I joined ROBLOX a little over three years ago, knowing next to nothing about its huge and passionate community. I started as essentially a tech blogger, but went on to do so much more, from helping build a team of savvy gaming people to launching the Twitch channel to getting our community’s success stories in the press. Doing all that stuff, it quickly became clear that your enthusiasm and creativity were the real keys to my (and ROBLOX’s) success.
I had the opportunity to get to know a lot of you, whether you consider yourself a gamer, or a builder, or a game developer, or a designer, or a YouTuber, or an artist, or a troll, or however you title yourself, and help put your creativity in the spotlight. While I didn’t get to meet most of you face to face, I still feel like I made friends, even if we only met in a game and aren’t officially friends because 200 FRIENDS MAX GRRRR PLZ JUST FOLLOW INSTEAD.
I’m going to miss being part of the ROBLOX team. There’s excitement in the air about the future of the platform. There’s an omnipresent and never-ending energy emanating from the community. It’s a fun place to work because, every day, you guys build new stuff that makes our jobs as game-loving people spreading awareness of ROBLOX so much more unpredictable and spontaneous.
And you care about ROBLOX. Doing Twitch streams and social media and blog articles and contests is no fun without a passionate audience. That’s not a problem at ROBLOX.
I’m taking off from ROBLOX on a happy note. I’m going to use this summer to catch up on personal creative projects that I’ve had to put on hold because, well, time. I’m going to see parts of the world I’ve never seen before. I’m going to try to connect with people in a totally different way.
I’m not planning to disappear. Maybe you’ll see me back again someday. If not at ROBLOX, then hopefully somewhere else in the game industry.
For now, keep creating, keep learning, and make sure to keep sending JackInTheBlox and NobleDragon and ScreenMe and everyone else insane Twitch chats about animal fax and cheesy snacks and beards and pizza and swoops and CODE! (don’t actually do that one) and dinosaurs and … I don’t even know what I’m talking about anymore. Those guys are awesome and love the community, so keep up the support. Follow the foot.
Again, it’s been real. Really real. I’ve had a great run of three years. I’ll miss my co-workers and all of you from the community, but I know there are only more good things on the horizon.
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