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Yapette
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July 21, 2013 - 3:06 pm
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If that topic makes sense, you know what I'm playing.

Partially ashamed to admit I bought a used 3DS XL from Cowboom (cheap!) just for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Beats me what's so appealing when I can't stand Sims or Harvest Moons. Apparently a game that is 1) mindless, 2) stress free, 3) repetitious 4) drivel is perfect when acquiring a third house, packing up 3000 sf, and mostly moving ourselves (while husband continues to commute 2.5 hrs daily to a full time job).

Anyone playing? 

(no, we will not live in 3 houses; 1 for sale, 1 will be, and then we'll look for another #2 gator).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had a great time playing Animal Crossing and trading with you and others. Remember the great turnip theft? I saw New Leaf and would have played it,  but not if I have to buy another DS. Let us know how you like it.

BTW, I am playing Risen 2 and really enjoying it. It is fun to be able to explore on my own and do a lot of looting. grin

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Hey Yap, welcome back!

 

I own a DS Lite but never really got comfortable with handheld gaming, I guess, so it mostly gathers dust. I guess I don't travel enough to make it worthwhile. Maybe I'll invest in something when I go to Eurogamer this fall.

Pokey - I got Risen 2 myself just the other day. Steam sale, you can't say no. I've only spent a few minutes with it, but it looks like fun so far, an RPG with a slightly different flavor than your usual dragons and dogmas fare.

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Pokey, I remember too how much fun we had visiting each other. Did you play with warning's sons? I am exactly the same age as I was then, but they may be in college now. surprised

My previous DS players were passed on to a grandson years ago. I justified buying this 3DS (exclusively for Animal Crossing, will not be playing anything else) by pretending I didn't buy an expensive concert ticket (entertainment value = one evening). Or by fracturing instead of breaking my toe (like my wrist) and therefore saving deductibles for ER/surgeon/hospital/anesthesiologist/pain meds (entertainment value = negative).

See how easy that was? Assuming playtime for at least 6 months, I figured enjoyment/hour in this one game will be worth the expense.

 

Hi, Steerpike, I'm still lurking around. Most recently playing Dragon Age II, but had to take a break from Kirkwall, Kirkwall and more Kirkwall. I have Risen II (loved silly Risen the Original) but got hung up on multi-character creations never progressing past the tutorials with savegames that corrupted when moved between computers. That happens more than rarely which is why I dabble in mmos.

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Yap, I did play with the boys and got a kick out of them. They were so enthusiastic about everything and loved my house. When I visited them, their house was what you would expect for boys their age, pinball machines and all kinds of decorative items and no nice furniture. I may break down and get the 3DS someday. I am not sure just what the 3D is all about.

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Arggh! Animal Crossing, how I miss thee.

I don't own a 3DS and can't really justify getting one just for New Leaf, but how I'd love to -- Wild World was a lovely lovely thing on the DS but because I was a jobless bum around the time I started playing it, I was playing too much which meant that there wasn't a lot happening most of the time. If I'd been at work or addicted to some other game I'd have been able to login and check out what new things were going on at intervals over the course of a day, but instead I just bumbled about waiting for stuff to happen! Not the best way to play it I can tell you! Eventually I stopped playing entirely and last time I checked my house was crawling with nasty bugs.

Having said this, Hailey, her brother, my brother, our friends and I, all had it and would visit each other's villages growing trees from our own unique fruit, buying stuff from the shops and generally dicking about. It was such a relaxing experience and not one I've really had with any other game. I do miss it. I miss checking lost property too. And fishing. And catching butterflies and popping balloons floating above carrying mysterious packages... I want it on my Nexus 7.

Oh and good to see you around Yap! Haven't seen Jen, Toger, yourself and most notably Spike around here in a long time.

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Oh geggis, "relaxing experience" is just how I see this game. Like anxiety-lowering drugs only less-addictive (I have never taken any but I can read).

I say less as this morning I may have stepped onto the Slippery Slope.

First, I must explain about my system clock. In the original game I set the time to oh, about mid Pacific Ocean (not many humans there, Pacific Islanders or Hawaii?) which  boggled the minds of visitors from the Americas. My world time didn't match any timezone. I did it so that my play times would not be all dark & night. Now, my system clock is set 6 hours earlier.

So back to Slippery Slopes. I read last night that there's good money to be made (I'm dirt poor but my museum looks great) fishing on the island at night (you guys! there are all these new features! so much fun). I'd have to stay up until 3 am (figuring in summer, dark is 9 pm) to do that. This morning in RL I had a major aha! moment. 7:30 am in RL = 1:30 am in game. Can anyone guess who went fishing before filling holes with Spackle, sanding, touch up painting, shampooing rug, packing boxes?

Perfect pick-up-and-put-down game for chaos & craziness - in fact, I may factor this 3DS into moving expenses. wink

 

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Yap! I'm so glad to hear you bought this! I've got the game (and the 3DS which I bought for Zelda tongue) but hadn't fired it up because my sister and nephews refused to upgrade to trade with me (go figure) and I didn't want to be alone in the world. Now that I know you're around I'll start the game and we can trade! (as long as I don't get stuck with apples as well spank)

Oh and guess where I've been?

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Yay, yay! Don't have a friend's code yet as apparently one must first create a Mii. Which I have not. Yet. But I will. Meet me down in Bollocks?

Congrats on your trip. thumb-up In my experience, once the travel bug bites, there is no cure. Best to give in & treat the symptoms. Sometimes it creeps into my rational brain that each trip = 1.x High End Gaming Laptop. Then I bury that thought by considering my next destination.

Oh, know my habit of starting a game over & over? Five Sp(star)rkle and Tw(star)nkles before I could commit to a map and more importantly, my name. Pitiful & pathetic. Over something as deep as Animal Crossing! rolleyes Good Luck to you.

 

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Yapette said
Yay, yay! Don't have a friend's code yet as apparently one must first create a Mii. Which I have not. Yet. But I will. Meet me down in Bollocks?

Congrats on your trip. thumb-up In my experience, once the travel bug bites, there is no cure. Best to give in & treat the symptoms. Sometimes it creeps into my rational brain that each trip = 1.x High End Gaming Laptop. Then I bury that thought by considering my next destination.

Oh, know my habit of starting a game over & over? Five Sp(star)rkle and Tw(star)nkles before I could commit to a map and more importantly, my name. Pitiful & pathetic. Over something as deep as Animal Crossing! rolleyes Good Luck to you.

 

Bollocks thread created!

Yeah, the travel bug has bitten hard. I'm already figuring out when I can go back as there was so much I didn't get to see/do. We were only in Paris for 5 1/2 days. Not nearly enough. Next time I'm thinking 2 weeks based in Paris with day/overnight trips to Amsterdam, London, Lyon, etc.

 

 

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