So I've finally been able to put my finger on why I've been disliking Gaia so much lately. It puzzled me because so much is the same old s**t with a new coat of paint (see also zOMG), and it never got under my skin like it has lately.
It finally hit me: Gaia used to be a place where they gave you a good experience in the hopes that you'd open up your wallet and support them, in theory so you'd have more good experiences.
But now? There's not even the pretense of offering a good experience. It's all - and I do mean ALL - about GIMME UR MONEEZ NAO. ALL the announcements. ALL the new features. ALL the nice items - either pony up the moolah or do without. Even the latest tier isn't about spending your GC, it's about giving them real life money for MORE GC.
Events? Nope. Don't have those. When they do call something an event, it's really just a new costume for the same old money grab. As someone said in a posting somewhere (hey, at least I'm admitting I've lifted it from somewhere, even if I can't remember where that somewhere is), SPENDING IS NOT AN EVENT.
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I kind of liked the pretense that the site was about something else. That we were wanted, not just our wallets. That site was worth something to me, and worth supporting?
This Gaia? Seriously worthless. Why would I spend my money on something I don't like anymore? Why would anyone?
· Sat Aug 26, 2017 @ 03:02am · 0 Comments