What the… Gatcha!?

Is it just me, or has this fad just grown wings and taken off? Is this ruining the shoppers experience? Is this a good way to frustrate shoppers? When did it become ‘reasonable’ to pay an unknown amount of Linden for an item? Or is it really the best thing since sliced bread?

To be honest, normally gachas don’t bother me. I only play a machine if I really, REALLY like an item and then I only try a few times and move on. I know people find them to be a lot of fun and it can be. A fantastic thing about a gacha machine is, creators need be so much more creative and deliver a really good quality product for customers to want to play their machine.

Another reason I like gatchas is that it’s the way I do my Christmas and birthday shopping for my SL family. I buy things during the year, I know they would like and when the time comes I can give them a prezzy to unwrap. It makes it so much more personal than sending them a giftcard and something from Marketplace.

The down side for me though, two years ago one of my favorite creators made a Christmas tree for a December gacha and to this day, I love that tree more than any other tree that I have seen in SL. Since then I have been playing the gacha (at the Arcade) and randomly when I go to the store and I have NEVER managed to win that tree!

Ultimately, I think it is up to the consumer to play them or not. I do think you need self control not to spend 30k Linden per machine and if you do, you have a bigger problem.

And after all of the above, I think I will forever be that girl with her face pressed against the window, longingly looking from the outside at my favorite Christmas tree.. I may never own.

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Happy Holidays

Today will be my last post before Christmas as I will be going away for a few days. I’m really looking forward to the break. Hopefully when I return, I will have lots to tell you with heaps of new inspiration. I would like to wish you all a fabulous and happy Christmas. Appreciate your family if you are spending time with them, even if you feel like punching them in the face. Always remember there are a lot of people that are unable to be with theirs. Most of all though, be safe. Love you all. ♥

Just before the Xmas break

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: fri. – Michelle.2 – Blonds

Clothes:
Dress: {dollle*} 074 Rabbit Hoodie Dress – Black –  FROST EVENT
Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Karma –  FROST EVENT
Necklace: .:CoLL:. Reckoner Jewelry Set

Almost Xmas!

I think it’s about time that I blog something Christmassy. I decorated my home with the Christmas fireplace from What Next, a tree from +sanctuaire+ available at The Main event and the poses are .mien. poses – also available at the Main Event. The rug is from StoraxTree.

Almost Xmas

Almost Xmas

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Siobhan –  browns

Clothes:
Tunic: .:SF:. “Sileny” Tunic Blouse – The Main Event
Tights: SYSY’s  tights – The Main Event
Boots: LUST – MyLeather Boots Black (BOX) – FROST EVENT

Accessories:
Bangles: a m o r o u s // Antiquarian // Boxed

Pose:
.mien. poses – {cold hands} – The Main Event