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The Imperium Nova IRC Channel

Imperium Nova has an Internet Relay Chat channel. This causes a lot more controversy than it really has any good reason to.

Introduction to and Getting Onto #imperiumnova, from Saithis

I'm interested in (and have already sort of) establishing an Imperium Nova IRC channel, where people can come and chat. I think the reasons are pretty simple:

  1. It's great to get to know people from a community of such high average intellectual calibre.
  2. It might allow greater cross-galaxy communications with fewer threads required.
  3. It might cut down on some of the clutter from random banter we get in the game-related forums.
  4. It could be fun! All the cool kids are doing it! ~.^

For those of you who are familiar with IRC, great - if you're not, that's okay too. I can talk people through it. If nobody is interested, well, at least I know I'll be there alone! =P I've already taken the liberty of setting up a channel, at least so that I know how to if anything. For those who do know IRC and are interested, the server is irc.sorcery.net, the channel is #imperiumnova, and the password is imperator2.

Ways to access IRC

mIRC

http://www.mirc.com is where you can download mIRC, though there are other ways of finding access as well.

If you use mIRC, it's relatively easy to get into a chat. Simply find File → Select Server (though it should automatically pop up as soon as you start the program). You should be able to click the Servers option to bring up a list of icons - find Sorcery, click on it and then click select. From there, fill in all of the nickname/name boxes, and simply click connect. You will connect to the server reasonably quickly, after which you can type #imperiumnova imperator2 into the join channel boxes, or /join #imperiumnova imperator2 into the text box at the bottom of the window. IRC is a little intimidating at first, but for casual users it's really quite easy to use.

I've put a password on the channel, 'imperator2', so only IN players can get into it. It's easy enough to put in a password if you don't know how, just put a space after the channel name and type the password in, i.e. /join #imperiumnova imperator2

Other chat programs

No step by step instructions here, or we'd be here all day - but they should all work roughly the same.

Some other common programs that let you access IRC include:

  • IceChat
  • ChatZilla
  • Trillian IRC plugin
  • (feel free to add more, guys - there's a whole bunch out there)

Mibbit

If you've never tried IRC before and you're not sure whether you want to bother downloading a program, you may prefer Mibbit - a simple browser-based IRC website.

Go to http://www.mibbit.com and click “Launch Mibbit WebChat”. When it finishes loading, first click on “Server” and enter the address irc.sorcery.net, then type your preferred name in the “Nick:” box (replace whatever gets put there by default), and #imperiumnova imperator2 in the “Channel:” box. Then you're ready to go.

The Great Imperium Nova IRC Cabal

#imperiumnova may, at first, appear to be merely another medium by which the players of Imperium Nova communicate. However, brave heroes have uncovered the truth - that it is in fact a secretive, evil Cabal (the Insane Renegade Cabal, hence IRC) that rules the Imperium Nova community with an iron fist! Known actions of the Cabal include:

Any evidence that this is a ridiculous conspiracy theory is a Cabal fabrication. Anyone who reminds you that IRC membership is open to anyone except Marse is a Cabal agent.

The IRC Quote Thread

The all-time favourite thread on the forums now also has a page here: IRC Quote Thread

general/irc.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/25 14:34 by cyaziris