I am preparing for the Animal Crossing 2.0 update by doing nothing

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 upgrade is almost upon us. Great deals of us are vigilantly prepping out islands — from those who have actually been away and have actually diminished locations to repair, to designers who have actually filled their islands to the brim and require to give way for farming.

However a few of us (me) have other strategies.

My island is a reverse mullet. A celebration in the front, and straight-laced in the back. To be clear, by “straight-laced” I imply empty. This is since I began using the day it released, and after that just stopped, 4 months later on. And if you believe I’ll be prepping prior to the upgrade, well, you’d be incorrect. My genius strategy is to do actually absolutely nothing, and after that to do whatever I desire.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons map of an island named “Island.”

Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo through Polygon

At one point, I had grand prepare for my island, which I humbly called “Island.” I had actually been island hopping — I would state to check out “friends,” however that would be a lie. I was doing it since I discovered individuals on Reddit with excellent turnip costs.

For some factor I desired my island to shine for these complete strangers. I had actually begun a garden center where I made rows of flowers, and likewise their hybrids, with the intent of providing to visitors. I read hours of Island Tours, looking for the best alchemy for the front entryway of Island — which presently has a good mix of gate and bush types. I even made an area for my villagers. I wished to be among those cool individuals who put the furnishings exterior.

However then I got cold feet about putting the furnishings exterior. I was exhausted, and my enjoyment just abated. I began to terraform the back, with a strategy to set a bridge. And after that I simply didn’t. And after that I got too lazy to take the pole out to cross from one land mass to the other, so I stopped going there. And the laziness just grew out of control.

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons letter from Happy Home Academy with a B rating, due to cockroaches in the home

Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo through Polygon

It began to seem like work, which is not how I wished to play the video game — to price estimate Ali Wong, “I don’t want to lean in. I want to lie down.” All terrific things require time. And I simply didn’t seem like it. No additional Nook Miles or bells for me. My island map is simply one huge cluster of houses near the bottom, and loads of blank area up top. Can I utilize this area to make a farm? Yes. Would I still let weeds overrun the farm? Likewise, yes.

So, to anybody whose island upgrade strategies are to have no strategies. I’m with you.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.