Discord is a free chat application designed for people who play games. You can access it from an app on your phone, app on your computer, or just the web.
We are now integrating some TFE channels with Discord channels. This means you can post something in the game and have it show up in Discord. People in Discord can post things and have them show up in the game.
This is currently an experimental feature. It might not work. Messages might get lost. We might have to turn it off. Use at your own risk.
Channels currently integrated: OOC, Atalk, Newbie, Ctell
Q: How do I use this?
A: Start here: https://discord.gg/dPFet8x — Create a Discord account if you don’t already have one. Instructions in the #readme channel will help you complete the process.
Q: Why do I have to link my Discord account to my TFE account?
A: This allows us to do cool things. For example: only clan members will be able to view the clan channel for ctell. Permissions are managed automatically by TFE.
Q: Do I have to be logged in to TFE to chat on Discord?
A: No! You can stay in touch with TFE by chatting on Discord without logging in to the game.
Q: Why can’t I change my nickname in Discord?
A: This was debated but we decided to lock nicknames in Discord as your TFE account name. The thinking was this would help make it clear who is speaking. If you change your TFE account name, your nickname will change in Discord. Your TFE account name can be changed by logging in from the game main menu, then choosing option 4.
Q: Why do chats appear from my TFE account name in Discord and not the player name?
A: This is a result of the account system changes from April 2018 (see previous announcement). Your Discord account is linked to your TFE account, not specific characters, so the name displayed there is your TFE account name. Expect your TFE account name to become more prevalent as we roll out other features that operate on the account-level like this one.