i like fanatical. i liked it back when it was named bundle stars. it's a nice website, good deals.
that being said, this extension felt unnecessary and the way it was developed shows its awkwardness. banners on the tops of youtube pages? detected by malwarebytes as a potentially unwanted program?
also, REQUIRING the extension just to sync my steam wishlist? really?? i'm already able to connect my steam account to my fanatical account. why are you making us go through the trouble of installing an entire browser extension?
fanatical, i love you guys, for your bundles and your star deals, but this all feels very forced. hopefully you can improve it eventually. for now, i'll just install/uninstall it intermittently when i want to update my wishlist.
It's one thing to show me prices of games when I'm actively looking at store pages. I do not on the other hand appreciate what amounts to a giant banner ad across the top of my screen just because a youtube video I watch has a game in it. Couldn't turn it off for youtube so I've uninstalled the extension.
Added it to sync my wishlisted games...forgot about it til I started browsing the Steam winter sale and saw an annoying banner across the top of each page, which incidentally slowed down my browsing. Removed the add-on, now no irritating banner and browsing is back to normal. Avoid it, it's a pretty useless add-on from an otherwise awesome store.
It's basically unnecessary spam; very unhelpful, and it actually tries to crash my browser when I go to other game stores like GamersGate.
Ever heard of the Aesop Fable, North Wind and the Sun? The more you try to brute force people to go to your website, the more repulsive it gets. Now that I've had plenty of Fanatical on my screen, I would rather buy from someplace else. Great marketing.
Edit: Answer to Fanatical.com - It's simply set up so any websites I shop in, including Fanatical and Steam, open up in a Container called 'Shopping'. If you can make the extension work with a specific container, which it does, just the default one, and as long as Steam, Fanatical and other shopping sites are opened in that container, it will be sorted. Being able to choose which container Fanatical Assistant works with, on install, would do it.
Multi-account containers is by Mozilla I think. They separate the cookies etc. So if I'm logged into Steam and open another Steam page in a different container, I'm not logged into Steam there.
Not there yet. I'm using Firefox version 61.0.1 (64-bit). I am using Cookie AutoDelete extension (not with auto setting on so its not doing anything until I tell it too). I am also using Multi-account containers.
And this is where the problem lies I think. I have Steam Store page and Fanatical Store page, open in a specific container. Both the same container. But.. there is no drop down from Fanatical Assistant, to sync the Steam Wishlist.
When I went out of my way to remove the container link to both Fanatical and Steam, so they were both in the default container, it then worked as intended. Almost. My Steam Wishlist is pretty long but only 27 games appeared on Fanaticals' Wishlist. Is that because Fanatical only sells this 27? (unlikely but possible I guess). Or... is there a limit to the Fanatical Wishlist size?
Hopefully Fanatical Assistant can work with Multi-account containers. I have a specific container when I shop and if the assistant doesn't work with the container, I will never be informed of a great deal. A really smart add-on idea though. I can save money and Fanatical can gain some :)
The wishlist sync button is extremely handy and clever, also I love the simple layout where you can clearly see the necessary information for games. My only gripe would be that the scrolling gets fairly annoying, tabs would be a better option.
Works fine on latest Firefox version, although I get 2 levels of scrollbars when clicking on the toolbar button. With Firefox ESR I get only an empty page (also with 2 levels of scrollbars) - maybe related to NoScript settings (but without the capability to change this), will double check later and update this review accordingly.
Could you tell us which version of Firefox you've got installed, on what operating system, and any other extensions you have installed? Then we'll try and replicate the error so that we can fix it. Thanks