Yesterday I stumbled upon a blog that was linked to by the former Creative Director of Roblox, John Shedletsky.
My jaw dropped.
A blog . . . about wood grain . . . in Roblox? Sure enough, I followed the links and visited the site, and this is a real thing! I present to you, Wood Reviewer Roblox.
Now now . . . it may seem incredulous at first I admit, but before you simply push Wood Reviewer Roblox into the meta-joke categorization of having blogs on the Internet about very esoteric topics, like odd QR code placement, Awkward Stock photos, and old people posting on Facebook . . . KNOW THIS!
He's serious, and I love it.
I've written about Roblox before and my youngest son right now plays this game a whole heck of a lot. He loves Roblox with a passion, and we've spent more money on Roblox for him than I'm willing to admit. In other words, I'm writing this as being someone highly invested in the product of Roblox.
- My son doesn't care about wood grain direction in Roblox . . .
- Probably 99 percent of the people who play Roblox don't care about the wood grain direction in Roblox . . .
- . . . but Wood Reviewer is invested like a Dev, and I dig that. These are the types of details that artists at video game companies are passionate about, and in a game like Roblox where people of all ages are learning to build worlds and think like Devs . . . YES . . . this topic is exactly what's needed.
I took it to an Internet search and found a great thread about Wood Reviewer on Reddit . . . what is up with the wood grain memes? I, for one, hardheartedly agree with poster IWantGoreinPF: "ssshh... WoodReviewer is our hero... that we don't need. Let us praise his efforts"
I raise my morning glass of water to you, Wood Reviewer! I shall never look at Wood Texture the same in Roblox. Job well done.
Now . . . dear reader . . . ask yourself this question . . . if you were to write an entire esoteric blog about something that bugs you in a video game, what would it be?