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Monday, January 08, 2018

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Estelle Pienaar

I have doubts that gatchas will really end up in the lootbox category. But even if it would: It is much easier for LL to react to new policies on lootboxes aka gatcha. There is already a working policy on skill games in place and the gatche machines just have to be changed so that you can win the rares with skill and not just based on pure luck. Then put a gatcha event on a skill games region: problem solved.

Estelle Pienaar

Also: I haven't read the article, but even the headline gets it completely wrong. No one is stealing gatcha machienes and boxes. Some thieves are hacking non-copyable items and sell the illegal copies. What is illagelly copied and sold has 100% nothing to do with lootboxes. As soon as an item is out of the "box", it's a normal SL item. Have you ever heard of anyone offering an illegal lootbox to another SL player, Hamlet?

lanny

I didn't read the article nor the comments but I have a flawless opinion nonetheless.

seph

Sensationalism aside, the proposed US regulation is to protect minors and barely applies to Second Life at all.

Let's assume there's many 16-17 year olds wandering around G-rated gacha events and stores with gacha items in Second Life, I'd sooner expect Linden Lab to just end support for 16-17 year olds on the grid before investing money in ways to protect them from gacha.

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