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Or anyone who uses discord while playing games...

What makes discord easier to use than GT while playing games? I know gtx0 isn't exactly mobile optimized, and discord is a real-time chatroom thing, but is there like integration inside the games too or the console or what?

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You might be misunderstanding what discord actually is. The primary benefit to discord is that its a relatively lightweight (compared to skype) free (compared to teamspeak/ventrilo/etc) group voicechat program.

It has some extra bells and whistles in the form of chatrooms and the ability to make separate rooms / voice channels if you had a lot of people. But in my experience none of that is really useful when you're in game. I'm not going to tab out of game to pass a message on discord. I'll either say it on the voice channel, or type it in the ingame chat.

Short of implementing your own Gtx0 voicechat application, I'm not sure you can really edge out discord's function.

Posted January 16th, 2018 by Count Dooku

^ yeah, the appeal of discord is "i talk, ypu heard me, no need to tab out"

Posted January 16th, 2018 by poptart!

I believe that Discord does have an in-game overlay, but that's not particularly important. As noted above, the voice chat is the big deal. It's better quality than Steam calls, it takes less resources than Skype, it's completely free of charge and it's remotely hosted. It also has a lot of QoL stuff like being able to set individual users' incoming volume.

However, inasmuch as voice chat goes, I'm not sure how often anyone actually uses the voice chat in the GT Discord. There's so few people and the interests are so disparate that I'm pretty sure that the voice chat for my personal friends-only server gets used more than the GT one.

Though I might be able to turn that around, because I think one or two people here were interested in playing Team Fortress 2 with me...

Posted January 16th, 2018 by nullfather

Yeah I'm more interested in the GT discord group here, not discord as a whole. Good information nonetheless though.

Posted January 17th, 2018 by Xhin
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Discord can be integrated into some games. I'm playing on a Minecraft server wherein the in-game chat is simultaneously a Discord channel and you have to verify yourself in-game to even use most of the Discord.

Edited January 18th, 2018 by Black Yoshi
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