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StarFall History – Villager History

Today is the day I officially start the History of StarFall. Last summer, I was journalizing day by day. Although the official data-by-day was erased, I did put them into ledgers, based on order. Each week, I will go over a new ledger. I have posted them on Bell Tree before, but not here.

Since I was time traveling, the in-game dates do not match the real life dates. Time traveling does make me an illegitimate player, but it makes things faster. I don’t like to spend all year completing my town. Patience is a key factor, but I prefer doing things in the short run. Therefore, the dates of what I did in ACNL are for in-game time. Most of the stuff in real time were in the summer months.

Today, I will go over the order of all the animals that lived in StarFall, including both journalized and post-journalized.

Overview

Animal History

StarFall was created on June 18th, 2014, but the day it was set to begin is January 2nd, 2014. My original villagers (or starting villagers) were:

  • Freya
  • Nate
  • Hamlet
  • Daisy
  • Victoria

After publishing my dream town, I had the following villagers:

  • Lobo
  • Deena
  • Blaire
  • Puddles
  • Katt
  • Keaton
  • Roald
  • Walker
  • Aurora

After first update, these were my villagers:

  • Lobo
  • Blaire
  • Katt
  • Keaton
  • Roald
  • Walker
  • Aurora
  • Bubbles
  • Ava
  • Pierce

Now, I don’t pay much attention to my villagers. Ever since Keaton moved out, I stopped tracking who lived in my town. And I’m beginning to forget who moved in and in what order. If I could time travel back in real life, the one thing I would prevent is having Keaton (or any of my villagers move). But at least I got what I journalized before my first (and only) update). Right now, it’s on the dream town servers. To keep it up there, I would like more visits.

The First Ten

For the first two months in ACNL time, I only stuck with ten villagers. Although one of them was in boxes on the last day of February, no villager officially moved out until March. For a recall, my first five villagers were:

  • Freya
  • Nate
  • Hamlet
  • Daisy
  • Victoria

After them, I had the following move in:

  • Olaf – 1/4/2014
  • Vladimir – 1/6/2014
  • Canberra – 1/8/2014
  • Apollo – 1/10/2014
  • Cesar – 1/20/2014

Although Cesar was picked up from Belcroft, these were my first ten villagers. Alongside with the original ten were my two alternative (and favorite) villagers, Jenny and Penny. Jenny started her residence on January 5th while Penny started hers on January 7th. Neither of them moved out. The first ten animal villagers did stay completely in January and February, but they are all gone before I started publishing my dream town. Notice that the order I put them were the order I had them. I’ll go over their departure stories:

  • Nate – packed on 2/28, moved on 3/1: Nate was the first villager Kaylee ever talked to, but was also the first villager to move out of StarFall. On his last day before packing up, he suggested a PWP, the Jungle Gym. He stayed throughout the entire snow season StarFall started under.
  • Freya – packed on 3/12, moved on 3/13: Back in StarFall’s earliest days, I had most of the PWPs suggest. Of all the villagers, Freya made the most contributions, including the Lighthouse, Modern Bridge, and Police Station. I was specifically looking for the Tower, Illuminated Arch, and the PWPs under the Modern motif, and only a Snooty villager would suggest them. However, she became the second to move out.
  • Cesar – packed on 3/21, moved on 3/22: Cesar may be the last villager of the first ten to move in, but was the first one of the first ten that isn’t one of my starting villagers to move out. I needed him out of my town. I was going to build a bridge in this one area, but since he was in the way, I had no choice but to kick him out. It was hard since he was the most recent villager to move in. After the departures of Nate and Freya (and Broccolo’s move-in), Cesar was ready to go. He did not warn me that he was moving, so I was as lucky as a gambler who won the jackpot after the bet that made him bankrupt.
  • Apollo – packed on 3/29, moved on 3/30: Apollo was the first villager to be of a duplicate personality. Amazingly, none of my starting villagers were Cranky villagers, but the personality that shown up the most in the first ten were Cranky villagers. I planned on having a campsite area in the northern part of the river, and Freya and Apollo were cranky villagers. When they were gone, I finally had enough room for the extended Campsite area.
  • Canberra – packed on 4/24, moved on 4/25: Canberra was the first Uchi villager in StarFall, but also the first Uchi villager to move into Belcroft. So for two towns in a row, she was my first Uchi villager. It turns out that I didn’t need her as much. She did what she could do. She suggested the Wooden Bench and Windmill, which were vital to StarFall. Canberra was also the last villager to move before T&T Mart expanded (and before the ordinance switch to Beautiful Town).
  • Vladimir – packed on 5/27, moved on 5/28: Vladimir did a good job on staying in StarFall until T.I.Y. opened its doors in StarFall. He actually stayed through all four Nookling renovations I had in StarFall (and no, I chose not to have the Emporium).
  • Victoria – packed on 6/6, moved on 6/7: After all of the secondary villagers of the first ten (besides Olaf) moved out, more of the starting villagers continued to move out. Victoria was my least favorite of the starting villagers for asking useless questions when I was using the diving trick (this is a prime example of the complaint over the farming for PWPs). She did at least suggest the illuminated projects I needed before her move.
  • Hamlet – packed on 6/14, moved on 6/15: Yep, one of the villagers on the front cover of ACNL was also one of my starting villagers. Despite making contributions to the PWP list, I did not use any PWPs he suggested. After his move, my town was still a bit yellow thanks to Isabelle. An amazing fact was that Hamlet was the first villager to move out after Lobo, the oldest villager to be in my dream town, moved in.
  • Olaf – packed on 7/9, moved on 7/10: Aside to the starting villagers, Olaf was the first villager to move into StarFall (even before Jenny and Penny). Since he stayed for the first six months, first of the secondary villagers to move in and the last of the secondary villagers to move out, he held StarFall’s history very well. If any animal carried the sphere of beginnings and chained it onto the next villager, Lobo would be the carrier of the sphere Olaf had.
  • Daisy – packed on 10/2, moved on 10/3: Of the starting five villagers, Daisy was the last one to move out. Not only she was the last remaining villager from the first ten, but also the last remaining villager of the first five. As soon as she moved away, Kaylee, Jenny, and Penny were the only ones left to have lived in StarFall for the first two months.

