I am stuck between the good and bad here.
There is a ton of misconception on this post, and I can see why, as in the title, you’ve generalized the update as all events and you have stated in the main paragraph that all events are being unpaid for, while putting a small bullet point at the bottom of the post, saying that 3 events are paid work. While this isn’t entirely relevant, this should have been made clear when you said “We will no longer be paying developers selected for an event”. Usually I over-analyse all the details but I actually missed the bullet point below, and it wasn’t clear enough as the replies are a mixture of misinterpretation and notes that are exceedingly relevant to this post, but aren’t put in the thread starter itself.
Personally, I do have an opinion on the fact people aren’t being paid for normal events anymore. I can definitely see the advantages of this, and the disadvantages of this. , however, it is a lot more confusing that I’m having to search the entirety of this thread to get a clear idea of what changes have been made. At first, my opinion of the change was to be honest, general annoyance, but as I started to look into it, I’ve found things that have drastically changed that. It’s basically gone from no pay at all, to “you’ll receive payment if its a sponsored event”, to "you’ll receive pay if its a paid contract, or a sponsored event. Which in my eyes, (i’m not sure about anyone else), definitely reduces my fears about this issue. While this doesn’t change the fact that the changes being made by Roblox are potentially cutting a source of finance from already existing developers, and discouraging future ones, the way that the start of the thread portrays this new update, (and this could just be me being silly), blows it way out of proportion, as it lacks important facts that I think would desperately need understanding before reading other peoples responses. It is set out in a way that developers would probably miss or read over parts of the update. While an attempt has been made, (kudos to 2blox2quit and his extra notes), I think time should be taken to inform developers entirely of what this update brings to prevent misconception that Roblox are completely cutting developer’s payment (as this is not the case).
As for my opinion, I don’t agree with it but given the decision involves a reduction of money, I think this would be a business decision over one made for the well beings of the developers. The compensation should really be a reward that we are able to use, not something that is completely out of their control, and is self reliant on the promotion that is provided by the event.
(that being said, my intention isn’t to target roblox employees so sorry if anyone feels like that. it really isn’t. i just want the communication in general to improve! )