Lakshmi Trade and Treasure is a collection of games united under the same core framework (accounts, inventory, geolocation, tasking, mapping) for the vrmmo called Second Life.
The project was started mid-2015 when Rez Gray, a scripter and database guy, was pinged about the possibility of making some games. (see above page links)
Lakshmi ( lakṣmī, Hindi pronunciation: [ˈləkʃmi]) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty.
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. The word ”Lakshmi” is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme, meaning “goal.” Lakshmi, therefore, represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity. In Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi, also called Shri, is the divine spouse of Lord Vishnu and provides Him with wealth for the maintenance and preservation of the creation.
How much does it cost to play?
Lakshmi itself is free. The account and data storage is free.
GTFO! will cost a small fee for a ‘starter kit’.
The fishing game will require specific purpose-made vehicles, TBA.
Some things, like warehouse space, metal detector batteries, asset generators, bitboxes will cost Linden Dollars.
Some of these will be recurring costs (we have development and servers to pay for.)
Why does it cost money?
There’s a server to pay for. Rez has in-world rent to pay for. I’d like to afford nice things some day.
You know, the usual.
What do I get by hosting a Lakshmi game in my region(s)?
- Increased Traffic
Players will be able to find your region(s) through this site, in-world huds and tools.
Note: There will be opportunity to buff your sims stats for more traffic.
- A Cut of the action
L$ spent on Lakshmi (ie, mictransations) in your region will get you a cut.
- Recurrent G$ Hosting
You’ll get a dollop of this metacurrency for hosting servers, trade boards, vendors, etc.
What is Goal (G$, Goal Dollars)?
Goal (G$) is the name of LAKSHMI’s primary virtual currency. It is earned by completing jobs or hosting assets in SL.
You can spend it for jobs, unlocks, temporary buffs, overhead sim costs, and tangible exclusive items. Your player’s G$ balance
carries across all games and meta-games, along with certain types of inventory.
It is possible to purchase G$ using Linden Dollars from game terminals and certain stores. (Locations TBA)
It cannot be exchanged back Linden Dollars (L$) or Real World Currency.
It can be traded directly between other players at with a small processing fee.
How can I earn G$
- Completing Jobs, Missions, Etc in GTFO and other games
- Hosting game assets in enabled regions (ie, airports, marinas, malls)
- Finding loot in-world and selling it to NPCs or trading
- Gathering Geological Survey Data for unsurveyed regions
How can I spend G$?
- Use it to buy into jobs that, on completion, earn more G$
- Paying for overhead costs like warehouse storage, taxes, etc.
- Purchase unlocks, temporary buffs, etc
- Semi-Exclusive Items like vehicles, paint schemes, hats.
What are Lakshmi Experience Points (LXP)?
LXP is a points system (like in Role-Playing Games) you earn by completing jobs or tasks. It can be earned by exploring SL, or visiting beacons (some sponsored, some just interesting). Some games may unlock options after you have a certain amount of LXP. Your player’s LXP can be seen in your balance sheet, and displayed in some game elements.
You cannot exchange or trade LXP, it’s a points system, not money.
What is/are Void and Metis?
Void (Purple-ish) and Metis (red-ish) are two vary rare elements formed from the chaos of emulation.
They are collectable inventory items that can be converted into tangible assets (ie: shiny bars).
They don’t do anything yet but will factor into the meta-lore of the game somehow.
What if I have some kind of objection to you, or what you’re doing, or think you should do it differently?
Since announcing GTFO! to the SL Aviation community, it has generated some feedback. The majority was positive, but a small group of people have rejected it based on our public policies
(no ripped mesh, the audacity to ask for money for a vehicle plug-in, etc). And basically, if you have something constructive to say, contact me! If not, just, i guess, pout.