Subsequent Villagers

After Nate and Freya left, I started to pick up the next generation of villagers. The first one to move in was Broccolo, which I voided (and plot resetted) from someone online person’s town. Then I had Elise. Here is the full guide of what I had before I published my dream town:

  • #11 – Broccolo – moved in on 3/16, moved out on 10/13: Just like Daisy and Olaf, Broccolo stayed for a pretty long time while being the first one of his/her kind to move in.
  • #12 – Elise – moved in on 3/24, moved out on 8/1
  • #13 – Teddy – moved in on 4/4, moved out on 5/11: Teddy was the first subsequent villager to move out.
  • #14 – Kitt – moved in on 4/27, moved out on 6/27
  • #15 – Muffy – moved in on 5/16, moved out on 8/25
  • #16 – Annabelle – moved in on 6/1, moved out on 7/25
  • #17 – Lobo – moved in on 6/11: Lobo was the first of the villagers that lived in my dream town to move in. On the StarFall Press, there is a picture in the description. I had nine villagers there. Lobo was one of them.
  • #18 – Bluebear – moved in on 6/18, moved out on 8/18
  • #19 – Rory – moved in on 7/1, moved out on 7/19
  • #20 – Hamphrey – moved in on 7/14, moved out on 10/15
  • #21 – Ken – moved in on 7/22, moved out on 9/24
  • #22 – Boone – moved in on 7/29, moved out on 9/17
  • #23 – Deena – moved in on 8/6*
  • #24 – Blaire – moved in on 8/22
  • #25 – Puddles – moved in on 8/27*
  • #26 – Katt – moved in on 9/19
  • #27 – Jay – moved in on 9/26, moved out on 11/4: Jay was the last subsequent villager to move out before I published my dream town.
  • #28 – Keaton – moved in on 10/5: In case if you’re wondering, Keaton was the first villager to move out after my most recent update on my dream town.
  • #29 – Roald – moved in on 10/10
  • #30 – Walker – moved in on 10/17
  • #31 – Aurora – moved in on 11/1

And that concludes the list of who lived in my town before I published my dream town. It started to get messy after I picked up a voided Prince (which was the worst case of picking up voided villagers). Since he moved in and wrecked my campsite area, this messed up my villager tracking. I was forced to get rid of some villagers I already had before. The one with asterisks were actually in my first dream town, but not after the first update. Puddles moved first. After her, it was Deena. I was able to get rid of Prince after Puddles and Deena moved out. Here is the order (without the moving dates since it scrambled my timeline):

  • #32 – Prince
  • #33 – Bubbles
  • #34 – Ava
  • #35 – Pierce

Post History tracking

I will go over more of my StarFall post-history very late, but from what I can remember, I had some of my villagers moving out. Here is the order of which animals moved out (as from my first dream town update to today):

  • Keaton
  • Bubbles
  • Blaire
  • Aurora
  • Roald
  • Walker
  • Lobo
  • Pierce

And here are the villagers I remembered having after my update (some are not in my town anymore):

  • #36 – Marshal
  • #37 – Agent S
  • #38 – Astrid
  • #39 – Lily
  • #40 – Pietro
  • #41 – Gloria
  • #42 – Diva
  • #43 – Vesta
  • #44 – Alfonso
  • #45 – Annalise

Full Tracking

Finally, I will go over the full list of animals that ever lived in StarFall. The ones with dates were the ones I had before I published my dream town. The ones without dates were the poorly tracked ones.

