Hi experienced Animal Crossers, I am looking some advice please.
I have picked this up for my sons birthday in a couple of weeks, he is going to be 9 and has seen this advertised and thinks he will enjoy it. I’m a basically total beginner at AC I have some questions and am after some starter tips, this thread is possibly the most friendly on the entire forum so seems a good place to start.
I say total beginner but I did import a Canadian copy of AC back in the Gamecube days but I once I had it I didn’t actually enjoy playing it that much and so haven’t looked at AC since. I remember getting a house and sending some letters but the game didn’t grab me at all.
My main question is about getting online with it. My switch isn’t online at all at the moment so obviously I would need a sub, my initial though was that I get the years sub but then I had a look at how AC works online and wondering if I should get a family sub. Am I right in saying that if I buy a years sub and set that to my user on the Switch it would mean that he couldn’t use his account to go online with AC and that my daughter and I wouldn’t be able to visit his island on our accounts on the Switch.
I tend not to game online as it is but what if I got the year sub and set it up on his user account meaning he could go online with it? Could I or my daughter then visit despite his account being the online one? Would I be better just getting a family online thing and save myself the confusion?
Next question is about the island itself. I’ve read about how you can only have 1 island per switch so am I right in thinking I need to start the game on his user name so that the island is “his” and he is the main owner so to speak and then other users can visit?
Is it easy enough for other folk online to visit his island once its all up and running? I don’t have anyone of the Switch friends list thing. If I added folk on my account are they also available to his?
Sorry for the questions, that whole side is very confusing.
Any starter tips or guides I could take a look at for when he makes a start?
Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.