Friend Frenzy event limited timed goals went live on december 10, 2017. There are 3 goals, each one requiring you to add an increasing number of other players to your friends list than before from 1 to 10 to 20. Luckily, the counter for each goal is dependent on your current number of friends. So if you already have the necessary number of friends then the corresponding goal and any lower goal is automatically cleared. You can gain 10, 20 and 30 Leaf Tickets respectively per goal.
In game notifications specifically mentioned the gardening mechanic along with the promotion of adding friends to your list. Whether this is only thematic or not remains to be seen but it seems to suggest asking friends for help might be a mechanic of gardening much like with Shovel strike Quarry.
Clothes Crafting [Dec 11]
Clothes will soon be craftable. Update will possibly release alongside the gardening update. Clothes Crafting is implied to be handled by the Able Sisters instead of Cyrus.
Today on their Twitter page, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp just sent out a tweet hinting at a new location for our camper friends. The tweet shows a photo of a new location with some flowers of varying colors and types through the perception of Shovelstrike Quarry host, Lloyd.
The caption reads:
“A new place at the camp grounds? I hear it’s getting ready. Something like a flower blooms..? Wait for the next report, please.”
It appears to be that players may be able to decorate and express themselves further through one of Animal Crossing’s features, the Flower Garden.