Some time ago, Roblox made a new feature. What is it? It is UGC Creators? Have you heard about it? UGC is abbreviated from User-Generated Content. This is a feature which permits selected Roblox users to be able to publish their own items and sell them to other users.
This feature is associated with the Avatar Shop but it can also be applied to other parts of the Roblox site such as Plugins and Models. It is because they are also considered as types of user generated content.
If someone makes an accessory with this feature, it is able to be viewed under the Community Creations category in the Avatar Shop. You may wonder when this feature was announced because you have never heard about it. Well, at RDC 2015 this feature was initially announced but its confirmation was declared at RDC 2019. On August 15th, 2019 this feature was released to certified users on the site. Before it was released, Roblox has confirmed that this feature will only be permitted to certain users who have worked previously with Roblox for modeling and texturing purposes.
If a user publishes an accessory using this feature, they are able to insert customized descriptions, a Robux price and much more information. However, you need to note that if you release limited unique items and make existing items limited, it is restricted to Roblox. There is a statement from Roblox that they want to move in direction where creators are able to publish their own limited items to sell to other users. However, they are not able to do it because of the minimal amount of creators in the program.
On December 6th, 2019, there was information that the star creator will be given the ability to ask User Generated Content items to be created per TheMeganPlays’ tweet. Some chosen star creators had the ability to request an item early to test the feature. Originally, the managers of Roblox catalog allow MeganPlays’ item be created to test the feature. However, her item was turned into a blank item uploaded by Roblox account. Then, a copy of them was re-uploaded and now can be bought. Now, star creators can upload one accessory per month.
You may wonder about the UGC items. Here are some items of UGC.
- Friendly Shark
- Black Fluffed Hair
- Black Funny Pack
- 3D Antlers
- 3D Bunny Ears
- Brite Juice Drink
- Broken Heart’ Edge
- Brown Charming Ponytail
- Adorable Long Black Hair
- Anime School Girl
- Black and Red Short Anime Hair
- Blue Magical Fairy Pigtails
- and many more
Then, who are the selected creators who are permitted to upload their own creations without request? There are 60 creators and some of them are Antilique, Aotrou, hu2an, Olicai, Onigiri_Tsuki, Latchie, Lukacors, TamBrush, MainGag, Ellzd, maplestick, Urbanize and many more.
Also, there are 9 selected accounst which were used for testing. Who are they? They are Games, clockwork, hatsoffto2019, n00b3n, thegreatvolare2, takewhatyoucan, B3ntheHammer, cactusjfk, and Osyris.
However, this UGC feature gets some criticism. One of them is because of the potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by Roblox, low efforts or unoriginal ideas. Also, it has been criticized by the trading community for fears of limited and limited unique items which drop in value.