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Thursday, August 05, 2021

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Adeon Writer

No. A near-identical replacement in all but name is going to pop up without even missing a major monthly event.

Of course, it will be completely legal and not-at-all related to gacha in any way. And insinuating such will be against community standards, thank you very much.

Yoofaloof Pacer

My sim owner where my store is located has said she is leaving from the end of August and the sim will be no more primarily because she dealt in gachas. Such a shame that it has come to this for some residents.

There may be 'no significant impact' but then the fun is slowly and surely being throttled, I know it's all to do with legislation but blah, blah, blah. I still miss the days of winning the odd L$ on a fruit machine and the chance of a windfall in the lottery.

I know some hated the gachas and would prefer to see the back of them but these folk would have never played anyway them so I don't know why they are so vicious.

I didn't play them that much myself but I loved to take a look at them and the creativity involved.

RIP Gacha.

Adeon Writer

The commonly held concept that SL could not survive without it’s Sex and Gambling is pretty telling.

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The loss of sims as a result of gacha being taken away from the allowed sales methods will depend to some extent on how much space a sim has dedicated to gacha sales or resales. Once the gacha machines are totally gone, the supply of resale gacha will become actually finite as no further new gachas go onto the shelves. Once the gacha are gone, the sims that specialise heavily in this stuff will have to pivot to other uses or go the same way as Ozimal bunny resale fairs.

if simowners are to keep their holdings sustainable post-gacha, perhaps they should consider sponsoring up-and-coming content creators or working on new sale fairs or other niches. There is always a demand for something unusual, and people need to look for these demands to fill.

et

A "loss" doesn't neccessarily equate "loss" but for some will only be a "absence of". It totally depends on the sim-owner or store-owner's business model. For some, their sole sl income is from gachas, for the smarter folks it isn't.

Rin

I guess it depends. So far I am yet to meet anyone who would not celebrate or at least like the idea that gatchas will vanish and stop cluttering up the marketplace.
Of course that is only a small sample and not representative as we do like to surround ourselves with like minded people but from what I have also seen when things like that got mentioned in larger group, I think the amount of people being happy might be rather big.

But only time will tell.

Fionalein

Gacha were not banned, LL just re-allowed them if they add an extra predatory step. LL also asks us to not use the term gacha for the new conveyor-gachas anymore. I for myself will do them the favour and comply. From now on I shall refer to them by their common name: "Lootboxes".

Colleen

I just found the gachas incredibly creative and fun. Shame to see them go, and will miss the extraordinary talent of the creators: Each collection of gachas was/is amazing and gave each artist a nice "mini exhibit" of their skills and talents.

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