Discord has long held a stance that refuses to acknowledge Roblox-based games for Server Verification, with reasons that fail to hold merit, from my perspective. In June 2019 Discord rejected Crazyblox's request to make his server Verified under the pretence that Roblox games are not ran directly by the game's publisher and that Roblox developers do not own the Intellectual Property for their games.
This is blatantly untrue as Roblox developers own ALL the Intellectual Property for their game, Roblox games are not 'engine mods' since Roblox itself is not a game, it's a platform in which people can make their own games.
Above is a link to a post by KnightGalladeID, an official Roblox employee part of the Developer Relations team who clarifies this stance on IP:
"You own the IP of the games and other content you create. And you grant us a license to use that IP in certain ways."
Another example of how this policy is ineffective and makes no sense is in the case of Adopt Me, it's a game on the Roblox platform which currently has 14.8 BILLION plays from people since 2017. Adopt Me is a fully-fledged game studio with almost 30 employees. Adopt Me has had more concurrent players than every Steam game (1.6M) and it is disheartening to see its validity denied on the basis that it is a Roblox game.
It's time that Discord abandons this policy of prejudice & makes efforts to benefit the large Roblox communities that use its platform and have been underrepresented for too long. Discord's reasons hold no validity in my view and as Roblox continues to grow, Discord will eventually have to recognise these games as games and not an 'engine mod' of Roblox.
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