Ferrous Core's Discord instance is the social hub of our community. All users of Ferrous Core are required to join our Discord and complete our Recruitment process, in part to ensure that they are properly set up on this platform.
We're a talkative bunch, so we highly recommend that you tweak your Discord notification settings for our server. On the left side of Discord (Web and Windows) is the server list. Right click on Ferrous Core, left click on Notification Settings, tick the box for "@mentions only", and while you're in there feel free to change whatever else suits you.
You can also mute channels that don't specifically interest you by right clicking on the channel or category, and ticking the "Mute #name" box. You can take this a step further and hide muted channels by clicking on the server name at the top of the channel tree, and selecting "Hide Muted Channels."
We use Discord roles to automatically hide channels for games people aren't interested in. In order to view the text channels of specific, supported games, you need to go to #role-assignment and opt-in to the relevant games roles by reacting to the Choose your Games @Sethlans post.
D = Destiny
F = Final Fantasy XIV
If you want to be a cool Discord nerd who can italicize text, bold text,
cross things off a list, or you just want to be able to tell people how to ping
@Admins without actually pinging @Admins, then you're in luck. Discord has a Markdown formatting guide just for you.
Ferrous Core's channel structure is summarized at a high level here, and detailed in a channel by channel inventory within our Discord's #channel-info channel, linked below.
The social category is relatively straightforward, with channels typically named with regard to a particular interest. There are a couple of non-traditional channels here though to be explained.
Supported Games at CORE follow a mixed use structure, with administration or resources channels typically sorted towards the top of the category, and discussion or other interactive channels towards the bottom. Channel names typically use a common prefix denoting the game (we'll use "pre", for example), followed by a hyphen, and then a title indicative of the channel's purpose such as discussion, resources, or pvp.
Below are some example channel types.
#pre-welcome : A general purpose admin channel, used for game specfific announcements as well as providing in game clan links, a channel tree directory, and naming specific admins for the game in question.
#pre-updates : Also #pre-news, a channel for bot or webhook postings of game-specific news, updates, and patch notes.
#pre-resources : A community resources channel usually crowdsourced out to one or a handful of users for curation; expect to find reference images, docs, and guides here.
#pre-discussion : General purpose but game-specific discussion channel.
#pre-the100 : Bot channel where the The100 bot for the relevant game's the100 group post game session updates, joins, and leaves. See our The100 usage guide for more information.
#pre-lfg : "Looking for group" channel, best used for quick "anyone on for x content?" type of asks.
#pre-gearcheck : An example of a game-specific channel is #d2-gearcheck, where users post random rolled gear drops and ask for feedback on the item's viability, keepability, or how best to use it.
Miscellaneous Games follow a similar structure, albeit with most of the admin, resources, and bot channels removed and replaced with game-specific channels, e.g. #no-mans-sky and #borderlands-3. These are often temporary, and are flexed open and closed based on demand.
A few other channels throughout our Discord are worth mention here.
#aux-reviews : This channel is visible only to (Minor-)Regulars and above as a place to give votes and feedback on, or to raise issues involving Auxiliaries, and also as a discussion board for clan issues with scope limited to our fully-voted-in members. It is purged prior to each wave of Auxiliary to Regular conversions in order to maintain voting anonymity and integrity.
The Back Room (category)
The Back Room includes both #the-debate-hall and #nsfw. This category is only accessible via opt-in to the NSFW role in #role-assignment. This is logically controlled such that to opt in you must have the Regulars role (or above), and you cannot opt-in if you have the Under18 role.
Both #the-debate-hall and #nsfw have usage rules above and beyond COREs base expectations, these are pinned in their respective channels, and the #nsfw channel in particular is codified in CORE's Bylaws, No.3.