How to: Article 1 “Success to a great group”

How To

Article 1: Success to a great group

     Welcome, today I’ll be speaking about a popular request from some of you in the community. First I should introduce myself, I am TimeValuez. Community Expert and writer at Komune.

     This article is all about creating a Successful group. There are many different groups and ideas floating around the Ro-Sphere. The Ro-Sphere is what I like to call the little voice in all our heads that’s constantly thinking about what to do or make in Roblox. Luckily most of you want a successful group. I’ve been around the block a few times to tell you it’s not as easy I make it look. Making a successful group is everything but easy.

     You need time and dedication when it comes to groups. It’s not always something someone is ready to do. However, in this case, let’s assume you’re ready. The first step to making a successful group is having an idea. Ideas are golden plated little things in your head and could potentially be worth hundreds maybe thousands of Robux. So keep the idea to yourself. Once you have your idea plan ahead.

     It’s always a good idea to plan ahead. Don’t get stuck in the mud with the group and not have anything ready. Good things come with time, just remember that having a plan is always a good idea. Once you’ve planned out what you want to do and you have the idea fleshed out, start gathering a team. Preferably, people, you trust with the idea and group. I usually choose friends of mine who I’ve known throughout my career in Roblox.

     So let’s assume you have your idea, plan, and a team set. Great! You’re almost ready. Now it’s time to start development. Be it a Salon, Cafe, Game production, or another type of group. It’s always good to have cheap but skilled developers. Mainly people who build and people who script. Sometimes games and general places to hang out are good for group activity and it all depends on the type of group. There are endless possibilities in Roblox. You just need to find that one thing that you’ve decided on and go with it.

     I understand that some of these things aren’t necessarily easy to do or find, but this is where the quote “Good things come with time and patience.” comes in. Just wait and work with the idea and the rest will come with ease. It all about the work you put into the group in the first place. A lazy person doesn’t come up with the best group. The hard working individuals do. A person once told me “Be lazy all you want, but one day you’ll look back and see the wrong decisions you’ve made and you’ll be ultimately disappointed”. Sometimes it’s easier to be active with your group. Don’t be lazy and let the others do everything for you. It’s always a good idea to go ahead and offer help.

     Most of the people I’ve taught had to learn that lesson the hard way and lose workers and friends in the process. Anyways getting back on topic. Now that you’ve got the group Idea, Name, Team, and Development Team. It’s time to start production. A group can hold up to 19 roles including the default locked Guest role. It’s good to have sufficient roles that are needed for your group to distinguish those who work with different things from those who are just there to visit.

     But once you have your roles and development started, remember it’s all about the activity and getting people to join the group and start to notice how good the group is as a community. People like active and understanding communities. An inactive and rude community loses the interest of the public and will ultimately fail in the near future. Gathering good staff and workers is important, they represent the group and are the first thing the group sees when joining the game or group itself.

     I believe this a good part to start explaining staff discipline. Staff punishment and overall rule enforcement keep the group looking clean and professional. Unruly staff are a nuisance to the group and are the main reason a group is dragged down in rating and likability. When someone joins your group and sees a rude staff member or someone breaking a rule they automatically think it’s normal and is allowed or that the HRs (High Ranks) just don’t care. Good group management is key to keeping the group and community looking professional.

     Something else worth mentioning is having HRs in the group. People who are charged with managing the group for multiple reasons. Mainly division management. Some roles to mention are CEO, COO, CCO, Supervisor, and Manager. CEO being Chief Executive Officer. One of your most trusted workers and someone who is willing to watch the group while you’re away. COO being Chief Operational Officer. The main person in-charge of managing activity and the assistant to the CEO. CCO being Chief Communications Officer. The person in charge of customer/member interaction and group alliances.

     This brings me to another subject. It’s always good to have allies when it comes to groups. People or other groups that are willing to help increase your player base and help with activity. Allies don’t always help out but more often than not people pay attention to a group’s allies and look to see if the groups there are worth paying attention and looking into. People always like to have a place to go, somewhere they can succeed and get praise for it.

     It’s a good idea to keep not only keep the group active but to keep yourself in tune with the activities of the group and it’s workers. People like an active owner,  someone that takes the time to join in on the day to day activities. Playing your own game and talking with the staff and members of the group is always a good idea. It not only boosts the morale of the group but also the confidence of the workers. It also gives you a good look at what’s going on in your group.

     Overall it’s not an easy task, but it’s sometimes worth the time and work you put into it. To recap you need an Idea, Plan, Trusted Staff team, development team, activity, understanding and respectable workers and for yourself to be a figure to look up to. Without these a group is nothing.

     One thing to mention before I go is advertising, ads are a great way to grab the attention of anyone in Roblox. Having a good professional ad or more than one is one of the best ways of getting people to get to notice the hard work you’ve put into making such a great group. This doesn’t always work, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

Thank you all for reading Komune’s First “How To” Article!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Article please email TimeValuez @ timevaluezofficial@gmail.com

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