Setting up Discord

Discord is a free voice and text chat app designed specifically for gaming.

Discord was born out of our own frustrations with the voice and chat tools we all use while playing games. It’s a bit strange that in 2015 most of us are using chat apps that haven’t been updated in years to play games that are updated every week. We deserve better.

Discord brings gaming communication out of the stone age. It’s free, easy to use, and with you even while you are AFK.

You can check out an extensive list of advanced features on the Discord landing page.


Setting Up Discord

To get registered and working on TEST Squadron Discord you need to have a valid and working RSI account and be a main member or affiliate member of TEST Squadron. If you are not a main or affiliate member, you can PM one of our staff members and request to be assigned with a temporary “guest” role.

  • On the page that comes up enter a username and click Continue.
  • You will now be connected to the TEST Squadron Discord server without access and with an unclaimed account. First thing you need to do is claim your account. Click on the Claim Account button on the top of the screen.
  • Your are now connected to Test Squadron Discord, but you still can’t join voice channels or chat in textchat. To have a mod reach you, please join the ‘New Users’ channel.
  • A mod will PM you, to verify your membership in TEST and give you complete access to all channels. In the event it takes a while, you can just PM a mod yourself.
  • This should be a good time to download theDiscord App instead of using the web interface. The Windows/Mac/Linux app will allow you to use Push-to-Talk which is required to be able to speak in our General Voice channel. Do so by clicking on the Download prompt on the top of the window.
  • After you download the executable, install it and follow the instructions. When you open the program and use your login credentials you should automatically connect to the TEST Squadron Discord server as you are now registered.
  • Click on the cog (User Settings) on the bottom left, go to Voice, switch Input mode to Push to Talk, assign a keybind for it and press done.
  • Switch back to the TEST Squadron server interface by clicking on the TEST logo on the top left of the Discord interface, join us on General Voice Channel and say “Hi!”.

Channel Rules

Global Discord Channel Rules: These rules apply everywhere.

  1. Please respect the decisions made by our moderators: When a moderator makes a judgement call, their word is final.
  2. No unnecessary bullying or personal attacks.
  3. No aggressive, hostile or provocative behavior – please watch your attitude.
  4. Racism and other intolerant behaviour will not be condoned.
  5. No soliciting.[1]
  6. Please use a ‘Room’ If you need communication for your game. This includes continuously describing or narrating what you do in the game.
  7. Go to a Streaming Room if you are intending to broadcast publicly.[2]

General Channel

General channel is for casual conversation

  1. No shouting matches:If discussions gets heated, end them or take them elsewhere
  2. No spamming over mic (making loud noises for an extended period of time, repeatedly saying the same thing)
  3. Nothing beyond mildly sexual topics. If it’s dodgy, take it to G-Loc Bar.
  4. Be respectful and tag spoilers with spoiler alerts.
  5. No links to illegal or illicit material, torrents included.

G-Loc Bar

Less moderation, you can talk about practically anything however:

  1. No submission of pornographic material
  2. No illegal activity

Quiet-Zone

Quiet-Zone for those who want a calmer/quieter channel (soft AFK).

  1. Respect the nature of the room and move to a different channel if you want to chat
  2. General Chat rules apply.

[1]No begging, No advertisement, external recruitment, GoFundMe-campaigns, referral spam etc. By extension, the solicitation of members using other chat services such as Skype and Steam is also strictly forbidden and will be treated as harassment.

[2]Streaming in the 3 general channels is strictly prohibited and doing so is a breach of trust

Advanced Features

  • Setup Discord app on your phone
  • Mute channels
  • Set different nicknames on different discord servers (e.g. TEST Gaming)

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