Let's discuss LIVE CHAT

TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
So I'm going to start a Live Chat channel on Slack or Discord or some such, so let's discuss what's of interest to you:

Do we want to have a general channel open always, do scheduled Q&A, suggestions sessions, brainstorms, discussions of individual features, what? And do you have preferences on the app/system that we use?
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  • SkwidSkwid Posts: 29 Mendicant
    Due to beta testing multiple games, I would prefer hangouts which is Google based. I think it should be a general chat focused on the game and bugs.
  • TychaeusTychaeus Posts: 12 Mendicant
    edited July 2016
    Hmmm...is there a Discord app, or maybe even Chaos chat app for Apple?  I suppose I could just as easily...probably even more easily..just hop on my PC which already has discord installed...and is by far the easiest and most user friendly chat program I have experienced by far...compared to ventrilo, curse, mumble, and heck..even team speak..which until someone suggested and only had at the time...Discord..was a breathe of fresh air.  Simple, great options and even sound quality and sound cancellation, as well as sound placement options.  Ok, I know I ranted too much about the chat program, but you can guess my vote as far as that aspect goes. =D
    That being said, I wouldn't have a problem with scheduled chat sessions as long as they weren't too too long and could take place in the evening..past 5 pm or so and maybe before 11 pm.  Also, I think maybe a combination of these options might be a good idea because not everyone that might have some great input may be able to participate in the chats, but could view maybe a transcript later and respond, or just have a thread of some sort available as well for input, suggestions, and of course bug reporting.  Have a separate thread for bugs, suggestions and creative ideas about individual features, criticism possibly.  Maybe the scheduled live chats could even discuss some of these thread topics during such suggested brain storming type sessions.  I am not very good at thinking of new things outta thin air, but when I see a system or feature or idea of some one's for example, sometimes I can really run with it add to it and see it from a different angle..or Ina different light.  Anyways, I'm....long winded...

    Oh, also, I am not familiar with "Hangouts," is this some sort of chat program or a site for blogging/forum type discussion?  Thanks.

    hope this helps,
    Sid
  • DrakytheDrakythe Posts: 157 mod
    @Tychaeus "Hangouts" is the brand name google has given to their chat software, its somewhere between internet chat and text messaging, if you have a google account you have access to hangouts, which makes it convenient.

    I've never used Discord, but it does have an OSX, iOS, Windows, and Android versions, as well as a browser based version at https://discordapp.com/ so its definitely usable by pretty much everyone. Though I'm not sure how useful the voice chat feature would be, probably better to just limit it to standard chat.

    For various reasons I'm not a fan of Slack, but it too is highly usable. IRC is of course always my favorite, but I know that one has ease of use issues.

    Timing? I love an always open channel but right now the forums are a little low energy to support an always on channel, I think. I like the idea of schedule live brainstorm sessions, Q&A stuff, and all that stuff. I would personally suggest starting with a few scheduled things and then as the chat population builds up transition to an always on channel.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    yeah agreed @drakythe, i think to kick off I'll plan a few events for us to chat at a set time (that will be fun to regroup anyway).

    Any other services I should be considering, and any sessions any of you have been involved in that were particularly interesting?
    TheWizard
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  • NezujaNezuja Posts: 85 mod
    I'm not picky... I'll download and use whatever is decided :-)
  • TychaeusTychaeus Posts: 12 Mendicant
    edited July 2016
    Ah, ok I see.  yeah, I mean, regular typed chat is absolutely fine with me as well.  I honestly think I misread or misunderstood and thought everyone was meaning/going for a voice type chat meeting.  All good.

    And, I do have a google account from back when I actually had an android device ( sadly I do not anymore =/ ),
    so I would be just fine with taking the google hangouts route.
  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 229 Hero
    I'll likely miss all your scheduled chats because I'm from a different time and place (It's the future, I live in the future).

