This is my understanding from talking with our guys and what I’ve witnessed myself. With our current TS bots we use now, we would save X money and can be used towards a level 2 boost. Putting that aside, we have members that would have no problem getting us to level 2 each month, BUT even without level 2, level one is easy to get to for very little money, which gives you better or on par TS quality (close enough to where you’ll pretty much hear the same).
That Level 3, is for rich people, I don’t think nobody would never pay for this unless they have a huge discord community with many nitro users but from my understanding most don’t try to reach level 3, what they do is they try to reach partnership or something like that with discord and if they get it, they get access to pretty much level 3 quality on their discord server without spending a dime.
If you want to test a Level 2 quality server you can try ours which our guys are still setting up but you can always come in and test the voice quality and compare to TS yourself.
How Discord surpassed TS in quality is an outright shame to Teamspeak because you already pay for your server, that was one of the big benefits of using Teamspeak which was that you were getting the highest quality voice, but now that their competitor offers this system, it makes TS feel even less special, and TS even advertise on their trailer for the new TS that it has even better audio but how long are we to wait for this now? On the trailer they don’t even show better audio it’s just a random image thrown in.
"TeamSpeak’s maximum quality is already around 100 kbps VBR. Nominal bitrate of Opus at quality level 10 is 79.2 kbps net and 97.2 kbps including overhead (97.2 kbps is what you already saw in the channel info). VBR corridor is ±7% so TeamSpeak will exceed 100 kbps in gross.
7.71 KiB = 64kbps
11.87 KiB = 97Kbps "
If that is true, then I see it like this (and correct me if I’m wrong)
Teamspeak = 100 kpbs
Level 1 Boost = 128kbs
Level 2 Boost = 256kbps
Level 3 Boost = 384kbps
That’s just audio quality, even at level 2 you get 1080p 60fps Go Live streams so you can watch your friends screen in high quality, how long before Teamspeak would offer such a thing? Probably never. So Teamspeak is supposed to be the King of Audio, yet even in this category now their getting slapped around. I hope they read my posts, and finally wake up, speak up, sell Teamspeak to some other company that can actually give it life, or make a new VOIP and say “from the makers from Teamspeak we present to you…”
Currently now I’m baffled, Teamspeak needs to give us a reason for staying, and saying Teamspeak offers the best quality voice now would be a lie. Discord seems to be King in nearly all categories now yet they are still bettering themselves by listening to feedback from their fans even tho they have no need to and yet here is Teamspeak remaining quiet, losing followers each day. How am I supposed to recruit players to our community now if I can’t even say Teamspeak offers the highest voice quality, how am I supposed to convince players to use a 10 yr old VOIP over something new that requires far less effort for players to join in. For so long we had hoped for TS to just have the frigging web client and we still don’t have this, and now that we see Discord offering Community support, what Community support would Teamspeak give back to us? What features do I see that I can say would be worth the wait?
I leave you with this Teamspeak: