As some of you already know we will be swapping to discord in the near future.
This won't occur until the week of the 29th, but we want you to be prepared to make the swap as smooth and as painless as possible. When we begin to transition, we will post a discord link in the announcements, and the mods of each section will also reach out to help out.
There are several reasons for this swap, which are;
- The dedi and software to host teamspeak is expensive, by removing this we reduce the consistent donations we require to run the community and allow us use them to support our sections better with prizes etc.
- Discord is a more popular platform than teamspeak is currently, by swapping we will be a more attractive community to join. This means you as members will have more people to play with, and will be able to enjoy being a part of a community more.
- In the past our teamspeak has been targeted by DDoS attacks. By swapping to discord, which has far better DDoS protection than we could ever afford, we can reduce the downtime of the voice communications.
Because we plan to use discord instead, there are a few necessary changes required to make the transition as smooth as possible.
First, we need you to connect your discord account to the forums. If you do not have a discord account, we suggest you make one as if you do not, you won't be able to access the discord due to the security settings we have applied to prevent trolls from ruining your experience. Click here to go to the page to do this
Second, you'll need to select a role on the discord. This will be a good bit easier once you're actually on the discord, but there is a WELCOME text channel.
Click on this channel, scroll to the bottom and you'll see a lot of reactions which look like game icons in a horizontal direction. The chat should look like this
Simply click on the game icons that you want to be able to see the sections for (No more pesky minimising the CS:GO or FFXIV sections to see your beloved sections).
That's pretty much you good to go! You can now participate in text or voice conversations within your section.
On a slightly more controversial note, we will be opening our doors a little wider for guests. In the past, guests have been restricted to having members move them, but on discord we intend on allowing guests to be able to move a little more. Don't worry, as members you will have rooms dedicated for your use to show our appreciation for you, but some rooms will permit guests to join, and these will be indicated on the list.
I want to reiterate, as members you will have DnD rooms, we understand that not all guests are friendly, and we want to make sure you feel comfortable within the community