This section will be for your quick reference on our rules and guidelines outlined in the application form for designers. It’s long. Strap yourself in!
Current event theme: Horror Carnivale – Dark Victorian & Gothic
DATES (Current round)
08/15/2020 // Application Deadline @ 12 noon SLT
08/22/2020 // Acceptance Notices Sent (possibly before)
09/05/2020 // Payment & Fees Due @ 12 noon SLT
09/21/2020 // Avatar Dev-kit Set-up (optional)
09/23/2020 // Vendor & Hunt Set-up Start @ 12 Noon SLT
09/28/2020 // Set-up End @ 12 noon SLT
09/29/2020 // Seraphim Exclusive Tag Due
10/01/2020 // Event Start @ 12 midnight SLT
10/14/2020 // Half-time Setup End (Items due) @ 12 noon SLT
10/16/2020 // Half-time Event Begins @ 12 midnight SLT
11/01/2020 // Event End @ 12 midnight SLT
11/02/2020 // Clean-Up
(If not cleaned up by 11/03/2020 all objects will be returned)
TERMS OF SERVICE & RULES
First and foremost, all work shown in .Gacha Guild. events should adhere to Linden Lab’s ToS! To read through LL terms of service, please click here.
The .Gacha Guild. ToS is lengthy, but it is to ensure that everyone is on equal footing. That being said, we can not give preferential treatment to one person without giving it to another. If you’re unable to comply with our rules, the event owners reserve the right to remove offending items or you from the event without prior notice or refund if you are found in violation of the following:
MATURITY RATINGS & AGE VERIFICATION
Please note, that the .Gacha Guild. Group and Staff/Vendor Discord are adult rated – though we do not promote NSFW, it is safely assumed that you are an adult. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate as a designer or blogger for our events.
If it is your intention to make a mature rated item, please keep all vendor images respectable.
The theme of your items should not exclusively be indicative to adult themed content. Vendors may display avatar skins with non-aroused primary or secondary sex characteristics
The selling or sales of genitalia is strictly prohibited.
DUE DATES & DEADLINES
We will send notices/reminders through Discord and the Second Life Staff group and it is the designer’s duty to pay attention to ensure they have the correct dates and deadlines. It is sometimes reasonable that admins change dates and other important information at a moment’s notice.
• Designers must be ready by the setup deadline – No refunds for those who are late.
• If late by 2 or more days, that space will either be given to another designer or removed.
• A late fee for L$1000 to retain a spot for an additional day will be accepted if you still wish to participate.
Multiple occurrences may result in probation or ban from future .Gacha Guild. events.
The maximum you are able to charge for a single “no copy” gacha pull is L$100.
The maximum amount of gachas you may have in your machine is 50.
Please take this into consideration when creating your item(s).
If you are supplying your vendor with “Secret Rares”, you may not have more than two (2) secret rares per gacha set.
Your gacha key and vendor image MUST inform consumers that your vendor contains secret rares. You must also provide the amount of secret rares contained in your machine. Additionally, you must include *SECRET RARE* on your item’s name or voucher.
Limit: Two (2) Secret rares per gacha set.
Vendors are required to have some sort of naming convention for their items so players know what they are getting. This must be present on the advertisement as well as on your object(s).
Example: <Store name> <Item name> 01…02…03… etc.
We do not allow products / scripts within the product that render the product itself unusable or alter the item in such a way that it becomes undesirable after purchase due to the purchaser being on any ban list controlled by the creator of that product.
*This does not include Caspervend blackists in regards to not being able to use giftcards / vouchers. The Caspervend system is out of our control.
ALSO, we don’t allow products where its use is dependent on another product that HAS NOT been released at the same time or before the opening day of the current round.
HUNT & GIFT ITEMS
Hunt items are items that will be hidden in the “maze” or “activity” portion of the event. Hunt items are required to be set up between the event-set up and the set-up deadline.
Please note the hunt items are not required to be completely new but they must either be a new mesh or color variant that has not been provided previously. Gift items will not be required for anything in future events HOWEVER, if you want to put out gifts in your stalls, feel free! Everyone loves free things~
MULTIPLE DESIGNER ACCOUNTS
Designers may not share booths under different brands. Designers that have multiple accounts may not sign up using two accounts either. This is to ensure as many creators get a chance to participate as possible. If you are a brand with multiple designers, this is fine, as long as it is one single brand.
*In the event we are lacking users to fill a venue, we may consider having additional stores with the same owner. This will be on a case by case basis and you will need to pay a fee for additional stalls at half price.
