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The Game Hamster wrote:

It is the Face-cam/chat-room/voice-chat app that skype dreamed of one day becoming. it is all three rolled into one. (I've not used the face-cam option yet, but the other two are just better than Skype for many reasons, but if you join to many discord servers, your computer will sound like a phone that dings all day.)

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I just have the dings turned off =)

I will contest one thing - Discord's voicechat constantly drops a third of all conversation between Scint and me, making carrying on an extended discourse somewhat annoying. Skype never did that unless our connections were shot to heck by something like weather.


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Scintillae wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:

It is the Face-cam/chat-room/voice-chat app that skype dreamed of one day becoming. it is all three rolled into one. (I've not used the face-cam option yet, but the other two are just better than Skype for many reasons, but if you join to many discord servers, your computer will sound like a phone that dings all day.)

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Discord voice drops so many words mid-sentence it's not even funny.

Ever used Skype?

Edit: Discord has had consistently less problems for me than Skype.
I am usually the one it voice drops when I voice chat, but I don't mind repeating myself if I only have to do it once or twice every half-hour.

Shadow Lodge

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... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....

Shadow Lodge

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The Game Hamster wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:

It is the Face-cam/chat-room/voice-chat app that skype dreamed of one day becoming. it is all three rolled into one. (I've not used the face-cam option yet, but the other two are just better than Skype for many reasons, but if you join to many discord servers, your computer will sound like a phone that dings all day.)

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Discord voice drops so many words mid-sentence it's not even funny.
Ever used Skype?

See my post just above yours. Yes we did and we never had that problem unless there were outside extenuating circumstances.

Even on the best of days Discord voicechat is constantly losing words.


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Must say I've had few problems with it recently, but it used to be dreadful.


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Orthos wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:

It is the Face-cam/chat-room/voice-chat app that skype dreamed of one day becoming. it is all three rolled into one. (I've not used the face-cam option yet, but the other two are just better than Skype for many reasons, but if you join to many discord servers, your computer will sound like a phone that dings all day.)

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Discord voice drops so many words mid-sentence it's not even funny.
Ever used Skype?

See my post just above yours. Yes we did and we never had that problem unless there were outside extenuating circumstances.

Even on the best of days Discord voicechat is constantly losing words.

To be fair, we play with people in about two to three different states, and in various parts of those states. Someone was going to have poor weather. Discord doesn't get worse with the weather, and while it's problems don't go away, not getting worse was still better.


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Orthos wrote:
... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....

at my house, we call it "Porky Pigging it."

Shadow Lodge

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The main reasons we switched to Discord were:

1. Our friends were getting locked out of Skype for various reasons, and because Skype is now owned and managed by Microsoft, they made getting back into your account a hell and a half, so they started one by one ditching the program and moving to Discord.

2. Other people we wanted to stay in touch with either didn't have Skype or had abandoned it for other reasons and Discord was becoming the place to keep in touch with 90% of people on the internet we knew.

3. Skype's mobile app has become all but unusable.

4. I already had it for keeping in the know on other communities - mostly games I played or Patreons I follow or support - so ditching Skype was just one less program I needed open on my computer.


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Orthos wrote:

The main reasons we switched to Discord were:

1. Our friends were getting locked out of Skype for various reasons, and because Skype is now owned and managed by Microsoft, they made getting back into your account a hell and a half, so they started one by one ditching the program and moving to Discord.

2. Other people we wanted to stay in touch with either didn't have Skype or had abandoned it for other reasons and Discord was becoming the place to keep in touch with 90% of people on the internet we knew.

3. Skype's mobile app has become all but unusable.

4. I already had it for keeping in the know on other communities - mostly games I played or Patreons I follow or support - so ditching Skype was just one less program I needed open on my computer.

Those are all reason I would list as things that make discord automatically superior to Skype.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....
at my house, we call it "Porky Pigging it."

Eeeka-eeeka-eeeka-That's All Folks!

Shadow Lodge

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The Game Hamster wrote:
Orthos wrote:

The main reasons we switched to Discord were:

1. Our friends were getting locked out of Skype for various reasons, and because Skype is now owned and managed by Microsoft, they made getting back into your account a hell and a half, so they started one by one ditching the program and moving to Discord.

2. Other people we wanted to stay in touch with either didn't have Skype or had abandoned it for other reasons and Discord was becoming the place to keep in touch with 90% of people on the internet we knew.

3. Skype's mobile app has become all but unusable.

4. I already had it for keeping in the know on other communities - mostly games I played or Patreons I follow or support - so ditching Skype was just one less program I needed open on my computer.

Those are all reason I would list as things that make discord automatically superior to Skype.

Pretty much. Like I said, my one complaint about Discord has been the constant dropping of voicechat. In every other respect it's much more convenient.


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Woran wrote:

Im very sorry to hear about the dog John.

Thanks, Woran.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....
at my house, we call it "Porky Pigging it."

Yogi Bear style, should you forego everything bar a trilby and a collar & tie.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....
at my house, we call it "Porky Pigging it."
Yogi Bear style, should you forego everything bar a trilby and a collar & tie.

