I can't even remember what the current page looks like... I've been logging in every day for years but only on my phone! Happy to say no auto-playing videos here. Would love to see an upgrade on the mobile page too.
I have to thoroughly agree that the auto-playing of bfa cinematics on the side is annoying as hell. 1. For starters, it could be considered as Spoilers for those who haven't seen said content (not done the raid for whatever reason).2. Why is it even there? it's not an advert to help run the site... What's the actual point in having it at all?3. I shouldn't have to pause it every damn time I load a new wowhead page (of which I regularly open multiple tabs when I'm doing some research on something). So aye... please just remove it. We don't need to see the same cinematics every day. Have a new section with all the cinematics shown, where people can look them up if they want to see them etc. Gives space for an actual advert (to pay for the site), and/or for actually something useful... links to things, or a 'recently looked at' section etc etc
Is there a way for you to filter out malicious ads on your end? So many of the ads are clearly scams, the only choice to avoid the invasive and pop up ads is to get an ad blocker
Love the team at Wowhead for doing this you guys rock! You didn't have to improve the site I love it but the fact that you did proves you care about your readers so thank you Wowhead! Cheers!
Looks wonderful, I like it :)
Looks good and neat, will see how more things work out. But please for the love of all that is Holy, remember this tiny but very important request :+)) https://www.wowhead.com/forums&topic=271458 It's been 2 years since that thread and looks like this is the "major" overhaul of the website. Hopefully that little feature makes it there too!
As others have said in this post, I also do not like the WoW videos on the side. I do like the redesign though :)
I like the clean-up, good work guys, looking forward to it going live :)AnyClip cinematic video - WHY do they even exist? We've all seen the video they play before... it adds nothing to the content on the site, I don't understand the point of AnyClip. I have turned off Ad Block and there are no ads on it, so what is the point? Really confused.You say place holder - it's been there for months, I've never seen any other video... and even if there was a useful new video, why would I want it randomly playing on every page instead of in an article about it that checks I am interested by making my click the article in the first place? It adds nothing of value, and would still be annoying even if it was new and relevant content, because I did not opt-in to watching it. Auto-play video is awful even if you are interested in the content.If you're getting paid for having it, it better be a really good rate that justifies it, because it's detracting massively from the site way more than a typical ad is.
Feedback for Wowhead: new design looks crisp! :) And I’m hoping this means we’ll click on things to get menus? The mouseover menus get in my way while I’m just trying to move my cursor down the page. :-/Feedback for commenters: Ad blockers also block the revenue the site would get from the ads. I fully agree the autoplay videos and page reloads from the ads are annoying; that’s why I decided to go Premium. I use this site literally every day, so I wanted to support them but without putting up with the ads or blocking the ad revenue. The extremely cheap (it’s like 2.5¢/day, what else can you use daily for that?) Premium option removes ads AND supports the site you use constantly. Consider it.
Will you get rid that (Site AD) Bar the classic one? I noticed the other day using my phone the front site was a junkyard. Even at 1080p on my Computer the News / Info I want to see does not start till half way down the screen. We need ways to make dismiss or hide the Today in WoW and WoWhead AD being Classic right now.
a suggestionI am *so* behind in current content that I have zero interest in playing classic. I totally get why some people want to and that's great!but is there any way I can select something that will HIDE all "Classic" info instead of it taking up most of the screen?just a thought
Looks promissing :D Also, I recommend support Wowhead. They do a AMAZING job!
I think people understand you want to play videos about wow, but no one wants to see them. And if they do they can search for them. You have them for entertainment but theyre more of an annoyance, like Jaina screaming for the alliance in Battle of Dazzarlor every few seconds. Also the videos trying to load slows down your page so sometimes it makes it cringy to come on it. Even though most of us use it religiously. Reading the comments id have to say almost everyone feels the same way.