  1. Freya – 1/2 to 3/12
  2. Nate – 1/2 to 3/1
  3. Hamlet – 1/2 to 6/15
  4. Daisy – 1/2 to 10/3
  5. Victoria – 1/2 to 6/7
  6. Olaf – 1/4 to 7/10
  7. Vladimir – 1/6 to 5/28
  8. Canberra – 1/8 to 4/25
  9. Apollo – 1/10 to 3/30
  10. Cesar – 1/20 to 3/22
  11. Broccolo – 3/16 to 10/13
  12. Elise – 3/24 to 8/1
  13. Teddy – 4/4 to 5/11
  14. Kitt – 4/27 to 6/27
  15. Muffy – 5/16 to 8/25
  16. Annabelle – 6/1 to 7/25
  17. Lobo – 6/11
  18. Bluebear – 6/18 to 8/18
  19. Rory – 7/1 to 7/19
  20. Hamphrey – 7/14 to 10/15
  21. Ken – 7/22 to 9/24
  22. Boone – 7/29 to 9/17
  23. Deena – 8/6 to publication
  24. Blaire – 8/22
  25. Puddles – 827 to publication
  26. Katt – 9/19
  27. Jay – 9/26 to 11/4
  28. Keaton – 10/5
  29. Roald – 10/10
  30. Walker – 10/17
  31. Aurora – 11/1
  32. Prince
  33. Bubbles
  34. Ava
  35. Pierce
  36. Marshal
  37. Agent S
  38. Astrid
  39. Lily
  40. Pietro
  41. Gloria
  42. Diva
  43. Vesta
  44. Alfonso
  45. Annalise

Next week, I will cover the Public Works Projects I have unlocked and journalized. I was going to cover it this week, but I need to introduce what animals lived in StarFall.

My favorite and least favorite animals in ACNL

I am back to more opinionated lists for ACNL. First week, I went over the goods and bads of the 3DS game in the franchise. Then I went over to review the entire series. Today, I’m going to cover the first of the four lists I would rank (villagers, items, PWPs and landmarks, and island tours/badges/holidays). This week, it’s going to be on what this game is about the most – animals. One interesting fact is that the most common animal type (species) in ACNL is cats. There are 22 cat villagers, along with Rover, Blanca, and Katie. However, there are more dogs with green tags than any other animal with green tags. another interesting fact is that deer are the most popular villagers by the community than any other species. On Bell Tree Forums, there is a list of tiers based on popularity. Tier Five is where the most unpopular villagers are, and not a single deer is in there. There are a lot in Tier One, the most popular villagers.

In my opinion, I don’t give a damn about the Villager Tier system. It’s just damn ridiculous. I rank by personality. I don’t care if one villager is more popular than another. I only care about what I think. But some people in the AC communities take the tier system too seriously. I’m okay with rankings of Disney’s animated features and Pixar movies, but not the tier system. It also kinda ruined part of the game. I don’t really have interest into Marshal anymore ever since I saw pictures of a town all centered on him while I feel bad for Barold since he got all the hate.

Anyway, I will start out with the categories:

Best Species and Personalities

There are 34 different species and 8 different personalities. In reality, this list is not the same as it is in ACNL. A good example is that the character design for cats do not look as good as what they look like in reality, but it’s the other way around when describing the dogs. Some shows and games depict characters in a better way than others. But now I am ready to share the list:

