ACNH Challenge 7 – Be an Animal

To keep myself entertained while waiting for the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, I created a 20 day challenge! I’d love it if you played along using #ACNHChallenge. You can participate in as many or few as you’d like – and you can share on any day (you don’t have to go in order).

I’ll post the full list of challenges on March 20th so you can play along!

#ACNHChallenge 4 – Which animal villager would you be in the world of Animal Crossing?

I’m usually a fan of the daintier species, but not this time. If I were an islander in New Horizons, I’d be an elephant. A circus elephant! I know there are already a couple elephants in this category – I’m looking at you Margie and Big Top. I’d be glammed up in tassels, bangles around my ankles and wrists, and a fab-u-lous headpiece. I’d be a snooty personality type. I think the snooty group gets a bad rep in Animal Crossing, but you can’t be a world class entertainer without boundless confidence, Peanut!

My catchphrase would be “peanut.” 🥜

Hiya! Welcome to the island, peanut!

What kind of animal would you be?

ACNH Challenge 3 – Invite a New Species

To keep myself entertained while waiting for the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, I created a 20 day challenge! I’d love it if you played along using #ACNHChallenge. You can participate in as many or few as you’d like – and you can share on any day (you don’t have to go in order).

I’ll post the full list of challenges on March 20th so you can play along!

#ACNHChallenge 3 – Invite a new species to the island

In New Horizons, we’re on a deserted island. It stands to reason that we could very well discover a new species or two!

I am in LOVE with these concepts by @heckogeckodoodle! Go check her out and drop her a follow – her art is stunning. Just LOOK at Pie and Skelly 😍😍😍 Some of her ferrets are super cute too. The sugar gliders are so ridiculously adorable – every single one of them – that it makes my heart hurt with love.

Personally, I’d love to see some bats on the island. When I was a kid, I’d lie outside in the grass with my dad and chat while we watched the bats dart and dive against the stars. I’ve always been fascinated with these little nocturnal sky puppies. They’d be wonderful to have roaming the island at night, catching bugs and asking for fruit!

What new species would you want to discover on the island?

ACNH Challenge 2 – Write a pun!

To keep myself entertained while waiting for the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, I created a 20 day challenge! I’d love it if you played along using #ACNHChallenge. You can participate in as many or few as you’d like – and you can share on any day (you don’t have to go in order).

I’ll post the full list of challenges on March 20th so you can play along!

Speech is one of the quirkiest aspects of the Animal Crossing franchise. All the animals speak Animalese, but our protagonist is largely silent. One of the only times we see our speak is when they catch a big or fish – and they bust out the cheesy puns! Some of them make me cringe. Others are actually pretty witty.

#ACNHChallenge 2 – Write a pun your character would say when they catch your favorite fish or insect!

The orchid mantis is my personal favorite. They’re cute, eat the bad bugs and make for lovely room decor in their tiny terrariums. Since they mostly appear very well camouflaged on white flowers, I enjoy the challenge of hunting them down.

You can use this blank template to create your own. Or comment your pun below! Don’t forget to share with #ACNHChallenge

Which Octopath to Travel – Olberic

We’ve come to the end of our travels. You can find my thoughts on all the characters with the Octopath Traveler tag in my search bar. This week, we’re getting to know our final character.

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Olberic is your typical soldier/knight with a classic RPG story. He’s strong and easy to play as if you’re somehow new to RPGs. OR if you want to relive the nostalgia of early Final Fantasy games without too much of a struggle.

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Like H’aanit, Olberic can fight people for no reason. His Challenge path action is handy for removing NPC from doorways and completing the odd side quest requiring a swift beating. Olberic values honor above all, which is why he’s on a quest to bring an old colleague, Erhardt, to justice for treason against their King.

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I quite like how polite and noble Olberic is. He seems the most reasonable and level headed of all the characters. At any moment he could turn this whole caravan around if the others are acting up. Total dad vibes. Predictably, he’s strong and has some incredibly useful moves – like a slash that deals broadsword damage to all enemies at once.

Choose Olberic if:
dads do it for you
you want to play, but don’t want to work for it
you’re all about that noble life
in your dreams, you’re a valiant knight
 

Which Octopath to Travel – Tressa

We’re almost at the end of our journey through the 8 protagonists of Octopath Traveler! Let’s walk with my penultimate character.

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Tressa is a merchant from the bustling seaport town of Rippletide. Despite exotic ships and goods pouring through her home and her parents’ shop, she hasn’t gained an ounce of culture. As she journeys out into the world to test her limited skills and fill the pages of her travel journal, she remains naive and irritatingly optimistic.

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I’m just going to say it: Tressa is really annoying. She has a high-pitched, whiny voice and I’m pretty sure she’s 12 years old. She’s not particularly strong in battle, but her wind abilities come in handy from time to time. Sometimes when you enter another area of the map, she will find a few thousand coins, but that’s the biggest perk she offers. Her Purchase action is a more ethical version of Therion’s Steal ability, but rarely as lucrative.

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Choose Tressa if you:
live for a bargain
have never traveled outside of your hometown
enjoy shopping
crave adventure in the great wide somewhere more than you can tell

Which character will YOU choose?

Monster Hunter Etiquette

Monster Hunter has finally come to Nintendo Switch! Before you head out in pursuit of glory, consider the following:

Don’t attack the monster while a team member has mounted it. The mounted player can bring the beast down and allow the full team to RAGE on that bitch. So wait for the monster to fall to maximize your impact.

Eat before you hunt! Eating a hearty meal boosts your stats and adds some useful abilities for the hunt ahead. Sit down to a meal with your team before you rally for a quest.

Watch your health/sharpness and retreat to heal/sharpen as needed. Your whole team only gets three KOs before you fail the quest. Sometimes fatigue can sneak up on you so run to another area for a quick potion or sharpening session. You’ll be back in the battle in no time!

Don’t spam the chat. It’s distracting. Communicate with purpose (or use discord).

Take care of your palico buddies. Don’t forget to upgrade their armor and weapons too. Send them for training and the occasional catnap.

What are your best Monster Hunter tips?

Which Octopath to Travel – Ophelia

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. Let’s jump into someone else’s shoes.

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Sweet, innocent Ophelia was abandoned on the doorstep of the Church of the Order of the Flame and taken in by the Archbishop. She was raised as his own alongside his daughter, Lianna, who is preparing for a ritual and pilgrimage known as the Kindling.

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But whoops. Archbishop falls deathly ill and Ophelia starts her sister’s ritual by procuring the spark of the Sacred Flame… so now she has to finish it. So she travels to towns with churches to share the spark and reinvigorate the Sacred Flames on their altars. She spreads peace and calm everywhere she goes.

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In battle, she’s surprisingly not weak for a healer, especially if you equip her with a secondary job like Warrior. Her battle cry (“OH, Sacred Light!”) sounds a bit like she’s mid-orgasm, but Her Guide ability is a more pure version of Primrose’s Allure. Ophelia can guide townspeople to complete side quests and summon them in battle to fight alongside her.

Choose Ophelia if you:
enjoy Catholic Guilt
have religious hang ups
steal your siblings’ glory
like playing with fire

Who will YOU choose?