Spoilers if you don't want to Animal Crossing Items know about potential future content upgrades, but dataminers have found code that's apparently associated with developing veggies and some form of cooking (DIYs possibly?) . I really don't know the complete details, but this has been posted a while ago, and I'd guess it would be coming round the time of the Harvest Festival if that is still something.

Yessss. Yeah lots of the baseline characteristics and gameplay sounds like it would support a feature like this, resource collecting and recipes etc, so it does not appear like a massive leap. If this does turn into a thing I'd be so happy.

I was about 11 or so.

I like New Horizons, however, the problem that a lot of players have is that the ongoing issue the creature personalities are a lot more bland than the older games. Should you watch footage in the Gamecube version, you'll observe that animals were more"hot" with respect to how they talked to you. In many cases, they were really quite rude - insulting you if you refused to help them/do something for them. Now, this was toned down when Wild World premiered, but animals were not overly friendly like they are in New Leaf/New Horizons. Friendships needed to be developed over time, and it was gratifying to notice when an animal you wished to befriend was steadily warming up for you (ultimately giving you their picture once you were best friends).

I believe the island development resources in New Horizons are fantastic, but my primary reason for enjoying the game is to befriend my critters. There is no challenge to it since everyone is really friendly off-the-bat, even the characters like cranky/snooty (where they're intended to be stand-offish with you at first). In addition, it feels like there's a lot of repetitious dialog in NH, in which this was not the case in the older games (not including City Folk or New Leaf).

They have also seemingly removed a characteristic where animals would visit your house at a particular moment. It was a wonderful way for players who don't have the ability to go online to get people look at their property. There was a consequence to not turning up on time: it buy Animal Crossing Bells would produce the animal angry and your friendship would have a slight hit.