As a Roblox developer, it is currently impossible to have an animated ad.
I just wondered if this is ever going to be considered for the website? It would probably be a great thing for people learning to make short animated videos.
I’m thinking a 5-10 second clip that loops would be pretty neat and give the site a more ‘active’ feel. Seeing a couple of moving ads on the site per page selected probably wouldn’t take too much work and very little increase in info downloaded to the user on any one page since you only download the ads any time a user selects a different page.
I do like the idea of this. You get to quickly see what a game is like. It could be like youtube where you hover your mouse over the video and it plays a short clip of it. Or maybe a separate page entirely thats called “Find New Games” and it has a bunch of ads/animated ads.
But I do agree that having them on the site like normals ads would be annoying
Imagine how newly signed up and old users would react to this.
That would be one of the most intrusive things to ever be added to the site.
I can only support video game thumbails on an actual game’s page, but even that can be frustrating to use. Game thumbnails have an auto scroll feature, stopping a video thumbnail halfway
through viewing it.
I wouldn’t expect animated ads to work well if Roblox can’t even get video thumbnails to work unobtrusively.
Roblox is about powering imagination, so its all about creativity.
And the issues that are faced aren’t for us to complain about, but for the teams involved to overcome. If its a worry that it takes too much bandwith, allow players to toggle them on or off?
If it will take moderation teams longer, make the animated ads cost a fair amount, to prevent over saturation of content to look at.
I feel like these are solutions to your issues