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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!Pumpkin!

Sometimes a new item ‘lands’ on the grid and it creates an immediate stir – everyone’s clamouring to get their hands on it, everyone has a passionate view on it. It was certainly the case  with the new pants from Pumpkin. I decided to combine it with a plain shirt as to not take the attention away from the pants, so I kept most of the outfit simple.
Pumpkin
Pumpkin

 

Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo  Jamaica

Hair: Dura-Girl*37 

Clothes:

Top: Spearsong & Flirt Cosmetics – Sequined Shoulder Top

Pants: [Pumpkin] Baggy Jeans – red

Shoes: N-Core  DELICIOUS – Silver

Accessories:

Earrings: :Fusion: Charm Earrings (Silver)

Bracelets: *BLITZED* Legacy Cuffs – Black

Ring: Maxi Gassamer – Shanghai Daisy

Location:

Blades – Samurai Katana

Poses:

{Pose Maniacs}

Black and White

One more day down
Everybody has those days
Where one soft sweet songs
Just enough to clear my head

Fall on real life
Is anybody left there sane?
If we slide on over and accept fate
Then it’s bound to be a powerful thing – Matchbox 20

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Hair: Analog Dog – .b ciera – dark brown

Top: erratic / katy – bustier

Pants: [Pumpkin] Sweat pants  (white cotton)

Shoes: N-core JOLIE “white”

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer: Sedona Valley Gypsy (at Fameshed)

Bangles: [EY:NO] Mess Bangles (Silver)

Watch: [EY:NO] Watch & Leaf Bracelets

Poses: Label motion – Aida Poses

LOTD

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who supported Nic’s blog yesterday. It had the most views ever! So I will have to make him do it again 🙂 But in the mean time, here is my look of the day. I saw this shirt at Tentacio. I thought the banana was something different and who doesn’t like bananas 😉

Going Bananas

Going Bananas

Hair: =DeLa= Mesh Hair ‘Hanna’

Bracelets: (r)M – Bangles w/Ring (Silver)

Earrings: :Fusion: Charm Earrings

Necklace: :Fusion: Feathered Charm Necklace

Piercings: <-Puncture-> various

Top: *Tentacio* Banana Love

Pants: [Pumpkin] Low Jeans (dark stone)

Shoes: KIKI Designs Coqueta Platform Open toe