Animal Crossing New Horizon is still a very fresh game but it is already being met with hostility due to their new Easter-themed event. The ‘Bunny Day’ event is designed to bring the joy of Easter to the user’s islands and spruce the place up ready to celebrate the event, yet the mechanics and methods that have been employed to do this are being torn apart by users across the internet.
The basic premise behind the event is to collect Easter-themed eggs from across the island using a mixture of methods. Eggs can be obtained through shaking the various trees you will find on your island, fishing in lakes & the sea, digging them up from the ground and by popping the floating balloons that appear on the island.
This has been the element that has angered users though, as the eggs have seemingly dominated the whole island now with seemingly no end game in sight. Furniture, costumes and decorations can be crafted from the eggs but they are not really up to the taste expectations of most users. The vibrant and avant-garde is outright offensive to the vast majority of people’s home designs and the mixture of colors used in the designs makes it almost impossible to match up with any furniture color schemes that have already been presented in the game.
But the biggest annoyance, the one that is tipping people over the edge to the point if considering not playing the game until the event finishes, is the lack of animals and fruit that now appear on the island.
Any Animal Crossing player will be aware of the demands met by players to harvest bells to expand your island and hold the greatest K.K Slider concert the world has ever seen. Certainly the expectation most face to raise their island beautification level to a high enough level to welcome the diva that is K.K to perform is demanding enough and requires a vast amount of bells to achieve.
What makes bells fast? Selling fruit, fish and bugs.
What has the new event limited the chance of finding? Fruit, fish and bugs.
Zipper T the Easter bunny is not the most welcoming of characters as well. It looks rather terrifying and, as Twitter users have cleverly observed, seems to be portraying a character it really does not want to be.
Users don’t have to deal with the event for much longer they will be happy to hear. It has been an achy-shaky start in terms of themed events for Animal Crossing but the core game is still being adored by the public as sales have kept impressively high for a second week in a row. Hopefully the next themed event won’t be met with as much hostility.
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