Part of our job as the arbiters of the Viking’s zeitgeist is to help our readers get through the off-season in general, but when you add to the typical off-season malaise the shelter-in-place and social distancing orders, we feel an increased responsibility to provide you with information and entertainment to ward off cabin fever (to hopefully avoid a real fever).
Yesterday, we ran a post on our sister site VikingsTerritory.com about our new(ish) social media options; from our message board to our live chat function, our internal Twitter-like software (VikesGeist) to user groups, there’s a lot to do on our site and we’ve had a lot of people join, as well (over 1,100 at last count)!
As stated in that article, you can join our online community by clicking HERE.
But we’re not too proud to also point you in the direction of other, like-minded, online Vikings communities. We’ve used a lot of them and there’s one that’s relatively new (at least when compared to some of the longer-standing message boards or even the Vikings sub-Reddit) and is worthy of an add to your list of places to go vent after the Vikings break your heart, and that’s the Vikings discord.
If you’re unfamiliar, Discord is a nifty live chat app that initially was created for video gaming communities. I’ll let it’s Wikipedia explain:
“Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers. As of 21 July 2019, there are over 250 million unique users of the software. “
I’ve personally spent time on the Vikings discord and they seem like an amazing group of guys that are very active and passionate about the team!
So, if you’re looking to get some sweet, sweet social interaction without risking your health, check out the Viking’s discord (that is, of course, after registering for our social media arm, as well!)!