You probably know by now BoZ moved to Discord since its better than xat chat.
So we’re making Discord chat public, open for everyone though you won’t be able to chat publicly you can only send PMs to anyone who’s online, kinda like xat chat. Just use your PB2 username once you join, so we can know who is who.

Discord public chat link: https://discord.gg/0TyNkPnx3MWsUPPN

Who’s online?


8 Years

I don’t have any fancy words to say for the clan’s 8th anniversary but the brodies at BoZ are really getting hella old… Stryde’s kid graduated high school, Roxxar got married, and Fextem is finally out of middle school.

And there’s still no upside-down gravitator in PB2.

New Forum Address and Recruitment Changes

We’ve switched forum addresses from our previous address to http://bozgg.forumotion.com/ since our hosting domain kept on switching every other month it seems. Besides that, here’s the recruitment changes:

Before, our recruitment system was catered as such: heavy influence on applications, with only privileged outsiders getting an invitation to Biohazard. Now, we’re swapping the roles. To encourage a steady growth to the community, we want to open up Biohazard while still keeping it civil by, hopefully, making the invitation system the more appealing process. While only prestige members will be able to invite outsiders to Biohazard, this gives more incentive to become active and gives the prestige members more responsibility in recruitment. Members are still encouraged to have friends apply or get to know prestige members and leaders to “earn” an invite.
Since we won’t be fixed to any particular game as we were prior, the application system may not gain nearly enough traction as it once had when we were associated with PB2. This is the second reason as to why we’re leaning towards a more invitation-friendly manner to get into Biohazard.

Those who are invited into Biohazard can only be invited by leaders or prestige members, and must have a conversation that can be in a group or one-on-one setting, but must be conducted by members apart from those who invited them. If the interviewers decide that the person is suitable of joining Biohazard, then the person is accepted as an unofficial member. After two weeks, they will be assessed by clan members. If no issues arise within the first two weeks, then the person will be made an official member.

The application system removes the testing system as a whole, opting for a more generalized application. Once an applicant is accepted, they will be made an unofficial member. During this stage, it’s their job to be committed to acclimating themselves to Biohazard in the best way they think possible. If no issues arise within two weeks, they will remain in this process. After a month, a poll will be held to decide their fate. Unlike the previous application system, there is only one poll. If they pass, they become an official member; if they fail, they are removed from the clan, but can re-apply in two weeks.

Both methods of joining require the following (this means members are also required of the following):
– have a registered Discord account
– have a registered forum account
– be present in the Biohazard discord server

Obviously by “detaching” from PB2, we’re susceptible to one of the biggest flaws possible with a general gaming clan. How can we still restrict those to “one clan” if we’re not focused to one game only? This will bring about conflicts of interest surely, and most people will be curious to understand our viewpoint on this topic.

We will not allow members of Biohazard to be a part of other clans in games we are heavily associated with, such as PB2, and we discourage members of Biohazard to be a part of other clans in games we are casually associated with, such as League of Legends or CS:GO. We define other clans as communities of individuals with similar interests that may or may not be recognizable by clan tags, discord servers, or websites. For other games, it’s encouraged to not multiclan, as conflicts of interest will certainly arise. Due to this, multiclanning will have to be enforced on a case-by-case basis in instances. A general rule can be based upon your activity in Biohazard versus your activity in other groups. If you’re spending more time in [Evolution] discord server versus Biohazard, this could be seen as multiclanning. If you are unsure if a conflict of interest may arise, contact a leader.

Goodbye BoZ, Goodbye PB2

I’m quitting BoZ and PB2.

I figured writing in depth about this, as PB2 has been sort of a big thing in my life.

When I went on to XgenStudios to claim my daily cash in Stick Arena, I saw PB2 for the first time. And I would have never the slightest clue that it would impact my life as it did.

I’ve always wanted to make games, and PB2 became a creative outlet for me.

