Discord is a great app and very popular amongst gamers. It's easy to use and it has a lot of cool features like voice chat, video calls, and the ability to create custom text channels. But it's not perfect.
If you're looking for an alternative way to host events (like a tournament, schedule a raid or guild recruitment), Discord might not be the best option for you.
When it comes to creating and hosting events, there are better options out there.
In this comparison of GatherIn events vs. Discord events, we'll look at how each platform stacks up when it comes to event hosting.
Problem with Discord servers
[fs-toc-omit]Discord events are difficult to find
As a gamer, you know the struggle: You want to find new players to play with (also known as Looking for Group), recruit new members for your guild or join a tournament. You used Discord servers before, but they can be spammy, and they often have gatekeeping vibes that make it hard for new people to join in on the fun.
Sure, there are groups that host events—but they're scattered across thousands of different Discord servers, so it is very hard to find the right one or even know where to start looking.
[fs-toc-omit]Hosting your own event? Good luck
Imagine you're hosting an event yourself like a raid or a tournament? Good luck finding people who want to join! You'll need permission from your server owner first (and even then, if they don't want people joining from other servers, they may not grant permission), which means you'll have trouble getting people involved in your event even if they do find it.
Discord is decentralized which means you can't just create an event in one server and share it with everyone on different Discord servers - you have to find your own way through the maze of multiple Discord communities to find potential players.
[fs-toc-omit]Discord events do not appear in search engine results
You can't find Discord events by searching on Google which makes it difficult for people who don't know about your server or who aren't members of it to find out about your event.
Imagine you want to join a tournament: you have to go through multiple Discord servers to find them all and join them manually. If someone isn't hosting the event on your server, that means you'll never see it!
If this sounds familiar… we've got good news! There is another way!
With GatherIn, all of those problems are solved! GatherIn lets anyone create and host events, so you can find new teammates without having to wait for someone in your guild or Discord server to take the initiative.
Plan ahead and schedule anything from tournaments, watch parties to casual gaming sessions with friends and family, you're in total control of your game event and don't need to ask anyone for permission.
All GatherIn events are centralized in one feed which means that people can easily find your event and see who else is attending before committing. And because GatherIn is built around searchability and discoverability, your events will even show up on Google (in beta)!
We've made sure that GatherIn events pages are public so your gaming community can find them in seconds—no need to join specific Discord servers just because someone else created an event there!
If you want more control over how your event looks, you can also link it to Twitch, YouTube, Reddit or any other site that supports embedding links in posts so people can see instantly what's going on without having to search around for hours!
Since all GatherIn events are centralized in one place, you never have to wonder where and when something is happening.
Use Discord with GatherIn
Discord is one of the best voice and chat applications for gamers, there’s no denying that. Discord is a great platform for gamers to communicate and it has many useful features such as voice, video calling, group chats, streaming, and more. However, it does not focus much on events: Only server owners or specifuc roles can create them or promote them within Discord.
GatherIn was created to fill this need to help you create events for your community and promote them wherever you want! With GatherIn, you make sure that people know about your upcoming events.
By combining the best of both worlds—the voice chat features of Discord and the event management features of GatherIn—you can create a space where gamers can truly thrive.
So what are you waiting for? Get started with Discord and GatherIn now! Click here to host your own event.
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