Hello! My name is Nilvou, and I’ve been designing clothes since 2015. Creating clothes is something that is so fun to do, it never gets boring, and you’ll always be motivated with your improvement and editing/drawing skills.
As a Roblox developer, it is currently impossible for other players to find my clothing or clothing of original designers without major advertising. The catalog is massively filled with copied clothing, and I know although we cannot do anything to fix that issue, showing NBC players, or just players in general, how to support original clothing, would mean a major difference to us.
There is not one hint of original clothing on the catalog, it’s gotten to the point where hundreds of thousands of items get re-uploaded by bots, there is major groups selling copied clothing, and it’s even gotten to the point where I can’t spend 5 minutes on the website without seeing an advertisement for copied clothing. Roblox should be a place to power your imagination and creativity, not to have it stolen.
I do realize there is not much we can do about it, but I suggest that Roblox features more designers again.
In the catalog, Roblox features their favorite hats, faces, gear, and etc! Why not also feature clothing? Roblox on Twitter can simply give a shoutout to a cool new designer, or maybe just one outfit they like, or even someone can take 10 seconds of their time to talk about clothing they admire from someone on a Twitch livestream.
The NBC outfits are seen everywhere, why not spice things up a little bit and give them more free clothes so they have a little more variety? I understand they do this for marketing purposes, but I get spammed every single day with people asking me for Robux. They’re little kids, it’s pretty understanding to know their parents wouldn’t want to trust them on the internet, or they might think their money got stolen, or etc, there’s a million reasons as to why they won’t buy their kids Robux. I think everyone can agree that every NBC players would still want to buy Robux and Builder’s Club, even if they got a little more free clothes.
I’m going to talk about a person & a clothing group as an example as to how copying has worsened over the years, but I’ve decided to just keep them anonymous so it doesn’t seem as if I’m personally attacking them. Some of you should know what I am talking about.
A person has group has 12k members with almost 900K+ visits on one of their homestores and with 70K+ on their other homestore (they are rapidly growing).
So, what can be wrong with this group?
The group has 15 pages (and counting) of FULLY COPIED clothing.
I cannot go 3 minutes on the website without seeing an advertisement for their homestore full of copied clothing.
Did I even mention all the gamepasses for the homestore?
Now, this group is just getting started. So, can you imagine how this will grow in prosper in a few more months? Their bestselling pants, (which are obviously copied) has 207k+ favorites. I have been designing clothes since 2015. My clothes are featured in Cinderings game, I run advertisements, and guess how many favorites my bestselling outfit has.
This person is making SERIOUS bank for taking two seconds to copy clothing. Not to mention the copied clothing is being shown every single day to all the players online.
This isn’t what Roblox stands for. There are hardworking developers that make what she makes in a day, in a year. It’s not fair to anyone.
Adding on to that, I just found out this person runs 30k Robux EVERY DAY on ads. So, what does that tell you…?
They made over a million sales. Just by doing nothing but stealing. How are they not terminated yet?
I suppose the total Robux she has made in a year is 334 MILLION Robux. Isn’t that like 1 million USD? Just by taking two seconds to copy clothing? Yikes.
In conclusion, there’s too much copiers spreading and spreading on Roblox and it’s only getting worse. I feel that it’s necessary to do at least something, even if it’s the smallest thing, because eventually, the designing community is going to be completely ruined.