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ChaosBeast013
 
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Mia
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5/16/2020 1:14pm
Hi friends, I'm stumped.

I've been hoping for my Nook's Cranny to upgrade for a few days now, so I've been surfing the internets to see what could trigger it.
So far I've learned that nothing is "confirmed" to trigger it, but there are a few possibilities for the trigger;
1. 29 days of play time
I'm at 34 days, and no upgrade. I've talked to every villager for 30 days (I missed a few on accident due to my own fault lol), and that doesn't seem to be the trigger, either.
2. Spend 70,000 bells at Nook's Cranny
I've spent over 350k island-wide, so I think I should be well past that mark (but I buy several things from the store daily, regardless)
3. Have 30 fish and/or 30 bugs donated to the museum
I've donated 34 bugs and 33 fish, and no upgrade

I'm just not sure what is stopping the upgrade from happening at this point, and there is plenty of space for the shop to get the exterior upgrade (if that for some reason is a "blocking" factor).

Is anyone else in the same boat of hoping for an upgrade that feels like it will never come? I just want my bigger shop ;_;
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GamerGyal
 
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April
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I'm in the same boat, trying to figure out what is the missing piece because some people get it before spending 70k bells, some get it before 29 days so what are we missing?

Could it be linked to how many hot items you sell to them? I don't even know
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TheGreatsaga
 
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Greatsaga
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I think 70k bells is the actual trigger, however I believe you have to have your island at 3 stars for the trigger to be possible.  As soon as I got my 3rd star the upgrade triggered for me because I had already spent well over 70k.
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GamerGyal
 
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April
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6/18/2020 10:41pm
If that's true then I should've had it by now, I have three star and I'm sure that as of yesterday I spent at least 70k bells excluding the cabinet items.
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WestonCarrie
 
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I have 4-star rating and am at 21 days.  I'm not sure if I've spent 70k bells, though. I used to buy up everything, but then I've gotten lots of repeats! Does purchasing from the cabinet count? I've purchased lots of upgrade kits, LOL.

I was worried that the town needed to be 5 stars, but I'm glad that doesn't seem to be the case.
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Ariylle
 
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So In my second town. I know I spent the 70k. for sure. I am a 2star rating, barely have anything donated to the museum whatsoever. I Time travel so I can say it is past the 28day mark.

My nook cranny is upgraded
Other details is I do have all ten house plots placed and built alongside the campsite, and I think filled, dunno if that's a factor.

If any of this helps!
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GamerGyal
 
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April
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Alisha & Carrie, have you guys done hot items of the day at Nook's? I'm just trying to figure out what could be stopping the rest of us from getting it
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yankees24cano
 
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I'm at 5 starts, have over 30 each of bugs, fish, and fossils donated, and have bought well over 70k bells worth of items from the shop.

I think there's a minimum that averages 30 days but randomly varies from island to island. Or maybe there's a lower minimum of days and every day after you meet the requirements there is a certain percentage chance it upgrades.

With everything I've heard I think there must be some random element.
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ChaosBeast013
 
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Mia
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5/16/2020 1:14pm
Yeah I'm at 3 stars and have all 10 villagers in, and got the campsite, too. There's just nothing left to do that I could possibly think of that could *realistically* affect it. It couldn't be hidden within some of the other Nook Miles "achievements" would it? Like having some of the "easier to get" ones past a certain point?
I have a bridge currently being paid off, so maybe for some odd reason that has to be completed first? Even though it's my second bridge and I'm pretty sure I had the Able Sisters store built while I was building a ramp.
If it is random I need the RNG gods to be friendly and let me get my grubby hands on a bigger store so I can spend more money ;_;
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Ariylle
 
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Nope, I have not done any of the hot items either.
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ohhkayyylol
 
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I'm having similar problems getting mine to upgrade too. I've spent the 70k, I have 3 star rating, I've been playing since release day of the game. I even made it a point to buy 30k worth of an item and 40k worth of customization kits, so that I knew I spent 70k....so realistically I spent a whole lot more than 70k since having the game. UGHHHH.
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Pikminsatellite
 
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I've been thinking maybe the random element has something to do with the travelling residents? I don't have the upgraded NC, and I haven't had Label visit my town yet. I think I've seen everyone else (K.K Slider, Kicks, Flick, C.J, Savannah, Celeste, Wisp, Gulliver).
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PennyGwin
 
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I wonder...

