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Over the 10 years that ROBLOX has been around, it has quite a large history.

Pre-2009:

See pre 2009 Roblox history.

2009-2011:

See 2009-2011 Roblox history.

2012:

January 2012

  • January 6th: ROBLOX Studio for the Mac reaches beta stages.
  • January 13th: Hack Week begins, and Universes are shown and tested.
  • January 18th: Water, buoyancy, and ropes are shown.
  • January 20th: New dynamic lighting is shown.
  • January 21st: ROBLOX games can now be played on more internet browsers.
  • January 26th: Video thumbnails are shown.

February 2012

  • February 8th: ROBLOX users can now buy ROBLOX cards at F.Y.E. and EB Games.

March 2012

  • March 6th: ROBLOX takes down the Ambassador Program which was started in 2010.
  • March 19th: ROBLOX improves their Network Physics
  • March 20th: ROBLOX gets first job at Game Developer Conference.
  • March 29th: ROBLOX introduces video/image portraits for places.

April 2012

  • April 1st: ROBLOX gets hacked and temporarily shuts down, presumably for an April Fools joke. The trade currency feature and purchases for the catalog is also temporarily disabled.
  • April 6th: ROBLOX's Interpolation Code is improved, resulting in smooth motion of objects.

May 2012

  • Around May 4th; ROBLOX shuts down many places in order to apply an exploit-prevention plugin for all of the places. When the plugin was finished, however, it caused raycast and debris functions to not function properly.
  • Around May, ROBLOX updates the selection after purchase log.
  • May 15th: The demonstration of the new V2 and V3 bodies was shown, resulting in dislike among some users regarding the bodies.
  • May 18th: Trading System is nearly close towards completion.

June 2012

  • June 4th: Roblox Studio 2.0 Beta is launched
  • June 5th: Water arrives in Roblox.

July 2012

  • July 12th: The Trading System was finally added.
  • July 12th: Man and Lady Roblox 3.0 packages are added to the catalog but is not placed on sale yet. The packages are, however, met with heavy criticism by many Roblox users due to its questionable appearance.
  • July 15th: ROBLOX releases the Hall Of Fame for Roblox Game Conference 2012 (RCG 2012)
  • July 17th: Man and Lady is put on sale but is met with heavier criticism from many Roblox users.
  • July 19th: ROBLOX shows a demonstration of new look of ROBLOX and graphics.

August 2012

  • August 3rd: Roblox deletes the Bytecode to prevent future exploitiation in Roblox.

September 2012

  • September 5th: Roblox discontinues support for Mac OS X 10.5.
  • September 15th: Roblox releases the first Game Template, which is a CTF.
  • September 17th: Game Passes are created.
  • September 18th: TIME names ROBLOX one of the 50 best sites of 2012.

October 2012

  • October 8th: You can now allow and sell specific gear on your game page.
  • October 19th: Roblox for the iPad is first announced.
  • October 23rd: Three more Game Templates are made: Control Points, Free for All, and Team Deathmatch.

November 2012

  • November 14th: 100,000 users play ROBLOX at the same time.
  • November 29th: Giftsplosion 2012 begins, starting with the ROBLOX Newshound Gift.

December 2012

2013:

January 2013

  • January 10th: Contest for a ROBLOX Studio splash screen starts
  • January 12th: ROBLOX prototypes the Future Look of it again.
  • January 18th: Fast parts are released.
  • January 22th: ROBLOX Mobile Now Supports Vehicles and Chat on All Devices.
  • January 24th: ROBLOX needed help on finding the location for RGC 2013.
  • January 31th: Contest for a ROBLOX Studio splash screen ends.

February 2013

  • February 1st: ROBLOX Presents LEGO® Hero Factory: Brain Attack and releases Roblox Studio 2013.
  • February 2nd: ROBLOX Studio 2013 is released.
  • February 11th: Erik Cassel loses his long battle with cancer.
  • February 12th: Well Worn Hat is renamed Erik Cassel's Hat in honor of him.
  • February 15th: ROBLOX Presidents Day Sale starts.
  • Febuary 22nd: ROBLOX Presidents Day Sale ends.
  • February 27th: ROBLOX Tests Automated Web.

March 2013

  • March 1st: Three Design Contests Are Up and Running.
  • March 8th: RGC 2013 is renamed BLOXcon.
  • March 21st: Multiple Copy Owning and Trading of Limited Items is available for BCers.
  • March 25th: The ROBLOX Egg Hunt 2013 starts.

