This is an overview of what we expect from our members in voice communications on Discord and elsewhere. You will learn about our rules and practices:
Choose from any number of voice channels in the GII segment of the Discord server, or in other voice channels if you would like to play with other players. Please respect private rooms, training rooms, and others that may be focusing on something particular. Use the text chat connected to the voice channel to request permission to join if you are interested.
To join a channel, simply click on it. If you have permission to join you will be added to the group. Upon entering the room, wait for a lull in communication to avoid interrupting an ongoing discussion. Pay attention to the tone of the room, and avoid disrupting ongoing discussion or gameplay. If members are playing or taking part in another activity, DO NOT attempt to change the topic of their conversations unless they’ve expressed interest.
If you are joining an activity, voice comms will be relatively open, but you should read the room before speaking. If you join a mission or operation, both of these may have more strict comms and be hosted on Guilded. For more about how to use this platform, follow the link.
Unfortunately, most of us have been in a discord channel where the situation is untenable for a number of reasons, (a person won’t stop talking, barking dogs in the background, ringing telephones, or clacking keyboards). When we use Guilded comms we are doing so because we need clear and organized communication, so it is imperative that we do what we can to avoid lousy comms etiquette.
Clear and Concise
In smaller events, voice activation should work just fine. However, in larger activities (10+ players), missions, etc. While not popular with everyone, it is highly recommended that all participants in larger events, missions, etc… use Push To Talk (PTT) rather than voice-activated comms. This will cut down on unnecessary communications. Depending on the event, mission, or operation the event organizer may REQUIRE all members to use PTT.
As such, prior to the start of the mission/operation, each participant will need to set PTT Hotkeys on their controllers and/or keyboards according to their channel and position in the mission/operation.
During gameplay variations of clear communication will be needed. The following can depend on whehter you are communicating with somebody in the same room, or on a different planet. Keep context in-mind while practicing better communication.
Thank you for considering others while using your coms!
GII will consider your remaining presence in the org as acceptance of these guidelines.