Strats maintains a mumble server that shares the forum authentication, user trust levels, and groups. People can join without a password but will have limited rights. If you want to invite someone who will have full access, use the invite friend system or tell them to sign up.
Mumble is an open-source, cross-platform VOIP application. It operates similarly to common closed-source programs TeamSpeak and Ventrilo. At the moment Mumble is one of the best VoIP applications to due to its open licensing, allowing for alliances to run servers that can host several thousand players without financial penalty.
We all like to have fun and joke around. That is perfectly fine. Use common sense though. It might go without saying but we’ve all been in situations while gaming where there’s that one guy that just doesn’t know how to draw the line.
No racist, homophobic, hate mongering. We are a diverse group of players from different parts of the world with different stories and have different worldviews. Conduct yourself in a thoughtful, intelligent manner deserving of mutual respect. Just because you’re not face-to-face doesn’t mean your speech is not a reflection of you.
Apart from that, here are some other things to keep in mind:
- Use Push-to-Talk (see below)
- Are you in a PVP raid and Command is talking? Don’t talk.
- Did someone say “CHECK!” or “COMMS!”? Don’t talk.
- Are you keying up to burp, fart, munch, or yawn? Don’t.
Connecting to Mumble
To connect to the Strats mumble server as a registered user, all you need is a forum account. Your username, password, group access, avatar, and status all carry over (yes, if you get banned from the forum, you are banned from mumble).
First, download Mumble.
- Username is your username here on the forum
(Don’t add anything extra to it like
@or other such stuff, just your username!)
Oh no! WTF is my password?
Once you connect, you will be prompted for a password. This is the password you use to sign in to forum.strats.co. If you don’t know what your password is, you can change it any time by going to your profile > preferences and clicking the “Send Password Reset Email” button.
Push to Talk (PTT)
There is nothing more annoying than hearing other people type or breathe into their microphone constantly. If you leave push-to-talk off during an op then you are liable to be ripped apart by the everyone else in the channel.
This is why push to talk is mandatory. Not to mention, it actually saves bandwidth, too.
To turn on push to talk for Mumble, follow these steps.
- Open up Mumble
- Click the “Configure” option at the top, then click settings
- You should now be in the Audio Input settings area, under the Transmission area make sure the Transmit drop down box is set to “Push to Talk”
- Now you need to assign a key that you will need to press so others can hear you. To do this click the “Shortcuts” button on the left hand side of the Settings dialog box.
- There should be a listing there labeled “Push-to-Talk”, click on the Shortcut column and press the key that you wish to be your push to talk key.
Now you’re ready for battle, good job!