public:alliance:it:communication-resources

Coalition Communication Resources

There are tons of resources available for communication within our coalition, from our VoIP services like Mumble to organization programs like Slack and Discord. Here's instructions on how to install each of them, along with how to join our coalition servers.

Essential services are marked with a Critical label.

If you are just joining Brave, please consult the IT Services Setup page to find out what services you need to setup.

Slack is program that was originally meant to help organize businesses and development teams. Groups from several games have begun to utilize it though as it offers a superb API, and makes it easy to send notifications to team members when needed. It's unique in that it uses individual accounts for each workspace, instead of a master account for all servers like Discord uses.

Note: Slack is available through a browser app for those that can't or don't wish to download the desktop app.

Download Slack Here

Brave's Slack is essential to participating in alliance and coalition activities. This is the only place to receive pings about upcoming fleets, and a great place to chat with your alliance mates and organize future fleets. A list of public channels can be found in the Slack Public Channel List.

This service requires an email to setup, and this email will be visible to Slack Admins. If you don't want to dox yourself, create a new free email address using a service such as Gmail.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Login to Brave Core Services using your Main Character.
  2. Go to the Services → Slack page from the menu at the top.
  3. Request an invite by entering an email and click Register.
    1. Bear in mind this email is NOT private.
  4. Follow the instructions in the email to create your login credentials.
    1. This email may take some time to send, it needs to be generated manually.
  5. Once logged in, change your full name to include the complete name of your main character so people know who you are.

If your Slack account has been deactivated, e.g. because you have one or more invalid ESI tokens on Core, you may have to wait up to 12 hours before you can sign up again.

Managing Alliance: Brave Collective

Permissions Site: https://account.bravecollective.com/

Importance: Critical

Coalitions, alliances, and corporations sometimes have their own independent platforms for authentication.

With our joining The Imperium in November 2023, part of our onboarding process now involves setting up Imperium Auth.

This service requires an email to setup, and this email will be visible to Imperium officials. If you don't want to dox yourself, create a new free email address using a service such as Gmail.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Head over to the Imperium Auth website.
  2. Click the EVE Login button under the Newbie Registration header.
  3. Auth your main character.
  4. Enter a new email and password.
    1. These credentials are used to login to several Imperium services including their Auth, Forums, and Wiki.
    2. Where applicable on Imperium login pages, Forum Name means this email.
    3. Bear in mind this email is NOT private.
  5. Verify your email, and log into the Imperium Auth website using your new credentials.
  6. On the My Characters Page, click REGISTER A CHARACTER and login with your other characters.

Managing Alliance: Goonswarm Federation

Permissions Site: https://esi.goonfleet.com/

Importance: Critical

Discord is similar to Slack but also offers voice and video chats that work with small groups.

Note: Discord is available through a browser app for those that can't or don't wish to download the desktop app.

Download Discord Here

In the event Mumble is having problems we can utilize this backup Discord in a pinch. Even though it's only a backup you should definitely have this setup before you end up needing it.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Login to the Brave Core Services with your Main Character.
  2. Go to the Services → Discord - Brave Collective page from the menu at the top.
    1. If you'd like you can click Discord Login to ensure you're logged into the correct Discord Account.
  3. Click Request Invitation and authorize the application.
  4. Click Update Account to update your roles.

Managing Alliance: Brave Collective

Permissions Site: https://account.bravecollective.com/

Importance: Critical

Jabber (also known as XMPP) is a communications protocol similar to the IRC applications of old. Because it's a protocol rather than a platform, you'll need a client that supports it to connect to it.

For Windows / macOS / Linux: Download Pidgin Here

Client recommendations for mobile platforms are TBD.

The Imperium uses Jabber for pings and real-time chat. Unlike in Slack or Discord there are no ping channels, rather all pings you're eligible to receive are sent via DM from a user called Directorbot.

Messages are only received while you are online, and message history may or may not be stored depending on how your client is configured.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Login to the Imperium Auth website using the credentials you setup previously.
    1. You can also access the ESA using the ESA header on Imperium Auth.
  2. If you haven't already, set a Services Password different to the one used for Imperium Auth.
  3. Under the GSF Jabber box, copy your Username.
  4. In your chosen client, login to your account using the following options:
    1. Username: The username you copied in step 4.
    2. Domain: goonfleet.com
    3. Password: Your Services Password mentioned in step 3.
  5. Wait for pings, or join a channel from the Channel List.

Managing Alliance: Goonswarm Federation

Permissions Site: https://esi.goonfleet.com/

Importance: Optional

Mumble is a VoIP program for Windows, OS X, Linux, and iOS. Authentication for each server you join is saved by the server rather than your own computer. This allows you to easily join and authenticate multiple servers without needing someone to manually give you permissions to do what you need to do.

