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said Gaia Online... NEVER.

Real nice of you Gaia to make items that only people who live in U.S can partake in.

Not just talking about the Tiger & Bunny CI but Mecha Neko in general for anyone outside of the states.

Your non-U.S users get left out a lot... pretty pathetic for a community website if you ask me.
Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


Yeah, that's pretty much the reason.
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.

I'd be willing to bet that it is.
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


:/
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


:/


Super Fightin Prototype
Yeah, that's pretty much the reason.


Gundamu
I'd be willing to bet that it is.


If so, there is nothing Gaia could do.

No sponsor = no money = more ads = more over priced cash shop items = unhappy users

Sponsor = money = un/ happy users

That's a no brainer, right there.
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Yes it sucks that only US users have access to these items
but its better than not being able to get the items at all

its not like you cant buy them with gold from the MP
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


:/

If so, there is nothing Gaia could do.

No sponsor = no money = more ads = more over priced cash shop items = unhappy users

Sponsor = money = un/ happy users


That's a no brainer, right there.


that aside (I'm really not that stupid) I don't see why once in a while they could endeavor to make items specially for international users as a thanks.
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


:/

If so, there is nothing Gaia could do.

No sponsor = no money = more ads = more over priced cash shop items = unhappy users

Sponsor = money = un/ happy users


That's a no brainer, right there.


that aside (I'm really not that stupid) I don't see why once in a while they could endeavor to make items specially for international users as a thanks.

Gaia's based in the US. Home base comes first in these types of situations. I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, I'm simply stating a fact that others may not understand because, it is often repeated. I'm still seeing threads about FMA.

It would be nice, but I bet there is a lot of red tape involving this sort of thing. It may not be as simple as we may think it to be. However, look at it this way: at least there is an option available via the MP. If the Staff really wanted to keep this a "US-ONLY" sponsor item, it would be soul-bound to the account. That would make MORE users mad.
In order to offer those sponsorship items to users in other countries, Gaia has to work with whoever holds the licensing rights to X anime in those countries. The FMA and T&B items are from the US license holders only, so hence why Mecha Neko is available only to users currently located in the US.

Maybe we would have been better off not having such a shop and having these conversations? But we have it, and that's just how things are for the time being neutral
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Did seriously no one here read the announcement? rolleyes

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(Due to licensing issues, we're only able to offer this CI in the Mecha Neko cash shop to customers in the United States. Sorry!)


Jesus Christ on a flying waffle.
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Isn't this something do to the sponsor licensing issues? Not sure, but it may be the same as Full Metal Alchemist.


:/

If so, there is nothing Gaia could do.

No sponsor = no money = more ads = more over priced cash shop items = unhappy users

Sponsor = money = un/ happy users


That's a no brainer, right there.


that aside (I'm really not that stupid) I don't see why once in a while they could endeavor to make items specially for international users as a thanks.

Gaia's based in the US. Home base comes first in these types of situations. I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, I'm simply stating a fact that others may not understand because, it is often repeated. I'm still seeing threads about FMA.

It would be nice, but I bet there is a lot of red tape involving this sort of thing. It may not be as simple as we may think it to be. However, look at it this way: at least there is an option available via the MP. If the Staff really wanted to keep this a "US-ONLY" sponsor item, it would be soul-bound to the account. That would make MORE users mad.

I guess you're right
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Read the announcement. It says the items aren't available for cash purchase in the US due to licensing issues. I'm sure Gaia would like to offer these items to international users, but I imagine it's pretty difficult. The thing is, a single anime show probably has a ton of different companies to license to different countries. If Gaia wanted these Tiger & Bunny items available for ALL users to buy, they would have to get the rights from the company that has the rights in the UK, the one that has the rights in Australia, the one that has the rights in Mexico... Getting ahold of all these companies and trying to make deals would be a pain, and even then, there's no guarantee. Gaia is a US based site, most users are in the US. The company in Australia might not want to do a partnership with a site that doesn't have a lot of Australian users. Just buy the items off the MP.
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I don't see why once in a while they could endeavor to make items specially for international users as a thanks.


Because two 'wrongs' do not make a right.
Like previously stated, Gaia is only releasing the items to USA users
based on legal issues with the rights to the licensing.

Making items available to only users outside of the USA
on purpose is not going to make this sort of situation
any better. I cannot see Gaia doing that by their own choice
because, as a business, it wouldn't be a smart move to
intentionally keep a specific section of the user/customer base
from purchasing product if said business can help it.
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Take it up with the Sponsors and their red tape. Leave gaia out of this. It's not like you can't buy it from the marketplace.

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