DESIGNER STALLS & REQUIREMENTS
• Designers must pay to reserve their event participation/stall by the payment deadline.
• Please do not exceed the bounds of your stall or prim limits when decorating your stall.
• Aligning stall decor to the event theme is not mandatory, but encouraged. Please be tidy too! Nice stalls catch the eye!
• Designers are not permitted to take matters of administration into their own hands. This means do not create signage that is hostile or derogatory towards customers or other vendors.
• Only original content will be accepted! Prefabricated mesh is not allowed as we want to provide shoppers with totally new and exciting things to buy! Exception: In the case where necessary appendage replacements such as ears, legs, tails, wings, and hand paws / claws are used in conjunction with an original skin / texture mod of your own creation.
• All textures utilized should be your own – this includes the AO/Bake/Shading Maps. There should be no stock art/graphics, logos, google image grabs, etc. utilized in your product(s). If you are trying to make your AO Maps or Bakes stand out stock TEXTURES are fine.
Examples: Wood Grain | Basket Weave | Glass | Scales | Cloth | Etc.
• Free to use scripts are allowed, as long as you have permission to use the intended script or it is given/sold under free creative use permissions.
If we have reason to believe that your work is illegitimate you will be asked to provide information about how your content was obtained and/or created. If it is discovered the work is illegitimate the offending items will be removed.
We again would like to emphasize that no gacha machine is to be priced greater than L$100. No exceptions. Keep this in mind when you create avatar gachas.
If you are interested in making an avatar and you would like other creators in the event to support your work, it is suggested that you be completely finished with your avatar by the time event-set up starts so you can supply a developer kit.
Providing these materials to creators in the current round is totally optional, but if you would like for your avatar to have mod support at the event, it would be in your best interest to provide a dev-kit that includes:
Dummy 3D Model Kit for Rigging
UV & AO Maps
Blogger packs are required.
We have been working for some time attempting to get the blogger selection of our event set-up. We will do our best to ensure that bloggers are doing their work to the best of our abilities.
You do not have to include all items in your blogger pack, nor is it recommended to include everything. If you do not want to provide items outright for your blogger pack, a notecard with information to contact you for blogger items can be included instead. Requests for items from bloggers must be honored if you only provide a notecard.
DO NOT INCLUDE ITEMS THAT ARE TRANSFERABLE. If you do this, anyone with access to your blog box can take an infinite amount of them and have the ability to trade or sell them. It is just good sense to not allow this to start with, though if it happens, anyone found to be taking blatant advantage of blogbox items in this manner will be removed.
Please read these specifications carefully, as it involves designer’s items being covered by Seraphim. Failure to comprehend the below information does not fall on Seraphim or the the Admin Team.
Seraphim’s Team have to be able to estimate the time spent at events, if there are no distinct rules – it would be chaos. Seraphim’s Team is kind enough to cover the .Gacha Guild. event and they do not – to our knowledge receive compensation for their work. It is up to the .Gacha Guild. Designers to make sure their items are properly marked. The .Gacha Guild. will provide the “exclusive” identifier image for your vendors once the designer pack has been sent out via group notices or by some other means.
• Only mark one machine with the “Exclusive” identifier image you want Seraphim to cover. Only one. Your most favorite one. Even if you have multiple new items or machines, only one will be covered. If more than one are marked, Seraphim will choose one.
• If a designer has more than one machine and none are marked as exclusive to the event, the designer will not be covered by the Seraphim Team.
Failure to adhere to any portion of the currently listed TOS may result in penalties. If found that you have broken the TOS provided by .Gacha Guild. or Linden Labs – we reserve the right to take appropriate action without prior warning. You may appeal your ban after the current round has completed.
CLAIMING STALLS & NO-SHOWS
Vendor spaces are first come first serve, and it is up to designers to claim their stalls before they are gone. .Gacha Guild. Hosts & Admins will only reserve spaces for sponsors and on occasion – premium designers.
To claim a vendor stall, after you’ve been accepted into the Staff Group we will announce when spaces may be claimed via group notices and on Discord. Once at the venue, pick a space and pay the “Available” board the required amount and follow the prompts thereafter.
In the case there is a no-show, your spot will be forfeit and there will be no refunds. Forfeit spots will be given freely to ready-to-go vendors as the spot has been paid for.
If you pay, then fail to show at an event two times in a row (this being an entire year), you’ll be removed from the event.