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Inane Wanderings
A blog about....well about....something. Really.
Update, Opinions, The Usual
Yeah, it's been awhile since I've written an entry here. Yeah, I know. And there's even been stuff to write about, but I just haven't really felt like it.

Mostly because this no longer feels like my Gaia.

This says more about me than the site, because the site's always been changing, to try to cash in on current trends or Make MOAR MONEEZ any way they can. I haven't completely figured out why this last round of changes has distanced me so much from the site, but it has. Maybe I've just reached my limit. But that's something to cogitate on in another entry. I don't feel like being particularly introspective today.

But anyway, might as well voice a few opinions about what's been going on. It is my journal after all.

More fish for gold: good idea. The prices? Suck. There aren't enough players even at the "increased rate of payout" (which, by the way, I haven't noticed in my own playing since the bump to 50000% (+ 500 gold for the first five players)) to justify the billions per fish.

Then again, they brought Memphis back at 75 gc, which, as I wrote about in my long research and analysis thread, is a bargain. I may throw some Memphii in my tank again because I missed having them around.

Golden Fragments for Tickets: I never got caught up in the whole Ticket-mania, mostly because I'm not willing to pay Gaia to take any ideas I have and make money off them. There's just nothing I want to see here enough for that. But 500 fragments per ticket, plus alchemy charges? That's nuts. If I had $20000 (that's what someone calculated the Sapphire ticket to go for), I can think of a lot better things to do with it than give it to a company (not invest, GIVE) for their own profit.

Something about this blatant money grab rubs me very much the wrong way. It stands out, which is saying something here in the land of incessant blatant money grabs.

It doesn't help that I've disliked pretty much all the user-created items/recolors/whatever to date. I was going to write "hated", but that implies far stronger feelings than they inspired. They're just....yuck.

Easter Event: yawn. Grind. Who thought that baby poop green and brown were festive colors for easter items? (Side note: that baby poop brown shows up a lot. I wonder if one of the Gaian artists is color blind.)

Which brings me to another topic, which is the direction of the art and the items here. I know I've mentioned it before, and I freely admit I'm too lazy to go look up when and where, but these items leave me cold. They're either thinly veiled nekkedidity (extra points for the reference) or overly complicated laundry piles in colors that match nothing else. The silver lining is that it keeps my list of wanted items down to a dull roar, since few things get on to it.

Between all that and my real life (which I'll allude to when I get around to that introspective post mentioned earlier), it's no wonder I'm not spending a lot of time here anymore. From what I can tell, neither are many (most) of the people I used to talk to, too. And I completely understand.

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