April 2013

  • April 1st: In the forums tab, every forum is renamed to memes for Aprils Fool Day 2013.
  • April 4th: New rendering code is shipped, improving performance, particularly in the context of rendering static environments on slow and/or dated hardware. Also, bevels are removed permanently
  • April 5th: The ROBLOX Egg Hunt 2013 ends.
  • April 11th: Transactions are only 15% (1 day only!)
  • April 16th: ROBLOX implants selling multiple copies of limited items.

May 2013

  • May 2nd: ROBLOX implements in-game item selling.
  • May 7th: ROBLOX fixed the ex-BC multi-place glitch.
  • May 9th: Dynamic Lighting is released.
  • May 24th: ROBLOX Memorial Day Sale starts.
  • May 29th: ROBLOX Memorial Day Sale ends.

June 2013

  • Around June: Players can earn exclusive summer hats by redeeming cards during this month.
  • June 7th: ROBLOX announces Paid Access.
  • June 11th: The "Top Grossing" Sort is added to the main "Games" page.
  • June 12th: The ROBLOX Catalog glitch, making most common hats of ROBLOX, 1 tix. Intern Merely confirmed that this was just a bug and was going to be fixed soon.
  • June 18th: A cosmetic overhaul for individual pages of games is released, which adds a "Thumbs Up" rating system.

July 2013

  • July 11th: ROBLOX adds Liquid Game Page, which provides a more modern, streamlined appearance to the game pages.
  • July 15th: Due to many complaints from the community, ROBLOX adds 4 more game slots for former Builders Club members who do not currently have membership.
  • July 16th: Paid Access is officially added to ROBLOX.
  • July 22th: ROBLOX adds outlines.

August 2013

  • August 21th: ROBLOX adds outlines as an option.
  • August 29th: ROBLOX Labor Day Sale starts.

September 2013

  • September 2nd: ROBLOX Labor Day Sale ends.
  • September 19th: International Talk like a Pirate Day sale starts.
  • September 21st: Virtual BLOXcon goes live from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
  • September 24th: Price Floors are released. The minimum price for t-shirts; 10 ROBUX or 100 TIX. The minimum price for shirts and pants; 25 ROBUX or 300 TIX.
  • September 25th: User-made audio is introduced, receiving positive reviews.
  • September 26th: A message to the community about Price Floors is sent, which can be found at this link: [1]
  • September 30th: Dynamic lighting shadow support is released.

Unknown date in September

  • ROBLOX allowed 60 fps, but after a few days, it is disallowed until final optimizations are finished.

October 2013

  • October 1st: BLOXtober 2013 starts. Also, New animation movements to ROBLOXians are released, but they end up receiving heavy criticism.
  • October 2nd: 60 FPS return. Plus, ROBLOX shows a sneak peek of it's official animation tool. Once released, people everywhere will ditch user-made animation tools for that one.
  • October 3rd: The Price Floor for shirts and pants is reduced to 100 TIX and 10 ROBUX and T-shirts, 20 TIX and 2 ROBUX, and some of the criticism dies down.
  • October 11th: All Packages are now available to non-BC users.[2]
  • October 22th: Users can now change their usernames for the price of 1000 ROBUX.
  • October 25th: As a joke, Shedletsky changes the forum's names to names that involve the Doge[3] meme. Various frontpage games also had Doge in their thumbnails, and/or titles.
  • October 28th: Multiple updates are released;
    • The forum layout gets a revamp, receiving mixed reviews.
    • 6 new material textures are released.
    • The existing material textures get updated.

November 2013

  • Somewhere in November: Thanksgiving event begins.
  • November 29th: ROBLOX Black Friday Sale starts.

December 2013

  • December 2nd: Giftsplosion event is beginning!
  • December 7th: Bigger terrain building and BloxCast is launched.
  • December 9th: Winter games are going to be launched later.
  • December 12th: HTTP requests update.
  • December 13th: Surface gui is added!
  • December 16th: Hack week is beginning!
  • December 17th: Siege of Quebec game is running on with free virtual hats.
  • December 18th: Game Universes are in test
  • December 19th: Giftsplosion 2013 event ended.

