Ok! I realize, this is a big one and that this is a particularly sensitive subject but maybe…
I have developed one or two lines of code in my past myself and I totally understand the reasoning and motivation behind a closed beta. However - I believe in the current “situation” you should maybe rethink that decision.
In most regions of the world, people are forced to stay at home at the moment and it appears that this might not change in the near future. A lot of people I know, who have never used either discord or teamspeak (or any other alike) in the past because they are not part of any gaming community, have started using this kind of software now to spend time with their friends while “grounded”.
Most of them now started using discord primarily because of the more modern UI and appearance to a point where now it’s more of a group pressure - thing to use discord because all of the other people are using that already. Most of them do not care that much about all the functionality in the background besides a means of voice and text chat.
I think from a feature-set perspective the new teamspeak client would satisfy most of the casual users needs and right now teamspeak is kind of driving potential users towards other services for reasons i cannot follow.
I do understand, that not everything is implemented and that there are bugs in the client and stuff thats not working as supposed - but most of the people who have never used the ts3 client in the past would not even know whats missing.
So, in conclusion… please rethink that “closed” in “closed beta”. Maybe it is not already too late for these people.
(if this has been discussed already, my bad - i didn’t find anything)
You guys are doing a great job nonetheless! Thanks!