Server Change Log – 5/17/18

To reduce clutter in the #announcements channel, we’ll be starting to move server changes over here so they’re easier to read and keep track of. We’ve got a decent amount of things to go over today, so keep on reading to get all the goods.

Roles and Pings

  • ROLE REQUEST OVERHAUL! You can now request new roles (and remove them too) just by reacting/un-reacting in the #roles channel! THE FUTURE IS NOW!
  • After observing usefulness (or lack there of), we have removed the Omeganaut, Content Creator, and Media roles.
  • Pings. Some are okay, but too much are annoying. We’ll be making the efforts to further stop unwanted @’s by withholding event role pings (i.e. @West) when not completely necessary. You should only expect a few pings here and there for your event role; most being when that particular event is approaching.

Channels and Channel Categories

  • #location-requesting has been replaced with #roles.
  • #lobby has been renamed to #lounge for consistency.
  • Off topic conversations can now be spread out into other channels in the new ‘Off Topic’ category that may better suit the (off) topic at hand. In addition to #off-topic, there’s now #creative-art, #music, #movies-and-tv#pets-and-animals, #food, and #memes-and-gifs.
  • Reorganized the ‘General’ category, with the addition of the ‘PAX Lounges’ category channels.
  • ‘PAX Lounges’ category has been removed.
  • Cleaned up some unnecessary news feed channels. You’ll find the remaining few under the ‘Events Info’ category.

Reminder!
PAX Unplugged goes on sale today. Make sure to get your badges/hotels if you plan on attending! This year’s event is already looking like it’ll be a good one. We’ll have more news regarding the PCD and Unplugged after West badges go on sale. Stay tuned!

Improve And Expand

With PAX Unplugged and PAX West badges both going on sale soon, we’re looking to continue to push the PAX Community Discord further into a place that is both community interactive as much as it is community driven. When originally overlooking this same topic several months back, we introduced our almost-weekly ‘Game Night’ streams, and several months later we now also have our also almost-weekly Adventurers League D&D games. While we’ve had a lot of great support on both, as well as good audiences a fair amount of the time, we’re definitely striving for better. We’d like our community members to want to be active in this great and growing community, so we want your thoughts and suggestions.

We’ve divided a feedback form into three sections: Server Feedback, Game Night Feedback, and Website Feedback.

Server Feedback
Several weeks back, some channels were switched around, some were renamed, and some were added. What are your thoughts on this? Was this a good change? If not, why? Do you think there are other channels that should be added, or maybe removed? We’ve also added some new roles. How do you feel about distinguishing certain attendee types such as Omeganauts? A welcomed addition or not so much? These are some probing questions that we’d love to get some responses to; however, this is a guideline to probe some thoughts. You can give any feedback regarding any part of the server that you’d like. Every bit counts!

Game Night Feedback
We’ve had a lot of fun hosting Game Nights, but there are definitely ways to improve it. What do you think? How is timing? Should we host them on weekdays? Should we have more/less of them? What are your thoughts on this and what would make them enticing for you to come and join in on one? Once again, these are guidelines, but not mandatory questions to answer. Feel free to provide any feedback you’d like!

Website Feedback
Hey! It’s that thing you’re on right now! Since this site is brand new, we’d love to hear a bit about what you think of it. We’ve tried to make the site a simple but effective resource for everything PCD (outside of the direct communication between attendees that the server brings, of course). Have those expectations been met? Are there other features you’d like to see implemented? Let us now!

Now that that’s out of the way, we’d very much appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out this form!

Is This On?

Welcome to the PAX Community Discord website! With so much happening in this awesome community, we thought that having a convenient site to congregate all of the important information and updates regarding the server would be highly beneficial for everyone. Now then— HERE’S A QUICK RUNDOWN!

  • You can use the Events tab to keep track of upcoming… erm… events? My sources are telling me that the events tab is in fact meant for events! Game Nights, Adventurers League, Official PAX events, and more can all be found here.
  • The Blog tab is where you get to read about our deepest and darkest secrets, such as Andeh’s favorite person on the serv-… I mean, useful updates. Yeah, those. You’ll find server updates, alongside various other posts being made here occasionally.
  • MERCH! Quite limited right now. Currently, you will find a place to get your pins and badges (although they’re not open quite yet!). We have lots of plans on the way… so stay tuned!
  • Last on the list is our social media links: YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter. Pretty self-explanatory. (pssst go follow us on that stuff for even more fun)

Now that that’s out of the way, a few more updates and news for those of you who decided to come check out the site and get this far in the reading!

PAX West is right around the corner; more specifically, the badge sale. We will be waiting to begin PAXter Pin orders and PCD Badge reservations until after the sale takes place.

Speaaaaking of PAXter pins, they’re getting a fancy overhaul. We appreciate everyone who ordered the OG PAXter pins, and we hope you love them as much as we do; however, like with most other things around here, we’re always looking to improve! After pulling some strings, we have a proof to show off to you today of the PAXter 2.0 pin!

You can probably see some immediate changes (slams upgrade button). The pin will sport a flatter design, with nice, shiny dyed nickel outlines/accents, as well as cutouts near the headset strap and microphone. Similar to newer official Pinny Arcade pins, it will also feature two clutches on the backside to keep the pin nice and straight, as this pin is a tad larger than the original. We managed to cram all these little quality-of-life upgrades into this cute little pin, and are proud to be able to bring them to you for only $4 each; a mere 50 cent premium over the original. With all proceeds going directly into manufacturing, we’re able to keep the cost lower than most pins you’ll find elsewhere, so we hope the small price jump isn’t an issue for most members! If you find yourself extra adventurous, you can check out the merch area of the site to get a glimpse at the new backcard they’ll come on, too!

That wraps up this hefty introductory post. Thanks to all of our community members for making all of these things possible. See you in the next update.