BTW for everyone complaining about the Autoplay videos, its $1 a month for ad-free, or if you cant afford that, Ublock origin is a free extension on chrome will get rid of them. If it doesn't do it automatically you can simply use the ink dropper button on that player. hope this helps :)
It would be cool if it showed different class logos every time you entered the site or something like that. Just having Warlock and Paladin always there...
Wowhead Team,You guys do a great job and the design does have an nice, tighter look and feel which I think will help make it more concise to navigate.You guys who are blasting the advertising and such must be living in some sort of fantasyland where everything is free and somehow magically pays for itself.Higher bandwidth sites with specific target viewers have higher costs and lower audiences to get revenue from... so they are willing to entertain somewhat shady advertising engines (I have it on good authority that king of Internet advertising pays the least in the industry and therefore not a great fit here.)The NYT has such huge traffic they can pick and choose which ads get on there, Wowhead/Fanbyte have far less choice, especially without a higher subscriber rate. I bet if everyone who comes here once a week paid 1 dollar per month Wowhead could be ad free for everyone (and Fanbyte would thrilled) but I doubt it is more than 1% per monthly visitors and probably under 1% who pay.(Full disclosure, I do not pay, but I also do not ad block and live with the resulting 'tracker' issues as that is the problem here... and it is not solely a Wowhead problem, lots of tech-heavy sites are in the same boat because their audience is too targetted.)
It looks clean, but until the auto-playing video ads are replaced my adblocker stays on.
AdBlock is always to your service
I really don't want to run an adblocker for you Wowhead but pleaaaaase remove the auto play videos. I'm now reticent to go check Wowhead on my mobile phone because I know I'll have 2 minutes of video data that will be downloaded for nothing that I don't even want to watch and that takes battery power and data plan. Everything looks good. But please remove this auto play video.
NICE! I like it! Clean and concise. Great job to the folks at Wowhead!
Stop video auto play on every page. Stop video on every page period.
Please do not use autoplaying video or audio content, it is my number one biggest annoyance by far. I would rather see an entire page of flashing ads than one autoplaying video.
Some assorted UI comments, not necessarily related to these changes: