Loading screens are important. They represent the community/server/gameplay before the player even joins, sometimes even being the deciding factor on whether they wait for the download to finish or they cancel and try another server.
Loading screens should also provide information about the server - including gamemode, current map, number of players, and remaining downloads.
As a player, what things do you notice on loading screens and what things do you ignore? What things are unnecessary and what things aren’t utilised enough?
For me, it’s the current map, rules/description and images of server gameplay, or helpful tips which I might not have known about (see: CSGO loading screens which provide limited weapon/gameplay information). I ignore most things such as “You are Arizard and your steamid is STEAM_0:1:90231092342” because these seem pointless - I already know who I am and i already know what my steamid is. I don’t think enough servers include screenshots/artwork of their gameplay - after all, a picture spells a thousand words, and are also eye-catching and will draw attention to anyone viewing the loading screen. Most servers just have some generic space/abstract background to go with their glass-styled loading screen. Music will make me instantly disconnect, but let’s not make this a loading screen music circlejerk.