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This article is about the Player points currency. For the PointsService class, see ExplorerImageIndex 0PointsService
Player Points

The icon of player points

Player points were a scoring system on Roblox, generally intended to display players' skill. Player points were first implemented to Roblox as a beta feature on April 15, 2014[1] and were released out of beta when they were reset in September 2014.[2] They are often represented as red coins with white stars at the center of their sides. Players could earn them while playing certain games that utilized ExplorerImageIndex 0PointsService, usually either by completing tasks or making progress. Due to the removal of their mentions in the website, the last being the leaderboards in 2018, they are currently deprecated.

Initially as a limited supply, players were able to accumulate player points in games and subsequently rank up into the website's leaderboards, in which it showed players alongside clans that had the most player points accumulated on Roblox.

An overhaul of the system is being worked on by Roblox, according to a staff member.[3]

History

PP Global leaderboards

The players section of the global leaderboards

Limited supply

Player points were originally a limited supply in games.[4] For a game to be resupplied with player points, either developer products, game passes or paid access must be sold.[5] The amount of resupply depends on the amount of Robux being spent.

Before player points were no longer a limited supply, a stat was displayed on users' profile that showed the total amount of points they have accumulated.

Player points were intended to be a reward for players that were making progress and completing tasks on games. On the contrary, some people have abused this system such as by creating places that would give users specified amounts of player points in exchange for Robux. Roblox have decided to temporarily keep these places,[4] but afterwards, this often resulted in moderation.

Regardless, the system was both heavily criticized and abused that in September 2014, it resulted in Roblox's decision of removing the global leaderboards, supplying every game with infinite points and resetting users' points.[2]

Towards discontinuance

In November 2017, the "All Time" and, later on, the "Today" leaderboard sections were removed,[6] causing some confusion among users. In 2018, all mentions of player points on the website that remained were being removed.,[7] essentially deprecating player points. However, players may still see themselves earning player points in certain games as the feature was not fully removed internally such as Work at a Pizza Place, and The Normal Elevator.

Clan points

Clan

Clan points are earned if one member of a clan has earned player points. Clans cannot lose points by losing a member, so they can earn an indefinite amount of points without having trouble of keeping their members.

Dedicated group

ClanPointsGroup

A group called Clan Points was devoted to become the top of the leaderboards by getting much clan points as fast as possible, while initially became popular due to it being created by a notable game developer. Due to the removal of clan points, it no longer serves its main purpose. However, it is still currently owned by 1waffle1.

Leaderboards

PPLeaderboards

Leaderboard found in the game details page.

There was a leaderboard page found in each game that ranked players and clans by the amount of points they have on that game. There was also another leaderboard page found on the website, which ranked players and clans by the amount of points they have accumulated on all games.[5] However, this leaderboard existed until it was removed alongside with the limited supply on player points. The leaderboard on the game details page remained, which was later removed in 2018.

Criticism

Initially, player points were criticized for being in a limited supply (however they were later changed to have unlimited supply). Player points were heavily criticized since it was not a currency. They were also criticized for its purpose, which was to make players being able to compete and show off. In addition, there were places that abused this system where they made it easier to get player points with little to no gameplay value, such as stores where players can buy player points[4] and places where players can buy for coins that rain which can be collected for player points. It was known by community for being "useless", even as an unlimited supply.

Accessories

Star Player Points

Star Player Headphones is a limited hat that features a pair of headphones and a design representing player points according to its description. It is the only hat that featured a design of player points.

Gallery

Trivia

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  • A devforum post was made, which requested that developers should be able to disable the current notifications of being earned player points and replace them with custom ones. This was not done before the player points were deprecated.

References

  1. https://blog.roblox.com/2014/04/the-point-of-points-collect-compete-and-crow/
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://blog.roblox.com/2014/09/unlimited-player-points-available-soon-to-developers/
  3. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/bring-back-all-time-leaderboards/62144/14
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 https://blog.roblox.com/2014/04/the-point-of-points-here-come-the-clans-and-more/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.robloxbuildingguide.com/news/player-points-what-are-they-and-how-to-earn-them/
  6. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/bring-back-all-time-leaderboards/62144/12
  7. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/upcoming-change-to-leaderboards-on-the-game-details-page/132785
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