch and told me I didn’t have enough money! She told me I could go win a shield. FINE!

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What is wrong with people in this game?

After engaging in a quick battle and winning a shield, I headed back to the Recruitment Center. Maybe now I could finally become a squire! However, Sergeant Sassypants told me I needed a knight to sponsor me. Oh hell!

The one knight I was able to talk to was drowning his sorrows at a bar because his sword broke. He wouldn’t help me further until I took it upon myself to find his sword pieces and reforge it! Can’t anyone do ANYTHING themselves around here?!?

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Oh, COME ON!

After speaking to some guardsmen, I figured out where the sword pieces were, then went to retrieve the sword hilt from a prisoner. I had to pay 100 coins for it WTF!

The smithy was also a douche bag until I told him I had Master Torak’s sword for him to reforge. He then did it for free. What is with the people in this game?

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Wow, aren’t you sweet.

Happy at last, Master Torak the whiny ass knight signed my sponsorship papers, so I went BACK to the Recruitment Center. And wouldn’t you know… now Officer Asshole wants me to have a Letter of Consent signed by my parents! OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. Can you just tell me everything I need to do so I can get it all done in one shot!

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You have got to be kidding me!

I decided this was a good stopping point for now. Like I said, the game is getting on my nerves a bit. It is fun and entertaining, but the back and forth nature of the quests seems a bit unnecessary. The camera is annoying too. Nevertheless, I will continue on and see what happens next!

2016 Gaming Goals!

As I may have mentioned before, I like to pick a game to play, beat it, then start the process all over again. If “real life” didn’t get in the way, I’d have all the time in the world to play games and I wouldn’t have a backlog at all! Anyway, it’s a new year, so I’ve decided to set some gaming goals for myself. You know, just for funzies 😉

My goal is this: I will actually work on three games at a time. I’ll choose one console game, one handheld game, and one mobile game. That way, I can have a few games going at once and they will likely be radically different from one another, so I shouldn’t get burned out.

As a bonus, I’ll also be playing my Animal Crossing games! That way I can keep up with each of my villages and honestly, Animal Crossing is a great way for me to unwind after a  long day. This is why I often post blogs about my game play late at night!

So, the console game I am working on right now is Neopets: The Darkest Faerie for the PlayStation 2. You may have already figured that out because I’ve written posts about the game! I’ve played a little more since my last post, so I need to write an update about it! That’ll happen soon.

As for the handheld game I will be working on, I’ve chosen Pokemon Blue for the Game Boy. Yes, seriously. I’ve owned this game for many years and never actually beaten it! I actually have a really dirty secret… I own at least one Pokemon game from each generation and I’ve yet to compete any of them! Haha! I’ll consider this a start. I’m going to reset my file and start from the beginning, because I don’t even know what I was doing when I stopped playing!

Lastly, for my mobile game, I’m currently playing Puzzle Craft. This game is fun, but repetitive- hence why I stopped playing it for awhile. I’ve decided that in order to “beat” the game, I need to unlock all the buildings and turn my little settlement into a full-fledged town! Right now, I’m at Level 13, so I’ve built things up quite a bit.

Anyway, so there’s a little about my gaming goals this year! I’m not really putting any pressure on myself, I’m just trying to beat more of my games. Hopefully this is a New Year’s resolution I can stick to! 😉 Good night everyone!

My First Snowman!

I was in the mood for some Doubutsu no Mori last night, so I turned the game on and settled in for a relaxing game play session! I realized that I hadn’t played since I purchased all of the grab bags during Shogatsu, so I opened those up. Well, I tried to anyway. At first, my pockets were too full, and the game told me that the bag wouldn’t open if I didn’t have three spaces available! Geez, the nerve!

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Do you ever feel like Animal Crossing games sometimes like to sass you for no reason?

I got a few good things in the grab bags. I really like the star shirt I got, for example. But then I opened up stuff that was total crap, like ugly wallpaper and two traffic cones. TWO. What the hell do I need those for?!

Overall, I enjoyed opening all the grab bags, because you never know what you’re getting! I kept a few things (like the star shirt and the wooden floor shown below) and sold the rest for a nice little profit.

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My house is looking cozy!

With that out of the way, I began strolling through town, talking to villagers and digging up fossils/ gyroids. I stopped by the dump and found this extremely weird shirt! It looks like blood stains! When I translated the name of it, it simply said “scoop.” Um, whatever! It’ll be cool to wear around Halloween.

Meanwhile, Kizzu asked for my birthday. I better get a nice present when it rolls around!

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I better get a present!

Next, I stopped to meet a new villager. His name is Hippocrates (Rollo) and he seems pretty cool and fun! Welcome to Weezey,  Hippocrates!

When I was running by the police station, I surprised myself by kicking a snowball! I didn’t even see it! I’m so happy to see snowballs in this game. I kept an eye out for the other one while I finished my walk around town. I soon found it, but when I tried to roll it over my bridge, it fell into the water! There was nothing I could do but watch helplessly as it floated away.

Luckily, I went into my house and came back out, which resets the snowballs. I found the new one quickly, which was nice. I didn’t feel like running around everywhere trying to find it! I decided to make a snowman right by my house. He seemed pleased with the way he turned out!

The last thing I wanted to do was mail some fossils away. When I did that, it pushed the mail into my mailbox, and I was delighted to see that I had a letter from the snowman I had just built! He gave me a snowman carpet for my troubles.

