Empire Alliance Info

Empire Alliance Change of Guild Request

Empire Alliance Discord Transition FAQ:

What is Discord?
How does it differ from Line?
Why are we switching?
What is the timeline for the switch?
How do you create an account?
How do you join a server?
How do I change my role?
How do you mute individual channels/rooms?
How do you change your nickname?
How do you change your profile pic?
How do I see if there are unread messages?
How do I see if I’ve been tagged somewhere?
How do I post an image in a chat?
How is the Empire Alliance server set up?
When can I join the server?
What if I don’t want to move?
Where are my stickers?

What is Discord?

Discord is a communication app designed for gaming communities. Users can be set with different roles within a server and a full guild can be united under a set of chats.

How does it differ from Line?

  • You’ll have both your name and a specific # number that identifies you.
    • You can change your “nickname” in any of the servers you may have.
    • For example, if my identity kaitco#1081, I can be “kaitco {DotE Officer}” in the Alliance chat, I can be “kaitco-1900 ET” for my Arena shard server, and just “kaitco” in other servers.
  • Discord harmonizes a lot of chats in one place.
  • Rather than keeping track of a main alliance chat, an announcements chat, a specific guild chat and then being invited to any other relevant chats, all members are assigned roles and specific roles can be brought into relevant chats.
  • Discord is easier for officers to tag individuals or the full guild at once.
  • Messages can be “Pinned” in each chat and new members can always review past messages.
  • It’s easy to see if someone is typing or about to respond to any new posts
  • Discord also offers specific bots that can provide tons of instant info.
    • For example, the JediStar bot can show the highest rank that can be achieved in Arena without refreshes. The bot can also show things like the exact damage percentage you’ve done in a raid and also provide instant mod options for any given character.

Why are we switching?

When SWGoH first began, Line was one of the only main communication apps available to gather people outside of the in-game chat. Line is great for coordinating a few chats across a single guild or pair of guilds, but when multiple guilds are involved, Line can become cumbersome. Rather than require individual invites into Line chats, members simply have their roles updated and they can see all the relevant chats.

The officers are constantly trying to give the best experience for everyone in the guild and with better communication opportunities as well as popular Discord bots, the change will benefit the guild as a whole.

What is the timeline for the switch?

General Timeline:

  • 3/17 – Notification
  • 3/20 – Discord server live date
  • 3/23 – 3/26 – Bulk guild transitions to Discord
    • 3/23 – DotE and EotE move
    • 3/24 – FotE and BF move
    • 3/25 – MotE and PotE move
  • 3/26 – 4/15 – Remaining transitions
  • 4/16 – Closure of main Line chats

How do you create an account?

  1. Download the Discord app from the App or Play stores
  2. Select “Register” if you don’t already have an account
  3. Choose a Username, preferrably the same as your Line name or your in-game name
  4. Enter your e-mail address and a password
  5. You will then receive your identifying # number

How do you join a server?

Joining servers is as easy as receiving a Join link. If Discord is already setup on your phone, tablet, or PC, you can click the link and Discord will take you instantly the server. If there is no link available, reach out to an officer for an invite.

How do I change my role?

Guild leads and our server’s admins will have access to adjust member roles. The landing spot for all invites to the guild server will be in the #welcome channel.

In the #welcome channel, type ?guildname, where guildname is your specific guild. For example, if I’m in FotE, I would type “?fote”. This will automatically assign my name as kaitco[FotE] and will automatically assign me to the FotE role.

If you accidentally get added to the wrong role, reach out to an officer and we can have you updated.

How do you mute individual channels/rooms?

  1. Enter the chat you wish to mute
  2. Select the chat title at the top
  3. Select “Notification Settings”
  4. Adjust notifications as needed. Most folks may want to keep notifications limited to “Only @mentions” to limit the number of popups
  5. You can also change server-wide notification settings by selecting the ellipsis (…) beside The Empire Alliance title

How do you change your nickname?

  1. Select the ellipsis (…) beside The Empire Alliance title
  2. Select Change Nickname
  3. Enter new name
  4. Click Save

How do you change your profile pic?

  1. Select the cog at the bottom of the server/chat selection screen
  2. Tap the profile image at the top
  3. Select a new image

How do I see if there are unread messages?

Unread/unseen messages will appear as bold text with a dot beside the chat’s name.

When you enter a chat with unread messages, the total number (showing up to “50+”) will appear in blue at the top of the chat. Discord will keep that blue message at the top of a chat until you scroll to the bottom of the chat.

If you want to go back to see the last messages since you were in the chat, select that blue message and you’ll go right back to where the unread messages started.

How do I see if I’ve been tagged somewhere?

If you’ve been tagged in any chat, the chat will appear as bold text with a dot beside the chat’s name, and you’ll see a red box beside the chat that indicates how many times you’ve been tagged. The tag may be for you specifically or it may be an @everyone tag that requires attention.

You can also see any recent messages from the @ symbol at the bottom of the server/chat selection screen. Selecting that button will show you any recent posts where you’ve been tagged in one place.

How do I post an image in a chat?

To post an image in a chat, select the paper clip within the chat window. Depending on whether you are using iOS or Android, you will see an option to add images, take a pic to add, or add other files. When you upload, there will be a brief status bar at the top of the screen to let you know that the file is being added to the chat, and then the file will appear within the chat.

How is the Empire Alliance server set up?

The Empire Alliance server is set so that all new members on the server first meet the #welcome channel and have the Guest role. Roles include guild leaders, officers, and members; one for each individual guild.

Roles are set up to see specific channels/chat, so for example, EotE members will be able to see the Info and Empire Alliance channels that all can see, as well as #eote-announcements, #eote-general, and other EotE guild-specific channels. Other members who do not have the EotE role won’t need to see those chats.

We have several bots on the server including some info bots like JediStar and SWGoHBot, content update notifications, and also developer comments from Reddit.

When can I join the server?

The server is scheduled to go Live on March 20, 2018 at 8pm ET. We will provide the link to the Discord server with an updated Announcements message at that time to begin the transitions.

If you’re really, really enthusiastic and want to see the server now, let an officer know.

What if I don’t want to move?

Well, this is where it gets complicated… We’ve grown as a guild to the point where Discord has been deemed necessary. No one is going to force guild members to move, but once the majority of the alliance has transitioned, all communication will be done through Discord. Depending on the guild, this may become a requirement. If you’ve got other reservations about Discord, please discuss them before we transition.

Where are my stickers?

Sadly, there aren’t currently any Discord stickers. It’s a major requested feature and we’re looking into ways to implement via third party options. For now, we’re having loads of fun just spamming the #memes channel. 🙂 You can also add traditional emotes on individual messages within chats.