Razer Comms. What's your take?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Kingofdark, Nov 18, 2014.

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  1. Kingofdark

    Kingofdark New Member

    So I, like probably most of you Razer fans, have had Razer comms since it was in it's beta form (still in beta I think, and since then I've seen a lot of changes and improvements. And like technology, everything has the capability to advance and bupgrade and become better, to become legend. (Destiny reference, sorry)
    Anyways, I want to know what you guys think of this feature! What are it's pro's and con's what are it's wins and what needs twerking. Also, How's the mobile version? Tell us all! :D

    Cheers
     
  2. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

    Lots of potential!

    If you have any ideas to improve it, be sure to submit it officially through the red button in the Comms interface; and please feel free to post it in my Razer Comms Feedback thread as well, so the rest of the community can pitch in their two cents on it and really get things polished up.

    https://insider.razerzone.com/index.php?threads/razer-comms-feedback.105/
     
  3. SquidTrooper

    SquidTrooper Active Member

    I have never used Razer Comms, but due to all this talk and hype about new features, I might install it. Thing is, I never really say much of a point. I usually use Skype and/or Teamspeak to communicate. And the thing is, I don't really see a future in which Comms replaces either of these. I enjoy Razer products a lot and I don't doubt that Comms is great as are all Razer products, that's just my opinion. Thanks.
     
  4. CobraDirector

    CobraDirector Member

    The best thing I like about Comms is the android app. When I lead a faction in PWI not everyone had a good enough computer to run the game and Raidcall at the same time during our weekend PvP events called "Nation Wars." So I looked around and came across Comms and loved it. Now the faction squad could communicate properly.

    I love Raidcall and if Comms can have channels set up the way RC does it would be awesome. Also icon support for the extra rooms/channels would be nice.
     
  5. Dunyas

    Dunyas Active Member

    Comms is nice because it tries to fill that gap between gaming chat clients. Vent/TeamSpeak/Mumble are nice for large groups. But they lack the ability to work well with small circles. Ad-hoc groups are somewhat easy to do, but not great. Not to mention they require someone to run a server for everyone to use it and be kind of a challenge for some people to set up.

    Skype on the other hand is pretty far in the other direction. It's stupid simple to get running for basically anyone. It's also great for small groups, but last I used it the security flaws made it a gable using it with pickup groups. But Skype and other gaming chat clients also use peer-to-peer for voice chat. Not only does this create the security problem mentioned above, it also requires you to use your system resourced to do a lot of the work. This is why Vent/TeamSpeak/Mumble works so well.

    Comms on the other hand takes a mid-ground approach. It uses servers to take the load off your computer. These servers are provided by Razer with no charge to you. Comms is simple to set up with no real big configuration needed by the user. You can get nice sized group chats going and it works really well with small groups. Since it's simple enough for someone to quickly get if they don't already have it, and it doesn't do peer-to-peer, ad-hoc groups are pretty easy to do as well. It has an overlay that doesn't interfere with your gaming, but makes it easy to respond to people outside the game trying to get in contact with you. Add to that awesome features you can use from the Android client like SMS and phone call control.

    My only main gripe is that I can't use Comms as my only IM client. The majority of people I know are not really that much into gaming and basically use facebook messaging or google hangouts. I run Raptr in the background for game tracking only. I really wish they'd stop with their bloated everything app and just offer just the game tracker. Can't tell you how many times it has tried to fix my in game setting by making things worse...
     
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  6. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    i used Raid Call at the beginning until Razer send me beta invite to Razer Comms. Switch to Comms immediately and dragged all my friends came over. Best IM client.
     
  7. -Oris-

    -Oris- Member

    I don't think I can really say anything better than @Dunyas. I love Razer Comms. Sure it has it's bugs but Razer is doing great things with Comms. My only problem with Comms is it's publicity. If you aren't a Razer fan or a friend of a Razer fan there is a good chance you don't even know Comms exists. It's because of this that I didn't use Comms much at all simply because the people I game with didn't know what it was. Luckily, Insider came along and with the community group on there we have some awesome people on at pretty much any time you can imagine and I use Comms everyday even if it's just for social reasons as opposed to gaming.
     
  8. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    I agree about the publicity. Especially there is a lot Razer haters out there. For the people I game with mostly are my real life friend and I did send them some Razer products as birthday present. So, literally most of them are Razer fans now and they are all using Comms with me. :D:D
     
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