Invite sent!


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About to go home from the Library. Good night, everyone.


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Night John.

Zelda is still on her camping retreat. She'll get back home tomorrow. Aiymi and I just got back from Chicago. The Adult Kid still had stuff in a storage unit she was still paying on. For her birthday we just cleared it out and she no longer is paying for the unit.


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Re: Discord. I'm not against it, but I have a hard enough time keeping up with this one thread. Real time chat would just keep me from actually doing my job even if I'm not saying anything.


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It turns out covering your leg in paver silt is a good way to dry out your skin.

Still haven't tested out if it makes me bullet proof.


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If I put a bunch of toenails in the microwave, will the radiation grow them into loyal minions.

And further, will the resultant copyright infringement lawsuit from Antonio Banderas give me super powers.

Dark Archive

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Hope every-FaWtL is doing well and having a good weekend. Take care of yerselves out there.


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gran rey de los nekkid wrote:
Cap Yesterday, Mister Mom Dude wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I spread my mud, now I can go home.
Captain Yesterday "Professional Mud-spreader" is the perfect name for your next alias.

No need, it's no different than spreading peanut butter (or molding mashed potatoes)

Just on a larger scale, with a mini bobcat (and your family doesn't give you weird looks).

Have you tried using a mini bobcat to mold a mixture of mashed potatoes and peanut butter?

While nekkid, of course.

I don't think they'd blend very well.

But, yes, given enough of it, I can sculpt it with a mini bobcat.

Dark Archive

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My friends and I use Discord for gaming these days. We used to use Skype, and there's a couple of us that still do, but it's mainly Discord now.

I found it far more temperamental than Skype. I haven't had the word dropped issue, but we did set it up so that it's constantly transmitting, so it never stops to drop words. I'd still prefer Skype, but the migration is well underway, so *shrug*.

Tacticslion:
Invite me up!

Dark Archive

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Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Captain James T. Yesterday wrote:
If I have enough sex with my wife will that give me super powers, because that's what she's been telling me.
Are you implying that your wife is radioactive?

puts on captain yesterday outfit, hangs out around the general a lot

Okay...now I have to think captain yesterday thoughts...think captain yesterday thoughts...

I haven't seen a single multi following this. You're clearly not captain yesterday'ing hard enough.


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LordSynos wrote:
Hope every-FaWtL is doing well and having a good weekend. Take care of yerselves out there.

Takes foot out of microwave (hoping to gain super speed).

Take care of myself? So, this isn't a good idea...


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LordSynos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Captain James T. Yesterday wrote:
If I have enough sex with my wife will that give me super powers, because that's what she's been telling me.
Are you implying that your wife is radioactive?

puts on captain yesterday outfit, hangs out around the general a lot

Okay...now I have to think captain yesterday thoughts...think captain yesterday thoughts...

I haven't seen a single multi following this. You're clearly not captain yesterday'ing hard enough.

you're right. His wife will see right through my attempts to gain super powers via her intimate charms.


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captain yesterday wrote:
LordSynos wrote:
Hope every-FaWtL is doing well and having a good weekend. Take care of yerselves out there.

Takes foot out of microwave (hoping to gain super speed).

Take care of myself? So, this isn't a good idea...

then again...i did attempt to gain super powers through this method as a child...hmm...


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It'll melt chocolate, and give you (possible) skin cancer (twenty-fifty years from now) [you know, like ultra-violet light].
So you really need to microwave every bit of you body and insides, so that you can become deadpool!!!
Or it could just make you go blind if you expose yourself to long...
But then your dare-devil!!


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No one uses google hangouts?


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Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Only when forced to.

It's not as awful as Skype.

Today in the car, Hermione was commenting on the subject of unicorns. I was only half-listening.

"...but not pink," she concluded with withering scorn.
"Oh? What color should a unicorn be then?"
"Either pearly white, or sparkly black with a pearly white mane and tail."
"So, a drow unicorn?"
"What's a drow unicorn?"
"Hmm? Nothing. [changes the subject]

Now I need a drow unicorn npc.

The Exchange

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Drow unicorn

Also, nephew's birthday party today.

*Hangs up busy sign*

Shadow Lodge

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Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Never heard of it.

The Exchange

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If you need a white mane

The Exchange

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Just another rant. One of my players was asking for live chat for PBP. Sure I'm active beyond the norm, but I can't have a live chat on at work, since all those flashing lights and beeping sounds are going to attract unwanted attention and get me caught for skiving. For me if you want to communicate, that's what discussion and PMs are for.

As such I also will not open things on roll20, since you can't unless on premium membership, which I refuse to pay for.

Can't you just appreciate your GM for what she can do rather then make her do things she can't?


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Orthos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?
Never heard of it.

Crookshanks got in trouble for using it (or more specifically she got in trouble for trying to hide she was using it.


Just a Mort wrote:
If you need a white mane

Excellent!


