Hey there, Amacuse here, to give you the run-down on the fancy communication medium we use here in the Vast Empire called Discord!
So what is Discord, exactly?
Discord is a freeware VoIP application and distribution platform that specializes in text, image, video, and audio communication between users in a chat channel. In the context of the VE, it’s our IM and, at present, our DM communication medium, allowing members to easily communicate with one-another, as well as allowing members to quickly and efficiently communicate with higher-ups in the Chain-of-Command.
How do I sign up?
That’s the easy part, just follow this link
and it’ll take you to a separate page where you can make an account and join the Vast Empire Discord channel!
How do I log in to Discord?
If you are using the app on mobile devices (iOS or Android), then you are always logged in! If you are using it on PC, you go to this website
, then put in your email and password to log in!
Direct Messages (DMs)
To send someone a direct message, on mobile devices, swipe left on the Vast Empire channel page and click on the member you want to message. From there, you click on “Send Message” and you send your message there! To get back to where you can view your DMs, on mobile, you swipe right and select the circle that looks like it has an outline of a group of people, and you can see your DM threads from there. On PCs, you go to the right of the page, click the person you want to send a DM to, and type your message in the box provided. To view your DMs on PC, click on the Discord Home icon on the left of the page and your DMs list is shown to the right of your channel list.
Q: Do IRC commands, such as /me, work on Discord?
A: No they do not. Discord uses the same commands as Skype, as well as has its own pool of emojis that you can play with. Select channels even have a pool of emojis dedicated to their own channel altogether, though the Vast Empire currently does not use such a function.
Q: How do you get the attention of a person, or group of people, in a channel?
A: Same as you would have in an IRC-based chat room, by typing on @“display name”. Ex: type in @Amacuse, and it’ll open a drop list showing everyone with that user name. Select the individual and resume typing your message afterwards.
[This message has been edited by
(edited June 11, 2019