EGO Tests Out Discord

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Discord is a new communication platform built for gamers. Although the app is still under heavy development it is extremely interesting in its current state. Packed full of features compared to traditional platforms like Ventrilo, TeamSpeak, or Skype, Discord has a long list of its own unique capabilities.

Always be connected to your friends
Download the free mobile app to chat while on the go or summon your AFK friends by sending a push notification with an @mention.

Text chat designed for the 21st century
Easily share images, videos, and links from your desktop or phone. Discord embeds most types of media directly in the chat.
GIFs only play when you mouse over them, so your CPU is spared. Post those GIFs. Oh yeah!

Voice chat that doesn’t slow down your game
Designed for use while gaming, Discord has minimal impact on your CPU. Your game’s performance won’t be affected in the slightest. Seriously. It’s time to ditch CPU hogs like Skype.

Voice quality so clear you can hear a pin drop
Discord is built with the latest tech using a modern jitter buffer, automatic gain control, noise suppression, echo cancellation, system attenuation on Windows and more.
You’ll love it and it works everywhere: desktop apps, browser apps, and soon phones.

Securely add and message friends
Discord allows you to add friends and individually message them outside of servers.
Use our block feature to prevent direct messages from baddies. We even hide the offenders’ text in servers – keep your eyes pure!

See who’s talking without pressing alt+tab
Discord’s customizable overlay allows you to see who’s talking in the middle of the action. You can also adjust individual volume settings, change servers and channels, or even kick people all without leaving your game.
The overlay requires the Discord Windows Client and works on most games that use DirectX 9, DirectX 11, and OpenGL.

Discord is pretty simple to set up and is available across many platforms. Not interested in downloading the application? Give it a try in your browser. Want to take a deeper look, download the PC or Mobile app.

As EGO always tries to stay on the cutting edge, we decided to toss-up a server and give it a whirl. No, we aren’t ditching TeamSpeak as of this time. We like to explore our options as alternatives for the future. Join up and give it a shot, share your thoughts with us over on our forums.

Austin

A part of EdgeGamers since May 2008, Austin has been a part of many aspects of our community. After leading the Counter-Strike Division, Austin was brought up to the Community Manager rank in March 2011, and later accepted the rank of Chief Operations Officer in July 2014.

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