Discord Guide   Hello fellow Skylords and Skyladies! As many of you are aware the project has moved over to Discord from Team Speak check out the official post by @InsaneHawk for more details: I myself have no experience with Discord but hopefully I am able to learn and help you out the best I can. There is a browser version that you can use (no download required) check it out here: https://discordapp.com/login (NOTE: You will need to allow your browser access to your microphone to use voice channels). Downloads   There is quite a few types downloads for Discord (see list and links below)   Computer downloads:   Linx - Coming soon. Mac - https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=osx Windows - https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=win   Phone app downloads:   Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord Apple IOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discord-chat-for-games/id985746746#   Download the file which meets your operating system. Open the file to allow it to install.   Registering   To use Discord you will need to create an account. This is simple just like registering on the forums you need to provide an email address, username and password (see photo below)     After you have filled this information in here press continue. You will then be sent a verification email to your email address which will contain a link which you will need to open in order to verify your account.   Congratulations you now have a Discord account and can now join the Battleforge Reborn Discord server.   Joining   To join the Battleforge Reborn's Discord server is really simple! Once you have successfully downloaded the correct app and created your account now it's time to login. Type in your email address and password then click login.   When you have logged in you should have a page that looks something like this: If you look at the top left hand corner you will see a small grey circle you need to click this in order to add a server. (see photo below) After you have clicked this a small white window should appear like this: Now you will need to click "Join a server" and this should appear: In this box like the photo above you will need to put this URL "https://discord.gg/0y3WGMGXhd5q2lXA". Then click join.   Congratulations you are now in the Battleforge Reborn Discord server! Enjoy typing and talking to your fellow Skylords and Skyladies!   Roles   On the Discord server you might notice some players names are in colours. No role - This is a default rank given to everyone who joins the Discord server. Welcome to our project! Closed Beta Tester - This rank is the color pink and these guys have been helping us to look for bugs and problems in our servers. Please don't ask to be a Tester. Developer - This rank is the color yellow and these guys are the ones making all our dreams come true. Moderator - This rank is the color red and these guys are the ones who can help you if you have any problems or questions. Community Manager Administrator - This rank is the color cyan and this person is in charge of making sure the community are behaving and well looked after. Administrator - This rank is the color green and these guys are the ones who made all of this possible. A big thank you to them.   Member Listing   To the right hand side of the screen there is a list of members they're in categories based on the role they have on the Discord server as well as their online status. (see photo below)   You can also hide the member listing by clicking the following icon:     To turn member listing back on just simply click icon again.   Features   Muting - This is muting yourself and or others. To mute yourself simply just click the microphone button in the lower left hand corner. (see photo below) To mute a certain member simply right click their name in the listing then click the check box next to "mute" in the drop down menu. (see photo below) Deafening - This mutes everything including yourself. To mute everything including yourself click the headphones icon in the lower left hand corner. (see photo below) Blocking players - This blocks players that are annoying, harassing, sexist, racist or rude. (see photo below) (NOTE: Please report to a staff member if they get out of hand)   To block someone simply right click their name in the listing then click "block" at the bottom of the drop down menu. (see photo below) After you have clicked this a small window will pop you like this: Simply just click block and they will be blocked! (NOTE: They will be removed from your friends list)   To unblock someone simply just right click their name again and click "unblock" at the bottom of the drop down menu.   Adding friends - This allows you to add members as friends, which makes private messaging with them much easier. There is two ways which you can do this.   The first way is to right click their name in the listing and clicking "add friend" from the drop down menu. (see photo below) After you have clicked this it will replace it with the following text: Now all you need to do is wait for them to accept your request.   Mentioning - This allows you to mention a certain member in a channel and it also sends them a notification noise (if they have them enabled). There is two ways to mention someone.   The first way is to right click their name in the listing then click "mention" in the drop down menu. (see photo below) This will then add their name and Discord tag (a # and a four digit number) to the chat box. (see photo below)     Now all you need to do is type your message and press enter to send it.   The second way is much simpler than the first all you need to do is type @ into the chat box and slowly start to type the name of the player you wish to mention and a small list of members with a similar name will start to appear. (see photo below)     Then all you need to do is click the correct member from the list and it will place their name into the chat box and you again just need to type your message and press enter to send it. (see photo below)     Private Messaging - This allows you to privately talk to a member on the Discord server. There is three different ways in which you can do this.   The first way is to right click their name on the listings and clicking "message" in the drop down menu. (see photo below)     After you have clicked this it should open a new window that looks like this:     Now you can just send the other member a message and they will get a notification and you can start talking!   