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This article is about a discontinued currency.

Not to be confused with support tickets.

Tix 2018

Modern Tix icon (2014-2016)

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Original Tix icon (2007-2014)

A Ticket, also known as Tix for short, was a former Roblox currency alongside Robux, introduced on August 2, 2007. Tickets were earned by players through various methods, including visiting the site daily and having other users visit their Place. Tickets could be spent on items in the Marketplace and advertisements. Tickets were mainly used to buy things from the Marketplace. At the same time, Tickets also did not require payment and any registered account could earn them. Tickets could also be converted into Robux, through the RoblEX system, and vice-versa. The value of Tickets varied, but Tickets were worth far less than Robux.

On April 14, 2016, Tix was removed by Roblox and any remaining balances were forfeited to make Robux the only currency. There were methods available to view a user's Tix balance through web APIs after the removal, although these methods no longer work.

Former ways to earn tickets[]

  • Login bonus: Users earned 10 tickets as a daily login bonus.
  • Ambassador program: Users earned 2 Tickets for each external link leading to Roblox they created clicked.
  • Place visits: Users earned 1 Ticket for each visit. If the place was Builder's Club only, each visit would give 10 Tickets to the owner.
  • Currency exchange: Users could exchange Robux for Tickets. The value varied based on the state of the market. (Though it was usually 20 tix = 1 robux)
  • Selling clothing: Users could earn Tickets by making clothing such as T-shirts, Shirts, and Pants. Non-paying users earned 10% of the price tag and 90% if they were in the Builders Club.

RoblEX (Trade Currency)[]

RoblEX, commonly known as the Currency Exchange, was a feature that allowed users to trade in their Tickets for Robux and vice versa. This, in turn, created the Roblox economy as the price of Tix and Robux changed through supply and demand. Users could earn a substantial amount of profit by buying a large amount of Robux for a lower price, then exchange them later for a larger sum of Tickets.

Along with Tickets, RoblEX was removed on April 14, 2016.

Discontinuation[]

Announcement (March 15, 2016)[]

On March 15, 2016, Roblox announced through a blog post that Tickets would be discontinued the following month, claiming that the currency was causing "confusion and delay" for many first-time users.

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Picture from the official ROBLOX site when Tickets were still a currency.

Although it was suspected that this was because Roblox has been undergoing financial difficulties, no evidence has ever been shown for this.

However, around 2017, players began speculating that the true reason that Roblox removed Tickets was due to players using bot accounts to obtain free Tickets in various ways, such as Place Visits, or through transactions. Because of players botting, this resulted in players being able to convert all of these obtained Tickets into large amounts of Robux.

This was partially confirmed in a Roblox blog post: "The reason behind removing tickets is not to make more money. The primary reasons have always been product simplicity, botting, and not incentivizing certain behaviors." - David Baszucki

Large amounts of users were unhappy and angry with the announcement and voiced their disapproval on the Forums.

Tixapalooza (March 15 - April 14, 2016)[]

Tixapalooza

Commemorative items that were released between March and April 2016.

Tixapalooza was an event to celebrate the removal of Tickets. Exclusive, commemorative items were sold in the catalog from March 15, 2016, to April 14, 2016.

At the start of the discontinuation of Tickets, daily Ticket bonuses were removed to prevent farming Tickets for currency exchange purposes. While it did help the economy in a way, it made it difficult for non-Builders Club users to afford the Tixapalooza event items.

Post Tix Removal (April 15, 2016 - May 23, 2024)[]

TixIcon

2017 icon, 1 year after the removal of Tix

The price floor of catalog items was lowered to 5 Robux to compensate for the removal of Tickets. Items sold with a Ticket price had their price converted to Robux at a rate of 17:1.

Not all catalog items underwent an automatic conversion to their value according to the rate. On May 5, 2016, a hat called "Gentleman's Spring Hat" was temporarily sold for 100 Tickets on the catalog by mistake. This was changed two days after release to 100 Robux, but some players obtained the item before the price was fixed.

Tickets were not automatically converted to Robux if they were not spent before April 14, 2016. This meant that if an inactive player did not convert all their tickets to Robux by April 14, 2016, they lost access to their ticket balance.

Due to the removal of tickets, most of the items that cost tickets have gone off sale forever except a few going back on-sale for sales or going Limited.

Since the removal of Tickets, Robux scams have skyrocketed, because Robux can now only be obtained through purchase with real currency, clothing, trading, group funds, etc.

Temporary Reintroduction (May 23, 2024 - May 28, 2024)[]

Classic Event Tix

The new 2024 icon for Tix, used in The Classic.

On May 20th, 2024, Roblox announced that Tix would be returning to the platform temporarily in honour of The Classic. However, instead of being used as currency, Tix would be used as points to be renewed for Classic-themed items throughout the event. Roblox has also stated that you can still keep the Tix you didn’t spend even after the event ended, and to “keep an eye out” for more chances to renew Tix and Tokens, hinting at more possible Tix usages.

Trivia[]

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • Despite the removal of tickets, the Tickets icon is still present in the Roblox files, as TixIcon.png
  • While Tickets are now gone, they were not removed from the website entirely until 2020. They were hidden and couldn't be used in any way. One was able to view their Ticket balance here until the end of 2019.
  • Several users have called this event "The Great Depression of 2016", as people who relied on ticket-to-Robux trading for profit lost their only way of getting money without paying real-life currencies.
  • Some users believed this change was an early April Fools' Day joke, as the announcement came two weeks before April 1.
  • Despite the removal of Tix, its logo was updated in 2017 for an unknown reason.
  • Despite the mobile app layout changing in late 2015 to early 2016 and the removal of Tix in 2016, the mobile icon remained in the game files until client v. 2.484.425477 from July 9, 2021, when it was entirely removed.
Ticketsatapi

Tickets still being visible in the API.

Gallery[]


References[]

2. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/transitioning-away-from-tickets/23331 [This Page is private or no longer exists]

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