Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been for a couple of month and a half, which implies I’ve invested in turnips a half dozen occasions now. I strive to not purchase turnip bundles for greater than about 95 bells every. And after I peddle the veggies over at Nook’s Cranny, I intention for at the least a 500+ bell promoting value.
If it had been attainable to show again time and I might in some way communicate to my previous self again in 2012, after I was obsessive about New Leaf, this data would most likely sound absurd. Back then, I solely performed the turnip recreation a number of occasions, in any other case completely content material with my home after a few upgrades. I don’t assume I ever had one million bells on-hand at any given level within the recreation. It appeared like an excessive amount of effort, particularly as a result of the net connectivity on the 3DS was much more annoying than it’s now. At the time, I thought of one thing like a 20% return on funding unimaginable, however I used to be completely satisfied to accept any sort of tangible revenue. Simpler, humbler occasions.
Compare to now, the place I received’t even get away from bed for something lower than 500% return on funding. In my chats with other players, this kind of expectation isn’t distinctive — many individuals appear intention for round 200% ROI, if not considerably greater than that. I most likely made round 2.3 million bells simply on turnips this week alone. It feels wild to sort that and have it simply be regular. No surprise the Animal Crossing economic system is so inflated proper now.
It is sensible, too: Thanks to social media, websites like turnip.exchange, and Animal Crossing’s mainstream explosion, discovering somebody with a great turnip-selling value is trivial. I’ve largely relied on Vox Media colleagues and mates, however failing these, I’ll flip to Twitter and see who’s fortunate on any given week — so I’ve been in a position to keep my excessive value requirements. Now that there’s a tradition round tipping or paying for entry, there’s further incentive to make your turnip costs public. I’d wager that some individuals might even really feel pressured to intention excessive with their turnip gross sales, as a result of the chatter round this mechanic, and the final attract of maintaining with everybody else, is fixed.
After my newest turnip haul, I’ve formally paid off all my Animal Crossing loans. Tom Nook congratulated me by providing a lifetime of free home renovations, which is good. I’m feeling much less strain to take a position closely each week now, which implies some reduction from having to test my turnip costs twice a day, or continuously contemplating after I ought to make the leap.
But until Nintendo nerfs turnips in some way, I do know that I’m nonetheless most likely going to take care of my excessive turnip requirements every time I do dip again into Daisy Mae’s inventory. I’ve had a style of the great life and it’s inconceivable to return.