Welcome to the homepage of the Anime-Manga Roleplaying Network's official
IRC channel. By joining our channel, you are indicating your understanding
and acceptance of the following terms:
THIS IS A CHAT ROOM FOR CURRENT
AND PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS OF THE ANIME-MANGA ROLEPLAYING NETWORK. IT IS
NOT A GENERAL ANIME DISCUSSION CHAT, NOR IS IT AN ANIME DISTRO CHANNEL.
FAILURE TO COMPREHEND THESE SIMPLE FACTS WILL RESULT IN A BAN.
It is unfortunate that the above disclaimer had to be added to this page,
but that's what happens when enough people who can't read come in and
To join the chat, simply connect to a Rizon server
and type /join #amrn. If you're new to IRC, you will need an IRC client.
mIRC is good for beginners.
A brief tutorial on how to use mIRC to get to #amrn
follows below. For more help with IRC, please visit the Internet
Relay Chat Help Archive.
Connecting to #amrn
Run mIRC. When the program opens, you should see a large, empty white
box window (known as the Status Menu), and a configuration menu in the
upper left hand corner. (If this is your first time running mIRC, you
may also see an "About mIRC" box; simply click "Continue"
or "Close" to remove this box.)
Change the following information in the configuration menu. You will
not need to change anything else. (To see the full screenshots, simply
click the pictures below.)
The first place to change settings is the Connect category:
You do not have to put your real name in the "Full
Name" box, and it is suggested that you not do so, because everyone
using IRC will be able to see whatever you put in this box. However, you
may have trouble connecting if you do not have a long Full Name (at least
two words), so keep this in mind.
For your "Nickname", use the name you wish to
be known by on IRC. The best choice is the username you use on the AMRN;
for example, Foreman uses the nick Foreman on IRC, Mr. Justice uses the
nick MrJustice, etc. Note that you cannot use special characters or spaces
in a nickname. You may use letters, numbers, the dash, and the underscore.
The "Alternative" is the name you will use if
someone else connected to the network is already using what you chose
for your nickname. Be sure to put something here!
Once you are finished in the "Connect" menu, move
to the "Connect: Servers" menu:
"Rizon" should already exist in the "IRC
Network" drop down menu. Open the folder and pick "Random Server".
Once you are finished changing these settings, click on
the "Connect To Server" button. The options box will disappear
entirely, and text will appear in the Status Window indicating that you
are logging in. If this is your first time using mIRC, the Favorites menu
will probably pop up:
Uncheck the box that says "Pop up favorites on connect",
then close the window by clicking "OK". You will have no need
to use this unless you visit more than a handful of channels on Rizon.
Your screen will look something like this.
Your local host and IP address should show up in the "Local host:"
area, and you will also see Rizon's welcome message and the Message
of the Day. If you see a message in red stating "This nickname is
owned by someone else", then you will need to choose a different
nickname. You do not have to disconnect to do this; simply type: /nick
(Please note that the mIRC client used to create this tutorial
has a different color scheme than the default. The settings and connection
options are the same, but the background is black and the text is white.
Default mIRC settings use the opposite. If you want to change your colors,
click the Colors icon in the menu along the top of the program. It looks
Now you're ready to come to the chat!
Type the above in the Status Window and hit enter. A new
window with the AMRN's IRC channel will pop up.
And that's it!
Once you are comfortable with connecting and joining the
channel, there are many advanced things you can do on IRC. You can have
private chats, and you can send and receive files.
You can also register the nickname you've decided to use
so that no one else can use it. This is a function of the Rizon server
and is not something you can do directly with mIRC. Instead, you will
have to send messages to Rizon's "bot" (a program that handles
these functions), NickServ. To find out how to register your nick, type:
/msg nickserv help register
If you need help with these advanced functions, ask in the
chat and someone will be glad to help you. There are also plenty of tutorials
online that you can find using Google.
#amrn is a place for members and prospective members of
the Anime-Manga Roleplaying Network to meet and discuss the game, anime,
and life in general. The chat is a free service brought to you by the
good people at Rizon and by your AMRN Administrators. In general, the
chat is unmoderated and open. However, if you are judged to be a disturbance
rather than an asset to the chat community, you may not be welcome in
the chat anymore. Please try to stay civil and friendly so that this won't
be an issue.