New Avatar Editor – Two Months Later

Where is the new avatar editor – a question that is being asked by ROBLOXians.

The ROBLOX Blog post explains that the website’s old and outdated avatar editor is being replaced by a new, updated avatar editor within the next few weeks. There was even a banner – if you went to the avatar page – that said the avatar editor was being replaced. The new avatar editor was already developed for smartphones – but not the actual website.

Well, it has been two (and a half) months since that post, and we still haven’t heard anything new. Also, it appears that the banner on the avatar page has disappeared.

Here’s my question – is the website’s avatar editor even being replaced? With this hiatus, it seems not.

Yes, the old avatar needs a replacement. The UI is just too old. Body colors is being replaced with skin tones, which from my perspective, is a step-up. ROBLOXians don’t need a specific color for each of their body parts. The new editor makes it simple to customize your character – however you want it to be, using a more friendly look.

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The new avatar editor, a more simple, user-friendly look.

 

The new avatar editor, overall, is a huge upgrade over our old editor. However, it is taking the ROBLOX Team a long time to release the editor, and some ROBLOX users are waiting very impatiently for the update.

Happy anniversary, ROBLOX Gamers’ Community!

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ROBLOX Releases Mobile Push Notifications!

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ROBLOX has released mobile push notifications on iOS and Android! Now, you can get a notification when you get a friend request, chat message, private message, and if a user has accepted your friend request. It is completely optional, so you can opt-in or opt-out.

Sorry Windows 10 Mobile and Amazon Kindle/Fire users, notifications are not released on your platform yet. 😦

Although this is a new feature, not all push notifications are “pushed” yet. For iOS users, you can only receive chat messages at this time.

For Android users, you can receive all notifications except private messages.

Also, you can only enable push notifications if you are over the age of 13. Sorry for the ones who are younger!

To enable these notifications:

  1. Open the ROBLOX app
  2. Go to Settings > Privacy
  3. Go to the “Notifications” section
  4. Enable “Mobile Push” by flipping the switch
  5. Enjoy your notifications!

And, to disable it, repeat the same process except disable “Mobile Push” by flipping the switch again.

Android users will have notifications set by default, but iOS users will need to opt-in.

Again, notifications are released only on Android and iOS devices. Billy is mad that his platform is not supported yet.

Billy is mad that his platform is not supported yet. 😡 lololol

Push notifications are a great way to stay in touch when you are not on the ROBLOX app! Just turn them on, and enjoy!

 

 

ROBLOX Has Finally Released R15 Avatar!

This post was due two weeks ago, but there was a delay.

ROBLOX has finally released R15, a new version of the ROBLOX avatar, in beta stage. R6, the old version of the ROBLOX avatar, only has 6 body parts, while the R15 version has 15 parts.

In the “Avatar” page, you can choose between R6 and R15 avatar for your character. Even if your character is set as R15, when playing a game, it can only be in R15 avatar if the game allows it, otherwise, if it only allows R6, your character will be set to R6 in-game. The developer also has the option to let the user choose, so that means if the developer had chosen this option, what avatar your character is using right now, will be used in-game.

Since R15 is in beta, packages and other items may not be supported with it. Therefore, some of the items you are wearing in R6 avatar may not work in R15 avatar. ROBLOX says that they are working on this, and soon, all your items will fit properly in the new R15 avatar.

With R15, your ROBLOX character can do much more!


Sources

http://blog.roblox.com/2016/09/the-r15-avatar-is-here/

Audio Uploading Limits, Constantly Changing? (Revised)

So I wrote this post today to notify ROBLOXians that the limits of uploading audio files to ROBLOX are constantly changing. In 2014, audio files would only be up to 15 seconds, then changed later on to 2 minutes, which allowed ROBLOXians to upload songs that were cut at the 2-minute mark. Uploading audio would cost R$100.

According to ROBLOX Wikia, ROBLOX had increased the limit of the song length to 6 minutes, with a maximum file size of 10 megabytes in late September. The Wikia also said that the price of uploading the audio depended on the length of the audio.

ROBLOX published a post on their blog about the new audio update. However, ROBLOX Wikia says that two days after ROBLOX had published the post, they had changed the limit of the length of the audio back to 2 minutes, maximum file size 8 megabytes, and the price of audio had changed to R$100. ROBLOX had never notified us that they had reverted the limits of uploading audio.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

How to Enable 2-Step Verification in ROBLOX

On September 22, 2016, ROBLOX released a new feature that makes your account more secure. It is called 2-Step Verification, and once enabled, sends an email whenever someone tries to login to your account whether it is you, or a stranger.

So how this works is when someone attempts to get into your account, it will ask for a 6-digit code that is provided in the email that ROBLOX has sent to you. Type in the code in the box, and click “Verify.” You can choose to skip the verification for 30 days on that device on the verification screen below the “Verify” button.

2-Step Verification is available on all platforms whether it’s your Xbox One, desktop, or mobile device. It makes your account more secure and harder for intruders to get in (unless they know the password to your email account).

Take a look at this video tutorial for instructions:

Hopefully, ROBLOX comes up with more ways to make your account safe and secure. This is only one of the features that can keep your account in normal status, free from hackers and intruders.

Game Spotlight: Voltron: Legendary Defender

Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender is now streaming on Netflix! You can also play the game on ROBLOX: https://web.roblox.com/games/409639877/Voltron-Legendary-Defender

View the ROBLOX Blog post here: http://blog.roblox.com/2016/06/voltron-soars-onto-roblox-with-a-brand-new-game/

ROBLOX Filter System Makes Chat and Messages UNREADABLE

A new ROBLOX update means more bad stuff. Recently, ROBLOX updated the whitelist/blacklist system so it captures more of the bad stuff, including some URLs that ROBLOXians post.

Well, that positive update also brought in a lot of negatives. It seems the filter thinks “good” words are “bad” words. It takes out the word and puts in hashtags.

However, sometimes it cancels out a whole message and/or makes it become unreadable. Some groups post in the forums to keep them running, like Dunkin’ Donuts ROBLOX. They post their handbook on the forum.

 

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This ROBLOXian asks others to send an email to info@roblox.com to protest.

DD staff reported that after the filter system update, people that sent in applications would have it turned to mostly hashtags. Their group cannot function correctly if no one can get an application.

ROBLOXians were tired of this new update and began to protest on the forums.

I joined ROBLOX in 2013. All chat systems were fine. The whitelist/blacklist didn’t exist yet. Instead, if you were cursing/cussing, the chat message would be sent as blank.

The first whitelist/blacklist system turned out to be fine, why update it so it’s worse?

How about your idea? Comment below!

ROBLOX on Xbox One is Expanding

ROBLOX on the Xbox One was released on January 27, 2016, and has been expanding since then. The Xbox One was released a couple years before.

Before the Xbox One, ROBLOX was only available to Mac, PC, iOS, and Android users…

Ever since ROBLOX on Xbox One, people would switch to their Ones to play ROBLOX. There are now many players that downloaded ROBLOX.

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