The second way to message someone is to go to their profile to do this you again right click their name in the listing and click "profile" which is the first option in the drop down menu. (see photo below)     After you have clicked this a small window like this should appear:     Then all you need to do is click the "message" button and the same window as above should open up and you can send them a private message just like before.   The third and final way you can private message someone is to just left click their name in the listing and a small window like this should appear:   Then all you need to do is type your text into the text box that says "message @<name>" and press enter and it will send your message.   Profile Viewing - This allows you to view a certain members profile. To do this all you need to do is right click their name in the listing and click "profile" which is the first option in the drop down menu. (see photo below) After you have done that a small window like this will appear: As you can see in the photo it shows you their account name and Discord tag. It also shows mutual servers and mutual friends that you have in common with this particular member.   Online Status - This is pretty self explanatory, it shows if a member is online, AFK (away from keyboard) or offline. To tell if a player is online, AFK or offline simply look at the side of their profile and you will see a small circle next to it, a green circle means they're currently online, an orange circle means they're currently AFK and no circle means they're currently offline.   User Volume - This allows you to control the volume of another member if they're too loud or too quiet. To do this all you need to do is right click their name in the listing and you will see "user volume" in the drop down menu. (see photo below) All you need to do is drag the bar up (to increase the volume) or down (to decrease the volume). The volume is default set to 100%. The maximum you can go is 200%. (WARNING: R.I.P headphone users) Channels   On the Discord server there is a wide amount of different channels. The list of them can be found at the left hand side of the screen.   Text Channels - There is only two of these channels on the Discord server and they're text based only. The name of the channels can be seen at the top left hand side of the screen. (see photo below)   The general_discussion channel is the public channel on the server and everyone has access to it. Here you can talk to all the members and staff about anything you like (within reason)   The announcements channel is locked and only staff members have access to type messages there. Here you can find out important announcements about Battleforge Reborn progress and other important things.   Voice Channels - These channels are voice only channels and require you to use voice only. There is a large number of these some you will have access to. Some you will not. For example the Admin Desk, Developer Desk, Moderator Desk and Alpha - Testers channels are all locked and only certain members have access to them. (see photo below)     Muting Channels - This allows you to mute certain channels or all channels so you don't get notification sounds or alerts.   The first way I will talk about mutes all channels unless your name is mentioned. To do this all you need to do is click the small bell icon in the top right hand side of the screen. (see photo below)   Once you have clicked this the icon will change slightly. (see photo below) To unmute all channels simply just press the icon again and the icon will return to normal again.   To mute a single channel all you need to do is right click the channel you wish to mute from the channel list and click the check box "mute <name of channel>". (see photo below) (NOTE: Only text channels can be muted) After you have clicked the check box it should look like this: Congratulations you now know how to mute channels on Discord! User Settings To access your User settings all you need to do is click the small gear icon in the bottom left hand corner near the mute and deafen buttons I talked about earlier. (see photo below) Once you have clicked this icon a small window like this will appear: On the left hand side of this small window you will see a small list of different settings you can edit to your hearts content.   I will talk about each of these settings now.   Account - This is the default page that opens up when you go to your user settings. It contains your username, email address, current password and your avatar (you can also change these here if you wish). You can also change your password here by clicking "change password?" (see photo below) Avatar - To change your avatar all you need to do is click the circle with a small alien/robot like face at the right hand side. (see photo below) (NOTE: It should say "change avatar" when you hover over it) After you have done this it should open up your files for you to search for a photo you wish to use. (NOTE: The maximum image size for an avatar is 128x128) When you have found the photo you want to set as your avatar just click the "open" button and it should replace the circle with a small alien/robot like face with the photo you have chosen. Then all you need to do is click "Done" at the bottom right hand side of the window.   Connections - This is where you can integrate your account to other devices. (see photo below)     Currently only Twitch and YouTube are available but Discord is working on adding Battle.net, Twitter and Facebook. Connecting your account to these will allow you to unlock special Discord integrations. (I am not sure what these special integrations are at this current point)   Friends - This is where you can alter your privacy settings (allow/disallow people to send you a friend request by using your email address) (see photo below)     As you can see you are also able to alter who can add you as a friend. There is three different options you can pick from, "everyone", "friends of friends" or "server members". It is totally up to you which option you would like to pick here.   Text & Images - This is where you can alter how photos, videos and lolcats are show. If you would like to see information about a link that has been pasted into a channel. You can also pick if you want emotions from messages to show up or not and if you want to allow playback and the use of the text to speech command. (/tts) (see photo below)     Voice - This is where you can alter the input and output volumes. If you would like to have the input as push to talk or voice activity. There is basic settings and advanced settings which you can alter. I will not talk about all of these options but feel free to look through these in more detail in your own time.   