On Gaia Online sometime information can be found either unintentionally or intentionally became available to the community.
When items, events, or upcoming sponsors are found out, when they were meant to be hidden from the Gaian population. Leaks spread rapidly by image finds and Gaians adding unreleased items to their wishlist.
There are mixed reactions when it comes to leaks, in that some Gaians dislike leaks and avoid them or report them to Moderators, while others search for more and have no issues with it. Some fear that a leak would put things on hiatus, and at times there were accidental leaks with apologies for doing so.
And given that leaked information can be taken out-of-context, they can sometimes be worthy of mod or admin attention.
Main article: Choco-Cola
In 2004, there were leaked images from a media kit. This kit was for potential advertisement ideas by use of outside media. The attempt was to gain revenue for the site since the community was going but the funds were low by comparison. This leak resulted in an uproar from the Gaia Community. Users criticized it and showed great dislike because they felt like there were being treated as advertisements.
Choco-Cola was simply a mock model for the possibilities that could be done with sponsor items.
The Item:Psionica was (and still is) an unreleased background based item from 2005, this item was seen worn by a Developer and spread when Gaians saw the thumbnail in the 'Equipped list' box and saved it to their wishlist.
Dated for 2003, these contacts were found and spread when Gaians added them to their wishlist. They have since been released in 2009 as the Item:Assorted Contact Lens Set. Many Gaians thought that this leak is what caused the contact lenses to not be released for such a long time, when it was likely due to the method of layering them on the avatar base without issue.
Three pairs of headphones were found in 2006, and spread when Gaians added them to their wishlist. The items were: Class, Gold, and Orchid headphones. These headphones have since been released in 2009 by opening the Crystal Box, which come from select Gaia Cash Cards.
- Topic Of Mediakits and Public Response - Posted: [Q] Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:09 pm