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We love Discord!

You Are Invited!

You may have noticed a new little widget in the launcher under the official Technic packs.  We've added a new way to chat with us and join the Technic community: we've started a server on Discord.  We're huge fans of Discord- we love that you can join channels, even voice chat, just by clicking a link, we love how beautiful the UI is, and we love that you can start your own space to talk to friends, at no charge.

I used to play on a lot of Bukkit servers before I got into modded Minecraft, and one of the things I remember vividly is that people would team up to work together, and inevitably the very next thing someone would ask for after you joined them was your Skype information.  I hate leaving minecraft, starting up Skype, going through the process of adding someone, and getting a voice call started.  I think that Discord, where you can give someone a link and be chatting with them through your browser, without installing anything, without signing up for anything, is a great piece of technology that is awesome for playing Minecraft with friends.  We want to help you use Discord to play Minecraft.

Discord on the Platform!

We've added Discord integration to the Technic platform!  Now modpack authors can add a Discord Server ID to their pack, and that Discord server will be shown on both the modpack's Platform page, and also in the launcher.  Only a little information is available right now: in the launcher, you can see how many users are online and click the widget to join the server.  On the Platform, you can also see who's online and what channels they're in.  Later, we hope to add even more functionality, but right now, this should allow you to build robust communities around your modpack.

Discord on your Server!

We've created a new mod for Minecraft 1.7.10!  It's called MC Discord and it's a great tool for server owners to build in Discord integration on their servers.  You can use a console command to set your Discord Server ID, and after that, the current online Discord users will show up in the chat interface, and clicking on the user count will take you to your Discord server.  We hope to add far, far more features than these very soon, including chat integration, in-game calling, and more.  For now, though, this mod makes Discord a much better option than Teamspeak for server communities: you don't have to link users to the server or cajole them to join.  Just include MC Discord in your server's modpack, and configure the server correctly.  Users will see the server on their own and join.  Starting with Tekkit Legends, we'll be including MC Discord in all of our official modpacks, so that server owners can build their own communities around our packs more easily.  We encourage other pack authors to do the same, both on and off the Technic Platform!

Discord With Technic!

We've added our own Discord server, which you can get to here!  If you want to hang out and chat with other Technic users, or even get ahold of Technic staff, it's a great place to do that.  We've also taken advantage of the Platform integration we discussed above: official Technic packs will be integrated with our Discord server both on the Platform and in the launcher!  In-game, we won't link to our own server.  We want Tekkit server admins to build their own communities using MC Discord!

How to Get Started

First, head over to http://discordapp.com/ and click "Open Discord".  Then, click the + button on the left side to create your own server.  

Once you're done, open the server settings

and go to the "Widget" tab

Click "Enable Widget" and copy the "Server ID"

Change the "Instant Invite" channel to the text or voice channel you want people to be directed to

To add Discord to your Platform page and in the launcher, edit your pack and paste your Server ID into the field and then hit "Update Modpack"

To add Discord to your Minecraft server, make sure both the server and client have MC Discord and then type /discord-server as the server Op to link it

A Final Note

These days, it's hard to take endorsements seriously- it seems like every time one group is talking up another on the internet, some money exchanged hands or there's some kind of business deal in the works.  For that reason, I want to draw attention to something: we're not in any sort of partnership with Discord.  No money has changed hands, we're not getting anything in return for adding this integration or talking them up.  We just really, really, really like Discord.  We think it's going to make Minecraft more fun to play.  And as a result, we think that if we add integration, you'll like Technic better and play us more.  That's all there is to it.  We hope you enjoy playing with Discord and we hope that we can add a lot more integration over the weeks and months to come, so that you can get the most out of your Discord Server!  

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Whoa, this is amazing for the communities based off of the technic launcher. Ill have to do some more research before adding it to Crafting Dead! :D
f3rullo14 4 years ago
i click on to join discord chat only to get the ""instant invite is invalid or has expired all the time :(
ccjibber 4 years ago
me too report this issu with me :( :(
Posted by antonis2018 4 years ago
do you activate Widgets? and an existing channel?
Posted by HurricanB 4 years ago
here and a lot of time i can't join , says me the following error:the instant invite and invalid ar has expired fix that techicpack. If you want fix the error follow the steps onwer-admin : 1.go to instant advaced invite options and 2.then optimizing never expire 3. after do you do it copy the new instant url then paste to techick and change url of discord chat
antonis2018 4 years ago
@CanVox This.
Posted by NAVeldurn 4 years ago
Amazing! thanks. :)
Hi it's me 4 years ago
Not bad, not bad at all.
Amaxter 4 years ago
Wait ... so where is the jar file?
P3rf3ct_Zer0 4 years ago
https://github.com/CannibalVox/McDiscord/releases
Posted by CanVox 4 years ago
Give another discord invitation, it has expired, and add xaero's minmap to tekkit legends, it looks more butiful.
Windz 4 years ago
Very nice, keep up the good work!
Ion 4 years ago
my invite expired.. help
SomeWeirdo 4 years ago
Hmm good, but i mean, it's kinda, DISCOORDINATED. *bursts to laugh*
Joona_R 4 years ago
Hmm good, but i mean, it's kinda, DISCOORDINATED. *bursts to laugh*
Joona_R 4 years ago
Hmm good, but i mean, it's kinda, DISCOORDINATED. *bursts to laugh*
Joona_R 4 years ago
who wants to play tekkit legends with me and can someone invite me back to the technic server on discord because my little sister pressed button and some how left the server. haha lol
zachisakka 4 years ago
There's a link dude
Posted by tobi897a 4 years ago
That prog is kinda amazing. I Love it and it fits perfectly in my Tboneilla Minecraft Modpack. Awsome!!!
oT-BonEo 4 years ago
I was randomly kicked and now I cant get a link that WORKS to it I wasn't even doing anything
logicraft05 4 years ago
HEEELLPPPP!!!!
Posted by logicraft05 4 years ago
I can't get back to this. The discord channel for techic.
Tiffany123 4 years ago
I've been trying to talk to you canvox. Also I don't like how in the thing how you can't talk to your mother or father for a second then get back to the discord server. I accidently forgot to mute myself,and a moderator made a big deal about it.
Tiffany123 4 years ago
is this still being worked on?
CameronSchl 4 years ago
Start making cash right now! w­w­w­.­m­i­r­r­o­r­2­5­.­c­o­m­­ 05
innoxentg 4 years ago
good work but what would happen if i dont have widget cause it dosnt show up.
GCGaming 4 years ago
Wow i didn't know that you can use this to play other people than skype (cuz of port)
WasabiRyze 4 years ago
The invitation expired :(
Johnystar_CZ 4 years ago
This has been dropped and is only good for filling your server logs with exception spam.
Pyrii 4 years ago
Love Discord, Love Technic
WasabiRyze 4 years ago
I'd like to see a feature to allow the user's channel to auto-change when entering a certain zone, such as going from Spawn into the Wild.
kahnethius 4 years ago
could somebody give me the link? becaouse someone kicked me off the tekkit discord server. My username is the same as the one for tekkit, minecraft, etc. I didint do anything wrong, i was just showing my friends some memes and chating about hexxit.
mrmthood 4 years ago
Is the link broken or is my discord account banned? my discord account is DJ_Dennis_NL
DJ_Dennis_NL 3 years ago
The Invite has expired I cant join it
I seem to be unable to get into the Discord. Is there something I am missing here? The invite seems to be expired!
Terraria2013 2 years ago
I seem to be unable to get into the Discord. Is there something I am missing here? The invite seems to be expired!
Terraria2013 2 years ago