Basic settings for voice:     Advanced settings for voice:     Notifications - This is where you can enable or disable desktop notifications, turn text to speech on for all channels, certain channels or no channels. You can also turn off sounds for certain notifications (see photo below)     Once you have selected to notifications you don't want to allow simply click the "done" button and you have successfully edited your notification settings.   Keybinds - Here is where you can bind keys to do certain things. For example you can bind the "`" to "push to talk" (see photo below)     As you can see in this photo I have already added a keybind for push to talk. I will show you step by step how I did this.   First of all I clicked the "add a keybind" button then a this will create two boxes in the list like this: Now all you need to do is click the "unassigned" button and scroll through the drop down menu until you see the option you want, for this we need "push to talk" (see photo below) After we have clicked "push to talk" the "unassigned" should change to "push to talk". (see photo below) Now all we need to do is pick a key we want to use in order to activate push to talk. For this we will use the "`" key. I use this because it isn't really used for anything while gaming or in general. All you need to do is put the key you wish to use in the blank box next to the drop down menu box we just selected "push to talk" in. (see photo below) Now all you need to do is click done and congratulations you have successfully added a keybind for push to talk.   To delete a keybind all you need to do is click the small trash can icon at the side of the keybind you have created. (see photo below) Appearance - Here is where you can change the appearance of your Discord. There is two themes which you can pick from. I myself prefer the dark theme but pick whichever you prefer. (see photos of both themes below) Dark theme: Light theme: You can also change how you want messages to be displayed. You again have two options to pick from. I myself prefer cozy but pick whichever you prefer.  (see photos of both below) Cozy (modern, beautiful, easy on your eyes): Compact (fits more messages on your screen): Games - Here is where you can add games that you play so members can see if you're currently playing a game or not (maybe they won't bother you if they know you're in a game). Some games are automatically added themselves. You can also add games yourself by clicking "add it" (see photo below) When you click add a game a small drop down menu will appear with games which you are able to add to your list. Pick whichever games you wish from this list and add them.   You can remove a game from your list by clicking the grey cross next to the game. (see photo below) Overlay - This is where you can allow an in-game overlay over Discord. (NOTE: Enabling overlay can possibly trigger a false positive in your anti-virus software, it can may also now work for everyone. If you have any problems or questions feel free to check out Discord's help article located here: http://bit.ly/1Nj8Ch8 As well as this you are able to change the size of peoples avatars to small or large. If you always want display names, only when speaking or never and finally if you want to display users either always or only when speaking.   Checking click to enable in-game overlay. A small text box will appear next to this called "toggle overlay lock". Here you can set a certain button that will toggle overlay when pressed. (see photo below) It is set to shift + ` pressed together by default but you can alter this to any key you want.   Locale - This is where you can change the language of Discord there 18 different options to pick from. Bulgarian Czech Danish Dutch English / USA French German Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese/Brazilian Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish Traditional Chinese Ukrainian It is not known if more languages will be added in the future.   Streamer Mode - This is where you can enable or disable streamer mode. (you can also enable or disable streamer mode in keybindings if you have created one for this) You can also enable or disable streamer mode if OBS or XSplit are on your computer. As well as hide personal information. (email, connected accounts and anonymous Discord tags) If you wish to you can also disable all notifications and sound effects while you're using streamer mode. Finally you can also pick to hide instant invite links. (which is recommended if you don't want people to access your Discord servers) (see photo below for a quick look at Streamer Mode) Direct Messaging Direct messaging is where you can directly message a certain member of the Discord guide in private. It also shows you your friends list and if they're online or not. To go to direct messaging click the three people figures icon in the top left hand corner as seen in the photo below. Once you have clicked this icon a page like this will appear: As you can see from the photo above you are able to add members as friends (like I have mentioned above), view your online and offline friends, pending friend requests and also a list of people you have blocked. You can start a direct message with a friend by just clicking on them from your list and it should open up a chat box for you to start talking to them. Once you have spoken to a member in direct message you can find them under the "Direct Messages" as seen in the photo below. You can go back to these conversations whenever you wish and the chat history will also be there for you to read back on if required. You can also close down a direct message conversation by clicking the cross next to the person's name in the "Direct Messages" list as shown below. Or you can just right click the name from the list and click "close DM" from the drop down list as shown below. This is now the end of the guide. I hope you found this useful in some way. If you think I have missed out anything or would like to know about anything in more detail feel free to send me a PM or leave a comment here. (please remember I am also new to Discord too so I might not know all the answers myself) Thank you for your time in reading this. Have a nice day.