This post is written by the ever growing PHC community (and yours truly)! Enjoy the update.
Today, we have a huge announcement. The Poptropica Help Chat (PHC) has been around for years, and a deep community has been built around it. People come and go, chatting with fellow Poptropicans from all over the world.
A different Poptropica chatroom has been a frequent topic but up until now, no one has done anything about it. We’ve been wanting a chatting site that works better, is less laggy, and is more pleasing to the eye. Recently, we found a site called Discord. We’ve set up a new PHC (or PHC 2.0 as we’ve been calling it), and for the past couple of days we’ve been chatting with a bunch of community members. The main consensus from everyone who has used it has been “YES!” Just about everyone loves the fluid, streamlined look and feel of the system.
But before it’s set in stone, we want to see which site you guys prefer. To do this, you’ll find a poll at the bottom of this post. This poll will determine the PHC’s future – Xat or Discord?
Before you vote, here are some things you should know about the new site, Discord, and why we really love it:
Discord offers many specialities that Xat does not offer. One of the many is text channels. Text channels are kind of like different rooms, in a sense. Different channels contain discussions on different topics. So, you can talk about something you like and not be interrupted by a different conversation.
One notable perk is an always-running voice channel. You can talk with (or simply listen to) Poptropicans with a click of a button! At least as of now, some of the PHB authors are on these chats, and we’re sure this feature will be popular when we have parties.
Discord also supports media embedding. This allows you to post images, gifs, and links directly into the chat. If you post a link, you can view a small preview of that page, right in the chat, without having to go to the site. It’s a nifty feature and definitely is easier to use.
The PHC on the go? Absolutely! The Discord app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play, so you can chat whenever and wherever you are.
We’re not just here to convince you to like Discord better. You deserve to choose which you prefer, but we suggest you check both sites out and make the decision for yourself. If you like Xat more – go for it! If you want Discord – go for it! Every vote matters. Xat has been with us for years, and we can understand the attachment!
We know many of you who have been on the PHC may be comfortable with Xat. It’s true that it’s been the place for many Poptropica parties over the years, and comes with a plethora of fun emojis and animated powers. However, we feel that the practical features of Discord outweigh the aesthetics of Xat, while offering an even better aesthetic experience. With its clean interface, ability to insert media (think of all the memes!), satisfying customization, and wide range of emojis that don’t cause the amount of lag that Xat does, we think you’ll find that Discord is a better alternative. But hey, it’s all up to you. 🙂
We think the best way for you to see how great Discord is is for you to go try it. Visit Discord.me/thePHC to join the conversation!
-the Discord PHC community