Farming games come with a wide variety of sticking points that can trip up even the most experienced of farmers. When you're stuck with a problem in Trio of Towns, there are many sources you can connect with to get free assistance:
The Live Helper - If I'm online and available, the helper chat cow face on the right-side of this paragraph will be awake. If I'm not available, the cow face will be snoozing. You can send your questions through the no-registration-required chat and, hopefully, get a solution to your issue.
If you don't see the cow chat indicator, your web browser may be blocking scripts from Olark.com, the chat client used for the helper questions. If you want to submit a chat question, look through your no-script browser extension to temporarily (or permanently) unblock scripts from Olark.com
- Send an Email - You can use the contract form to send me your questions. If you don't see a response with a day or two, check the junk or spam folders for your email client.
- UNoT Community Forum - You can submit your question to other farmers, who will respond with their own take on an answer to your problem. The forum does not require registration to submit your questions to everyone.
- The Nintendo Miiverse Community - You can access this Nintendo-hosted community by tapping on the Miiverse icon on your Nintendo 3DS console or by logging into the web interface using your Nintendo Network account information.
- The XSeed Games Community Forum - The XSeed forum is a common place to post bugs and other hiccups that you might have bumped into while working your ranch. It is not as popular as the other suggested solution sources, but it is the best place to go if you've a technical issue to report.
Common Game Questions
How do I get a Hammer?
Lulukoko will unlock around Spring 12 of your first year. Ludus is in charge of all carpentry related tasks, such as upgrading your house, and will visit around Spring 13. He will tell you to bring 20 Small Lumber, 10 Lumber, and 5000 G (or 3500 G if you are playing in Seedling Mode) to his shop, where you can order the first house upgrade. After you've upgraded, on the next business day his shop is open, he will stop by your house and tell you about tool remodeling. At that point he will give you a Hammer and show you where you can use it to mine for ores in Westown.
You do need to have empty space in your bag to accept the hammer. Ludus won't visit to explain his shop features if your bag is full.
I'm having problems triggering flower events :(
Each marriage candidate has two friend events that you need to trigger before you can start down the path towards being lovie dovie. These friend events occur whether you are playing as a girl or as a boy, but the romantic flower events that occur after the friend events are tied to opposite-gender only.
From there with most of the candidates there is a love event at a light blue flower color, a dark blue flower color, and at a light green flower color. You then have to give a going-steady pendant after completing the light green love event. Once you are a committed couple, you can move forward with seeing your beloved's yellow, orange, and pink flower events. Inari, Stephanie, and Woofio only have love events up to light green, making them easier to marry.
One love events or friend event can be triggered on any single day. If you see a friend event, then you have to wait until the next day to see a love event (or another friend event).
How do I enable StreetPass?
You first need to build a Pet Barn from Ludus' shop and place it on your farm, then purchase a pet. The next morning Dessie will stop by your house and talk about the StreetPass feature.
What are all these pets I see walking around in the game?
The wild-like pets are placeholders for Nintendo 3DS StreetPass tags. When other players enable StreetPass in their game (by talking to Dessie), their avatar pet will appear in your game as replacements for the wandering cats and dogs. You'll also find pets living in the villagers' houses. Those pets belong to the family household they live with, and if you have a Furmilar, you can converse with the pets to learn about the humans they rule over.
How do I get Hamtaro and Cheburashka as pets on my farm?
These two pets are Japan-only. Hamtaro will not be available in the English version of the game. It is unknown yet if Cheburashka is also a Japan exclusive.