This is old news kind of, but we Ravidge has finished setting up a nice shiney IRC for us to use. After todays ridiculous Steam outage, I figured now might be a good time to post about the IRC, and what it has over Steam chat. I'll admit, I was skeptical at first, but after a little while with in the chat, I was convinced this would be better to us. Things steam has, that IRC doesn't * Shows ingame activity, though this can be easily altered by just using the /nick command, which allows you to change your nickname in the chat. So, for me, before going into skyrim, I just type /nick Fr0z3n_skyrim and now it changes my name to that, and everyone knows i'm in skyrim. * Avatars Features of IRC Yup. If hammerbot isn't enough just to get you to at least TRY out the IRC... Then you are hopeless. (examples of hammerbot in the following posts) Download mIRC and Join up with #TF2Maps (quakenet - setup guide) Or, just try out the webchat!