Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers thousands of collectibles. If you are looking for something specific, trading with another player may be your best bet.
Animal Crossing Virtual Economy
Since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the second half of March, it has quickly become a global phenomenonand one of the best-selling games of the year. In addition to the growth of the game, many online resources have emerged, providing tips and databases to help players build their islands.
A particularly interesting part of the game was the rise of the Animal Crossing business community. This network of New Horizons players around the world is buying, selling, and trading in-game items and resources. At the same time, a vast online economy for gaming has taken shape.
What you can trade
You can trade almost anything in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, except those that can’t be dropped, such as fish and insects. Anything you can pick up, drop or plant can be traded with other players. This includes furniture, clothing, materials, flowers, and DIY recipes. You can also bells trade or use Nook Miles tickets.
There is even a way to villagers of commerce. To do this, a villager you own must be “in boxes”, which means that his house is full of boxes and that he is about to leave the island. To put a villager in boxes, he must first express his desire to move. He will pack his things the next day.
While a villager is moving, another player with an empty lot can visit and ask your villager to move to their island. You can get villagers the same way, as long as you have empty land on your island.
Another thing that you can trade on your island is services or resources. You can ask people to buy rare items from your able sisters or Saharah, to wish a meteor shower for star fragments or to sell their turnips to Nook’s Cranny. You can also rent others to water your flowers or pull weeds on your island.
Where to find business partners
Before you can trade, you need to find a business partner. There are several online sites where you can find items, villagers, or resources:
Nookazon: This online trading platform was created specifically for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It has pages for each element of the game, and the sellers and buyers are all friends. As this is the most used trading site for Animal Crossing, there are dozens of new article listings every minute.
Discord: In addition to the official Animal Crossing: New Horizons server, Discord’s partner, which has half a million members, hundreds of smaller servers have emerged with active trading communities.
Social media: Searching on Twitter and Facebook will take you to hundreds of Animal Crossing-focused communities, where you can find the articles you need.
Reddit: Several sub-exchanges of Animal Crossing, such as r / ACTrade and r / ACVillagers, are dedicated to facilitate exchanges between players.
Friends: Of course, you can also chat with friends, family and anyone you know who plays Animal Crossing.
The negotiation process
Exchanging in New Horizons is a bit tedious, as there isn’t really a way to exchange items with someone directly. To do a one-on-one exchange, one of you must open the doors of your airport and make a Dodo Code. This unique code allows you to visit another player’s island on the Internet. The visitor then flies to the host island with the articles in their pockets.
After your visitor has landed, you both go on an open plot. Your visitor then places the objects they wish to exchange on the ground and you collect them. After checking that the articles are correct, the visitor returns to his island.
Other types of trades work the same way. During transactions that involve the billing of an entry fee for an island resource, players generally block the entry of stores on their island. In addition, they generally only move after payment of the payment in the field.
Commercial Security Tips
Since Animal crossing has no direct way to facilitate the exchange of items, most of the exchanges in the game depend on the honor system.
However, there are still a few tips that can help you avoid being scammed on your hard earned items:
Check the reputation of the other person: If you are trading with strangers, you should always be vigilant. On Nookazon, traders can assess each other. Check them before finalizing a transaction.
Check: For art objects, you can check if they are legitimate with Blathers in the museum.
Check everything: Before anyone (including you) leaves someone else’s island, double-check and make sure everything is there.
Communicate: Make sure you send a message to any business partners you may have, whether it’s through Discord, Nookazon, or a messaging app. This will help you to properly coordinate the terms of trade.