I became quickly engaged in the community, I got known for the first map making tutorail, and also my maps. At one point I was in ranked #1 in the leaderboards, and I was a moderator as well. I also created BoZ to bring people together. BoZ has earned the reputation of the most well known clan in PB2, as it’s still alive today.

That was 2011. From then, up till 2018, I’ve been on and off with my activity. But I’ve always come back.

But I realized that It’s time to cut the ties, as the time spent in PB2 was not contributing to the life I strive for.

PB2 has done amazing things for me. It has given me the confidence and skills of a game devoper. It has taught me to think creativeally to solve logical puzzles in a early age of 14. Trigger work is a lot like real programming.

Leading BoZ has taught me alot of about leading an organization.

As a recent example, PB2 got me engaged in making a web API for the new URL-trigger type. After having experience with a web-api, I had the confidence and basic knowledge to take responsibility for the Back-end for my Bachelor’s project. From there I mastered ASP.NET and various frameworks which I built MMO ARENA with. And I can get a decent job!

PB2 has also taught me how to think in terms of online games. In digging deep and finding out what’s client/server sided, I learned a lot.

I have just finished my bachelor in Game programming. I will strive to live the dream of a game developer.

This is my newgrounds profile: Here I post all my games and updates. I recently made a game called “Woodlings” go check it out!

Anyways, I can’t be grateful enough for all the love and support the community has given me. It’s cliché, but without it, I wouldn’t have continued, and I would have suffered from that. Thanks guys.

It’s time for me to move on, adult life is approaching, and I feel PB2 has given me all that it could. And now It’s time let it aside and focus on my interests.

I’d would be rude if I left while keeping myself a mystery.

A little about me:

Up to I was 17 year olds, I was your typical shy nerdy guy. I started weightlifting in that age, and developed my dicipline and self confidence. I later having an interest for Kickboxing, which lasted for a year. I started studying game programming is Oslo at the age of 19, when I moved out for myself. And since then, I’ve been indulged in the pickup-community (look that up if you don’t know xD … or not) and I’ve later developed a interest for shit like yoga, philosophy, psychology,developing myhself and stuff like that, basically trying to figure out how to do this “to be a human” thingy. I gained a passion for wrestling/brazillian jiu jitsu, which I’ve been doing for almost two years, and now I’m taking a break from that, doing bodybuilding. (I’m a total meathead). I’ve always kept the interest for game development and programming, as It’s been my study.

Favorite TV shows: Vikings, How I met your mother and Modern family.

Favorite books: Atlas Shrugged, 12 Rules for Life, The Power of Now and Models

Favorite youtube channels: PowerfulJRE and Ellliott Hulse

Favorite movies: Catch me if you can and Good will hunting

Favorite music: Metal, hip-hop, pop, reggae, anything, really

Phew! That’s it.

Anyways. Thanks guys, for the good memories, for everything.

Much love.


5 Golden Rules of Making a Popular Map

In this post, I want to share my personal philosophy of map-making, and some practical tips I’ve learned along the way, which has served me very well.

I was compelled to make this post after I felt I had to give a map-makers some direct criticisms. I don’t like to do that, I’d rather have map-makers read an article meant for everyone.

I have five simple rules which I will explain in detail:

  1.  It’s you against yourself
  2.  Complex map or simple map?
  3. Don’t force it
  4. Who are you making this for?
  5. Get the ball rolling


#1 It’s you against yourself

This is my most dear, precious and helpful guiding principle which I’ve applied from day1 of my PB2-mapmaking career. Whenever I followed this principle, my maps would succeed. Whenever I discarded it, my maps would fail.

For each map, you make, make something uniquely different with each one.

Don’t be pressured to come up with something completely unique to the PB2 world. Just compete against yourself. For each map you make, think, how can I add some kind of twist to my new map?

For instance, my very first map was a 4v4 where players were equipped with rifles, and there were guns in the middle. My second map was different, in that each player had different sets of equipment, like squads in a battlefield game. My third map was a 2v2v2v2 instead of a classical 4v4. I continued doing small types of twists when I eventually made a map with a teleporter, which was my first map with a trigger. Gradually I became better with triggers, and after a couple of updates, and now my recent maps have been a chatbot AI, a parkour race with a leaderboard and my own system of a progression system, with exp and money, in multiplayer.

