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June 16, 2011 7:06 PM   Subscribe

accf96 catches a Napoleonfish. He should donate it. accf96 catches a Ray. Will he donate it? accf96 catches a Stringfish It's recommended that he donate it. Cute videogame enjoyment filter. posted by codacorolla (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Did he donate it?
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:11 PM on June 16, 2011


Always donate the first $BUG or $FOSSIL or $FISH (not to be confused with stringfish) you catch.

You'll probably catch more later, and you can sell those Tom Nook or give them away to your animal pals, and even if you don't you can go visit them later at the museum.
posted by Guy Smiley at 7:19 PM on June 16, 2011


So I searched the wikipedia entry of this game for the term "donate," but to no avail. Due diligence performed; would someone please explain this for me?
posted by The White Hat at 7:23 PM on June 16, 2011


Eh?
posted by orthogonality at 7:26 PM on June 16, 2011


So I searched the wikipedia entry of this game for the term "donate," but to no avail. Due diligence performed; would someone please explain this for me?

Donating items allows for improvements to the game environment, which benefit the player after substantial investment.
posted by codacorolla at 7:33 PM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's an in-game museum, whose curator depends entirely on you for collections. He has room for one of every kind of fish, bug, fossil, and painting (yes, there are duplicates of paintings) that exist in the game. So to "donate" a rare fish is to put one in the museum for his collection (and for viewing later) at the expense of your ability to sell it.

These videos are the cutest thing.
posted by jcfletcher at 7:42 PM on June 16, 2011


This doesn't change the fact that Tom Nook is evil.
posted by NoraReed at 8:47 PM on June 16, 2011 [13 favorites]


This doesn't change the fact that Tom Nook is evil.

After reading that (warning: NIGHTMARE FUEL) I'll never play Animal Crossing.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:58 PM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


This may also be a great link to visit on the emotional power of (GameCube) Animal Crossing: http://i.imgur.com/dog27.jpg
posted by reiichiroh at 8:59 PM on June 16, 2011


This doesn't change the fact that Tom Nook is evil.

WHAT. THE. FUCK. DID. I. JUST. READ?
posted by orthogonality at 9:32 PM on June 16, 2011


This doesn't change the fact that Tom Nook is evil.

WHAT. THE. FUCK. DID. I. JUST. READ?


A really well-written horror story. I think I originally saw it on MeFi, actually

one of the few LPs that so colored my perception of a game that i will not play it
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:37 PM on June 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is this something I'd have to have a... a... something I don't understand to understand?
posted by Justinian at 9:55 PM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't understand this either, but reiichiroh's link (linked here) is one of the most sweet/sad things I've seen on-line, and worth the three minutes and two Kleenex it'll cost you to read
posted by benito.strauss at 7:17 AM on June 17, 2011


I hate to be that person (Snopes's Glurge patrol?), but your "Mom" in the game sends you presents from time to time -- it's not anything that that guy's mom did.

End Debbie Downer.

I do love me some Animal Crossing, though.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:28 AM on June 17, 2011


Now I'm five different types of conflicted. Thanks, Internet.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:50 AM on June 17, 2011


I've seen that Tom Nook Is Evil link before and thought, "I'll never be remotely interested in Animal Crossing. Can't be bothered clicking on it". Until today.

How wrong I was.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 11:56 AM on June 17, 2011


I played the DS version of Animal Crossing, and that game truly is evil. Sure, catching fifty different fish is a slog, but it feels reachable. But then some of them are rare, and only turn up at certain times of year. Then the bugs, and the fossils, and oh no I forgot to go fishing today what if I missed my shot at a Stringfish.

For real money though, you've got to play the turnip stockmarket. A character comes by each week selling turnips at a random price, and you can buy thousands, stacked 100 to an inventory slot. Then over the week, Nook will offer to buy them from you at a different price each day.

Once, emptying out my latest investment into my Turnip Room, I accidentally missed the floor and dragged the stack of turnips onto myself. Ten grand worth of turnip, munched down in three seconds flat. Fat bastard.
posted by lucidium at 6:03 PM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


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