ROBLOX Studio 2.0 Screenshot

Weekly ROBLOX Roundup: May 27, 2012

Weekly ROBLOX Roundup logoEvery week, we’re busy telling the stories behind our platform, our technology, and our place in the gaming and technology industries. For those of you who catch up with ROBLOX over the weekend, the Weekly ROBLOX Roundup collects the best stuff to hit our various avenues of publication in the last week. This week: ROBLOX Studio 2.0, why we slashed ROBLOX Game Conference ticket prices, our Maker Faire 2012 experience, a bonus trading system update and more.

ROBLOX Studio 2.0 ScreenshotROBLOX Studio 2.0 is coming soon; beta test coming sooner

We made some big announcements this week, but ROBLOX Studio 2.0 was the one that resonated with readers the most. We’re excited to release it for its polished interface, perhaps more so for the framework on which it’s built. Keep an eye on our blog and Twitter account for more information about participating in a beta test.

The Maker Faire experience, from ROBLOX’s eyes

Many members of the ROBLOX team — including yours truly — spent some of last weekend at the Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. We snapped photos, talked with ROBLOX users and saw some amazing work, some of which we documented for the blog.

RGC Logo 170x170ROBLOX Game Conference tickets cut to $10

When we announced that RGC 2012 tickets dropped to $10, the incoming traffic brought down our blog for a short while. We were inspired by the Maker Faire and its diversity of attendees, and felt that dropping the price would help us create a similar atmosphere.

Responding to your feedback

John Shedletsky has responded to even more requests from our April blog survey, Your ROBLOX Top-Three List. Topics addressed include camera properties, aerodynamics, new terrain, an “animation studio” and more.

Trading system update

While we offered a sneak peek of our upcoming trading system to everyone last Friday, we reserved testing the system for some of our resourceful and endlessly connected Twitter followers. After roughly three days of testing, we had about 4,000 users create test accounts, and they had traded 2,384 items across 633 completed transactions.

The rest of the trades – all 8,600 of them – were still open, expired or declined. Users had actually tallied 6,475 declines; either you’re all very savvy business people who refuse to be taken for a ride, or you just love saying “no.”

The most traded item, at 622, was Dominus Empyreus, a limited, collectible hat. The next closest item was the Purple Sparkletime Fedora, which was traded 460 times. Of course, when you factor in the declined trades, only 48 and 47 trades, respectively, were accepted.


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About Andrew Haak

Sr. Communications Manager. blockhaak on ROBLOX; @andrewjhaak on Twitter; blockhaak on Twitch.

170 thoughts on “Weekly ROBLOX Roundup: May 27, 2012

  1. pichupowerd

    Trading system should be for NBC people too or at least let BC people trade with NBC people

  2. Norman liu

    How do you say something to regan something example: say pelican to regan pelican

  3. not telling

    i think they should make a trade confrence in every state, because i want to go to the trade confrence, and the trade confrence is in california, and i live in north carolina. they would make a lot more money selling tickets that way.

  4. Flameninja510

    A few weeks back, I heard rumors about the new ROBLOX Trade System. I was very excited about this, because I have lots of Limiteds that I don’t want to sell, but trade. And then I lost my Turbo Builders Club. I then thought to myself “At least I will be able to trade my hats still.” And then the post came out about the Trade System being only for Builder’s Club members. Yes, I was a bit upset. I paid enough for Lifetime Turbo Builders Club by the time it expired for me. I was earning 105 ROBUX per day too. I just want to say that, for people with a similar experience as me, I agree that the Trading System should be open to the entire community.

  5. [Content Deleted 11287493] (--Just kidding)

    When will a new blog post come out……..

    –Guess what, I have no roblox ads XD.

  6. iasm911

    I roblox is funny to play. By sleepy and im sleep well and i love this game to
    And i dont can let it to stop play this funny game.
    I have abote of friends on this game to but not in real so this is
    Good for Me. So i dont finke i can stop finke abowt it and my problem
    Fly away from me and i have Hard to go away from this game bye from iasm91

      1. freakstink23

        I was kind of thinking the same thing… Ugh I think I got spit in my eye all the way over here…

  7. Zalton

    Thank you roblox. I’m seeing a glimmer of light in the future! Roll out with the trade and studio 2.0 update, make your best call, and let’s do it!

    1. coolboy10000

      Thanks, but considering I’m terminated at the moment…. BTW shouts on groups don’t work anymore.

  8. xXsoenXx

    Andrew Haak said:The trade system is for everyone but only limited hats can be traded.

  9. oldmanonfire

    I have the same problem with it saying that its updating and I can’t even login.I’m a little annoyed with this as I am a true roblox fan.PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS SHOULD BE HAPPENININ! :/

  10. EvanHock

    I don’t want ANY more awesome updates to be BC-only! It’s not fair! Can’t the Robloxian 2.0 body be NBC but real expensive? Like, c’mon, guys!

