Gachas Are A Fucking Scourge

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The overreliance on gacha sales (aka loot boxes) in Second Life is absolutely fucking annoying. I just want to buy an item, not gamble for the fucking thing. Yes, I know you can find them on the marketplace if someone happens to have gambled before me and wants to unload it, but I would just rather buy the thing I want to buy. It's incredibly irritating, and I'm running into them more and more as I've gone out shopping in SL. They need to die in a fire.
 

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And the items are never available to purchase without gambling for them.
Except for resales, and even then, gacha items are always no copy, sonyou have to gamble SL won't eat it once it's in your inventory.
 
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Imagine you go to the butcher for some minced meat, and the butcher points you to a gacha machine, where you either get minced meat, rear beef (rare), pork chops or marinated chicken wings.

Gacha stuff is a crime against humanity.
 

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I think they're fine, if it's specifically a Gacha event. Of which there *should* be very few. Then you go there intending to spin machines, and that's okay. I'm annoyed by stores who insist on having them for some items, or just regular events where a booth's only sale items are in Gacha machines. :mad:
 

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I've had an idea for a gacha product. It's a nine piece jigsaw. Actually, it's four different nine piece jigsaws.

You pay me your money, and you randomly get ONE piece from one of the jigsaws.

Pay again to get another piece. If you're lucky, it's another piece from the same jigsaw. Most likely it's from another jigsaw though. And if you're really unlucky, you get the same piece again.

Of course, two of the pieces from each jigsaw set is ultra rare! Keep trying!

Good luck getting all the pieces!
 

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I've had an idea for a gacha product. It's a nine piece jigsaw. Actually, it's four different nine piece jigsaws.

You pay me your money, and you randomly get ONE piece from one of the jigsaws.

Pay again to get another piece. If you're lucky, it's another piece from the same jigsaw. Most likely it's from another jigsaw though. And if you're really unlucky, you get the same piece again.

Of course, two of the pieces from each jigsaw set is ultra rare! Keep trying!

Good luck getting all the pieces!
Apt description of kompu gacha outfits.
 
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I think they're fine, if it's specifically a Gacha event. Of which there *should* be very few. Then you go there intending to spin machines, and that's okay. I'm annoyed by stores who insist on having them for some items, or just regular events where a booth's only sale items are in Gacha machines. :mad:
I've seen stores that are all, or mostly, gachas. 🤦🏻‍♀️
 

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Imagine you go to the butcher for some minced meat, and the butcher points you to a gacha machine, where you either get minced meat, rear beef (rare), pork chops or marinated chicken wings.
Just go to the butcher selling you directly what you want. There, humanity crime solved.
 
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Do these merchants realize they could charge more to people who want to buy a copy item *now* and not waste their time?

Not that I can get my old computer into the lag fest that is the average shopping sim anyway.

This is why I’m still using my inventory that’s five years old and to hell with the Joneses.
 
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Gacha is a social experience as much as a way to buy things. I've met several friends by trading/selling over the years.
This suggests to me that I should be “shopping” in trading groups and not bother going to a shopping sim, always an exercise in frustration. I did pick up some hamster avatars this way.
 
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Do these merchants realize they could charge more to people who want to buy a copy item *now* and not waste their time?
I've always assumed there's more to be made from the fewer customers who will gamble 2K spacebux to get the one item they'd have paid 150L for otherwise.

I just buy the things from resellers, assuming it's not an overly-expensive ULTRA RARE aka the one thing you're likely to want anyway.
 
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This suggests to me that I should be “shopping” in trading groups and not bother going to a shopping sim, always an exercise in frustration. I did pick up some hamster avatars this way.
Trading groups, on the MP, yard sale sims - unless your game is the thrill of gambling or you want a super-rare, you're always going to get a better deal second hand.
 
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Do these merchants realize they could charge more to people who want to buy a copy item *now* and not waste their time?
I buy from Gachas when I don't care what color or style I get, or when the gatcha delivers a token that you use to "buy" a copy/mod product I can edit.

If that's what you're looking for it's great. I typically spend L$3000 for an animal avatar, I can get one from a Gatcha for L$50.
 
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