As a Roblox Developer who owns 300 Racing Helmets there is no way for me to make mine worth much more than any other.
As I was shoveling my way out of the terrible snow storm that struck the east coast, a beautiful idea popped into my head. Many creators have taken issue in the in-ability to create custom hats for your character to use across any game. Similar to the Steam Marketplace, Roblox’s Limited system has a way with trades & buying/selling. A particularly interesting thing in the CS:Go Steam Marketplace, is that not every asset is the same. Some assets come pre-applied with “Stickers” which are logos & other artwork that the user put onto the asset to make it more unique while they use it. Now, these stickers are all CS:Go assets, but for Roblox this could go as far as anything. So, if you haven’t pieced it all together, allow me to do so for you.
Step 1: User Purchases a Limited
First, the user must own a copy of the limited they wish to re-skin. Particularly for this, I believe that any LimitedU item should not have this feature enabled, as generally they are very rare and shouldn’t be tampered with.
Step 2: Re-Skin
Pressing the “ReSkin” button will take the player to a page, similar to the Develop page for Audio. It should explain ReSkinning rules & that ReSkinning costs (1000 R$?) and that if you upload a skin that is declined, you will not be refunded the (price).
Step 3: Wait For Moderation
Wait for Moderation to approve or decline the asset. If the asset is approved, a new re-skinned version of the asset should land in their inventory.
Well, the user can wear the re-skinned version, happily, or for the entrepreneurial folks, sell it!
When a user goes to sell their hat, they can choose their re-skinned version, and it will be identified as re-skinned in the listings.
(Using my buddy @FearDaFro apart of the example) As you can see, my helmet is ReSkinned but his is not. Clicking the Star will take you to a separate page to view the ReSkinned version, so you know what you’re buying.
In the event that a user purchases the ReSkinned version, a warning message should display asking them if they’re okay with the ReSkin that is on it. When the user accepts the warning, it will display the normal purchase message. After purchasing the asset, the user is then free to ReSkin it themself for (price), or keep the skin it has on it.
Also, users should be allowed to DeSkin the asset for free, but once DeSkinned they will have to pay (price) to ReSkin it back again.
I know this feature would require a lot of work, however, I thoroughly believe that this feature would Power Imagination among many Robloxian Outfits in the future, as well as benefit Robloxian Companies that could focus on selling skinned versions of hats.
Edit Note: Certain hats would be disallowed from ReSkin, like for example all the Dominus items, considering some aren’t LimitedU. This would be preventive of having someone reskin an item to look like a higher value item.