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

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2. update is practically upon us. Heaps of us are diligently prepping out islands — from these who have been absent and have operate down regions to repair, to designers who have filled their islands to the brim and have to have to make way for farming.

But some of us (me) have other ideas.

My island is a reverse mullet. A get together in the entrance, and straight-laced in the back. To be crystal clear, by “straight-laced” I suggest vacant. This is simply because I begun enjoying on the working day it introduced, and then only stopped, four months later on. And if you consider I’ll be prepping ahead of the update, well, you’d be improper. My genius strategy is to do practically absolutely nothing, and then to do whatever I want.

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

Picture: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

At a single stage, I had grand designs for my island, which I humbly named “Island.” I had been island hopping — I would say to go to “friends,” but that would be a lie. I was doing it because I uncovered persons on Reddit with superior turnip price ranges.

For some motive I preferred my island to shine for these strangers. I had begun a back garden center wherever I created rows of bouquets, and also their hybrids, with the intention of supplying them to visitors. I pored around hrs of Island Excursions, attempting to discover the suitable alchemy for the entrance entrance of Island — which at the moment has a pleasant blend of gate and bush varieties. I even built a neighborhood for my villagers. I needed to be 1 of those people awesome individuals who put the furnishings outside the house.

But then I got cold ft about putting the home furniture exterior. I was drained, and my enjoyment basically petered out. I commenced to terraform the again, with a program to lay down a bridge. And then I just didn’t. And then I received way too lazy to consider the pole out to cross from 1 land mass to the other, so I stopped likely there. And the laziness simply just snowballed.

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

Impression: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo by way of Polygon

It started off to come to feel like do the job, which is not how I required to engage in the sport — to quotation Ali Wong, “I do not want to lean in. I want to lie down.” All wonderful items acquire time. And I just didn’t feel like it. No further Nook Miles or bells for me. My island map is just a single big cluster of properties near the bottom, and masses of blank space up major. Can I use this area to make a farm? Of course. Would I still allow weeds overrun the farm? Also, sure.

So, to any one whose island update options are to have no ideas. I’m with you.