The ROBLOX economy is booming. Through all hours of every day, trades are in progress, virtual gear is being created and sold, users are marketing their content, groups are created and money is being managed. ROBLOX’s virtual economy is growing at the hands of our users.
The economy can seem like a daunting system for newcomers, so we put together a quick article explaining the overall aspects of our bustling economy. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll go in depth on many of the sections of this article, for those who have already worked with our economy system.
ROBLOX is a gaming platform, and its games can be played anytime, anywhere, by anyone with an internet connection. While it’s free to make and play games, you’ll need to sign up for a premium membership to buy and sell most anything on ROBLOX.
There are three membership tiers: Builders Club, Turbo Builders Club, and Outrageous Builders Club. Joining any of the three tiers will allow you to begin buying, selling, and trading items and goods.
Once you’ve joined Builders Club, you will begin receiving a daily allowance (which varies, based on which tier you’ve joined) of Robux, our in-game currency. You can begin crafting your own items—custom shirts and pants, for example—and sell them in our market. Our catalog also features a gamut of things to buy, including user-generated clothing and limited items, which are only sold occasionally and become more valuable over time.
Roblox is currently available on Mac and PC, and will soon be hitting the iPad. To play Roblox games, you’ll need to install either the browser plugin or the desktop client, depending on your browser.
This will also install Roblox Studio, the free software package used to make Roblox games.
Roblox Studio also supports user-made plugins. I recommend downloading the CFrame plugin, which lets you move objects around in 3D space by entering values. Once you’ve downloaded the zip file, open Roblox Studio, select Tools > Open Plugins Folder, and then extract the zip to this folder. If the plugin installed correctly, you’ll see a “CF” icon in the Roblox Studio toolbar.
Roblox has tons of unique features, and tools. Some people have accounts to play games, others just to build and play with the physics, or even just to socialize – it’s a multi-purpose site.
To hear about updates, or get inspiration to build your own games, check out Roblox’s blog. If you have any concerns or further questions you can email or tweet Roblox staff!
Overall, I think Roblox is a great place to start if you’re a new game designer. Its simple coding language, straightforward editor, and helpful staff make for a great experience. There is much to learn, but I guarantee if you check out all the blogs or various links posted above you should be able to navigate and build your own games with ease.
When creating a new “Place” or when updating an existing one, users who begin with a clear objective and a strategy to achieve their goals will find greater success than those who do not. Planning in Roblox includes developing a theme or setting, choosing relevant materials, and designing a layout for structures and other important objects for users to interact with. Poorly planned “Places” are often unattractive to visitors and greatly diminish playability. Users can browse the Roblox community sampling other players’ creations and making note of well executed elements. Levels should be easy to navigate, fun to explore, and include details which enhance users’ playing experiences rather than detract from them.
We’ve gone over how to spend Robux, now let’s figure out how to earn some. Many users who have created a popular game sell “VIP t-shirts”, which are shirts you can sell that give players in your game extra abilities (i.e. stronger/faster firepower, special powers, etc) that people without VIP shirts don’t get.
You can also sell clothing you’ve built, though this is normally a far less fruitful endeavor, as the catalog is already chock full of clothing choices. It can also be a worthy investment to purchase some limited items that you can sit on for varying degrees of time—remember, the longer you wait, the more valuable the item becomes, and the higher return you can potentially earn when you choose to sell or trade the item.
If you don’t want to spend money buying packs of Robux each time you want to spend some then you have another option too: joining The Builders Club. This is really only recommended if you intend on spending a lot of time inside Roblox and want to have a regular influx of Robux to spend on items, game passes, and game access.
All you have to do is visit The Builders Club page on the Roblox website and decide on which tier you like best. They’re broken down into four categories which each offer better and better rewards by charging you a little bit more as you increase in the tiers. All of the paid tiers above Free get rid of advertisements on the website, let you sell stuff, and unlock the trading feature. You also get a one-time R$100 signing bonus for each of the paid tiers too. They each differ in some key areas as well:
That being said, it’s true that Robux are what make the world of Roblox go round. And because they’re so valuable and important a lot of people will try and trick you with scams. If you ever see anything claiming to be giving out free Robux just for playing the game or if someone asks you for your information in exchange for Robux, it’s a scam and you shouldn’t trust it.
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