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The event icon used in games before Live-Ops.

Events were when the Roblox admins created a limited-time challenge that would usually involve different objectives and have different limited-time rewards that could not be obtained after the event ends. (Unless the item became limited, such as the Riptide, which rarely happened.) Roblox events also had a chance to be sponsored events where new movies or brands, usually kid-friendly, had limited-time events associated or themed with their product. They were replaced with Developer Events on May 14, 2019.

Events were completely brought back on Roblox again for the Egg Hunt 2020 as of January 11, 2020 according to a Roblox tweet about the Egg Hunt 2020. Sponsors and other events haven't been announced just yet to be brought back.

Types of events

  • A contest may be held on a certain date encouraging players to do a certain objective in order to win it. The winners where usually announced at the end, and they where usually awarded a variety of Robux, Builders Club membership, or a hat or gear item related to the event (for example, winners of the Domino Rally Building Contest were granted 5,000 Robux, Builders Club membership, and a Domino Crown for gold, 2,000 Robux and a Domino Crown for silver, and 1,000 Robux and a Domino Crown for bronze).
  • A Livestream may be run by Roblox on Twitch if they reach every 25,000 Twitch followers. During these events, a notification would appear on top of the Roblox website informing users to watch their live stream. Occasionally, several items related to the event would be obtainable for a limited time, usually through promotional codes. On a few occasions, Roblox may put these items on sale for usually a cheap price (for instance, the Transylvanian Hood was put up on sale during the Hotel Transylvania 2 live stream featuring Selena Gomez for 1 ticket).
  • A developer-made event consists of one or more games developed by popular users. Players would usually have to obtain a variety of prizes (mostly related to the event) in each game. Occasionally, a special prize would be awarded to players for finding each item before the event's deadline {for instance, a gear item known as The Dragon Eye was awarded to players if they found all 3 lenses before the event ended).
  • Sponsored events were a type of event which sponsors an upcoming TV series, movie, or game which is kid-friendly. Like developer-made events, several games made by famous users may be featured for the event and players would often have to obtain items related to the event and not before the event was over. These events were also heavily criticized because their prizes were in low quality and most of them were aimed at children.
  • An egg drop was when eggs spawn or drop in various places in the featured game(s). Eggs featured in the game commonly have special abilities (such as being able to kill players) while a few others don't, which makes them more challenging to obtain. Purchasable items may also be available for these events, but many of them only work for the game featured in the event.
  • "Giftsplosion" was when a various amount of wearable presents where released in the catalog. To obtain these presents, players would either have to buy it with Robux or Tickets for a various price (depending on their rarity) or by completing the objective required to obtain the gift before the gift becomes unavailable. After the gift becomes unavailable to obtain, a hat, gear item, face, or rarely, packages, may come out of the gift. Some gifts contain clues about what might be inside them by their design.

Criticism

Roblox events have been criticized because of there being too many Developer-made events, also known as Dev-ents in the Roblox Community. These Developer made events have been criticized because of the lack of effort put into the events as well as Roblox not making their own specific game for these events, instead of using games made by the community and adding earnable items to them. They also have been heavily criticized because of the items having bad objectives to get them.

Some developers reported stressful crunch times and low pay when developing for the events.[1]

Discontinuation

Main article: Live-Ops

On April 2, 2019, Roblox has announced that they were replacing monthly and seasonal events with developer-made content to boost developer games' concurrent visitors. This was heavily criticized due to events being a long-time tradition on Roblox. Along with this, Roblox had announced that they were no longer giving out prizes for these developer-made games. This change went into effect on May 13, 2019.[2]

Comeback

On January 11, 2020 Roblox confirmed in a tweet that Egg Hunts will be returning for 2020, which led to some speculations that other events could be returning as well, although still yet to be confirmed.

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References

  1. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/thoughts-on-the-removal-of-roblox-events/432187
  2. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/roblox-2019-events-update/261441

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