Gaia Online: A Place For Fun And Friends
What is Gaia Online?
I'm sure many of you are wondering what Gaia is. The answer is simple. It's a popular online forum with games where people can make new friends or keep in touch the fun way with existing ones. At Gaia Online you can create your own avatar. You can make it look like you do in real life or what you wished you looked like. Anything you want. You can even have your own house and choose where in the Gaia community you'd like to live. Of course, in order to have a wide variety of things (i.e. clothes, furniture, etc.) you'll need to have Gold. But that will be explained later.
There's a really cool resource out there for Gaians made by a famous Gaian by the name of Tekton. I've included a link below. Be sure to stop by and see what he's added. Tekton created a program that allows you to try on different items to help you make your dream avatar!
How Does It Work?
Signing up is easy and free! If you're interested, just clink on the link below and Join Now! They have an easy step-by-step guide to get you started. Of course, once you sign up and do all the basics, you can go to the forum and ask any additional questions you may have. There are thousands of people in the Gaia Online Community who are all happy to help!
When picking a location for your very own House, you can either place it yourself or have them pick a spot for you! No matter which one you choose, if you don't like where you are, you always relocate.
Other features include cars and guilds. You can even go on quests.
What about gold? Getting gold is fairly easy. When wondering through Towns you can get gold by checking rocks, trees and bushes. You can also get gold by just surfing around the Gaia Online website. Posting in the forum also gets you gold. Another way is by clicking the Daily Chance with looks like a claw on the main pages. See? There are lots of ways to get gold. Just remember that it takes time and patience to accumulate it. Especially when you're first starting out.
There are tons of of different discussions to take part in Gaia. Here are the different types of forums there are:
- Gaia Online
- Gaia Community
- Gaia Gaming
- Artist's Corner
There are many topics in each forum and there are lots of opportunities to earn more gold with each post.
Did You Say Games?
Sure did! There are games to play at Gaia. And, of course, with each game you play you get a chance to earn gold and, in some cases, items for your avatar! Playing the Casino games gets you tickets that are good for items.
You can also play games in the chatrooms and talk with friends while you play. Afterwards, you can compare scores. In the jigsaw game you can see the progress your friends have made and in the casino game you can see them throw a fit when lose everything! Just like in real life. There are lots of games to play in this manner. Just remember to have fun and it's just a game.
The Gaia Store And Monthly Collectibles
Another great feature is Gaia cash. You can get it by using real money and you can use it like gold in the shop. Ten dollars of real money equals 1000 Gaia cash. To get Gaia cash you can use a credit card, Pay-Pal or gift cards sold at Target.
In the Gaia Store you can buy real items such as sweatshirts, mugs, keychains and things of that nature.
Each month Gaia has a new Monthly Collectible where you can get a special item by donating real money to Gaia to keep it running. But, the items are only available for that month only. If you miss out, your only hope is to see if anyone has one for sale on the Gaia Marketplace.
The Gaia Marketplace
The Gaia Marketplace is where you can buy and sell items on the Gaia site. Of course, these are only items used within Gaia. You can sell whatever you think people will buy and you can buy whatever you like. Keep in mind that you have to have gold (not to be mistaken for real cash) in order to buy something from someone else. If you need more gold, just browse the site, post in the forum, play some games, etc.
It's a little more complicated now, but you can go to the forums and get advice from other people and ask them any questions you may have.