EverQuest II Now Has a Discord Chat Server

Written by Feldon on . Posted in DGC Wants Feedback, EQ2

I am no longer involved in the EQ2 Discord chat. You can access the EQ2Wire Chatroom here.

Players are always looking at methods to keep in communication with developers. Of late, the forums have been less than successful at serving that mission. Community has tried different things, including engaging us on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, however these social media platforms haven’t been adopted as much as they have in other games. Connecting the player community to the developers is something I am hugely in favor of and some methods have been more successful than others. I thought the old EQ2 ZAM Question & Answer sessions did rather well.

Yesterday, a new EverQuest II chat server was launched on Discord, which is a service available in your browser as well as through mobile apps that features both text and voice chat. It is independent of Daybreak Games and will be staffed by volunteer moderators and members of the EQ2 team. So far, Discord has been incredibly successful on other Daybreak games.

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Things to expect:

  • Developers aren’t going to talk about things they’re working on that are still in the planning stage.
  • We aren’t going to be strict about “off-topic” discussion. If need be, we’ll create more subchannels for specific topics, including possibly an #offtopic channel if there is strong interest.
  • It’s hoped we’ll have regularly scheduled Question & Answer sessions.
  • If you attack developers or are extremely negative, you’re going to be shown the door.
  • If you prefer Forums, E-mail, or other forms of communication with Daybreak, nobody is saying you can’t continue to use that.

You may be asking if Community is already stretched so thin, why add yet another form of communication beyond Facebook, Twitter, Forums, E-mail, and In-Game chat? The answer is that this is an a third-party site that will be a shared effort between different people.

I am no longer involved in the EQ2 Discord chat. You can access the EQ2Wire Chatroom here.

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Comments (9)

  • Noctew

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    I tried to join but the Invite is invalid or expired. :(

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    • Noctew

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      My bad…looks you need to confirm your eMail, but the app never tells you. You need to wait for the mail to arrive, click, then it works.

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  • Katz

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    It worked for me. I already use discord chat if that made a difference.

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  • Anaogi

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    When did Discord become the hot thing? I’ve seen it around quite a bit lately and don’t recall it before the last year or so.

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    • xpsync

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      LoL, i asked the same question a little while ago, i noticed when i started playing Black Desert a month or so after it launched, every f’in guild would always note that they had Discord. The game launched in March? and Discord was already at that point the hot thing, well with BD anyway.
      I know it seemed like an overnight thing, one day everyone was using either Mumble, Ventrilo, Teamspeak, Skype, Razer Comms, Raidcall, and the next day literally Everyone was using Discord.

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  • Mermut

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    Random aside…. where, besides here obviously, was this information posted/released? I sure can’t find it in the EQ2 forums… which is odd, considering those who use said forums are specifically addressed…

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  • Pink Poodle

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    Discord is much easier to use than say Skype, which introduced 3484393498 emojis that take up a lot of resources weekly

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  • Charvel

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    Pink Poodle knows everything about anything

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