Since the days of the GameCube, Nintendo has been releasing the Animal Crossing series, to much love and fanfare. The precursor to casual games, such as Farmville, as well as one of the early forefathers of open world games like Grand Theft Auto and Skyrim, Animal Crossing has been a staple in the Nintendo games library for people who love to waste lots and lots of time.
Obsessed players may receive gifts from non-player character friends and in later versions allows you to interact, though barely, with other players over the internet. In-game interactions often require time to pass, or for you to be on at a specific time, which basically means that if you have an active social life, you’re going to be angry and frustrated.
Now, that’s not to say you can toy around with the clock, however, it knows. It really goddamn knows.
With the Daylight Savings Time hour change coming up, Animal Crossing players are freaking out. Will they be home at the right time? Can they just act like the hour change hasn’t happened? Will it know automatically and ruin their virtual life? Did they know that there are much more fulfilling games out there they could be playing?
Do you want to be stuck with a pink flamingo shirt that you don’t want? No, sir, you sure don’t. All those hours preparing to open gifts and just missing the right time could ruin everything for you!
Unfortunately, there isn’t much to be done but go along with your life and hope you can turn on your 3DS, Gamecube or Wii at the right time. People with the Wii-U don’t really have to worry because they haven’t turned that thing on in months.
If you’d like to find a way to quit Animal Crossing, you may call the addiction hotline at 1-888-997-3147.
Good luck and get a real damn game, please?