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Setting up your RFL Baton

The Relay For Life Baton is used to set up your Relayer page with RFL of Secondlife.  You will need to be officially on a team to setup your baton, which means the Captain must have you listed on the roster.  Blue has added most of our teammates to the roster, so you shouldn’t have to worry about that.  If you find that you are unable to setup the baton, please contact Blue or Natalya and they will make sure you on are on the roster.  

Before you go through this tutorial, please make sure you’ve set up your Convio Dashboard (The dashboard that enables you to do online donations) If you have not set it up, here is a great tutorial Blue made to walk you through it.

 

  1. To setup your baton/Relayer page, simply wear or rez your baton.  I decided to rez mine, rather than wear it, because my avatar kept moving her hands and it made it difficult to click on the baton.

 

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Me with Baton in hand and one on the floor.

2. Next you will need to click the baton, it will bring a message/link into local chat.  It should look like the picture below, but with your SL username instead of mine:

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3.  Click the link, and that will take you to your Relay page.

4. Your page should look something like this:

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Fill out the personal info listed above and select your privacy options.  You can make each detail so that only the team Captains/RFL committee can see it, if you wish.

5. Next is a section that says “My Convio Px Number:”

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Like I mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, please make sure you’ve set up your Convio Dashboard. You cannot link your Relayer Page to your Convio page, unless you have it set up.

6.  You will need to open up your Convio Fundraising Dashboard page.   Go to http://relay.acsevents.org/ and login to your personal fundraising page. Once you have logged in, select “Personalize My Page” and that should bring you to the area you need to get your Convio Number.

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7. Once you are on your personal Convio page, you can look at the web address at the top of the page to find your Convio PX Number.  It will be a different number than the one pictured below, so please make sure you look carefully.  It will be whatever number comes after “personal&px=” in the web address.  Copy that number.

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8.  Once you have your Convio Px Number, return to your Relayer page and paste it into the box.  That will link your Convio Fundraising Dashboard donations to your Secondlife donations, on your SL of RFL totals page!

9.  Below the Convio number, there is a section to adjust how your Kiosks appear in Secondlife.  The awesome thing about going through this setup, is any basic kiosk you rez will be automatically set to you and the Builder’s Brewery team.  You may still have to set up special kiosks, but the basic ones should be good go go, once you complete this process.

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10.  Last but not least, fill in the “Why I Relay” section.  Please be aware, anything you put in this section is public.

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11. Once you’ve filled everything out and completed all the other steps, hit “SQUEE!” to save your Relayer Page details.  Viola!  You are now all connected to Relay For Life in Second Life!  And connected to your team!

 

 

 

 

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Gacha 101 – The Gacha Crash Course

The Gacha Crash Couse

This course was taught at the Builder’s Brewery last week, but since I am unable to teach the class again, I decided to share it here.  This class was developed by me, Natalya Lore, with support and contributions from Garvie Garzo.  It covers the basics of what Gacha is, how it works and most of what you need to know to create your own Gacha sets.

The Gacha Crash Couse (1)

Gacha got its start in Japan.  It then spread into virtual and video games, including Secondlife.  Gacha vendors give prizes out randomly.  In the real world, this would be due to luck of the draw, in games like Secondlife, scripts are used to accomplish this.

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Gacha is usually transferable, which gives the consumer a chance to give or trade a Gacha item with a friend.  If you get a blue and they get a purple, you can trade so you both get what you want.  The social aspect and the game of chance are both things that make Gacha fun.

 

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Most sets have commons, uncommons and rares.  The consumer is most likely to get a “common” item,  they are less likely to get an “uncommon” item, and least likely to get a “rare” item.  There are usually a lot of commons, a few uncommons, and very few rares.

It’s also possible to do a Gacha with just commons or commons and rares.  It is really up to the creator how their set works and what it includes.

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Sets will usually have a theme and are not must made up of random objects.  It might be a furniture set that has a house as a rare, or a set of outfits in different colors.

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As I mentioned before, part of the fun of Gacha is being able to share it.  Therefore, most items have either mod/trans or transfer permissions.  You will almost never see a gacha item with copy permissions.

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It will depend on the script you use, the picture here shows how the Relay For Life “Gotya” vendors set up their statistics.  Each play causes the vendor to roll a die and send out a prize accordingly.  If the vendor is set to give out a “rare” 10% of the time and an “uncommon” 15% of the time, then it will give out “commons” 75% of the time.  10+15+75 = 100%.

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In the class, I gave the example that I played a Jackalope Gacha which cost 75L about 13 times, which totaled to 1000L.  If the creator had just sold the pieces for 250L each, I would have bought the ones I wanted and probably not have spent as much.

Also, if the vendor was priced at 250L, I would be a lot less likely to make more than one play on a machine, since it costs more and I am not all that likely to get what I want.

So stick to a lower price and expect that your customers will make more than one play to get the item they want.

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A lot of people sell the Gacha they do not want, in order to get some of the money they spent back.  People will also sell rares and uncommons at a marked up price, to make a profit.

Some people do not like this practice, but ultimately I think it helps everyone.  The creators have already been paid, and people who would rather look for a specific item have that chance.  They may not always find that item, and they still may have to go back and play the Gacha machine if they cannot find it.

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There are several Gacha events on the grid, so you can visit them and their websites to view their shopping guides.  Shopping guides provide all the Gacha keys for the event, so you can take a look at what kind of sets these creators sell, what their keys look like, and what kind of variety the event has.  I would recommend looking at the following websites

 

The Arcade – It is currently open until the end of March, so you can also find them in-world and take a look at their event.

The Epiphany – Not currently open, but you can view their shopping guides online.

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – I don’t believe it’s open, but you can view the shopping guides at their website.

Seraphim Yard Sale List – A really good list of the different yard sale sites in Secondlife.  A great way to check out the aftermarket.

 

And those are the basics!  If you are interested in joining the Gacha Festival which benefits the American Cancer Society, please check out this post.

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