Interview with RobloTim!

November

08, 2009

by reesemcblox


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ROBLOX player PrivateZack of the fansite RobloxFever gave RobloTim an interview. Let’s see how RobloTim answered these user questions!
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What is your favorite thing about working for ROBLOX?

ROBLOTIMMy co-workers. I work with some brilliant and creative people. Just as an example, I’m constantly asking RobloSam questions about .Net development or Vibhu about AJAX to try to learn more.

I work with some
really smart people and I try to steal as much as I can from them. (Read: Erik is a god). On the creativity side, I’ve also found that
the more people I run my new features by, the better of a product it
comes out. Guaranteed.

You can often hear people discussing ideas
across the room here, or constantly walking back and forth to
each others’ desks. There’s really a positive and collaborative feeling
in the air here and it leads to some very cool ideas (as hopefully you
all agree!).

What was your biggest contribution while working for ROBLOX?

Biggest… I’m not sure, you’ll have to ask Builderman 😛
Personally, I’m most excited about my work with Groups. Being able to develop a full feature from the back-end database work to the website interface is a great feeling. And it’s still in its early phases. There are so
many more cool things we want to add; I’m very excited about the
future of groups.

How long would you like to work for ROBLOX?

Forevar!!!

Who would you make a Admin, Mod, or Developer?

I think there are a lot of great users in our community that deserve
credit. Hopefully we can continue to make more features that let kids
keep ROBLOX safe and fun and give credit where credit is due.

I’d particularly like to thank everyone who helps out with our
test/staging site before releases. We need the help to iron out all of
the kinks before releasing to the public, and I (as well as the other
devs) find the feedback on the forums extremely useful.

What is your favorite place on ROBLOX?

Oh man, there are too many to mention. It blows me away at how many
cool places our users make. Recently I’ve been enjoying xLegox’s train
builder, but I don’t think I could pick a favorite.

Is there any other game you like better then ROBLOX?

No way. I live, eat, and sleep ROBLOX. Hah. To be honest though, I
don’t play nearly as many games as I used to. When I was younger I was
really into MMO’s (Everquest, WoW, DAoC), especially PvP oriented
ones, but since I started developing games the last thing I want to do
when I get home is see another video game. I have to keep a balance. I
guess Dark Age of Camelot is my favorite game of all time. Mythic did
a great job on that one.

What is your favorite section of the forums?

I love the creativity in the Role-Playing forums. I also think the
Building Helpers section is a great example of how supportive our
community is.

What is your favorite hat?

Sparkle Time Fedora, obviously!

Why did you become a ROBLOX Admin?

Was poor, needed a job. Haha, no. I’ve always wanted to work in the
game development industry. I’ve also always been interested in
educational game design (my parents were both in education) and I
co-developed a 2D physics game for the Hidden Agenda contest, so
ROBLOX’s educational nature definitely appealed to me. I think it
really gives players an outlet for creativity and definitely teaches
some useful programming skills.

On a scale from 1-10 how much have you enjoyed being interviewed?

10. Well, except that you’ve been holding me up from working on a
SUPER cool new feature!!! No, just joking. I love giving back to our
cool community. You’re what makes ROBLOX rock. Thanks for the
interview 🙂

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Wow that’s pretty awesome! You can talk more about RobloTim’s
interview on the forums!

-ReeseMcBlox