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Offline Lipstick EpitaphTopic starter

Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:31:08 PM »
I had been using AIM, but that's going to be dying soon. Has anyone found a really good chat program that combines different chats? I have heard that people are starting to use discord. Anyone have good or bad experiences with that?

Offline jeshire

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:54:25 PM »
I've switched to Discord since learning AIM was due to kick the bucket soon. (RIP!) I was previously using AIM through the chat program Trillian.

So far, I've found I really enjoy Discord; the ability to create servers with separate channels in particular is a really neat feature, and can be used for one-on-one OR a group setting. My biggest complaint is the lack of auto-logging into a text file, though Discord does save your messages and allow you to search (though not by date, as far as I know). The window itself is kind of large and clunky, but that can be fixed with CSS, and new plugins to customize your experience are coming out/being updated regularly. Other than that, I've had a good experience with it so far.

If it's not your style, Pidgin is a good chat client that supports Discord, Google Talk, IRC, Skype, and a bunch of other protocols. (You can find a list https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins. It's very plain and, in my experience, a little clunky but I believe it's reliable and straightforward.

Hope that helps!

Offline Doomblade403xxx

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 11:21:15 PM »
Discord and skype are probably the two most popular rp chat programs out there. Both are pretty reliable when it comes to type chatting and what have you. They both also allow for you to break up your chat groups into different servers or groups. When it comes down to the voice chat I have found discord to be the most reliable choice. When I run games off this site its roll20 for maps and tokens and discord for chat.

Offline Murphy Sez

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 01:49:49 PM »
I second Skype, it's especially convenient as you can paste links and it will or show the image, or you can drag and drop images from your drive as well. That and it supports using asterisks to set off emotes, if that's your style.

Offline William12261976

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 02:04:35 PM »
My preferred methods of role-playing is Google Doc. Its easy, it saves as you type so you dont lose anything and can make it so only you and your partner can use it.

As for a IM type program, Discord is best. Its discreet, no private info is required and you can create and delete servers easy. 

All of the above is free.

Cheers.



Offline vysethethird

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:35:22 PM »
IM wise, you could go with Skype or Discord, though discord is probably the better choice.

Offline Lithos

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:29:57 AM »
Google docs for non real time writing, discord for more real time writing (specially being able to make channels is awesome). I still like IRC, too but discord has replaced it for me in great many things.

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Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 10:57:39 AM »
If I plan on writing off site it's Discord or email.

Offline Kiva

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:26:46 PM »
Discord vote!

Offline Verasaille

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 02:59:29 PM »
I like Skype for chatting, and you can have it for groups or solo rps. I like how it saves messages. If you are looking for long term rp with lengthy posts, and want to keep it private, Google Docs is best. I am currently writing a book with Boatman and soon to be published! We use GD exclusively, as we can both edit and save and have a record of all of our craziness.

Offline RedRose

Re: Which non-forum RP chat program is best?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 05:37:39 AM »
Google Docs is fantastic. One of my favs.