Discord Rolls Out Optimizations and New Features

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, May 16, 2018 at 10:18 AM.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Discord has addressed some longtime issues with CPU, power, and network utilization with its latest release that should have rolled out automatically if you use its mobile or desktop application. Discord tells us that it is now using a lot less data and battery power if you use the app on your mobile device. There are a host of new features as well to address it doubling its user base in the last year (see the huge infographic below), which it somewhat attributes to Fortnite in its changelog. I have found Discord a great way to get ahold of my kids around the house. Really.

    Large servers perform better in general. CPU and network usage is about the same regardless of server size (whether a hundred people or a hundred-thousand people).
     
  2. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    dear snap please follow... its insane to use 50% battery life for using 10-20 text messages. probably from all the snooping it does.
     
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  3. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hopefully it'll finally let you link some of those app accounts that haven't worked in ages. Blizzard's app being a prime example.
     
  4. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    I actually use Discord to talk to my girlfriend when she's in her office and I'm in mine across the house on different floors.
     
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    I have been resisting installing Dischord thus far. I don't play online games with other people as often as I used to (in fact, it's probably been over a year since the last time) so I don't really need that kind of service.

    If I did - however - I'd be inclined to use something where I control the server, like Teamspeak. I don't trust cloud based services one iota.
     
  6. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    I set one up for my group after not enjoying the in-game Fortnite voice early on (it had various bugs, couldn't talk during loading, etc.). Best thing I could have done. Now it's become our own little hub any time someone is online and it takes about 5 seconds to invite someone new. Setting up the server took a couple of minutes at most which was awesome.

    One thing I noticed after the recent update was that the overlay was working and turned on by default. I was getting weird, consistent FPS drops from 160 down to 110/120 every few seconds, and turning the overlay off fixed it.
     
  7. naib

    naib Gawd

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    Murmur then. It is really good
     
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  8. criccio

    criccio Fully Equipped

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    Don't you mean Mumble?

    Either way though, Discord has killed TS/Vent/Mumble for the vast majority of people. It just does everything much better and easier.
     
  9. naib

    naib Gawd

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    murmur is the server, mumble is the client
     
  10. SomeFknGuy

    SomeFknGuy [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've used Discord for a while now and only minimally for games. I had a 32 person vent server for the better part of a decade. Used it to chat with friends and family around the globe and some occasional gaming. Discord has completely negated my need for that!
     
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