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« on: November 29, 2008, 08:46:13 AM »

For those wanting to get on IRC, which is HIGHLY recommended if you want to scrim or match, I have collected some information here that wil help get you started.

First, you will need an irc client. The most used irc client out there ir Mirc.  Mirc can be found at www.mirc.com.

Once you have that downloaded, it will need to be installed

As Mirc's install guide has lots of pretty pictures, I'm just going to post a link to the setup guide:


Remember: When they talk about irc servers, you are going to want to use irc.globalgamers.net

Now once you have got Mirc all set up, read the following to start using irc on the globalgamers network.

As taken from http://www.globalgamers.net

Once Connected...
Once you've managed to connect to our network, the next thing you should do is register a NickServ account. What does NickServ do you ask? Well, it holds all of your channel access information, registered nicks, and fakehost information. It's an essential part of your use of the Global Gamers IRC network.

Now onto the good stuff...

To register a NickServ account type:
/ns register AccountName Password EmailAddress
Make sure you use a real e-mail address, since it will be required to validate your account.

To auth to your NickServ account any time you connect to GG after registering, type:
/ns auth AccountName Password

To hide your IP/hostmask from other users type:
/mode your-nick +x
You can apply for a free custom fakehost on our fakehost page.

To change your account password type:
/ns pass oldpassword newpassword

(Note: /ns in the above commands is just a shortcut for /msg NickServ@services.globalgamers.net - Obviously /ns is easier to type so we recommend using that.)

To register a channel type:
/cs register #channel
If other users are occupying the channel you must have op status to complete registration.

To list all of the channels on global gamers type:

ChanServ commands can be used in a few various ways. !command in any registered channel, /cs command , or /msg ChanServ command .

Quick overview on common ChanServ commands:
Kick: !k nick reason
Ban: !b nick/hostmask
Kick & Ban: !kb nick/hostmask reason
Timed Ban:* !tb nick/hostmask duration reason
Permanent Ban: !addban nick/hostmask reason
Delete Ban: !delban nick/hostmask
Op: !op nick(s)
DeOp: !deop nick(s)
Halfop: !hop nick(s)
DeHalfop: !dehop nick(s)
Voice: !v nick(s)
DeVoice: !dv nick(s)
Channel Modes: !mode +/-mode value
Topic: !topic content
Add User: !adduser nick/*account level
Delete User: !deluser nick/*account
Change Level: !clvl nick/*account new-level
Resyncronize User List: !resync
Invite to Channel: !invite nick
Invite Yourself to Channel: !inviteme #channel
Settings: !set setting value
Recently Executed Commands: !events
Channel Information: !info
Access Level: !a nick/*account
Network Staff: !staff
Infoline: !setinfo content
Notes: !note value
Help: !help value
Show Commands: !showcommands
Network Information: !ni
Unregister Channel: !unregister

*Duration Codes: s = seconds | m = minutes | h = hours | d = days | w = weeks | M = months | y = years (Ex: !tb newbie 1w2d) 

Global Gamers offers a specially modified bot server for bots that require less flood restrictions to operate efficiently. For more information see our server list page.

If you ever need network assistance for any reason, you are encouraged to come visit us in #GlobalGamers and /msg HelpServ with your request, and we'll be glad to assist you as soon as we can. We hope you enjoyed our brief new user guide on how to get started here on GG. We'll see you around the network!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 08:51:19 PM by KnacK » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 03:34:35 PM »

Very nice guide

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 02:46:14 PM »

excellent guide! I might actually go on mIRC now you've posted this!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 02:50:06 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 07:14:38 PM »

Whatever you do, do NOT tell him how to find our channels.

Seriously tho. That's something you forgot to add to your guide there Mr. Knackers. How to bring up a channel list to find all the channels he can join.

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 04:21:58 AM »

Nice quide knack but i just tried it with pub newbies and i think its better to make it with some pictures:

Have a look

If you connect to the server and your are not loged in but you make it like the last picture, just connect and join a channel and do this command


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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 09:19:36 AM »

gj mosez

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 05:50:25 AM »

Really good guide...its perfect for new clans forming that need that and it seems so simple...
Thank you knack for creating this guide...

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 07:58:11 AM »

np Sad

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 03:52:27 PM »

Nice, btw why do many individuals would love to use IRC? Is it not an old way for chatting? No offense, just asking.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 01:54:27 AM »

Nice, btw why do many individuals would love to use IRC? Is it not an old way for chatting? No offense, just asking.

Yes, it has been around for a while, but it is still a unique way of communication -- nothing else exists that's quite the same.
Why do we like it? There are many reasons, but here are a few specific ones:
  • You can chat in rooms ("channels") or privately with someone, all in the same program
  • You can write scripts to do fun or useful things automatically -- such as bots to perform important channel functions
  • IRC is a standardized protocol, so it is totally open to anyone who wants to make use of it how they see fit
  • Topics can be discussed in separate channels if desired
  • Channels can be public or private
  • There are lots of IRC service providers out there, so you can join one or more networks that has the channels you're interested in -- again, all from the same program
  • IRC clients (programs) are available for just about every platform out there (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android and maybe even iPhone, idk) including some web-based ones
For me, the scriptability and open nature of IRC is a big reason.

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 01:27:47 PM »

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