started re-exploring every kingdom again in order. Cap Kingdom was already a bit different when I came back to it earlier, but now after beating the game it's changed a bit again, and all the cap airships have been repaired and it's a lot less distressful. All of the kingdoms now have some differences to them.
Actually, I hadn't even finished doing the main missions in Sand Kingdom yet, and I had to do that before Peach would become available.
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Searched around in Sand Kingdom some more, trying to find everything... Still only using the Talkatoo hints, not the Toad hints. I ended up getting stuck on some really easy moons because I had assumed I already got them before.
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I figured out how to get that bullet bill moon in Sand Kingdom... the timer only resets the first time you capture it, so you gotta long jump out ahead of it, then turn around and capture it in midair to make it far enough to the block.
Despite how small Lake Kingdom is, I'm missing quite a few moons there... I have no idea where they are... although later when I accidentally got the "I met a stretchy guy" moon in Wooded, I realized that the "I met a cheep cheep" one in Lake is probably similar to that.
Wooded Kingdom is really fucking huge and complex... especially compared to the tiny Lake Kingdom that I just did before that. It took me a while just to learn the layout, and even then I was still constantly getting confused.
There's a lot more moons down in the Deep Woods than I expected. Also, climbing up to the top where the secret garden is, isn't as straightforward as you'd think.
Now I'm missing 5 moons and 3 purple coins from Wooded. I know one of them has to do with growing a beanstalk up on the observation deck, but I have no idea where to find a seed. The seed dispenser robot way down at the bottom ran out, and even then I wouldn't be able to carry one all the way up from there.
Also, I got really good at the koopa race in Lake and Wooded, and got into the top 3000. I also recorded videos of me doing a near perfect run with the best route I could figure out.
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