Don’t compare yourself to other people. Focus on making something unique to your own arsenal of maps. And eventually, you might end up making actually something completely unique which nobody has seen before, just out of the habit of making unique maps compared to your own.

Don’t have high standards for these twists, just take one small step at the time.

Eventually, after 20, or 30 maps, you will notice that finding a unique twist is becoming increasingly difficult. That’s a good sign! Map making is supposed to be hard. This is where you might expect a “hit” map at any time. Your creativity is working full-time, combined with an ever so growing experience with making-maps. You’re basically increasing the standard of uniqueness for every map, gradually and slowly.

“What about updates, with new guns, for instance?”

Updates with new guns are like holidays for map-makers, where we all get to cheat and get a simple go at making a unique map in our own list, but also in the community. It’s all part of nature, enjoy.


#2 Complex or a simple map?

A good question is, why should I even bother making maps with unique, complex mechanics when it seems like all the popular maps are so simple?

It doesn’t matter if a map is complex in its mechanics and trigger work & hard work.

What matters is if a map is complex to understand and use. If it is when it will never be popular. Period.

The holy “Will the map be popular?” diagram


Take Max teabag-dodge for instance. The map has 300 ratings with a 4.88 average. It was very complicated and took a lot of effort to make, but the complicated mechanics seemed simple for the user.

It seems as if only simple/dumb maps get popular, but that’s because It’s just so much easier to make a simple map that’s easy to understand. It’s hard to make a map with complex mechanics easy and intuitive for the user, that’s why it’s such a common trap to fall into the “nope” section of the holy diagram.


#2.5 A little philosophical rant:

You might have spotted a slight contradiction in how I described you should make your map unique in its mechanics, yet easy to understand. Generic, not-unique maps are naturally easy to understand because people have played maps like these before. You risk the player being comfortable and bored. Unique maps is naturally going to harder to understand since the concept is new. You risk the player being overwhelmed and confused.

You need to mix the two aspects to find the right balance.

Think of it like dancing to music. Nobody wants to dance to a song where the beat is constantly the same, 100% predictable all the time, but you can’t dance to a song where everything is too chaotic, everything is unpredictable.

Same thing with humor. If the joke is predictable, It’s not funny. If it’s too unrelatable, It’s not funny either. The sweet spot of humor is something relatable and familiar, with an unexpected twist.

In my MMO maps series, I have decided to deliberately make the “Feel” of the maps familiar, keep most of the gun’s behavior standard, so that players will not be overwhelmed, but appreciate the twist, and so that it feels like the same old game.


#3 Don’t force it

A common problem is that when map-makers isn’t interested challenging themselves in creating a new twist, and they’re failing to make a complex/unique map with simple usage, some will attempt to “force” their maps for popularity.

People often confuse map depth and complexity with the number of objects. They try to force their map quality by spending more time than anyone else, making the map more detailed, more walls, more decorations, more features, etc etc..

There’s a misconception that Quantity of objects = Quality of map

It’s directly misleading. Whenever you increase the number of objects in your map, you will increase loading time, and make the map slower for players, increasing lag, which is a big turn off.

The best maps are those which has the best content to objects ratio. Details certainly have its place, but finding an elegant solution to combine content with detail is the way to go.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” -Leonardo Da Vinci

PS: I’m not saying you shouldn’t decorate your map. Beautiful maps are awesome, pure-art-maps too, but attempting to compensate the lack of originality by lot’s of details won’t do anything. However, decorations may be original in themselves. Oh shit, Max is contradicting himself!

#4 Who are you making this for?

Is it yourself, or is it the players?

No seriously. It’s a legit question.

