The Big Stink: jaredvaldez4 and 1dev2’s “Welcome to the Town of Robloxia”

Welcome to a new segment called The Big Stink, where we cover what’s making a huge stink in the community. This segment will be on a no-schedule basis due to the unpredictability of what the community will make a stink about it. Today, we’ll be talking about the rumors of jaredvaldez4 and 1dev2’s “Welcome to the Town of Robloxia” being stolen and then uncopylocked.

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Feature Review: Water (and other user creations!)

On Tuesday, the Roblox development team pushed water out to the live release. It was being beta tested on the site for a while, and now the general Robloxia population can now use it. The Roblox blog post documenting it can be found here:

If you’ve been through science classes about water and fluids, you should know about Archimedes’ principle (in a nutshell: the upward force of an object in a fluid is equal to the weight of the amount of fluid it displaces). This will particularly be important if you want to build boats and other things that will float. The development team posted an article about buoyancy here (advanced science/math warning!):

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Base War Down, Forever?

It never was suspected, but the game Base War was broken and closed by its creator. He left very little information, save that the updates broke key gameplay and that it wouldn’t be able to function. The question is, will it be down forever? The answer won’t be known for now. Now, I’m going to take a page from my personal experience. I am friends with a somewhat famous Robloxian, Channy97. He had a game which name was (he changed it a lot) Dead Island. Now, the reason the game went down was because of updates to Roblox that broke core gameplay. So the problem is, what’s causing all of this? Why does Roblox keep making updates that keep breaking games? And will they ever fix them? We’ll find out soon. Stay tuned.