July 12th 2020

GOODBLOX Grows Again!

Introducing PizzaBoxer – the newest member of the GOODBLOX Team! He has joined the ranks of our Development team as a full-time programmer. His specialty is PHP and C#. We’re all excited to have him aboard and can’t wait to see what magic tricks he can work with the software.

PizzaBoxer is unfortunately the victim of spontaneous arm-loss onsite and torso-loss ingame. He says he’d appreciate some friend requests and some support to help him gain his limbs back. In his words, he also says you should “remember to pay your taxes or you’ll end up armless like me >:(“.

He will be helping the Moderation team off and on and is already super busy with projects. You can PM him to say “Hi” or give suggestions for his place. Please don’t ask PizzaBoxer for stuff or ask scripting questions. We can’t have him getting distracted!

Hooray for PizzaBoxer!
– Jiquor

July 12th 2020

Black Iron Gift of Pwnage

The masked malefactor has struck again! Late last night, he sent the web site into maintenance and distributed the gift to thousands of GOODBLOXian homes. We reported his motives a couple of days ago.

Users found that they got this mysterious (and shiny) blue box if they didn’t have a 1-day ban or more on their account record. He left a sale tag for the staff team as well, which appears to expire in 48 hours from now.

Now we have a cryptic news wire from the GOODBLOX Police commissioner Carl Burgundy:

Police Report                                          ID: 5f3759df

We’re having trouble getting to the Root of this problem. The thing is, it doesn’t square with everything we know about GOODBLOXians. See, most of them don’t break into places and leave gifts. This guy is doing the inverse. And he’s doing it fast.

The commissioner also pointed out that all the houses burglarized this time belonged to known advanced-level bloxxers and up. Whoever broke into their houses must be either supremely confident or insane. In any case, they’re dangerous and citizens should not attempt to apprehend them themselves.

– Jiquor
GOODBLOX Creative Director

July 10th 2020

Christmas…in July?

Wait a second – this is July. Why are we suddenly being festive? The answer is all over the website – some burglar broke into thousands of GOODBLOXian homes over the last few days. Nobody reported that anything was stolen, but users are beginning to see a lot of festivities around their levels and profile pages.

However, this is GOODBLOX – this means that not every box is exactly the same as it was back in 2007. That would be boring! This sort of on-site event may look familiar to some members of our community.

One thing is for sure, there’s a crazy man with a sack of gifts on the loose and no one knows when he will strike again!

Be sure to check out the rest of our updates here, with thanks from Pizzaboxer and KJF.

– Jiquor
GoodBlox Creative Director

July 10th 2020

The Semi-Finals!

Hello there everyone – Jiquor here again with some exciting news. We have recently completed the quarter-finals after some problems and we’re happy to get started on the semi-finals. We’ve been extremely busy this week which is why there has been a delay. Because of this, I am sad to say that I am departing back to my shelter-in-place spot on Friday night and that means I won’t be able to stream the last three matches. Sorry! I will have them pre-recorded to be premiered on YouTube once that becomes available. You can find my channel here.

To the people that lost in the quarter-finals, you had a chance to be thrown into a random numeral generator to participate once again in the semi-finals to fight another team for third place. Congratulations to the Crimson Embers for being the lucky team to fight yet again in the semi-finals.

With this being said, here’s how the last four matches will work out. Read the details below very carefully.
1. The semifinals and final may be extended in length to one hour (two 30-minute sessions).
2. The two winners go to the finals, and the two losers fight for third place. This means there are four matches left to go.
3. Only participants in the tournament will be eligible to claim prizes. If you were part of a team, but did not show up, even if the team you were in won, you do not get anything. Nope, nada, zilch, zip, zero. Don’t complain to me about it – this was on you, so be there on time when it’s your turn.
4. Message Telamon on-site or Jiquor on Discord two hours before your match starts to signify a valid delay of your tournament time. In order for this to be eligible, the other team has to confirm the change with you. If the deadline passed to message somebody, you have no choice; you must play with whatever members of your team show up. If no members show up, the other team wins by default. If nobody from either team shows up, a random number generation will determine who gets to advance to the final round.
5. All guidelines in the previous blog post still apply (click to read).
6. Finally, anyone caught shooting through the lobby walls will be kicked from the server. Do not do it.

