In past versions of AC, I used to dream of getting Katie to visit my town. But lately I'm just frustrated by her.
She was in my town on the 24th. It's the 26th and she's back again! (Much to my dismay.) On top of that, few of my buddies seem to ever open their gates.
I have my mother's 3ds that I'm giving her for her birthday where I've already set up her character for her (at her request) and got it ready so she can just "plug and play" so I keep taking Katie to her town - but all I ever seem to get is a digital picture frame! I mean, really how many of those do I need??? (I have 3 so far and have sold 2.)
You probably need to take her to a different town to get something different. Just a guess.
If your friends are on ACC, send them a PT and ask them to open their gate at a particular time if they want Katie. I usually don't have my gate open unless someone asks because it disables so much stuff in the game. Nintendo really needs to work on making the online more transparent in future games. It's so klunky.
The only person I have available to send her to is my husband. One or the other of us was getting her every other day. She sent him her picture after the first visit, but she never did send me a single item. After a few times she skipped the train trip and sent a note saying she had changed her mind and was off to visit some new places. On her last visit I totally ignored her all day long. It has worked so far. She was not arond the next day and I have not seen her whiny little face for over two weeks.
You don't have to take her to a different town to get something different. It sounds like you've just been a bit unlucky. I take Katie to the same town every time she visits and I've always gotten something different. Just keep trying.
Katie is one of the reasons the best friend feature is so great. Anyone I've ever sent her to was alerted through that. I also have a few gamer friends that I Skype with to make AC life even easier.
Just a note, if Katie doesn't take the train, it means the friend you are taking her to visit has already received Katie that day. I had 3 people try to send her to me in one day. Only one of them was successful. The other two Katie's dropped their passports.
send me an FCR then, and I will happily bring her over to your town next time she shows up... I just can't believe that she keeps showing up every 4 days! And in the meantime, I've only seen Redd once in my town and I seldom have any other visitors because she keeps coming instead.
Katie doesn't stop other visitors from coming. I've had her and Gulliver on the same day. I've also had her and Redd too. She does seem to show up every other day but at least you don't have to worry about her stopping other visitors.