Discord For Dummies

Book description

Connect with the newest and most vibrant online community  

Though it was originally a virtual meeting place primarily for gamers, Discord’s userbase has quintupled in size in just two years and branched to include discussions on a multitude of topics. Discord For Dummies shows readers how to connect with the massive Discord audience, both within and well beyond the gaming niche.  

Celebrated writer, broadcaster, gamer, and technologist Tee Morris teaches readers how to set up a profile, establish channels, and join other conversations. Along the way, he’ll show you how to grow your audience and utilize Discord in your business. You’ll also learn to: 

·         Play by the rules of Discord, both written and unwritten 

·         Build a Discord studio 

·         Create a community 

·         Acquire must-have accessories 

With an audience of over 250,000,000 active users, you can’t afford to ignore the Discord community. Discord For Dummies is perfect for businesses seeking a larger audience, established media looking for a presence in private chat, and groups looking to organize their communication. 

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting Started with Discord
    1. Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Discord
      1. So What Exactly Is VoIP?
      2. So What Exactly Is In-Game Chat?
      3. So What Exactly Is Discord?
      4. Setting Up Your Discord Account
      5. Joining a Discord Server
    2. Chapter 2: Hailing Frequencies Open
      1. Connecting with Friends
      2. Something to Talk About: Channels
      3. Sharing Is Caring: Putting a Post Together
      4. Wanna Come on by for a Chat?
    3. Chapter 3: Straight Talk
      1. Formatting Text
      2. Talk to Me: Making a Discord Post Personal
      3. Role-in’, Role-in’, Role-in’: Roles in Your Community
      4. Just Between Us: Direct Messaging
      5. Security Clearance: Roles and Permissions Revisited
  4. Part 2: Communication in Discord beyond Text
    1. Chapter 4: Discord beyond the Browser
      1. Using Discord on Your Desktop
      2. Working with the Desktop Discord
      3. Using Discord on the Go: Mobile Options
      4. Leveling Up: Discord Nitro
      5. Serving Up Awesome: Server Types in Discord
    2. Chapter 5: Audio Check
      1. Sound Strategy: Audio on Discord
      2. The Mystery of Microphones
      3. Thingamajigs, Whammerwhips, and Doodads: Audio Accessories
    3. Chapter 6: Ready for That Close-Up: Video on Discord
      1. Moving Pictures: Video on Discord
      2. A Go for Launch: Using Discord’s Go Live
      3. Building on the Basics: Video Accessories and Upgrades
      4. One More Thing: Integrating Twitch with Discord
    4. Chapter 7: Setting the Stage: Making Discord Your Digital Hangout
      1. Greetings, Fellow Programs: The Value of a #Welcome Channel
      2. Attention, All Personnel: The Value of an #Announcements Channel
      3. Getting in the Last Word with Discord
    5. Chapter 8: Discord in Name Only: Etiquette
      1. Bye, Felicia: Causing Discord on Discord
      2. Getting Your Gab On: Interview Tips
      3. It’s All in the Planning: Preparing for Interviews
      4. Recording Discord with OBS
  5. Part 3: Working Discord into Your Routine
    1. Chapter 9: Building on Your Foundation
      1. Forward Momentum: The After-Show on Discord
      2. The Importance of Your Own Presence on Discord
      3. Meet and Greet: Working with Meetups in Discord
      4. Other Kinds of Engagement
      5. Why Engagement Matters
    2. Chapter 10: A Day on Discord
      1. Discord in the Morning
      2. Discord in the Afternoon
      3. The Unexpected Alert
      4. Discord in the Evening
  6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 11: Top Ten Essentials for Discord
      1. Corsair’s Void Pro Headset
      2. Blue Microphone Yeti X
      3. MXL 990 XLR Microphone
      4. Shure X2u XLR-to-USB Microphone Adapter
      5. Røde Boom Mic Stand
      6. Logitech C922 Pro HD Stream Webcam
      7. ZOMEi 16-Inch LED Ring Light
      8. Mee6
      9. Carl-bot
      10. Nightbot
    2. Chapter 12: Top Ten Ideas for Channel Topics
      1. Five Topics for the Fun of It
      2. Five Topics for the Professional
  7. Index
  8. About the Author
  9. Advertisement Page
  10. Connect with Dummies
  11. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Discord For Dummies
  • Author(s): Tee Morris
  • Release date: May 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119688037