Here’s the roster for the semi-finals.

Remember:  4,000 GOODBUX and 5 Builders Club memberships are on the line, so get your act together. Gamer3D had made a trophy for this event back in 2007 to be given to the winning team. (You’ll be able to wear it on your head like a hat – you’ll look ridiculous but everyone will know you’re a deadly with a paintball gun.) Be sure to be the winning team to win this item with fierce determination!

Best of luck.
– Jiquor
GoodBlox Creative Director

July 1st 2020

Paintball Tournament Updates!

June, June, June! Incredible paintball action! Skilled athletes, armed to the teeth, have won against various teams to move up in the quarter-finals! Six teams enter the gauntlet to compete for the top prizes, but only one team of five players can win! It’s all going down July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Mark your calendars! We made the diagram easier to understand in this update as well, and match times were (mostly) carefully accounted for this time.

If you are competing in the quarter-finals make sure your team knows when they’re all supposed to show up. 4,000 GOODBUX and 5 Builders Club memberships are on the line, so get your act together. Gamer3D had made a trophy for this event back in 2007 to be given to the winning team. (You’ll be able to wear it on your head like a hat – you’ll look ridiculous but everyone will know you’re a deadly with a paintball gun.) Be sure to be the winning team to win this item with fierce determination!

Here is the updated tournament schedule. Save this image to view a larger-sized version of it.

Jiquor will be managing all aspects of this tournament as per usual. He is the ultimate referee and what he says goes. When the dust settles, he’ll let us know who to award prizes to. Jiquor is back home until the 10th, so he may be difficult to contact at times. The semi-final and the final will also be live-streamed on Twitch!

Finally, don’t forget to check out the PTB team visors in the Catalog – support your favorite team with a piece of PTB memorabilia. We’ll be increasing the prices of these visors after the tournament, so act fast!

July 1st 2020

Sale of Independence

Hey there GOODBLOXians! We’ve made it more than halfway through this horrible year. However, that doesn’t mean it was horrible on GOODBLOX! We’ve made some awesome feats recently, and it’s almost Independence Day as well. Those feats include reaching 5,000 registered accounts onsite, celebrating another Showcase, making big changes to how games work, and ironing out some important bugs. That’s why I thought, “What couldn’t be more exciting than an on-site catalog sale?”

That’s why we’ve decided to run a sale from July 2nd, 2020 at 1:00p.m PST (UTC -8) to July 5th, 2020 at 1:00p.m. PST. There will be some amazing new items coming to GOODBLOX, there will be items coming on-sale, going off-sale, and being sold at discounted prices.

We also had a poll which lasted for a short time where users could vote on their favorite items to be featured during the Sale of Independence. Keep in mind that this blog post serves as a preview for some of the items that are being featured during the Sale, but this isn’t all of them. Way more than what’s listed below will be featured during the Sale of Independence. With that said, here they are!

Some items that are going back on-sale:

Some items being sold at a discount:

New items coming to GOODBLOX:

Left: Headband Of Sneaky Pwnage – by doc
Center: Fish Face – by Tawny (with help from Jiquor)
Right – American Styles – by Corviinus on ROBLOX

Additional information

Be sure to pick up a long-awaited item that’s being released on the 4th of July. It’s been in our catalog for nearly a year, and we’re finally excited to release it. You can only get it on this day. After Independence Day has passed, it will never be obtainable again (and not even during any other Independence Days in other years) unless we add Limited items and trading, which is extremely, extremely, EXTREMELY unlikely. In fact, don’t even think about it because it’s not going to happen especially while I’m still around. When I move on in 2021, that might change? We’ll just have to wait and see. . .

Also, we’re pleased to announce that Gear items will exclusively become available before Summer ends (hopefully in July like I originally thought). We hope this feature gives users a chance to create more epic games on GOODBLOX, and we hope that people will spice up their avatars with great looks. See the poll results below.

Finally, Political Top Hat won the sale poll, having 32 votes total. This item will come out during the sale for 150 G$ and it will not be available after the sale ends.

We hope that our game days have prepped people’s wallets for purchasing items during this GOODBLOX catalog sale. Keep going – this isn’t the end of your adventure!

~ Jiquor
GOODBLOX Creative Director