Posts from 2018-06-05

Discord useability improvements, Feedback form, and generic complaints

Specifically on our Discord, one of our Deities made some very valuable suggestions on how we could improve the useability and reduce the overabundance of channels that aren't being used. As a result, I'd like to outline a few of the changes that have just occured.

  • We previously had six voice channels as well as a dedicated music channel. While this seemed like a good idea at their onset, we just don't currently have enough usage to warrant six individual voice channels. As such, I've scaled us down to Malachite and Serpentine, while still retaining our music room.
  • Our "Games from the Nile" section was where we kept all of our gaming channels that weren't previously categorized. Well, no more! Following the grouping found in our Games page, with only a few exceptions, all games that do have channels have been broken up to follow the same grouping. The exceptions are that the Paradox Games are still on their own, as are the D&D/MTG games, which are still a part of the House of the Nerd.
  • Most of the channels that were moved to the new "Misc. Gaming" category were actually inactive, so instead of leaving them in place, they have been archived. If we receive some interest, we can always bring them back from the great abyss.
  • The main channels (#gallery #catacombs #corridors) have had channel descriptions added so that there are no longer questions as to their purposes. While they were stated in #amduat the suggestion was made to also have them added to the descriptions, and that's a good idea!

Separately from our Discord, we're trialing a new Feedback form. If you've got gaming suggestions, community improvement suggestions, or other feedback, you can now submit them using our very clinical and sterile form. No need for any human interaction (in theory). Naturally, I would always prefer you reach out to me directly, but since I recognize that's not always possible, and also not everyone's style, this is the next best option.

Additionally, I will no longer accept "everyone says" or "people think" or similar statements. If individuals have suggestions, feedback, concerns, what have you, it is their responsibility to bring them forward. I am the person all of that feedback needs to be brought to. That's my responsibility as Caretaker: handle the suggestions, problems, and parties.