Look at him, majestic, piercing through the water. The elusive beast. 

Do you know how many days I've spent with harpoon in hand, prowling about, waiting for the beast to appear? Wanting to spear him and harvest the blubbery goodness?

His name is Guilliver and he flies. Yes, he flies in a UFO above my town in Animal Crossing. He's a special guest, he suppossedly flies above the land and randomly appears from 6 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. In 6 months of playing I have only seen him once, he flashed by in the blink of an eye and before I could even get my slingshot out, he Keyser Sosyed his ass out of town like the wind. 

Unless you spend 12 hrs a day monday to friday playing the game, how are you suppossed to catch this randomly occuring UFO? He moves so quickly too. In the DS game he appeared at a prescribed time. I have learned that  he will NOT come if you 
had any other of the special visitors that day.

But the gifts are great. 

Arc de Triomphe 
Manneken Pis 
Mermaid statue 
Moai statue 
Mouth of Truth 
Plate armor 
Tower of Pisa 
Tribal mask 

And so I hunt him, stalk him, always with golden slingshot in hand. Just waiting to run full steam ahead. Screw animal tracks, say bye bye to flowers trounced under my heavy running footsteps. That one perfect moment of adrenaline to nail that asshole and his ship. He will be downed. 

One day the White Whale will fall. 

Posted by gamingeek Tue, 26 May 2009 19:58:50 (comments: 11)
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Tue, 26 May 2009 21:12:40
great blog.  did anyone actually finish reading moby-dick?  i can't remember how many times i started that book.  i love it so much yet i haven't been able to finish it yet.

yeah, i haven't even seen a UFO in city folk, but i remember they were pretty frequent in wild world
Tue, 26 May 2009 22:20:35

There's is a book? GASP Nyaa I watched the movie with Captain Picard a few years ago.

As far as Guilliver, I've shot him down four times in the DS version. Oddly though, I never saw him during the first year I played that game; I only came across him in the second year. White Whale, indeed.

Wed, 27 May 2009 00:46:16
So you're shooting at him with a harpoon using a slingshot? Well no wonder you haven't caught him!
Wed, 27 May 2009 10:50:19

I got him in the DS version. 

He is so damned fastin the wii game, by the time you equip your slingshot the bastard has vanished. So now I always have my slightshot out. Not only that I also play with nunchuk as to fire the slightshot with wii remote only you have to point your character about the screen first, then click his head to fire. And in the rush it can get very messy. 

Wed, 27 May 2009 14:49:48
Chocolates? Really? I'd be pissed if I hunted down an UFO for 6+ months and all I got for shooting it down was a box of fucking chocolates.
Wed, 27 May 2009 15:19:35
I think you get all that stuff, once you pick up all his ship pieces. 
Thu, 28 May 2009 00:12:59
Sounds really cool. But the complete randomness does kind of suck. There should be hidden clues around town that tell you when he might show or something.  
Thu, 28 May 2009 13:28:48

I guess the best way would be to check the gate everyday. If the dog on the left tells you there are visitors, you know he's NOT coming that day. 

Still, I'm not hanging around all day from Mon-Fri. 

I talked to a GAF guy and he said that at least the UFO appears right above you. He's seen it twice in 6 months. I've seen it once. 

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