As some of you may already be aware, over the past few weeks we've been playing around with a new VoIP program called Discord. We are pleased to announce that we are ready for this to be used by the guild at large, and will be migrating from Teamspeak to Discord. A quick dislaimer: Discord is still in alpha/beta, so there are some features you might be used to in TS that are currently missing, but there is a lot of active development on the program. If you run into difficulties, please let us know.
As for getting connected, below will be a basic guide for how to connect via the desktop application. The process is similar for the mobile app (which is free), and even easier if you just want to use the browser version, though the browser version has some restrictions (for example, push to talk only works when the browser is the active window). As such, I highly recommend getting an app in some form and using the browser when you're away.
Step one: Download the client of your choice here.
Step two: Register an account.
Step 3: Click "Join a Server"
Step 4: Enter the Instant Invite Link for our server. This is: discord.gg/0QitR101jhdMMnRI
You'll land in the public channel and your screen will look something like this:
You can follow the quest !'s to see Discord's introduction to its features. Upon logging in the first time, you will only have access to the Public voice channel and the Announcement and Lobby text channels. Once an admin flags you as a member, you'll be able to fully utilize the features of our server. If you need to grab the attention of an admin, you can type @Xorin, @Alethia, @Douglas, or @Kasalla and a brief message in the Lobby channel to send one of us a notification.
If you have questions about how to do something, please ask. While Discord is nice, some of its features are a little hidden. You can get to all of your settings via the cog at the lower left (circled in the previous picture). To logout, you will go to your settings. There will be an arrow at the bottom left:
Click that to get a pop-out box that says "Logout" and click that to actually log out.
Warning: By default, Discord is voice activated. You can setup Push to Talk via your Voice Settings.
Warning: By default, Discord runs at startup. If you want to disable that, go to the taskbar, right click on the Discord icon, and uncheck the "Run Discord when my computer starts" option.
Note: If you don't want to download the app, there is also a browser version. You can simply click on this link to use that instead. Do note that the browser version can be finicky with speakers and mics, depending on your browser permissions. It also doesn't support all of the features as the actual app.
We hope to see everyone on Discord soon!