Download Mumble Here

These are the main comms for Brave Collective. You should always be logged into this when you're in-game, if nothing else to be able to hear intel and respond accordingly.

You ARE NOT REQUIRED to have a microphone or talk while on comms.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Login to the Brave Core Services with your Main Character (use the guest login if you're not a member of Brave).
  2. Go to the Services → Mumble - Brave Collective page from the menu at the top.
  3. Click the Register button.
  4. Click the Connect to Mumble button.
    1. If you get a Certificate Error, click through it and enter the password from your Mumble Service page if prompted.
  5. Once connected, Setup a Whisper Key and use this as your normal speak key.

Tip: You can Save Servers as Bookmarks in Mumble for quick joining without having to re-login to an auth site.

Managing Alliance: Brave Collective

Permissions Site: https://account.bravecollective.com/

Importance: Critical

Imperium Comms are used when operating in some parts of Imperium space, as well as for some coalition-level fleets.

Setup Walkthrough


  1. Login to the Imperium Auth website using the credentials you setup previously.
    1. You can also access the ESA using the ESA header on Imperium Auth.
  2. If you haven't already, set a Services Password different to the one used for Imperium Auth.
  3. Under the GSF Mumble box, click Click here to Join.
  4. Once connected, Setup a Whisper Key and use this as your normal speak key.

Tip: You can Save Servers as Bookmarks in Mumble for quick joining without having to re-login to an auth site.

Managing Alliance: Goonswarm Federation

Permissions Site: https://esi.goonfleet.com/

Importance: Optional

Saving a Server as a Bookmark

This process allows you to quickly connect to a Mumble server without logging into its owner's Auth Site each time.

Walkthrough
  1. Connect to one of the above servers above via their instructions.
  2. Click Server > Connect… in the upper left corner of Mumble.
  3. On this popup click Add New.
  4. At the top of the new popup click the Fill button.
    1. The label can be customized to whatever you'd like.

Removing Text-to-Speech Notifications

On large Mumble servers text-to-speech notifications can quickly become overwhelming. Here's how you can disable them.

Walkthrough
  1. Go to Configure > Settings at the top left of Mumble.
  2. On the sidebar, select Messages.
  3. Uncheck all boxes in the Text-To-Speech column.
    1. You can also customize Console Messages, Desktop Notifications, and Sounds from specific events here.




Setting Up a Whisper Key

On most Eve related Mumble servers, "Whisper Keys" replace the standard Push to Talk key to give more control of who people can talk to.

Standard Push to Talk keys on these servers are known as "Shout Keys," because they broadcast your voice to all channels linked to the one you're in. Whisper Keys on the other hand only broadcast to the channel you're currently in.

Walkthrough
  1. Go to Configure > Settings at the top left of Mumble.
  2. On the sidebar, select Shortcuts.
  3. Click Add at the bottom of the window.
  4. Change the function of the new shortcut to Whisper/Shout.
  5. Click the shortcut's Data field, then click the ellipses.
  6. At the top of the new popup select Channel from the dropdown.
  7. In the Channel Target box, make sure Current is highlighted.
  8. Make sure both Shout to Linked channels and Shout to subchannels are NOT checked, then click OK.
  9. Click the shortcut's Shortcut field.
  10. In the new popup, click Add, press the key you want to bind, then click OK.

Joining Multiple Mumble Servers at Once

If you often find yourself switching around comms for different fleets, you may find it handy to be able to join multiple mumble servers at once. Here's how you go about setting that up:

Walkthrough
  1. Find the shortcut you use to activate Mumble.
  2. Right click and open the properties panel.
  3. Find the "Target" field on the "Shortcut" tab, and add -m to the end of it.
  4. To launch a second window, right click on your shortcut and click Mumble again.

Don't like reading and just want the links to everything? Well here you are!

You can download the latest version of Slack at https://slack.com/downloads/.

Jabber / XMPP is a protocol rather than a platform. You'll need a client that supports it to connect to it.

Windows / macOS / Linux

You can download the latest version of Pidgin at https://pidgin.im/install/.

Android / iOS

Recommendations for these platforms are TBD.

You can download the latest version of Discord at https://discord.com/download.

You can download the latest version of Mumble at https://www.mumble.info/downloads/.

Group Slack Discord Jabber Mumble
Brave Collective Brave Slack Brave Discord Brave Mumble
Imperium Imperium ESA Imperium ESA
  • public/alliance/it/communication-resources.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/12/27 14:31
  • by Aernir Ridley