View Single Post
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,679
# 5
02-10-2013, 07:54 AM
Originally Posted by mikeward1701 View Post
Finally I have a suggestion. Brandon, can we get a chat interface added into the STO Gateway? That way, we could communicate when outside of the game without a third-party chat client.
There are actually already TWO ways to do this:

Cryptic operates an XMPP/Jabber server that connects to the ingame chat system, and thus allows you to participate in global channels, as well as fleet channels and even private message "tells".

Also, several channels operate IRC "bots" that allow you to communicate back and forth between that channel and an IRC channel. Two that I'm aware of from that list are SSR and TrekRadio, both of whom have their IRC channel on the Coldfront IRC network.

A chat interface on the STO Gateway would be cool too, but unless and until that happens, you've already got options!