2014:

January 2014

  • January 15th: Users can now upload audio up to 120 seconds for 100 R$.
  • January 16th: Users can now download studio plugins for ROBLOX Studio instead of downloading plugins via third-party websites.
  • January 28th: Developer Stats are published.[4]
  • January 30th: Users can now upload character animations for 30 R$ using the animation plugin.
  • January 31st: The ROBLOX 2014 Winter Games begin.

February 2014

  • February 6th: Intellisense & Wiki Integration Now Available in ROBLOX Studio.[5]
  • February 8th: ROBLOX launches their Twitch channel with a 3 hour livestream.
  • February 10th: The 2014 Winter Games end
  • February 14th: President's Day sale 2014 starts
  • February 18th: President's Day sale 2014 ends
  • February 28th: Developer Products (Also know as Consumables) go live

March 2014

  • March 3rd: Game Universes go live.[6]
  • March 28th: A new Roblox Rendering Engine comes into use, the old one being discharged.[7]

April 2014

  • April 1st: An April Fools joke about ROBLOX bodies becoming cats was broadcast.
  • April 2nd: A superhero costume contest was made, the BLOX Faire is announced. Also, Developer Exchange gets doubled.
  • April 3rd: Supersafe Chat was removed.
  • April 4th: The 2014 BLOXY awards are introduced.
  • April 10th: ROBLOX Studio is given a new interface.
  • April 11th: The Roblox Easter Egg Hunt 2014 opens but closes due to bugs.
  • April 14th: The Roblox Easter Egg Hunt 2014 re-opens.
  • April 15th: Player Points are announced, which are given when someone spends ROBUX. A new Health Bar has been introduced as well. Also, the Roblox 2014 Easter Egg Hunt closes once again for updating and bug fixes.
  • April 21st: A Developer Console is released, which can be toggled by pressing F9 in a player's game.
  • April 22nd: Clan Points are released in beta.
  • April 23rd: The Roblox Easter Egg Hunt 2014 closes.
  • April 24th: New Terrain textures are released.
  • April 25th: Player Points are reset.
  • April 29th: New skyboxes are released.[8]

May 2014

June 2014

  • June 5th: Player Points multiply 100x more than the former rate.
  • June 6th: Environment Maps and Dynamic Reflections are released. Further details can be found here.[14][15]
  • June 7th: ROBLOX's LEGO Ideas Building Contest begins.[16]
  • June 8th: Submissions for the 2014 BLOXY Awards close, as well as voting for the 2014 Hall of Fame Awards.
  • June 10th: ROBLOX announces the return of Behind the BLOX.[17]
  • June 12th: New character animations are introduced. This resulted in criticism from famous competitors on NWoR and even BubbaAce37 himself. The /e animations get an upgrade.
  • June 21st: The Virtual BLOXcon 2014 event takes place. Also, the 2014 Mid-Summer Night's Sale begins roughly around 9 P.M. PST, and ends the next day in the afternoon.
  • June 23rd: Players can no longer buy/sell Player Points as a currency.
  • [Exact Date Unknown][Not announced until June 24th]: Roblox adds to their physics engine with rocket jumps, jump pads, and other varying additions.[18]The new physics upgrade upsets many players due to the fact that users are unable to walk when lunging a sword, and because users slide for a split second after walking.
  • June 26th: The new physics engine gets updated. Excluding the sword lunging problem, bugs have been fixed, and small details have been edited.

July 2014

  • July 2nd: The ROBLOX 2014 Summer Games begin.
  • July 2nd: A new interface on ROBLOX is introduced to some users. This includes shifting all features into one row and the search feature becoming more enhanced. THis interface will be gradually introduced overtime.
  • July 12th: The ROBLOX 2014 Summer Games temporarily shutdown due to exploiters.
  • July 15th: 3D Thumbnails for user avatars and catalog items are released in beta to select users. Also, The ROBLOX 2014 Summer Games reopen, and the exploiting is fixed for the 5 select games.
    • Note: The winners from July 12th did not get a prize due to the fact that the Summer Games closed before the day ended.
    • July 24th: The Summer Games  event ends.
  • July 28: New Loading Screens were added.
    • Note: The Powered by ROBLOX tagline is on the top left corner of screen.
  • July 31st: ROBLOX's LEGO Ideas Building Contest ends.
  • [Unknown date in July]: The submission/voting deadline for ROBLOX's LEGO Ideas Building Contest is extended from July 20th to July 30th.

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