I already suggested along time ago stuff I wanted to see in this game
and all will probably be turned down. I know Nintendo said they won't use the weather channel in Animal Crossing, so lame!
Just read your wants and those are all incredibly viable requests. Tying the in-game weather to the real world weather seems completely reasonable. If sega can do it with nights, then dear lord Nintendo, you can do it too.
The jobs gripe is there too, although the DS added a mini-fishing contest with other animals, that still isn't enough. Give jobs like, building gardens for your animals, or helping them get items out of a tree i.e. "Help, I got my flying disc stuck in a tree somewhere around here, can you help me find it?" and you are tasked in shaking trees to get it. Or even scavenger hunts where townsfolk will give you clues to were buried treasure is, or a person to talk to, to get more clues. That is the sort of thing that would really spice up the gaming experience, hopefully they do that.
The competitive edge with friends would be great and I love that idea where you are constantly connected to your friends towns, getting information on what they are doing and how they are improving their town. That would definitely add a more life-like and constantly changing world that you will be playing in.
My largest agreement with you is on the clothing factor. I have always wanted a clothing creation tool that allowed for complete customization. A shirt and pants design option would be great. What would be even better would be a shirt design tool that didn't warp around the clothing. Say for instance, you wanted to make a shirt that looked like you were wearing a tuxedo. This is completely impossible in the Animal Crossing world, because the clothing creation tool puts the design on both the front, back AND sleeves of the shirt, giving you a tuxedo on all four sides of your character. Give us the ability to add a design for each sleeve, the front and back of the shirt separately so that we can have an even more unique wardrobe (I would love to create a GA BDU). With the pants option, allow us to pick from different designs like long and short pants. This could be applied to hats and umbrellas as well.
There is a great tedium in the game that is defined by a single player experience. If you have played the game with other people, you can see that the experience changes greatly. When playing the game with just myself to a town, fishing was the constant staple. First I paid off my house completely, then I collected every bug, fish, fossil and artwork, then I collected furniture and then I helped get the perfect town. It was a lather rinse repeat experience.
When I played the game with my fiance, who is a huge fan of the series, the game changed drastically. Now, there was a second person in the world acting out, interacting with the townsfolk, sending letters, leaving messages and helping out in the upkeep of the town. What was great was, there was no communication of her activities to me outside of the game. We never talked about what we did in the game to each other outside of the game. We would leave presents, send each other on scavenger hunts and leave riddles and puzzles for each other to figure out. The game became more dynamic with each others interactions, making the experience more entertaining in the long run.
It is hard for the game to be really fun with multiple people playing, though, because of the mutual need to compete. For instance, in the gamecube animal crossing, there was always 3 holes every day to dig up a fossil or gyroid. When I played with my brothers, they would rush to dig up the holes, leaving nothing for me when I played. The same went for the golden rock and the jobs that the animals would give, leaving me to just grind out fishing. It's important to learn moderation and a desire to leave some of the experiences for your friends. Also it is important to give them unique experiences and games to play with the tools given. It takes some time and some imagination, but when you get down to it, when you do that, the game is much more fun for everyone involved.