So kind of spur-of-the-moment but Bunkei and I decided hey, why not make an IRC channel for the NW scene, especially since regarding some small bits of drama and how just chilling out and saying whatever was up and etc., particularly the negro thread, was chill and fun for getting to know your “street fighter friends” and etc. Thus, #NWSF is born.
First: what’s IRC? basically it’s just a chatroom that stays there, and a ton of people can join and talk and listen in, etc. You can connect via IRC two ways: a “temporary” way in your browser via Mibbit, or by installing an IRC client and leaving it on while you’re in the channel, if you plan to chill with everyone for longer periods of time, checking in on the channel to see who’s talking about whatever at the time.
IRC via Mibbit: http://mibbit.com/chat/#nwsf@efnet
Click, enter a nickname, and press Go, and you’ll automatically join. You’re set. Pretty much the easiest way to do this, but might be inconvenient since it’s in your browser.
IRC via an IRC client:
Short version- Get any IRC client of your choosing, go through some regular/standard setting-up options, and connect to EFNet, and type /join #NWSF.
You might wanna ignore this for now if you aren’t…“computer-literate”. Well, there’s a lot of IRC clients you can use. Some use HydraIRC, some use mIRC, some even use Pidgin… some are very “noob-friendly” and others are kind of overwhelming.
My recommendations are mIRC and ChatZilla. I’ll write out a quick step-by-step for how to connect via mIRC since i haven’t really used chatzilla before…but because this is an alternative to the “temporary” Mibbit, i’ll make this a tutorial where, after setting this up the first time, you can just run mIRC, and it will automatically join and stuff for you, so you can conveniently always be in the channel, chillin’ with the Northwest Street Fighter scene. If you just wanna check things out for now you should just click the Mibbit link above.
Hopefully that helped. For now, the IRC channel will be a bit quiet before more and more people start chilling in here, but come check it out and talk about whatever; we’re the northwest street fighter scene, but as scene by the negro thread, we’re cool cats who can talk about anything.
Next to the text entry area is a button that says number, click on that abd you’ll be able to use whatever nick you want as long as no one else is using it. The advantage Chatzilla has is that it’s a bit more newbie to IRC friendly and the layout is much nicer and simpler.