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LouLouBelleXO
 
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Savannah
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9/8/2019 11:55pm
So I'm in college now (what?) and I'm bored/procrastinating so somewhere in the back of my brain I thought of ACC and decided to log in just for kicks and giggles to see if anything has changed.  Not much has (':  I realized that I'm now old enough to post on the GG board (what???) so here I am.  Being the broke kid (or grown up now? I'm 19 and I feel like college is the weirdest phase ever where I'm too young to be really considered an adult but too old to act like a kid) that I am I decided this summer that a few extra bucks were worth more than wasting a ton of time playing AC so I sold my 3DS and games.  I was just wondering if anyone else is in the same position and can now only look back on their true ACC days with nostalgia.  Plus I just wanted to embrace my "adulthood" and post here.  So thanks for the memories, ACC.  I hope to pop my head in every once in a while just to reminisce and join conversation now and again.
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Feline38
 
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Well...hi there!  Your starting your adult life. Which if say say so,can be extremely boring.  Why?  Oh, bills, responsibility, your attitude had better change (aka a grown up). Ugh! No gaming unless you want to be seen as a slacker and considered immature. So only adult fun. Boring dinner parties and golf. There has been a time or two that I needed a few extra bucks and selling my games and systems is out of the question. Gaming is a good way of taking the edge off a day that was full of adult responsibility. Hard and awful sometimes. Overwhelming at times. Gaming is not a waste of time if you enjoy it. If you have a life that includes other things other than gaming. Theres not a manual for beeing an adult. You have to figure it out for yourself. Doing things that you enjoy is a part of that. Being an adult is not about tossing away everything that made you who you are. You have to grow and evolve surely,but not at the expense of who you were. You can be a grown up and game. I game alot sometimes. Nothing wrong with that. Im an adult when I need to be. Thats everyday. I can also relax by gaming and checking into this site. Nothing wrong with that either. People are people, no matter the age. We all want the same things. Gaming is one of the ways I  like to relax. It doesnt make you immature. Selling all your stuff doesnt make you an adult. Those things are defined by the decisions you make in your life. How you live your life. I will  probably game until I am no longer a part of this world. Oh and Im 55. Soon to be 56. Yup. Enjoy you life. It passes fast. You might want to do the stuff you like. Other people do what they like. Who care what they think anyway. I dont. Ive been gaming since I was 16. I have a marriage for 30yrs and a son. I own a home. Adult responsibilities. Lots of them. Too many. I game to get out of my own head. Nothing wrong with that. At least Im not on script drugs. I dont need them. I decompress by gaming. No need to stop.
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Feline38, he will learn it the hardway and he will soon enough be regretting that sale of his game and 3ds..
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LouLouBelleXO
 
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9/8/2019 11:55pm
*she lololol

I definitely don't consider gaming a waste of time or money when used responsibly (i.e. using your time wisely and not spending 12 hours straight playing WW - I've been there more times than I'd like to admit). Gaming still has a very special place in my heart, but a big part of the decision to sell my games and 3DS came from the fact that I didn't use it quite as much as I used to when I was younger - I found my free time more often going to other things and it just wasn't high on the list of things I wanted to do in my free time. I would only pick it up occasionally. I miss it sometimes, definitely, but I got my money's worth out of it while my interest lasted and I don't miss it enough to buy another one or regret selling it. I still enjoy gaming and will pick up the Wii with my family from time to time and check back in here on ACC It's nice to be able to look back at fond memories of Nintendo and Animal Crossing but I've moved to a stage in my life where it just isn't a part of what I do for fun anymore. But there's definitely nothing wrong with using your free time to game, whatever stage of life you're in.
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weasleylover234
 
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4/22/2019 6:59pm
As long as you use your time wisely and spend money/play AC responsibly you're fine

I'm twenty one and I still enjoy a few things i loved when I was younger, there is nothing wrong with it unless you go overboard so don't stress. Life is short, enjoy it
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Bara_no_uta
 
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There's definitely nothing wrong with interests changing and stuff as one gets older. I definitely don't like all of the same things I liked 5 years ago, so I wouldn't say you're 100% definitely going to regret selling it if you've moved on, so to speak.