I have a couple maps where I made them purely for myself. My own pleasure. I don’t care what people think, I enjoyed making it. Screw the uniqueness, I’m just going to let loose. Big surprise, these maps have barely any ratings. Since this is a post on how to make your map popular, I will say it, make your map for the players!

It’s fine to make a map for your own pleasure, but don’t expect it to be popular.

The best way to get legit information whether or not people like and understand your map, just play it with other people, and witness. It’s easy to be quick to blame the stupid players for not understanding or reading your very eloquent texts displayed. However, who are you really trying to please, the majority of the audience or your ego?



#5 Getting the ball rolling

After you’ve mastered your creativity, complexity, elegance, uniqueness and It’s perfectly suited for the mass bulk of players, you have the perfect map. You’re holding it your hands, like your own baby, It’s beautiful.

So… what now? Should I just wait or…?

Even the best map can be forgotten about. Remember how I said, “Don’t force it?” Well, this is the exception. If your map is truly great, it WILL catch on, but it needs a “gentle” push. Think of it as putting training-wheels when the kid is trying to learn to ride the bike.

So… go in multiplayer, host the map, exit, re-host, exit, re-host, exit. Your map will eventually be filled in the servers. This might be really annoying if you map sucks, and your reputation will suffer. However, this behavior will serve the good people of PB2, not annoy them, if you have followed rule #1 #2 #3 and #4.


Other than this, I’d recommend my post I made a year ago called “Inside Max’s heart” which describes in detail how you should listen to players, and general tips for designing MP/SP maps.

Inside Max’s heart

“Inside Max’s head” introduced the seldom discussed idea that any map are just as good as any other. A lot of people have taken inspiration from this, yet a lot of people seem to raise objections, which I completely agree on. Every truth is a half-truth. This post will be contradicting Inside Max’s head and will be presenting the flip side of the coin to balance things out. This post will be about how to make a better map, with focus on Singleplayer maps first, then dive down the rabbit hole on fundementals.

I’ve always been reluctant to make this post, because I’ve been afraid to choke creativity by saying “Hey, this is how you should go about making maps.”I think that stuff stifles creativity (especially my own) and the map-maker because too concerned about fitting some sort of standard. Having said that, I think I now know how to say the things I want to say in the least damaging way.

This will not be a read that will discuss technicalities in the editor, such as colliding walls. Nor a read to make more artistic maps, I’m not nearly qualified to do so. This will provide signpost that will assist in making excellent maps in terms of general game design/level design guidelines, but I will be using PB2 as examples.


Maps should start off with something that increases a player’s interest in the map. For example a promising storyline or something that invokes curiosity, or a high-action scene that immediately gets the players hooked and engaged. Then the map should slow down so the excitement builds, and then builds towards a final climax. Non-stop action gets tiring and worst off all, the blood becomes kind of meaningless. If the map doesn’t invoke interest right off the map, most players quickly play another map.


What Eric fails on the single-player campaign is give us a reason to kill all of these enemies. If we spawn in a prison, our purpose is obvious, to escape. If we witnessed someone stealing our princess, it’s obvious that we ought to save her. Even though I’ve been in the PB2 community for ~5 years, I still don’t understand the time machine thing, and the campaign was just a drag.

Of course, a lot of player’s criterea for an enjoyable map is something to shoot at, but if you want to aim at excellence, give the player a clear goal, give the player a purpose. Remember, deep down everyone just want to help.

Make the map enjoyable to mess around in

Directed at MP maps: One very basic criteria for a good map is just play it for yourself for an hour just navigating it. You know you’ve hit the jackpot if just jumping around is enjoyable. That’s the core enjoyablity, anything else (enemies) is just an extra. And you should not rely entirely on the extra.

Surprise the player

It’s something about unpredictability that we humans just love. If you have surprised your player in some way in your map, they will be constantly on their toes expecting another surprise, this is a great way to keep them playing. In MP maps, give players the opportunity to surprise each other, and perhaps take use of randomness to spice things up. See Max teabag-opensource for the randomizer.