  • #1 – Penguins: I am a person that likes birds over mammals in general. There are only six species of bird villagers in ACNL, and penguins are at the top, even if they can’t fly. Yeah, there are some penguins I don’t like as much, but based on the selection of villagers, the penguins would have to be my favorite of the species in ACNL. Not to mention, there are no missing animals based on personality in this species.
  • #2 – Eagles: Only five villagers of this personality saved this species from ranking so low, but they are no match for the penguins in ACNL. In real life, I like eagles, and I am in the right hemisphere to see them more (Western Hemisphere).
  • #3 – Cats: In reality, cats are really cute. They may have behavior issues, but I like cats. But in ACNL, they’re almost no different. Mitzi, Rosie, Katt, Purrl, Kiki, Lolly, Kitty, and Katie (not a villager) helped bring these species to the top of the list, but if it were for two of the birds, these meowbags would fail to hit the #1 spot.
  • #4 – Chickens: May sound a bit unjust, but I am basing it after one villager. But there are a few other chickens that I like. In reality, chickens are cute.
  • #5 – Deer: I have to agree with the popular opinion here. The deer in ACNL are cute species. However, I don’t really like them in reality due to overpopulation issues, but I do like them better in ACNL.
  • #6 – Squirrels: Although my favorite villager has to be a squirrel, some are in a nutshell due to some bad looks or overratedness (I’m not sure if that’s a real word).
  • #7 – Dogs: My favorite animal in ACNL is a dog, but my favorite villager isn’t. Dogs look better in ACNL than in real life (no offense). They may be high on my list, but they aren’t the top dogs of the game, as some bark up the wrong tree.
  • #8 – Hamsters: Another of these new species that weren’t in the past three games that I like are hamsters. The hamster on the front cover is named after a character from one of William Shakespeare’s plays, which if funny because of the first three letters of both the species and villager.
  • #9 – Rabbits: In real life, I don’t really like them because of how overpopulated they are. Their looks are worse in AC than in reality. But the rabbits are better than most species. My absolute least favorite of the rabbits would probably not be a rabbit, but more of a rabbit costume, Zipper T Bunny.
  • #10 – Wolves: At one time, they were all cranky or snooty. Even if they had a bad selection based on personality, I don’t hate them as much as I do in reality. But wolves aren’t that dangerous.
  • #11 – Birds: As a person who likes birds, you wouldn’t be surprised to see these pretty high.
  • #12 – Frogs: I like the one you can catch more than the villagers, but frogs aren’t all that bad either.
  • #13 – Elephants: I liked the elephants in the game, but they seem to be very undersized, but that’s okay. It’s just a game anyway.
  • #14 – Ostriches: I may like bird villagers, but there aren’t enough ostriches for me to rank this species highly.
  • #15 – Bearcubs: I find it rather weird that there are both bears and bearcubs when they are both technically the same species. But there is one that I do like a lot, and she helped keep this species away from the bottom 20.
  • #16 – Goats: Not a huge fan of them, but okay.
  • #17 – Lions: Since they all have manes, I wouldn’t be surprised that this is the only species in ACNL (excluding non-villagers) to have only one gender. They should introduce lionesses next game. But based on the selection, the lions aren’t all that bad.
  • #18 – Pigs: Some of the pigs do look ugly, but others do not.
  • #19 – Ducks: Of the six bird species, the ducks are my least favorite. The males are fine, but the females (excluding Molly) ruined this. I like real ducks, but not pixel people ones.
  • #20 – Monkeys: I don’t hate them too much, but there’s one monkey I do like. It would be the train station guy, Porter, but he’s not a villager. They’re not as favorable either.
  • #21 – Sheep: I’m not really a fan of the sheep villagers they have in game, but again, some I’m okay with as others I’m not. If you’re gonna ask me about Pietro, I actually think he’s cute rather than scary.
  • #22 – Octopi: There’s too few of them, so it’s hard for me to judge. That, and why would they make a sea creature a land animal? That’s creepy.
  • #23 – Cows and Bulls: I like the bulls more than the cows, but even if that’s true, they’re both lower on the list.
  • #24 – Koalas: I’m not too bright on them, but they’re not as bad.
  • #25 – Anteaters: There are one or two that I liked, but that’s pretty much it.
  • #26 – Bears: In real life, we may think bears as scary ferocious creatures, but the monstrous looks in reality look no worse than the villagers in ACNL of this species. Some look so ugly.
  • #27 – Rhinos: Like I said most of the time, some animals are much better looking in reality than others. This is true for the rhinos as well.
  • #28 – Hippos: At least they’re better in game than in real life since real hippos are one of the most dangerous animals. I like rhinos over hippos more in general. I won’t be hippocritical either.
  • #29 – Horses: I don’t need to say it again. Plus, some (like Victoria) bug me easily.
  • #30 – Crocodiles: I don’t know why I ranked them low. I just don’t care too much about animal villagers.
  • #31 – Kangaroos: They are ranked very low for a good reason. The only good kangaroo villagers are the male ones, which I only see two, and they are both cranky villagers.
  • #32 – Tigers: I do like tigers in real life, even if they are extremely dangerous animals, but the character design of tigers in ACNL makes these species less enjoyable.
  • #33 – Gorillas: In my opinion, Boone is the only one of this species that I liked. I just absolutely cannot handle Violet.
  • #34 – Mice: In AC, they look stupider than they do in real life. Thankfully, none of these villagers make it to the bottom of my list based on personality. I don’t like their ears sticking out like how they did in AC.

