Posted by Morbid On February 12, 2016
TAG! Gacha will not be running this April. I have some real life obligations that need my attention and although I thought I could possibly run the event and take care of my real life, I have come to the conclusion that won’t be possible. I know how much you all love the very original concept of TAG and I will certainly run it again in the future if real life allows. TAG! may be duplicated in its function, like everything in Second Life, but there will never be another event like this, just as there can never be another Gachatopia, no matter how hard people try to duplicate the magic. The reason for that is you.
I want to thank you all for your incredible support and enthusiasm from the day Gachatopia opened back in 2013. For the past three years you guys have become a real community and I could not be prouder of the group and all the fun we have had. From the Arcade countdown parties, The Gacha Show and all the way through to TAG! you guys have lit up my Second Life and made it worth logging in every day.
Please know that what is happening in my real life right now is bringing me a great deal of happiness and even though I can’t be online much, my good friends and crew keep me posted. The group moderators can help you with anything you need and I will be around occasionally to check in and of course fill the dumpster! Our Gachatopia locations remain open to shop at and our community gacha group remains open for you all to trade in and enjoy.
Posted by Morbid On November 28, 2015
This past summer, rather abruptly, I decided to make some drastic changes to Gachatopia. The copybot scandal that occurred on the marketplace and the downfall of a gacha resale park, that was allowing the resale of stolen assets, made it clear that the landscape of Second Life gacha was changing and not for the better. To the surprise of many of our renters, I shut down the meters, let everyone’s time run out and when the last meter expired, I closed rentals at Gachatopia completely. It was really difficult to explain my reasoning then because what needed to be done was not even completely clear to me. All I knew was that it would be impossible to keep a crime like that out of our community if we had an open rental sim and did not have control of who was selling there. Gachatopia maintained 100% occupancy from the day we opened rentals, to the day we closed them. It has been a great place to buy and sell and has met every expectation we ever had. We have, to this point, maintained a safe trusted environment but I feel we can build an even better resale model for Gachatopia.
With TAG! Gacha happening in October, there was little time to really think about what the new direction would be and I did a quick sim remodel to get us through the event but it was clear we were going to need more than a coat of paint. We needed to change the way we were reselling so that Gachatopia could continue to be the safe, trusted and effective community it always has been. I thought back to 2012 when Luke and I opened the Trailer Park and thought about what it was that made that such a success. The answer to where we were going, was in the heart of where we started. A private, personal yardsale.
The Trailer Park is now split between two new locations and the region Templar will only open for our twice yearly event, TAG! Gacha. The Trailer Parks will offer gacha from the inventories of trusted, well known gacha collectors. The collectors at The Trailer Park offer the extras they have received directly from the original machine. Our collectors inspect their own items before they are offered for resale. No common at the Trailer Park is ever sold above pull price and rares are sold at reasonable mark ups. With our new resale model, people can continue to shop at the Trailer Park with the confidence they always have and we can relax knowing that what our park offers, will continue to keep the fun of gacha alive and well.
To see who is selling at the Trailer Park have a look at the Collectors page. Feel free to contact them inworld if you need something that is not set out at one of the parks. You can also join in on the trading and selling using our inworld gacha group Gachatopia!
Posted by Morbid On August 13, 2015
A big Happy Birthday to all the Gachatopians out there! This year our friend Apple has made something super special for you all. Slap on your group tag and visit Gachatopia for your copy of the Gachatopia Safe! Its a fun reminder of all the spending and good times we have had over the years playing Second Life Gacha together. Also pictured is the Apple Fall fireplace which you can find at Fameshed. Big love to everyone and special thanks to Apple for making this birthday divine! ♥♥♥