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R.I.P Discord ?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by LoadsaMoney, 24 Mar 2021.

  1. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

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    https://www.guru3d.com/news_story/microsoft_might_purchase_discord_for_10_billion.html
     
  2. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

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    ai I read this the other day. They will just merge it with skype lol
     
  3. mysticsniper

    Sgarrista

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    Will be one of those app add-ons in MS Teams
     
  4. Lysander

    Capodecina

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    Oh God, here we go again. Discord will go to **** now.
     
  5. Cooler running

    Gangster

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    It'll probably be fine, everyone said the same about github, said has barely changed so far.

    It depends on whether they try to "integrate" the business into their main product stack, like they did with skype. Hopefully they realize discord is best left alone to do it's own thing.
     
  6. jsmoke

    Capodecina

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    Just make a discord clone?
     
  7. Huggie86

    Wise Guy

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    They wont change anything. They mainly got this to link Xcloud game streaming, PC Game Pass and link the discord system into Xbox. The PC side wont be changing much if at all. Maybe free Nitro if you're a GamePass Ultimate sub.
     
  8. Cooler running

    Gangster

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    If they're smart then yes. Unfortunately it's not unusual for big tech to buy up and force changes on competitors in the software space.

    Depends on whether they see it as occupying a different market niche to teams.
     
  9. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    What is Discord :confused:

    After googling it sounds like it just another crappy facebook type thing
     
  10. Semple

    Sgarrista

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    No it's not social media.
     
  11. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

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    It's a private chat room.
     
  12. Nevakonaza

    Soldato

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    Discord is great, And will be sad to see Microsoft Ruin it, We all know they will.

    Wont be long before forced ads in there, Telemetry of some sort like windows has and all sorts of crap.
     
  13. GravyMonster

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    Worse than all that - needing to use a MS account to log in. MS accounts are an absolute cluster**** which need binning off and starting again, due to all the merged systems they've now gained over the last 30 years.