1. 1c4rus

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    I'd say fuck Microshit! I'm glad that Discord show them the middle finger to go fuck elsewhere. Hope SE would do the same, although I've already heard that SE is not interested in M$'s deal anyway. Wish any Japanese studio would say to fuck off to them as well.
     
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  2. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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    Don't brag about being young when the subject is ICQ or MSN Messenger. We used those thins as tinder, I said that before, so a big part of your generation was made of the dates we arranged there... you know... birds and bees...
     
  3. ChaosEternal

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    Bummer. Guess they'll continue to be opaquely funded by a variety of companies, reportedly including major Chinese companies. And that's not even touching on the joke that is their content moderation team.
     
  4. leon315

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    Discord fears the same fade about Ms with Skype.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Except IRC you can run your own servers, write your own clients and not have to deal with whatever whims the owners of the protocol and servers it runs on have that week.
     
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  6. Skelletonike

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    I still like IRC but sadly it's not very accessible for a lot of people these days, Discord has the benefit of well, being popular and easier for online communities.

    I have a discord group with 5 people that belong to my usual FFXIV party, it wouldn't be as pratical using IRC for the less tech savy.
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Is IRC so desperately impractical for people?
    Some seem to make adding new servers not in the list a chore, though most modern ones will happily list the channels on a server, assuming your custom one is not autojoin.
     
  8. Skelletonike

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    Originally it was just a group chat, eventually made a group because they wanted to stream, share memes and screenshots. A lot of people these days don't even know what IRC is, sadly.

    I used to belong to some manga fan translation groups roughly 10/12 years ago, it was all on IRC back then. Nowadays they only seem to be using discord.
     
  9. Burorī

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    Microsoft would definitely do a better job at this shit tbh
     
  10. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here
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    Skype was losing it's original team before it was bought out, and other services were just getting better than skype while skype didn't change.

    Microsoft knows they would gets lots of backlash and waaay less customers if they did that, there's no reason to do it cause they know they'd lose money. (And also Discord is better already so it would've been less work for Microsoft.

    Microsoft has gotten better at this kind of thing, people thought Github was going to be ruined but it just stayed the same and got some extra features.
     
  11. The Real Jdbye

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    It might've been better for them if they had said yes, because it's almost certain that Discord is not profitable. Their only source of income is Nitro, which hardly anyone pays for. Yet their bandwidth usage is through the roof with all the video chats.
    In my mind that is not a positive thing. Discord is too easy to use and popular, it's nothing but shitposting and memes.
     
  12. 64bitmodels

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    LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    not only that but theyre also buying square enix!!! finally theyll stop circlejerking sony and final fantasy can be multiplat!!!!

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    fuck that bro xbox needs some japanese market share. tired of garbage bintendo and SOnY dominating the japanese market.
     
  13. IncredulousP

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    -snip-
     
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  14. xdarkx

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    Square Enix already refuted that claim.
     
  15. DeMoN

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    Not surprised. In today's stock market any tech company is valued for at least $40 billion. *cough*Roblox*cough*
     
  16. ken28

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    Sources for that claim? First time I heard about that.
     
  17. BitMasterPlus

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    This is where I first heard about it.
     
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