    If you do have super rad chat meetings, could you post a summary to the forums? That way those of us who are time-zone challenged can still be involved (just not in real time).
    ...jiggly bits...
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    yes, though i seem to recall some early morning (for you) chats once upon a time. With tea. We'll mix it up once we get to the schedule @drakythe and I were talking about so that our other-continented friends (I believe @Kjelfalconer & @Howlett, among others, are non North America-based)...
    TheWizard
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  • joekyjoeky Posts: 52 Adventurer
    someone mentioned "regroup"?

    depend on the time zone....am at GMT +8

  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    Ok cool, if you're interested in the first couple chats, drop me your time zones so I can try and choose a few that will work for this early community.
    TheWizard
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  • DrakytheDrakythe Posts: 157 mod
    Central time for me.

    I work with computers all day, so unless I'm in a meeting I can make pretty much anytime, though I may not be able to actually talk but every few minutes.
  • SkwidSkwid Posts: 29 Mendicant
    Us Eastern time for me.
  • KjelfalconerKjelfalconer Posts: 99 Adventurer
    @TheWizard is correct, I do live in a wibbly timezone. GMT. The correct one.After all, all you guys are given according to how wrong you are in comparison to us =p
    "Now remember kids- If you don't use environmentally friendly technology, a giant technicolour inter-dimensional ghost squid will come down from space and eat everybody."
    TheWizard
  • TychaeusTychaeus Posts: 12 Mendicant
    Central Standard Time...mid ground..middle of the road...how could one 'git' any riGhTEr?
  • NezujaNezuja Posts: 85 mod
    I'm on mountain standard time
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    Gotcha. Good stuff. I plan on setting up a Discord Channel on the morrow. I will advise and we will have many discussions!

    (also, @Nezuja, solid avatar btw)
    TheWizard
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    Nezuja
  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 229 Hero
    *fart noise*
    ...jiggly bits...
    Skwid
  • SkwidSkwid Posts: 29 Mendicant
    Who runs the discord app?
  • TychaeusTychaeus Posts: 12 Mendicant
    Awe, I am sorry I missed the first chat!  The 21st was my birthday, then I woke up about 10 minutes before time to go to work on the 22nd =/
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    no worries, I'm just setting it up now!
    TheWizard
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    ok we're live. and i'm the only member. let's get this rolling. here's the link:

    https://discord.gg/WFKUt

    grab the app, join the channel and we'll go from there!
    TheWizard
    I'll SMITE you
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    OK, for those following this, @Drakythe and I are configuring-- we should have some interesting functionality in the Discord chat rolling soon.

    As we go into beta, we will also be creating specific Channels for Houses as well as forums here for Houses (@helpicantfly will almost certainly know all of the House names well before that).
    TheWizard
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    Skwid
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    oh and here's the link for the other folks on this thread:

    https://discord.gg/WFKUt

    (@Tychaeus, @Kjelfalconer)
    TheWizard
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  • TychaeusTychaeus Posts: 12 Mendicant
    Oh!  I will be be able to sign in around 1030 or so, in about 2 to 2&1/2 hours from now.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    All good. If you haven't joined the Discord channel, come on in. We're currently configuring it for additional functionality and will announce a dedicated time to all get together soon.

    Here's the link: https://discord.gg/Qne8hdj
    TheWizard
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    Aaand we've just added some fun functionality to the channel via Aethex, a Discoerd bot that does all sorts of whatnot.

    But I don't wanna call him/her Aethex-- that name is terrible. What shall we call our helper bot? (I changed it to Game Master for now)
    TheWizard
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 229 Hero
    Mr Miyagi
    Gentleman Robot
    Not Wizzies Alt
    Bender Rodríguez
    Voltron

    ...jiggly bits...
    Hollow
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    there's several good ones there, Finji. I'm partial to Voltron, but it would need to be comprised of 5 liony mechs and less conversational dialogue. 
    TheWizard
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 229 Hero
    Mr Rollbot

    (cause Mr Robot is awesome show).
    ...jiggly bits...
    Hollow
  • DrakytheDrakythe Posts: 157 mod
    I vote Eachan.

    .. For reasons...
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