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I personally don’t TT. Do you?
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No, it's cheating.
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for the first year or so I don't because I like to experience everything for the first time in real time, but after that I don't care
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I don't care for it, it kinds of defeats the purpose of going day-by-day and getting the most out of playing the game out how it's meant to.
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Once in a blue moon I'll skip one day forward and put it back if my current day will be really boring but the next day would have had all fruit grown or house upgrade. But in New Horizons it can screw with stuff and it's not even worth it.
Now if you go forward, you're literally just seeing into the future. Cause if you go backwards, then play forward normally, whatever you skipped ahead for will just end up happening anyway. Shops and Merchants do not refresh with something new, events do not refresh, if you bought something it doesn't come back, it'll still say Sold Out. Lol Mostly why bother now.
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Some people need to do it due to their work schedules and such. So I don't judge them.

But the ones who just skipped ahead as far as possible as soon as NH came out...

Like, I get it, maybe they were trying to find out important details for the rest of us.

But some just wanted to get as many items as possible to show off their terraformed town.
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Sometimes I time travel by one day at a time. Wouldn't time travel more than that because I don't like my towns getting messed uo.

I don't mind how much or how little people time travel because it is their game and it is up to them how they play it.
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I usually do it when I really really want an item or a building to be done. If it's a day I really don't mind it. But I did it a lot in NH because of re-arranging my town. Sure you might get less stuff to do in time. but that all depends on how you really use it.

I personally don't mind it. If you bought it you can choose what to do with it. (I say this because it was 93.17 when I bought it.)

Though I've seen some people throw really bad unessary shade over the topic it's really sad.
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I'm all for it personally! I might time travel a day or so ahead because I run out of things to do for that day but I still wanna play, or because I want a thing and just don't feel like waiting.

I don't consider it cheating, and I never have, because New Horizons is the first AC game that doesn't give you an in-game option to adjust the clock. If time travel is considered cheating, why would Nintendo put the option to do it right in the game? Why they took it out in NH, I don't know, but every other game let you adjust the clock with no problems (besides the usual TT "punishments", like weeds, roaches, villagers moving, etc), so its something that I've done since I started playing AC. I can totally understand why some people don't want to do it, but I don't think people should try to control what others do with their games. Let people have fun however they want!
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"I don't mind how much or how little people time travel because it is their game and it is up to them how they play it."
Too bad it affects legitimate players too (unless you never play multiplayer) by releasing illegitimately obtained items into the in-game economy.
"If time travel is considered cheating, why would Nintendo put the option to do it right in the game?"
So that you wouldn't be totally screwed if the clock glitched up, and also probably for the benefit of people who switch time zones and/or live somewhere that practices Daylight Saving Time.
"Why they took it out in NH, I don't know"
The Switch seems to be much more intertwined with the Internet than previous systems, so Nintendo seems content to just assume that players can connect to the Internet to get the correct time, and therefore took the opportunity to make it harder to cheat.
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I TT. I always have. I started time traveling in Wild World at like 8 years old because I just loved the game so much and I liked progressing my villager friendships and collecting furniture and clothing.

I still occasionally TT because when I have days off because I want to get the most out of the game when I have the time. I don't really understand the hatred.
Animal Crossing can be a time-consuming game and not everyone has a ton of disposable time. 8 year old me had no excuse, but 22 year old me does.
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But some just wanted to get as many items as possible to show off their terraformed town.


Literally this. Thank goodness they're releasing it in stages or everyone would have already been done with the game if we could just blast through it like the old ones by TTing through everything. Y'all actually had to work on this one and it enraged people
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"Too bad it affects legitimate players too (unless you never play multiplayer) by releasing illegitimately obtained items into the in-game economy."
I...really wouldn't go so far as to call them illegitimately obtained. Like, I see where you're coming from, but you're making it sound like someone hacked them into the game or something. It's really not that serious, imo. Like, they were gonna get the items somehow, why does it matter if they TT'd to get them?

"So that you wouldn't be totally screwed if the clock glitched up, and also probably for the benefit of people who switch time zones and/or live somewhere that practices Daylight Saving Time."
Fair! But again, the game never stops you from taking advantage of being able to manipulate the in-game clock. This is what always lead me to assume that TT wasnt really a big deal. Like yeah, if you TT too far ahead you get weeds, roaches, villagers moving, etc., but if Nintendo didnt want you to TT at all, wouldnt they have something in place to stop the clock from being adjusted too far or too much?

"The Switch seems to be much more intertwined with the Internet than previous systems, so Nintendo seems content to just assume that players can connect to the Internet to get the correct time, and therefore took the opportunity to make it harder to cheat."
Yeah, the internet part makes sense. But like...its not that much harder to TT? Okay yeah, you have to go into the system menu, desync the clock from  the internet and adjust the time and then go back into the game, but it's only a couple of extra steps compared to just being able to manipulate the in-game clock in previous games. And once again, there's no punisment for manipulating the clock or anything else that really prevents you from doing so, even without the in-game option.

idk, I just really don't see why other people TT'ing is such a terrible thing. If someone doesn't wanna do it, cool! You can play your game however you wanna play it, no one's forcing you to TT! But if someone wants to mess around with the clock, let them! It's not cheating, its people playing their game as they see fit.

