Yes, I agree with you on that. I always thought if Gaia came up with the same features as tektek, there wouldn't be a reason for tektek to be up and running anymore. If tektek gets shut down, knowing the pricing of an outfit and getting the certain items to dress your avatar would be a bit more challenging for a lot of people. It's why so many are worried about it, this issue, because it seems tektek was more useful and reliable in this area than Gaia have. I hope that they eventually do come to a resolution about the matter because if nothing is done, many will fret and it won't be good..
I have noticed what you are talking about, the gold inflation. It would be easier for more Gaians to purchase items and sell many listings for a reasonable price if they kept it at the same price value then. But Gaia probably raised it because anyone or a lot more people are willing to purchase gold with money now, so that's probably why it means they have to up the cost sale. But I've never noticed the other things, probably because I don't purchase those items, ^^; but it seems you know a lot more about it than I do. But I do see what you're saying. Gaia really have been increasing their money, but that's probably because a lot of people don't mind paying real money for them. As for the market place, people bid so high on these items too because they are pretty greedy themselves or they know people who have just that much money as well. I mean you can put a listing for these items in any cost, but they decide to make it cost that much and sometimes I'm like, wow really? And then I wonder, who has that much for that item? Sometimes they get sold at a good price, but not very many listings either.. Maybe because it's that good to want to keep it and plus they spent real money on it. I don't know.
And yeah, since there are many announcements about real money purchases, I do feel a lot of people do buy them otherwise I don't think they would promote the items so much. I do wonder about that too, about the money and what they do with it. Earn a living? Making extra money? How much does it costs to maintain Gaiaonline? Since they have to develop and update items and fix bug issues and crashes and other things we don't know about. Or like you said, why not use it to continue Gaia stories and new awesome events like a few awesome events that they have creatively came up with in the past?
But yeah, I hope Gaia and tektek figure something out and for tektek to negotiate in some way or else all is lost.
I looked at the recolor.me website. I haven't looked into it, but I see what Gaia is saying. And I know about the dream avatar thing and how Gaia is just Now noticing this? Or I think they know, but have you know, allowed them to continue it. I think it's not that Gaia don't know about it I'm sure, it's just about the recolor.me website, which I have no idea existed until you told me lol. But yeah, that is not cool that Tektek is doing that. I can see why Gaia says Tektek is competing against their website when first Tektek didn't get Gaia's permission to because Tektek used Gaia's resources without ever mentioning it to Gaia... Which is unfair. Wait, I've already said this lol. Repeating myself all over again. ^^;;
And Gaia and greedy money? Explain pls. But if Gaia didn't have money, they wouldn't have survived and open this site for us to use..? ...T T I think it's just Rights issues that's going on with Gaia and Tektek.
To answer your question about TekTek and Gaia, well it's like this if you haven't read the latest post, Gaia will eventually close the TekTek website if they don't end up negotiating something because TekTek is using Gaia for it's own purposes and profit without Gaia's permission. If you didn't know, TekTek is a completely separate site from Gaia is what I know. I always thought they were the same, but it's not. If you don't know what TekTek is, Gaians use TekTek mostly for their dream avatars because it has a lot of Gaia item contents/reference on there. I mostly use it for the gradient color font. Well, TekTek has quite a lot of features that Gaia doesn't offer on its site and like I said, Gaia is not a part of TekTek to begin with, though Gaia have always allowed them to continue what they offer to Gaians, it's just that this time, it seems TekTek took it a bit top far by using Gaia items information/content for their own profit is what I'm understanding. And it's not fair to Gaia because Gaia created and made it. I think it's almost like they are stealing their work/ideas. Gaia already wrote a letter to TekTek and they have yet to respond back. I hope TekTek knows how unfair it is and somehow comes to a negotiable conclusion so the site remains up instead of closed off forever! T T TekTek has served me well ever since I joined Gaia and it wasn't until a few days ago that I found out about it on the tektek,org site.
I hope this helped you to understand it a bit more better. I don't know if I did a good job explaining the situation to you.sweatdrop
hopefully you'll catch me, before 9 PM (your time) I think? because I'm going somewhere for a few hours at 6 so yeah. also I hope you figured out your router. I had a similar problem with someone else the same day and I got the same error, turns out they were in a strange place with a different router so yeah, musta been some firewalls that were bunkin it up.
HAHAHA WOW WHAT A STUPID MISTAKE BUT YES I MEANT 8. FINISHED IT ALL YESTERDAY. I LAUGHED WHEN I SAW VAL KILMER. It would have been totally boss if James Roday made a third person reference to himself from some other film he was in, that would be rich.
Because every time you tried listening to it you decided to go have a picnic with some teddy bears instead.
PSYCH SEASON * IS ON NETFLIX FINALLY WOO.
Also Grant Kirkhope called in while stivitybobo was playing Banjo Kazooie at AGDQ this year again too, good stuff :')