Experiences using Marketplace Items - Policy update

I think it’s also hilarious how Roblox is shoving the developers down the staircase, when we have the ropes tied around their ankles.

If they push us into the abyss, we take them with us.


Roblox is pretty much crippling devs with this update.
You’re supposed to help them, not cripple them in terms of assets.


-- oh my god why are people still whining here they already pulled the change

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Read again. It’s paused for now, but they fully intend to bring it back in the future.


-- yeah no duh but the basis of this policy is literally just a perfectly reasonable idea, don’t randomly use other people’s accessories in your game without permission, or if you do make it easy for people to buy it. yes it is horribly worded and needs to be fixed MAJORLY before going into effect but this is getting ridiculous at this point

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I think you misunderstand where most of the backlash is coming from. For UGC items I think we can agree this would be a pretty fair change (even if the initially proposed time window was far too tight) since people really should have been asking for permission to use them anyway.

The biggest problem for most was it also applied to Roblox’s own items, which reskinned versions of are commonly used in a lot of games all over the platform. Suddenly pulling a u-turn on something that’s been allowed since basically the creation of accessories just wasn’t the move. Not only would it be forcing current devs to remake potentially entire item pools which would be borderline impossible for some people in the originally proposed time frame, but also many older games that still attract a playerbase that are now unmaintained would be subject to moderation for a change they probably never expected before stopping development. It was a massively destructive and poorly thought out change that deserved the response it received.


Don’t forget about this post, guys. Roblox needs to know we will never accept this outrage


Swinging back around to this one after seeing the announcement about partnering with Synapse. I wonder now if that update is not only about protecting players/devs from exploits but about protecting against asset theft in general.

Both this update and the public UGC update were deferred. Public UGC was pushed to early 2024, and this update was no doubt designed to precede it.

I wonder now if this asset privacy update will happen on or by November 15th (Investor Day) after having done some preliminary security prep for this update. Some key topics at Investor’s Day include these various updates, so it makes sense for them to move ahead with this one as soon as they have stronger security measures in place.


I am looking for a duo lol, wanna duo up for tournaments?


For real, they want to hide the fact that Roblox was once no more than a cute little physics engine that gave millions of kids the best childhoods ever. now it’s a corporate entity with corporations like gamefam and big games (owners of pet sim x, to clarify) that ruin it for everyone, and no originality in games anymore (if you dont know what i mean look at the current “simulators” these days, they’re all either wall-breaking-simulator style or arm-wrestling-simulator style)


yeah and if they do roll out this update, then that means literally 99% of games are dead. this is the update that will destroy roblox if they roll it out, and roblox corp is too obsessed with getting investors to realize that this kind of nonsense is exactly the kind of thing that pushes investors AWAY from roblox.


real, if they roll out this update then that means literally 99% of games are dead, because 99% of games use roblox assets (gears, clothing, etc) in some way or another, even if they’re just retextured or whatever.


Bro they should add a feature called “Allow UGC Avatars,” that would make combat game hitboxes more fair.


omg ya, i wanna have a ugc body that makes me nothing more than a speck, and then those sweaty 12 year olds on arsenal will never stand a chance! mwuhahahahaha!


Is this update cancelled? I didn’t really read as much today.


The update is not cancelled, it is delayed. We need to keep fighting for it to be cancelled, as this would destroy basically all unprepared experiences.


Oh no I thought it was cancelled

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The entire situation here is so weird

It’s not looking like they’re taking steps towards it (as far as I can tell) but they haven’t posted an announcement regarding this in a while


You have to grow up some time.


Here’s why:

They’re waiting for everyone to forget about this so they can drop it on us with zero notice, give us no time to adjust, and then tell us that it’s going to happen and they won’t reconsider.

And we’re doing exactly that.