Has anyone else been exploiting beetle island?

#1 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Alternate title: Do you want to make 100,000 Bells in 10 minutes?

One of my friends told me about this, and at first I didn't fucking believe it because of how ridiculous it sounds.

So first off, if you haven't unlocked Tortimer's island go do that. After you build your house he will ask you to meet him at the docks, and if you do the next day Kapp'n will be there and will take you to the island for 1,000 Bells. Now there's a lot of neat shit to do on the island, but who fucking cares because we're here to get paid. Go to the island after 11 PM, talk to the gyroid outside to get a net, and then be amazed as you catch dozens of fucking beetles worth anywhere from 8,000 to 12,000 Bells all night long with absolutely no repercussions.

If you don't fuck up scare away all the beetles there's nothing stopping you from making 300k+ in one trip, it's really that dumb. I can't complain though, because it's allowed me to upgrade my house and build new public works so who gives a shit. I'm having FUN.

If you are not well versed in the fine art of beetle capturing here is an instructional video.

#2 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

That game show. I wish america had cool game shows :(

#3 Posted by Orangefreak92 (60 posts) -

Lets just say I have 3m bells in my account. It's a little absurd...

#4 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (289 posts) -

Damn that's nuts. 8k a piece? I may have to go check it out. I did do a little diving off the island and I feel like there's way more sharks there than at my town, but I'll certainly check out the bugs on the island!

#5 Edited by Sergio (2131 posts) -

Yes.

#6 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I did it one night for 2 hours. Haven't exactly needed to go back.

#7 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2030 posts) -

This an awesome way to grind the Bug-Off, too! Just save your best beetles and that's basically instawin for the competition.

#8 Edited by DystopiaX (5320 posts) -

Yes. Don't feel bad about it either because there's a lot more expensive shit to spend on than in the past.

#9 Posted by Tidel (360 posts) -

It's the best.

I love the leisurely, 'real-world' pace of most tasks in Animal Crossing, but I hate feeling Bell-poor. I'm having more fun with this AC than any other in the series.

#10 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (289 posts) -

Yes. Don't feel bad about it either because there's a lot more expensive shit to spend on than in the past.

Dude, yes. I just started my second floor loan, and it's 298,000 bells. Now, I'm not sure if I'm mis-remembering, but I feel like that's a lot higher than it ever was before to repay. Plus, with all the possibilities for public works projects, I feel like I'm spending way more money than I ever did in past games.

#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19003 posts) -

I will have to check it out tonight then.

#12 Posted by JJOR64 (19003 posts) -

Kinda curious if Nintendo will patch it or not. There is the Update option on the Title Screen menu.

#13 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

I've gone at 6pm and there were lots of beetles. So I don't think you have to go so late.

11pm is when tons of sharks come out, though.

#14 Posted by DystopiaX (5320 posts) -

@dystopiax said:

Yes. Don't feel bad about it either because there's a lot more expensive shit to spend on than in the past.

Dude, yes. I just started my second floor loan, and it's 298,000 bells. Now, I'm not sure if I'm mis-remembering, but I feel like that's a lot higher than it ever was before to repay. Plus, with all the possibilities for public works projects, I feel like I'm spending way more money than I ever did in past games.

I also saw on some forum that there are people who found furniture for sale that cost over a million bells.

@carousel said:

I've gone at 6pm and there were lots of beetles. So I don't think you have to go so late.

11pm is when tons of sharks come out, though.

AFAIK it's past 5pm.

#15 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (289 posts) -

I also saw on some forum that there are people who found furniture for sale that cost over a million bells.

Hoooooleeeeee shit. A million bells? That better be some rad furniture. I haven't seen anything close to that. The most expensive thing I've seen is the Golden Cat statue I bought for like 6k.

#17 Posted by Nev (551 posts) -

@dystopiax said:

I also saw on some forum that there are people who found furniture for sale that cost over a million bells.

Hoooooleeeeee shit. A million bells? That better be some rad furniture. I haven't seen anything close to that. The most expensive thing I've seen is the Golden Cat statue I bought for like 6k.

My first or second day in my town there was a golden king crown on sale at the Sable Sisters store for 1 million bells. That shit was crazy.

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#18 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (289 posts) -

@nev said:

@quid_pro_bono said:

@dystopiax said:

I also saw on some forum that there are people who found furniture for sale that cost over a million bells.

Hoooooleeeeee shit. A million bells? That better be some rad furniture. I haven't seen anything close to that. The most expensive thing I've seen is the Golden Cat statue I bought for like 6k.

My first or second day in my town there was a golden king crown on sale at the Sable Sisters store for 1 million bells. That shit was crazy.

For the mayor who has everything?

#19 Edited by Sanity (1911 posts) -

@nev said:

@quid_pro_bono said:

@dystopiax said:

I also saw on some forum that there are people who found furniture for sale that cost over a million bells.

Hoooooleeeeee shit. A million bells? That better be some rad furniture. I haven't seen anything close to that. The most expensive thing I've seen is the Golden Cat statue I bought for like 6k.

My first or second day in my town there was a golden king crown on sale at the Sable Sisters store for 1 million bells. That shit was crazy.

For the mayor who has everything?

Thats good to hear though, i still want a reason to rake in bells after i finish the projects and my house.

#20 Posted by SourPatchJames (11 posts) -

Awesome tip! I never thought I was going to finish my cobblestone bridge. I can't wait to have easy access to both sides of the beach.

#21 Posted by xSeanZx (196 posts) -

Do these sell for so much bells to the little girl who wants to play supermarket? Or will I have to wait until tomorrow to sell them to the place in my city?

#22 Posted by gunningyoudown (64 posts) -

@xseanzx: The little girl only sells up to 5% of what you get from Re-Tail. so no. not even close. waiting is worth it trust me

#23 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I've done it every night. Removing bushes and taking down the lower trees speeds up the process. Ever since, I've made about 1 million a night. I'm now up to 12 million in the bank, but it's becoming a major grind. I'm determined to get 100 million though for the top reward.

#24 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

Well, of course. As soon as I figured out that the expensive bugs spawn on palm trees the next step was terraforming the island to suit my needs and basically cutting down all other trees and removing the flowers. I keep one inventory slot for my fishing rod though and catch sharks whenever they appear, but other than that, beetles is where it's at. At least until you get enough bells to start making substantial profits on the stalk market.

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