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Discord is the thing where we can audio chat while we play? (Fuck, I'm a thousand years old in internet time.) Modspawn would be over the moon if we had something like that.
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Ellie wrote: 06 Nov 2020, 12:45 Discord is the thing where we can audio chat while we play? (Fuck, I'm a thousand years old in internet time.) Modspawn would be over the moon if we had something like that.
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Discord is the thing we use to hold office hours and answer calculus questions, right?
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OK so I am an old, and have pretty much only used steam to play Baldur's Gate and Goat Simulator, and do not currently have a machine that can safely play Among Us via steam - I have to play via iPad unless I dig out and rigorously update my ancient desktop which is a horrific frankensteinian mashup of parts ranging in age from 2014 at best back to 2001, possibly 1999.

The last thing I played serious multiplayer on was WoW using Vent for talking. That guild fell apart no later than 2013 - probably 2012 because I don't think we did any Mists content together.

So... can someone give me a headsup on how we'd do this? Voice chat I think would be superior to just in-game text. I may or may not be even logged into steam, because I'd be playing on iPad unless it's just absolutely necessary that I dig out a Windows machine and do it via Steam.
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I've mostly only played on the free phone app so I don't know how to chat or anything in Steam. I figured I'd have Discord running on the computer while playing on the phone.
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Discord would be my preference for voice chatting.

I don't know if you folks on tablets and phones can multitask such that you can be on Discord voice chat while playing the game. There's probably a way, but I don't know about push to talk.

Among Us is apparently totally cross-platform play, so there's no pressure for everyone to be on Steam or anything.
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I'm curious to know how it goes.
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Lunch sent DMs to those interested in Among Us.

I replied with a Discord link. I’ll post the link behind the veil too.
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If you still have room, can you send me one also?

Sorry if my interest wasn't clear enough.
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Dammit sorry, grylliade PMs only allow five recipients so I had to split into two messages and I left your name out when I did, Highway. Eric turned off PMs so dunno how to privately get him info. Highway, I'll send you something here and on facebook.
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lunchstealer wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 13:24 Dammit sorry, grylliade PMs only allow five recipients so I had to split into two messages and I left your name out when I did, Highway. Eric turned off PMs so dunno how to privately get him info. Highway, I'll send you something here and on facebook.
Got it here, thanks, and no problem :)
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You can leave me off the thread, btw, especially if namespace is an issue; I'm very _familiar_ with Among Us but it stresses me the fuck out and I wouldn't enjoy playing it.
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lunchstealer wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 13:24Eric turned off PMs so dunno how to privately get him info.
No need, for obvious reasons. I was just expressing curiosity about how it goes, and I wish y'all a fun time.
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So it was a good group and lots of fun was had by all. Clark's shenanigans were hilarious, Ellie, so I hope you weren't embarrassed.
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