Now if we’re ranking based on personality, this is how it would go:

  • #1 – Normal: My favorite personality in AC would have to be the normals. They are nice and sweet, very caring, and more worthy talking to. I don’t care what gender they are, but all animals of this personality are female. Yes, there some that I don’t like, but my top five favorite villagers in-game are all normal villagers.
  • #2 – Jock: They may be the most immature of the male villagers, but I like the jocks. They are pretty cool.
  • #3 – Uchi: They may have a lot of ugly villagers, but there are three that helped keep this higher.
  • #4 – Lazy: They are the male version of the Normal villagers, but only about food.
  • #5 – Cranky: They may be cool, but they are so mean.
  • #6 – Smug: They may be the most well-mannered ones, but I’m not to fond of them either.
  • #7 – Snooty: They’re snobs. Not all girls are nice you know. Some I just hate.
  • #8 – Peppy: Villagers of this kind are damn annoying. There are some that I like, but the personality I do not like. Have you even noticed that they are meaner than the snooty villagers?

Best Villagers

I may not care about animals as much as most people do, as I am more in favor over the human villagers (as well as I don’t have any dreamies), but I do have villagers I like more and that I like less. Since I never had all of the villagers or paid attention to some, I will mention favorite villagers by personality. I will name five of each on the good list, and only one of each on the bad list.

Lazies:

  • #1 – Cube
  • #2 – Walker
  • #3 – Alfonso
  • #4 – Lucky
  • #5 – Prince

Smugs:

  • #1 – Marshal
  • #2 – Rodney
  • #3 – Zell
  • #4 – Jacques
  • #5 – Pietro

Jocks:

  • #1 – Roald
  • #2 – Pierce
  • #3 – Hamlet
  • #4 – Antonio
  • #5 – Bam

Crankies:

  • #1 – Lobo
  • #2 – Static
  • #3 – Apollo
  • #4 – Hopper
  • #5 – Camofrog

Normals:

  • #1 – Caroline
  • #2 – Mitzi
  • #3 – Aurora
  • #4 – Goldie
  • #5 – Ava

Uchis:

  • #1 – Katt
  • #2 – Mira
  • #3 – Cherry
  • #4 – Pashmina
  • #5 – Phoebe

Peppies:

  • #1 – Agent S
  • #2 – Rosie
  • #3 – Bunnie
  • #4 – Bluebear
  • #5 – Peanut

Snooties:

  • #1 – Amelia
  • #2 – Blaire
  • #3 – Purrl
  • #4 – Kitty
  • #5 – Freya

Worst (no particular order here):

  • Joey
  • Olaf
  • Stinky
  • Ricky
  • Jambette
  • Hazel
  • Victoria
  • Miranda

Best non-villagers

Although Caroline is the grand winner of the possible villagers in-game, there are several other characters, including human characters I make, that I like more. Based on previous posts, you can easily tell who my favorite character is. Next to her and two similar characters are the few animals with green name tags rather than blue or pink. Here are my five favorites and five least favorites:

Best:

  • #1 – Isabelle: Obviously my favorite animal from the entire Animal Crossing series. What a perfect match for a secretary of the mayor.
  • #2 – Blathers: As a person who likes birds, Blathers is definitely not excluded here.
  • #3 – Leif: It seems rather weird, but I like him too.
  • #4 – Reese: I’m a bigger fan of her than the sea basses are.
  • #5 – Celeste: Blather’s sister, and worker of the Museum.

Worst:

  • #1 – Gracie: She may have good furniture, but she was awful in the GameCube Version
  • #2 – Saharah: Please do not give me the common wall or common floor.
  • #3 – Resetti: Easily the most aggressive one. I don’t have him in my town since he is pretty strict. I like Bell Tree’s concept of his role.
  • #4 – Tortimer: Not as good of a mayor like we would be. And he can be tricky sometimes.
  • #5 – Wendell: I don’t know why I put him here. He’s just not one of my favorites.

That’s it for this week. Next week, it will be on furniture collections and other item related stuff.