It’s high time I introduce myself. I’m Mike Quinn, the VP of Rooster Teeth’s newly created Engineering team. The goal of this team is to create an awesome web presence, build applications, and generally make RoosterTeeth.com and RT apps suck less. RT content and community are what you are here for, and it’s my job to make these work well.
Now for what you care about:
The latest site version was built by a couple of guys, and a lot of sweat and tears (mostly tears), but it just can’t support the needs of all of our awesome Sponsors and site members. We’re going to be updating the site to make what you care about work better.
I’ve gone through the reddit threads and RoosterTeeth.com to read all the complaints I could find. Many are the same that I have, from little ones like the stupid mouse pointer not going away when you’re watching a video, to the big ones like the site up and croaking when you try to watch a new release. These will be fixed, and hopefully you’ve noticed the already performing better during a new release.
Some things that are coming over the next 12 months: binge watching, a better layout, further performance and stability improvements, big updates to the shows page, updates to comments and forums, and a ton of other updates that will make all of us super stoked to hang out enjoy the Rooster Teeth community. I know it sounds like a long time, but it takes a long time to update everything without taking anything down.
We know we have a bunch of usability issues; we refer to these as UX or user flows, but they generally don’t, uh, flow on the site right now. So there will be many updates made in this area as well.
If you have some ideas, feel free to leave a comment on the post at http://roosterteeth.com/post/51271893. This keeps all of the ideas cornered off to a place where we can read and keep track of them.
If you want to chat in person about engineering-related issues, or just to say hi, check out the RT Engineering panels: RT Site Feedback Workshop and Rooster Teeth Web Team @ RTX. We’d love to hear what you want out of the site you helped build!