Too. Many. Pictures. Not going to bother.
This will just be a post showing you how my town is at the moment and where it’s going. Aside from these my folder stats tell me I have ~1700 pictures of all the small daily happenings around town and I just don’t have the time or energy to sort and post them, or at least I think an overall town update like this would be good first.
For starters, my house at the moment. I quite like this combination so it might be a long-term look, though just today Nook finally got the arch cabin door and I ordered that.
I really like the rough tiles of the stone roof.
A bit of a hibiscus hedge around my ridiculously large “garden” (marked out by street lamps).
(The roof is the old one.)
The “town hall plaza”. I planted only red flowers, and the townies filled the gaps in with white and yellow ones 🙂 I actually moved the flower clock down one space from where I had it before. Also, in the future I plan to replace it with a fountain, and install the flower clock over in front of the station.
I’ve been planting trees around my plaza and generally trying to make it look nicer. The darker trees are all cherries.
Arcadia has built its café! I left just enough space in front of it to put in a couple of public works projects if I ever want to (such as a wisteria trellis in either corner, or a bench and a bridge).
Club LOL (seriously?) opened as well, and so far I have about one page of emotions. I have a few happy ones and the new flourish, showmanship and pride emotions, but I’m really hoping to get the SHOCK 😯 emotion soon 😛
I installed a new brick bridge (THANK YOU Wart Jr for the request!) up from the centre of the town plaza. Because it was so close to the original cobblestone bridge (just further to the right), I demolished that one. I felt having a bridge here instead would have a few benefits aside from looking good:
With the original bridge where it was (see the pink X ), I felt it didn’t make sense to have this big paved plaza here, yet create a big dirt strip through the nice green grass just right of it from going back and forth to use the bridge, which I had to do a lot each day since my house is where it is.
Also, once I got off the bridge on the north, I didn’t really have set paths to go to the shop and the town hall/station, so I really felt like I was trampling the grass all over the place in my indecisiveness. By moving the bridge, it’s now just a nearly-straight path straight up to the shop, and if I want to I can stick to the railway fence to head out of town (though honestly I still trample the grass a fair bit :P).
On top of this, with the bridge moved, the southern bank of the old bridge becomes a nice secluded area, where I could put a decorative PWP later, or at least a bench.
The cove along my beach viewed from the water. Excuse the bright yellow hair – I was trying out colours at Shampoodle. On this day I also had badly-matching darkly tanned skin >_<
And a picture from just yesterday: store-bought fireworks! I’ve never actually seen fireworks at a shop in real life; I think they’re kind of illegal here. (As in, not legal but you hear people letting them off around the neighbourhood…).
You can see the current size of my tree, too. I don’t think it’s changed much from before…… It’ll still be a little while before it hits Day 50, and then I’ll be able to sit under it!! x3
And lastly, a more detailed map of my town that I can do my town-planning on. As much as I enjoyed creating my colourful AC:WW map, I think I just work better with a pen and paper.
(Roughly coloured in Photoshop for your viewing pleasure :P)
This might look confusing, but this is how I’ve been planning the placement of future PWPs in order to stave off villagers’ houses. (This is just a plan; most of the PWPs have not been built yet.) All those lines are the “boundaries” of the areas taken up by the buildings, PWPs and features that I believe other buildings can’t intrude on.
I’ve arranged these PWPs (mostly streetlamps) on the assumption that a villager’s house is a 3×3 square with an extra 1×1 square sticking out the bottom. As long as a shape like that can’t fit into a gap between any of the boundaries, I think a villager won’t be able to move in there unannounced and ruin the scenery. That said, one of the lamps was marked accidentally in an impossible spot (the one right of the town hall), so actually a lot of these will have to be shifted around.
Originally I thought rocks couldn’t have anything move in closer than 2 spaces to them, like the PWPs, but then I was taken by surprise when someone did stake out a spot just 1 space from a rock (but it was during a ‘new-resident-test’ so thankfully it wasn’t permanent):
So now I’m just really hoping that I’m at least right about the 2-space radius around public works, otherwise I’m really buggered ^^;
As for the bridges, the western one is my only current bridge, the north-eastern one will be necessary sooner or later, just because it’s such a looooong trip around any other way. The centre one outside the café is the only bridge I don’t really need, and would cause a lot of unecessary grasswear around the café if it existed (because it’d be bound to be used as a thoroughfare by others), but it would look so nice ^^; I’m still debating it.
I think that’s everything for this post. There’s SO MUCH STUFF I want to post about, like my semi-recent dream visit to a really awesome town called Osukeno and the Streetpasses I’ve been getting. But the semester just recommenced, and I feel like I just spent our first week of it travelling back and forth to uni, attending classes every day, and having just barely enough time leftover to do the required readings and work. Then on Saturdays I have to prepare for my little informal Sunday jobs (teaching languages), and then it’s back to another week of uni. And I know it will get busier. So for now I think these short, irregular posts will be all I can manage. (And I know by normal people’s standards that wasn’t that short, which is probably good :lol:)
Anyhoo, enough with the whinging. I’m really enjoying this game and playing it on the way to and from uni every day (and knowing from Streetpasses that other uni students are playing too :P), and also reading about how everybody else’s towns are going. Keep it up everyone, and see you ’round!