We’ve recently been testing a new chat amongst the @team, and are now expanding the test to other groups within the community.
This new chat is called Babble. Although not as slick as Discord, it offers a few important advantages:
We own all the data and history, which means we are not at the mercy of an external company.
- This might not be an obvious issue, but other communities have lost their Discord servers, members, and chat history before. This is always a risk when any 3rd party owns your community’s data.
The community can self-moderate via the post-flagging system.
It can eventually be hooked directly into the game.
We still have Discord for now, but we will be slowly moving specific groups and channels onto Babble to continue our testing. As always, your input is welcome in #support:feedback, #support:questions, and #support:bugs.