Eventually I did play some Harvest Moon in English. Not as much as I’d like because the schizophrenic (no really) downstairs neighbor started yelling…
But here’s a brief rundown of HM events. I started my English game today on Spring 19. I’m playing a boy in the English version, girl in the Japanese version. My character’s name is Magnus. He lives on Bane farm. If you’ve read The Mortal Instruments series you’ll know that I’m not original with my naming convention. I digress.
So, Dunhill gave me fish traps. He did not explain how to get more of them, so I didn’t miss anything in the Japanese version (always a relief). I haven’t caught too much of note with them. A black branch, I assume it’s used for crafting. A few different kinds of coins, fish obviously, cans, branches, the usual.
I have two cows, Muchan and Pinkie. I’m semi obsessed with getting my cows to produce more milk, so I’m religiously feeding them treats. I think it will take 31 days before they should produce more, so I’ve got a ways to go.
Though I don’t know if I’m romantically interested in Iroha—I haven’t seen my other potential suitors after all—I’ve been growing and giving her marguerites. She rewarded me by giving me a blueprint. Score!
I’m also trying to make nicey nice with the two harvest sprites. Alice (who is mean) likes herbs, so I’ve been giving her mint and chamomile. Arron (I think?) the male harvest sprite’s favorite item is a truffle, so I’ve been giving those to him when I can afford it. So far neither of them have given me anything. I don’t know if they do, but I figure it’s worth a shot.
There still hasn’t been much to do, so I’ve been going to sleep early. Sometimes at 1pm not even watering my crops twice.
On Spring 25 (my character’s birthday!) not one but two new villagers arrived. Rebecca, the architect and Tony her son. I was immediately thrust into a mini game gathering sticks and rocks (which I had plenty of in my bag. grrr) in order to build them a house since Iroha moved into the one they were going to live in. Rebecca then introduced me to blueprints, showed me how to place objects and opened a shop. I bought a lot of blueprints but was only able to build a chicken coop because it got late and I was exhausted and too cheap to eat food.
Oh, and no one gave me anything for my birthday. They at least mentioned it when I talked to them. I don’t know if they will give me something if I get more friendly with them or not.
It’s like a whole new world has opened with the addition of blueprints. I can make stuff! This might be fun! So naturally I set the game down and came to blog about it…