Welcome to the brave new world of 2016 where a new generation of voice communication platforms have risen up to challenge the aging giants. Skype has become a common vector for DDOS attacks, the Ventrilo desktop client hasn't seen an update in many years, and our own community Ventrilo server has been retired as of February 2017.
TL;DR. How do I chat with the GWJ community?
There are two main platforms vying for favor among gamers right now. Both available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and in web browsers. Both provide an overlay that can add info on top of popular games while you're playing. Both can automatically import friends from Skype, Steam, Battle.net, etc.
- Twitch Desktop (formerly Curse) is a complete replacement for Skype (text chat, voice calls, video calls, and screen sharing) with Ventrilo style servers added on top. It has been adopted as the de facto voice platform for Goodjers playing Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch, and more. There is a large GWJ community server on Twitch with channels for dozens of games which you can join with this link: https://invite.twitch.tv/zDS9uyiR00uXjmvw0VX1Wg
- Discord operates primarily in the format of larger community servers like Ventrilo, supporting only text chat and audio calls. It has become popular among fighting game devotees here on the site. You can join an unofficial GWJ community group with the following link: https://discord.gg/0mxyGtb1jkec8jho
Disclaimer: My day job is building the Twitch Desktop app. Any complaints about it may be fairly directed in my general direction. Credit to Bombsfall for the banner art.