Previously, I have talked about the basics of Razor Comms. Now, it’s time to discuss more on the same. As you know, it’s a voice chat program and here, I will focus more on how it manages contacts with channels and groups.
I’ll call it a hybrid approach of managing chat channels. This is unlike the programs such as Mumble or Ventrilo which have a central server and individual channels within the same. On the other hand, for Skype, you need to have a central account and you can chat with different groups or users at the same time. There is no dedicated server as such.
Though similar to Skype, Razor Comms has a central account for chatting and you can create various channels and groups as your wish. A group is a collection of individuals. On the other hand, a channel can be defined as a subsection of a group. Only a few specific members of a group can use channels to discuss things. Creating a group or channel is pretty easy and anyone can create one.
Once you have created a channel and are into it, you can click on the headphones icon (You will see it at the top left side of the main window). This will enable the voice chat function for you. Once enabled, you will be able to voice chat with everyone else who is part of the channel and has enabled the voice chat feature, just like you.
While using the voice chat feature, you have several options such as self-mute (Your microphone doesn’t register in this case), mute others (If you find someone annoying, you can make use of this feature) or self-deafen (You cannot hear what anybody else is saying after enabling this feature).
Razor Comms definitely has scope of improvement once we start to consider the performance of the same. It hung many times while I was using it and that gets annoying after some time. However, I’ll still let it go as the program is still in its beta version.