5/15/2020 12:16:07 AM
Update 1.22.16 is Live
Good news fellow Crossers, update 1.22.16 is now live! This update contains a few major changes that everybody should be made aware of. The first of those is that the NH Trading board has now been replaced with the new NH Looking For board and the new NH Offering board. After evaluating how our users continue to use ACC for trades and transactions, we've updated our board structure to better suit our community. Please use the NH Offering board if you are primarily offering to sell, trade, auction, or give away items or villagers for AC:NH. The NH Offering board should also be used if you are opening up your island for turnip prices, DIY crafting recipes, special visitors, etc. Please use the NH Looking For board if you are primarily looking to post requests for buying/trading specific items or villagers in AC:NH. Also use the NH Looking For board when you are looking for particular turnip prices, DIY crafting recipes, special visitors etc. We are in the process of working out some rules and guidelines for these boards to provide some more clarity. As always, you can use the Help with where to post topics/threads
sticky or contact a Moderator if you aren't sure where to post your thread.
Also, as a result of increased usage of ACC causing an increasing amount of threads on the boards again, we will resume archiving threads sometime in the near future. Threads will archive after 90 days of inactivity. Lastly, we have started adding NH special events to the Event Calendar. As such, NH events should now start appearing for everybody on the homepage.
4/17/2020 10:30:12 PM
Some Rules Clarifications Regarding New Horizons
Hey folks, we hope everybody is enjoying New Horizons over these last few weeks. We have noticed there has been some confusion regarding our AC:NH related boards, and I am hoping we can clear up some of the major concerns we've been seeing with this announcement. To start, our Moderation team has been pretty lenient in not issuing minor violations for things like posting on the wrong board, spamming, posting FCs and Dodo codes, etc. During the first month of the launch of New Horizons, we have opted to move threads and take care of minor issues by leaving a note or PTing the user directly while everybody gets used to the new boards and increased activity. Starting April 20th, we will be issuing all violations as normal again to ensure that ACC stays an organized, safe, family-friendly site for all. We are giving a heads up now so that people have time to get fully acquainted with the rules.
Now on to clarify some of the common mistakes we have been seeing around the site since the release of New Horizons.
Posting on the Wrong Board
To keep our boards orderly, please ensure that you are posting your threads on the correct board. This also ensures that your thread reaches the correct audience.
The AC:NH General board
should be used only
for discussion type threads related to New Horizons. Any trade requests threads, online play session type threads, or shop/service threads do not belong on this board.
The AC:NH Trading
board should be used for any sort of thread where you are setting up a one-off online session where some sort of exchange will take place. This includes, but is not limited to item trades, buying/selling items, villager trades, buying/selling villagers, giving away items/villagers, and auctions. Note that long term shops need to be posted to the Shops and Services board
, while long term giveaways need to be posted to the Giveaways board
Lastly, the AC:NH WiFi Lobby
should be used for all other types of New Horizons online sessions. This includes, but is not limited to looking for new friends in New Horizons threads, looking for a town to sell turnips in threads, opening your town for turnip sellers threads, looking for a town with a special visitor, opening your town for people to see special visitors, opening your town for visitors to get a DIY recipe from a crafting villager, cataloging sessions, and one-off service types of sessions. Note that if you are looking for a service, you need to use the Looking for a Service sticky
. Threads for the sole purpose of looking for a service, such as looking for somebody to pull your weeds or to water your flowers are not permitted and will be locked. Also, keep in mind that long term services need to operate out of the Shops and Services board
If you are unsure of what board your thread should be posted on, please stop by the Help with where to post topics/threads
sticky, and a member of the Moderator team will be happy to assist you.Dodo Codes
As mentioned in a previous announcement, Dodo codes are not permitted to be posted anywhere on the site, other than in PTs. It is perfectly fine to set up a session on the public boards, but if you plan to use a Dodo code, it must be sent via PT. Please see our ACC Dodo Code Policy
for more details.Spamming
We have noticed a problem with spamming, especially in regards to trade and online play session types of threads. Keep in mind that a thread owner is only allowed to bump their thread once per hour, and these bumps must be constructive. Constructive bumps will re-establish the status of your thread. Posts like "still open for turnips for two more hours" or "I'm still looking to buy three gold nuggets!" are acceptable. Just posting the word "bump" or other nonsense will be considered as spam. Also, do not hijack other people's threads by posting comments that have nothing to do with the exchange or online play session that the thread poster is looking for. These will be removed as spamming at best, and in more serious cases, a trolling violation may be issued. In short, if you are not planning on taking part in the exchange or online play session, do not post in the thread.Drawing Excessive Attention
We have noticed that some are drawing excessive attention with their thread titles by using all caps or including a bunch of symbols. Use common sense with capitalization and symbols. Symbols and special characters can be used in thread titles to separate pieces of information but cannot be used as artwork. Moderators have the right to change any title that may be in violation of this rule.
