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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Discussion (Nintendo 3DS) [game]
 
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Welcome to the official discussion thread for Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS!

To start, please add this game to your log, add it to your collection (if applicable), and (when you are ready) rate it using the link above!

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review (Nintendo 3DS) (9.7)  by  

Animal Crossing... I still remember getting up early before heading to my high school classes just to see what Tom Nook was selling that day. This game series has always held such a dear place in my heart. I think it has to do with the fact that heading to the land of Plaisant, Tranquil, or other towns of mine always being a great escape for me. Making Bells, filling my catalog, and fishing in the ocean were always points of peace for me. While I've been very public about my discontent with AC: City Folk, I have a new-found hope once more for New Leaf. From all the information that has been dished out due to the game's release already in Japan, and Nintendo pushing more information through Nintendo Directs, I am confident this game will be a fresh take on a classic and comforting idea.


The game released in North America on June 9th, 2013 and released in other territories shortly after.

Please use this thread for all discussion on the game. If you would like to make trades or visit towns, please use the specific Animal Crossing New Leaf Trading Thread for further assistance. It makes more sense to keep this focused on the gameplay and game discussion while leaving bartering out of it. There are no Friend Codes this time around for Animal Crossing, which is a blessing! Many of us have already befriended ourselves via the 3DS Friend Codes Thread thread. That thread will be where we continue to befriend each other and trade 3DS IDs for the sake of visiting each other's towns.

Many many years ago I discovered a wonderful Animal Crossing website which has a great catalog feature set up. Now, the new game will mean it'll take time for the site to get a full correct catalog up and running but I expect it to work beautifully once more to allow anyone to track their catalog there. You can find this website at the Animal Crossing Community page. They also have forums there which are very active right now in anticipation of this game. Granted, the general age of the members of that site fall a bit lower than here, but I've found over all the years I've been there that the discussion is still mostly pleasant and easy.

Lastly, I want you all to enjoy the music from this new game or any of the games, whenever you want. The following site will allow you to hear the "Xam" or "Xpm" music that would naturally occur in your life right now as if you were in the game. You can select from any of the Animal Crossing games and the music will continually loop until the hour changes. It's pretty cool. You can find that page here. It's by default at the City Folk music.

So again, everyone enjoy this game! Enjoy this discussion! If you're interested in being negative about the title, just find your way to a different thread for that because this thread is about the experience and meant to bring the community together during the launch of one of the most community driven games Nintendo offers.

Say hello to Kapp'n, cause we're about to make it into town on June 9th.

(One more quick note; Keep an eye out for the game's review, which I will write sometime in the end of June probably.)

Pattern Creator - Turns any photo on your computer into a pattern (results may vary)

A 2013 Holidays Calendar can be found on Page 4 or at the link posted.

A Reviews Round-up can be found on Page 6 or at the link posted.

A Music Appreciation segment can be found on Page 7 or at the link posted.

A Nintendo World Store Release Photo Gallery can be found on Page 9 or at the link posted.

A list of Dream Towns of note can be found on page 25 or at the link posted.

For trading turnips and turnip discussion please use the Animal Crossing New Leaf Turnip Thread thread.

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Posted: 05/20/13, 01:54:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/27/13, 00:31:21
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I thought we could visit friends' towns even if they were offline. Am I missing something?
Posted: 12/11/13, 19:11:27
@Earendil

You can...sorta. You need to have the Dream Suite in your town. You won't have the option to construct it until you walk in on Isabelle sleeping at her desk.
Posted: 12/11/13, 22:09:21
@ludist210

lol I can't wait.

EDIT: And if that's the case, all y'all need to have your gates open so I can stalk you. (and steal your cherries)
Posted: 12/11/13, 22:32:05  - Edited by 
 on: 12/11/13, 22:33:02
I can confirm that the snowmam gives multiple Ice series items per day. I've gotten an Ice Wall, Ice Floor, and Ice Dresser from her today alone (cost me fifteen snowflakes because I botched the assembly, but they aren't that hard to find, even when it's not snowing).
Posted: 12/11/13, 23:34:07
The good news is, I acquired those two sea creatures that were available for catching, leaving me with just two more to dive for (not anytime soon sadly).

