I was on for a brief time last year (or maybe year before that) and it wasn't this bad. And I notice the announcements. Like, I come back the next day and their full again, of nothing but cash shop adds.
I read a few reddit post on it. A lot of poeple are saying they see Gaia ending soon. Tektek is also gone (extremely sad about that). When did this all happen. Still crazy shocked about gold inflation. I've been on Gaia since 07 and have never seen it this bad.