Wednesday night, I went on a fishing bonanza, filling my Animal Crossing house with fish to sell the next day in one big selling run. Last night, a little while after I got home, I made my sales, getting myself up to over 85,000 bells (Animal Crossing currency), a hefty sum indeed. I continued fishing, wanting to break the 100,000 mark, when I came across one of my town’s residents. Francine, a rabbit, flagged me down to chat. I took a break from fishing to see what she wanted. She had a Sea Butterfly! A Sea Butterfly is a tiny little fish that sells for 1,000 bells (a good price for something so small). She asked if I would be interested in buying it and how much I would be willing to pay, which is followed by a vertical slider ranging from “Nothing” to “All of my money”. I would hardly be willing to pay more than I could sell it for, obviously, so I moved the slider down near the Nothing (but not on the Nothing) option and continue the conversation. She responded to my offer with:
“So 6,500 bells sounds about right? Great!”
And suddenly, I find myself handing over 6,500 bells for a little Sea Butterfly. I didn’t have an option to reject her ridiculous asking price. I was forced into a purchase that lost me over 5,000 bells. Needless to say, I was pretty pissed at that gameplay element, so I put in Mario Kart.
I fucking rule at Mario Kart.
-Because I said so