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  1. 1 minute ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    The public can be very odd sometimes! But yes, I know what you mean, and it can look very good in some contexts! Yours does.

    Done!

    Yes, I do wonder about the public. They do like all kinds of things. Usually what I dislike that I made, they like! What I like, they don't as much. LOL

    Thank you for the compliment! :)

    Thank you so much! I'll give ya a follow back. ^.^

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  2. On 10/3/2021 at 11:35 PM, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    You should be happy with it! It's a very nice and quite accomplished pic! Also, I admire your enterprise in making your own tattoo. I've tried that too, with much less success than you've attained here!

    One question: did you want the "materials" so high on your body? You're very shiny, something that is only really visible with ALM turned on (i.e., at Ultra). You may well want that effect, which is totally fine: as I said, you look great! But if you don't, you can turn this down on your body HUD (that looks like Maitreya?). I am sometimes caught off guard myself with how glowy and shiny I look under certain settings and lights in SL.

    Really looking forward to seeing more from you!

    Thank you! I've done a lot of tutorials and troubleshooting, then talking to a tattoo artist in-world on how to make my art designs look great in-world. It's so hard to get help from the community on making tattoos look sharp and nice to stay away from blurry/ jagged edges.

    Yes, I do like the oiled look effect and yes, I know how to use the body and face huds to turn down the gloss and intensity.

    I do laugh at myself often, when I do this oiled look but it does look cool.

    I'm usually into a matte look but I know that the public enjoys oiled skins so I appease them a little. ;)

    Feel free to follow my Flickr. I'm active on there, unlike the forum.

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  3. Pretty Liars has made a body deformer for the low back, chest, belly and butt, with different levels of deforming and different combos for ebody reborn. I viewed their video on Flickr and it shapes the body nicely.

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  4. On 10/7/2021 at 10:05 PM, Jaylinbridges said:

    every color of the same skirt is a separate product you must pay 350 $L for. 

    Those honest merchants. 

    Fortunately mesh and texture HUDs have made that practice extinct for the most part.

     

     

     

    When you shop in real life, you have to buy the skirts individually. These virtual merchants are adopting the same process.

    What one creator does, doesn't mean the other creator has to follow what that store does and how they sell their products.

    It's not being dishonest, it's their creation and their store. They sell how they want to.

    You don't have to offer a texture hud to appease the consumer.

    Isn't this a platform for business to make profit?

    Would you rather that creators continue to bend over backwards and give away their products and sell for less than their worth?

    $1.25 USD is what these skirts are worth to you?

    It's very hard to rig, if you have no experience with 3D mesh model software.

    I know times are hard but that doesn't mean a creator should heavily reduce their prices because of ungrateful demands of the public.

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  5. featuring a butterfly mask tattoo I made :)

    I can now do ultra in the official viewer and for my pc, this usually wouldn't work.

    I visited the autumn cafe from the editor's picks in destinations

    I chose to keep the eep light for the parcel.

    The jagged edges aren't as noticeable along the lines of the avatar.

    pretty happy with this capture. :)

    vlogger butterfly shape - x bri kups_001 (3).png

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  6. 4 hours ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

    I would say that originally gachas in Second Life were created by Japanese/Japanese-influenced creators for whom having gachapon in a virtual world would be as natural as having trees and houses. There was a Japanese creator who had a store full of remarkably good little items at L$1 a pull - when the store closed the full packs could be bought as copy/no transfer for L$99 for their group members.

    They became big business after The Arcade event started. I'd say it's really well past its prime by now, and resale locations always had a pretty short shelf life to begin with.

    I agree with you, about it being Japanese creators. I said in this thread that SL creators were inspired by the gachapon in Japan. You get a prize in a plastic package or plastic ball. they aren't like the flimsy plastic toys you get at a grocery store. they are much nicer, and many are lined up in retail stores, and retail stores in malls. 

    I do remember the 2L - 5L pulls inside mainstores. Then gachas become gacha events but initially wasn't everywhere like it is now. I stopped going to gachas because I want a specific product and can now afford to do that. I shopped gachas in the past because that was all I could afford. I'm happy to see the gacha system leaving SL.

    Yeah, I dreaded The Arcade, because it was addictive for me. Although SL itself used to be addictive for me also. Just depends on the person, if you can be easily addicted to entertainment pastimes or not.

  7. 5 hours ago, Yingzi Xue said:

    My post spoke specifically of rares and the fact that the extra work done by the creator to make said rares may not necessarily justify (or most often does not justify) the extra expense a consumer puts into acquiring them.  This in no way negates the worth of gacha products in general, but puts into perspective the minimal effort often put into a rare by the creator (a retexture, for instance) vs the cost to the consumer, which definitely is not worth it to the consumer.

    Some of the most innovative products in SL are sold in gachas.  I have no doubt they will continue to sell outside of the gacha mechanism.

     

    If you would have mentioned retextures instead of a very broad statement about worth, then I wouldn't have replied to you and said what I said. When I see rares, they are not retextured. It is a completely different product.

  8. 5 hours ago, Komarimono said:

    I don't think real life applies here.  I was looking for examples based in the Market Place or In World stores.  I see what you're getting out though.  But don't think it really applies well and not what they were referring to at all.  Since buying all the items of the set, and getting a bonus, would be no different then setting it up as a Fatpack to save on the hassle of it.

