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Cristiano Midnight

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  1. 1 hour ago, Alaintha Loring said:

    I find this very disappointing! Regulatory Changes be damned.. I highly doubt it has anything to do with that.  I L♥VE Gachas!! I even have taken gf's to Epiphany!! I do not see any regulation that could possibly be the cause for ending gachas permanently :(

    The creators and designers have made unique items for gachas. Why curtail their creativity. It simply doesn't make sense. very, very sad to see my favorite gacha shops having to end their gacha sales :(

    I now wonder what else LL is going to be doing to ruin our fun... ????

    Regulatory changes be damned? Yeah, by all means LL should ignore laws, that will end well. It has everything to do with exactly that. No one's creativity is being stifled. They can still magically sell their items like anyone else.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    I've said it before -- I do not have an issue with gacha, but I do have an issue with people that continue to spout false claims about the reason they are being banned is because of folks complaining about them or because they are like gambling but not.

    LL has said that it is related to legal stuff, not because some folks in SL complain about them -- yet folks still post that LL is banning them because of people complaining.

    Additionally, whether or not anyone thinks that gacha is or is not gambling is irrelevant.  LL's has apparently been given legal advice to ban them -- the reason does not matter.

    Your patience in explaining this over and over again is laudable. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Kytteh Wytchwood said:

    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.

    I made no assumption about you and didn't twist any words. My comment was just about seeing a surge of vendors now massively discounting their gachas to try to move as many as they can until they have to stop.  The not having a problem with it was about me - even though I am fine with the gacha ban and happy to see the practice go away, I don't have a problem with them trying to ride it out until the end.

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  4. 22 minutes ago, Nameis17 said:

    if you do not like gacha, then you can just walk by, but this does not mean that you need to ban and deprive people of joy and happiness

    Linden Lab has made this decision for legal reasons to protect themselves. It's not about "depriving people of joy and happiness".

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  5. 43 minutes ago, Kytteh Wytchwood said:

    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*

    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.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Pixels Sideways said:

    Before gachas became a way creators could set aside some of their best and most desirable merchandise and then stuff the merch into slot machines, merchants did just fine selling items to residents who purchased a specific item and did not have to accrue 50 things they didn't want. 

    I've always felt gachas should have had a regular vendor beside then from which you could purchase copy/mod items for 2-3x the gacha price,  

    It's also risky to build a livelihood on an exclusive island like Second Life that could one day go poof.   







    This is always what pissed me off about gachas and why I avoided them. If people want to play gachas for a chance at getting the item cheaply, fine. However, the item should also be purchasable directly at a set price. I don't want to gamble on getting the one thing I want from the set. Very few gacha vendors also offer the ability to just buy the items outright.

    With SL's inventory system being what it is, I also avoid no copy items as much as possible.  I have no sympathy for this predatory system going away. Adapt or die as with anything.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, Diamanda Gustafson said:

    I have no horse in this game, but I'd like to see gatcha-only items to continue being available through regular sales. I'm concerned that several creators simply won't put the time or effort to convert gatchas into regular vendors, and a substantial amount of really good content will just go poof, only to be sold in MP for even stupider amounts of money.

    I would hope that they will adapt like anyone else. However, if they are unwilling to sell their content directly instead of relying on gachas, then that is on them and it is no loss.

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  8. 16 minutes ago, GIitterBomb said:

    So are they going to remove all of the ACTUAL gambling also? And what happens to the people whose livelihoods are dependent upon gacha? There are countries out there where having a skill in 3D or texturing or mesh has given people the opportunity (through Second Life specifically) to make a living when no other jobs were available. Once again Linden Labs seems blissfully unaware that their "product" is in fact an enormous social experiment and an entire other world. The regulations they so nonchalantly failed to specify were likely introduced to deter children from falling for addictive marketing practices. They could have and should have given more options. (You could require all gachas to have a disclaimer and to show the %s) (You could limit Gacha sales to people whose locations allow for gambling) (You could offer more like an ENTIRE YEAR for people to prepare and change instead of one month). 

    What is stopping the same people from selling the items directly instead of in a gacha? All kinds of creators manage to sell their content without resorting to using gachas.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Coffee Pancake said:

    2FA is not a panacea, it does not alone prevent any of those things happening, it just adds extra steps that an attacker may find difficult to accomplish.

    Difficult is far from impossible.

    Of course it is not a panacea. Locks on doors aren't a panacea either - a determined person will get in, but it doesn't mean that it is not worth having locks.

  10. After 18 years, why does SL still not have the basic account security feature of 2 factor authentication? Considering that our accounts involve financial transactions, not having two factor authentication is scary. A friend recently had their account compromised and the person tried to buy L$ (thankfully that failed), but they were able to change the account password and buy Marketplace gacha items which they transferred to their own account.

    At a minimum, signing in from a new location should force you to enter some kind of code sent to your email to authorize the login.

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  11. On 5/2/2021 at 11:00 AM, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    Blocking on Fickr unfortunately does not hide your pics from someone -- so far as I know, it merely prevents them from faving them or commenting on them. (I know this because I'm blocked by someone on Flickr. Don't ask.)


    I got tired of you complaining about my lack of pants.

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