  1. Don’t mix unpredictability of uncertainty. Don’t make enemies with different health/different properties look the same. It will ruin the credibility of the map and this is this type of uncertainty drives players nuts in a bad way.
  2. Don’t punish the player for not have played the map before. It’s unfair and a serious buzzkill and just plain annoying to get killed for unenviable stepping on an invisible chainsaw activator from hell.

Keep the player in a flow state

Gradually increase the feel of power while increasing the opposition slightly faster. This is probably the most nuanced point, but hear me out. If the difficulty on the map is the same throughout the map, it will give the potential problems. #1: It’s too easy and the player gets bored. #2: It’s too hard and the player gets frustrated. #3: The difficulty is fine but it gets repetitive. What you want to do is let the player feel powerful doing easy work, then face a stressful challenge, then after hard work they can feel powerful and do easy work again, and so it repeats. A crappy figure:


This creates a satisfactory and exciting cycle for the player. It helps to think of the two reasons why people, well, do stuff! To seek pleasure and to avoid pain. If the player only experiences pleasure in your map, say, killing a bunch of zombies, it quickly loses it’s satisfaction.  If you only punishes the player, in the forms of death, setbacks or hell, even verbal abuse! #trigger42. Then the player hates you, rates 1 and goes back to excl-school. You need to balance pleasuring and punishing, they give each-other meaning.

How to pleasure:

  1. Visual affirmations. New skin, new location.
  2. More power, cooler guns, abilities.
  3. Sweet talk.
  4. Killing, gore, destroying your enemy


You’ve done a good job it if you have managed to give the players a reason to re-play the map several times. This is a rare case(lol), but it’s because it’s been such an enjoyable experience they want to re-play it. A huge motivator to gain replayability is if you implement a score system. Say at the end of the map you reveal how the player could’ve done better, in the sense of how many players they’ve killed, how fast they completed the map, how many golden stars they have collected(see Max teabag2-economy), etc, or a combination. To motivate the player to actually do these things, you should rewards players with a key they can send you, then so you can put them on some sort of hall of fame.

It is a bummer Eric did not implement this into the game, as it would have made SP-maps actually competitive and far more interesting, let’s hope for PB2.5 though.


Another way to make the player replay the map is give them choices. Which door to open? Whom to ally? Kill the CS-troop or spare him. If you let the player know their choice had something to say, their interest in the map skyrockets, as they are playing their own story in their heads, and they might want to replay to give the most of the map. A brilliant way to present choice is to use the “High-risk, high reward” and “Low-risk, low reward” system. Does the player want to do some platforming to get that minigun upgrade, but risk falling down into acid, or does he have more faith in his shooting skills than jumping skills? Presenting choices isn’t hard and makes for a world-class map.

To spark the inner explorer in a player. reveal some alternative(secret) routes that players can find better weapons, shortcuts, etc. This will drive most players madly in love with you as you’ve transformed your map from a dull ride to the end to a mystery of undefined discoveries. By giving the player freedom to choose between entering the battle or smell the roses makes the player feel in control, of course, you need to constrain the player sometimes too. If the player is free all the time, the freedom doesn’t mean anything. Closed areas provide the free areas and vice versa. In a MP map where you can go anywhere any time, players will hardly find eachother and their “freedom” becomes a constraint.


To keep your map elegant, look at every section of your map and explain to yourself what is the purpose of that being there? This is a nuanced point. I’m not suggesting that remove that room that has nothing in it, but be aware that because it has nothing in it, it might serve some sort of purpose after all.


While it’s not inherently bad to have a lot of dialog in your map, most map-makers can’t figure out why nobody reads their dialog. Hmm! Maybe it’s because you always display text in the middle of an alien invasion? 10 lines of dark colored text and bng’s coming at my way…. it’s just overwhelming, dude. Be very selective of what text to show and especially when. Be wary of creating special moments in your map where something dramatic/awesome happens, and don’t distract the player by having the hero’s character talk about how much he loves toast.