The bad news is, lots of blank spots in my bugs and fish catalogs. First, bugs:



Posted: 12/12/13, 00:34:07
Here's my fish:





And I'm too lazy to take another picture just for one fish but I'm also missing the last fish in the second row (below the whale shark)
Posted: 12/12/13, 00:52:30
@ludist210

Well I hadn't caught a Tuna or Dung Beetle yet, but I *just* landed them both tonight. Whoop!

Made a perfect Snowtyke too. Was going for the Snowmam though- Want that Ice Series!
Posted: 12/12/13, 11:09:55
@Shadowlink

If you make a snowmam and have a few free hours, you can in theory get the whole set in one day. She doesn't limit what you can get in a day.

@Jargon

Gimmie a couple of hours until I can get a break, then I'll help you out.
Posted: 12/12/13, 16:03:13
@ludist210

Sure, no rush. If you don't feel like checking everything at once, don't feel obligated. Thanks!
Posted: 12/12/13, 16:08:50
@Jargon

It won't take long. I'll have time in three hours to do it.

I won't tell you what you're missing, but when (month, times) and where (ocean, river, holding pond, waterfall, etc.) you can catch it. Is that all right, or is that too spoilery?
Posted: 12/12/13, 16:34:14
@ludist210

That's perfect!
Posted: 12/12/13, 16:43:48
@Jargon

I'm going in order, by column (left to right).

Insect 1: Shake trees all year round, any time of day. I think you have five chances per day to catch this one.
Insect 2: Flies around your town between August and October, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Insect 3: Grow a bush in your town, it'll be on it when it rains between April and September all day (best in May-June).
Insect 4: Shake a tree between October and February and one of these might hang from it...nab it quick, or else it'll climb back into it (don't worry, you can shake it again and they'll pop back out). Shake all of your trees to find it, including fruit trees.
Insect 5: Check your flowers between March-June from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (also in October).
Insect 6: Chop down a tree, leave the stump. This guy is on it in June and September-November at various times in the morning and afternoon (never after 7:00 p.m., never before 4:00 a.m.)
Insect 7: On tree trunks, July-August. 11:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.
Insect 8: Fish out some garbage or rot some turnips, then leave it out. You might find this little guy flying around it (year round, all hours).
Insect 9: Hit a rock with a shovel August-October, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.

Fish 1: Similar to the fish right above it. In the river year-round, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fish 2: That's not coming to the river until March, so no worries.
Fish 3: He's in the pond part of the river, June-August, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fish 4: Catch him at the waterfall (I've had success at both) March-June and September-November, 4:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Fish 5: He's out now through February in the river (and is huge), 4:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m.
Fish 6: All day in the river, but only in September.
Fish 7: This little river fish is basically out all day from June-mid-September.
Fish 8: This guy is in the ocean from now until February from 9:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m.
Fish 9: This larger fish (slightly bigger than a sea bass) is in the ocean from now until March all day long.
Posted: 12/12/13, 19:34:34
...aaaaaand I completed the Ice Series. 65 snowflakes later (they come out all the time, not just when it's snowing) it's all in my house.
Posted: 12/12/13, 21:06:06
@ludist210

I guess I was foolish to think I could catch all these things without any help. Oh well, at least I can get some of this stuff now. Thanks!
Posted: 12/12/13, 21:15:18  - Edited by 
 on: 12/12/13, 21:15:44
@Jargon

Yeah, some are tricker than others...I always use a guide for fish and insects.
Posted: 12/12/13, 21:29:23
@Jargon

Haha. Yes you were .
Posted: 12/12/13, 23:26:32
@ludist210

Oh man, I didn't realize you could catch the bees that sting you. Just managed to pull it off though!
Posted: 12/13/13, 03:34:47
@ludist210

I think you may have missed that I'm also missing one fish that I didn't take a picture of, the last fish in the second row (below whale shark and above the coelacanth). Is that available now?
Posted: 12/13/13, 04:15:25  - Edited by 
 on: 12/13/13, 04:16:36
@ludist210

Just built her, and perfectly too!

Handed over the 9 flakes that have been clogging my pockets all week, I'm off to get more- Will only need another 30, so that's nice.
Posted: 12/13/13, 11:03:27
I haven't had time to play much... so what am I missing with this snowflake business? How often can you get them and how?
Posted: 12/13/13, 13:45:31
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