I'm annoyed at something so I'm going to bitch about it.
They have made the MP virtually unusable.
I love to shop, but I'm not a big fan of going to stores unless I have to. As you know, I'm frequently naked or nearly-naked in Second Life and going out to the stores means putting on clothes.
Most times I'd just rather shop on the MP, even if it's just to see what new things are available. I'll go to whatever category I'm interested in, and sometimes I just pull up everything, sort by all and start scrolling.
But holy shit, you guys... wading through all the gachas ruins fucking everything!
For example, I just went to all, sorted by new and clicked on page 4 and counted. Out of the 96 items on the page, over 60 were gachas.
Two-thirds, people! Two-thirds of the damn page was gacha crap!
Is this necessary?? Isn't there a better solution?? How about a separate category for gachas? That probably exists, but nobody fucking uses it. Better still, how about an entirely separate MP just for gachas?? If you aren't the original creator of the item, you can't sell it on the MP. How does that sound?
It doesn't matter what category you look at... clothes, shoes, jewelry, hair, household items, whatever... it's dominated by gacha resellers. They are, in my humble opinion, assholes.
It wasn't about making money for me... I had extras and didn't need them and I didn't have the time or desire to get into the trade groups. I just wanted people to have the extra stuff I had. I think I sold regular stuff for L$10 and rares for L$50. I think I only did that for a couple of weeks because what happened was that every time I put new stuff out, some reselling asshole would come buy every single thing and put it up on the MP at a profit.
And that was NOT what I wanted to see happen.
I quickly gave up on that idea and just held on to all my extras... then Kay, the lovely lady from Image Essentials, opened up a gacha shop and asked her group members to give her extras. NOT so she could sell them and make a profit, but to help pay tier of the lovely space she created for photographers.
I boxed up all my stuff and shipped it off to her. I need to do that again if she's still doing in. I haven't checked in a while.
And now it's just fucking out of hand.
I would LOVE to see gachas disappear. I would LOVE for the creators to spend their time making these items to sell in their own stores and to see them profiting off their creations.