September 24th 2020

Farewell

Jiquor with his two sports cars.

Dear GOODBLOX Community,

I have been a part of this revival since the very beginning when we first started in 2018 with Keanu73, MrPinball64, GameHero, KJF, and others. We have been through so much over these last couple years with three different iterations of GOODBLOX – this iteration being the best and most successful despite many bumps in the road we’ve been through along the way.

But I’m going to get to the point, no matter how hard it may be. I regret to tell everyone, but it must be done. I am retiring from GOODBLOX completely, which will be effective on October 1st, 2020.

My decision was set as of September 20th, 2020. I am officially retiring from the GOODBLOX community and all of what has been part of “ROBLOX” with me for more than a decade (since May 2007). I have to focus on taking care of my family in their fragile states, I have to focus on Tawny, my significant other, I have to focus on my education extremely highly (I seek a future in psychology and want to keep going with the competitive GPA I have at this moment, and the pandemic has shifted classes online which makes class participation even tougher on me), and I’m getting serious with my new hobby, which will be body work and mechanical engineering (for automotive transportation). The COVID-19 pandemic is also hiccuping my life as a whole even further than it has in the beginning of the pandemic, and there are some personal hiccups I’ve experienced this year that I won’t bring up because they’re on highly personal levels for me. But all this has made me realize what I must be focusing on – and that’s my true future.

The paintball map I worked on with our staff team.

I’m even slowly beginning to stop playing games as a whole – the only real thing I play these days is Pokemon GO, but that’s with my friends in the real world – a game in which all twelve of us play, even together as best we can. Some of those friends have come and gone within the last four years, but it’s where I feel I can truly feel connected. The stress that’s built up here as well has partially taken a mental toll on me, and I know it’s time for a newer generation of people to carry on this project.

There’s a lot more I want to write here, but that would take about fifteen pages and three hours which I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT HAVE today. My work ethic and life goals are slowly coming back into my sense of reality, and who I truly want to become. And I don’t expect to return, but if I do, it will be as a lowly asset developer and creator. I truly thank all of you for being in my presence these last few years.

Before I sign off, I want to give a special thanks to KJF for being a great mentor to me these past few years. I’ve probably learned more about game and web development from him than I’ve learned from others. It’s knowledge that I believe will come in handy.

If you want to keep in touch, the best way to do that is via Twitter, or Discord, if you have access to those. I will most likely update my Twitter more often down the road – nonetheless, keep building, GOODBLOXia.

Farewell, soon…
– Xavier Moore (Jiquor)
GOODBLOX Creative Director
Co-Owner

September 13th 2020

Introducing GOODBLOX Community Day!

We’re incredibly excited to announce GOODBLOX Community Day–a monthly worldwide event dedicated to celebrate you, the GOODBLOXians in the GOODBLOX community.

What is GOODBLOX Community Day?
GOODBLOX Community Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community to join huge servers with lots of players so you can understand what it means to be a part of this awesome community.

Once a month, we’ll host this event starring a special item, which will appear frequently in the server for just a few hours. When picked up during the event, this special item will award you 50 TIX or 5 GOODBUX. Other bonuses will be in effect during the event, such as increased Walk-speed in the event place, or double ticket earnings for people visiting your place. All bonuses are chosen by us, so each post will tell you what will be featured, and when it will be featured!

We’re constantly blown away by how well this community continues to grow and we’re also blown away by how more respectful this community has generally been lately. Remember to always be alert and follow our rules while playing and to be respectful of all players. Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out this blog and our Discord channel to learn about that month’s featured item, special bonuses, and event times.

Celebrate the first ever GOODBLOX Community Day on September 23, 2020!

Please mark your calendars so you can attend this special event. The first GOODBLOX Community Day arrives then, and it features The Golden GOODBLOXian! Explore Glass Houses with friends and affiliates to grab some Golden GOODBLOXians that award 50 Tickets for every item you collect! If you are lucky, you might collect something extraordinarily special that’s unlike all the other Golden GOODBLOXians out there on the playing field. While you’re out making new friends and exploring, your character will have increased walk-speed and jumping impulse.

