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To Discord or not to Discord

Will you use Discord while playing Ashes Of Creation?

Some people prefer in game chat for immersion. Some like to socialise on Discord.

What will you do?

https://www.ferendum.com/en/PID1745920PSD1499456423

Comments

  • Arya_YesheArya_Yeshe Member
    edited November 2022
    Obvliously Discord, you gotta have guild pings for defense and attack, pings for boss spawns, vulnerability timers to attend to, etc

    You can have Discord on your phone and log in the game when ping come
  • AzheraeAzherae Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Lust69 wrote: »
    Will you use Discord while playing Ashes Of Creation?

    Some people prefer in game chat for immersion. Some like to socialise on Discord.

    What will you do?

    https://www.ferendum.com/en/PID1745920PSD1499456423

    Some of us can't always use voice chats for even the smallest of reasons.

    "Don't wake the children."

    "Don't be talking out loud while someone else is doing something nearby."

    "Literally can't physically talk so learned to type fast."

    "Can't hear well so rely on reading."

    "Microphone bad quality or broken at the moment."

    I only ask that Intrepid bears this sort of thing in mind when designing the game's flow and game chat. Sure, it's decently fair to expect that socializing gamers will rely on things like Discord in this era, but bear in mind those who won't or can't when 'setting expectations for socialization', if possible.

    As for me... tossup. I don't LIKE Discord that much, and I have people around me that fall into some of the above categories so I'm used to not doing it and relying on quick methods of typing information to them and back. I therefore am a lot less likely to join Guilds that absolutely require and expect voice chat, which I would assume would lead to less use of Discord.

    This request still stands for directly and entirely related reasons.
    Sorry, my native language is Erlang.
    
  • I prefer to type. I don’t like Discord and to hear some people I dont really know. If IRL friends will play AOC, then Ill use discord (only reason).
  • 100% will be using discord to manage my guild and activities as well as use it to our advantage being just more organized overall and much more effective than others. As well as being competitive against other guilds that are doing serious pvp in the game as any serious guild will also be doing the same thing.
  • Discord for voice with IRL friends only or for offline communicating with friends and guild.
    But most of the time i prefer the in game chat.

    I also can't use voice chat that much since I'm living with my partner in a small appartment and we have our pc's right next to each other in the livingroom.

    So i really hope the in game chat will be good and customizable. Not a disaster like new world.
  • Zahie wrote: »
    Discord for voice with IRL friends only or for offline communicating with friends and guild.
    But most of the time i prefer the in game chat.

    I also can't use voice chat that much since I'm living with my partner in a small appartment and we have our pc's right next to each other in the livingroom.

    So i really hope the in game chat will be good and customizable. Not a disaster like new world.

    NW in game chat is amazing i can't say I've had issues with it.

    I'm sure not everyone is as comfortable talking or content with being in smaller guilds. But I think it's a bit disheartening to hear irl friends only and anyone online isn't worth your time. You can be in chats and not talking 24/7, there are a lot of great people to meet, and it makes playing a mmorpgs a lot more fun.
  • Yes on Discord for guild / group / raid content.
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  • To Discord.
  • ZahieZahie Member
    edited November 2022
    Mag7spy wrote: »
    NW in game chat is amazing i can't say I've had issues with it.

    I'm sure not everyone is as comfortable talking or content with being in smaller guilds. But I think it's a bit disheartening to hear irl friends only and anyone online isn't worth your time. You can be in chats and not talking 24/7, there are a lot of great people to meet, and it makes playing a mmorpgs a lot more fun.

    I experianced NW's in game chat as really messy. I'm used to chats that is easier to keep organized and clean with customizable tabs, chanels and such.

    I change my statement to friends and not specifically irl friends only. I have some online friends that I use to voice chat with regulary, I'm just as comfortable with them as my irl friends so I sometimes mix them up and count them as irl friends aswell. I also have an irl friend that once was just an online stranger in the same guild but eventually we decided to meet up and hang irl.
    So I know that I can meet some great people and I agree it makes mmorpgs alot more fun. That's why I like mmorpgs much more than single player games. It's just that I find it hard to voice chat with new people, it makes me too nervous and uncomfortable so I usually become socially awkward, even tho I try to pretend it doesn't affect me negatively it does. I just want to be comfortable enough to speak with them in voice chat.
  • tautautautau Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I MUCH prefer typing to using discord, for various reasons.

    - I can read much faster than people can talk, so discord feels like a time waste.
    - Too much cursing! Kids trying to sound grown up by cursing, plus curse words convey no real meaning, so you are again wasting time.
    - People who talk who have nothing to say, no information, just yapping.
    - If something is typed then you can refer back to it, words are gone once said. So, discord leads to misunderstandings.

    I expect I will have to use discord, since it is so prevalent, but it will decrease my enjoyment of groups and make me want to solo to get away from it.
  • NerrorNerror Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited November 2022
    I'll use whatever voicechat the guild is using. I just really hope Intrepid has completely dropped any plans for 3rd party integration into the game and instead opt to develop whatever chat stuff they deem necessary by themselves, and purely inhouse, and then let us players figure out the rest.

    We can see how Elon Musk is doing a speedrun on how to completely destroy Twitter in these very hours and days, with critical employees mass-fleeing the company. Imagine Elon or a similar moron buying Discord too. It'd die in weeks and Ashes would be in serious trouble if Intrepid relied on Discord integration into the game.

    I would suggest any and all guilds to have a backup technology to fall back on either way if discord is down. Teamspeak, Mumble, forums, whatever is applicable to the guild and it's size.

    Oh and I'll be happy to just type in ingame chat unless I have to use voice chat for group/raid play. Constant chatter is annoying.
  • Azherae wrote: »
    Lust69 wrote: »
    Will you use Discord while playing Ashes Of Creation?

    Some people prefer in game chat for immersion. Some like to socialise on Discord.

    What will you do?

    https://www.ferendum.com/en/PID1745920PSD1499456423

    Some of us can't always use voice chats for even the smallest of reasons.

    "Don't wake the children."

    "Don't be talking out loud while someone else is doing something nearby."

    "Literally can't physically talk so learned to type fast."

    "Can't hear well so rely on reading."

    "Microphone bad quality or broken at the moment."

    I only ask that Intrepid bears this sort of thing in mind when designing the game's flow and game chat. Sure, it's decently fair to expect that socializing gamers will rely on things like Discord in this era, but bear in mind those who won't or can't when 'setting expectations for socialization', if possible.

    As for me... tossup. I don't LIKE Discord that much, and I have people around me that fall into some of the above categories so I'm used to not doing it and relying on quick methods of typing information to them and back. I therefore am a lot less likely to join Guilds that absolutely require and expect voice chat, which I would assume would lead to less use of Discord.

    This request still stands for directly and entirely related reasons.

    catfish lmao
    jk
    you could join to just listen...

    to answer OP, voice coms r a must IMO. but would b nice to have an in game voice party chat or something for those times you group up with randoms
  • There WILL BE in-game voice chat.

    Yours truly will have Discord up for guild-news & discussions. However, it will be a relief to play a game again that has in-game voice chat. Worked very well in the final few years of SWG, and I would greatly attribute the great social environment of the guilds that were around.



  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    I expect TheoryForge and DOP Crew to have Discord in use while playing Ashes.
    If Discord is still popular when Ashes releases.
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