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- Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:30:45 +0000
The sad thing is, I practically ******** started that propaganda you're mindlessly quoting without any further thought. 'Gaia's a business, at least it means we get better items'. I used to say that, when people would b***h about the cash shop items. I was one of the firsts, when the cash shop came out, to not lament it.
And now I'm telling you that Gaia is going under, because they aren't making money.
They've made the absolutely most ridiculous ways to monetize a site where users have been paying cash money, lots of cash money, for MS Painted dresses and swords.
Apparently they're no longer making enough money selling thousands upon thousands of random number generated MS paint turtle shaped cats, and have had to make money by other means.
You understand how that's not good for Gaia's future, right?
@Hi-potion, Winter Hue, Ridley, existential, etc..
Friends, Gaians, Countrymen, lend me your ears;
You know me. You know how long I spent on this forum, and you know that I wouldn't make this post lightly.You know I'm not trying to stir up trouble. You know that I'm right, or at least that I think I am right.
I am not saying this is the end, that Gaia would close tomorrow, but that this is the beginning. This is the beginning of the end of Gaia. It may take a year, or longer, but Gaia, at least the Gaia we know, is dying.
Maybe they spent too much trying to make games on and to emulate Facebook, another dying social media site. I don't know. I don't know what caused it, but I guarantee you, Gaia is officially in trouble.
Gaia Interactive has investors.
If they were going down, there would be no layoffs.
Why? It is a policy of investment banks to stop loss of property companies before seizure. Layoffs, though they save money, are considered loss in this situation. During the seizure, any layoffs the bank sees fit will take place. This is usually... Well... Everyone.
The reason individual layoffs are viewed as loss actually has little to do with the company itself, but more to do with the public reflection on the intellectual property that will be seized.
What I'm saying is, don't be worried because there are layoffs. Be worried when they stop.
I'm no expert, but this has happened time and time again in the gaming market. And dying companies do NOT look like Gaia Interactive.