Can someone please explain DISCORD

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  1. dUb

    dUb X HALLE

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    I've seen quite a lot about Discord servers recently, mainly on Reddit. I have had a look and I can't quite see the appeal or what makes it different or even better than the likes of Reddit. Can someone sum up what it is and why I might want to get involved in any of it please cheers :beer:
     
  2. COB

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    It's basically like chatrooms - you make or join a server which can have multiple rooms for text chat, and also voice rooms for voice chatting. It's not something I use very often, but a while ago some friends and I were watching a film at the same time as each other so it was useful to all go into a Discord voice room to talk while we watched.
     
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  3. ZenGiraffe

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    It is more like a chat room, so is good for things you need immediate responses to.

    Last time I used Discord was to visit people's islands on animal crossing, and I've used it to sort Pokémon trades. It's also used to share leaks a lot since they don't get taken down as quickly/ever.

    It was originally made for guilds on MMOs like world of Warcraft to communicate outside the game. I'm still part of my FFXIV guild even though I haven't played it for a year.
     
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  4. COB

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    How good it is will depend on what the focus of each particular server is (and the people who talk in it), I suppose - we have one for my gaymers group which lots of people joined but nobody actually chats in, so it's a bit dead :(
     
  5. whatisityoucantface

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    I didn't really get discord until I started playing Minecraft servers. Good for a cute custom chatroom thing but the voice chat bit is awkward af
     
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    I use discord for a local pokemon group. It's a great way to meet local players
     

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