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GOTR Discord FAQ

  • Information about GOTR's Discord server, including permissions, pings, and other important tidbits.

GOTR Chat - hosted by Discord


How do I access the GOTR Discord?

Guests can access our public chat channels through this link: https://discord.gg/Dq4fZht


I'm a GOTR member. How do I access all of the GOTR Discord?

You must link your gotr.us account to your Discord account in your account settings here on the web site. The easiest way to do this is as follows:

  1. If you don't have a Discord account, create one. If you do have a Discord account, log into it with your web browser. It doesn't matter if you have the client running or not, you have to be logged in through the same browser you use to access our website.

    If you're already logged into Discord, for safety LOG BACK OUT OF DISCORD IN YOUR WEB BROWSER, THEN BACK IN.

    The most common problem GOTR members have is linking the wrong account from our website to Discord.
  2. Log in to your GOTR account here on this web site.
  3. Click your username in the top right corner of the page, then go to Account Settings.
  4. Go to "Link Your Discord Account", click the big button, and you should automatically be given access to the server.
  5. If you do not see that you are linked, keep everything open but also click this link (https://discord.gg/Dq4fZht). This is the public link, and will not give you any permissions beyond access to the public text channel. If you've completed the other four steps in this list, however, the server will see that you have an account and permissions and fix everything automatically.


Are we using Discord for voice?

No, we aren't. TeamSpeak will remain GOTR's voice program because we need many of its advanced features, which Discord does not have. There will be a "Help" voice channel in Discord for members to get assistance with setting up TS3, and that's it. We are using Discord for text discussion, push notifications, mobile app, and other powerful tools that are helpful for our community.


What's up with my nickname on the server? Can I change it?

We know that members typically use a few different nicknames, and these can change from game to game, community to community. As a GOTR member, your friends (and the officers) have gotten to know you by a particular name. We can't keep up with ten different names for everyone, GOTR has hundreds of active members and that would be chaos! Your nickname on the GOTR Discord server should match your name on the GOTR web site, the handle you use in-game, and the handle you use on TS - consistency helps us all remember who's who. If you have decided to go by a different username permanently, change your name on the website under Account Settings and it'll sync to Discord automatically. Talk to an admin if you need any help.


What do I have access to?

As a GOTR member with a linked account, you have access to everything on the server - all text channels and basic permissions. The only exceptions are the admin and officer channels.

As a guest or "public" user, you have access to the Help voice channel and the #welcome, #guests, and #recruitment text channels. Whether you're a friend of the outfit or a GOTR member trying to fix their permissions, don't hesitate to reach out and say hello, plan a Joint Op, or ask for any assistance you may need.


Can I use @everyone or @here pings?

The short answer is "probably not". There are already many active members in GOTR's Discord server and until Discord allows us to suppress receiving these notifications, it means that outside of muting the whole server, you're going to get these pings in nearly every channel when they are used. We have restricted the use of @everyone and @here to three groups of people:

  1. Eidolon Council - these are our community directors and branch leaders, you should be familiar with them by now.
  2. IT Crowd/Admins - our TS, web site, and other tech admins have this power in order to alert members of changes, maintenance, outages, etc., in any GOTR service.
  3. "Branch Officers" - these are the GOTR members running game branches "on the ground". Head PS2 officers, Warframe Event Leaders, Minecraft admins, and other similar personnel will have access to these pings in order to notify their groups of events and scheduling. These pings are to be used sparingly, as necessary.

If you have an announcement you'd like to use the special pings for, ask an officer and we'll discuss it.


What are "group" pings?

In the #announcements channel, scroll up to find @shinything's message about opting in to group pings. We have several server groups such as PS2, Warframe, and GOTR Meetups - instead of using @everyone or @here, we can @PS2 or @Warframe to only ping members of those groups that have opted in. These are generally used for event notifications, patches and game updates, planning for raids, and the like. With these more controlled server groups, you won't have any irritating pings for groups you aren't involved with.


What do we use Pinned Messages for? What is the #announcements channel?

Right now, we're using Pinned Messages for both event notifications, important informational posts, and announcements. Pinned messages are per-channel, which means there will be different Pinned Messages in the #planetside2 channel and the #destiny2 channel, and that's on purpose. The #announcements channel is used for notices for the entire community, so we ask that you not mute or suppress that channel. We don't use it often, and you'll usually need to see the information we post there.


Do I have to stay up to date with every channel? There are a lot of them.

No, you don't have to keep up with every channel! Pick the ones you like. If you know you don't care about a particular game or channel, just right-click it and "Mute". This will stop you from getting most notifications in that channel. If someone does a direct @ tag with your name or an @everyone or @here tag, you may get a ping. If you find more interest for that game in the future, simply right-click it and Unmute. It's a great feature.


Can I request a new text channel? What about NSFW?

Yes, we are absolutely open to new text channels - as long as there is some interest in the subject of the channel, whether a new game or some topic for the general section, we will make a channel.

However, there will be no explicitly NSFW content or channels on any GOTR service - we're a family-friendly community.

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