Several Roblox builders have criticised the shortage of help from the Roblox Corporation in offering sufficient anti-cheat instruments, saying it’s changing into “demoralising and exhausting” to create throughout the platform.
Back in April, a developer named Hutch took to the Roblox Developer Forum to start out a thread titled “Developers are not equipped to deal with exploiters” (through PCGamesN). In his preliminary message, he wrote “This is a post targeting the severe lack of tooling and support provided by Roblox in regards to exploiting and dealing with generally abusive users.”
Are you a Roblox dev? Exploiters have you ever burnt? Tell me about it: https://t.co/dCbWmnNVeF
— Liam Hutch (@LMH_Hutch) April 27, 2022
“Despite my best efforts to build functioning anti-cheats and arm my moderators with tools I will never be able to build a better culture for my communities so long as Roblox as a whole fails to address exploiting in a more hands on way,” they added.
Yesterday (August 2) Hutch posted an replace, saying that since Apocalypse Rising 2 went free-to-play, their moderation crew have handed out almost 3000 bans with one other 25,343 bans coming by anti-cheat software program.
It’s been a month since #ApocalypseRising2 launched without cost! In that point we gained 6M visits. Our moderators banned 2,964 accounts, and our computerized anti-cheat banned 25,342 accounts. @LMH_Hutch posted an replace on his exploit thread: https://t.co/FvanvA9qiN#RobloxDev #Roblox
— Gus Dubetz (@Gusmanak) August 1, 2022
“It is exhausting and demoralising dealing with exploiters all the time,” they wrote. “The enjoyment I get out of developing games on Roblox doesn’t even start to outweigh the burnout myself and my moderation teams suffer through. It’s so much larger of an issue than just an anti-cheat problem and it never feels like any meaningful progress is made by Roblox to assist developers with these issues.”
“All the safety work on this planet gained’t make up for the truth that I can’t even hold an individual out of my recreation not to mention report them to the platform they’re breaking the foundations on. I’m bored with kicking particular person accounts after they be part of.
“I want to ban a person from my game because I caught them cheating, and I don’t want them coming back or even being able to press play. I want these people to have real consequences for their actions. I want the effort I put into my anti-cheat to not be totally undermined by a social platform that only has one developer facing moderation tool 122 (with outdated docs and no tutorial for making the ban system the docs refer to),” they continued.
i’ve just about resigned myself to by no means work on a aggressive recreation on Roblox once more, as a result of the expertise of sustaining it towards a relentless wave of cheaters with none efficient instruments is a nightmare
— Polyhex (@tylermcbride) August 1, 2022
Fellow developer Polyhex shared the put up on Twitter, earlier than including that they “have pretty much resigned myself to never work on a competitive game on Roblox again, because the experience of maintaining it against a constant wave of cheaters without any effective tools is a nightmare.”
Last month, Roblox introduced a wave of recent hires, together with Spotify’s former head of music improvement and Meta’s head of rising content material in an try and “push the boundaries of creativity.”