If you don't like chatting on the forum board and prefer to use an IM platform, PMD: Tales of Celestia provides several different ways for you to chat with other members in real time! In most cases, you don't even need to be registered on the board, allowing you to see if our community is right for you.
Our Matrix Space is hosted at matrix.org, and bridged with our Discord server using t2bot.io.
You can join our Matrix Space here.
Note that this Space is temporary, and we will eventually move to a self-hosted homeserver in the future. This will result in a more stable Discord bridge, custom emojis, etc.
If you primarily use Discord as your IM platform of choice, you may be more comfortable with joining our Discord server. While it does have additional functionality, such as the Tupperbox and Poketwo bots, Discord is generally considered to be a worse platform compared to Matrix for a variety of different reasons.
Our Discord server is bridged with our Matrix Space using t2bot.io.
It is recommended that you use our Matrix Space instead, but if you would like to join our Discord server, you can join it here.
Registered users on the board have access to mChat, a built-in chatroom, on the board's index page and the mChat page. Unlike the other chatrooms, it isn't bridged due to technical limitations - mChat is its own single chatroom for general discussion.
In addition to allowing live chat with others without needing an additional account, mChat provides a live feed of new topics to allow registered users to more easily follow the roleplay.
Various settings, such as toggling the notification sound, whether to display it on the index page, and whether to show the new post feed, can be configured in the UCP under the mChat tab.
A comprehensive list of all available chatrooms (that users can type in) is as follows:
|Chatroom||Matrix Room||Discord Channel||Analogous Forum(s)||Purpose||Notes|
|Welcome||N/A (not necessary)||#👋welcome||Discord channel for logging and welcoming new Discord server members.||On Matrix, joins and leaves are logged in each individual chatroom.|
|User Intros||N/A||#👋user-intros||Introductions||Introductions from new users.|
|Bump||N/A (not necessary)||#🐫bump||Discord channel for automatic advertising on Discord server sites.|
|Questions||N/A (can't bridge with forum channels)||#❓questions||Help & Feedback||Discord forum channel for questions.|
|Suggestions and Feedback||N/A (can't bridge with forum channels)||#💬suggestions-feedback||Help & Feedback||Discord forum channel for suggestions and feedback.|
|General 1||[ToC] General 1||#✨general-1||mChat, Miscellaneous||General discussion.|
|General 2||[ToC] General 2||#✨general-2||mChat, Miscellaneous||See above.|
|Gaming||[ToC] Gaming||#✨gaming||Gaming discussion.|
|Memes||[ToC] Memes||#✨memes||Sharing memes.|
|Current News||[ToC] Politics||#✨politics||Political discussion.||On Discord, locked behind the obtainable @Politics Opt-In role.
This is the only chatroom where political discussion is permitted.
|Queer||[ToC] Queer||#🌈queer||Discussion of LGBTQ+/queer topics.|
|Pets||[ToC] Pets||#🐾pets||Sharing pictures of pets.|
|TV and Movies||[ToC] TV, Movies||#📺tv-movies||Discussion of television shows, movies, and similar.|
|Art||N/A||#🎨art||Art||Sharing self-made art of any medium.||Not bridged due to differences in privacy policies between platforms.|
|Art WIPs||N/A||#🎨art-wips||Sharing work-in-progress versions of self-made art of any medium.||Not bridged due to differences in privacy policies between platforms.|
|Art Discussion||N/A||#🎨art-discussion||Art||Discussing art posted in either art channel.||Not bridged to prevent confusion.|
|Media||[ToC] Media||#✨media-music||Sharing art made by other people.|
|Polls||N/A||#📊polls||Polls are available when making a new post.||Posting reaction polls for others to vote on.||Not bridged, as t2bot.io does not sync reactions.|
|Poll Discussion||N/A||#📊polls-discussion||Poll discussion.|
|Character Discussion||[ToC] Character Discussion||#📖character-discussion||Character Discussion||Discussion of characters that have been created, or will be created, in PMD: Tales of Celestia.|
|RP Discussion 1||[ToC] RP Discussion 1||#📖rp-discussion-1||Roleplay Discussion||Discussion of roleplays in PMD: Tales of Celestia.||On Discord, only available to users with approved characters.|
|RP Discussion 2||[ToC] RP Discussion 2||#📖rp-discussion-2||Roleplay Discussion||See above.||See above.|
|Searching for RP||Planned||#📖searching-for-rp||Roleplay Discussion||Asking other users for new roleplays in PMD: Tales of Celestia.||See above.|
|Q&A||Planned||#❓qna||Planned||Asking other users questions, which may then be answered by their characters using Tupperbox.||Tupperbox is not available on Matrix, but it isn't required to be used.|
|Development||[ToC] Dev: General||#⚙dev-general||Discussion of development for various PMD: Tales of Celestia technical projects.|
|Style Development||N/A||#⚙style||Discussion of phpBB Style development, usually for PMD: Tales of Celestia's phpBB style, Celestium.|
|Extension Development||N/A||#⚙extensions||Discussion of phpBB Extension development.|
|Bot Development||N/A||#⚙bot||Discussion of development for Discord and Matrix bots, usually for PMD: Tales of Celestia's bot, Celeste.|
|Tupperbox||N/A (not available on Matrix)||#📦tupper||Discord channel for Tupperbox setup.||Not bridged, as Discord bots are not available on Matrix.|
|Roll||N/A (not available on Matrix)||#🎲roll||Discord channel for Dice Maiden usage.||See above.|
|Pokétwo||N/A (not available on Matrix)||#🐭poketwo||Discord channel for Pokétwo usage.||See above.|
Our staff team have their own set of chatrooms. On Matrix, they are not visible in the Space and are instead invite-only.
|Chatroom||Matrix room||Discord channel||Purpose|
|Staff Feed||Planned||#staff-feed||Logs various activities on the forum including account creation and deletion and new Character Record posts.|
|Mod Chat||Planned||#mod-chat||Chatroom only available to Moderators.|
|Lore Team||Planned||#lore-team||Chatroom only available to Moderators and the Lore Team.|
Some rooms are only available during specific community events. While some of them reopen every so often, others were only available once. When these rooms are not used, they are temporarily delisted from the Matrix Space and moved to the Discord server's Archive category, and in both cases users will not be able to type in them. Users can still freely browse the message history as they please.
|Chatroom||Matrix room||Discord channel||Purpose|
|Pokémon Presents||[ToC] Pokemon Presents||#🐭pokemon-presents||Discussing Pokémon Presents showcases hosted by The Pokémon Company. Reopens when a new presentation is officially announced and closes 72 hours after airing.|
|Nintendo Direct||Planned||#✨nintendo-direct||Discussing Nintendo Direct showcases hosted by Nintendo. Reopens when a new presentation is officially announced and closes 72 hours after airing.|
|Art Fight Profiles||N/A||#🎨af-2023-profiles||Posting profiles for Art Fight 2023. As Art Fight 2023 has concluded, this chatroom is now archived.|
|Art Fight Attacks||N/A||#🎨af-2023-attacks||Posting attacks in Art Fight 2023. As Art Fight 2023 has concluded, this chatroom is now archived.|