The front page as it stands today, has the following sorts
Popular Near You
Because You Liked ___
This feature request is to add a new sort in either the 4th or 5th row, leaving everything else the same.
The new sort could be named “Have You Tried” and the purpose is to showcase the many hundreds of games outside of the top ~50 most popular to keep the games page fresh for players hungry for more content.
How it could work is every hour (or fixed amount of time), cycle through the popular sort at that time up to about 250 (or more as Roblox grows), and put every game into a grouped queue. Cycle through each of these queues which are holding about 10 games, and showcase the games in a random order for each player clicking the games page at that time. This maximizes each game’s chance to be shown first on the game sort for “Have You Tried”. The sort should not show more than 10 games at a time so that every game has nearly a maximized chance to show up on the front page for everybody clicking the games page at that time.
The purpose is to better reward games that are not at the top of the popular sort, while not taking away anything that those top games have achieved. This would provide spikes of incoming players to games which would otherwise be overlooked due to the front page (popular, top rated, etc) not changing very often. This new game sort would bring in new value by getting players to find games that are potentially having marketing trouble (as they are not at the very top) but are otherwise good retention games (hence still being in the top few hundred). Overall, there exists a huge plethora of games on Roblox, and while we are in a place where more games are getting more plays than ever before, we can do better.
This could cause a shift in the popularity / game earnings distribution, for example
Notice where it would bottom out and probably be almost equal past whatever amount of games are chosen for this sort. The cool thing would be, running an advertisement could get you into this top 250 or 300 of popular, and put you in this sort for the day as well. Even more encouragement for developers to be running advertisements, upping the competition even further.
This sort would be highly beneficial to the most amount of developers in the middle where making it or breaking it is a constant struggle, as well as being beneficial to players through showcasing a more diverse set of games to choose to play directly seen on the front page.