Possible layout of Lilycott + Help?

Hi there! Long time no talk, well let me very quickly explain: school is ending and I was studying for finals. Now back onto the post! So with the addition of the dream suite to my town (what? when? I’ve taken pictures that I’ll share in my next post along with a couple new additions to Lilycott!) I’ve been “dreaming”Β about a couple towns, and all of them looked so gorgeous! A couple of them were literally like a movie, it was paradise! It kind of made me realize, that I’ve never been quite “good” at playing Animal Crossing, I mean sure I love the game, but I don’t think I’ve been truly proud of the way my town looks. I’m not that great of an artist either, I like numbers, but give me a blank canvas and I’ll draw a smiley face :mrgreen: But my only goal here is to create something that I really like, a town that I’m really proud of, I don’t expect to have a super amazing town, but that won’t frustrate me either… I feel like I’m not making any sense. Anyway, I just want to decorate Lilycott to the best of my abilities, and have fun doing so! (Maybe get a perfect town along the way? Isabelle still says Lilycott needs more development…)

So I sort of planned out a future layout for my town, it’s not too elaborate and it’s missing a lot of stuff, such as where/which trees to plant on each section, flowers… But I think it’s generally all there, although I need your help! Be critical, I know I’m not great at this and that’s why I need advice; if you see anything thatΒ you do not like, would you mind telling me? It could be we just have different opinions, but stuff such as where to place a fountain (or where NOT to place it), how my paths should go, especially regarding villager houses, ideas and suggestions… just about any criticism I can get. Thank you so much!!! And I guess I should now show you the map:

zlCfzSArE8I0Q4meS5This is about an hour of work on Microsoft Paint, so I understand somethings could not be clear (click on the image to expand). You may have to hunt for a couple things, such as the possibly future caffΓ© spot (right side of river, center of town) and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! πŸ™‚

Once again, thank you guys!! Any help will be much appreciated!

4 thoughts on “Possible layout of Lilycott + Help?

  1. Aww, there are no good or bad players in Animal Crossing, since Animal Crossing has no set objectives — just what you yourself want of your town and AC experience πŸ™‚ So just keep that in mind, but I’m sure you know that already!

    Your plans look great to me! πŸ™‚ Something I thought I might suggest is that for the fountain in front of your gate, you wrap your paths around it in a square or rectangle. That way, you can sort of elegantly ‘fill in’ the square/rectangle with a nice arrangement of flowers. (Maybe you already had this planned, but in the map, the path looks like half a square/rectangle)

    I also noticed that I only saw 9 house locations set up for ideal places for villagers to move in. Just so you know, the maximum of villagers is 10, and if you’re at 9 or less villagers, you can pick up other peoples’ moved-out villagers via WiFi, and sometimes that can be unexpected and town-damaging, if you’re not expecting it. So it’s not a bad idea to be at 10 villagers, or to plan for a good spot for a 10th villager! πŸ™‚

    But I really like your plans, especially your idea for themed areas! The magical forest one is something that appeals to me, and it’s an idea I’ve played with myself in various towns, including Citalune where I tried to make my town tree plaza look like a flowery clearing in a magical forest. πŸ™‚ So we have similar tastes there! I might recommend mushrooms and a variety of flowers and trees ^_^ I’m curious to see what you’ll do for the themed beach area! Maybe a lighthouse and an outdoor chair? The hidden treasure island sounds awesome too *_*

    Lastly, a few tips:
    – Ponds can be great opportunities for making a cute spot in your town, if you plant a color scheme/pattern of flowers around, along with bushes, flowers, trees, and even PWPs.
    – Something that has frustrated me when working with Citalune is that I wanted it to be city-like for the most part (especially the top half of town near the train station, town hall, Retail) — so therefore I wanted everything to be structured, and as symmetrical and orderly as possible. Sometimes this goal would give me trouble when there was an unfortunate rock in the way, or a pond or something. But there’s an other aesthetic option for towns: instead of city-like and symmetrical, you can make them winding and unexpected and non-symmetrical, like a forest/rural town or something. Just thought I’d point out that there are more options for a town than the standard straight symmetrical paths and whatnot.
    – Keep in mind all the different options you have for landscaping: pattern paths, decorative patterns, natural dirt paths, flowers and hybrids, clovers, dandelions, dandelion puffs, jacob’s ladders, bushes, fruit trees, oaks, cedars, bamboo, cut down bamboo (looks like little pegs coming out of the ground), cut down trees (tree stumps), mushrooms and other similar items (lost items, fruit baskets, gyroids, shells, etc. that you can use for decoration), and of course, all the different public works projects and all the different ways you can arrange and place them! Just thought I’d list these so you can keep in mind all the different options that are available to you for landscaping ^_^ Might’ve forgotten some xP

    Ahh sorry this got very long! Just trying to be as helpful as possible πŸ˜›

    • Oh my god thank you thank you thank you!!! Amy this comment should be awarded comment of the year, hahah it’s really super helpful!
      I toootally agree with the rectangle around the fountain, it had actually never crossed my mind, although now that you mention it, it seems so logical!
      I think I read somewhere that the maximum villagers a town could have were 9 and 10 including the villager that may come in if you have a campsite, although I could have just read 10 and thought of 9 for some reason, anyways, thank you for saying that! This also means there will be a villager moving in soon, so I can put him in an ideal spot! πŸ™‚

      So far I’m trying to get my villagers to request more public works projects, I think they’ve only requested 2 for now, and non of my interest… But the wetsuit trick you told me about really actually works, it has proven to me that my town is not cursed or something hahaha.
      The lighthouse I think is one of my favorite PWP, I just think it’s so beautiful! And I’m determined to get it requested someday, and when I do it’s definitely going around the beach area! πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much for the tips! I’ll keep them all in mind, and thank you again for being so helpful!

  2. I love your themes! I think the farm theme is an especially interesting idea! You could make a fence and then make super cute vegetable and flower patterns for the grass πŸ™‚ The mermaid series stuff for inside and outside your house makes for a great beach theme (I have it for my summer theme)! I love how different and similar your town, Amy’s town, and my town are at the same time πŸ™‚ We all seem to share ideas but end up making it our own! Amy’s town and my town both start with Cita and then end in some word for moon but were inspired by different things! You have a character named Luna who shares a name with my town and it’s mascot πŸ˜€ Great minds think alike!

    • Thank you soooo much!! I’ll definitely have a fence around the farm area, and the mermaid series would look amazing for the beach house!! Thanks!!
      Hahah, I never really realized that, but I guess you’re right, we all love the name Luna for different reasons heheh. Awww that last quote “great minds think alike” really made my day, haha! πŸ˜€ Thank you!!

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