Animal Crossing: New Horizons grants gamers precisely 50 design slots that can be utilized to customise in-game content material. Maybe that seems like quite a bit, and it’s, no less than in comparison with earlier video games that supplied means lower than what we have now now. But as time goes by, and as Nintendo provides more options to the sport, 50 simply isn’t sufficient.
Design slots are used for all types of issues, from tailoring garments to including character particulars, such as eyebrows or tattoos. Slots are additionally usually used for customized roads, just like the well-known “Path” that recreates the feel and appear of older Animal Crossing video games. That alone — a fleshed-out path design — can replenish your customized design slots shortly. At minimal, we’re speaking round 9 slots only for one sort of path. And most individuals use a number of forms of paths, to make sure that their islands don’t look monotonous.
to attempt to make it simpler to visualise how i’ve positioned the totally different tiles subsequent to one another to create a ‘pure’ path look, i’ve lined a (very) messy grid beneath with tile labels.
discover how i’ve tried to not put any of the identical tiles subsequent to one another pic.twitter.com/ZjcG4qdlB0
— quinn ♡ comms closed! (@sleepyluck) July 30, 2020
Pathways don’t exist in a vacuum, and are usually spruced up with extras alongside the way in which, like moss or stumps. Folks additionally love to make use of design slots so as to add issues that the essential recreation doesn’t enable for, like laying down a picnic blanket or a rug exterior.
Some go even additional and use design slots to construct out elaborate surroundings, equivalent to farms or stables. It’s additionally widespread to see design slots for more staple items, like indicators. So far, we’ve solely lined decorations — however gamers like to design style traces, too! Having a decked-out wardrobe may also price you a couple of treasured slots, assuming you haven’t already stuffed them up with roads. Did I point out that you just share design slots with anybody else residing in your island? Suddenly, even 50 isn’t sufficient.
Granted, none of that is new. The restricted variety of design slots has been a difficulty that gamers have discussed to hell and back for months now, with some even developing workarounds to save lots of additional slots. But the restricted area dialogue returned to the forefront of dialog as soon as once more as a result of New Horizons’ newest replace additionally requires clean design slots, with out offering gamers with additional area to accommodate them.
The not too long ago added fireworks mechanic will be personalized to show something you’d like — offered you’ve gotten the slots to do it. Some folks would possibly! But most individuals have been already hitting their restrict earlier than fireworks have been launched, and are now having to determine which slots they’ll sacrifice to make sure a pleasant mild present. It’s an annoying ask that may generally have a humorous facet impact, as Twitter user @acnhprime found.
Hopefully, the truth that Nintendo has been diligently updating New Horizons since launch signifies that it’s only a matter of time earlier than our design slots are expanded. But till then, selections should be made; slots should be sacrificed. I’m sorry, hardcore Animal Crossing gamers.