Please note: while playing, all weapons will be removed to ensure a friendly and non-annoying experience for all as minimally possible.

See below for event hours. All times are in PST (UTC-8).
Americas/Canada/Greenland: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Europe/Africa/Middle East/India: 12:00 A.M – 3:00 A.M.
Asia-Pacific: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

While you’re out celebrating with players, be sure to share your experiences on your favorite social media channels with the hashtag #GOODBLOXCommunityDay. We can’t wait to hear about all the new memories you’ll be making while playing during these events!

— Jiquor
GOODBLOX Creative Director
Co-Owner

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 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
Co-Owner

May 6th 2020

GoodBlox: 1,000 Users

Last week, we reached an awesome milestone for our Revival: our 10,000th GoodBlox user account was registered by “Timothy”. I’ve seen him online occasionally, but we hope he participates in the community for a long while to come. We would love to be able to award our 1000th user some sort of prize, but we don’t have anything to give at the moment.


However, I honestly never would’ve expected to see a total of one thousand users in our growing community. I am amazed at how many of you had shown interest in our revival project, and we’re grateful for you all to be with us. I especially am grateful for our staff members who have come and gone over the years to help us keep this project strong and alive. We’ve been through some rough bumps, and we’ve still got a lot of work to do, but the most important thing is that we’re all here and we couldn’t have achieved this milestone without you. Salute!

Because of the fact that we’ve reached 1,000+ users on GoodBlox, I am pleased to announce that we’ll be having a special sale from May 8th to May 11th. Be sure to save up your currency, enter future giveaways, sell some shirts, and join our Discord server.

Maybe when the sale progresses on, our 1000th user will be fortunate enough to receive one of our most expensive sale items. But until then, look forward to this future sale which runs from May 8th to May 11th.

– Jiquor
GoodBlox Creative Director

December 19th 2019

We’re Public!

“And as those bricks forged together, more of them started to come together rapidly. The first level on ROBLOX was created from these bricks alone, but there was nothing else beside a mountain of bricks in the center of a lone baseplate. As ROBLOX continued to develop, humanoids were appearing out of thin air and they were sharing what they had to offer creatively. Updates revolutionized ROBLOXia, staff members came and left, and the virtual currency, Tickets, were banished from ROBLOX later on.
Suddenly, a glitch in the matrix opened a mysterious portal that humanoids before 2010 could see. Some entered this portal, leading them into the world of GoodBlox. To some, it seemed this place was a dream come true, or merely a mirage. Days later, more humanoids, even those created recently, saw these mysterious portals and stepped in for their next amazing adventures…”

The Chronicles of GoodBlox, V.68

GoodBloxians, we’ve done it. At its current state, the GoodBlox web site has released to the general public. GoodBlox is aimed to replicate ROBLOX as it was in the year 2008 in all its glory. We have things that ROBLOX no longer has that many players are going to enjoy, such as two currencies, the GoodBlox Forums, classic icons and renders, and so much more!
Of course, we are unable to make everything as it was 100% accurate, and that also goes to say that nothing and nobody is perfect. We are humans, and that means some errors will occur along the way, but we are doing our best to replicate everything as best as we can for our wonderful community. Some of those inaccuracies include never-before seen events, awesome new assets, and users + their unique id’s. However, we assure you that a lot of these features and items are necessary to make GoodBlox a successful revival. Remember: we welcome player input, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know

We have a new, never-before seen User Badge on GoodBlox, the Beta Tester Badge! This neat badge signifies users that have registered an account on GoodBlox during the beta testing period. All Beta Testers will also receive news, updates, and event information ahead of the general public, and some other awesome perks!

Finally, we have worked hard to bring GoodBlox to you, even during our busy lives. KJF and PrankedBro have a thrilling education, MrPinball64 is working a job and involved with other projects, and Jiquor is working three jobs, attending college, working on two projects, and supporting his significant other (whoa)! However, even if staff members have busy lives, we’re still working hard on GoodBlox and we do not plan on disappearing any time soon. The site is still not fully complete, so we rely on everyone to submit suggestions and bug reports – even some reports might qualify for virtual currency or a unique, never-before seen asset on GoodBlox!

