Before you lock my thread for posting on the wrong board, or to tell me they are already in progress please hear me out;
I've been posting idea's and suggestions on the actual sticky thread for the new avatars for 4 months now and every time I post it gets ignored, which is fine I can understand that admins and developers are busy but I would like to try to hurry up and help the process since going into 2016 New leaf will have been out for 3 years and Dobutsu no Mori e+ will be out for 13.
Now I know what you're thinking about Dobutsu no Mori but I along with others have asked for them before and the idea was shot down because, hey, do people really play that game? I actually do! Most likely more than just I do as well. I'd like to have my avatar as one of my favorite characters Meow or even Ketchup. Even if it's not that well known or "Nobody plays it, and it's Japanese." Can we just take a second to realize almost every game comes from Japan and it is in fact, an Animal Crossing game regardless of how many people play it, it is still a key part of the Animal Crossing Community. (No pun intended) So PLEASE consider adding them.
I've even taken it upon myself to find the perfect pictures for Dobutsu no Mori e+:
I also have a great idea for the New Leaf avatars, a lot of people suggested using Nookipedia which is still a fantastic idea but I think we could use the poses from the Amiibo cards since for the Gamecube avatars we used the poses from the eReader cards. Here is each series of the Amiibo cards We are missing Series 4 but on this Japanese website they are pretty good at updating since we won't be seeing series 2 until the end of January and they already have pictures of series 3 up, I'm sure it will only be a month or so before they release pictures of series 4 and they will be complete.
Hey there! Believe me, we appreciate your suggestions. You bringing up Dobutsu no Mori e++ has actually given me an excellent idea. Even though the DnM avvies aren't a priority at this direct moment, we still might be able to find a way to implement them in a usable fashion as a perk/reward.
So I will suggest this to the rest of the staff, and pass along your idea for using Amiibo cards for NL avvies. I'm pretty sure the NL avvies' images have already been processed and are still currently being worked on; however, the Amiibo cards can be useful as well.
Thank you for the Reese memories (7/9/13-9/27/17)
Thanks Liv for taking the time to read and respond, I really appreciate it! Now I'm not entirely sure if I've helped speed up the process or I've prolonged it with my idea's.
I know the staff have been working a long time on them, and also other idea's which are taking priority but we haven't seen much new stuff in a while. Do we have any idea when the New Leaf avatars will be available at all? Is there anything else I can do to help the process?
No problem! Actually, between the new Researchers and your idea, the process may be sped up. At this point, we actually have people actively working on the NL avatars. Obviously I can't give out a specific date or anything like that. However, we actually are closer than you may realize. this is not a helpful response as you would like i'm sorry. There's nothing you need to do to help; with the extra Reese hands (), we have the manpower now. =D
Thank you for the Reese memories (7/9/13-9/27/17)
Wonderful! Thank you so much for that answer. I'll leave my thread open a little longer in case anyone else would like to add anything to my suggestions. It is absolutely helpful because at least now I know the avatars were not brushed under the rug. Can't wait!
I love the idea of adding DnMe+ avatars! I'd really like to have Kit as my avatar, and maybe Monpe or Natasha.
Using the amiibo cards would also be good because the art is a much better quality than some of the villagers that were added in New Leaf — Flo, Marshal, Sheldon, Sprinkle, Muffy, and Canberra are among those with blurry or otherwise low-quality art for New Leaf (I can't actually find a decent NL picture of Flo anywhere) and the amiibo cards have good pictures of them.
I would also like to say great job on the New Leaf and Happy Home Designer avatars, they look great!
This just goes to show that ACC is working hard on updating our avatars after each Animal Crossing game or update is released, thank you!
As I've mentioned before, I'd love to have Dobutsu no Mori e+ avatars as some of my favorite characters were in that game and my suggestion is still being discussed which is great!
Now that we know the fifty returning villagers for the NL update, (Picture for reference) I think we should be able to use these characters as our avatars as well since they are actual villagers that can be in your town when the Amiibo Cards are released.
The only problem with this, is that as of right now, we don't have sufficient pictures of any of them. I'm sure that when the Amiibo cards come out and these characters move into towns it will get a lot easier with screenshots and so on.
Another point which I'm a bit indifferent about is characters such as the six new San Rio characters and the Zelda villagers you can unlock through your Zelda amiibos. They are all valid villagers you can have, but you absolutely need the Zelda amiibos to get them, as well as the San Rio Amiibo cards. Maybe these could be used as Staff avatars?
It would be kind of strange to only have some villager avatars available and not others. When I get my Amiibo cards I'll have Raddle move into my town and I would love to be able to use him as my avatar.
I know that all these new avatar suggestions are based strictly on the use of Amiibo functionality, but it is still a core part of the Animal Crossing New Leaf experience and villagers are villagers.
I'd love having post-update avatars! I don't know how the Sanrio/other collaboration/video game series villagers would work, though, as I feel they would sort of take away from the Animal Crossing atmosphere of the site - if everyone had Wolf Link, Rilla, Felyne, or Viché as their avatar, it would make it seem less "Animal Crossing" in my opinion.
But along with the DnMe+ avatars (I gave my opinion on those above as well), I think the 50 returning villagers would be great avatars! They all have official artwork already (here is Hopkins, Vivian, Cleo, June, Wade, Margaret, Boris, Claude, Tybalt, and Bitty, the only ones I've been able to find decent pictures of), and I believe there's a Japanese guide out with all the artwork of the new villagers. I don't personally have said guide, but I've seen close-up images of Tasha, Sylvana, Julia, Leopold, Sandy, Louie, and Boyd from it, as well as smaller images of 11 others, so hopefully we'll be able to get good pictures of all 50 eventually! I would love to be able to use Tasha as my avatar!
"I don't know how the Sanrio/other collaboration/video game series villagers would work, though, as I feel they would sort of take away from the Animal Crossing atmosphere of the site - if everyone had Wolf Link, Rilla, Felyne, or Viché as their avatar, it would make it seem less "Animal Crossing" in my opinion."
I agree, and I was honestly thinking this too. The special amiibo characters do kind of take away from the Animal Crossing atmosphere.
All of the 50 returning villagers have artwork out and ready now! They can all be found here. As long as you individually search each villager.
i'm really sorry to revive an older thread, but have there been any more announcements made or info on dnme+ avatars? like has been mentioned in some of the above posts, some of my fave villagers are from there and i'd really love to have them as an avatar option :)
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