If you love dialog, and want to write more interesting ones, write down all the characters of your map down on a paper. Write down their status(high/low) and their relationship and how they feel about each-other, write down some obscure or not oscure thing that has recently happened between them that might’ve altered their behavior towards one another. Write down personal traits and quirks of each character, what do they like to do on saturdays? What iconic line do they have? By writing these things down it becomes surprisingly easier to make much better and novel dialog rather than the generic “There’s an alien, shoot him!” type of stuff.

An old famous movie story making tool is the twelve points of the hero’s journey. Now, there is absolutely no need to take in account all the points, but it’s a great tool for some inspiration and gives you a place to start when creating a story.


Have people play your map

I’m baffled over how people publish their map without getting any options about it. If you find a friend that’s brutally honest, for god’s sake make him play every map of yours and never let him go. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend IRL that can play your map, you will then witness when they get frustrated, or when the rage quit, or even punch you in the face. Regardless, you need to be open to suggestions, and if you want to master map-making, you need to master the subtle art of knowing that people really mean when they give suggestions. Don’t be a developer without a spine changing everything that people suggest. Find out why they suggested that in the first place and make changes accordingly. People don’t really know what they want.


What makes really for a good atmosphere in a map. We all know that inexplicable feeling that some maps just feel ‘right’, they have something special to them and that might give us that warm feeling of homebelonging.


Different scaled elements bring life to the map. If the objects scale down or up in a recognizable pattern, the map be naturally pleasing to the player. The trick is to find the amount of level of scale of each jump.Screenshot_3.png



A strong center is a strong map. It seems like we players crave a place of heat of the map, if the center of the map is clearly defined, we feel in a weird way compelled to arrive there, it gives us a good inner feeling to know where to go if we don’t have any other specific plans. The living room of the map, the place where we always seek to return.screenshot_4

You can strengthen the center by making other centers that lead the players toward to the final center. Centers are in some way made out of all the other centers.screenshot_11


Constraints is what gives the center, well context. constraints strengthens the role of the center. When I suggest adding constraints, most people are (understandably) naturally not compelled to do so, it is after all a negative word! The paradox about constraints is that because it separates, it also unites.


Shapes/Area harmony

Shapes should not only define themselves, but define and engage the area around itself and vice versa. screenshot_6

This example was very clear-cut obvious, but the real magic happens when every single object on the map is on some indirect, subtle way engaging the other and so that no object is a meaningless leftover. Think of it like the butterfly effect.

Transitions and seperateness

You can further define an area by creating a complimentary transition from the area to another. Have you ever seen a map where there’s a random building that seems like it’s missing a purpose, or rather a proper shape? By making an interlock that compliments both areas, it makes the map feel more alive as the areas are kind of “aware” of each other and creates a sort of non-seperateness.



There’s something about roughness that just… works. The property of an artist’s brush is it’s inaccuracy, it paints in a way that the artist have no control over. If art was up to human perfection (using a sharp pen) the art would lose it’s beauty. Sometimes you just have to let go and let the chaos have it’s way. Sometime the things without meaning is the things that have the most meaning.


The echo

Consistency is important. Websites with a different font on every page would drive us mad. It’s nice to see some of the same elements to what we’ve seen earlier in the map. It generates a sort of general wholeness in the map. When I say elements, I am very vague. This can range from a type of shape to a general similarity of areas, where the same type of structure echoes throughout the map, not necessarily in a repetitive form, but in a way where the player feels that the entire map is one.


The void

As in music, it is the silence that gives the sound depth. In a speech, it’s the pause that give the thing that comes next extraordinary meaning. Create spaces of emptiness, to give more meaning to the content around it.


Inside Wannabe Max’s head

For starters, I need to define a few things to answer the question, “Why does everyone have a personal chat, and why is it stupid?”
On Discord, you can create your own server, or “chat”. For this post, “server” and “chat” mean the same thing, will probably be used interchangeably. In these servers, you will most likely find multiple text channels and maybe multiple voice channels. So to distinguish the two terms above, Biohazard is the name of our Discord chat, and #boz, #biohazard and hunting fields are names of channels on the chat.

