This is a reminder that we’re pushing some changes to the Teamspeak Server on the 4th of September, so there might be some small downtime whilst we implement them.
Here’s what you can expect to change on the 4th:
We’re focusing on making the Teamspeak a place for people to come and talk, banter and chill. Our current channels leave us very fragmented and we very rarely come together as a whole community. We will now have a dedicated Members Discussion Channel (and an Under-18’s Discussion Channel) where OCB members can hang out and converse with each other.
We’re getting rid of the majority of our Online Gaming channels. Most of them are rarely used, or don’t have a big enough following to warrant a channel.
We’re now only making a dedicated channel for a game if it has an active playerbase of 5-7 people.
We’re also including two ‘General Gaming’ channels to hang out in if your game doesn’t have its own channel.
Probably the most controversial change coming; we’re removing the majority of Personal Channels as they are in a similar boat to the unused Gaming channels.
A few key channels will remain, as they are always being used by their respective owners. However, members will now have to apply to get a personal channel on our Teamspeak. We want to focus on community discussion.
The OcB Members of our Community are very welcome on our Teamspeak, as future OCB members, but there are certain places where they might feel uncomfortable.
We’re giving them their own Discussion Room to hang out in; they won’t be allowed to join the Over 18’s Discussion Room unless dragged.
Quite a few of our Personal Channels had ‘Streaming Rooms’ attached to them, as private places where content creators could hang out and stream in peace.
We’re wanting to keep that dynamic going. So, we’re making a dedicated area for streamers/youtubers to go to record their videos in peace.
If you’re wanting your own Streaming Channel, simply follow the instructions in the description of our Studio channel in the new Teamspeak. Streaming channels will no longer be permanent, though. As soon as the channel is empty, it will be deleted by the server.
We hope that this will keep you informed of the upcoming changes, and that you’ll enjoy them!
As always, any questions can be directed towards Ads913, Andarne, BadCRC, Munro22 or Temujin.