While WoW does have its own voice chat service, LR has chosen Discord as its voice chat because:

  • It uses minimal computer resources.
  • It can be set to being voice activated so the player's attention is focused on the game interface.
  • Game crashes do not affect it.

It supports text messages, screen sharing, private messages, has a large user community, and the like.

To use Discord:

  1. Join Discord by visiting their website and download the Discord program.
    1. Having issues? Please see their Beginner's Guide to Discord, their Help Center or this wikiHow page.
    2. While you can set it up on your smartphone, setting it up on your computer is preferred.
  2. If it's not up and running already, start Discord.
  3. Join our server.
    1. First, click on this link.  It will pass information to Discord running on your computer.
    2. Our Discord server will open up in your Discord program.
    3. You'll find yourself in our server's #verification-room, a text message only room.
    4. In the chat room's chat bar, type "!auth", that's an exclamation point + "auth" and press enter.
      1. This will let Jeeves, our friendly guild do-it-all Discord bot, know that you wish to be authorized to use our server.
    5. Jeeves will send you will send you a private message asking for you to link your BNet account to Jeeves.
      1. The only thing that this is for is to verify that you are a guildie!
      2. We only let guildies use our Discord server.
    6. Go ahead and link your BNet account to Jeeves.
      1. If you don't do this, you won't be able to access our Discord server, sorry.
    7. Jeeves will verify your account with Blizzard and set your authorization level on our Discord server based on your guild ranking.
      1. It may take up to four hours for Jeeves to sync with Blizzard.
    8. Once you've been authorized, you're free to move about our Discord.
      1. If it's been four hours and you can't move about our Discord, contact the GM or an officer and they will attempt to fix it.
        1. Usually, fixing involves you linking Jeeves to your BNet account.
        2. They cannot authorize you to use the server without you linking Jeeves and BNet.
    9. If you leave LR, Jeeves will automatically disconnect you from our Discord server.
      1. If you come back, you'll have to reauthorize yourself to our Discord server using Jeeves.

Usage

All guild chat rules are in force in the guild's voice chat.

All members of Legendary Raiders may use our voice chat free of charge.

While we don't require you to, please consider changing your nickname to your main's name.  It'll help with grouping and matching who's talking and posting in Discord.  (This will only appear on LR's Discord server and will not affect your Discord account in any way.)

  1. When you log into LR's Discord Server, in the column with the text and chat channels, you'll see the server name, "Legendary Raiders."
  2. Click that entry's carrot, a.k.a. "downward pointing arrow."
  3. Select "Change Nickname."
  4. Type in your main character in LR's name.
  5. Click save.

If they haven't spoken for a while, the system will automatically move guildies from a voice channel to the AFK channel.

Channels

Our voice chat server is divided into several channels that have voice and text channels grouped under them.  Each one has a specific purpose:

  • Legendary Raiders Info - Information about the guild and our Discord.
  • WoW Info - Information about the game.  Knowledge officers hold classes here.
  • Social - Get to know your fellow guildes.
    • Family Friendly - G-Rated chat for use by our younger guildies. This is the only family friendly, cussing not allowed, happy bunnies, colorful rainbows, and sparkly glitter all the time channel enforced only through peer pressure and common understanding. All other channels are, like the game, ESRB rated T.
  • Raid - Supports our raiding teams.
    • If you're not actively raiding, feel free to listen in but don't interrupt during pulls.
  • PvP - Supports our PvP teams.
    • If you're not actively PvPing, feel free to listen in but don't interrupt the slaughter.
  • Dungeons & Mythics - Supports our dungeoning.
    • If you're not actively part of the team, feel free to listen in but don't interrupt.
  • Questing - Supports our quest groups.
  • Happiness - Supports our happiness events.
  • Lead - For raid and PvP leaders to strategize.
  • AFK - If you do not talk for one hour, you are automatically moved here.  While you are in this channel, the only thing you can do is move to another channel or log off.  Wait long enough in this channel, and Discord will automatically kick you off.  You can always log back in or move yourself from this channel.
  • Officer - A private section LR's Leadership Team.
    • Only the Guild Master or an officer may temporarily invite people to this area.
  • GM's Loft - A private channel for the Guild Master to use.
    • Only the Guild Master may temporarily invite people to this area.

Frequently Asked Questions

"When I join Discord, I'm joining a text channel.  How do I join a voice channel?"

Double click on a voice channel with the word “Voice” in it under the category you’re interested in.

"How do I fix my mic?"

See "Where'd my Audio Input go?"

"How do I post a link to a web site or picture to a text channel?"

Copy and paste the full URL with “HTTP://” or “HTTPS://”.  For example, “http://legendaryraiders.guildlaunch.com/".

"How do I change the volume on someone who’s too loud or too soft to just right?"

Right click on their name and under User Volume adjust the slider left or right to make them quieter or louder.

"How do I access my account settings?"

Find your account name by looking down on the bottom, left hand column of the Discord app under the channel listing.  Then, to customize your account settings, click on the cog near your username.  You will be taken to the user setting screen.

"What’s the difference between text and voice chat channels?"

Text is typed message that’s persistent, it lasts until someone deletes them.  Voice is for voice communication only.  And the twain never meet.

However, you can be in one voice chat and one chat channel at the same time and they don’t have to be in the same category.  For instance, you can be in the Raiding category’s “Alpha” voice chat channel and in the General category’s “general-text-chat” text chat channel.

"Does LR recommend the browser version of Discord?"

No.  Nobody does.  If you use it, you’re on your own.

Download the Windows, Mac OS, Android, or iOS version and use that instead.

"Why are we using Jeeves?"

Security, mostly.  Keeps our server for us and nobody else.

Second, automation.  You can authorize yourself without asking an officer.  Convenient!

Lastly, it also does some cool stuff.  You should check it out.

"How do I turn Discord's WoW overlay on and, more importantly, off?"

Open up your Discord User settings.  Click the Overlay tab.  Click off "Enable in-game overlay."

See this support article for more.