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A discord server?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:17 pm
by Stickman_king_28
Someone should start a discord server for this forum. Not really like Stardock's, but just something unofficial. Cause I don't think forums are where i should spam my art requests and concepts.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:03 pm
by palmpet
It WOULD be nice to have some sort of chatroom... as it would allow for some easier casual conversation that isn't as slow as waiting for a reply or PM.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:20 pm
by Tiberian
I don't know much about Discord, but there is some quite active Star Control Discord server with some 100+ members. Is that not what you're looking for? I understand its name is The New Alliance of Free Stars.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:34 pm
by Serosis
Replying to Tiberian,

Here's an invite link to The New Alliance of Free Stars: https://discord.gg/2eMa4qf

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:32 pm
by Stickman_king_28
Serosis wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Replying to Tiberian,

Here's an invite link to The New Alliance of Free Stars: https://discord.gg/2eMa4qf
OH THANK GOD! I finally have an opportunity to spill my guts about my star control fanfic custom ideas!

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 am
by Now and Forever
Serosis wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Replying to Tiberian,

Here's an invite link to The New Alliance of Free Stars: https://discord.gg/2eMa4qf
Is this associated with UQM / Paul and Fred fandom? I assume it is but thought it would be wise to ask.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:12 am
by Serosis
There's not an easy answer to that because the Discord celebrates all of Star Control, not just SC2/UQM.
Lots of healthy conversations about 1, 2, 3, Origins, and Ghosts of the Precursors. With a few mentions of the discontinued PlayStation project.

It has dedicated channels for matchmaking on those games that can be played over the net, so UQM, SC3, and SCO.

And I have my own dedicated channel for waxing on and on about the MegaMod.

If you're into the legal fracas, that has its own channel as well.

Simply put it's just a friendly place to talk about Star Control.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 am
by Now and Forever
Well okay I guess a more straightforward question is if the administration is in any way related to Stardock. I want to connect with fans of the original series and don't want to participate in any format hosted by that company at this time. :)

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:05 am
by Shiver
New Alliance of Free Stars has been a good, surprisingly active hangout. It has a mix of P&F fans and Stardock fans, making it probably the one platform on the entire Internet that's not clearly aligned with one side of the conflict. There are a decent number of Stardock fans around - many are good company, and a few of them take some getting used to. The two Stardock community managers are also guests on the server, only one of which is semi-active. That might be a problem for you.

I've been suspicious about this server since it first appeared and never really definitively ruled out that it wasn't some kind of op by Stardock. The server founder (Nackles) and his back-up moderator (DivineEternalOne) are both fairly benign. They don't have a presence on any other platform or forum that I've seen, but I haven't tried digging into it.

Hopefully this gives you some idea of what to expect.

Re: A discord server?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:11 pm
by Now and Forever
Ok, thanks for the info. I just want to hang out with actual fans of the Star Control universe. Just reading what happened at UQM I don't feel comfortable in any environment where Stardock may be administrating.