Discord

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Discord is a free text and voice-chat program that is used as a community hub for players of various games to congregate together and communicate without needing special clients or other software across multiple different platforms. Discord can be used from a PC via a browser as well as from a tablet or smartphone using Discord's app.

Mechwarrior: Living Legends maintains a Discord server here. Simply click the link and complete the sign-up to join!


Discord Primer

The MWLL Discord server enables you to chat with other players of the game, get prompt answers to questions you may have, receive technical support and keep up-to-date with events in the community. If you're new to using Discord, this primer will get you up to speed and familiar with the app's various features.


Channel List and User Information

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This sidebar displays all the channels of the server as well as any notifications you have received. You can switch between other Discord servers through the sidebar by clicking on the icon for that server on the far-left column. To change which channel you are looking at, simply click on it in the list. If you receive a private message, you can view them by clicking the three-head icon in the upper-left corner.

You can also mute channels by right-clicking on a channel and checking the Mute box. When muted, you will receive no notifications of activity in that channel unless you are mentioned by name. Muted channels are greyed out in the channel list.

At the bottom is your current nickname, user ID# and your avatar. The small circle (red in this image) denotes your current status: green for available, yellow for away, red for do not disturb and grey for invisible. You can change your status by clicking on your avatar.

Discord also supports voice communications - you can mute/unmute your microphone and/or headphones respectively using the icons beside your nickname. The gear icon opens the setting panel, allowing you to do things such as change your password and avatar as well as control friend settings, connect other accounts to Discord and tweak Discord's looks to your preferences.


Main Screen

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The main screen is where new messages in the channel arrive. Unlike most chat applications, you can attach files to your message using the icon directly to the left of the text input at the bottom of the screen. The smiley-face icon allows you to pick from a wide range of emoticons to adorn your message; starting a message with the backslash / will reveal other options such as including a table flip or shrug emote. You can also add 'reactions' to other users' messages by hovering over their message and selecting the small 'smiley+' icon that appears on the right-hand side of the main screen.

On the top bar of the screen, you will see an icon of a push-pin. Clicking on it will display any messages that are pinned to that channel by a moderator. Beside that is an icon for the member list, then the Search bar followed by the @ icon to find any recent mentions you've received.

User Panel

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The user panel displays everyone who is currently online on the server that has access to the channel you are looking at. Right-clicking a user will bring up a menu of options that include sending a private message,inviting that user to join a server, changing their volume in voice chat and adding them as a friend. You can also 'mention' them, which will give them a notification as a means of getting their attention.

For a faster way of mentioning someone or a group of users, use the 'at' symbol @ followed by the user's name/group when typing out a message. Discord has an autocomplete feature and will provide suggestions as you fill out the mention.


Rules

  1. Speak English. We are an international community, so using one language is important to ensure everyone can understand what is being said - please follow this rule even if your English is not perfect.
  2. Don't be a dick. Keep it cool and civil. We are here to play a videogame and to have fun together. That's it.
  3. Don't overspam. We have the #ot_general channel for your spamming needs. That being said, do not over-do it.
  4. Respect developers and their work. All the developers from both teams involved in this project worked and are still working for free on this project. If you don't like this game, just don't play it, but avoid bashing MWLL because of crashes or other problems. There are many better ways to give your feedback.
  5. No NSFW content allowed. This rule also applies to avatars, nicknames and user IDs.