in NL I usually got my villager pictures on april fools so I kind of forget how hard it was outside of that
I do find that in NH it seems like you'll go through periods where you get a bunch of pictures at once, especially if those villagers moved in around the same time, so sometimes it feels easy for that reason. I've also had really stubborn villagers too though. Judy was my worst one, taking over 8 months to get a picture out of her. I've found on average it usually takes a few months from when they move in to get their picture, which feels about the same as how it was in past games
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Angie from Maplerow, Ranae from Wayfield and Olive from Yorkwood
I feel like getting villager in pictures in New Leaf was way easier than New Horizons. I have an entire room of pictures, and it doesn't include duplicates. I have so many duplicate pictures, because they give them away like candy.
Meanwhile in New Horizons, I have 2 pictures, and they were from animals I didn't even really interact with. The villagers I actually want pictures from, and who I give gifts and letters to, don't want to give me any.
I'm at the point where I don't really care any more. The posters look exactly the same, and are bigger, so why go through the effort to forge a "friendship" when I can just buy the same picture?
I find it really easy. I just talk to each one every day, than talk to them a second time to give then a wrapped identified fossil. They dont display them in their houses (win) and I don't spend money (win) or work too hard to get them (win).
My real-life time is the same as ACC's
For me it was quite easy in NL but it has been a STRUGGLE in NH. I've only got 2 photos, and one of them is from a villager that moved out I do everything you're supposed to yet all my other villagers are just so stubborn!!
Don't talk to me or my 400+ sons ever again
And by "sons" I mean phones
- Make sure you (literally) talk to them at least once per day. That gets you 1 point.
- Give them a WRAPPED gift gives you 1 point (I think just the wrapping paper gets you that point)
- The gift itself gets a bit more complicated (that's what I'm interpreting, anyway) as your friendship level increases. Since I have completed my fossil section, I always wrap an identified fossil to give, and they're fine with those (and the fossils dont get displayed in their homes).
I was struggling, even giving them wrapped gifts everyday, then I read a tip somewhere to give them a wrapped stack of at least 5 non native fruit and I got 6 pictures in 3 weeks, with only one to go. I also talk everyday.
That said, Bluebear is stubbornnnnnnn and will not give hers up... I have no tips for the stubborn ones, sorry
Edit: I think new leaf was easy because of April Fools? Otherwise probably the same difficulty. Wild world was a chore!
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