We all know hugely popular (especially in the 2018 era) was recently been shut down or queued for moderation by robox just 3 hours ago at 2022-02-17T22:00:00Z.
Promptly, in just under 3 hours the game was back online & running, however, something has changed within the game, if you are a regular meep city player you may have noticed that the map has been changed, the “Parties” feature within meep city has been removed.
MeepCity “Parties” were a common feature within the game that allowed players in the game to join
invite specific lobbies, that people can customize to their liking.
MeepCity Parties have been known for being very controversial for the reason that is common to find Online Dating, Inappropriate Interactions and other actions that are not suitable for the Roblox platform.
Roblox probably picked up on this issue and decided to intervene by closing the game.
They probably notified the creator of the game who promptly deleted this feature.
I’ve heard that parties were a large part of the game and were a feature that many people enjoyed.
The developer of the game, “alexnewtron” is not active on Roblox anymore meaning that the game has no moderation or management systems integrated into this. I believe safety is the priority, but this must suck, not only for the player base losing a valuable feature but also the developer. It must be exhausting and tedious having to work on these features & then having to immediately remove them to have your game up on the platform.
In addition to that, for us developers, it can be tricky to moderate large games such as MeepCity, as developers we don’t have many tools that allow us to monitor and review activity that goes on in the game.
I think this was down to AlexNetron’s lack of activity but also Roblox failing to provide proper and adequate moderation services and moderation tools to Roblox.
Roblox took a short way out & now it’s going to affect a large games player base.
That’s enough chatting, out of curiosity, what are your views on this topic, do you think this was down to Roblox, or down to the creators of Meepcity or both.
I would love to hear what you have to say in a reply,