I hopped onto the Discord server a couple hours ago and found @Hutchings and @Topperfalkon there. There was a brief exchange of text messages, and then I popped on my headset/mic and decided to try out one of the voice channels. @Hutchings joined me and we started talking a bit when @INovaeKeith dropped by. Dan and Keith were kind enough to talk with me for the next hour-plus. @Topperfalkon set aside his binge watching of Game of Thrones to add his two cents during the last 20 minutes or so.
The Discord stuff works very well, at least with four people, and it seems to be packaged up rather nicely. So it compares favorably with Teamspeak at first glance. I'm sure Teamspeak has far more features, switches and dials, but Discord lets people do the essentials - chat and talk with others.
The discussion itself was pretty wide ranging, but largely focused on the elephant in the room; the coming Kickstarter. I can't offer any details about the Kickstarter because I didn't get any, but I was encouraged by what I heard about the team's past and present as well as their plans for the future. There was a sense of practicality in their choice of goals and in their approach that made me believe that they could well pull off their plan - if the public just buys into it. The space genre is a wild place these days and there's no telling where I-Novae Studios might end up.
I don't know if the team members plan to take advantage of the Discord server much, but if you ever go there again, I suggest making an announcement here in advance so that folks can set aside some time to join in. Your time is precious, so I'd hate to see you spending so much of it for the benefit of just two of us. You're interesting to talk to and I'm sure many here would enjoy hearing essentially anything that you have to say - but they have to know you'll be there.
Think of it as a kind of Reddit AMA.