So there you have it! I was happy I made a perfect snowman in this game on my first try, especially because it’s not really that easy to do sometimes! See ya!

Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: City Folk!

So, Saturday was the fishing tourney in Animal Crossing: City Folk. I mistakenly said it was on Sunday! How did I get that mixed up?!? So of course, by the time I played, I was a day late. This means I had no choice but to do some time travel. Ah, well. Let the fishing tourney begin!

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I’m turned sideways because I was getting reamed by Resetti for not saving my game. Kiss my ass, mole!

I headed over to speak to Chip, who told me that this was a pond smelt tourney, and that Harry was currently in the lead. I headed to the river to break his record!

As luck would have it, the first fish I caught was a pond smelt! I was off to a great start.

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Woo hoo!

I fished a bit more, and I ended up catching five more pond smelts (and a can, uggh!) I figured ONE of them had to be a winner!

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The weed behind my head matches my bedhead! Ha!

I went back to Chip, and I didn’t have much luck at first. Finally, when I handed him my second-to-last fish, it broke Harry’s record!

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It’s barely a new record, but it will have to do!

There wasn’t much time left, so I went to the museum to donate a couple fish that I had caught, and when I was done with that, the clock chimed 6 p.m. and the tourney was officially over.

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I hope I won!

Since I got screwed in the Wild World tourney, I was apprehensive. Did my record hold up, or did some jerk beat me at the last second?

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Yessss!

Yay! I won! My prize is in the mail. 😉

That’s it for the fishing tourney in Animal Crossing: City Folk. See you next time!

Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: Wild World!

Today was the fishing tourney in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Any kind of fish is accepted, which actually can make things a little tricky! As with the New Leaf tourney yesterday, I fished later in the day in the hopes that it would improve my chances of winning.

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Let’s do this!

When I started up the game, I checked my mail really quick. I was sad to see that there was a letter from Gladys saying that she had moved! Boo! She was one of my favorite villagers, and I’ve had her in my town for a long time. 😦

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Why did you leave me, Gladys? 

After being bummed out by her letter, I headed over to Tortimer at the town hall to chat with him and see what the competition was like.

A sea bass is the biggest entry? Awesome! Sea bass are fairly common (okay, sometimes TOO common) and they are relatively big fish, so I thought that wouldn’t be too hard to catch. Sure enough, the first fish I reeled in was a sea bass!

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Off to a good start!

I kept fishing for awhile, catching a few more sea bass and some other smaller fish to sell off. When I turned the first sea bass in to Tortimer, he told me the record was now held by Stitches for catching a red snapper! WTF man!

Luckily, the next sea bass I had in my pocket was way bigger. Ha! I was back in the lead, and with only about 5 minutes to go, I thought I had it in the bag.

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Beat that, Stitches!

I decided to stroll along the beach and see if I could catch at least one more fish. If you beat your own record, you get an extra prize from Tortimer! I did end up catching one, but when I turned it in…

You have got to be kidding me!! With two minutes left in the competition, someone beat me! Ugh! Talk about a rip off. I tried to see if I could hurry up and catch something else, but when I got to the beach, the clock chimed 6 p.m. and I was officially out of time. I tried to take a pic of the ending comment for the fishing tourney, but I was too late, so I ended up with this:

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Well, that’s… artistic.

Haha! Anyway, normally the next day you get a letter in the mail if you’ve won the tourney, plus it is posted on the bulletin board. This time, I know I didn’t win squat. Oh well. I’ve still got the fishing tourney in City Folk to write about, so stay tuned for that! Bye!

Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

Today was the fishing tourney in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! During the fishing tourney, you have until 6 p.m. to catch the biggest fish. I like to play toward the later part of the day, when someone else has already set the record. That way I can see what I have to beat, and normally if I beat the record, it’s close to 6 p.m. and no one else can beat ME!

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Bring it!

As soon as I exited my house, I headed over to Chip so he could explain the rules to me.

I headed down to the beach in search of horse mackerels. Lucky me, I caught one on my first try! My character looks a little stoned, so I’m surprised she caught anything at all. 😉

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Haha, what were you doing before you caught that fish?!

I caught a few more fish for good measure, then took them up to Chip for evaluation. NONE of them were big enough to take over first place! Crap! It wasn’t looking good for me.

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Uggh!

I headed on down to the beach to fish a little more. I only had about 6 minutes left to fish, so I figured my chances weren’t very good. To my surprise, I caught an 18.50 inch horse mackerel, which I knew would take over first place!

I rushed over to Chip, who confirmed that I was now in the lead. He also gave me a puffer fish tv, which I was super excited about! I’ve been wanting one of those!

With only a couple minutes left of the tourney, I decided to sell off the other fish I had caught. I also took a quick trip to Main Street to visit the museum and say hello to some of my past villagers.

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Flurry, why did you move? I loved you!

As I crossed the railroad tracks back into town, I was alerted that the fishing tourney was over. All right, time to see if I won!

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Wow, I’m really having trouble keeping my eyes open!

Following Chip’s instructions, I headed into the tent for the awards ceremony. And… yay! I got first place!

Look how cute and happy everyone is! I snagged a gold trophy for my efforts.

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Everyone is so happy! Aww!

That’s it for the fishing tourney in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! I had a lot of fun. Tomorrow, there is a fishing tourney in both Wild World and City Folk, so be expecting entries about them as well. Good night!