Would it be possible to find another IRC network to host the in game IRC/chat or at least give us the option of connecting to another network to provide our chat?
I have been trying to get on lately and for some stupid reason I keep ending up K:lined and I have no idea why as I very rarely ever actually go there. Then when I did finally get in just now I noticed the largest channel is a channel where by the looks of it they simply hand out AKILLs (K:lines) to anyone and everyone.
It would be very frustrating to have the official in-game IRC client (Which is an awesome concept btw) restricted to a network that quite liberally hands out network-wide bans for no reason.
Edit: I need to apologize for my quick judgement on the IRC issue. When I finally did manage to get in and talk to GGLucas he informed me that there is actually a way to change the target network and channel of the in-game IRC client also I got a response from the network staff regarding the ban and it appears they have a general blacklisting bot that seems to like hitting wide ranges of IP addresses and mine being in the asia-pacific ban hotspot that I am in (Damned australia) it often can hit me as well. Sadly it's not the first time I've encountered this problem on IRC and probably won't be the last.
So I'm sorry. It was just frustrating not having any options to actually get on. As far as changing the IRC network target it's in the config file which can be accessed from the star ruler user directory.