So I'm an AC noob but my son is asking for it for his birthday next month and I have some questions. I have two kids and one Switch and the three of us all would like to play it on our separate user accounts. I know about the whole one island per Switch thing and am wondering, if my son creates the island on his account, what my daughter and I can do on the island with our own accounts? I'm seeing a lot of negative reviews online saying that secondary accounts "can't do anything" but I imagine that's overstating the issue.
So what, specifically can and can't my daughter and I do? Can we visit the whole island? Can we buy things? Can we modify the island's appearance? I just want to be prepared so I can avoid any potential sibling clashes, lol.
I have no clue but I assume if you logged on separately that each person can do everything the main account can do such as buy things, visit other islands, have their own house, etc. I believe limitations come when more than one people playing at once. I can't say because I only have myself on my island but I'm sure someone in this thread knows more. I'll look into in a couple hours if no one else responds to you.
Edit - just read article on polygon. Seems like first person to join island is main account. So that person can only advance the island in first few days. This isn't that big of deal. Seems more overblown than a game breaking issue. So the main account has to donate 5 fish or insect to get Blathers to come to island. Then the main account has to donate materials for the Nook's Cranny building.
Is it an issue? Perhaps but seems like some people are overblowing it. It shouldn't be that big of deal. Basically just make sure whoever is main account that they are progressing the island as much as possible and active.
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