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GW2 site isn't mobile friendly, why is that?

So I tried to take a look at the website, read some relevant info and some posts on the forum, from my phone. I was amused by the fact that the site isn't responsive in 2019. The mobile industry is expanding very quickly, big gaming companies are making mobile-only games and I was just wondering why this site isn't responsive?

WISHLIST:
1. Faster reward tracks in WvW + 5 gold at the end.
2. Consider giving ELE rifle/longbow in the future elite spec which makes it mobile, long-range 1 target DPS.
3. More PvP/WvW unique skins/items/effects + give their legendary armors cool effects.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe they don't get enough traffic from phones to consider a mobile site worthwhile? Even though I'm often away from home and can't get to a PC I can't remember the last time I looked at the main site on my phone. I'll often be on the forum when I'm away but that has a mobile version (it's quite similar, but the layout is cleaner and larger to accommodate the smaller screen, and of course menus are in different places).

    I seem to remember there is a way to get the PC version of the forum to come up on your phone, so maybe that's what you're seeing?

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  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2019

    I’m looking at the forum on my iPad. What do you want different from that?

    Be careful what you ask for
    ANet might give it to you.

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  • bOTEB.1573bOTEB.1573 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2019

    @DeanBB.4268 said:
    I'm looking at the forums on my phone right now, and it works fine. What exactly are you looking at?

    I guess the main website (guildwars2.com), was trying to get on the forums from there. But my fingers are fat and got nervous.
    Also, the most relevant info is written right there, on the feed, would be great if it is mobile friendly!

    WISHLIST:
    1. Faster reward tracks in WvW + 5 gold at the end.
    2. Consider giving ELE rifle/longbow in the future elite spec which makes it mobile, long-range 1 target DPS.
    3. More PvP/WvW unique skins/items/effects + give their legendary armors cool effects.

  • @bOTEB.1573 said:

    @DeanBB.4268 said:
    I'm looking at the forums on my phone right now, and it works fine. What exactly are you looking at?

    I guess the main website (guildwars2.com), was trying to get on the forums from there. But my fingers are fat and got nervous.

    This is the link I use: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com

    Be careful what you ask for
    ANet might give it to you.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The main site isn’t mobile friendly at all I agree, but I suspect most phone users check social media for info so they prob haven’t spared thought to updating it

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  • mauried.5608mauried.5608 Member ✭✭✭

    What does mobile friendly mean ?

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mauried.5608 said:
    What does mobile friendly mean ?

    It means it's easy to use on a mobile phone (or tablet). So accommodating touch screen controls instead of a mouse and keyboard and made for a smaller screen.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Funny thing is, using the site on my phone is the only way I can get full working functionality currently due to the JavaScript bugs and loss of site button functionality. In fact its the only way I can actually log out of the site as well.
    Not sure what the issue is... if the buttons etc are small, surely you have finger zooming so you can enlarge the touch area?

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  • MithranArkanere.8957MithranArkanere.8957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They have bothered too much with backwards compatibility.

    This just needs a bit of CSS grid layout and orientation @media rules, but that doesn't work on older browsers.

    Shouldn't ever bother with Edge anymore since they are switching to Chromium.

    If https://caniuse.com/ says it's already available in chrome and firefox, it should be good to go.

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