My name is Vultraz; I am an ex-editor who has left this wiki because I am now pursuing a higher education, and no longer play ROBLOX. (Occasionally, in a bout of boredom, I may return for around five minutes or so, make a few edits to everything, then leave again.)
I joined ROBLOX under the username Vultraz in 2008. (Vultraz was the name of a toy in a once very popular but since deceased toy series, the LEGO Bionicle series.) The first game I played was PCbut's (if I recall correctly) Soda Factory.
Back in those days, people played ROBLOX for fun. They were literate (unlike those of today), friendly, and knew how to work together. ROBLOX didn't have many bugs, and, in my opinion, the cartoony Comic Sans font and grey boxes for GUI, and the health bar on the side of your screen that was slapped together quickly by the devs looked much better than today's more "modern" style. When the GUI was changed to sleek black (I think in 2010), it left a bit of a hole in my heart.
2009 was the heyday of ROBLOX in terms of new content - trusses, materials, an all-new palette of 64 colours.. Oh, and who can't remember so many people getting confused because motors didn't automatically rotate things that they were attached to (you had to modify a property of the block it was attached to, but that's done automatically now), or the old jump sounds, and the glitches where you'd fall on your head and fly off the map when your ROBLOXian righted itself? When you died, there was no blood on your screen.. you just died.
Who can't remember Survival 101, 202, 303, 404, by Davidii? Survival: The Apocalypse, by Garnold? What about Civilization (both of them), by Nefix? Ultimate Build, by B0BBA, just as it was getting started back in '09? Base Wars, back in '09? Iron Cafe (not the filthy ODer nest it is now), just when it was getting started? Galleons and Plane Wars, by Wingman8? Solar Conquest by cocoawarrior? Space Explorers, by Y0SH1M4N? Let's go further back! Builderman's old hotel (who is no longer Builderman)! Uberubert's Farm Tycoon, Donut Factory, and Grow-a-Brick (The original ones), Wargod99's Oil Tycoon, Dignity's places (when he was still benign)? All of these places getting thrown back into your face.
Remember when the Stamp tool didn't exist? There was no ROBLOX Studio 2.0; no such thing as "Ambient Occlusion", no materials, no neon colours, CIRCLE STUDS, no "universal" stud type, and the ROBLOX Forums were filled with (no, I'm serious) people that were actually HELPFUL. People put their time and work into building places, and learning how to script. And, for some reason, old ROBLOX is much less laggy on my old computer than new ROBLOX is on my new computer. Since they brought in the interns that weren't Clockwork, Shedletsky, or David.Baszuckii, or any of the other originals, there's been horrendously sloppy coding going on for the ROBLOX software. Of course, none of the playerbase know what a "memory leak" is, so when a question's asked about this, the admins can usually say "get a better computer" and leave. Guests? Were treated much more respectfully than they area now.
I remember once joining a castle-building place where I got angry at a person for deleting my buildings, then swore my head off until I got banned.. That was the place where I got my first friend, lowfn. I joined a group (well, groups didn't exist then, it was more of a close circle of friends), called EFS (Earth Federation Starfleet, now called Federation Starfleet). It was headed by Swordsman524. I was rank Engineering Commodore, since I was the most proficient scripter there at the time. I created all kinds of wacky things that didn't really fit in the Star Trek universe. Tie-fighters were one example (lol), and I created several GIANT (and I mean GIANT) freakin' ships that MOVED in space. They had brightly furnished houses on them, docking bays for smaller ships, storage areas, engine areas, a very nice captain's cabin from which he could step on buttons that controlled the ship (I did have a mind for architecture, mind you, so it's not that they looked bad, it's just that they didn't fit in the Star Trek universe.) I made a freakin' SUICIDE BOMBER plane, for Telamons sake. (Ohh, I remember the disappointment of Swordsman524 when he saw those.) I created those ships, weapons, fighters, interceptors, space stations, and all of those didn't fit with the Star Trek universe. The list went on and on.
The next group I joined was a little martial arts place that was called Tae Kwon Chip (its leader was "Chipmunks", IIRC). I rose through the ranks, and eventually became a master in the martial arts. I was one of the first few members, and the group gradually grew and grew and grew and grew.. I scripted little kung-fu move hopperbins (jump, front-flip, back-flip, punch, kick, etc.). I created training courses, etc, and etc. One of the other teachers (which I remember distinctly) was "lillian12345".
Ahh, the days. I remember trying to convince my friends at school to play ROBLOX. Nicholas, James, Brandon, , Anthony, Bryan, and Tyler, they were called. Nicholas and Tyler were the diminuitive figures in the class. Nicholas had semi-blonde hair, but one of my most distinct memories of him that I'll never forget was when he tried to eat an entire pack of wasabi. After consuming it, he went to the nearest trash-bin, vomited in it, came back 5 minutes later, and told me that he had eaten it. Tyler? A bit of a bully, I'd have to say. He was interested in the same things I was, though, and that was good enough to be my friend. He was a pokemon.. enthusiast. Sometimes he would pretend to be a pokemon and run across the school yard, screaming and holding his arms behind him as if they were wings. Anthony was his friend. He was fairly friendly, but sometimes a bully as well. Tyler and Anthony? Played games on the yard where the odds were stacked in their favor. Brandon? Never really figured much out about him. An eccentric figure, to say the least. James was Nicholas' (very, very, very tall) friend, and prior to joining ROBLOX we played Toontown, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and the like with him. Bryan? Another diminuitive figure. My voice sounds like his (which sounds like a chipmunk's) when you speed it up (but that won't matter because you probably have never heard my voice). Friendly.
War8989? Well, through the years, I had developed a sort of nostalgia for my old Toontown account, and I wished to have those days back. I looked through a list of Toontown mock-ups, and his looked the most promising, so I joined him in his project to recreate Toontown. We never really got to it. Enthusiastic in the beginning, but continuing the project all the way through is a huge commitment that I was too lazy to finish. He finished all the modeling for every place in Toontown, but I gave up on scripting the gags early on.
TheManhattanProject - hadn't really known this guy for a while. I joined him to make a little TF2 mockup. Never really got to it, just like my Toontown project.
Games that I've played:
VMK (now gone)
Toontown (account hacked)
Pirates of the Caribbean Online (account hacked)
Team Fortress 2 (account banned, made a new one, currently playing)
Planetside 2 (got bored of the endless grind)
Club Penguin (account hacked - do you see a pattern here?)
Minecraft (got bored).
Well, anyways. I joined Minecraft in Alpha, and was with it all the way to the current 1.3 update. The first multiplayer server I joined was a server called PawnCraft (owned by a guy called Pawned). So, basically, I got together with a faction, and dug a 900x900 quarry down to bedrock (WITHOUT ANY AUTOMATION WHATSOEVER), then extended it another 1000 blocks out in every direction underground. We were planning to build a city in the giant hole, which we named "The Underground". Unfortunately, the server switched maps after an update. It was quite the sight, you must've seen it. yopatrick43215, tyropyrant, Quazz31, royen1, Bloop, and RiceyShrimp, here's to ya buggers.
Planetside 2? Exciting game at first. Quit multiple times due to the P2W and constant grind. Here's to ya blokes, Digirev. The first Outfit I ever joined. MAC1, AuxiMoron, DiahrePockets, Eld1 (who is my 10th highest killer despite being on my own team), Eldi, Lampenfieber (btw, nobody knew what you were saying in voice comms most of the time).
TF2? Well, fuck. What can I say? I hopped from server to server, making no friends, until I found Aliento's Micspam Server. It's frequented by skilled players, and so far is the only public server I've seen with such skilled players. Bloody blokes: Aliento, LazyPurple, SynthesizerRadio (aka Klang the Dragon), Concluded456, fireice456, Bear, Agua Caliente (never knew where he went), Chief Hipster, Lament (the Medic), Discord (the best medic), XxAccxX (or something), and the rest of ya. Hats off to ya guys.
Oh, and hats off to all ya ROBLOX Wiki admins. I can't remember your names right now, but I'm wastin' time and I gotta go. See ya.
I left ROBLOX in 2012. Sometimes I come back, but I can't make a reliable commitment to anyone anymore.