Due to an increased number of trolls in the IRC chat, we have made it so ALL users MUST authenticate before joining the chat. Authentication is very simple. Go to www.GameSurge.net/createaccount and make an account. Go to the email inbox you registered your account with, and then copy the auth command into the IRC chat input box. This is also listed on TLOPO's FAQ page here: https://piratesonline.co/help/faq/#ircauthentication We apologize for the inconvenience.