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New Official TG Chat Server - Discord
« on: December 19, 2015, 10:48:03 AM »
Announcing TG Discord Chat Server

After further discussion with some members and the council, I gave the go ahead to create an official Discord server for TG.  This server will be used to host chat and messaging services for our members in hopes of bringing members across divisions and general membership together for additional fun.  I made this decision primarily as a result of the realization that members were already using newer tools such as Line and Discord to fulfill this need.  I had previously help off endorsing anything official like this after consultation with the council and some members as we felt it might fracture the guild into different tools and take away from the importance of our forums and TeamSpeak servers.  Once we took a broader look however, it was apparent that the cat was already out of the bag.

With the implementation of this Discord server, it should provide a common place for these types of conversations and hopefully members will gravitate towards using the TG discord server over other servers and tools such as Line.

What Discord is for TG
This server provides great chat services.  It has clients for windows, web, Android, and iOS.  Using any of these mechanisms, you will be able to join the server and chat with other people to get know each other better, form up adhoc groups in a number of games, or just chit chat.  We have created a number of channels specific to some games we play for convos specifically about those games, but I would expect that most discussion will occur in the general channel. 

The general channel in chat will be for everyone, member and non-members.  It will be a place for us to allow individuals interested about our guild to come in and chat with us that might not be inclined to do so in voice comms.  After talking with numerous people, we have come to the conclusion that we have a number of members and recruits that just don't do the voip thing unless absolutely necessary such as raids.  Even then, they only listen.  With the ability to chat without talking, we are hoping these types of people will gain a new voice and be more social with us. 


What Discord is NOT for us
Discord is billed as VoiP for games.  However, at this time we will be using only the chat related functionality as the voip does not provide the level of functionality we have in TS3 that will be required for future games.  We will continue to use TS3, but we can link the TS information in Discord to allow for easier access to it.

Discord is not meant to replace our forums.  Our forums are great.  They keep this history of TG.  They are fully searchable and available to everyone.  All important Guild and Division information will continue to remain in the forums.  Important information that should be maintained and shared should remain in the forums.  Post to the forums, and provide a quick link in chat in Discord.  SWTOR did similar things during conquest in Line.  It works very well.  I am sure we will all get better at what should be where over time, but for now the forums are our archive.  Discord will be great for things like "hey guys, Im wanted to play again, what are people playing right now?" and just general BS types of convos.

Discord and Server Information
Our server is called Guardian HQ.  You can use the following invite to get hooked into the server:  https://discord.gg/0brLumBr4YNWYgwf   Feel free to share this with members and non-members alike.  Once entered and if you are a member, msg me or any of the marked moderators to assign you the proper member status.  Mods will be listed in the user list in the right side pane (default).

The #welcome channel is a read only channel that will contain important links and information.   

The #general is the main channel for chit chat and socialization.  Lets try to keep it PG-13 in chat as we have all kinds of members and we want to project a proper image to people who might be trying us out.

As I mentioned earlier, we have # channels for each of our divisions and main games.  Lets try to keep things in those channels specific to those games and normal socialization in the general channel.  There is also a #membersonly channel in case more sensitive items need to be discussed.  The nice thing about discord is that it makes it easy to work with multiple channels and even multiple servers.
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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 12:30:18 PM »
I'm working on a quick UI overview video. Seems I forgot about the missed messages and will redo it. Discord also works on Mac.

I've been told by Discord Dan (I assume a developer/PR) that votes are needed to push them into getting around to adding in said feature.

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Have your guild vote it up on feedback.discordapp.com to get it prioritized and i'll push it with the team to get some traction.

What features do you want in Discord?

Channel Commander currently have 40 votes.

Chat Triggers This is something that we've seen in Twitch but it was in IRC as well. Great for commonly asked questions or can point people to our forums.


Also when you're on registered on Discord, just send me a forum PM with your Discord name and I'll promote you.

Here's a short video I did, and forgot some items, on the Discord UI. sorry for the low volume. didn't realize it till after I uploaded it.


I added a new role for Applicants. This should give everyone notice they aren't a member but are looking to become one. Please post feedback in their respective Applicant post.
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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 01:11:59 PM »
The developers seem pretty awesome.  I have voted for both of those features.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 01:14:34 PM »
The developers seem pretty awesome.  I have voted for both of those features.

I think we can do triggers now, with the current API, but if something more official was created, it'd be great.

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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 03:59:58 PM »
Hooray. Discord is wonderful :) I hope you all enjoy it.

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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 07:06:47 PM »
Wow looks great in there way to go with all the channels looks great

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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 07:40:18 PM »
added video to my first post on the Discord UI Overlay..

just scroll up.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 11:56:41 PM »

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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 12:19:21 AM »


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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 12:20:43 AM »
could really use more votes on the command/threaded request.

https://feedback.discordapp.com/forums/326712-discord-dream-land/suggestions/10359654-transmit-voice-to-multiple-channels-simultaneously

Thanks for linking this, Jetah. Upvoted and commented.

Thanks, if we could get all 100+ active people to vote on it, it'd help push it closer to the top, which would mean the developers would have a better chance to start on it sooner.

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Re: New Official TG Chat Server
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 06:11:51 PM »
So today I finally created a Discord Member name and join the Guardian HQ group.  my nickname is TeeRay (T-Ray) in real life. So far so good looks clean and pretty cool. Thanks for the TG server Chat!  8) :P :evil:

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 02:52:59 PM »
Discord is very nice. I installed it on my phone/PC. It has been great to use so far.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 05:03:46 AM »
Just wanting some General feedback, feel free to add more if needed.

Are you enjoying Discord? 
Is it a convenient way to communicate?
Does Discord notify you to much?
Do you feel the forums are 'less needed', 'about the same' or 'it compliments it'?
Are you having problems with Discord?

I'm enjoying the ease of the program. For me it was easy to install and setup, even though we don't use the voip part. It's nice to post a one line comment and set it aside until someone replies. It's also nice to have a conversation without the need to equip a headset or load up TS.

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2016, 11:42:43 AM »
I haven't seen him online so I sent the link to his pm.  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2016, 11:55:38 AM »
Sounds good

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