I've had everyone visit now, with Label having shown up yesterday, and K.K. doing his first requests show tonight. If it's got anything to do with the travelling NPCs, then that means that something ought to happen regarding Pengland's branch of Nook's Cranny tomorrow, right? I'll keep an eye on it and post back if it does indeed make a difference.
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ChaosBeast013
 
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Mia
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The only person I haven't seen/had visit is Celeste, so if it is locked behind having all current NPC people visit that's a little lame.
Part of me wonders if it's worth reaching out to Nintendo and asking?
I can understand some piece of RNG within it, but as far as I know all the past games had bell-locked upgrades.
I just wanna spend more bells man ;_;
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Chiyoko
 
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I could see it being locked behind special NPCs even if that's a bit weird. I'm on day 23 so I haven't exactly been expecting my upgrade since I just assumed it was 28 days like everyone has been saying, but I also haven't met Flick yet so...
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ohhkayyylol
 
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My cousin has had two different islands and she said all she did to get an upgraded shop was that she would time travel 30 days and then go back to the current date. She started her second new island less than a week ago, did the 30 days jump and has it already.
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GamerGyal
 
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To help you guys debunk the NPC theory, I had met all the NPCs and still hadn't triggered the upgrade
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stitchmaker
 
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Last night a Twitch streamer started a golden fishing rod speed run.
Opened the stream this afternoon and Nook's Cranny was upgraded.

His museum and residential services are still tents.  He donated enough to get the vaulting pole unlocked.
Placed enough houses to get the ladder unlocked.   Mable is selling clothing outside.

He quit at 79 fish.
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Bara_no_uta
 
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I just got it today. I'm not sure how many fish I have but it's definitely not 79. Not sure how many bells I've spent; it was definitely well over 70k. I haven't TT'd across days except once, so if it was that, the people who are at more than ~22 days should already have it, and they don't all. I don't think I maxed out any nook miles achievements yesterday, because I was busy and didn't play long. I did max out the good friends one pretty recently but I don't THINK it was yesterday. I have done a hot item exactly once and it was over a week ago now.

Here are the things that changed yesterday: Labelle showed up for the first time, and I reached 4 star town ranking for the first time.
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FrozenDanny
 
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it's NOT the 70k bells thing only, I don't time travel but I've spent about 180k bells and I still have the first one.

I can't believe there's only 1 upgrade at the moment, it seems awfully lazy
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stitchmaker
 
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Bara_no_uta   The streamer only donated enough fish to get the museum.  After that he sold or released the fish.  I don't think amount of fish or bugs caught have anything to do with the store upgrade.  If it was bugs I don't think he caught any.

He did a lot of time travel and bought a lot of fishing rods.  He completed some of the Nook Miles challenges so it could buy Tickets for the mystery island.

Read that it's 30 days and amount spent.  I started on March 19th and the store hasn't upgraded.
Not sure how much I spent at the store.  I've just been buying what I need.

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ChaosBeast013
 
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Mia
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I think it's a combination of things, like being loosely based on play time as well as bells spent, for example.
I'm at day ??? of trying to get the store upgrade and I feel like it's just a waiting game now; I've completed the milsestones I can assume were needed to upgrade, and now I'm just at the mercy of the Animal Crossing RNG gods.
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SirLeoTheLion
 
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As much as I hate to be stuck with Nook's Cranny for as long as I have been, I think that I'm just going to go with it and see what happens.

They may have wanted to make it harder to get the upgrades considering how everyone dumped bells into the place in previous titles to reach Nookington's quite quickly. New Leaf added a feature where you had to wait a while after meeting the bell requirement. New Horizons may have gone one step further by adding a hidden random element to stop time travelers dead in their tracks.

Getting to Nook 'N Go within a day or two seems downright ridiculous.
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Ariylle
 
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I get where you are coming with that a little bit.
But honestly, the only thing I did to upgrade minews buy the place out for so many days till I hit the number goal I had in mind then TT the rest of the way.

So while there might be a random element, its gotta be a weird one.
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PennyGwin
 
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The exact requirements have now been datamined. Quoting the article, they are;

"1: 30 days must have passed since Nook’s Cranny was built
2: You must have made 200,000 bells worth of transactions at Nook’s Cranny (buying and selling included)
3: Mabel must have visited"
I made around twice the required transaction amount by selling a foreign-fruit harvest and spare Bunny Day items today, so hopefully I should see the upgrade go through when I hit the 30-day mark.
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