The answer to almost every site related question lately has been that the site is moving from Flash to HTML5 soon and that all issues and problems reported and discussed should be solved when this happens.
So I got a bit curious, and browsed the forums for this topic. I found out that moving to HTML5 has been RP’s plan since 2012, and was supposed to happen in early 2013.
Here’s a post from 2012 mentioning just that:
And here’s another from April 2013:
The same story continues over the past 6 years with the exact same talks about HTML5. Here’s one more example from July 2016 promising that 2017 will be the year when all will finally happen:
We are in the second half of 2018 now and we are still getting the same response over and over again.
Like many others, I’m very excited about the change and can’t wait for it to happen, but after reading all this, I can’t help but wonder, are we gonna wait another 6 years? I understand there will always be delays for such big projects, and deadlines can rarely be met. But 6 years ago, the first deadline was expected to be February 2013 with a delay margin. This margin turned out to be 5 years and a half so far, and still in the process.
Does anybody know how much longer we’re going to wait? Can we get a proper estimate? It’s honestly the most exciting news for this website, but also probably the longest one to get achieved.