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What Quarantine Be Talkin' 'Bout

Quarantine Corentine
Community Member
GOLD SHOP MOVEMENT! *danceydance*

What's the Gold Shop Movement?
A movement supporting noncash shop items. See how long you can go without throwing a cashshop item on your avi. Switch up your Gaia dressing lifestyle. Need something to do to keep you from being bored? Add a challenge to your Gaian's life.

How does it work?
Support the gold shop. Change your avi regularly (at least once every day, which is preferred.) Here's what you can and can't do.

  • DON'T WEAR CASH SHOP ITEMS. This includes items received from buying Gaia Cash, items from Cash Shop RIGs (including the lucky chest), MCs (yes, MCs are cash shop items), EI's, etc etc.
  • WEAR GOLD SHOP/FREE GRANT ITEMS. This includes: Game items; zOMG items, Sponsor Quest Items, Event Items (so long as they don't fall into the the Cash Shop Item category.)
  • Change your avi at least every 1-2 days. This way you can't just choose one avi and say you're supporting the gold shop. Create a tektek avi shot of your current avi before changing to the next.
  • I'm not here to be hating on the Cash Shop. You want a cash shop item, purchase it. Put it on a mule or something. Doesn't bother me.
  • I'm not gonna keep track of everyone who supports this. I can't watch your avi to see if you're not wearing cash shop items. However, if I do catch you.... >.>
  • I'll add anything else I can think of here.

The color is brown 'cause that's the color based 'round my first avi.
How long can you go? :3

A Few Helpful Notes

  • Hide any items that'll make your tektek avi look kinda wonky. Make sure you list 'em though, since any hidden items won't show up on the list.
  • You can also take a picture of your avi to keep track. But you can't use just a picture.
  • On tektek search "user:*profile number here*" to get the items you're wearing currently easier. Mine is "user:12208707"

My main's avi is loaded with Cash Shop items. While I support the cash shop, many times I don't like how it's run. And getting the 1-3 items from a cash shop (usually) RIG update I want brings me a lot of frustration, because I earn old quite slowly. So, this is also an attempt to take my focus off cash shop items, to ease my own frustration, 'cause I do like Gaia, despite how boring it's gotten for me lately with all this cash shop regurgitation.

My main's avi is loaded with Cash Shop Items. She's also wearing the "Boo Skin" from Halloween 2k9. Do I really have to say why I'm not changing her avi to support this movement?

My Avis will be in the Comments Section.


User Comments: [5]
Quarantine Corentine
Community Member

Mon Sep 06, 2010 @ 06:41pm

Day One
Monday, September 06, 2010
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Did You Know?
There's only 1 set of wings in the Gaia Gold Shops? Perfect for those going for the "Tooth Fairy Achievement": Fairy Wings

Day Two
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
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Did You Know?
Heavenly Awesome, Seafoam Gown and, Swimming Goldfish were released alongside a free helping of 25GC personally given out by Gaia? They were also for prom 2k8 I believe. They are still cash shop items though, so no wearing them for the Gold Shop Movement.

Day Three
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Did You Know?
Lessee...the Fish Drop Items are not only from RIGs, but are also technically cash shop items, since they wouldn't exist if no one brought Gaia Aquarium Fish, (which only exist because someone paid for them with Gaia Cash.)

Day Four/Five/Six? (Sept 13th, 2010)
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Did You Know?
I'll put a "Did You Know?" when I think of one. :3
Edit: Sept 14th, 2010
The Gold, Orchid, and Class headphones are said to be part of the Pop Top, Partition, Beat Slim Gold shop set? However, the headphones were released as an item reward for purchasing cash cards, so don't even think about wearing 'em if you're participating in the gold shop movement. :3

Quarantine Corentine
Community Member

Thu Sep 16, 2010 @ 10:43pm

September 16th, 2010
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I'll put up another pic, 'cause tektek doesn't have the hair or "Blue Overalls" I'm wearing.

Did You Know?
The Go Phones, Go Phone, Go Helmet, and Go Player are from a "Prom-like" sponsor work you could get to by signing up on bebo, myspace, and facebook (i think) way back when in early 2k8 (i think it was).

Also, The Go Phones are the only other headphones to this date besides the Verzion Headphones that aren't a cash shop item. The same could be set about the Helmet and Player. It's such a good set. *lurves*

Quarantine Corentine
Community Member

Thu Sep 23, 2010 @ 01:55am

September 21st, 2010
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This avi's hair is actually the "Girls Aero (Dark Teal)".

Did You Know?
Looking for Bicycles? Check Prize and Joy. 3 choices, each for 450K tokens each. Whether they're actually worth that much is up to you. XD

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Did You Know?
And now for something more recent. You can find just about the entire Complex Set in the GS (Gambino Outfitters). Except for the #000000 Complex Jacket. 'Cept for that one Day (Saturday, September 18, 2010) when it was accidentally put into Gambino Outfitters. Hope you caught one. If you didn't, you can always get them from the Pink and Blue Magical Giftboxes.

September 23rd, 2010
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Also includes Owl Buddy sitting in my hands

September 24th, 2010
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Also includes The Public Zoo's Hickup. Aren't Panda's cute!? :3
I wish tektek would add the hair I'm actually wearing into it's database already. XD
(Hair = "Girls Aero (Dark Teal)" wink . It's wildness really makes this avi.

Did You Know?
Don't have one yet. XD

Community Member

Tue Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:25pm

gaia needs to make money too sweatdrop they spent alot of work on a FREE website, besides the cash items aren't locked or anything so just buy it from the marketplace, you might think it's hard to earn whatever amount of money it is, but you're paying in FAKE VIRTUAL money, while that person used real money.

Quarantine Corentine
Community Member

Tue Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:33pm

Did you see the date of this journal entry? Do you know how BAD and difficult it was to make gold if you weren't playing BG out the ass? Just wondering.
Either way, Gaia can make money without completely halfassing gold shop updates like they forget the shops exist. You don't have agree with me, but don't spam me with comments on a journal entry that wasn't updated since 2010. Thank you.

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