Personally, one of the reasons I like Animal Crossing is exactly because it lets me escape being an adult. I'm about to graduate college in May, so suddenly this semester more than ever I keep thinking about jobs, bills, and other adult responsibilities (like providing my own transportation places, and idk how long until I start having to file my own taxes instead of being considered a dependent of my mom Y I K E S). Plus I put sooo much effort into trying to make sure I come across as mature when I'm in professional settings so that I'll be taken seriously. I have one of those faces or something where I just... look a lot younger than I am. (My mom is the same way -- she was mistaken for 14 all the way until she had me, at age 24!) Which, people always tell me I'll be grateful for that when I'm older, and I'm sure that's true, but as it is right now it's a serious problem when I'm, say, applying for jobs. I'm getting off topic so I'll stop this tangent after this anecdote but like... seriously I was at the mall last year getting job applications, looking for a summer job. And at one of the stores, I asked for a job application, and the woman looks me over and goes, "You have to be at least 16." Or another time, just last semester, I was volunteering at a Halloween event for some kids and I was talking with one kid, who was 12. He asked me if I went to the local middle school. I asked him how old he thought I was. "Uh... maybe 14?" For the record, I turned 21 in December... so nowhere near 14!!!
But anyway, it's like... geez, all these adult responsibilities. And all these money things oh my gosh. And the need to be taken seriously. In Animal Crossing, I don't have to deal with any of that. My character can run around in an Elsa dress and a tiara and have super cute paths and a super cute house, and she needn't have paid her loan if I hadn't felt like it, and she doesn't have to work a job. It's not like I'm constantly doing that kind of escapism or something, because that wouldn't be healthy. But since I spend a lot of time with classes, work, homework, looking at graduate school and job stuff or researching relevant things... in my recreational time, I want things that are easy and fun without making me think. (It's kind of funny because during winter break and summer vacation, I end up with totally different hobbies, going kind of "stir crazy" if I don't do things that engage my brain enough. Like I want and need that, but during the semester I spend all of my intellectual energy on schoolwork, I guess.)
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Gorgangler12
 
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Georgina
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I, too, discovered last year that I can access the Grownup Gamer boards and now I also feel really old. I joined the site when I was twelve, and I'm nineteen now.
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Zafy2
 
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11/14/2019 10:48pm
I just returned from like a 5 year hiatus. Taking in what everyone has said, I probably haven't matured much (But I was already super mature when I was younger so take that as you will.), and me being in the film industry allows me (for better or for worse)  to still be a lot more relaxed and less-worrisome of hobbies and such. I'm turning 22 later this year, but I still love me my video games when I don't feel guilty playing them. I try to use my time to learn other tricks and keep relevant in the ever-changing industry.

Taxes are a huge pain in the butt though. They aren't as hard as you think, but they do require some time to make it though.

I regret selling my games and systems (I didn't sell any Nintendo stuff), so I've slowly been buying them back. I plan on having an entertainment/theatre room to invite people over to have some weekends of fun.
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kittykat894
 
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Whoa, hey sorry to derail the conversation here but I have to ask. How is the film industry treating you Zafy2? I'm in film school right now and am absolutely terrified of my future where I need it actually find a job and all that. Was it difficult to get into or were you able to find work relatively easily? I'm learning to be an editor so post-production is my forté.

Back on track, I hadn't realized how quickly time had passed for me either! I was just lying in bed last night thinking about how I'm 24 years old now and not getting any younger. Being in school has only made me even more stressed out and I feel like a total bum when I'm not doing homework or attending classes! I know I need to enjoy life more but man being an adult puts a lot of pressure on me. I feel like I should be 18 or 19 still. I miss not paying California rent and tuition.
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Zafy2
 
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WHAT, I'm turning 23 later this year!? Past me, stop growing up!

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I will never give up gaming! I don't care how old I get, it is just one of the true joys in my life. I can't even list how many really hard times and health crisis it has gotten me through when I couldn't even leave my home.

Sometimes I really have to budget and save to get a new system or even games if times are tight but I do it anyway!

I actually remember playing the original Mario Brothers on the NES. I thought "this is so hard and I'll never be able to do this right!" I figured it out and have never looked back!
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9/2/2017 4:36pm
I remember getting a PS2 (Don't hate) and played Madden NFL 2005 and thought not about exactly owning more than 69 games including duplicates. Now I moved on from that "I WANT EVERY VIDEO GAME" guy to "I want every game series and latest sports game like MLB the show 11 or NBA 2k12" guy

Yep a new me and I still have a passion for video games whether it be All the PS family or just Nintendo

I give thanks to MetalJesusRocks for getting me into game collecting. Here's his channel if anyone is interested: https://www.youtube.com/user/MetalJesusRocks


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Gorgangler12
 
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^ I'm kinda getting into console and game collecting too, but not to an extreme. I do think it would be cool to have every Nintendo console and I'm quite close to that (just no NES or N64) so I might try that first.

