Sooo I'm kind of under the impression that the server Joe set up is functioning more as a 'TLS XIV guild' server rather than an actual TLS server.
I like Discord. But I'm proposing that we move back to Ryu's test server or create a new one. Since there's no problem following several "servers" on Discord at the same time I don't see it as being a major difference from the setup as is today.
We definitely use it a lot for FFXIV, though the channels are separated for a reason; people can use both the chit chat text and voice chat without getting in the middle of XIV chat.
It's convenient for all of us on the game but the Skype social convo still seems to be going strong so I guess people would rather chit chat there. Either is fine.
Yeah but the problem is, people I have no idea who are keep popping into the Chit Chat. And while that's not a problem in itself, because new people are GREAT, it feels old to keep asking them 'are you on TLS?' 'Who are you on TLS?' (should I even bother asking anymore?) (do they even know what TLS is?) because it makes it feel like it isn't really a TLS server
The best way to stop it from becoming a XIV guild is if more non-XIV players chat there. Like me! I'm on it every day.
I don't see the logic in moving back to Ryu's test server (10 people) now that we've established the TLS server (29 people and counting).
Edit: To your latest post, I know who all but one of those 29 people are. The one I don't know is "Honey". It would be nice if people identified themselves when they joined, but we can't really expect it or enforce it since it's a public server. Same goes for the Skype chat – why advertise it on the front page if we don't want strangers there?
^ Yeah but we're fairly sure the people who come into the Skype chat entered through a link from TLS. Right now it feels like (to me anyway, I might be wrong) that there's a bunch of XIV players who pop into 'chit chat' completely unaware that it's actually meant to be a TLS chit chat*. Again, I might be wrong
* Isn't that how we meant to set it up since this 'chit chat' was meant to replace Skype?
Also Ryu's server has been dead for like a year, no wonder it's just 10 people
I'm on Discord and Skype Because some people on Skype never made a Discord account so I go back and forth to chat. Also I chilled out on the XIV voice channel because that's the only voice channel used even though I don't play the game, and it was cool, I don't think anyone minded me (not like I said much, just wanted to hang out )
Sometimes I get caught up on the names of the channels, so like I pretty much stayed outta the XIV one and stuff cuz I don't have the game and didn't want to intrude. But I was brave enough to ask if I could chill in the voice chat for it and realized I'm just shy, it's not like you can only join the chat if you play XIV.
We can ask people to do that but I don't think it should be a requirement. As I said, it's a public server. If people want to come chat with us without signing up to the forum (maybe we'll persuade them to sign up from Discord) that's fine by me.
I mean, we can add a "welcome" channel with a command that allows people to set a server-specific nickname, and it should be theoretically possible (though I'm not sure) to make it so that people can't post anything until they've done that.
I definitely get the frustration from not knowing who people are but I have no strong opinions one way or the other about whether or not we should put these measures into practice, I'll leave that up to group consensus. I would prefer that people use their forum name or referenced it in some way, but I'm not against people joining that channel through other means. People referencing their forum names being a requirement would help us distinguish who is and isn't already a forum member though, which would be useful for a number of reasons (a feeling of security among them).