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 Post subject: Frugal Discord Server and Basic How-To
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:37 pm 
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Thought I'd do a quick post for reference and a basic how-to guide...

Discord - What the hell is it?

Discord is the new thing we're using for voice chat now instead of Skype.
It's basically an always on server with a bunch of text and voice chat rooms for us to use
Works on Windows / MacOS / iOS / Android via an app or even runs through a web browser.

How do I get it?

Pretty simple, just follow this link:

https://discord.gg/0cb7KxA5qF5XHlee

It should guide you through setting it up and once you have yourself a username it'll connect you to the Frugal Server. It's worth verifying your account, so that if you switch computers or use the mobile app it'll remember the server.
If you already have Discord, just click the add server '+' icon on the left hand side and paste that URL in.

I don't like new things, how do I use this damn thing!

EDIT: Here's a very basic video guide:


It's pretty straight forward once you get used to it ...
On the left there's a list of servers you have connected to. Ours is the one with the Frugal controller icon and is called 'Frugal Gaming'. There should be an indicator to the left of the server icon to show that you're connected. If not, click it and you'll be on there.



You'll see a bunch of text channels that you can join and chat away in, and below that are some voice channels. Just click into one of those and you should be able to talk away (as long as you have a mic!). Your avatar / name will appear under the channel name along with anyone else who's in there and will light up green when you talk.



We can create as many different channels as we want, but it should be pretty easy to know which one to join (e.g. PS4 channel for PS4 game nights and DayZ channel for DayZ game nights...)



When you're done, it's always good to disconnect from the voice channel, so just hit the 'hang up' icon next to where it says voice connected. If you've been AFK or silent in a voice channel for a long time, you'll be moved to the 'Inactive' channel. Just re-join one of the other channels if you want to talk again.

At the bottom, next to your name are options to mute your own mic and mute everyone else's voice (they call it deafen). So if you're having issues hearing people or people not hearing you, just make sure you're connected to the right voice channel as other people and check you don't have anything muted here!
There's an options cog to configure notifications and all sorts of stuff to do with voice and mic input, keyboard shortcuts etc if you want to get all technical!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:01 am 
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Top work this Ben!

How do I get the links for more 'permanent' server invites, rather than the 24 hour ones?


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UglyGeezer wrote:
Top work this Ben!

How do I get the links for more 'permanent' server invites, rather than the 24 hour ones?
Easier to just use the same link I've been using as it'll always work.

(but there should be an 'Advanced' button when you create the invite to change when they expire)

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So how do you find friends? Says it wants a number or email address??, I don't know what your email addresses be at?

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bwortang wrote:
So how do you find friends? Says it wants a number or email address??, I don't know what your email addresses be at?
When you join the Frugal server you can bring up the Member List (top right of Discord, icon of 2 people). You can go into their profile and send a friend request, otherwise you can share your 'DiscordUserName#0000' like it's shown at the bottom of the app to people not using this server.

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Thanks Benjo - very useful guide

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So far, everyone seems to have taken a real shine to this. I really like it.


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Yet to try it but will do when i can guarantee that i will join in BF4 wiv ya'll

Signed up so will see how it goes

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People might want to turn notifications off for this on their phones, it seems to be driving some people round the twist with notifications for any activity.


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