No, I won’t change my “games” usage to “experience”, don’t ask.
Recently, Roblox has been testing a new “friend activity” view on the homepage. And, today I got it, and I’m usually on the late end of all rollouts, so I assume its out for real:
Previously, it would display in a different view on the homepage. Now, it will just display “friend activity” on all games in any view:
I disagree with this change for many reasons. Now, it’s impossible to tell the games that friends have been playing without having played them yourself, or having it happen to appear in a feed below your own resume playing page.
It also adds a banner to every game, which hides the like/dislike ratio, and current player count.
What I’m requesting here is that this is undone, or we simply get a toggle (although unlikely). I don’t like seeing a large banner on every game tile, I prefer seeing the “friends playing” feed. I don’t mind the banner staying around as long as the feed returns, but it needs a lot of work. Maybe just a smaller icon on the game icon, not a full banner which covers a lot of the game’s info.
Generally, this is a terrible change for UX and I would like to see it undone, or rethought a lot. This has been complained about a lot, and people strongly disagree with this change, so this should be an obvious change to revert.