Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Turnip Trouble

As I wrote ten days ago, I have been playing the new Animal Crossing game on the Nintendo Switch.

It's the first time I've played any of the games in the Animal Crossing franchise and I cannot help but feel irked that it has taken me this long to finally play it.

I'm particularly mad at myself for not purchasing it for the Nintendo Wii many years ago, because I was quite close to doing so.

Anyway, the past is the past.

As for the current game. I do not know where to begin. It's fascinating. I've spent hours-upon-hour playing it. It's the longest I've sat behind a video game console since, well, I don't know when.

On April 11th, I wrote that there so many things about the game. The most recent thing I've done is purchased over one thousand turnips.

Yes, turnips.

Every Sunday, a character travels to my island to sell turnips to the villagers. You aren't meant to eat them, though. In this part of the game, you have to buy the turnips from the lady (if you want to, that is!) and then store them.

Then, over the next six days, you have to try and sell them to a shop that purchases them at a fluctuating rate. This must be done before the following Sunday because your stock will start to rot.

I suppose you'll figure out that the gambler in me loves this side game.

And a gamble it currently is.

I have checked the shop three times since purchasing over 1,000 of the vegetables at 105 Bells (the currency) a pop and the prices have not been to my liking. I believe the first offer was 56 Bells per turnip, then - yesterday afternoon - they wanted 51 Bells. This morning's offer was 48 Bells!

Looking through Twitter has been interesting as I've noticed that shops on other people's islands have been offering triple figure numbers.

I still have until Saturday to move them. By Sunday, they'll be rotten and I won't get anything for them.

Does the gambler wait until Saturday night to make his move....?

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