ID:2416476
 

Poll: Is a Discord account worth having if you are a Game Developer?

Yes 73% (14)
No 10% (2)
Not Sure 15% (3)

Login to vote.

A lot of BYOND users have a Discord account. Is it worth it for a Game Dev to get it? Please vote in my poll and answer why or why not here.
Most definitely. It's a gaming-centric social platform with thousands upon thousands of individual gaming and game dev communities; some with thousands of members a piece. Discord is absolutely a valuable asset for a game developer to have. You can meet so many helpful and incredible people as well as gain exposure and find places to share your game or progress of your game with hundreds or thousands of fresh, potential fans.

You've gone this long without a Discord account?
https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/discord.html

a snippet of said page:
"Discord explicitly confirms in its privacy policy that it collects the following information:

-IP Address
-Device UUID
-User's e-mail address
-All text messages
-All images
-All VOIP data (voice chat)
-Open rates for e-mail sent by Discord

Discord does not explictly confirm that it collects this information, but still collects it:

-Logs of all of the other programs that are open on your computer

The implications of this information can be broken down like this: By recording your IP address, Discord can track your general location (about as precise as which county you are in). Discord can also tell which devices you use, as it uniquely identifies each device, and how much you use those devices, as it can record your device usage habits (since Discord is usually open in the background so that it can receive messages). Discord also records every single interaction you have with other users through its service. This means that Discord is confirmed to log every conversation that you have through Discord, and record everything that you say on Discord, and view all images that you send through Discord. Therefore, none of your interactions on Discord are private. Discord's privacy policy also contains several occurrences of phrases such as "including but not limited to," which is an explicit confirmation that Discord contains more spyware features that are not disclosed to the user."

The rest of the article is worth a look over.

Other sources of concern:
https://old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/8lkb5s/ friends_dont_let_friends_use_discord_the/
a more measured article: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ help-me-toms-guide-discord-permissions,review-5104.html