I've been thinking about this for a while.
What do you guys think about a Discord Server for our Stack? I mean, we do have the chat rooms already, but Discord would enable a few other ways of getting social with each other:
- We would have video and voice chat, for those interested in it;
- We can use the humoungous amount of Discord Bots that are available on the net, including one of the most powerful dicerollers I know for a non-rpg oriented software;
- We can more easily contact each other in a private manner if we wish so;
- We can actually keep in touch with each other. I'm probably not the only one, but I made some friends here and I've met some really nice people all around. It would be interesting to have a more usual place to hang out that is more usual than our current chatroom.
A few other things:
- Discord has a Desktop app, a mobile client and a web client.
- The Discord Mobile App is very, very good.
- We can set it up so the Diamond mods are mods there too to solve any problem, if there is need to do so (If they want that, of course!). Alternatively, we can set up independent Discord Mods to keep the vitriol levels down.
- It's free!
A big one:
- Discord is easy to use as a online platform for playing RPG with others, be it text- or voice-based.
This isn't the first time I've been thinking about this, but back then Discord wasn't really a thing, at least not in the way it is today for the gaming community.
Is there any interest in this, or is this just a stupid idea?
I'll let this question sit for a couple days to gather some answers/votes, and then if there is enough interest I'll cook up a Discord Server for us.
Discord is a bit of a blend of Skype, TeamSpeak, Slack and a few other social apps. It was since the begining geared towards gamers, with a very large swat of features inteded to make the social part of multiplayer games, like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, League of Legends, etc. more interesting.
It enables you to create "Servers", that are in a sense a bunch of chatrooms with text capabilities, with optional audio and video that can be categorized by different topics. It also has fully searchable log, Mod tools, and a lot of other features.
It has since then replaced Skype entirely for me, and I'm running quite a few text-based RPGs over it, plus a WoW guild and managing real-life tabletop group. It is that good.
I'm not in anyway affiliated to Discord - I just like it a lot.
Thanks for all the feedback.
After reading all the answers, it seems that the way to go is to set a personal discord up and treat it as that - a personal discord server that happens to be populated by some faces from RPG.SE instead of something official.
That will be the path I'll be taking. I'll come back to this with a invite for those that want to join after I finish setting things up.
Thanks for your time, everyone!