  11. Anakin957

    I really agree with the trading system program… but I beleive it should be for everyone, with any item.

    1. freakstink23

      I’m thinking the problem with the every item being able to be traded would be that some people would trade expenxive hats for the cheap hats just to be “nice” which could enrage some people…but that’s just what I’m guessing… :l

  12. Anonymous

    Studio doesn’t need a graphics update, thats completely redundant, unless you’re actually going to implement new features? CFRAMING PLUGIN PL0X!

    1. rany100

      Yea I really want a C-Frame plugin. I don’t like going in as build mode or test mode. Also most C-frame plugins don’t work.

  13. Linkmon99

    Omg, its bc and it should be bc. Selling of limiteds is bc and if ts is nbc then a lot less people will buy and sell and thats bad. Also a lot more people will try and steal acts and make alts to get limiteds.

    1. Masterricky3333

      Wait. Explain to me how if NBC’s were able to sell limiteds, how it would result in less sales. Although I agree, trade system should be BC only.

  14. Fastbird555

    Yes! We waited for this so long. As i got hacked, trade system comes. =/ anyways, can’t wait.

  15. Aurae

    I love the new Studio! Can’t wait for it to come out! Same with the trading system!

  16. Jack48271

    Very nice! I love the ROBLOX Studio now though. But hey, I can’t judge a book by it’s cover!

  17. Atherex

    It should be bc unlimited times and nbc limited number of time of usages in a week

  18. Zaz5213

    hay Roblox, i got this message saying “Sorry that I had to send this message. Since ROBLOX has recently become very popular, as a result many complaints say that ROBLOX has become unacceptably slow. The report shows that the reason is that ROBLOX has a number of non-active members and, secondly, to many new ROBLOX members. We want to send this message to see whether you’re an active member or not. If you’re active, can you send this message to at least 10-15 users. Use the “Copy and Paste” to show that you are still active. Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks in, will be removed in order to get more space. Send this message to your friends to show me that you are still active, and do not want to be removed. – ROBLOX Administrators Send this to 10-15 friends or else your account will be deleted Report Abuse Cancel Archive Reply” by a random sender. is it true?

  19. zombiezilla

    PLEASE, don’t make the trading system BC. At least that! Also think about those who have bought BC before many times, and now this trading thing comes out, and non-bcers can’t use it? There are already plenty of things that are BC-only. I’ve bought TBC once, and OBC 5 times, and when the trading system comes out, non-bcers won’t be able to use it? That’s a really bad move. Think about the non-bcers who enjoy ROBLOX and the ex-BCers. I don’t want to be forced to have to buy BC a 7th time. I will again anyway, and so will many people, so please, make the trading system non-BC admins.

    1. Jewel101

      They make most things BC only because its easy to make an alt account that’s non BC and use it to get more things. They are trying to make a shield for people who do that.

  20. waluigifart54321

    Why does it matter if they Do This To Every Word leo? It’s not a big deal!

  21. Anonymous

    Builders Club exists in order to fund Roblox. Yet, Roblox was as nice as to let us take part in the best part of the system: Game construction and play!

    Now, will you people be ever so kind as to like what you have for once?

    -An NBC

  22. GoldShadowHero

    Everything in ROBLOX is BC now. ROBLOX is now BCBLOX. That’s why I’m quiting soon. -GoldShadowHero.

      1. DJ Pw0w

        Actually, to date, there are not one, but TWO NBC bodies aside from the girl package. Just felt the need to point this out.

    1. cooljoejoe

      Why does EVERYONE threaten to leave ROBLOX I mean its getting really annoying now.

  23. gravityperceus12

    my roblox says it’s updating when it’s not it’s taking forever can someone tell me what’s wrong?

  24. Timatron

    Awesome. My BC expired a while back so I have to wait til possibly Christmas to get BC. But not getting the trading system won’t be such a drag since I only own a couple limiteds that aren’t worth much. As for the RS 2.0, I can’t wait. Keep it up ROBLOX!

  25. rightfulhalo3killer

    guys you know why its BC only because NBCs cant sell limiteds so if you trade a limited with an NBCer whats the point when the NBCer can’t sell it but you can… Duh

    1. Joe11Joe99

      Not True! NBCer’s Have RARE stuff Like “FreindlyLOLpwnzer” and “Gnignaber”(I Met Them BOTH!)(Gnignaber was on the front page!)

  26. Extreme Evilness

    Some kids can’t afford to buy BC because they are too young to have jobs and parents wont buy it.

    1. WholesaleROBLOX

      Not all kids but others people from other countrys can’t buy BC because ROBLOX do not made many country to have BC Cards!

    2. Masterricky3333

      Actually, they could tell their parents they will do their chores or something, in return for a Roblox Game Card every month, or monthly Builders Club. You don’t need to have a job to get BUilders Club, but you do need to work for it.

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