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For a summary of EVE University's rules and code of conduct, see EVE University Rules.

Discord is an out-of-game platform for team communication. EVE University uses Discord for text communication within each of communities like communities and other teams. For Voice communications, please see Mumble. Discord allows pings (notifications) for various purposes, which will be received by all members of a particular community or team. Discord also has a mobile app which is quite versatile for both Android and iOS.

Joining Discord and Channels

Setting Up a Discord Account

If you do not currently have a Discord account you will need to create one here.

You can also download the Discord desktop application here.

It's important to note that your username and profile picture are persistent across all Discord Servers that you are a member of. However your nickname can be altered on each individual server. If you are using identifiable information as a Username, you may wish to create a separate account for the EVE University server.

Joining our Server

Anybody with an EVE University Auth account can join our Discord server. Accounts can have 7 basic roles: Non-Member, Alumnus, Member, Staff, Assistant Manager, Manager and Director. The respective roles determine access to different channels.

To join our server you should first register and log into the EVE University Auth account, then select services and link your discord.

As part of this process, you will have your Nickname on the EVE University server updated to reflect your in-game name and you will have the correct roles automatically assigned.

Discord Categories

Our Discord server is broken down into the following categories:

Category Purpose
EVE Uni Services This category contains channels relating to service updates on EVE University and EVE related systems as well as channels to allow members to access specific community channels. Some of the channels here are read-only.
General Contains channels for general conversation. Some of the channels here, highlighted by an orange diamond, are accessible by both Alumni and Non-members and therefore should not be considered secure for conversations on specific EVE University Operations.
Ping Channels Contains channels for getting someone's attention. see Ping Channels, Notifications and Etiquette
Incursions Contains community-specific channels, access can be gained by joining the Incursions group in Alliance Auth.
Main Community Contains hi/low/null sec channels, access can be gained by joining the Main Community group in Alliance Auth.
Wormhole Community (WHC) Contains community-specific channels, for WHC you need to apply to join the community first.
Staff Contains Staff specific channels related to the running of EVE University, access to channels is limited to EVE University Staff.

All EVE University Discord channels are subject to both the EVE University Communications Policy and EVE University Rules.

Ping Channels, Opt In Notifications and Etiquette

EVE University's ping channels are automatically opt out. Members of EVE University can configure their preferences for specific uniwide ping channels by going to Groups in Alliance Auth.

We recommend that you configure notifications to suit your preference and playstyle. You can do this by following the guide for Desktop Notifications or Mobile Notifications.

The following channels are to be used for Uni wide or public pings only, and require additional.

Channels Purpose
#pingmining Use this channel to notify about upcoming mining operations that are open to EVE University members only.
#ping-pvp Use this channel to notify about upcoming PvP activities that are open to EVE University members only.
#ping-missions Use this channel to notify about upcoming missions or abyssal activities that are open to EVE University members only.
#ping-misc Use this channel to notify about any activities not covered by other ping channels or to contact staff, managers or directors.

Additional opt-in ping channels

In addition, the Uni's Incursion Community and Wormhole Community have ping channels for local fleets and events that require an additional opt-in past joining their respective Alliance Auth group. This is so that people can converse with an about these group's respective focuses without also signing up for unwanted pings.

Channel Purpose Requirements
#incursions-pings Use this channel to notify about new foci as well as current and upcoming fleet forms. Open to EVE University members and alumni. Incursions group
Additional opt-in
#whc-pings Use this channel for community-wide notifications and pings for content in WHC. Open only to EVE University members who have been accepted into WHC. WHC group
Additional opt-in
The opt-in message for the WHC pings channel, with the emoji circled.

Once in the respective group, to join the pings channel:

  1. Go to the general channel for your group (#incursions-general or #whc-general)
  2. Click on the pinned messages button
  3. Hover over the message by "University Moderator", then click the Jump button that appears.
  4. Once at the message, click on the described emoji under it.

You should now have access to the pings channel!

Ping Etiquette

  • Choose your channel, remember that pings are mass notifications, you do not need to ping every channel to get a response. If your fleet or class is public then ping @everyone in #ping-public channel only. Situations such as QRFs
  • Members are also asked to only use either @-Officer or @everyone to ping
  • Once the initial ping has been sent, followup conversations can now be had in the same channel but without using an @-mention.
  • Pings should be informative enough so that they do not require multiple pings for the same topic. If you need to use multiple lines, type them out before you send the message. Each message sent will notify individuals on their mobile, desktop, and/or emails; do not abuse the pings otherwise individuals will just turn them off.

Common UNI Wide Channels

The majority of EVE Universities Discord channels are restricted to current members, however any channel marked with an orange diamond is accessible to either Alumni, and channels with a blue diamond are open to Non-Members meaning specific uni ops should not be discussed there.

Some of our common channels are:

EVE Uni Services Channels

  • #announcements : The purpose of this channel is to make and easily find important announcements.
  • #eve-status : This channel is a read-only channel to notify users about server outages of both EVE University Services and EVE Online.
  • #eve-news : This channel is a read-only channel which will be updated with news from RSS Feeds.
  • #eve-streams : This channel is a read-only channel which will be updated with notifications when popular streamers or content creators go live in Twitch or YouTube. To add streamers to the notification list please raise a request through the #ping-misc.

General Channels

  • #eve-uni-general : General channel used to discuss topics generally related to EVE University.
  • #fittings-chat : This channel is for discussing fittings.
  • #other-games : Chat, discuss, or play other games via this channel.
  • #other-chat : Discuss, share anything not directly related to EVE University or EVE Online.
  • #alumni : This channel is for Alumni to have a general conversation with current EVE University Members and to help them stay in touch.
  • #wiki : This channel is used to discuss wiki edits, wiki moderation and new wiki pages.

Community Specific Channels

Each community has its own channel structure, at a minimum, this will include:

  • #chat : A general channel for conversations specific to the community.
  • #intel : Intel channels for specific community intelligence.

Markdown

You can inject some flavour into your everyday text chat by using Discord's own Markdown, a simple plain text formatting system that'll help you make your sentences stand out. There are many guides on how to format text using Markdown, Discord's own is quite possibly the best to use as it outlines what is doable in Discord, as well as other guides on how to use Discord.