Tickets (shortened to "Tix" or "Tx") is a discontinued currency and was one of the two currencies of ROBLOX. Compared to the primary currency, ROBUX, Tickets had very little value. 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 Catalog items and on advertisements.
All users earned 10 as a daily login bonus. When the Ambassador program was still running, you earned 2 per link each day.
- Main article: Catalog
When tickets still existed, users were able to purchase certain items using their Tickets through the Catalog, including hats, faces, and user-created content. You could also earn tickets yourself by making your own clothing, such as T-Shirts. Clothing designers who sold clothing in Tickets earned 70% of all revenue received from that item. Regular users earned 10% of all revenue and 90% if they were in Builders Club.
RoblEX (Trade Currency)
- Main article: RoblEX
RoblEX, commonly known as the Currency Exchange, was a feature which allowed you to trade in your Tickets for ROBUX and vice versa. This in turn created the ROBLOX economy as the price of Tickets and ROBUX changed through supply and demand. You could earn a substantial amount of profit by buying a large amount of ROBUX for a lower price, then exchanging them later for a larger sum of Tickets.
Along with Tickets, RoblEX was removed on April 14, 2016.
There are several reasons why Tickets were discontinued. The following reasons were cited in the blog post:
- Tickets had caused confusion and delay for first-time users. By removing Tickets, ROBLOX will be simplified from the UI to the catalog to user-accounting.
- More free items are intended to be released; avatar customization without ROBUX will continue to be creative and rich, migrating towards a fully community-driven catalog.
- Remove incentive for people to login every day simply for the Ticket bonus and create alt accounts for more.
- ROBLOX plans to create a community-controlled catalog, which would let ROBLOX developers to make body parts, hats, gear, animations and other things.
Tickets were not automatically converted to ROBUX, if they were not spent by April 14, 2016.
ROBLOX also announced plans to unveil a new rich achievement and reward system to replace the Ticket bonus. Currency Exchange was also removed at this time. Additionally, the price floor was lowered to 5 to compensate for these changes. Items sold with a Ticket price will have their price converted to ROBUX at a rate of 17:1. To celebrate the Tickets, exclusive, commemorative items were sold in the Catalog from March 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016. Currency trading rates were expected to fluctuate during this time period.
These changes were tested on ROBLOX's GameTest1 site to test the economy before implementing this change. This was done to see if removing Tickets was a viable option.
A large number of users were unhappy and angry with this change and voiced their disapproval on the Forums.
Several users also believed this change was an April Fools' Day joke, as the announcement and removal took place between March and early April.
When the update came, approximately 1-5 million users has quit ROBLOX and is down to approximately 50-500 thousand users. Due to players quitting, ROBLOX will lose money because of the Tickets removal making players quit. The reason users quit is because Tickets helped users get Robux and to buy cool stuff, and the feature was removed and now they could hardly buy items in the Catalog and has to pay real money to get Robux.
The Tix update caused Chaos. New users are stuck with their default characters, and these new users are being made fun of by most players by being called "Noobs" and being called "Ugly". Tix helped Developers get Tix by place visits to trade for Robux and to exchange Robux for Real Money using Dev-Ex, but now Developers are getting less Robux and Dev-Ex became useless. NBC'ers who used Tix now has to pay real money in order to buy Robux to buy items in the Catalog.
Also some users started to rumour that Tix will return someday, although it is unknown.
- ↑ https://en.help.roblox.com/hc/en-us/articles/203313180-Selling-Clothes
- ↑ http://blog.roblox.com/2016/03/saying-goodbye-to-tickets/
- ↑ http://www.roblox.com/My/Money.aspx#/#TradeCurrency_tab
Tix was actually not fully removed. You can't see it on the ROBLOX site but you could still see your Tix in this link: http://www.roblox.com/mobileapi/userinfo
People thought the Tix update was an April fools joke. This was posted on the forums.
When the Tix update was announced, there were Funeral games and Memorial Games of Tix. In those Games, the song "See you Again" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth was played.
You could still see the items you purchased with Tix in this link: https://www.roblox.com/my/money.aspx#/#MyTransactions_tab
In userstyles.org, there are 2 styles called "Roblox 2009" and "Roblox 2011". These styles bring back the layout of ROBLOX back in 2009 or 2011. You can see the Tix tab on the Top right white box on your screen. However, this is just a display, this is not the actual Tix.