Paper Jam Dipper wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
... no, I do not have voice conversations sans pants, unlike some people I've heard of....
at my house, we call it "Porky Pigging it."
Eeeka-eeeka-eeeka-That's All Folks!

Hey, hey! Hey, there, buddy! Hey, it's okay. Want some crackers?


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lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Only when forced to.

It's not as awful as Skype.

Today in the car, Hermione was commenting on the subject of unicorns. I was only half-listening.

"...but not pink," she concluded with withering scorn.
"Oh? What color should a unicorn be then?"
"Either pearly white, or sparkly black with a pearly white mane and tail."
"So, a drow unicorn?"
"What's a drow unicorn?"
"Hmm? Nothing. [changes the subject]

Now I need a drow unicorn npc.

I helped!

(See, the backstory is that you used to be a drow, but rolled that one percent chance to come back as something else... and now you're all itchy and chaotic good for some reason!)

NOTE: that is not necessarily the back story... also, don't be upset if someone named "Drizzt" teams up with the MLP lawyers...


Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

... no, no one actually does.

OH, SICK BURN~!

... but seriously, I hear it's not as often used as most any other platform. I don't know if it's any good, or not. Have you used it? What's it like?


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The only people I know who use google hangouts are from another aspect of my life that I am only distantly/indirectly involved in now and would misunderstand what we use the term "roleplaying" for.

And oh yeah, the people in one of my games. But thats because phone service is spotty in that neighborhood and hangouts is FAR more reliable.


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The Game Hamster wrote:

It'll melt chocolate, and give you (possible) skin cancer (twenty-fifty years from now) [you know, like ultra-violet light].

So you really need to microwave every bit of you body and insides, so that you can become deadpool!!!
Or it could just make you go blind if you expose yourself to long...
But then your dare-devil!!

Hard pass.

stops short of throwing out microwave


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lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Only when forced to.

It's not as awful as Skype.

Today in the car, Hermione was commenting on the subject of unicorns. I was only half-listening.

"...but not pink," she concluded with withering scorn.
"Oh? What color should a unicorn be then?"
"Either pearly white, or sparkly black with a pearly white mane and tail."
"So, a drow unicorn?"
"What's a drow unicorn?"
"Hmm? Nothing. [changes the subject]

Now I need a drow unicorn npc.

We already have one, she is an alicorn, and she is BEST PRINCESS


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Only when forced to.

It's not as awful as Skype.

Today in the car, Hermione was commenting on the subject of unicorns. I was only half-listening.

"...but not pink," she concluded with withering scorn.
"Oh? What color should a unicorn be then?"
"Either pearly white, or sparkly black with a pearly white mane and tail."
"So, a drow unicorn?"
"What's a drow unicorn?"
"Hmm? Nothing. [changes the subject]

Now I need a drow unicorn npc.

We already have one, she is an alicorn, and she is BEST PRINCESS

Well, Excuse me!!


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Twilight Sparkle: alicorn royal wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

Only when forced to.

It's not as awful as Skype.

Today in the car, Hermione was commenting on the subject of unicorns. I was only half-listening.

"...but not pink," she concluded with withering scorn.
"Oh? What color should a unicorn be then?"
"Either pearly white, or sparkly black with a pearly white mane and tail."
"So, a drow unicorn?"
"What's a drow unicorn?"
"Hmm? Nothing. [changes the subject]

Now I need a drow unicorn npc.

We already have one, she is an alicorn, and she is BEST PRINCESS
Well, Excuse me!!

bows deeply I mean no disrespect, Princess Twilight Sparkle, however, Princess Luna has been doing this a bit longer than you...


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And yet, I think their villain defeat count is a little lop-sided...
I like princess Luna, and Celestia, and mostly attribute that to poor planning/character writing


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Orthos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?
Never heard of it.

That's a chat/voice communicator that is built-in in gmail. It needs to be enabled in gmail settings and now it also has an app for mobiles.


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I played a game once via it. It wasn't terribly bad, not any worse than Skype (which I dropped once they were acquired by M$ and asked me to make a M$ account to use it).


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captain yesterday wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Captain ? wrote:
Diswhat.
It's a very popular chat service; basically a very fancy AIM or WLM that works for phones and computers.

Now explain it as you would to a five year old, that's also Amish.

I don't speak in acronym, sorry!

Lol your old man is showing.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Captain ? wrote:
Diswhat.
It's a very popular chat service; basically a very fancy AIM or WLM that works for phones and computers.

Now explain it as you would to a five year old, that's also Amish.

I don't speak in acronym, sorry!

Lol your old man is showing.

Zips up fly

Thanks.

Oh...you weren't talking to me...


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Well your still welcome for the reminder.


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Drejk wrote:
No one uses google hangouts?

We've recently started using it for between session communications, but only the chat feature. Not the voice or video options. We had been doing it all through email, but it wasn't always easy to go back through dozens of emails to find what someone had said at some point. So we use the chat to handle all that stuff now. The GM also uses it to share pictures of NPCs, maps (with all the GM only stuff scrubbed off, of course), and other things like that. It works fine for that.

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