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@askaholic Let's be honest, you've never been bothered by the current site before.
The site loads quickly, the picture loads gradually.

I tried to block the banner, and it won't be so easy, it will take some manipulation to get to the desired element. Therefore, I don't believe the guy who blocked it all: DDD

Video will also sink gradually and it will work as it loads. But it depends on the scheme of installing it on the site.

And yes, I use mobile internet for my laptop, it uses 3G connection, and it's about 1mb-2mb at the moment, out of town and i have no problem with site loading.

As FTX said, it is not a problem with user connection. It is a slowly server work.

If you want users to see the fully load site, then make loader that will show the site after load.

as example: www.theseawebreathe.com

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@eternal said in FAF Website Main Video:

It is a slowly server work.

We should already be using a CDN and we will discuss that separately to this but it would completely remove that as a problem.

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I guess, if main idea to show gameplay to attract people, it must show also on mobiles, and best option then is just youtube player as was said before.
Something like on this good game site: https://www.factorio.com/

And for background some image which will not attract any attention, just organic background

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@eternal said in FAF Website Main Video:

I tried to block the banner, and it won't be so easy, it will take some manipulation to get to the desired element. Therefore, I don't believe the guy who blocked it all: DDD

Are you are talking about me?
Do you want me to make a short video about how laughably easy it is to use uBlock origin element picker on current background image (if we ignore that i am basically a web developer so i can block whatever i want)?

Browsers priority implementation (which resources get loaded in what oder or in parallel) is btw. potentially quite different, so in case of slow server you can run into some problems with certain browsers only.

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@katharsas okay, I believe you šŸ˜€

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@katharsas what do you use the website for specifically to the point you blocked the main page image which would suggest yo me that you visit the page regularly

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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A silly idea with no real benefits draws out several pages of stupid arguments, already outweighing any benefits it could provide. The website is the one area of FAF that is pretty much fine and not in need of any work. The only things broken are the clan app filters and the unit database being constantly out of date. At this point, the unit database should just be removed because it is only updated when I personally complain about it in zulip after every server update or outage.

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The website is broken in so many ways.
Logins and steam linking randomly failing very often for no obvious reason.
League stuff is catastrophic from a performance point of view (caused a few faf downtimes in the past)
Leaderboards also broke plenty of times.

"Nerds have a really complicated relationship with change: Change is awesome when WE'RE the ones doing it. As soon as change is coming from outside of us it becomes untrustworthy and it threatens what we think of is the familiar."
ā€“ Benno Rice

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@thomashiatt said in FAF Website Main Video:

A silly idea with no real benefits

The benefits are that we modernise our website and it follows current gaming industry trends. It will demonstrate gameplay which cannot be achieved with a static image as well.

draws out several pages of stupid arguments

If you don't like discussing the issues then you don't have to but people came up with some legitimate concerns that we can incorporate into the solution. It also brought up the CDN discussion which needs to be revisited.

The website is the one area of FAF that is pretty much fine and not in need of any work.

Well for starters we are using an image from a different game that we are going to replace.

At this point, the unit database should just be removed because it is only updated when I personally complain about it in zulip after every server update or outage.

Any chance you want to help us update it?

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@rowey
I think i used to check the newshub from time to time, by googling "FAF" and then clicking the news link on the landing page.