It's a addicting site, which will consume your life! Currently, in the alpha testing phases. It as of now contains one game. A fishing game, it's rather fun. This site it among the biggest on the net, and is for the older crowd, sitting itself far away from "neopets" or anything of that sort.
Posting a topic in the wrong forum.
Using slightly worse grammar than they do.
Defending someone who is being mercilessly flamed.
Despite all this, the website is unparalleled in its addictive qualities, and with some time and effort, some fun and intelligent chat can be found there.
Members create their own avatars as either a guy or a girl. Once you pick your avatar you'll start to earn "gold" by chatting or playing games. The gold can be used to either
a. Play games such as slots, fishing, and soon card games.
b. Buy "items" or "clothing" for your avatar.
Some people believe gaia is just a full of spammers and people who cyber, but they most likely have not seen the whole site. In the forums you can talk, role play, debate, and voice your opinion with other people from all over the world.
Those who call Gaia a place for spammers most likely have only seen the "chatterbox" a forum made for that reason, spamming.
The site also has a long storyline made with NPCs and recently let the members decide the fate of them.
"Yeah, the annual ball was great!"
"Shame about Gino though..."
"Can't be helped."
On Gaia, trolling is a popular sport, of which some members have a high amount of fame. Many other members will attempt to fight trolls, but ultimately fail, as their general intelligence greatly falls below normal.
Being banned from Gaia Online is no problem, as it is easy to create another account. IP bans are unheard of.
Post: "Helpzors! My friend who is 13 is cutting again! What should I do?!"
Response: "You're clearly a bad friend as you don't support her in every decision she's going to make. You should help her cut, and be a better friend. If you tell her parents she'll be angry at you and won't be your friend anymore."
IT IS MORE THAN A CAN OF SPAM!
If you don't like spam, stay out of the Chatterbox and find a specific category. Gaia is more than that. You can find serious heated topics in the Extended Discussion. But there's more, you just have to scroll down. ^^ Like the Games subforum or the Arts subforum, or anything else.
Some people take it seriously, some people treat it as an Anime Myspace. Those people are the people that spam alot and can't get enough gold (gaian currency).
"Go suck the Chatterbox."
"How many fish have you caught today on Gaia?"
"I caught three. :3"
"I caught 10. pwnz"
"I caught twenty buckets. A good load if I do say so myself."
"O____o OMG ur awesome."
It's an addicting site, which will consume your life! Currently, in the beta testing phases. It as of now contains three games and a 'Gaia Towns' feature. A fishing game, in which you catch fish and exchange them for fish related items for your custom avatar or 'avi'. The second game is called Slots, it is a casino game in which you match up symbols such as wings or halos to win tokens that can be sold or traded in for prizes. The last game is Cards, it is basicly black jack... you play against 3 different characters, one at a time. In the Gaia Towns you walk around and visit people's houses along with picking up trash, flowers and catching bugs you can also chat within towns. The trash, flowers, and bugs can be traded in for ink, bouquets, and paper hats to customize your avi!
If you are a member of GaiaOnline.com you are a Gaian.
This site it among the biggest on the web, the active members tend to be more mature ranging in ages 15 and up, although the less active and less literate members aren't considerably younger, noobs or n00bs but they tend to be. Gaia Online is sitting itself far away from such sites as "neopets" or anything of that sort.