Today is the day that I shall start blogging more about my town’s history. As a member of the Bell Tree Forums, I have written 19 entries on my current town, StarFall. Even if only 20% of the entries I write is about my town and its history, this whole site is based after that. Many entries will contain stats, records, and many other things I witnessed as I made my town.
Although I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf since the dawn of its release in the United States, the idea of StarFall dates all the way back to seven months after the release (January 2014). At that point, I was already on my second town, and I felt that it’s time for me to get a new town. But I had objections to it until very late in May. In February of 2014, I went to a public casino for my 21st birthday. I gamble only for fun, not to make money, but I want to win. Even if gambling has nothing to do with all of this, I would’ve never had the town of StarFall until late if I never gambled. Why? Cause in May, I won big at the casino (not like $1,000 huge, but still in the triple digits). Since I never really owned that much money before, I was able to spend it on electronic devices. I was really lucky that trip.
Part of the money I won at the casino was spent on a WiiU bundle. There’s currently only one WiiU in my house, and it sits in my room. I wanted to share, but since I bought it, it was to be placed in my room. And the other part went to a new 3DS system. I was thinking about starting a new town late in May. My siblings objection to me getting a new 3DS just to start a new town because I can swap SD cards, but starting a new town is something that I needed to do. My old 3DS system was dying, the town I had there was not dream town worthy, and I wanted to start a new town. Just letting you know, I didn’t gamble just to get money for a new 3DS. I was going to use the money for anything, but my decision on the remainder from what I won was to get a new 3DS. That time, it was a 3DS XL.
Before I bought a new 3DS XL, I was already planning on what to have in the town of StarFall. I wanted it to be a modern themed town with a few structures of light. I also had to do more research on how to make a better dream town. The reason why I needed to start a new town is because I saw some really nice dream towns, and it inspired me to start mine over.
On June 12th, 2014, I bought my new 3DS XL system. It was a plain blue one with black being part of the frame. On the 13th, I set up my 3DS system to be ready. And finally, on the 18th, I created the town of StarFall. Last summer, I spent most of the time working on building my town. At the same time, I journalized every activity that has some point of interest. What inspired me to journalize what happens in-game is the Town Tree (also known as the Plaza). When you sit down, you can see a history of your town, but it only lists events of current villagers and major landmarks. So I created StarFall not only to have a nice town, but to also write a journal based after. I track what villagers lived in my town, what PWPs I unlock, what fish and insects I caught in some order, and what badges I earn in some order, all with a given date. Despite doing all of this in June, July, and August, the dates don’t really match since I time travel excessively. I even started my town on January 2nd in-game and only time traveled forwards to make sure the town’s history doesn’t get scrambled.
On August 24th, 2014, I published my Dream Town, but it still needed updating. And by November 16th or some date, I updated my Dream Town. I haven’t made any updates since then. When I joined Bell Tree Forums, I written blog entries that contained my records I had on my town. Here, I’ll go more in depth on my journal.
After second update, I haven’t made anymore journal updates, and in 2015, my town was being landscaped even further. Some of the projects I worked on and journalized about are no longer there, and my town doesn’t match my Dream Town, especially due to my laziness in plot resetting. After all, I at least published a very nice dream town.
Stay tuned for every Tuesday as I share records on my town.