As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to create mature experiences even with the addition of 17+ experiences and the Roblox 17+ Policy Standards, these standards appear to have multiple issues that make it much more difficult to create mature-experiences on the platform, in this feature-request I will discuss some of these major pain-points:
Some standards are… missing?
For example, there appears to be absolutely no standards regarding “crude humour” (despite only “moderate” being permitted)
Failure to list what is ALLOWED!
The second-biggest flaw with the 17+ standards (and the normal standards too) is that it fails to list what is allowed and instead focusses only on what isn’t, this leads to barely any use-cases being shown and leaves creators scratching their head on how they can implement certain features (especially with-in the tight restrictions regarding text-chat and assets). For example, am I allowed to have an NPC show affection to a player, who knows! All it tells me is that relationships between two-players aren’t. This wouldn’t be an issue if we had a different article telling us about what is allowed, yet we don’t.
It doesn’t incorporate the regular community standards?
Where are all the other standards? I’m specifically referring to all the standards that shouldn’t be changed in 17+ experiences (or if they are, it isn’t communicated). Currently the standards are spread amongst the regular “Community Standards” and the “17+ Policy Standards” which makes the guidelines for 17+ experiences difficult to read and keeps creators guessing on what is incorporated from the normal standards. This is not preferable.
If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my development experience because it would make it much easier to create mature experiences on the platform.