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    Default IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in it)

    THIS THREAD IS OLD, THE NEW THREAD IS HERE


    Welcome to the second official thread for my unofficial GiantITP.com IRC channel. Those of you that are reading this and wondering what the hell I'm talking about, IRC is a text-based chatting client. It functions much like the chat feature in a standard MMO. Once you are connected to a server, you can join various channels and chat with the people in those channels.

    Given certain tendencies that people on this board have, I have added a Diceroller bot to the channel, and in the event of people playing a game through IRC, it can be invited into other channels for use. To use the bot, just say !dice [a]#[x]d[y][z]~[b], replacing the [x],[y], and [z]s with the appropriate numbers. The [a]# and ~[b] are optional, and allow you to make multiple seperate rolls. [a]# doing multiple identical rolls, and ~[b] doing rolls with multiple modifiers, such as a +20/+15/+10/+5 full attack.
    <NEO|Phyte> !dice 4#1d20
    <The_TPK> NEO|Phyte : Result of 4#1d20 : 2 5 12 15

    <NEO|Phyte> !dice 1d20+20~15~10~5
    <The_TPK> NEO|Phyte : Result of 1d20+20~15~10~5 : (3) 23 (16) 31 (7) 17 (2) 7
    If you've used IRC before, aim your clients at #GiantITP on irc.gamesurge.net
    For those of you that are interested, but don't have IRC, Mortarion has created a Web-based IRC client that you can try. Note that only 4 people can be using this client at any one time, though that hasn't come up thus far in its existence.

    If you want to get a regular IRC client, here is a simple guide:
    1. Download an IRC Client (mIRC is free inspite the apparent 30 day use.) (If you don't use Windows, there is a list of other IRC clients farther down in this post.)

    2. In the mIRC Options set your nickname as your nickname, then go to the server tab and select GameSurge Random Server.

    3. Connect, and type "/j #GiantITP"
    Since this guide is rather vague, I have created a picture walkthrough of setting up mIRC to connect to the channel.
    You just opened mIRC, and should see this screen.


    Once you have set your credentials, its time to choose a server.


    once thats done, you can hit connect, but you still won't be in the channel. Once you're connected to the server, you can type "/j #GiantITP" and you will be connected to the channel, but its quicker to set mIRC to automatically do so.


    After thats set, you can hit Connect. Assuming nothing went wrong, you should end up with something like this:
    I'm told that most clients work similarly to this.

    Users of Mozilla browsers (such as Firefox) can use Chatzilla to connect to the IRC. Once you have it installed, all you need to do is open it from your Tools menu, configure as desired, then type "/server irc.gamesurge.net", and "/j #GiantITP" once it finishes connecting.

    If you use Trillian, it has a built-in IRC client.
    For non-windows users, there is X-Chat, which has builds for a handful of Lunix distros.
    There is also Conversation for the Mac users on the boards.
    If none of these work for you, I can dig up other IRC clients for you.
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Listen to this authentic testimonial, from me: the IRC channel is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! It enlarged my penis! It made me rich! And tall! Everyone there is so nice, Jesus came in, then left in shame!

    On a more serious note, its real merits include nice people, several ongoing and in-planning games of various nature, varied and fluidly changing conversation and me. You owe it to yourself to take fiveten fifteen minutes to do all the above and check us out.

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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    So apparently not enough people are aware of IRC yet, so I'm bringing this thread back from however many pages back it managed to get. I think it's been sitting past the month and a half mark for a bit, hopefully the mods are feeling nice enough to not necrolock the thread.
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Quote Originally Posted by NEO|Phyte View Post
    (because people actually post in it)
    Why would people post in the thread when there is chat going on?
    Attempting to say controversial things that everyone will agree with.

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    Guys, IRC works even when the boards are down. IRC never debates the Monk's merits. IRC never has alignment debates. IRC never insists Belkar is LG and Roy CE.
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    How many times, when the Fighter says "I draw my sword", did you just want to smack that cheating-optimizer in the face and say "No! You don't draw your sword! You draw Orcus!". When the Cleric says "I run away from Orcus!": "No! You run into Orcus! Rogue tries to hide? He hides behind Orcus! The bard in a tavern on the other side the town tries to order a drink? How about a nice frothy mug of Orcus?
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    Perhaps this will sate Flickerdart's endless hunger for assassinations.

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    IRC - now with 100% extra AstralFire.
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    What does IRC even stand for? And for that matter, what does IIRC stand for? Im so confused.....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxrevanxx View Post
    What does IRC even stand for? And for that matter, what does IIRC stand for? Im so confused.....?
    Internet Relay Chat, if I recall correctly.
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Quote Originally Posted by xxrevanxx View Post
    What does IRC even stand for? And for that matter, what does IIRC stand for? Im so confused.....?
    IIRC is If I remember correctly
    "I'm just going on motive and opportunity here and the fact that if the earth got swallowed by a black hole, I'd look suspiciously in your direction first."
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    Join us!
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Plus you get to talk to us with less moderation and scrubbed posts! That really is the biggest draw of the IRC channel - more freedom to work with, compared to the forums.

    We've even got a few games running, plus a whole lot of interesting homebrew that doesn't get shared widely elsewhere, if you're looking for those.
    Join the IRC channel or else.

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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    One day, when the origional post doesnt look too complicated for me (perhaps when i turn 57) i will try this IRC thing.

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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    If it makes things easier, you don't necessarily need mIRC to chat. There's a browser-based IRC client called Mibbit that you can use in its stead if you don't want to install something. No Java or Flash required, either (so it'll work in places where you can't install a separate client).

    Just pick GameSurge from the IRC dropdown, pick a nick, and set it to join #giantitp.

    ....this should probably be listed in the original post as a simpler option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    You do not [play Pun-Pun]. You do not.

    Pun-Pun is purely a thought exercise, made to go "haha, look at this series of poorly finished but easily properly understood rules which can be abused for the purpose of laughter." It is the D&D equivalent of being endowed like a tribal fertility statue, or 90's Madonna outfits - scary, striking, suggestive, and completely nonfunctional.

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    More people should join the IRC. We're an amazingly well informed bunch. And most of us play Multiple game systems.
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    I've just worked it out... I think.

    Nickname is LMinion.

    I used Opera - to get it to work:

    - go to Tools > Mail and Chat Accounts...

    - choose Chat (IRC)

    - Enter your real name and e-mail address. Click Next

    - Choose a Nick

    - In the next box, enter "irc.gamesurge.net"

    - Once it opens, close the box that appears. Go to Chat > Join Room...

    - Type #giantitp in the box that appears.

    - Add the Chat panel to allow you to get back to the room quickly in future.

    - If anything is said while you're looking at another tab, the Opera icon in the System Tray will change to tell you.

    And I missed the last post date. Whoops.
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Good lord I'm old, the first post made absolutely no sense to me, and frankly I've never heard of IRC before.

    Excuse me while I go do old person stuff.
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    I should actually remember to go on this sometimes.

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    Connected! I'll stay connected to it all day if I remember to join in the morning.
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    When's a good time to get a 3.5 game going? I joined the server at noon for the lulziness, but it's silent.

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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    OK. Let's see what the heck is this all about (if I can get the IRC running )
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    Default Re: IRC Thread 2.0: Hopefully with less necromancy (because people actually post in i

    Well, here we go. I've been looking for a new IRC community ever since my old one went downhill. I'm on!

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