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Is there a single, centralized Doom Discord out there somewhere? The ones I've seen have been for specific topics (multiplayer, mapping) or source ports. I was hoping there would be a general server that isn't broken up like that. I'd love to get to know more of the people here and Discord seems like a really nice way of doing it.
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the Doom community is kind of big. if it'd be for all, general purpose Doom talk, i'd think it would get out of hand very quickly if word spreads around. not all communities have gone along perfectly with each other, and even something as simple as source-port preference, playing vanilla or modded, even the types of maps you like to play have had very decisive lines being drawn that if you were to cross, you'd be told by some people how wrong or shit the way you're playing the game is.
if you were to try and moderate something like this, it'd probably be hell to do. i've had moderators and admins jump out left and right in a Discord group because they can't handle it or don't want to deal with stupid people's shit anymore. and that's a very niche group of interest, too. i'm pretty sure a mega Doom Discord would fall victim to the same fate.
Doomkid, IRC is pretty great too. Guess that's always another option if this never becomes a thing lol.
Memfis, yeah now that I think about it I don't think it'd be much trouble to maintain as long as the amount of people is still kinda limited. I don't know exactly how much interest there even is in something like this so it might not ever be an issue anyway.
Viscra, I totally get where you're coming from. I imagine it would be a real pain in the ass to manage if it were to ever reach that many people but with a tight grip on who's who, it would at least be somewhat easier to control. I still find it hard to believe people treat things like that so seriously though. 🤔 Haha source ports, mods, things like that. I mean, I believe it but it all seems so senseless to me. But yeah, I'm a long time lurker but still fairly new to the Doom community itself so I have no idea what kinda characters a server like that would attract and for that reason (among others), I don't think it would get very far at all if I were to make it. It's always worth a shot I suppose but it would turn out better if someone more experienced were to take it on, I think. Here's hoping someone else down the road decides to take a crack at it. 🤞