I will restate what I said last year, manual DevEx review is not a long term scalable solution.
I believe Roblox should be looking into automating the process as much as they can. I know that is not a super easy thing to do, but I’m sure it is possible, especially with all the talented people at Roblox.
Regardless, I hope you guys have a great relaxing break!
Everyone does, it doesn’t mean businesses shut down for an entire month whenever there’s holidays especially when those businesses generate billions of dollars of revenue. There are people who would have no problem working thru December and the new year. This move by Roblox just continues to show they don’t care about supporting individual developers professionally, we are just a tool to them
I wouldn’t do that, Devex rates are bad, because they already spend more then half a billion dollars a year on developers (proven on 2021, probably more now) and they provide free servers for us, a free engine for us to work on and worldwide servers. If you compare the devex rates with steam and such, it would most likely be nearly the same.
Worst thing to ever be done, if that happens developers will be doomed and more bots will apply to the devex program n such, and it will be a pain. Manual review is better because some devs are requesting to devex a couple of thousand dollars, so ofcourse no bot is ever going to do automatic proccesing worth alot of money.
I’d say it’s quite the opposite of businesses shutting down for an entire month; businesses are at their busiest during the holidays. Roblox is likely getting ready for an influx of players and player activity, so Roblox might be redirecting team attention to issues related to that instead of DevEx. Combine that with team members who need time off and no matter how many employees you have your gonna need to compromise somewhere iykwim.
None of your points make any sense and you clearly don’t understand what you are talking about.
In my research, every major “content sharing platform” (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) have automated systems for payouts to creators. They all of course still have people available to review more nuanced cases, but the majority of the time it is completely automated. Roblox is an outlier here, and the reality is automation and AI is significantly more economical and efficient. I’m not saying humans should be replaced, there are still cases where the system may be incorrect and having humans there to aid with that is always going to be important.
If you’d like to provide me with an actually coherent argument, I’d be glad to hear it.