Gamers have often gathered on IRC to chat with other gamers. This is definitely no different for Quake Live. The game's still in the beta, yet already several public Quake Live community channels have emerged. On this page we want to help you join these IRC communites by linking to some useful IRC guides and listing some relevant IRC chat channels in the Quake Live community.
What exactly is IRC?
A great definition of IRC can be found on the mIRC FAQ page. To summarize, IRC is a way of chatting and networking with other people that's been nearly as old as the internet. You connect to a certain server, such as Quakenet, and then join upto 20 channels, such as the #qlpickup.eu channel.
How do I join the IRC chat network?
To join IRC you must use an IRC client. This can be either an online based IRC client or a software based IRC client. Personally I would highly recommend a software version. Though if you just want to take IRC for a testride first, try mibbit irc.
However, if you want full functioning stand alone software, I highly suggest getting a downloadable IRC client. The most popular is undoubtedly mIRC. To install mIRC read the mIRC installation guide on their website.
Quake Live Community Channels
Once you've installed IRC you're ready and set to go. The whole quake live community is gathered on the Quakenet servers, so be sure to select this as your server when you start. Once you are connected to irc.quakenet.org, type the following in your chatbox to join a certain irc channel, for example, /join #qlpickup.eu to join Holysh1t's personal Quake Live Community channel.
What follows is a list of quake live channels. If you have a channel you think is relevant for this page and which has not been listed yet, leave a comment below with the details.
- #holysh1t - our channel
- #quakelive - official Quake Live channel
- #quakelive.support - Unofficial Quake Live Support channel
- #qlpickup.eu - European pickup channel
- #qlictf - European iCTF pickup & league channel
- #naqltdm - North American TDM pickup channel
- #naqlctf - North American CTF pickup channel
- #naqlca - North American CA pickup channel
- #naql1v1 - North American 1v1 pickup channel
- #quakelive.es - Spanish Quake live community
- #quake.be - Belgian Quake community
- #ql.be - Belgian Quake Live community
- #ql.cz - Czech Quake Live community
- #ql.uk - UK Quake Live community
- #ql.fr - French Quake Live community
- #quakelive.nl - Dutch Quake Live community
- #quakelive.ger - German Quake Live Community
- #derquaker - German Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.pl - Polish Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.se - Swedish Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.it - Italian Quake Live Community
- #esports.ie - Irish Quake Community
- #cybergen.hu - Hungarian Quake Community
- #quakelive.hu - Hungarian Quake Live Community
- #quake.hr - Croatian Quake Community
- #quakelive.is - Iceland Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.lt - Lithuania Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.no - Norwegian Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.ee - Estonian Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.fi - Finnish Quake Live Community
- #quake.pt - Portugese Quake Live Community
- #quake3newb.dk - Danish Quake Community
- #quakelive.at - Austrian [austria] Quake Live Community
- #quakelive.fi - Finnish [finland] Quake Live Community
- #lkff - Euro CTF and CA clan
- #prime - Euro CTF clan
- #clan.187 - Euro TDM, CTF and CA clan
- #fact - Euro TDM, CTF and CA clan
- #rocksteadyclan - Euro TDM and CTF clan
- #sohei - Euro TDM clan
- #eased - Euro TDM clan
- #elite.squad - Euro TDM and CTF clan
- #sxh - Euro TDM and CA clan
- #clan-dobo - Euro TDM and CTF clan
- #prince-gaming - Euro TDM clan
- #miel.fr - Euro TDM clan
- #puto - Spanish TDM, CTF and CA clan
- #ud2 - Spanish TDM, CTF and CA clan
- #e4me - Spanish CA clan
- #emdiemei - Spanish TDM clan
- #d.ql - Swedish TDM clan
- #mentalblock - Swedish CTF clan
- #extend - Swedish TDM, CTF and CA clan
- #h4x - Polish Duel clan
- #d303 - Polish CTF clan
- #te4m - UK TDM, CTF and Duel clan
- #spklan - Slovak TDM clan
- #aosgamers - Dutch TDM clan
- #esclan - German TDM clan
- #deathcrew [europe] clan
Leave a comment below if you know a Quake Live related IRC channel that you would like to see listed here. Channels must be either nation or clan related.