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Create, previously titled 'Develop' and 'Build is a page on the Roblox website that allows users to see 'My Creations', 'Group Creations', 'Creator Marketplace', 'Developer Exchange' and 'Premium Payouts'.

Creations include 'Experiences', 'Places', 'Models', 'Decals', 'Badges', 'Passes', 'Audio', 'Animations', 'Meshes', 'User Ads', 'Sponsored Experiences', 'Shirts', 'T-Shirts', 'Pants' and 'Plugins'.

Experiences

The experiences page as of 2021.

This allows developers to see some options and statistics on their experiences:

  • whether the experience is public or private.
  • the number of experience visits from the past week, and total experience visits.
  • an edit button, which can only be used from Roblox Studio.
  • a dropdown menu that lets the user configure the place.

There is also a view on how the developer wants to see the places:

  • Recently Updated shows the recent places that have been edited.
  • Total Visitors shows how many visits the user got in total, showing highest to lowest.
  • Last 7 Days shows how many visits the user got in a week.

Item display

The develop page displays experiences, models, universes, badges, passes, audio, animations, user ads, sponsored experiences, classic shirts, classic T-shirts, classic pants, and plugins The develop page only displays the items that the user has created, and the develop page allows users to see how many of an item has been sold, and when it was last updated. The user can also edit experiences in the Develop page and view a dropdown menu of other experience configurations.

Developer Exchange

A picture of the Developer Exchange tab.

Developer Exchange (also known as DevEx) is a program created by Roblox that allows users to exchange their earned Robux for real money in the form of USD with restrictions. One United States dollar is equivalent to approximately 286 Robux.

Developer Exchange also refers to the section of the website that allows users to use the program, which is located in a tab on the Develop page. A user must meet the following criteria to be able to use the Developer Exchange:

  • Have at least 50,000 earned Robux
  • Have a verified email address
  • Have a valid DevEx portal account (Tipalti)
  • Have a tax form on file attached to DevEx portal account (W9 if in the US, W8 if outside of the US)
  • Be a community member in good standing and meet Roblox's Ongoing Service Requirements for Developers
  • Must be thirteen years of age or older

Previously, users were restricted to one of 12 set tiers; however, on October 17, 2019, Roblox removed the tiered system[1] and then allowed users to input a Robux amount that was between 100,000 Robux and the amount that the user currently has. This change did not impact the amount of time between requests, which is still set at one month.

On January 31, 2022, the minimum earned Robux was lowered to 50,000 Robux (down from 100,000), along with removing the Roblox Premium requirement.[2]

Exchange rate

The current exchange rate from Robux to USD is $0.0035 per 1 Robux ($35.00 per 10,000 Robux).

Robux to USD Conversion Rate
Robux USD
1 $0.0035
10 $0.035
100 $0.35
1,000 $3.50
10,000 $35.00
50,000 $175.00
100,000 $350.00
1,000,000 $3500.00


Robux eligibility

For Robux to be converted into real-world money, they must be considered "earned". Robux is considered "earned" if it was accumulated by selling products created by the user; for example, pass items, clothing items, UGC items, and more. Robux accumulated by selling limited items, purchasing Robux, or from monthly Premium subscription stipends are not considered earned; therefore, they cannot be exchanged for real money.[3]

Payout changes

On March 1, 2017, the payout rates for DevEx were increased from $0.0025/R$ to $0.0035/R$. In addition to this, the maximum payout per month was increased from $50,000 to $140,000. Robux earned before the increase are cashed out at the old conversion rates whilst Robux earned after the increase are cashed out under the new rates. However, spending Robux on virtual items (such as hats and passes) will not allow a developer to reach the new rates faster.[4]

Criticism

In May 2018, a Developer Forum thread[5] was created discussing the issues present in the Developer Exchange system. In summary, this thread stated that developers cannot view Roblox as a feasible full-time job due to the instability and low profit rates of the present DevEx rates. Many reputable developers responded to this thread with their own opinion, and most of them agreed.

Four days after this thread was created, an official Roblox Developer Relations staff member responded[6] to the criticism speaking about the breakdown of where Roblox's profits go.

Impact on experience quality

Many users have linked DevEx to a major breakthrough in technology across many Roblox experiences, including higher quality maps, more complex storylines, and a large increase in developer team size and effort from developers across the board. This is because DevEx allows users to make real-world money and, theoretically, can turn into a full-time job.

Premium Payouts

Premium Payouts are payouts given to developers when Roblox Premium members visit the user's experience, whether or not they spend Robux.

Library section

The Library section is similar the catalog but for objects designed for experience development instead of other objects the user could apply on their character. It is set to be replaced with the Developer Marketplace.

Retired "Build" page

The Develop page was created around ten years ago and took place of the Build page. The build page looked similar to present day's Develop page. The only difference between the two is the accessibility of Developer Exchanging, Library, etc.

This is an image of the 2012 build page.

Trivia

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  • It is the last accessible area on Roblox to still use the old site theme.

References

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