I just feel old because I must have been playing this series for something like 15 years or more now... Or at least the games are old enough for that...
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After many years, I have decided to return to ACC, and I even donated $10.
I'm new to PC gaming and still love to play on my 3DS.
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hahaha I love this. I, too, sold all of my animal crossing games and my DS. I still reminisce on being such an active member on ACC and still think about the friends that I made through this forum. I still get sad thinking about it and how much fun I had as a young teen!
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Gorgangler12
 
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Why not come back and join us, abaybay?
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After many years, I have decided to return to ACC, and I even donated $10.
I'm new to PC gaming and still love to play on my 3DS.
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Julia
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4/11/2019 2:16pm
Man, it just occurred to me that I joined this website when I was 9 years old. This was part of my everyday routine back then. I'm graduating college this year and I love Animal Crossing just as much as I did in elementary school haha
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My best friend got me started after her son and his girlfriend got her started.  My best friend just turned 69 years old. I just turned 67 years old... NOW tell me you kinda feel old... I love ACNL... I dropped it for about 4 years and started back last year after paying hundreds, maybe even a thousand dollars on games like Farmville and Klondike etc... They all "got me" alrighty... I wanted to finish some part of the game and spent the money to get it... After I realized how much those $19.99 packages were adding up... I thought about one of the main reasons my friend and I loved ACNL... You really only spent money for your device, mine was 3DS and then the game for $20 or so... and that was it... I made the rest of my bells by selling my fish catch, fruit, bugs, shaking trees etc... I forgot how much I really did actually love the game... I only quit before because I started working a job with more overtime... Now I play it after I get home from work and on my days off... I even bought another 3DS and game so I could visit between them... I now live out in a rural area.. so, I don't get anyone on Street Pass...

So HAPPY GAMING to everyone...
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Zack5121
 
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I just logged into ACC for the first time in a while... not a lot as changed on the site. I for one have changed quite a bit. Dang, I started my account up in February of 2007 when I was 11 years old. I'm 23 now. I unfortunately no longer play Animal Crossing. I remember I used to come on this site extremely frequently when I was younger. I'm honestly just patiently waiting for AC to come out for the Switch so I can get into playing it again. I can't wait!
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Transitioning to adulthood can be kind of difficult, but you will get there. And eventually, you’ll stop missing the feelings of your childhood/teen years, because they don’t come back. You have to look to the future. I joined ACC when I was only 16 playing Wild World, i’m 26 now, I’m married, a mommy to a 2 year old boy, and I have another baby on the way, and I wouldn’t trade this time of my life for any part of my childhood or teen years. Look forward to the good things to come!
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LouLouBelleXO
 
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Hey, y'all, I'm back... and I just ordered a copy of New Leaf off of Ebay and started a new town using my sister's 3DS, haha! Thank goodness she kept it.

I've graduated college now, and I'm in the process of finding a job... and it's been difficult. I know I'll find something eventually, but I've been dealing with more depression/anxiety than usual. I developed some unhealthy stress coping mechanisms throughout college, and after playing an old copy of WW we had laying around for the past few weeks, it hit me that playing a game like AC is a good, healthy way to destress and to calm my anxiety (as long as I have the discipline not to play it 24/7 - which, I do have more discipline now than when I started college, haha). So I bit the bullet and re-bought a copy of NL.

I don't know how long I'll be able to keep playing regularly a part of my life, especially depending on what upcoming full-time employment might look like, but it's been really sweet to get back into a game that I've loved for over 10 years now! Keeping it out of my life during college was the right choice, but now I'm glad to be back
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Animal Crossing got me through my couple years of college.  I wish I could go back, can't with a full time job now (
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11/10/2019 7:41am
Recently I've just been trying to find relaxing, laid-back games I can play - I trawled Google and found lots of exploration games, games with music... all of that stuff. And then suddenly, AC comes up and it just hits me. I miss this game a lot. At the end of the day, nothing hit the spot quite like AC did for me.

I used to play ACWW but stopped when all the newer versions were released. I don't have any of the new Nintendo consoles but I'd play NL or the switch version if I could...

Anyway, I joined way ACC way back when I was a young teen. I'm 21 now, it's such a crazy feeling. But I'm glad I'm not alone in that.
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I would stay up so late playing WW back in the day, lol. There's nothing that compares to those nights and I still get flashbacks here and there. It's crazy that this website is still active, though not quiet like it used to be. I miss it!
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