Robloxian Hat Dance!
by John Shedletsky
Rejoice! A new release is upon us! What’s new?
There are now hats and shirts for sale in the Roblox Catalog. Hats are currently offered at prices ranging from 7 to 5000 RO$. Obviously, prices may go up or down in the future. You can see the hats that you have bought in the Change Character screen. This is also where you can choose which hat, if any, you are currently wearing.
Physics and Networking Upgrades
The networking and physics code has been improved in this release to help reduce lag. Tests in our lab have shown some very respectable performance improvements in certain levels. Your mileage may vary.
We’re testing a very experimental change in this release. When you are in a map that has a lot of exploding or moving parts, we try to slow down time while keeping character movement responsive.
We’ve added a new member to the Roblox Team, who is interning with us over the summer. If you see clockwork in game, say hi. Over the next several months, he’ll be helping us to expand our Catalog, update the wiki, maybe make some cool levels, and probably hundreds of other things. Since he’s new, be nice and don’t message him with a deluge of tech support questions. We don’t want to scare him off.