The Instigator
CoolRanchDoritos
Pro (for)
The Contender
PavelFedotov
Con (against)

The Roblox Corporation are cash whores who take advantage of kids to make more money

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Started: 7/12/2018 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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CoolRanchDoritos

Pro

Roblox is just one big scam to get kids to buy their useless items. Multiple studies have shown that kids and teens are unable to properly decision make because of their brains are not fully developed and are still growing. Roblox takes advantage of that of making useless catalog items that are purely aesthetic that cost over 3000$ for a game that is "free". One advertisement in particular is animated where a bunch of people are on Roblox and they are suddenly becoming cooler looking with gear and clothing wearing Roblox packages which are sets of clothing you buy for a bunch of robux which is the in game currency. Which costs a bunch of money. It's not just roblox at fault though. It's the toxic community of cyber bullies which encourages kids to persuade their guardians to buy them useless crap for a free game. There also used to be another in game currency that you got for FREE! Something that was actually free on roblox was tix. Tix was a currency on roblox you got for playing on games. You could use tix to buy clothing to put on your character or trade it for robux. They have since then gotten rid of tix. Though there were some good reasons why they got rid of tix but this just hurt roblox as a good game and ultimately caused it's toxic 10 year old player base. This also turned them into bigger money cows making money off of naive kids and parents. I am not saying that you shouldn't buy anything on roblox though. A lot of those developers deserve that money for so much coding that goes into roblox. I am saying that they don't need to have insanely pricey items that stupid people will buy.
PavelFedotov

Con

In this debate I will argue that Roblox Corporations is not a cash whore that takes advantage of kids.
First of all, I would like to draw the attention of audience to the fact that Roblox has an established online platform with 56 million users participating each month(http://uk.businessinsider.com...). The Roblox Corporation in the early 2017 has collected 92 million dollars through successful strategic alliance with multiple well-known investors. In particular Meritech Capital Partners and Index Ventures has led the financing, their previous investment were into Snapchat and Facebook ( https://www.gamesindustry.biz...). Besides, the platform is compatible with android, IOS, Mac, Xbox one and Amazon devices. Roblox keeps only 30% of revenue, splitting the revenue with content creators (https://www.gamesindustry.biz...). Therefore, the company has an official account and record of its operations. In addition, it has involved huge amount of children, some of which has become content creators and now have a source of revenue and a platform to express themselves.
"From a vision standpoint we saw it as being that big," he continues. "We never computed the numbers, but we always felt that we need to get our top creators over the $10 million a year mark. This is great progress towards that level, at which top creators become vibrant studios working on the Roblox platform." , - the key developer says.
In addition, Business Insider provides various examples of teenagers that have found their community and want to contribute it the development of the Roblox. For instance, "Matthews does freelance design and also streams Roblox game play to her Twitch channel. She hopes to parlay her participation in the Roblox community into a job at the company itself."
Finally, I would like to conclude my first round out of the three. Roblox is a creative and developing community that brings revenue and pleasure to its participants. I have provided extensive genuine evidence and references proving this.

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Posted by PavelFedotov 3 years ago
PavelFedotov
Fraud is a serious allegetion. I would love to have a further debate on this topic.
Posted by PavelFedotov 3 years ago
PavelFedotov
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, scam - a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Wait who are you against here, roblox themselves or the people who make/sell products in the game?
Posted by SamplesText 3 years ago
SamplesText
This should've just been a poll tbh, nobody will challenge this.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Isn"t that concept the exact same for most corporations.
Posted by CoolRanchDoritos 3 years ago
CoolRanchDoritos
I think three rounds was a bit much for this debate.
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