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Funimation's New Website Design
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With the new announcements about their latest simulicasts, Funimation also set up their site with their new website desgin. It was announced during some convention and was anticipated to be released during the summer, and now it's finally here in the fall time! :D

So how is the new site design? Is the site more functional? Hows the shop? Hows the video loading(it sucked so much with their previous design)? Do you think that this is better than the "beta" website they had for a long time?

Oh wow... I guess they have invite links... Let's see what they do...

http://www.funimation.com/join_now?referrid=24989#sthash.OmXp5P91.dpuf

-------- My Impressions -----

When I reached the site, the site seems more cleaner and it loaded a bit more faster that when I went on the site yesterday... The site looks good overall but it does kind of lag a bit, but I think its due to the javascript they use. As a free member, I tried to watch the first episode of steins;gate. The video player loaded so much faster than before! The on/off light works... Dub/Sub button...

Whoops... Just right now, I got a adobe flash plugin crashed... so it is kind of buggish...

The shop seems cool but I think Amazon has cheaper prices and also Rightstuf, but Guilty Crowns LE is a good deal. Fourms are also open as well as the elite subscription too.

Some videos aren't up on the site sadly... Checked for Devils a Part Timer and only 10 episodes are up... I guess it's kind of new and it was during the time they were announcing the site would be inactive due to the new website production...
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It's buggy atm, and the required password change is retarded. I'm still awaiting the e-amil with my new pass
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Videos seem to be fast now, about as fast as CR for me. Nice feature that you can change from sub to dub while video is playing, and can change to HD mid-stream without bugs like before.

All in all I like it.
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I can't seem to watch Machine Doll on their simulcasts. It lists it but the link goes to Blaz Blue...they gotta work out the kinks a bit.
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I'd be interested in trying it out if I was able to log in

I guess this means no more free access to their Roku app. I managed to watch quite a few shows in their catalog over the last three months.
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Well I need to wait until I get a email so I can reset my password but the website looks good so far
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Welp... I tried to log in. On some pages, the dropdown doesn't work for me. I went to the join now, and if you are a previous member, you don't need to make an account. Also this is the page where I found the log in drop down to work.

If you were a previous member, you need to change you password. They will send you a link confirmation and then after that, they will send you another email with a random password to use.
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Is it only for Elite? I tried to log in using the same username as the old site and it went to a blank screen
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Evilshadowx wrote:

I can't seem to watch Machine Doll on their simulcasts. It lists it but the link goes to Blaz Blue...they gotta work out the kinks a bit.


http://www.funimation.com/shows/unbreakable-machine-doll/videos/official/facing-cannibal-candy-i/anime

had no issue

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I can't believe that they didn't properly beta test this. I'm finding so much to be broken that it'll probably take them weeks or months to sort it all out.

I heard that the only way to get into their beta was to sign up at a convention somewhere. That's the most retarded thing ever. Leave it to Funimation to STILL not know how to do anything in the field of web development. Who the hell runs that department anyways? An infant? They've been at it since 2011, you'd think they might have learned the bare bones basics of how to do this sort of stuff at least through osmosis by now
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Odd. I like how it loads a little faster on webpages, Have not looked at video yet, so am not quite sure overall.
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For me the web pages load far slower. I can finally watch videos in HD without finding something else to do for 5 minutes though.
My computer doesn't seem to like their diagonal slideshow images.
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murdurface wrote:

Videos seem to be fast now, about as fast as CR for me. Nice feature that you can change from sub to dub while video is playing, and can change to HD mid-stream without bugs like before.

All in all I like it.


Yep after finally being able to change my password i got around to testing the stream. The speed is MUCH better.
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HauAreWe wrote:


Evilshadowx wrote:

I can't seem to watch Machine Doll on their simulcasts. It lists it but the link goes to Blaz Blue...they gotta work out the kinks a bit.


http://www.funimation.com/shows/unbreakable-machine-doll/videos/official/facing-cannibal-candy-i/anime

had no issue



Thanks a bunch!
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visoredavenger wrote:

Is it only for Elite? I tried to log in using the same username as the old site and it went to a blank screen


I was able to, and I'm free member, but more videos are now elite-exclusive, it appears, perhaps that is why I am having issues.
Good job figuring that out, Makes plenty of sense.
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