Everyone is using Skype right now to chat with their alliances. But, for big events (like the E1 Draft game,) why not have a Battle Dawn server on Discord?
Anyone and everyone can join in conversation. Admins can set it so members cannot post pictures, or say lewd things. There are roles you can make, to separate what people can see.
For those of you unfamiliar with Discord, here is an example. This is what I’m using for my alliance:
As you can see, the name of the server is “Robin’s Merry Men.” Those in red can see certain text channels, like “in-game chat” or “important alerts.” For those in blue, the Groupies, they can only see the welcome channel, misc chat, and emoji requests.
Lots of people have Discord channels nowadays. In fact, see the other bubbles on the left side? Those are completely separate servers, for different reasons. One of them is my Dungeons and Dragons group. Another was made by a very popular streamer named X33N, which has thousands of members.
Battle Dawn staff could make custom emoji’s, like little colonies or dragons straight from the game. There can be separate text channels for each world, so alliance leaders (and members) can publicly chat to each other.
Most importantly, it’s imperative to keep new players in the community, and having a place to chat is a perfect way to do so. Games are far more fun when they have easy access to communicate with each other, and Discord does a perfect job at making that possible.