Remember that you can always contact us by posting on the Goodblox Forums, and you can also message GoodBlox staff members on GoodBlox or the Discord server, where we all are to answer any questions, concerns, and comments you have about GoodBlox.

– Jiquor, GoodBlox Creative Director

November 4th 2019

Ads! Ads! Ads!

Advertising is now out for everyone, as you might have seen all over the site.

How It Works

To create an advertisement, go to an item/place you made and press “Advertise This Item”.

Download one of the templates, and create your ad. A good looking advertisement will make more people want to click it. After making your advertisement, upload it then select the size of your ad (this is important). Once uploaded, you can find your ad in your ad inventory

Once uploaded, you must wait for the ad to be accepted. When it is accepted, you can bid for your advertisement. You can only bid tickets, and the more you bid, the more impressions you will get. Try not to bid too much, but bid enough so people will see it. The ad will run for 24 hours.

FAQs

Why do ads just appear as black lines?

Turn off your adblocker. It’s possibly because it has the same size as a real advertisement. We won’t show you any real advertisements.

Where do the advertisements show up?

Banners show up on the top of every page (Best size to run, but many others will be running their ads there too.)
Skyscrapers will show up on the side of the games page
Large Rectangles will show up on profile pages

What if I want a custom URL for my ad?

DM KJF on discord.

Conclusion

The site looks more lively now! When games come out, you’ll be able to run ads for them too. I’m sure this will help many aspiring clothes and game makers. Have fun!

~Dylan
Community Engagement

October 5th 2019

Welcome to Goodblox!

“In the beginning, there was nothing, and that was absolute; an absolute void where only one brick, Two-By-Two, existed in this void of nothing. Two-By-Two suddenly multiplies, resizing itself, colorizing itself, and organizing itself, and ROBLOX was born. As years went by, a gap in the fabric of our delicate, blocky universe formed seemingly out of nowhere, where it felt like something vital was missing in this universe. Out of nowhere, a vintage brick set itself to the center of this gap in our blocky universe, Classic-By-Two, which multiplied and colorized itself, about the same as many years ago. Nothing tried to stop this brick, but Classic-By-Two prevailed over Nothing, growing bigger and bigger. That world is constantly expanding as we know it.”

The Chronicles of Goodblox, VI.137

Welcome one and all to Goodblox! Goodblox is a ROBLOX revival dedicated to classic ROBLOX times in the year 2008, and we’re excited that you’ve decided to view our site, and hopefully have joined our wonderful community of players. This journal was created by the Goodblox Staff Team where they can drop hints about on-goings on Goodblox, share their thoughts about different aspects of the sandbox platform, and occasionally post sneak-peeks about what’s in the works. As we keep tinkering around with the ideas of what ROBLOX used to be like during its classic period, we have ideas of our own that will benefit Goodblox as a whole, and we’re always listening to the community, even if we are all spammed with requests and messages on a daily to daily basis. We’re always listening.

One thing about the future of Goodblox we have been thinking hard about is how we are going to be able to run the most secure client ever engineered over the history of many revival projects. In the past, that has been a problem because there have been staff members that have betrayed us during our developmental period of Goodblox, and there are always people that want to exploit our project for their own fun and benefit. With the current team we have now, we can assure all of you that we are coming up with many ways to make Goodblox extremely successful, compared to the other attempts when Goodblox was being developed.

We welcome player input, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know by posting on the Goodblox Forums. You can also write to any of our staff members in our Discord server, where we all are to answer any questions, concerns, and comments you have about Goodblox.

Since you’ve read this far, I’d like to share a little image with you. This is a sneak peek based on a feature we’re currently working on. You can enlarge the image by clicking on it, and we are working hard on making this feature live, but always remember, coding is a head-banger, no matter how good you are at it. That goes for all of us.

– Jiquor, Goodblox Creative Director