"Animal Crossing can be a time-consuming game and not everyone has a ton of disposable time. "
And this as well! Some people want to experience everything AC has to offer, but they may not be able to do that according to AC's schedule. I know in previous games I've missed events due to IRL things so I would TT back so I could experience them on my own time.
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"I...really wouldn't go so far as to call them illegitimately obtained. Like, I see where you're coming from, but you're making it sound like someone hacked them into the game or something. It's really not that serious, imo. Like, they were gonna get the items somehow, why does it matter if they TT'd to get them?"
I would call items obtained through cheating illegitimately obtained. Time travel allows one to acquire items faster an  in higher quantities than is otherwise possible. There are some items in New Horizons that it is not yet possible to have obtained through legitimate means, as well as some that it is not possible to have obtained more than a certain amount of. In a functioning economy, this enforced rarity gives the items value. Time travelers who circumvent these limitations damage the integrity of that economy.
"if Nintendo didnt want you to TT at all, wouldnt they have something in place to stop the clock from being adjusted too far or too much?"
If you leave a system turned off for long enough - as in, on the scale of a year or longer - the battery will completely drain, depriving the system of even the tiny amount of power needed to keep its internal clock working, which will cause the clock to reset. Nintendo had to include a way to change the clock at will or people who return to the game after years away could find themselves with their game set to 2000 or 2011 or whatever the reset date is for the system in question with no way to set it back.
"Yeah, the internet part makes sense. But like...its not that much harder to TT? Okay yeah, you have to go into the system menu, desync the clock from  the internet and adjust the time and then go back into the game, but it's only a couple of extra steps compared to just being able to manipulate the in-game clock in previous games."
Hence why I said that they made it harder to cheat, not impossible.
"idk, I just really don't see why other people TT'ing is such a terrible thing. If someone doesn't wanna do it, cool! You can play your game however you wanna play it, no one's forcing you to TT! But if someone wants to mess around with the clock, let them! It's not cheating, its people playing their game as they see fit."
None of this makes it not cheating.
"Some people want to experience everything AC has to offer, but they may not be able to do that according to AC's schedule. I know in previous games I've missed events due to IRL things so I would TT back so I could experience them on my own time. "
I suspect that this is the main reason that Nintendo made New Horizons events last for so long - so that everybody has the chance to participate in them. Regardless, it's not like having conflicts with real-life events forces you to cheat - there was at least one event in City Folk that I never got to experience for this very reason, and I was never tempted to change the clock.
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Nah. I don't TT. I used to offset my time so I would have some time before and after noon to check turnip prices on older games, but that's about it.
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I used to way back in Wild World. Then I lost some villagers I loved and got one of those giant flowers due to the sheer number of weeds so I stopped. I'm too scared to touch it now
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I never TT. I feel like it's a bit like cheating since your getting items and things to happen sooner than they are naturally supposed to happen. But I do understand why others might do it. And am also ok with others doing it if that's what they choose to do. I just won't do it myself.
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I do TT, but it is usually only by a day, and never more. I like to experience the events as they come by, so I don't TT to get new items that are not in season yet. Really have nothing against people who do or do not time travel. They bought the game, so they can play it how. they want
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Ok when the game first came out I was on it every day without fail, but then as time went on I forgot to play a day or two, as I didn't wanna miss out on much I actually rolled back my clock to continue playing as if I never left. I wouldn't skip forward though as I don't want to find my villagers to move out without me knowing or miss something.

So yeah I will only TT to "catch up" so to speak.
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I try not to because it's a feature that's there to help the process move quickly you want something built or upgraded quicker.
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Ultimately Nintendo may frown on it, but if they didn't want it possible they probably would have figured out a way to prevent it. But they do put a temporary curse on you if do fly into the future, meaning everything that's done in the future will stay the same for the most part. Packages ordered in the future won't arrive until the future when they were intended, items appearing and sold in the future will appear the same and will still be sold if you already bought it once if that applies. I'm not sure how far this works into the future. Besides that, they're not really losing any money by having people TT. So maybe that's why it still goes on. I bet even if they DID do paid content for NH, I bet they'd not have it be anything too time specific or anything that can be deeply abused by TTing
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Like Tujunga said, Nintendo doesn't outright prevent it so to each their own. There's been an ongoing debate in all AC groups about New Horizon's DLC strategy, which could be Nintendo's way of limiting the amount of content accessible through TT'ing.

I personally do not TT. I find that it goes against the entire point of the game, and truly robs you of the value of every little thing in the game. My friend who TT's could careless about hybrids, where I genuinely get excited when I see one appear.. you multiply this by a year, and i'm sure satisfaction levels will be rated higher for those who don't TT. But again, to each their own. They paid for a game and have the right to play it however they like.
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I don't change the date on the clock.

I will very occasionally alter the time of day if I'm trying to get a specific bug or fish and can't be online at the time they're active.

But, if someone chooses to TT, it doesn't affect my game so I don't have an issue with it.  It's not like this is a competitive multiplayer game where someone cheating can have a direct negative effect on the experience of other players.
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I used to TT all the time, but when I started college and a job I just didn't have the time to do it anymore, so I just play day by day now. I don't care if anyone else does it though - it's not my business.
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I am not too fond of it, but everybody has their style of playing.
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