Why is any of this relevant?
Well, to me, I don’t understand why everyone feels the need to own a personal server on Discord just for themselves, especially while also being in other personal chats and other clan chats, where the same exact people on their personal server are. Cool, you have a lot of friends and want them all around you in one given area, but what is the point to having your own personal server when you are already in other clan chats on Discord, and have the ability to talk to the same people there? Did you also forget that Discord has a private messaging feature, where you can message friends, as well?

Just so I’m clear and I’m not being too vague in my last paragraph, there aren’t just a few of these personal chats. There’s a good amount, literally, where the person that created them either manages a clan and can just make a channel on the clan chat for , or is in all of the other other personal chats and clan chats in the community.

Better examples:

Maxydude0 has personal chat, says its for town of salem/hangout, a game that a good amount of people in GeNo play >>> why the fuck not just make a ToS channel in GeNo Discord Chat?

iSpyder has a personal chat, probably just labeled a “hangout chat”, but literally the majority of the people on her personal chat are in GeNo, or on GeNo server. You needed your own personal chat JUST TO TALK to the same people that are on GeNo clan chat?

I’m not trying to call out iSpyder or maxydude, or anyone else who has personal chats, because there are a lot, like Cyko’s, Vlad’s, Prothean’s, Digidix’s, Bananareaper’s, etc. I’m not trying to make anyone feel ashamed, but I just personally see no point in having personal chats when the people who own the personal chats share many common servers with others.

Let me give a more realistic example as to why I’m opposed to personal servers:
I currently manage the Biohazard Discord server, and another person in Biohazard, let’s say Roxxar, decides to create his own personal chat. He gives people the invite link to people on the Biohazard Discord server, and he also gives it to his other friends who aren’t in Biohazard. Seems harmless, because it totally is to begin with. Well a few weeks go by, nothing really changes. Here comes along Michaelhero, and he creates his own discord chat, and invites a lot of people from Biohazard and the community. A few weeks go by, and now there’s a decline in activity on the main Biohazard server that causes people to question if the clan is going inactive internally.

Can you start to see why personal chats are detrimental to clans?

While the clan itself isn’t going inactive, it’s perceived as it is by members inside of the clan because clan members themselves are going to personal chats made by clan members. I’m not really sure why people create personal hangout chats when, like I said earlier, there’s a PM feature, and the people in their hangout chats are also in nearly every other server they are in.

Now here’s the whole counter argument:

“I made a separate chat so I wouldn’t bother the rest of the clan/group.”, “It’s just a hang out chat for people.”

I’m sorry but did you forget that there are channels on Discord!!! Yep, that’s right, this is when those words I defined earlier come into play! Why do you need a personal chat when you are in a clan, when you can just have different channels on your clan chat, say for other games, or for other purposes? Now, as a matter of fact, most clans do have multiple channels that serve separate purposes, such as member only channels, announcement channels. Now the second “counter argument”, it’s just a hangout chat, again, what is the point to having a hangout chat when the majority of the people in the hangout chat are from your clan/ex-clan/your clans discord server/other discord servers you are on with these people?

Not to mention, the more chats you are in, the more likely it is to be balancing multiple conversations at once. I literally spent 30 minutes last night arguing with tburn that he is ChemicalX while he’s trying to play the politician card and deny everything known to existence.

Now to answer the original question, “Why does everyone have a personal chat, and why is it stupid?”

I cant answer the first fragment, but I sure can answer the second one:

  • It’s redundant to own your own personal chat when you are in all other personal chats, and all other clan chats.
  • It can make a clan that you’re already in seem like its going inactive, when more users are on more personal chats.
  • Will cause lack of unity within a clan, especially when there’s multiple chats with majority of people from your clan on there.
  • There’s a private message feature.
  • Lastly, there’s a private group message feature coming on discord, already on discord PTB…