The game, which is still in early access, has a long way to go before it’s complete, with all the content needed to make it feel rich and alive, plus the promised free mechanics (whether you want them or not). And, of course, Gameloft developers have been steadily fixing a lot of bugs, crashes, and other issues reported by players over the last couple of months of Early Access.
But we’re not here to discuss mistakes because it’s boring. Despite the unfinished state of the game at this time, we enjoy spending time in Dreamlight Valley…but we have some ideas we’d like to take to the next city council meeting.
So here are 25 changes, additions and tweaks we’d love to see in the next big Disney Dreamlight Valley update, all of which will make the game even better. Pay attention, Gameloft!
Things to do on the street
Just really not much do in Disney’s Dreamlight Valley, except for crafting, cooking, farming, fishing, and talking. We really hope that Gameloft will add a few more activities, because some of the furniture in the game is great – it would be nice if we (and the villagers) could interact with it more!
Some potential ideas:
- Throwing coins down the well
- Sitting in a hot tub
- Get on a hot air balloon
- Interaction with the hamburger/ice cream stand
At the moment, companion animals in the game are regular animals (squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, etc.) with different colors, and all they do is follow you. Wouldn’t it be great if there were more Disney-specific animals in the game that actually helped you in some way? They might even pick up things on the ground, we don’t care. Just let them do something!
Plus, there are plenty of Disney pets that make great companions – Pascal, Miko, Hey Hey… not just, you know, Common Squirrel #3.
Why is our character so damn slow?? For heaven’s sake, Mickey, let’s run around the city! Or give us a horse, or a scooter, or whatever is allowed in Disney country! We do not care! We’re just so tired of walking everywhere.
Improvements for male characters and players
Right now clothing and furniture options are in the game very is geared towards a specific player and that player likes to wear dresses and have a shiny house. It’s not gender specific – anyone with any body type can wear a dress – but for those who want more masculine clothing options and strongly less brilliant house, not much choice.
Kids love Disney too, you know! We’d love to see some Star Wars, maybe a few more costume options, and maybe some more hut-style wooden furniture.
Shortened day/night cycle
A lot of Disney Dreamlight Valley has to do with the current time, which makes life very difficult for those of us with jobs! When night falls, many characters sleep, making it difficult to complete quests. as well as harder to see things. Also, some critters only appear in ridiculously early time slots… and as fun as Dreamlight Valley is, we don’t what devoted.
More interactive furniture
Right now, we can sit on chairs and beds, but we can’t light fires, sleep in beds, wash sinks, look in the mirror, or… well, anything that isn’t sitting. We would like to see more animations added to the game to bring the world and furniture to life, because the models are really detailed and great, so we want to appreciate them more!
There are two types of interior doors in Dreamlight Valley:
- Usable doors (which cannot be moved or edited)
- Decorative doors (which cannot be used)
Hear us out: what if we could replace useful doors with decorative doors that could be used? We don’t need boring doors in our homes! They do not match the interior!!
If we have to hear the theme MIC, KEY again, we’ll tear our hair out. And why does every song in the game sound like a lullaby? Give us something spicy and give us more variety and maybe we won’t go crazy until the next update.
After all, the Disney Library has a fantastic variety of bops. Rage!
cook in bulk
We understand that Disney Dreamlight Valley is limiting the amount of food we can cook at one time so that the game’s economy isn’t completely ruined by the people who make millions from pumpkin soup, but… at least let’s cook five meals at a time instead of one. Animal Crossing: New Horizons made this mistake with Fish Bait and we will never forgive it; now it’s time for Gameloft to fix this bug!
Higher level restrictions
Right now we can only get level 40 as a character and level 10 as a friend. We’re pretty sure this is just a temporary level cap, but we hit those caps a long time ago, and we’re ready to make more progress!
Also, many rewards for things in the game – restaurant, quests, gifts – are tied to friendship and experience, which is a waste of time when there is a level cap.
The best ways
The way the path system works now is like a nightmare. Admittedly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was just as time-consuming and limited, and we let ACNH get away with it, didn’t we? But the ways of the Dreamlight Valley are so straight and boring!
Give us some variety, let’s make curved paths and give us the opportunity to line the paths with something a little more attractive than these tiny rocks. Also, can we plant plants closer to the paths and run paths under things like fountains please?
Get rid of the furniture
We have a lot of garbage in our inventory. This furniture is from the beginning of the game – broken windows, frayed curtains and cobweb-covered lamps. If we were going to create a haunted house atmosphere that would be fine, but for those of us who don’t, it would be nice to get them out of our inventory once and for all.
Sell old things to Scrooge or dismantle for materials – both would be great!
The chests in the game are TOO DANGEROUSLY SMALL. Everyone who has played Dreamlight Valley for more than a few hours has realized that the only solution now is to have a dedicated pantry full of chests, which is an organizational nightmare!
If we had to suggest a few changes that would greatly improve the storage system, they would be:
- Let us sort by color/type/name
- Let’s use refrigerators, chests of drawers and storage cabinets
- Make chests of different colors
- Let’s put food
- Raise the stack limit from 50 to 99
Keep turning to page two for even more potential new features…