The ROBLOX Catalog features a vast array of items. Some exist to make you look really, really good; others for the sake of helping you outsmart, outmaneuver and overpower your opponents. Of course, with so much gear to browse, it can be tough to find a good point of entry. We’ve compiled two lists, comprising 10 of the most popular items in the Catalog, with some details into the underlying code that powers them.
5 of the most popular ROBLOX weapons
|Zombie Staff||20 per zombie touch (summons 5 zombies)||1000|
|Sheriff Steve’s Six Shooter||25 per shot||600|
|Super-G LS33 Disruptor||30 per shot||800|
|Katana||8-12 per slash||250|
|Black Hole Bomb||15 per hit||550|
Inside look: Black Hole Bomb
The Black Hole Bomb is a unique piece of gear that, upon detonation, pulls all objects in a radius toward it. It does so by applying a BodyPosition object to all parts within a radius of 50 studs, then removes its forces after 10 seconds. For more information, please take a look at the source code for the Black Hole Bomb (click to enlarge).
5 of the most popular ROBLOX items
|Gravity Coil||Reduces gravity by 75% and allows character to jump extra high||250|
|Gravity Gun||Causes your opponents to float for 16 seconds – making them easy targets for an attack||250|
|Grapple Hook||Allows for fast movement to any location less than 200 studs away – makes for quick climbing||705|
|Gravitational Radiation Hammer v0.01||Sends a shockwave blowing away any unanchored things (players or objects) within 30 studs||600|
|Transmorph Ray Gun||Morphs opponents into a random object||850|
Inside look: Gravity Coil
The Gravity coil allows the player to reduce the amount of gravitational pull exerted on him or her, thereby allowing much higher jumps. We used a recursive function that computes the total mass of a given assembly of parts (in this case a character) and made it 75% lighter by applying an equivalent BodyForce to the assembly. By changing the gravity parameter you can change how light/heavy your character is. For more information, check out this code snippet for the Gravity Coil (click to enlarge).