In this week’s edition of Some Celebrities Are Actually Totally Normal People, the Lord of the Rings actor dropped into a multiplayer session with other totally normal people just trying to get a hot deal on fresh veggies like everybody else.
First, some context. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, turnips work as a sort of supplementary economy. On Sundays, NPC vendor Daisy Mae sells turnips at a random price. Players can purchase these turnips, and over the next week, the price to re-sell them on to the Nooklings Timmy and Tommy fluctuates – from lower than the original purchase price to, potentially, much more. It’s an opportunity to make bank in the game, but it’s also a precarious prospect – sell too soon, and you could miss out. Keep waiting until the weekend, and your turnips are compost.
Inevitably, this has become a thing in the Animal Crossing scene, and players advertise their island’s current turnip rates on the internet so other players can shop for a big payday – sometimes queuing for hours at a time.
Yesterday, Twitter user Jessa‘s turnips were re-selling at 599 Bells, a very lucrative opportunity for players who’d purchased them for a lot less. Players like Elijah Wood.
guys I tweeted my turnip prices and elijah wood just came to my island and hung out 😭😭😭😭😭 this is the best day in quarantine yet pic.twitter.com/H3mYJWnvgR
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