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Forums are down but IRC is up!
Not getting your fix of Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising communication, during this forum outage? Need some one to talk to? thinking about ending it all?
Never fear! The official OFP2 IRC never sleeps and never fails to provide. There as a backup and go general to area for offtopic and on topic communication. OFP2 IRC is a great area for socializing about OFP2.
Now with the outage it a perfect time to get in on the action – click here to launch a AJAX browser IRC in a new window. Come join your fellow OFP2 fans!
1:14PM EST Update:
The forums have returned to some. It seems that the message is a country related message on a time delay per user’s location. It’s not effected by PC time, so it’s presumed to use the IP’s host location. Regardless VIA Proxy you can view the forums, however it is not recommended you login via a proxy here.
PS: For those who may be new to IRC; Always Remember to check IRC when ever there is a event of any kind. There will always be people in IRC on events and most likely IRC will be the main area for comments and chat during the event..
Having taken the risk and logged in, I thought I would share with you some of the noticable features while you wait for full connection to return.
Written by Sir. Polaris in: Chat Updates, Forum Updates | Tags: Forum Updates, forums, IRC
2008 0 360
Mibbit IRC Fixed
As you may know Mibbit is a great way to connect to IRC in networks where IRC is blocked, or not capable of being installed. Recently users of Mibbit have noticed errors like “Cannot Connect – Glined“, “Connection Terminated” or the Warning “Warning To many IP’s Connected from this host”. These errors and warnings are due to Gamesurges’ bot/clone protection trying to protect Gamesurge from single IP/Clients having more then 1-3 users/clones online at a time. Mibbit because it provides IRC though a website, Mibbit comes from a single IP. The previous limit for Mibbit was 50 users. This number I’ve been told has now expanded. However Mibbit is still not allowed unlimited IPs and will still kick out all users when the limit is reached.
To resolve this issue GameSurge has created a new IRC server on there network for Mibbit access. Don’t worry about it effecting your connection – IRC works on a interconnected relay system, where messages start one server and get sent to all servers. The only difference Mibbit users will see is perhaps faster performance and no more errors. So Happy chatting!
Below is news post from GameSurge with the the instructions and news post regarding the updating your Mibbit link to support the changes at GameSurge to the new IRC server for webclients.
New Chat Widget – 11/26/2008 – Posted by ThiefMaster
Since today we have something new for those of you who do not use a real IRC client or like to connect to GameSurge from school or work:
The mibbit IRC widget which replaces the Java applet on http://www.gamesurge.net/chat allows you to connect to GameSurge without using any ports but the regular http port (80) which is open almost everywhere. Just in case you prefer the Java applet, it is still available at http://www.gamesurge.net/javachat.
For those who want to add the widget to their website: either you can link the one on the GameSurge site and pass channels via the URL (/chat/CHANNELNAME; e.g. /chat/gamesurge for #gamesurge or /chat/CHANNELNAME/DEFAULTNICKNAME) or you can embed the mibbit widget on your site. In this case you should set the server to webirc.gamesurge.net:6007 so people connect with their real IP (otherwise they might get glined for excessive connections).
Written by Sir. Polaris in: Chat Updates | Tags: Chat, Gamesurge, IRC, Mibbit
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