Discord has really taken off in the last few years. Before the introduction of Discord, people had to depend on applications like Skype and Tiny Chat, which were not always dependable. It was often hard to keep a call stable and if you tried to talk to your friends, you would get disconnected every few seconds.
These old applications also had no organisation, which meant that if you sent a message or started a dedicated thread, it would easily get lost among the rest. This was especially difficult in servers that are dedicated to gaming, as people tend to spam chat a lot and it can be hard to keep track of what you were saying.
Discord offers you the chance to break the server up into servers, which makes it far easier to stay on top of the messages. You can also join a Discord from just about anywhere, as long as you have the link to do so. If you have recently joined a Discord server, you will know exactly how difficult it can be to try and make friends. It always feels as though everyone already has an established relationship and you are an outsider, but if you never try and fit in, then you will never make friends. We know how hard it can be, so here are some of our tips on how to make friends in your gaming discord.
Don’t Be Afraid to Join The Voice Channel
It may seem intimidating at first, but you will be unable to make any impression at all if you don’t make the effort to speak in the voice channel. The voice channel is where most of the conversations happen and where people tend to get to know people better. You feel a lot closer to someone if you can actually hear their voice and having a conversation with them does not feel like you are speaking to a computer.
When you are in voice chat, you have no room to sit there and overthink your answers and so you will be able to give a much more natural response to anything that you are asked, which will make you feel a bit more comfortable.
Joining the voice channel for the first time can be a daunting idea, especially if you are speaking to people that you have never met before. You can always start the conversation by asking where everyone is from, but if you find yourself not being able to continue the conversation, then here’s another option for free questions that you can ask in order to get to know the people on your discord server.
Send In Memes
If there is anything that all gamers can agree on, it is that they love a good meme. If there is a game that is particularly popular at the moment, it is likely that there are a lot of memes on the internet that are dedicated to that game.
In Discord groups, memes are so valued that there are usually channels that are dedicated to just memes. Sending in a quality meme is a good way to let people get an idea of the kind of sense of humour that you have. People bond best through the expressions of their humour and if you have a kind of humour that matches up well with someone else in the discord chat, then you may find it a lot easier to connect.
Just make sure any memes that you send in are appropriate for the group, as the last thing that you want to do is put in something offensive.
Add Music to the Music Queue
Discord has a brilliant feature that allows you to queue music when you are in a voice call. Any person in the call can add a song to the queue and if you are too nervous to start up a conversation, this is a great way to get people talking to you.
If you put on a song that everybody loves, then it is likely that someone will make a comment about the song, which will give you the chance to start up a conversation and get to know people in your discord.