Good afternoon, all!
With @Red51's blessing, I've put together a Discord channel for the whole of the Rising World community. If you don't know what Discord is, it's basically like TeamSpeak or Skype, but much more modern and universal. It's design tailors specifically to gamers and it's a great way to stay connect within specific groups/communities. It currently caters to our English speaking playerbase, but I'm very opened to adding German channels as well.
Click the "Spoiler" for some over-explaining on how Discord works.
I wanted to create a place for people to chat about Rising World who are looking to have a more engaging conversation. I see this Discord server being used to meetup with friends to play on a particular server, share screenshots and building ideas, help new players out that are in a bind, sharing a quick YouTube video, etc... I think we could really benefit from a community Discord, the same way so many other growing indie games have.
What About the Forums?
The forums here are obviously very important. It's not my intention to take anything away from the forum at all, and I believe both Discord and the Forums can play an equal part in communicating outside the game. Forums are far superior for documentation. We can easily put all of our scripts/plugins here, information about our Rising World servers, suggestions for the game, etc... All of those topics on a forum are much easier to find then they are in a chatroom environment. What I can't do on the forums is send a message out saying "Hey, what servers are you guys playing on right now?" and get a response in a few seconds. People generally log into a forum a few times a day, but they'll keep Skype, TeamSpeak and in our case Discord opened all the time.
Who's Running It?
Currently myself and zFoxFire are the only ones in the channel. As days go on, I want to flesh out all of the staff roles, based on people who are already trusted members of the community. I'm just the guy who created it... I have no intention of micro-managing it. Once all the staff roles are picked, I don't expect newcomers will know who created it, or care to know.
To join the server, click this link: https://discord.gg/srYZqpT
If you don't have Discord downloaded already, that very same link will download it for you. You can also use it on your web browser if you don't feel like downloading it.
Once there, take a quick look at the #rules channel because I also put some additional info in there as well as your normal "don't be dumb" rules. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them here! I'll be hand-picking staff members based on forum activity. If you're an active user here and you feel like helping me manage the Discord, please PM me on the forums and not through Discord.