- March 12, 2016 at 9:05 am #3069
I’ve set up a Discord server for Descent (and all other 6DOF games) – primarily so people interested in playing the old games can get together. But it’s useful for the newer games too because we all know 6DOF games aren’t exactly mainstream, and finding other pilots can be difficult.
To join, just visit this link: https://discord.gg/0sm18YtomfNGteiC
If you don’t know Discord, it’s pretty cool, like Telegram and Teamspeak rolled into one, with multiple moderated chatrooms, high quality voicechat, and so forth. You can connect to it just using your browser, or download a client for PC/linux/mac or even a mobile app.
Moderator applications welcome! See you in the mines!March 12, 2016 at 10:41 am #3076
Thanks for this. This looks better than mumble so far. One issue with mumble on the Descent Rangers server is that the maximum users is in the 20 something. I will start using this from now on.March 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm #3095XemeKickstarter BackerTopics: 3
Thanks, I may have to get Descent back on my system (and a microphone)… but, this seems very useful!March 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm #3097
I noticed that the Overlay feature causes glitches in frame rate when playing Descent 1. The overlay is a pretty important feature to me when you want to chat with people while playing. You can see who is talking with it. Mumble doesn’t seem to give me the same problem which is what Descent Rangers use with their Retro mod.March 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm #3111
The Overlay is brand new (not even a week old) so i would give it a bit of time.
Never had any issues myself but of course i agree this would be annoying. I have a nvidia gtx 670 and play in fullscreen mode.
You might want to set shadowplay to manual, see if that helps.March 12, 2016 at 11:56 pm #3143Sergeant ThorneKickstarter BackerTopics: 12
Cool! I just installed the Discord client the other day.March 13, 2016 at 12:41 am #3149SeaWyrmKickstarter BackerTopics: 1
I’m torn. This looks cool, and I want to try it, but all the Descent matchmaking action is currently on the Descent Rangers mumble channel: mumble://mumble.descentrangers.com:31393
Is it cool enough to get all those pilots to budge? Or am I going to wind up being in two voice chat clients at once?March 13, 2016 at 3:40 am #3164PigmyRhinoParticipantTopics: 2
The thing about the Rangers Mumble, speaking as a Ranger myself, is that it’s relatively easy to just download and hop right in, and its ease of use is what draws pilots new and old to our server. 🙂 Discord is awesome, yes. And with luck, you *might* be able to convince us to switch, but it’ll be a tough sell
Lt. Commander – Blue Lightning Squadron (Descent Rangers)March 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm #3203VerranKickstarter BackerTopics: 1
Some of us tried Discord and ended up back on the Mumble server. Not sure why, though.
Our current slot max is 35. It can be increased at any time if necessary.
Thanks!March 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm #3207d3jakeKickstarter BackerTopics: 3
I must be an old fogey if I prefer IRC and teamspeak.March 14, 2016 at 1:35 am #3278
The thing about the Rangers Mumble, speaking as a Ranger myself, is that it’s relatively easy to just download and hop right in
Oh I am well aware of Mumble and its qualities! The thing is, you don’t even have to download anything for Discord because in addition to dedicated client software, it also works just in your browser: https://discordapp.com/
They’re working on streaming integration, videochat and screen sharing support. I kinda like their business model too, as you don’t have to pay for the actual service, but down the line you’ll be able to purchase flair and fancy visual stuff to keep the service afloat. So far they’ve had a better service quality than any of my previous mumble and TS3 hosts, and I’ve been doing this stuff since the first release version of Teamspeak 😉
Oh yeah and… no slot count. That’s a biggie for me personally. Right now I still pay for a TS server because there’s resistance to change on my site too, but TS is definitely on the way out now for us.
And with luck, you *might* be able to convince us to switch, but it’ll be a tough sell
Nothing to “sell” here, as I don’t own Discord. I simply created the server and set up some groups. Also, if the Rangers admins would like to take ownership of the Discord server I have no qualms about handing it over! And as I said, if you guys wanna stick to Mumble that’s cool too.
(but not as cool :P)March 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm #3358
The overlay works well for me now. No glitches in frame rate. Maybe it was updated or something. I like Discord so far.
The only downside I see is that Discord takes up quite a bit more desktop space when the Discord app’s screen is selected.
The Descent Rangers’ Mumble server works well for me too except we did bump into the slot count being reached the other day when I invited someone to it. They were getting some bizarre certificate error but someone noticed that the slot count was full. As soon as someone else left the server the guy with the certificate errors was able to log in successfully.
I plan to run both clients and hope people do give Discord a chance. I had both overlays working while play Descent 1 multiplayer. Mumble on the top right and Discord on the top left :).March 14, 2016 at 10:14 pm #3418Sergeant ThorneKickstarter BackerTopics: 12
Well it wasn’t because of the GUI. 😉March 15, 2016 at 12:39 am #3431
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