Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Or: All Good Animals Cross to Switch)

I’ve been doing this ALL wrong. So, how do you know it’s about to break? Or do you just tap it once?

Wait, there’s a V2? I suppose my Animal Crossing special edition must use the latest hardware, but I can’t tell the difference from the launch one that I recently gave to my son, only to buy one again because of this game.

After much speculation, turned out the battery life was improved on V2.

The rock will break if you’re currently powered up from fruit – open your inventory and you’ll see a little counter. If you want to “burn off” unwanted fruit charges, use your shovel to lift up (and replant) whole trees.

So long as you’re not all pepped up, dig the lockdown holes as above, position yourself, and whack away with A as fast as possible. You can get 8 minerals out if you are quick. Once a set amount of time passes from your first tap or two, the rock will “expire,” essentially, hence the need to anchor yourself for maximum button-mash-age!

Once a rock is “tapped out” for the day, you’ll need to wait till the reset time (5AM, IIRC) to try again.

That’s super helpful, @ArmandoPenblade. Thanks! I have been blowing them up each time while juiced, and wondering why they weren’t respawning fast enough.

I’m still paying for that after my first day. Should finally have enough iron after today. Assuming I don’t get a ton of clay and money instead.

Tom Nook went and closed his tent today. I totally forgot he’s upgrading.

Me this morning:

Just got my 15 for the museum and now ready to go for the shop, quite enjoying the slow paced nature, just sort of plod along in between working from home

That happens to me tomorrow, I’m glad I bought a DIY workshop in my house finally.

EDIT: Does this reset progress on the daily login to Nook Miles?

Can’t think of anything that messes with the daily terminal access bonus, which is what I think you’re talking about, so I think no?

Ringtoss is hot here at the moment. Only requires 2 wood and 2 softwood, so super cheap and easy to make.

I have 3 new neighbours moving in today! Pretty exciting.

oh hey, if anyone has time… it’s my daughter’s 8th birthday today and obviously it’s kind of a weird one with the no social interaction thing. but we just started playing AC together, and if anyone was inclined to send her a birthday card through there, her friend code is SW-7799-8928-77fourseven (i dunno if bots would come here and harvest friend codes to be mean to kids, but maybe?). Her island is open.

I would hope not. It caps out after a week anyway, so not really a big deal imo.

It does not. And it tells you so when you access the ABD the day the new building opens.

Oh! I kinda wanna swing by and make a bunch of money. My hot item is fuckin Ironwood Kitchenettes that requires two other DIY furniture items that I don’t even have access to…

I added your daughter as a Switch friend. If I get an acceptance tonight I’ll send along a bday gift :)


oh dang, looks like I have to have visited the island to send a present :(

The island should be open and I accepted the request!

Heading back to my island to head to yours :)


thanks to @barstein for the hot tip on his island’s hot item today. That was easy $$! Looks like the Ring Toss toys are selling for 960 Bells there on Borphee, which is a great investment for 2 wood/2 softwood

I’ll be idling on my island with the gates open for the next three hours or so. I’ve got cherries, some oranges, and some coconuts. Saharah is visiting. Rocks untouched today. Feel free to harvest whatever!

No problemo! Yeah, those are super cheap to make. Every time my shop lists a hot item that only requires wood, I grab a few stone axes and hit every tree on my island, and then visit as many mystery islands as I can for more. Then I empty my inventory out and fill it with the item before selling.

I’m growing lots of fruit now, but hot items are great on non-harvest days. Anything that requires iron is barely worth the effort, though, imo.

My shop will be open for another 4 hours or so (I’m PST.)