We need to do some essential maintenance and an upgrade on the server that runs the IRC (chat). This maintenance is scheduled for the following date and time:
22nd October 2015 2:00:00 AM UTC
During the maintenance window the IRC Server will be cleanly shut down while the maintenance is carried out.
The IRC Server will be inaccessible during this time. A two-hour window is allocated, however the actual downtime may be much less.
After the maintenance, the IRC Server will be booted.
This maintenance will only affect the IRC Server, and this will have no affect on the game or the forums.