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Old 06-11-2017, 12:57 AM   #1
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The IRC channel seems a bit dead, and there's no voice chat. So I've created a lil Discord for Orbiter discussion https://discord.gg/RBmUu9Z

Let me know if I should add any rules or anything.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:00 AM   #2
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...a little...what?
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:09 AM   #3
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 The IRC channel seems a bit dead, and there's no voice chat. So I've created a lil Discord for Orbiter discussion https://discord.gg/RBmUu9Z

Let me know if I should add any rules or anything.
What is the advantage of this over e.g. TeamSpeak3? We've run a TS3 server for OMP for years now, and it always served its purpose very well, so I'm curious what that new platform brings to the table.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:59 AM   #4
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 What is the advantage of this over e.g. TeamSpeak3? We've run a TS3 server for OMP for years now, and it always served its purpose very well, so I'm curious what that new platform brings to the table.
Oh wow, we have a TeamSpeak? I didn't know that! I should probably use this.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:05 AM   #5
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 Oh wow, we have a TeamSpeak? I didn't know that! I should probably use this.
Well, depends on what you mean with "we". It is no O-F service, just Ren's server dedicated to OMP.
However, nobody would mind people talking about Orbiter in general there. It was effectively dead since quite some time, anyway .
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:31 PM   #6
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 What is the advantage of this over e.g. TeamSpeak3? We've run a TS3 server for OMP for years now, and it always served its purpose very well, so I'm curious what that new platform brings to the table.
I haven't used Teamspeak, but Discord is sorta like IRC, it has a nice, simple interface, and it doesn't need to be downloaded necessarily, you can just run it in the browser. I've already got a few people on my server, how many people are on Teamspeak?
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:38 PM   #7
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The User Interface, although not really that important, is a lot more visually appealing as well. But in terms of function, there's little difference.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:32 PM   #8
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 I haven't used Teamspeak, but Discord is sorta like IRC, it has a nice, simple interface, and it doesn't need to be downloaded necessarily, you can just run it in the browser.
Teamspeak is a voice chatting platform, IRC is a text-based chat system.

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 I've already got a few people on my server, how many people are on Teamspeak?
On your server? You mean like on your physical machine that hosts the software, or more like a cloud service that calls itself server?

I'm trying to understand what's the difference between Discord and Teamspeak. I'm certainly not interested in a pissing contest.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:53 PM   #9
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Discord is aimed at gaming. It has a chat (either user to user or group chats hosted by servers) and an opt-in voice chat that IMHO has a very good quality/bandwidth ratio.

However it doesn't have more advanced features like 3D sound positioning or plugins. It's the simple and easy solution for the more casual players.

AFAIK you can create "servers" which are hosted by Discord directly, without having to setup anything on your own.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:59 PM   #10
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The other big advantage to Discord is that it's free and you can create an unlimited number of rooms. So, we could potentially have one official Orbiter Discord server for everything and then OMP could have its own sub-section within the main Discord server, for example.

I'm also into Flight Simulation and have been involved with virtual airlines and have used Discord. I would recommend it over TeamSpeak.

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 AFAIK you can create "servers" which are hosted by Discord directly, without having to setup anything on your own.
So it is a web service, not a physical server. I guess it is a centralized thing where everything goes to Discord first.

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 The other big advantage to Discord is that it's free and you can create an unlimited number of rooms. So, we could potentially have one official Orbiter Discord server for everything and then OMP could have its own sub-section within the main Discord server, for example.
For the scope of OMP, TS3 is also free. I'm a bit sceptical about webservices that offer themselves as completely free. If you are not paying, you are the product. A quick look into their terms of services actually confirms that (emphasis mine):
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Not acceptable IMHO.

But of course for casual discussion about Orbiter it might be the right platform, given that it provides easy access.
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