Saturday, July 21, 2018

What is Discord? Social Network and Chat for Gamers?

Located in San Francisco, Discord is "It's time to ditch Skype and Teamspeak. Discord is the only free and secure voice, video, and text app designed for gamers that works on your desktop and phone." in its own words.

It is VoIP chat and call for gamers. It is also a chatroom where gamers call for raids in virtual world and reality. Some are seeing Discord as the new slack where people go talk about a topic that they are passionate about.

Pramp an online interview prep service recently switched to discord for the following reason:
They reached the Slack 10,000 message quota or limit in a week due to hyper growth with a channel of 1000. It has since then ditched Slack to join Discord which it calls "an incredible community chat app".

Local legendary raids, Mewtwo,  shiny PĆ³kemon raids have been impossible without passionate gamers and players organizing offline raids on Discord.

Community members also discuss strategy, tips and tricks, even statistics. Discord moderators, who are topic volunteers, who are gamers not staff, organize surveys and report stats on spawning of shiny pokemons and drop rates in massive online player games.

Discord is uniquely well positioned for a boom in Augmented Reality (AR) games! For any real-life raids, for which a critical mass group of players need to gather in order to win the boss battle and win valuable items or catches, Discord is the perfect instant messaging channel needed right on our cell phones - on the same operating system as our Augmented Reality games! If you don't get enough players fast, the battle simply cannot be won. The call to action needs to be instant and location relevant, again making cell phone the perfect mobile technology with all the right censors and software.

A Discord invite looks like this:

If you are developing a virtual reality game, you'd better support it and communicate with your fans and users on Discord.

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Read more about discord on its wikipedia page

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