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    My PCs forced me over to Discord... they thought it more user friendly. I like it o.k.
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    I would have to get syrinscape working with discord, and I am a teamspeak user, so more work for me to switch over, but I guess I can.
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    Discord... Yeah, so not always the best way to communicate. A few things I'd like to mention about 'it'. Since I started FGC here are some things to keep in mind or use for troubleshooting.
    1. Quite often folks try to plugin USB audio devices while Discord is already active. This causes issues with audio. A user has to make sure their headset is already plugged into their machine prior to firing up Discord, or they must reboot the Discord app session.
    2. Since not everyone is privy to the fact that Discord permissions can require 'Push to Talk' to use the specific rooms or sections setup that way. Sometimes I even forget this fact. This is done to enforce an etiquette to help reduce background noise during a lesson or gaming session. This will be confusing to a new user initially.
    3. Common things such as wireless headsets low on batteries, a server-wide outage, windows/mac audio settings out of place or even muted. Trying to use an old headset that has 'frayed' or broken wires, and the extreme examples are; users not even having their headset plugged in, the jack pulled away from the audio port, incorrect port (Mic vs headphones) used;an inline mute button or volume control setting is active.
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    Thanks for the comments about Discord and Teamspeak - if there are any further comments/discussion please take that to a new thread. I don't want the main announcement/discussion thread for FG Con 12 to devolve into in depth discussions about communication apps. Thanks for your understanding and consideration.
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    I wasn't able to get into a game last FG Con so super excited to hopefully join a group for April!

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    We have any AL premiers or Epics in the plans?

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    I also prefer Teamspeak, and actually have connection issues with Discord every now and then. If it will be strictly Discord, I don't think I will run anything this time. It's not nice when Discord doesn't send what I'm saying, but if I'm the GM, that would be extra annoying.

    Edit: sorry I brought Discord/Teamspeak up again, Trenloe. I just failed to notice there's a second page to this thread.
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    Just to be clear, @Trenlo FG Con will run from:
    17:00 NZ time (UTC +13) which translates 04:00 UTC Friday 13 April
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    24:00 HI time (UTC -10) which translates to 10:00 Monday 16 April

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubaDragon View Post
    Just to be clear, @Trenlo FG Con will run from:
    17:00 NZ time (UTC +13) which translates 04:00 UTC Friday 13 April
    Through
    24:00 HI time (UTC -10) which translates to 10:00 Monday 16 April
    That's like 76 hours of gaming goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubaDragon View Post
    Just to be clear, @Trenlo FG Con will run from:
    17:00 NZ time (UTC +13) which translates 04:00 UTC Friday 13 April
    Through
    24:00 HI time (UTC -10) which translates to 10:00 Monday 16 April
    Correct.

    But it is up to the individual GMs when they run their events within these times - you'll find the core is North American times Friday through to Saturday night. For organized play the relevant admins try to get more fixed time slots - so that organized play sessions for a specific RPG system don't overlap, giving players a better chance of maximizing their gaming - but that is up to the relevant admins.
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