Animal Crossing DIY recipes make me furious
At this point, I know enough flower wreath and wreath recipes. I can do like 10 different crowns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and yet my villagers, always helpful, remain convinced that I should know how to do more. Sometimes they take a break and teach me how to make something that I learned from a cookbook I bought from Tim and Tommy at the start of the game, or maybe they want to show me how to put it together. boxes to make a cardboard bed. . I can now make a complete set of cardboard furniture, and I’m crazy to know that. DIY recipes have become the worst part of this game for me, and my patience is running out.
A primer: the final phase of New Horizons is amorphous, but it’s basically decorating your home and island. You get items to do this in two ways: by crafting them with a recipe given to you by a Floating Gift, Message Bottle, or Villager, or by purchasing them from Nook’s Cranny. The pools of two items are separate and you will never be able to purchase an item that you could have crafted otherwise.
Now over a month in the game and I have a good idea of what I want to do, but far from the hardware I need to do it. The game insists on giving me recipes that I have already eaten, sometimes two or three times. This is an issue that is going to get worse, as it looks like the game is allocating them completely randomly, and so the more stuff I get, the more likely I am to have reps and the less likely I will be. to get something new.
This is a problem when the game moves towards both esotericism and standard. All I want in the game is really some basic furniture: a table, chairs, a double bed. A bath would be great. I’ve seen park benches for the outdoors, and these would really bring my public spaces together. I want stuff my villagers flaunt every time I visit them: one of them even has a hot tub! It sounds very good. But when my chances of getting something really useful are the same as getting something weird, I end up with a dozen wreath recipes but no couch.
The worst part of this system is about the prerequisites: I was in heaven when I first received the recipe for the Ironwood Kitchenette and Cabinet, because I was waiting to cook in my game, all of my devices strewn all over the floor. But both require the Ironwood dresser, which I don’t have. The kitchenette also requires a cutting board, so the chances of you being able to finish this thing on your own are extremely slim.
When I finally got the log shelves, I was excited. But I can’t do them without the log bench, which I don’t have.
Balancing the excitement and disappointment of random loot with the expected and reliable rewards of predetermined loot, it’s basically the monkey on the back of every loot game out there. Just because Destiny 2 looks very different from New Horizons That’s not to say that people’s brains aren’t alike when playing it, and here Nintendo is essentially facing the same problem.
Fortunately, there are ways to help. Interestingly enough, I suspect that the Rabbit Day recipes currently circulating in the game are duplicate protected, as I have now collected all of them without a single duplicate recipe. So if we say that such a system is possible, Nintendo should theoretically be able to ensure that we never see a duplicate recipe. Play long enough and you’re guaranteed to get what you want.
That wouldn’t be a good idea, as the purpose of duplicates is to encourage trade and make new things more exciting, which is what we always want to do. But we need something more than nothing: maybe a DIY source per day that will guarantee you something you don’t have yet (Wisp does this with furniture, so it should be in the game under a form or another), or maybe just donate items you haven’t gotten higher weight in the probability pools yet. We should also remove the prerequisites completely and remove everything you can get from Timmy and Tommy from the loot pool.
Whatever happens, this system just doesn’t seem to work. At this point, it’s seriously affecting my enjoyment of the game, and I just don’t want to go into the wilderness of the trading forums to get what I want. It’s a game that should be better with others, but still possible to play alone.