We would like to invite you to join us in Stratics IRC, where you can hook up with the game community of your choice (each has its own channel), to share information and get updates, or simply chat with your fellow players while the former forums are unavailable...and even afterwards. (Because hey! IRC seriously rocks It is a small, elegantly simple (and venerable) program that provides real-time, instant communication - minus the advertisements and extraneous noise. The following links should help you to join us: How to Connect to Stratics IRC (with links to client downloads and the java client) and the Getting Started Guide. Once you choose and install a client (I highly recommend mIRC; though it is shareware, the client will function forever if you cannot afford the requested donation) there are two additional links that you will find useful: Chat Stratics - Nickserv lists all of the nickserv commands (such as registering and identifying your nickname), while Chat Stratics - Chanserv has any and all of the information you need for setting up and running your own channel. If you are a Pirates of the Burning Sea player, we hope to welcome you aboard when you /join #burningsea !