More Neko Atsume goodness!

It seems there are more than a few of my Facebook friends are Neko Atsume fans, and they shared some awesome Neko Atsume news with me~!

Neko Atsume’s Web Manga “Wise Neko Atsume”

Kingen Neko Atsume

kingen-neko-atsume2These weekly three-panels comic strips written by Miyui Tsuki, with assistance by Hit-Point Co., Ltd. are released every Friday, featuring the cute cats from the game with some thought provoking quotes.

You can go to Anime News Network’s article for 1st week’s comic and you can visit the comic’s page at Denshi-Birz to check out the latest release.

I have included this week’s release (click on the thumbnail on the left), which has a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.”

 

Neko Atsume LINE Stickers now available

Time to spam your friends with these adorable cats doing adorable things!!

Hit-Point has released a set of LINE stickers for Neko Atsume! As they are released under Creators’ Stickers, the set is priced at US$0.99. Here’s a preview of 12 of the stickers, the full set contains 40 stickers in all!

 

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Miss Kiri’s Neko Atsume posts

When I was searching for the installation and play guides previously, I came across Miss Kiri’s guide (it’s in Traditional Chinese) and was impressed by the interesting way the information was presented and the animated gifs showcasing the cats. Although ultimately I chose another guide, I never forgot Miss Kiri’s post.

How can I forget when there’s a cute cat like this?!

Some days ago, I chanced upon her site again, and decided to share her posts to English fans. She included a lot a lot of screenshots and images so it’s actually pretty easy to make sense of.

 

綺麗小姐的“貓咪收集”文章

之前尋找下載教學的時候,我選擇了鏈接至另外一個網站比較整齊的教學,但是我沒有忘記過綺麗小姐那富有動態圖片又文法超有趣的文章。前天,為了找有關羊毛氈公仔而再次撞見時,頓時覺得應該分享一下給英文的貓咪收集粉絲看看。因為有很多圖片,所以還挺容易看的懂的。

· 綺麗小姐具有 貓咪收集(ねこあつめ) 標籤的全部文章

Bonus!

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FFXIV: ARR Heavensward Astrologian Wallpaper -modified-

With the Heavensward expansion coming soon, I’ve been switching to use the officially released wallpapers. When the ones with the concept art of the three new jobs “Dark Knight”, “Astrologian” and “Machinist” were released, I was disappointed to find that they had a nice plain almost white background because I can’t stand bright backgrounds. :(

So I made my own modification to the Astrologian wallpaper, since it’s the one job I want to try the most.

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I could have gone with a simple one color background to just make it darker, but I remember downloading a nice background that I found some time ago. So I combined the two.

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The stars in the background are pretty fitting, aren’t they? And here’s the result!

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While it is not the most balanced of pieces, I don’t think I did too badly for my purpose. Oh, the super dark bottom edge is deliberate, because my Windows Taskbar has transparency and any words showing through the tabs always disorientates me.

If you like any of the above, click on the images to get the original 1920×1080 wallpapers. :)

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yuyoyuyo-san’s fan-made Neko Atsume dolls

Spotted a Chinese article “貓咪收集App萌爆羊毛氈公仔登場!” featuring hand-made dolls of the cats from Neko Atsume! So I did a little digging and found the source of these adorable little wool felt dolls:

Now my hands itch to make my own little cats…. *must resist*

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Travel to Ul’dah FREE via Gold Saucer

Did you know? If you take the Airship from Gridania or Limsa Lominsa to Gold Saucer, then take the Airship from Gold Saucer to Ul’dah, not a single gil will be spent?

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I was so happy when I discovered it, since I’m the sort who prefers to spend as little money as possible on traveling. And I visit the Gold Saucer everyday anyway to buy the Mini Cactpot Ticket, or play a few rounds of Triple Triad on weeks when the Tournament is ongoing, so it’s like a free airship ride with a quick transit stop at the fancy casino. 😀

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To get Tiny Rat minion

Reminded to self, to get the Tiny Rat minion, I have to complete the FATE named “Attack on Highbridge: Act III”, then purchase from the NPC “Chachamun” at Eastern Thanalan x22 y21.

PS. I added the bit of code needed to make certain FFXIV links show tooltip from The Lodestone! Yay for mouseover magic!

*Update 1* I got the minion! But not without trying to pull my hair off. Apparently, the FATE “Attack on Highbridge: Act III” is the fourth part of a chain of FATEs, starting with “Attack on Highbridge: Prelude”. Some kind fellow has written in detail about this, so send some love his way.

*Update 2* I checked back at the NPC to try buy another of the minion and Chachamun doesn’t want to sell it to me anymore! Boo! It seems there is a reset of some kind.

One of my sisters reported the same thing then proceeded to do the whole FATE chain again. The result is that Chachamun is now selling the Tiny Rats to her again, and she sent 5 rats to my mail so we won’t have to go through the FATEs again… *eyes our FC house’s mailbox suspiciously for squeaking sounds*

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Sparkling theme 1.8.1

Reminder to self, don’t update the Sparkling theme to latest version (again) yet because somewhere between 1.7.7 to 1.8.1, a change in the backend caused the child theme’s previous Theme Option settings to not be used. Instead, the parent theme’s settings is being used.

The only way to fix is to downgrade the theme back to a version where the child theme settings are still used, note down what those settings are, then upgrade the parent theme, then implement those settings again. Urgh, so troublesome.

Source, although it’s for a different theme by the same theme developer, it describes the exact same problem so I’m guessing the mentioned framework is being used for Sparkling as well.

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Neko Atsume 1.2.0 update, alternate backyards!

Some time ago, just when I was starting to run out of toys to buy in this game, I spotted posts in a Facebook group showing new stuff in Neko Atsume (ねこあつめ), and yep, there’s a new update! *pops confetti*

The new feature in this update is called “Makeover” but I like to call it alternate backyards. It can be accessed using the new icon at the bottom left corner, and you can buy new backyard designs with golden fishes. There’s a 50% discount coupon for the first backyard purchase!

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