Before I begin, let me start by apologizing for any incoherent statements I make here, it's late for me and I'm awfully tired but I wanted to ask for advice.
So, as the title suggests all of my friends moved onto new horizons when it came out- which is not a bad thing, I'm glad they're having fun and making the best out of a bad situation. My problem is that I unfortunately cannot join them as I don't own a switch.
I didn't really care at first, It's been a common trend in my life that I get a video game console at the end of it's life because they're far cheeper at that point. It just made sense for the most part because I didn't really have an interest in multiplayer games for most of my life as well.
That all changed when I was convinced to buy a 3ds so I could join my friends in new leaf. I had an absolute blast with them for about half a year before new Horizons was announced, which I knew spelt the end of my run with them.
Before long, all of my friends got into the game and started sharing stuff with eachother and sometimes unintentionally me before apologizing after they remember I don't own a switch.
I feel like I've been left behind, which I know is a childish thing but I can't deny it.
I've thought about selling my old ps3 and ds to buy a used switch lite but I can't find one that's in relatively good condition or hasn't been scalped to high haven. I would also sell my old games to help in this.
And before you ask why don't I just work for the game, I'm unfortunately unable to at this time. I'm unemployed and getting a job right now is difficult. I'm dependent on my parents, who I'd rather not bug for a video game console.
I think the only other rational thing I could do for now is ask my friends to come back to new leaf for me, but I've been too nervous to. They've been waiting for this game far longer than I have and they're enjoying themselves a lot. I feel like asking them to put down this new and fun game to come back to a game they've played to death would be rude.
I'm just not sure anymore.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, but let me make myself clear that I'm NOT asking for any handouts. I don't want to take any Charity that would he better suited for someone less fortunate than me.
About the scalped Switch Lites: That will get better in (hopefully) a few months when production lines and shipments start up again because right now even a lot of new Switches are sold out.
I know it feels like you are missing out if you wait, but with the constant new releases of events and content I am sure people will keep coming back to play.
You can still make pattern QR codes that can be used in game by your friends in the time being, and there are still a ton of people in the same position as you who are playing NL still. You probably could easily find other people to play as well.
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I agree with mokana's suggestion to find other people to play, the AC:NL wifi lobby still gets threads every other day or so.
Or you could use the money from your sold items & then ask your parents to lend you the rest of the money & that you'll pay them back? A heads up though, you have to pay around £30-40 a year to Wi-Fi on the switch, so you'd have to save for that too.
birds can fly but do they have to?
I'm going to guess that you've seen the price for the Family Membership, which is £31.49 per year for up to eight accounts - it's the better deal if you have multiple Switch owners in your household who all want the online plan. The £17.99 is the individual 12-month price.
You didn't care at first - that's the part that stood out to me. That means without the influence of your friends you did not particularly care whether or not you got it. That is your true self; you have just been given FOMO (fear of missing out) due to the circumstances of New Horizons x international pandemic.
One thing I have come to learn that voicing your desires is a great way to get them started. For example, ask your parents something along the lines of "If you wanted to buy a Nintendo Switch but didn't have the money right now, how would you go about it?" - I'm not sure how your family is but they should be able to give you some ideas. Besides that, who knows, maybe they'll contribute or make it easier for you if you offer something to them. Remember: you will never know if you don't try - but if you don't, it's definitely a no.