Those familiar with Animal Crossing games (and especially New Horizons) will understand the difficulty of acquiring each item. Some items require luck at shooting stargazing events and others are exclusive to holiday events. There are even objects that have arisen because of April Fool’s Day.
One of the most popular current lists of items to obtain comes from the Sanrio collaboration where players need a lot of bells to buy everything. Through catalog nights, two or more players can help build their catalogs by sharing items that can be ordered (so, unfortunately, no craft items or special event items). The multiplayer aspect of New Horizons provided a unique gaming experience compared to previous titles and it’s always great to have a little help from your friends.
How the catalog festival works
In Animal Crossing, if you “got” an item that can be ordered through the catalog (mostly anything you can buy from Nook’s Cranny, but there are others too), it will fit into your personal catalog. Then, using the Nook Shopping terminal (or the app on your in-game phone, if you’ve unlocked it), you can order these items. The game considers an item “obtained” if it entered your inventory, even for a moment.
This allows players to host “Catalog evenings”, where they’ll all drop things on the ground, pick up each other, and then drop them again. This “saves” the item in their catalog, so that they can then order it themselves.
A player can have between two and eight players (including himself) on his island, which he can invite by opening the door to his airport. Once these players are on your island, anyone can throw items on the ground. Once these items are picked up and dropped off, they will be added to that player’s catalog.. An object can only be cataloged if it has been dropped and not placed on the ground.
A catalog is the set of items that a player can buy in the game, and once back on their island, they will be able to purchase these saved items from their catalog. It should be noted that cataloging can only take place after Nook’s Cranny has moved from a tent to a building.
There are exemptions
Some articles cannot be ordered through Nook Shopping, so they will not work for a catalog party. These elements include Crafts / crafts, some seasonal items, promotional items, and photos and posters of the villagers. These items cannot be ordered at the terminal or through the catalog. Items Purchased by Nook Miles are also exempt due to the specificity of their transaction.
Crafting recipes are obtained throughout the game from Tom Nook, other villages, items, and events. These will require a player to obtain different materials and items to craft the specific item on the Crafting Bench. Catalog items are already built and are only an in-game purchase.
Items that can be obtained
In terms of items that can be collected from parts of the catalog, it’s a growing list. Besides the furniture, you can also add floors, wallpapers, and Clothing to your catalog.
Since the on-hand inventory of Nook’s Cranny and the Special Items section of Nook Shopping spins daily, Catalog Parties can be a great way to get your hands on new items much faster.
There are rules to follow
Much like a regular visit to the island of any other player in New Horizons, label is required, and it is better not to damage anything. If you’re playing with players you don’t know, don’t take any of their items without permission.
Pick up each item one at a time So it is clear that you will not steal the items. The host can also set rules for those who visit the island and it is best to follow them. Everyone wants to enjoy the catalog feast. A host can specify a dress code that players must wear, which will make great photos.
Sometimes the host will request some type of “payment” from Bells, Nook Miles tickets, or something else. Even if someone says no payment is needed, it’s still custom to tip with bells or whatever you want, but it’s not always necessary.
Contact other players
If you don’t have a lot of Nintendo Switch friends, fear not because New Horizons is one of the most popular Nintendo games. There are subreddits, Facebook groups, Discord servers, and even ways to find other Twitter players.
You can let others know what items you want to catalog and see if there are any upcoming events. There is a Catalog Party forum on Reddit, which is one of the most useful ways to access a catalog party.
There are islands dedicated to the parts in the catalog
Many generous players have entire islands set up that other people can access and catalog items. If you are lucky you might just find someone with one of these islands, but you might have to wait in quite a long line or on a waiting list as they can be very popular with many requests for visits.
Twitter user Jaiofeden has created an entire catalog island where everyone is invited as long as they follow their Twitter account. This island is divided into sections featuring different themes such as beach items, kitchenware and miscellaneous. It’s a well-organized and dedicated approach to a game that can be slow at times.
The island is not completely finished, but it contains very many objects. As the tweet gains in numbers, it won’t be easy to jump straight to the island, but the approach is interesting. It looks like if you are on this island, you will have a catalog loaded when you return to your home island.
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