We are working on releasing a separate Villager Trading board for NH soon to help further organize our trading related threads and to make it easier for our users to find the types of threads they are looking for. We also plan to put together some more in depth rules and guidelines for the New Horizons related boards that will hopefully improve the ACC forums experience for all of our New Horizons users. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. In the mean time, if you have any questions about what has been brought up in this announcement or any of our other site rules, policies, or guidelines, please either contact a Moderator or post on Site Support
. Thank you!
4/3/2020 11:32:41 PM
Update 1.22.15 is Live
Hey Animal Crossing fans! Just wanted to share a quick announcement that update 1.22.15 has now gone live. While this update contains mostly just a few minor fixes around the site, basic Animal Crossing: New Horizons towns and characters can now be set up on your account. Please note that the finer details of AC:NH towns (eg. fruits) and characters (eg. HRA score) are not available yet. Please look forward to that in future release, as we still need some time to research and develop those features.
Interested in developing cool new features for ACC? Check out our Developer page
for more details on the role and how to apply.
4/1/2020 1:38:30 AM
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Launch Party
With Animal Crossing: New Horizons launching today we've finally decided to create the AC:NH Discussion Board
for you to all discuss some of the new and exciting features in this game. We are also looking for members to help with data collection in this game and even new Developers
to help code updates to ACC. What are all the items in the catalog? Are there cool unlockables? We'll have to wait and see what we all uncover! For those still wondering, here is a list of some of the new additions in AC:NH :
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will allow you to play with friends online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection! This opens the gates
to a lot of new possibilities!
There are now many more tools to purchase! The new tools are the slingshot and the watering can (which is used to bring dying flowers back to life).
You can create hybrid flowers!
Players can now wear accessories like hats and glasses!
The Museum now includes a Caf้. This is where K.K. Slider will perform on weekends!
No more NES Games.
Events that reflect real-life events (like Toy Day and Bunny Day) are now absent.
Additionally, Nintendo has announced a planned update to New Horizons called Sitty Folk, or Let's Go to the Sitty in PAL regions. It features over 200 new chairs, including the invisible chair, shark-mouth chair, turtle chair, new leaf chair and more. It's currently unknown if the froggy chair will be included. We'll keep an eye out for more information and post announcements as news comes in!
Some of you may have noticed that we've updated our homepage banner! AC:NH avatars are now available as well, just in time for launch, so why not sport a new avatar, and head on over to many of our new threads regarding Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
3/18/2020 10:27:06 PM
New Boards for New Horizons and Site Dodo Code Policy
As we swiftly approach the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we have now opened up the AC:NH WiFi Lobby Board
and the AC:NH Trading Board
. We have also posted our ACC Dodo Code Policy
as a locked sticky for reference on each of these new boards. In summary, we are strongly encouraging users to still use our site friend code tool so that ratings may be left for online play sessions, but we are now allowing users to share Dodo codes strictly in PTs at their own risk. Please read the linked policy thread for more details. As always, if you have any questions about the this new policy or any of our other site rules and policies, please reach out and contact a Moderator.
Hope everyone is looking forward to their getaway vacation this March 20th when Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases worldwide. See you on the island soon!