This is a discussion about the strategy to upgrade Nook's Cranny (the brown shed) to the more convenience store looking Nook's Cranny. How do we do it? What's the secret? There's a lot of word about it online about 28 days of playtime but there's other speculation as well. Who here has the upgraded Nooks?
Disregard the silly username, my 11 year old self made that!
I've donated over 30 each of fossils, fish, and bugs, I've upgraded Resident Services, and I've easily spent over 70,000 bells in the shop. My guess is that there's a number of days played requirement, perhaps with a bit of random variation. I haven't time travelled and have played every day since pre-midnight on March 19th, so I'm currently on Day 20.
"I never thought of a varied random time requirement but that might be it."
I saw someone mention that they received a balloon with a golden slingshot recipe soon after popping their 300th balloon, whereas someone they knew didn't receive a golden slingshot recipe balloon until three days after popping their 300th balloon. I'm wondering if the timing for receiving rewards for certain achievements has a random component.
I reckon that you might be onto something! I've seen people reporting some variance in the amount of eggs that they were required to obtain before they got the various Bunny Day clothing DIY recipes, too.