Post Reply Regions on Limited-Region Announcements
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Posted 10/3/14 , edited 10/3/14
Unfortunately, with Crunchyroll offering services in multiple regions/countries, and multiple companies competing for the same series to stream, there are often series which are only available in limited regions or countries. While this is understandably unavoidable, it's extremely disappointing when you see an announcement for a series you were waiting on, only to get to the very bottom of the article to see that it's not in your region. Or, if you're someone who just skims the headlines and descriptions, or just look at the announcements via twitter, you might not even find out until you're trying to watch the show and can't find it.

What I'm suggesting, is that regions are notated on the description of the article on the news page, and, if possible, in the tweet linking to the announcement. Furthermore, the regions should be noted at the start of the article when the days and times are being listed, rather than at the end.

Here would be an example, from the "Lord Marksman and Vanadis" article:

Crunchyroll to Stream "Lord Marksman and Vanadis" Anime
Starts Saturday, October 4th, at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, for Middle East, North Africa, and Europe

There are further restrictions, but that immediately notifies anyone in North or South America or Australia/New Zealand that they're not in the right regions. Then, in the beginning portion of the article:

Marksman and Vanadis is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on October 4th, at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, and free members able to watch one week later. Lord Marksman and Vanadis will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe excluding the Nordics, UK, and Ireland. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/vanadis.


This way, people don't unfairly get their hopes up, only to be dashed to find that they're not in the right region (as I was, in this case)

Likewise, for something with pretty much the reverse regions, would look like this:

Crunchyroll Adds "World Trigger" Anime to Fall Lineup
Starts Saturday, October 4, at 3:30pm Pacific Time, for North and Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand


World Trigger is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on October 4, at 3:30pm Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. World Trigger will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/world-trigger.


For Twitter, the announcements could have the regions added on like this:

News: Crunchyroll to Simulcast "Fate/stay night" Anime. Every Saturday starting on October 4. NA/AU/NZ/LatAm/SAfrica http://got.cr/1yCZrA0


There could even be better abbreviations for regions, with a key on the site, so as to take up the fewest characters.
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I like this idea, and it doesn't seem like much trouble to do either.

Better yet, get rid of region locks altogether - they suck ass. But I know that's not happening.
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