xXJames_BondageXx's Money Making Guide:
There are several guides similar to this but I will simplify this based on what I have learned and what works for me.
I will start off saying I am on dial-up and on a laptop that overheats very easily. This guide with be 50% making the game faster to play and 50% about how to make money.
There are several ways to make money in Gaia, but the one I have found that turns the most profit per time spent for me is Booty Grab.
What is Booty Grab?
Booty Grab is a mini game that fish tanks provide on a set time cycle. If you see someones fish tank in their signature and it says, "BOOTY GRAB
" instead of showing the fish, this is referred to as a Glowing Tank. How to Booty Grab?
Playing is simple you just click/tap the fish tank and a popup window will appear. (Some people have a direct link if you have pop-ups disabled. For maximum results set pop-up blocker to allow it on the gaia site.) Once the game starts you simply use the mouse to move your avi at the bottom of the screen back and forth and collect as much money as you can. There will also be power ups and power downs. (These are detailed while the game loads) For best results you want to get the +gold, +speed, +time, and +size powerups to maximum profit. (Blue is good, red is bad)How to make money?
Simply play a game, at the end it will tell you how much money you made and how much money you made the owner of the tank. For example if you won 2500 and they won 500 it would show up 2500/500.
Now, it is hard to find glowing tanks unless you know where to look, lucky for you there is a forum specifically FOR this.Click Here to Go to Aquarium Forum for $$$
By clicking on this link you will be brought to the aquarium forums. There will be a few stickies at the top, what you want to do is click the most recent bumped topic. 9/10 this will be a glowiing tank.
Once your game starts click back on the original window and as soon as the forum index loads hit stop. (This will stop the pages from fully loading graphics, etc. To make it faster to play and load the game. If you click booty grab then dont click back on the original page you have to wait for it to loaded with all of its replies, tanks, signs, etc.
Once your game is over, exit it X, then if you did as I said you should be able to refresh that page and instant get the newest bump, repeat till your content. By this method, on dialup, I can easily make around 50k an hour.
Advanced ways to make money:
Ok so now you know how to play the game and play it over and over for nonstop money. Once you have some money saved up you should go ahead and start your own tank and make a bump thread link in your signature to there as well. This way when people see you in other forums and your tank is glowing they can click on your bump thread. When this happens you get a LOT of people to play it and you make money when they make money. Some people have multiple tanks and they dont do anything with those mules except profit from other people playing them. The money you earn from it will be around 500/1000 per game played by someone else. (You can check your own tank to see how much you have made overall.) This will not be an overnight success it WILL take time, but once people start using it and it has a few pages it will be seen as a reliable bump and pretty soon you will be having the ma number of people playing each time it glows (13). So...lets say at minimum you make 500 gold from someone playing it 500 x 13 = 6,500 gold each time. Once you get to that point you can just relax and count your new money each day you log in smile Additional tips:
Select low graphics, no sound, minimize window and make it as small as you can see to play the game. If you have pop-ups enabled, click someones Direct Link instead of their tank. Always BUMP someones tank before you play the game, help them make money as well, you would want the same done for you.
You cannot play more than one game at a time, it will reload with whatever game you selected.
in the Market Place are NOT baby fish. When a fish dies it turns into a drop and it gives a chance for random, very crappy, items.Major Tip!!
Some fish, like dolphins, meat fish, etc can be STUCK in place. When the game is loading keep clicking over and over in the middle of the screen. You will have a good chance to get them all clumped into ONE spot. (middle of the game screen) Why is this useful? Because you don't have to go back and forth to get coins nearly as much, you can focus on just dodging bad power downs. This is a reward for those who read all the way to the bottom, feel free to leave me boobs if this helped! (or a comment, lulz) smile