    I already gave you an example, pertaining to SL. It was a very simple and easy to understand explanation. I only incorporated a RL example because I ran out of options to tell. I only mentioned the bonus because that is how it works in RL. I know nowadays creators offer bonus colors and/ or prints if you buy their fatpack but that is not how the fatpack started.

    Fatpack= buy everything in 1 purchase for 100-200L off the price.

    Set(or Collection)= buy everything in 1 purchase, no discount

    Singles= buy everything, 1 by 1

    Although nowadays, creators I see, aren't offering all of the singles. they choose certain colors and/ or prints. Then the only way to get everything is to buy the fatpack but the fatpack does not offer a discounted price by paying in bulk aka as 1 purchase for everything.

    Do you understand now? It is very frustrating to break it down over and over. I feel you do understand and are just playing mind games with me.

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  9. On 8/3/2021 at 4:06 PM, Cristiano Midnight said:

    I see notices popping up left and right in world doing the same thing. I suppose they want to get the most they can out of it before it goes away. I can't fault that.

    I don't have a problem with it. In fact, I was sharing the Flickr photo that a member of the Fab Free staff had uploaded, and linking to their wordpress, to creators who didn't know about their gacha sale store list. I also got thanked by the woman and other creators as well for sharing so that they could contact her to put their store on the list. I also shared to all the fashion FB groups I am in as well. I like to help our community. 

    Somehow you took what I said out of context with a negative assumption about me, twisting my words.

    I was mentioning how 1 store said they "might" have gacha fatpacks in their store with a 50% off discount. That is a very old fashioned lure to bring people to your store.

    Instead of being transparent and stating how many gacha discounted fatpacks they had placed out for purchase.

  10. I am in Flickr, adding my new releases to other Flickr groups I wasn't a member of. I see that a store is taking advantage of the coming ban. They are now offering a very, very cheap gacha sale, and that some gachas may be available as fatpacks, with a 50% discount. 

    There is the lure to bring you to their store. You "may" find something is offered as a gacha fatpack at 50% off, or you may not. LOL

    Why even resort to that type of behavior? They could have stated how many discounted gacha fatpacks are available with the numerical amount. 

    *shakes head*

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  11. Just now, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

    Sometimes there is NOT an option to buy from a regular vendor. I've seen that a few times.

    Right, that is unfortunate. I have never understood the point of that. Gachas at an event and not at your mainstore at the same time, are because of the event rules, to only sell during their round.

    When it ends, you can put it back up in your mainstore. They think that making an item more elusive, hypes it up to rack in sales.

    What people really want is mass quantity. To always be available at the mainstore. 

    Don't want old products in your store? Put them on the marketplace.

    Or they can do a limited edition in their mainstore, selling a certain amount of copies. 

    It will be copy/ no transfer and you can always get a redelivery if you lost it in your inventory.

    Creators want to stand out and be "unique" for their customers. You can be unique on how you create your shape, style of hair, type of skin. That all makes a difference. You could meet another person wearing the same clothes but the style of everything else they wear can be completely different.

    I think people worry too much about being the same. It's only a virtual world. Take it as a compliment, be happy you met someone who enjoys what you like.

  12. 18 minutes ago, Sammy Huntsman said:

    Yes but Gachas are considered a GAME OF CHANCE which is technically considered gambling. You pay money and there is a chance you won't get item you want and will get another item. It is like a slot machine, as you are literally putting what would constitute coins into a machine for a chance to get one of the many items that are being offered a certain percentile chance. 

     

    It's not gambling. You know that what you want, will not be given to you. You know you will get one of the prizes shown. This means you are comfortable with getting anything shown on the gacha poster, because you like what is shown. You may also love the creator's products, having bought many of their products that are not in gacha machines. 

    There is always the option to buy from a regular vendor in their mainstore. It's not like the store only has gachas.

    Also I had added more information as an edit to my post but then got a rl call and had to pause my typing. It's there now if you want to go back to it.

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  13. 6 hours ago, Cinos Field said:

    So you'd argue that a slot machine that always returns at least one coin is not gambling because you always guaranteed a "win"? :P

    I mentioned prizes, not getting coins. The gacha in SL is from the gachapon in Japan. Of course a slot machine is gambling because you don't know how much money you are going to win. Playing a nickel machine and getting a nickel back is not winning anything. Winning would be getting more than what you put in.

    You can see the prizes before you pay a machine. You know you will be given one of the prizes. 

    It's not gambling because it's not a slot machine filled with money.

  14. 15 minutes ago, Lucia Nightfire said:

    Except LL has not yet officially stated whether this method will be accepted/allowed or not.

    I love that store! This is one store I will be sad to see the gachas go away. Then again, I also root for the creator and their pocket. They really should be priced very high. You get uv/shadow maps, etc,  and an applier kit to create your own textures. Who has ever gotten a full modified product in a gacha? Said no one ever.

  15. 1 minute ago, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

    The last few times I've seen a sploder in a club were still pay to play, but everyone gets something back. Sometimes in events a club will have something in their description like "Hot Sploder Action" or similar.

    The sploders should make the last person who pays into the sploder, the winner. That is the legal way to do it, according to the TOS. Not these lucky egg sploders where everyone is a winner. That makes it a game, to see who can be the last bidder. Only one winner, not paying out to everyone who put in money.

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