Gacha, a virtual gumball machine with reasonably inexpensive prizes that can be traded, given away, or sold in virtual yardsales, are still all the rage in Second Life.
Avatar Bizarre currently sports seven Gacha machines at the front of the store, containing various bits of nifty in the form of boots, wings, avatars, shoulder pets, eyes, and even clown pants. They’re fun little machines, these Gachas. You put in your 15L, 25L, or 50L, depending on the cost, and you get that random prize. But, like the drug store prizes machines of the ’70s and ’80s (or even the laundromat machines sporadically placed across the country), there is always a rare prize or two you spend hours and hours tying to get. The deal is you usually end up with about a dozen of the common items before you finally get that gold plated shiny sticker or whatever it may be.
In Second Life Gacha, the rare prizes are more likely to be a special color of something, or just a random something among a sea of same somethings.
The first of the new Gacha collectibles at Avatar Bizarre is the Magick Wings collection. These are mesh,and semi-transparent with a bit of glow for that other-worldly ethereal quality that is so prevalent in the world of Faerie (or whatever). The Dragonfly wings come in eight colors with two rare; and the Luna Moth wings are available in ten colors with three rare sets. The good news is these are unrigged, so they can be resized, even to Petite Mesh avatar size. They are low LI, which means they should be low lag and load pretty quick, even on slow machines.
The Dragonfly wings are one piece. The Luna Moth wings, on the other hand, where uploaded separately, so if you right click them, hit EDIT>Linked Parts, and click on one of the wings, you can move the wings around to whatever position you want. In fact, the Rare Verigated version comes with closed wings by default.
The second set of Gacha items has not yet been released, but it’s pretty fun. Avatar Bizarre is about to release a set of Magick Familiar Shoulder Pets. These are cats that sit on your shoulder, and each is wearing a coordinating wizard’s hat. If you want the hat separate, they are easily removed. Click on your critter when you’ve rezzed it on the ground (entire thing is 16 LI) then hit Ctrl (or Command if you’re on a Mac) L and that will unlike the hat from the cat. The cat itself is 6 LI.
The cats are all available in 11 Colors with the three rares being Purple Tabby, Rainbow Tabby, and Calico. These little beauties sit on your right shoulder with a tail that curves slightly around your shoulder blades. Unrigged, these can be sized up or down, depending on what you plan to do with them. They will likely be released as a Gacha during the March 1-31 Twisted Hunt.
Collect them all!
And stay tuned for more as things ramp up for the next couple of events in Second Life.
All Gachas are to be found at the main store location.